So as you can tell from my favourite thing post, I’m not really doing Project Pans this year. Instead, I’m just using my collection to get the best out of it. I do however need to close down my old project pans and maybe show you what I’m up to this year.
My major project last year was Project Bullseye, which was targetting my Colourpop items. This one was fairly successful. I knew I’d not get through all of my Colourpop lipsticks and that turned out to be true.
One of the reasons I targeted Colourpop was the Super Shock formula of the eyeshadows, blusher and highlighters I had. This formula dries out fairly fast and I wanted to use everything up before that happened. Even with daily use on most of these items I still wasn’t able to use them up but I was able to repurpose them in other ways, such as mixing them in my body lotion. Most of the formulas I had were sheer and full of glitter, so that made them easy to use. I made great headway on the lipsticks in my collection from them.
I’m down from 40 items to 11 items. That’s a massive 29 items used up. Those items are 4 highlighters, 2 blushes, 8 eye shadows, 11 liquid lipsticks, 3 lipsticks and one gloss. This one I had intended to continue but target a different brand. So as soon as this year is over I’ll pick a brand and go for it again.
Project One Pan
Next up was my rolling project pan, called Project One Pan. This one was a little different because I was using a palette until I hit pan on a single shade and then switching it out. I used only 3 different palettes last year because it takes a while to hit pan and I think I really needed to learn that. Only one of those palettes remained in my collection and that one took 6 months to hit pan on.
The three palettes I used were the Christmas Palette from Revolutions 2017 Advent Calendar, the Eat Sleep Makeup Repeat Palette from Revolution Beauty and the Venus 2 palette from Lime Crime. If you’d like to see how they went I’ve linked the videos for them above.
Unsurprisingly the Venus 2 is the one that took me 6 months of daily use to hit pan on. I’ve hit pan on the shade Fly and I have to say it’s my favourite shade in this palette. It’s the most versatile to go with the others too. I will be very sad when this shade goes as I can’t find a similar shade to replace it with while I use the others.
If anything this is where I want to go with my collection moving forwards. I’m currently doing the PAW project (Palette A Week) but I know I have at least one that like the Venus 2, I need more time to try them out. So as soon as I’m done with my curated collection I shall be going back to this one.
The one Project Pan that has survived the new year is the one you’ll hear me talk about the least. It’s my Marathon Project of using up the Black Palette by Urban Decay. I was going to end this one at the same time as the others but the reason it was chosen in 2018 is the same reason why it’s still going on this year. That’s because it’s a great companion palette. I have quite a few palettes without deeper colours so this helps with all of those.
So this one remains in play and as I previously have said I will update you next when I’ve hit pan on one of the colours. For now though here’s how it’s doing right now vs how it looked at the start. I am well aware there seems to be little change but it’s actually very pigmented and you need so little to deepen an eye look.
That’s the state of my project pans, past and current. Are you doing any project pans? Let me know in the comment section below.