First of all, I want to state for the record that it is my intention this month to get more organized about how I take my project pan photos for this year-long project. The way things are going now I take photos a different way each month and that is making it very difficult to compare last month’s progress to the current progress. As such, I am going to give you ALL of last month’s photos in bulk and then start fresh with this month’s photos after that.
Bite Beauty Agave lip mask – My progress with this has slowed quite a bit over this past month. While the weather warms, my need for an intense lip treatment wanes. There’s so little left in the package now. I don’t want to use it carelessly, I do love the product. I think I can finish by next month.
Cover FX blurring primer – I really enjoy this primer, I’ve had no problem using it very consistently over these past 5 months. It is quite close to being finished now, so close that I’ve had to cut the tube. This will be finished next month for certain. While there’s quite a lot remaining in the tube once cut, now that it’s been exposed to air, it’s drying out rather quickly.
It Cosmetics illuminating CC cream – this entered my project last month as a roll in. I’ve used it almost every day I’ve worn makeup. It doesn’t actually stick to my face overly well so I’ve been using one pump of this combined with another pump of a foundation that sticks around a bit better. I do feel like progress on this has been nice and steady. I’ll probably roll it out in the quarterly change up next month but will continue on with it this month.
Cover FX setting powder – Nice progress here, I use it daily and I like it quite a bit.
Bare Minerals Matte Foundation – No discernable progress though I have used it a few times.
Mac Soft Ochre paint pot – still using daily, still not hitting pan.
Tarte Amazonian Clay blush – I put this blush I already hit pan on in this quarter since the Cover FX palette color was so bright. I think it’s clear I’ve used it, but I haven’t used it a ton.
Eyeshadow – I’ve been using this about once a week, no pan yet. I finished the clinique setting powder pan and already tossed it.
It Cosmetics universal brow pencil – I’ve been using this pretty consistently except for about a week where I put it where it didn’t belong and lost it. While I am sure progress has been made, I can’t show you anymore because the product has broken off the base, and showing you means I’ll lose the product.
Deva Curl styling cream – I had really hoped to finish this up and get something else rolled in, but it was not to be! Definitely will finish next month though.
Bite Beauty amuse bouche lipstick – it’s got one use left! And I am going to wear it today so it’s gone. Shade name was sake and I did enjoy the color. It’s easy to use these little sample sizes, it’s just a 2-month commitment for me. I don’t even have to use them every day to get them used up that way. I have one more sample size in my collection but I will wait for fall to finish that one up. Since I am also working on the flower beauty coral color I will not roll a new lipstick into my project at this time. Speaking of that, no discernable progress was made on the flower beauty lipstick, while I did use it about once a week, that’s just not enough to see much of a result on. I’ve used my liquid lipstick even less.
Charlotte Tilbury setting powder sample – I hit major pan and it’s tough to get the product out of this now. I plan to finish it in this upcoming month.
Style Sepia liner – I am done with this. I can’t get the product out of the cap and it has been crumbling badly every time I use it for a month or more anyhow. I am so glad to be done with this one! I am also glad that I took the opportunity to use it up. Mostly because it took a ton of time despite always having been a small sized pencil liner. Pencil liners are no joke when you wear so little liner as I do.
Sleek Contour palette – to be honest, this hasn’t seen all that much action this past month. I’ve been trying to work toward side pan on the middle shade but haven’t gotten there yet. I’ve actually begun using this palette with a brush instead of my fingers, and that tends to cause me to use less product overall. I am enjoying this one still, but often I’ll powder before I get to the cream contour stage and that means I don’t even pick it up. That being said, I have been experimenting more with the lighter shades, so those are seeing more use than previously. Mostly I just use these to highlight my browbone,
Cover FX face palette – This is a newer palette to my collection and I’ve enjoyed using it. The highlight powders are a bit on the dark side for me, so I’ve avoided using them. I use the contour color frequently and the blush color a few times a week. I have used the brightener as a highlight and an inner corner eye highlight. But, the major progress is with the finishing powder which I really am enjoying quite a bit. Many like to complain that this has sparkle in it. It does. But, that sparkle does not translate to the face at all, and it turns into a very nice blended finish when buffed out over my cheeks and forehead. Look at that huge pan on that finishing powder!
Mini fragrances – I finished the Bvlgari and Replica fragrance sample, and am now working on the Chanel Mademoiselle sample. (Boy does that one take me back, that was my signature fragrance in my 20s!) Of course, I’ve gotten more sample fragrances since this photo so my collection has grown rather than shrank as hoped. But also, I really enjoy sampling fragrances so I can’t complain either.
MUFE artist color pencil – a bit of progress. I really enjoy this as a lip liner and would not be completely opposed to having another one at some point in my life.
I am not rolling in anything new this time around. I am not going to try to pan another eyeliner, I just want to enjoy all the colors I currently have. They are fun, I want to use them! There are a few products that seem desperately close to being finished but if I finish them quickly I just want to try out some other products for a bit so I can make a decision about what to roll in next month. I want to make more progress on my flower beauty lipstick. But, I did take a photo of some lip items I am considering up for panning in the near future. I figured I’d take this month and get a bit of a handle on them to see if I want to pan, remove from my collection, or wait to pan later.
The Nyx items, in particular, are likely to get used up next quarter, I just need to figure out which one.
Next month is a quarterly check-in, so I get to roll in new products for summer, and I am really looking forward to that! I’ve been making my plans for that all month and I still have a month of waiting to go!
I am enjoying the project pan updates I am seeing in my blog feed, if I am not paying attention to yours, please leave me a comment so I can come check it out!