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Project 15 Pan Mid Year Update

I posted the 15 products I am hoping to use up or hit pan on on January 7th. How about a lil progress report?

'Refined Golden'

Since I rarely use Bronzing Powders for their intended purpose I decided to try this as an eyeshadow. Jackpot! The tone of this powder suits my skin tone well and the subtle shimmers give a nice 'barely there' effect. It's also great to incorporate in eye looks as a transition/blending shade. The bad news is that this thing contains 10 grams of products...this gon' last three lifetimes.

Studio Fix Powder

This is probably the only product showing real progress; and even then I still have a ways to go to get all 15 grams used up.

'Quite Natural'

I realized that I don't fancy its grey undertone when I use it as a stand alone eye colour. So the best use is as an eye base. Meaning yuh gotta put something on top of often do I have time for all that?

Stila Perfect & Correct Foundation

Something in this kindda makes my face itch now so I'll be tossing the product and reusing the bottle.

As a replacement I will be finishing up my black|Up Fluid Foundation (original formula) 'FL07'.

I've made little to no progress with the lipsticks included in this challenge. I'm coming to realise that I prefer sheer lipstick formulas over traditional ones for day-to-day use. As such, I've been habitually using my Revlon Lip Butter 'Fig Jam' - so much so that it's gone - and the Estee Lauder Kissable LipShine 'Ibiza Kiss'.

Korres Lip Butter

Easily one of my favourites in this whole thing. I use this pretty often but those six grams taking a while to get through since you need very little product to totally saturate your lips. I really like using this at bed time since the effects last for hours. It's products like these that show how crappy Evolution Of Smooth Lip Spheres really are.

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I don't think I've used 'Perversion' once outside of swatching it. #hotmess. What I can I say? I just prefer the colourful 24/7 Glide-On Pencils.

M.A.C Lip Glass (minis)

Steady as she goes...

That Rimmel London liner while pretty, the formula is so soft that it breaks often. Still, I've barely touched it.


Still a long way to go with this baby. It's a gorgeous product though.


I actually showed this a lot of love during the month for the #PurpleLipsChallenge on Instagram but I still have about half of the 1.7 fl. oz. left.

'Sunset Beach'

As The Mistress rightly said: "How yuh does finish a blush?" I dunno, but I'm trying. I've discovered that this is a great product to layer with other blushes.

Studio Finish Concealer

I really need to find other uses for this thing; but right now I'm not encouraged. So much so that the Mineralize Concealer in 'NC50' has been getting more action than this.

What a learning experience this has been for me already. 

Did you finish any products? Let us know in the comments.


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