Here we go! This is the final three months of the year, and the final push for finishes this year. I am eager to see how this ends up. The project has definitely kept me consistent this year, and has helped me truly feel like I am making significant progress on that which I brought into my collection this year and in 2018. I am glad I was able to catch the potentially out of control collection that happens for many of my hobbies before it got truly out of control. Learning about the project pan community truly helped that tendency, and I also think that the community has helped me to learn to apply the desire to work through stash to other hobbies in my life.
Now that I’ve spent time rambling about it, let’s get into the refresh, shall we? First up, the fragrances. Same photo as from two days ago.
I am hoping to work through my Atelier sample this month. It’s a vanilla scent and it seems like a really nice autumn fragrance. Cocoa Woods and black opium are also nice autumn fragrances so those are also nice options. But I’ll start with the Atelier and see how it goes.
When I began this project, my goal was to just get some use out of my sleek cream contour kit. But as it turned out, I hit pan on two of the colors. This was a surprise. I haven’t used it during the warmer months as trying to use a cream project when what I really need is a whole lot of powder just wasn’t working for me. But, I think during the final months of this year I will see how much farther I can get. I am also adding my tarte palette. I’ve used this two or three times only. I got it in a subscription box and was too busy concentrating on other palettes to give this one any love. I think the tones are good ones for autumn and cooler weather since I tend to enjoy a cooler toned eye look as well.
Here’s a whole load of other items, most of them new! I have a Mary Kay exfoliating product for hands. As you can see, it’s been in other projects, I think even earlier this year. But, my hands don’t get overly dry in the summer months so I removed it. Now that cooler weather is arriving, I am going to see if I can finish this off. It’s rather old, the pump no longer works, and I would like to move it out of my collection. I think two months of consistent use should do it.
I have kept my mac pro longwear in the project. Not sure if it’s easy to see, as it clearly got tipped over, but the mark is below the first two lines of the lower text. If it stays a good color for the next month, it’ll be gone. And that’s what I am hoping for! I also added my Born This Way foundation. It’s not a great shade match, a bit dark and a bit warm. But I’ve used it to darken foundations that are too light. Hopefully, I can get my money’s worth out of it, I just want to move that mark a bit in the upcoming months. It certainly won’t move as fast as the pro longwear foundation because I can’t use it as regularly.
I have a Skin & Co finishing spray that I want to use. Now that I’ve realized that my makeup stays best with a good powder and then a good spritz of finishing spray, I think I should be able to. This one is one which is supposed to illuminate, so it’ll be good for the upcoming cooler months.
And I have added 3 primers. I haven’t used the no poreblem primer beyond giving it an initial test run. So there’s no mark on that one. The Becca primer is one of my favorites, but I have two travel sizes and I’d like to get use out of one of my favorites in the upcoming months. And finally I’ve had this tiny sample of porefessional for at least a year now, and I want to get it used up.
Next bit! I am so close to being done with both the benefit dandelion twinkle highlighter and the tarte paaarty blush that I figured adding them to this final quarter could see them finished. Plus, I wanted something other than the tarte palette I wasn’t sure I’d love. I am positive I can use the AOA studios powder up within the next month or two. The It Cosmetics brow product I’d LOVE to finish this year, but I am not positive it’ll happen. It’s just never ending.
I have a small container of Sol de janeiro bum bum cream. I mentioned in yesterday’s post that it’s too overpowering for me. I plan to keep it to use on my legs after a shower and hopefully that’ll get it used up and out of my collection without me getting too irritated with the scent. The mac paint pot as an eyelid primer continues forever, I’d love to hit pan before the end of the year but I also seem to be working at the sides more than the bottom of the pan right now.
I have added my Bare Minerals serum concealer, I want to finish this by the end of the year. It’s been in my collection since spring 2018 and I think it’s time for it to go. It is not my favorite but I don’t hate it either. There’s not a ton in there so it should be doable. Next to it is a thrive causmetics highlighter. I am going to use this consistently over the next 3 months and see how I feel about it. To be honest, it is unnecessary in my collection but I don’t hate it, so I’d rather use than declutter. It’s a subscription box product, which is why I have it. And then I’ve got my wet n wild creme brulee eyelid setting shade that I’ll just keep working on through the end of the year. I bet I hit pan by then.
For lips, I kept the nudestix in the project. It’s so close to being done, and it’s the only warm-toned lip item I pulled. I just want to finish it! I always like to have one liquid lip even though I rarely use them, so I chose this ofra one since it’s my favorite lip formula. Then I’ve got a pinky nude makeup forever lipstick that I like, and a bite beauty lipstick that I love the formula of but the color is deeper than I prefer. I figure that it’s a good autumn/winter shade, so I’ll concentrate on it to move it out of my collection. I am pretty committed to finishing the bite beauty and the nudestix. Any use on the other two is just a bonus.
That’s a lot of items this quarter. So many! On the other hand, I won’t be rolling more in as I finish these, since I’ve got more than I can use in three months of each and every item.
I am looking forward to this quarter. I am also looking forward to figuring out what to do next year. I don’t think I’ll do this particular project even though it’s been fantastic. I may do a roulette-style pan or maybe just a number of seasonal ones. We shall see!