Lately I’ve been trying to downsize my makeup collection. I bought a ton of makeup in 2015 in the process of finding out what I like and now that I have I want to keep a make up bag with my favourites and 20 lipsticks because I like to use a different lipstick each day :p). So I decided to finish off some of the makeup I’ve had laying around for years through a Project Pan. I got inspired by Erin at Sailing Smooth, who posted about her own Project Pan earlier this month.
I’ve only bought one make up item in 2016 and that’s the Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue and you’ll probably see it in another Project Pan. My experience so far is a much fuller bank account (I haven’t bought so many clothes either as I decided to go for a capsule wardrobe to break my shopping habits) and that makes me extremely happy. Without further ado, here’s what I’ve included in this project and I’ll be taking with me to Greece later this month.
Used up 11/07/2016
This is the first make up product I’ve ever got and it has expired a looong time ago, but the consistency and smell is still good and I am not the one to throw away a perfectly good product. There’s just a tiny bit left and I won’t repurchase when it’s gone, as I don’t like using gloss anymore.
2. Orlane Lip Liner Pencil in #16 Natural
This lip liner has been discontinued a long time ago. It’s the perfect nude color, but I’ve since found others that are just as good. I stole it from my mother’s makeup back and I plan to finish it up soon, so I can use the rest of my nude lip liners.
I’ve almost used that up. It’s the only true nude I have in my collection and the one I go to when I want a very nude lip with a smokey eye. I’ll definitely repurchase when it’s gone, even though I always have to wear it with a lip liner.
Impulse buys are the worst ones, especially when it comes to airports. I bought this one last year on the way home from one of my trips and I hate it. It claims it’s moisturizing but it’s not one bit. It’s actually drying, it doesn’t apply evenly unless I have a ton of balm underneath, in which case it looks more like a tint. I’ve used it a lot on my cheeks as a blush, but because it’s not setting, you need to reapply every couple of hours. When it’s gone I won’t repurchase, but the colour is lovely for spring, so I’ll get the opportunity to finish this one. Sorry Clinique, this is a fail.
Last May, in Toronto, I made the huge mistake to visit the Canadian Sephora. A new world of makeup opened up in front of my eyes. I asked them to match me to a foundation and I fell in love with the Naked Skin foundation by Urban Decay. I’m not a fan of full coverage foundations and the shade didn’t match me during summer, so I had to wait few months to start using it properly. By that time my skin was dried and this had a powdery finish when it set. I played around with application and moisturizers, as well as started shaking the bottle well before every use. Now I’m using one tiny bit with my fingers on my nose, chin and forehead, where I have redness. I apply it over facial oil for a more dewy finish when it dries (a trick I learned somewhere online). I won’t repurchase when it’s gone. I’ll try some other more dewy foundation (or will try to empty some other foundation from my collection).
This is the brightening concealer that I layer on top of Clinique’s Line Smoothing Concealer. I have an Estee Lauder one though that is love at first sight, so I won’t repurchase this one either.
Used up 12/05/2016
This is the only drugstore product in this Project and I hate it, partly because I prefer loose powders and partly because it does nothing for me. It’s almost gone and I can’t wait to throw it away and never buy it again. Ever.
Used up 11/10/2016
A plum blush shade that compliments my winter skin tone. I only own three blushes and this is one of them. I have an extra one waiting to be opened when the last bits of this one are gone.
Used up 01/05/2016
The cool thing about this pencil is that you can get a refill for it. Even though I already have a refill in the same color, I know I’ll buy another color when that refill is gone. But in this project I’m going to finish off the tiny bit that’s left on that pencil.
Another item I won’t be buying again is this eye pencil by Glo Minerals. There’s nothing wrong with it and I fell in love with the color so bad, that I won’t have any problems using it up. It’s my everyday easy eyeshadow. However, I’ve already bought Mac Bronze eyeshadow which a good dupe for it and I’ll be using that one instead.
So these are my 10 products I want to use up this spring. I’ll probably follow-up with an empties post, that I so much like to read on other blogs. I hope this helps me downsize my collection a lot. Do you ever use up make up? Am I the only one that keeps on hoarding?
ps. Here’s my everyday makeup using mainly project pan products.