Wednesday, January 2, 2019

2019 Project Pan Goals

Disclaimer: I purchased these products.
Happy New Year to everyone!  It's been a good 6 months since I posted anything, and the break has allowed me to appreciate my makeup and beauty items without feeling a pressing need to accumulate more just for the sake of the blog.  If anything, my focus now is on using up what I have and only bringing in items that serve a specific purpose or fills a particular gap.  But to be honest, I really don't need anything, as I am swimming in items. 
To that end, here are some specific products that I want to focus on using as much as possible in 2019.  All links are to previous reviews.  Some will get used up, and some will probably take more than  year to finish.  Others are well past their expiration date, although they still smell and function fine.  A few are on the verge of going off, but I want to use up as much as I can before they get tossed, such as the Eau Des Minimes lotion and deodorant and the Juara Tiare Jasmine Tea Body Milk pictured above.
I've got 3 glosses in this project, with the oldest (at least 5 years?) being Sparklicity by Tarina Tarantino.  It's full and I've probably only used it a handful of times, but it's pretty and makes a nice lipstick topper.  The next oldest is a gloss called Criterion from the Le Metier de Beaute Bauhaus lip kaleidoscope, which was a GWP back in June of 2013. The third is the Marvelous Moxie gloss in Trail Blazer from the 2016 bareMinerals Advent Calendar, and should be an easy one to finish as there is not much product in the sample size.
I chose one powder and one cream blush to focus on, and both are favorites of mine.  I'll be lucky to even hit pan on the Estee Lauder blush in Sensuous Rose, as the pan size is about the size of a smartphone and contains 7 grams of product.  This is one of my used used blushes and while there is a slight dip in the pan, you can barely tell even after 5 years of use.
Tenne from Le MĂ©tier de BeautĂ© (LMdB)  is such a gorgeous natural looking blush, and I will be sorry when it's gone.  I hear that LMdB is having problems and I'm not sure if the company is even solvent any more, so once this one is gone, that's it, but it's pushing 5+ years of age. I use my Beauty Blender to apply, which contributes to its janky appearance below.
I'm including the Physician's Formula Butter Bronzer in Light because I've already hit significant pan on it, and am hoping to finish it off.  It's such a light bronzer and I mainly use it in the winter, even thought I self tan my face all year round. 
Another LMdB product I'd like to use up is the Peau Vierge Skin Tint Luminizer in Shade 2.  As you can see, it has a 12 month shelf life, and I just started using this one a few months back as I was working on it's predecessor.  It's impossible to tell my progress, but considering I only use one pump mixed with my foundation, this could last me into 2020.
The last LMdB product is the Peau Vierge Anti-Aging Pressed Powder, which I started trying to use up in my very first Project Pan from July of 2016.  I had about a pea size of pan then, and this is where I'm at now.  Some hard pan is happening, but it is still quite usable and a lovely finishing powder.
Another favorite powder that I would like to finish off is the Hourglass Ambient Powder in Dim Light.  I've got sizeable pan, but there is still quite a lot of powder left to use. I used up the Dim Light in a 3 pan palette already, so it's definitely doable.
Ignore the blue eye pencil in the top photo, as I've had second thoughts about using that up in 2019.  The last item is Tatcha's The Pearl, which has a measly 6 month shelf life.  I need less than a pea size for both eyes and probably have 2/3 of the jar left to use, but hopefully I can make steady progress.
That gives me with 13 products to work on, and if I finish an item this will be a rolling project pan and I will pull something else in.  Is anyone else doing a project pan this year?  I'd love to hear about it if you are.