Graveyard Project Pan Update 3

This will be the last update before the finale of this project and things are still going quite well on this one. Let’s start with the eyeshadows part of the project. In the collecting cobwebs category, I decided to work my way through all the colors of certain eyeshadow palettes. In part because I wanted to see if I wanted to keep them and also get a fair amount of use out of them. For the previous month and a half I had chosen 3 Too Faced palettes.

I am very pleased to have done this. In part because it showed me that the christmas palette had gone off. This shadows performed beautifully when I purchased the palette but they absolutely do not anymore. When I compared this to the other two palettes, the other two, while older, worked wonderfully. So the formula on the christmas palette wasn’t worth keeping. I ended up destroying the palette to get the majority of the face powders saved in a magnetic palette and I tossed the rest, including a highlighter that was too dark for me.

I am not choosing more palettes to work through for the next update. With 8 puppies and a foster dog in the house I am just not able to give attention to makeup, particularly eyeshadows, the way I do when I only have our two dogs. There’s no point choosing a couple palettes that I know I won’t be able to work on. Instead, I’ll work through the base products which I am still wearing with some regularity.

Here’s the photo from last update on those:

After this photo was taken I repressed the bronzer as it had been getting difficult to use. I actually added a bit of the highlighter next to it to give it a sheen.

There really isn’t much left of the bronzer now. I do hope to fully finish it before the end of this project. I also hit pan in the brightener and while you can’t see it, I’ve been using the lighter highlighter this summer even though it is too dark in the winter and I hit the tiniest pan on that too. It’s in the lower left quadrant but I doubt you’ll see it for the sparkles. Pretty exciting though when I assumed I wasn’t going to be working on it at all.

I had also repressed the cream colored eyeshadow pan so it’s hard to tell what usage I had on that over the past month and a half. I think it’s been pretty minimal since, again, 8 puppies and not much time for makeup. I’ll keep plugging away at it.

I’ve somewhat given up hope of hitting pan on the blush, but at the same time recognize that I finished the other blush I was working on, so if I keep using this one exclusively, there’s a chance I can hit pan on it before the end of October.

For the face powder I am actively working on, so much progress has been made! I am now working at lowering all the product toward the sides of the pan but I genuinely believe this could be finished in a month and a half.

Finally, the primer. In the last update I’d worked product out of the corners with a tool, but this time I am back to using my fingers and it doesn’t feel like a ton of progress was made. I think that is because to some extent I am also pushing the product around while I am trying to access it.

I will be entirely ready to put away the face palette at the end of this project and use some other items in my stash. But, I’ve made so much progress during this year that I do plan to go back and finish up the blush at some point fairly soon. I actually feel that way about every single item in this project, all of them are close enough to see finished up when I have the motivation for it once this project is over.

It may be that I can’t use makeup as much as usual or it may be that the weather is turning but I am full on contemplating what I’ll be choosing for project panning next year. I do think once this project is over I’ll use November and December as a break to work through choosing for the new year.

All in all another fairly successful month and a half despite the fact that we are all completely topsy turvy in our household right now!

22 in 2022 Project Pan Finale

I figured it was time for an update today because I’ve finished two more items. And because these two items bring me to 22 items gone I am technically done and calling it a finale. (Ok, in all seriousness, I am a bit bored, 9.5 months is about as much as I’ve ever wanted to concentrate on any set of items, and I am going to use the next 3 months to rotate through stash and make decisions about next year while also working on my graveyard project pan.)

Last month:

This month:

The two items completed are the Stila lipstick and the pan of blush I’ve been working on all year. Despite ending this now, I do plan to continue over the next 6 weeks or so working on both the supershock shadow and the eyebrow gel. You see, with puppies in my craft room I had to pack away most of my makeup, and so these two items are getting used regularly and I want to keep working on them. Also, I will keep working on the mac foundation. I have some opportunities to use it this week actually since I am not going to be at work this week. I only used it once since the previous update so that’s no progress whatsoever. And while I forgot to take a photo of the powder I am using on my undereye area, I am using it very regularly and will keep working on it until I finish it up.

I do not think I will do a 23 in 2023 style project next year. I think I’ll do something more along the lines of a full face or rolling project with refreshes so that I can stay more engaged with the project through the year. Plus that will help me rotate through my items more as well. So maybe the goal next year will be less about fully using things up and more about a rotation and using items I didn’t really get to use this year. In any case, good success overall!

The list:

  1. Hourglass Dim Light powder
  2. Bare Minerals Bare Pro Powder Foundation
  3. Cerave sunscreen
  4. Juice Beauty primer (deluxe sample size)
  5. Bite Beauty lipstick
  6. Sephora green color corrector
  7. Tarte Amazonian Clay color corrector
  8. Colourpop supershock shadow Frog
  9. Benefit eyebrow pencil
  10. Elf putty primer (deluxe sample size)
  11. Ilia lip balm (deluxe sample size)
  12. Tarte lip balm (deluxe sample size)
  13. Tower 28 gloss (deluxe sample size)
  14. Sleek Face Palette (darkest contour shade only with use of the light bronzer shade as well)
  15. Makeup Forever Lip Liner
  16. Makeup Forever powder (deluxe sample size)
  17. Laura Mercier secret brightening powder
  18. Coola spray (sample size)
  19. Maybelline setting spray (travel size)
  20. 1 mascara of any type
  21. Benefit tinted eyebrow gel
  22. Ofra liquid lipstick travel size any color

Bonus items:

elf eyebrow wax
Stila lipstick
Pan of blush
Mac foundation
Clinique eyeliner
Pretty Vulgar powder

Painting Chevrons

I finished my third shawl out of the Painting Shawls book. I have decided to knit all 13 so only 10 more to go! To add a bit of interest I decided to use a neon yellow as a framing color. I feel certain that many of my shawls will have neutral or subdued framing colors so choosing something really different appealed to me.

For the other colors I used a combination of my handspun yarns, Miss Marja’s handspun yarns, my hand dyed yarns, and commercial yarns.

This was a genuinely fun knit and I am glad I gave it a try.

I immediately cast on for two new shawls out of the same book, one to work on during work lunch breaks and the other to keep at home. The two I am now working on are painting diamonds and painting squares. They are going well! I’ll have to remember to get some progress photos. But, I do also intend to take a bit of a break once the fall mystery knit along begins.