Pan 20 in 2020: Project Pan Update #3

Hello my friends! It’s been a hot minute since I’ve come out with any blog posts. I’ve been over here enjoying my summer, not worried about creating content. For the first time since starting my blog, I haven’t felt guilty about taking a break. To be honest, I think it’s a sign that I’m ready to leave Instagram and blogging. But for now, I still have some content that I want to share, so I’m going to post when I want to and not feel any pressure to keep a consistent schedule.

Anyways, today I have an update of my Pan 20 in 2020 Project Pan. I made some slow but steady progress these last two months, and I’m pretty happy about it! Read on to see how I’ve been faring on my project pan.

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Pan 20 in 2020: Project Pan Update #2

Hi everyone! Today is my second update on my Pan 20 in 2020 project pan. I’m actually really excited by some of the progress I’ve seen since my last update, and I think the progress is really helping to keep my motivation with the project going. Read on to see how I’m doing!


Urban Decay Naked Palette

My goal was to pan three shades in this palette: Virgin, Smog, and Toasted. I hit pan on Virgin right before my last update in February, and now I’ve hit pan on Smog! It’s always a surprise to me every time I see pan, because it feels like I’m digging into the product FOREVER with zero progress, and then suddenly one day, you see some baby pan peeking through.

I still have Toasted to hit baby pan on, but I’m feeling positive about hitting my goal by the next update at the end of June. Since I met my goal of hitting baby pan on Virgin and Smog, I will be switching them out for two other products starting this month, which I will talk about later on in this post.

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Pan 20 in 2020: Project Pan Update #1

Hi everyone! I started a Pan 20 in 2020 initiative at the beginning of the year, where I try to hit baby pan on 20 products during the year. I’ve decided to do an update every two months, for a total of six updates during the year, and today is my first update. Honestly, after two months of using these products, I’m not sure if I see much of a change in any of these products, but I haven’t gotten sick of the products yet, and will continue to work on them. Read on to see how I’ve done on my project so far!

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Project Pan: Pan 20 in 2020

Hello, friends! I’ve mentioned in my 2020 blogging goals post that I planned to challenge myself to a Project Pan this year, and today I’m sharing the products that I’ve chosen for my project! I’ve been feeling overwhelmed with how much makeup I have, and I’m looking forward to using up what I already own this year instead of constantly contributing to mass consumerism and buying what I don’t need.

In 2018, I did two Project Pans lasting half a year each, where I switched out the products midway through the year because I knew I would get sick of them. This year, I decided that I’m only going to do one Project Pan with 20 products in it (since it’s 2020), and it will last all year. I am making this a rolling project, which means if I finish a product, I will take it out of my project and replace it with another item, so that I always have 20 products in my Project Pan. Theoretically, that means I could finish more than 20 products…but realistically, I’m going to be finishing very few products!

For this year’s Project Pan, I did not include products that I finish regularly (like mascara), but I did include products with varying degrees of difficulty to pan. For example, a few products are almost used up and will only take 1-3 months to finish, while most will take the majority of the year to complete. From previous projects, I’ve realized that it can sometimes feel defeating when you never see pan on a product after using it all year, so I wanted to include a small selection of products that are easier to finish in order to encourage myself. As a note, for all of the items that come in pans (powder and cream shadows, blushes, and highlighters), my goal is to see baby pan, not pan the entire thing – at least for now!

Without further ado, here are the items I am including in my Pan 20 in 2020 Project Pan!

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March Monthly Makeup & February Update

Hello, everyone! Today’s post is an update on my February Monthly Makeup, a series I’m doing where I chose a handful of products to focus on using for the month. The point of this Monthly Makeup is not to try panning these products (although that is a bonus) but to simply rotate my products around so I can use and appreciate what is in my collection instead of continually chasing new products. Before we begin on the products I chose this month, here’s an update on February’s products!


Focusing on the Too Faced Just Peachy Mattes all month made me realize it was a little difficult to wear on its own for work – it’s just too red-toned and intense. I ended up using at least two shades from this every day, BUT often paired with colours from other palettes for more toned down looks. I absolutely loved using the NARS Blush in Sin in February, but of course it being a blush, I didn’t even make a dent in it. It’s one of the oldest products I own and one of my first high-end (aka Sephora-purchased) products, but I still love it. I hadn’t touched the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured in Moonstone since last June, so it was great getting some use out of it – I quickly remember why I wished this formula was still around!

The Monthly Makeup made me fall in love all over again with the Shiseido Perfect Rouge Lipstick in the shade RD732, BUT I realized that the colour (a medium warm pink) didn’t really go with the other berry tones I chose. I still did use it as much as I could, though. In terms of skincare, the only product I had in my Monthly Makeup project was the Drunk Elephant TLC Framboos Glycolic Night Serum. I don’t really understand how this mini size from The Littles kit has lasted me MONTHS, even with regular use?? Why would I ever buy the $110 full size of this?! Anyways, I was finally able to polish this off in February. I’ll have a review of Drunk Elephant products up soon (ish) but spoiler alert, I think this product is really effective! The one thing I didn’t get a lot of use out of is the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray. I consistently forget to use setting sprays, even though I used it a little more than usual this month because my skin has been SO. DRY. and this has helped my foundation melt into my skin a little better.

