It’s the end of the month, so it’s update time for teamproject pan, my full face project for this year. I worked pretty hard this month and yet don’t feel like there’s as much progress as last month.
First of all, I didn’t bother to take a photo of the sample perfumes. This is because in the first month I went from 12 to 8, but I only managed to use one this month. I think there was a lot more product in that one container than there was in those other 4 samples.
Now for the face palettes. The last two:
And where I am now:
I actually hit pan on the sleek cream contour on the middle shade. I was using that one hard this month so the pan on that is even larger than what I hit last month on the darkest shade. On the hourglass palette, the pans between the two finishing powders have increased. I’ve been using this palette a ton, but of course, trying to hit pan on blushes and bronzers and highlighters is tougher than finishing powders.
For the style sepia liner and the nude liner, a bit of progress has been made. That style sepia liner is pretty crumbly at this point so when I do sharpen it, I tend to need to sharpen a lot. It’ll be gone pretty soon I think.
From left to right. The cover FX blurring primer I’ve decided I really like. There’s air in it so I probably have more progress than is actually showing. I am surprised at how fast I am moving through it with regular use.
The bare minerals concealer has been touched once or twice only. I just haven’t given it the love I should. I don’t see visible progress.
But, the maybelline age rewind concealer is gone, as is the wet n wild photofocus foundation. I rolled in those sample sizes of make up for ever and tarte last month. The tarte is close to being gone but I’ve only used the make up for ever sample once.
And then there’s the clinique setting powder. Only the tiniest bit of progress seems to have been made. Despite using it regularly! But, last month I couldn’t even get it to show progress at all. So I’ll take it. It really shows how hard it is to get through loose powder. Miss Butterfly uses this just as much as I do. And still, very little progress.
The deva curl cream has more progress than I had expected to be honest. I feel like I barely used it this month. The bite agave lip mask has steady progress, I really love the product. My clinique eyeshadow I am using to set my base has made great progress, I should have marked it. The It cosmetics universal brow is making progress even though I hate it. There’s a lot to go, it’ll be months!
That little bang beauty eyeshadow quad I put in there for the month just to see if I liked it enough to keep it. I was going to give it to Miss Butterfly’s friend if I didn’t like it. But, I do! It’s great, and I am going to keep it in the project this month. I used it quite regularly.
The bite beauty amuse bouche lipstick sample is finished. That was easy! The color looked great on me and it’s such a nice product it was no trouble at all to finish it. And then I did add a photo of my mac paint pot, but I am trying to wear that down rather evenly so it’ll never look like much progress is made.
Not much opportunity to roll stuff in this month, but I am rolling in these two items. The first is bare minerals powder foundation in the original formula. I don’t love this, the matte formula works better on my skin. I want to use it up. I figure since both the foundations are sample sizes currently I’d better hurry up and add another in to finish because I am not positive what I’ve got in the project will carry me through the month. The bonus here is that I tend to use this with the bare minerals concealer I am trying to finish, so pairing them will be incentive to get them both used up.
The other item is a stila lipstick. I bought this last year, I really liked it, and then I promptly started panning other products and just never got around to using it again. I have decided I want to see how far I can get on this in the upcoming month.
Only one month to go before I get the opportunity to fully switch out the products for new ones. That happens quarterly, and I am excited to refresh my focus next month. I think the quarterly refresh may be the part of this that really keeps me focused on the project all year round.