Project Pan 2016 update #10

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It's been an ok month for Project Pan and I've finished off five more products, plus the second of three Nars foundation minis (I'm counting the three as one item). 

Since my last mini update, I've knocked off the two products above: my Shanghai Suzy Lipstick in Miss Sophia Lilac and my Nars Sheer Matte Foundation (Fiji) sample.

Despite some good progress, I'm definitely experiencing Project Pan fatigue and I can't wait to move out more items and bring some new ones in.

Here's the chunk of things I'm still working on:


And here's my full PP list:
  • Nars foundation samples (two of three down)
  • Stila Stay all Day 10-in-1 HD Bronzing Beauty Balm
  • Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector
  • Evelyn Iona Natural and Organic Concealer in Flawless
  • Bodyography Skin Perfecter Concealer in #430
  • Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelée in Honeymoon Honey
  • Lust Have It Sunset Strobe Natural Highlighter
  • The Cosmetic Kitchen Macadamia Créme Wax Highlighter
  • Sportsgirl Lipstick in Enchanted
  • Savvy Soft Glide Eyeliner in Glitzy Gold
  • Alpha-H Liquid Gold Smoothing & Perfecting Mask 
  • Peter Thomas Roth Rose Stem Cell Bio-Repair Mask
  • clariSEA Rapid Detox Charcoal Exfoliant
  • TRESemme Youth Boost Fullness Emulsion Spray
  • Davroe Replenish Jojoba Créme Treatment
  • Estee Lauder Sensuous EDP
  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector (Liquid) in Moonstone
  • Mememe Cosmetics Goddess Rocks 
  • Be a Bombshell Eye Base in Nudist
  • Shanghai Suzy Lipstick in Miss Cassandra Peony
  • Shanghai Suzy Lipstick in Miss Sophia Lilac

That's sixteen products in total, which is a number I'm happy with for now.

Let's have a quick look at each one. Note: for those products that don't have markers, you can see where they were at the end of September in my last full update post here.


First up, haircare and fragrance. I've made some good inroads into the Davroe product (see marker in photo below) but this treatment may find itself on my Project Pan 2017 list if I can't get through it in the next two months. I've been using it as a pre-wash treatment but I may start using it as a shaving cream as well because I really don't want it to last into next year.

As for my TRESemme Youth Boost Fullness Emulsion Spray, I quite like this product but it's slow going because I only use it after washing my hair (and I only wash that once or twice a week because it's dry). I can see this lasting well into 2017, but that's ok because I like it and I'm not sick of it yet.

You'll see below that I've made a good dip in the EL Sensuous EDP this month, and I'm hoping to have it out of circulation by the end of November. I'm using it as an air freshener because I don't love it, and I'm trying to fight the urge to spray it through the whole house daily just so I can move something else into circulation ; )


There are my markers above. You can see that I've been consistent in my use of the Tresemme product, while the Davroe item has moved faster this month and the EL perfume slower.

Now for my skincare:


I was really hoping to see a bigger dent in the Alpha-H mask by now (see marker in photo below), but it's one of those products that I can only use once a week because my dry skin can't tolerate too many mud masks in a short space of time. Now that the weather's warmer and my skin is less dry, I'll see if I can't use it more often but I don't like my chances of having this done by Christmas. 

The clariSEA scrub, on the other hand, is a product I've been focusing on this month and you'll see in the shot below that my efforts have paid off. I've been using it not only to mix with a body scrub that's not scrubby enough (and the two products work well together), but also as a facial exfoliant and a lip scrub. This should be gone by the end of November.


As for the mask from Peter Thomas Roth, you can see above that there's maybe one quarter left. This mask does nothing for me but it feels nice and cooling on the skin, and since you're meant to be able to use it daily for 'intensive repair', that's what I've been doing and I expect it to be gone in November. I'm not seeing any intensive repair, though ; )

Now for the tough stuff - makeup!


First, my base products. That Stila Bronzing BB Cream is finally, finally starting to look like it's on its last legs (see marker in photo below). Just look at the dip I've managed to achieve in the past month by focusing on it more than I had been. If I can move this out by year's end, I'll be happy!