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Project Pan Volume 2: Update #2

Hello, everyone! Today, I’m writing my final update on my second Project Pan of 2018, which I started back in July. Read on to see how far I made it with all of these products in the last six months!

From Left to Right: Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Paaarty on July 1st and December 31st

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Paaarty

Not to toot my own horn, but I am so proud of myself on this guy! This blush was part of my first Project Pan of the year, and after trying to pan this blush for the entire year, I have come SO CLOSE. You can see that there is a tiny ring left at the edges, but I would say that this is as good as finished. Can I just go ahead and call this a successful pan? We all know how difficult it is to finish blushes! I will be continuing to use this in 2019 until the pan is completely clean – but first, I am going to take a break from it to use some of my other blushes for a while!

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Project Pan Volume 2: Update #2

Hello everyone! Today I’m doing an update on my Project Pan. I’ve been trying to finish or pan some of these items since the beginning of July, and I do a progress update every two months. I’m 2/3 of the way through this Project Pan, so read on to see how I did!

My progress on the Naked Palette at the end of July

Urban Decay Naked Palette

So in this palette, I’m trying to completely use up Naked, and see baby pan on Virgin, Sin, and Buck. I’ve made some progress on the shade Naked since my last update, but I’m frustrated at how the edges of this shade refuse to be used up – Stashy says she’s having the same problem with the single of this shade! I was a little disappointed at first in how far along this palette got in two months, but two days before the month ended, this happened:

Urban Decay Naked Palette
My progress on the Naked palette on October 29th
Naked Palette
My progress on the Naked Palette on October 30th

I saw baby pan on Sin! It’s a Halloween miracle! Panning Sin has renewed my interest in panning this palette, but I have a hard time believing that I’ll be able to pan Sin and Buck by the end of the year!

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Project Pan Volume #2 – Update 1

Happy Tuesday, everyone! For those of you in Canada and the US, I hope you had a good long weekend. Fall has always felt like a new beginning to me in some ways, because it’s a new school year. Even though I haven’t been in school for a long time, it still feels like that for me!

Today’s blog post is a update on my second Project Pan of the year, which I started in July. I felt like I totally failed on my Project Pan these last two months by not using the products as much as I should have, but I realized I used more than I thought once I started weighing the products. In the post where I introduce the items I selected for my Project Pan, I realized that I took photos in a way that aren’t very good for before/after comparisons, so I consciously tried to do a better job this time.

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Project Pan – Volume 2

Hi everyone! Two weeks ago, I posted the results of the first Project Pan that I did from January to June. In today’s post, I’m sharing with you what’s in my second Project Pan of 2018. I’ve chosen 9 products to pan during the second part of 2018. Read on to see what I will try to finish these next six months!


1. Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Liar

Part of me is sad to be finishing up this lipstick because UD no longer makes the Revolution formula anymore, but this lipstick is getting old and I should start trying to use it up. I don’t know if my skin tone has gotten darker or if my taste in nude lipstick have changed, but I feel like this is just a smidge lighter than I prefer. I can always mix this with a darker neutral lip – kill two birds with one stone, right? There’s actually not a lot left in this lipstick and I will likely finish it by September, so I think I might try to pan another lipstick once this one is finished.

2. Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Paaarty

This little guy is also making a reappearance after being featured in my last Project Pan. To be honest, I am getting a little sick of it, but look how close I am to finishing it! I’m probably going to take a break from this for a bit for the rest of the summer, before continuing to push through and finish it.

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Project Pan #1 – Final Update

Hello, everyone! This post was supposed to go up on Monday, but it’s been such a crazy week that I kept forgetting to post it. Today I am sharing with you my final update on the Project Pan I’ve been working on for the last six months. Read on to see my final progress on these products!

What these products looked like in January
What these products look like at the end of June.

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured Crème Highlighter in Moonstone

6 months later, and I’m nowhere close to seeing any pan! It was pretty silly to think I would be able to finish a freaking highlighter, which are notoriously difficult to finish, when it was still fairly new to my collection at the beginning of the year. I enjoyed using this highlighter enormously, but I used it so often that I’ve gotten sick of it – I can’t express how excited I am to start using different highlighters in my collection for the next half of the year!

NYX High Definition Blush in Taupe

Look at this, I’m done with this blush! Okay, so I still have some crumbles to finish up, but would you not agree that it’s fair to say that this one is as good as done? I need to buy another one of these stat, because I’ve gotten so used to contouring that I don’t think I can go without it!

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Paaaarty

Oooh, not quite there on completely finishing this up, but very close on this one! I started seeing baby pan on this at the end of April, and continued making progress in May and June. Hint: Since I’m on a role with this blush, you may be seeing this in my second Project Pan, because I would really like to finish this!

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