Fortunately, I'm now down to my last Nars foundation sample, and I can't wait to get through it. It's in the shade Deauville, which is too pale for me so it will make a good mixer product for some of my darker bases. There's only 4ml in here but it will last for a month at least.


You can see above that my progress on my Bodyography concealer has been pretty steady so far. I need to step up my game, however, because it will last out all of next year if I'm not careful. Soon I'll be able to move my Marc Jacobs foundation into circulation (I've earmarked that for PP 2017), and when I do, I'll move through the Bodyography concealer more quickly because it's the yellow mixer I use to make that foundation less peach. 

As for my Evelyn Iona Concealer, I really can't wait to finish this because it's the second one of these sample pots I've included in Project Pan this year. I have other concealers that I'd like to move into circulation but I don't want to do that until this one's done. Fingers crossed I can finish it by Christmas - it's lasting forever!


My Lust Have It highlighter has started shedding flakes whenever I use it. This isn't because it's old, but because it's not great quality. You'll see in the shot below that I have quite a bit of pan showing now and the product that's left is shallow. Whatever happens, I'll make sure it's gone by the end of the year - even if this means crushing up the rest and adding it to a body cream - because I'm keen to move on to another powder highlighter for 2017.

As for my Josie Maran blush, it'll be slow-going with this and I can see it lasting for another six months. I don't mind that because it's a versatile product that works on both my cheeks and lips, and it's a good summer product so I'm happy enough to use it frequently. Once it's gone, I'll move my one other non-powder blush into circulation so I can finish it before it goes off.


The Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector is a newer inclusion and, while I've made good progress already, I can see it lasting out most of Project Pan 2017. That's ok, I'd be using it almost every day anyway because I really like it, so I don't mind that at all. Once it's gone, I'd like to try a peach corrector so I'll buy one when this is finished.

As for my last three products:


I can't believe the amount of progress I've made in my wax highlighter from The Cosmetics Kitchen over the past month. I've panned this before and it took ages, but I must have used more of it than I realised because it's vanishing quickly. Unfortunately the lid of the packaging has burst, but that's ok because I was at the stage where I needed to unscrew the cap and remove product with a brush anyway. Again, I'll make sure this is finished by the end of the year so I can focus on something else.

Both my Savvy and Sportsgirl products haven't been moving that quickly (see where I've marked them below), but I have used them a bit so at least that's something. The lipstick I may be able to finish by Christmas if I'm dedicated, but the eyeliner will hang around for another good few months yet.


Now, for my replacements:


While I'm keen to keep my list at around fifteen products because otherwise these update posts are quite tough to manage, I can safely move three new items in now because I'm confident that I can move out at least three items during the month to make room for them.

Those products are:
  • My Revlon BB Cream (reviewed here), which I don't love because it's too sheer and also feels like it clogs pores, but I'll mix it with my moisturiser because it contains sunscreen and is also quite hydrating. I hope to be done with it by early next year.
  • The above Mine Tan self-tanning mousse (reviewed here), which I like but I find tanning mousses a hassle to use, and somehow I wound up with three of them (none of them purchased by me) so I'll need to include them in Project Pans to make myself use them!
  • Another Sportsgirl lipstick, this one in Birthday Suit (reviewed here). I love this but it's getting old so it's time to get through it.


There are my markers above - note that the Revlon product is already marked because I used it in Project Dent - and I've included Birthday Suit on the piece of paper I've used above to mark my other products.

In sum

Phew! I was starting to think I would never get through this post. My son has been on a feeding frenzy this morning and I've been up since four (it's now almost nine), slotting in a sentence or two when I can. I'd almost (not quite ; )) forgotten what it was like to have a newborn - you often wind up confined to one-handed tasks when they're eating this much.

Anyhoo. I'm happy with my October progress and I'm looking forward to an even better month in November because I can't wait to move out some things that have been on my PP list for a while.

Speak soon x



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