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9 by 29 on the 9th Project Pan Finale

My birthday has come and passed. I am 29, a year from 30. I had such a great birthday and am so excited for the next twelve months. With my birthday, here is a semi-belated finale of my project pan that I structured around my birthday. Here’s a link to the first post.

Pixi Beauty Mini Brow Trio (Ipsy Item, Full Brow Palette Retails $12)

Pixi Beauty Eyebrow Trio
February 2018
Pixi Beauty Eyebrow Trio
January 2018
November 2017

It would’ve been really cool if I hadn’t dropped this when I was taking my update photos. I was seriously pleased with my progress and the fact that my pan had reached the outer pan. Now I have no proof of my glorious progress, and I have to repress it if I want to keep using it.

Repressing Make up

I had thought I’d finish thisĀ  during this pan period. This has been with me since my panning that began in October. And at that point, I’d already made significant progress on it. One thing I noted is that I was using the medium shade more than the dark shade. Am I going more subtle?!

Bentley's helping me repress make up
Bentley’s helping me repress the eyebrow trio

I was pleased to have reached the edge of this. I have completely used up powder products before–usually face powders. But I think this is the first time I had reached the edge of a pan like this.

Pur Lip Lure in Fancy (Boxycharm Item, Retails $22)

THIS IS THE LIP PRODUCT THAT WILL NOT DIE. I know it’s supposed to be difficult to pan lip products. I wear this a few times a week, and when I wear it, I apply it liberally and often. I’m still just stunned I can’t yet see any progress on it. It’s still just OK. I do like that it’s more moisturizing in the winter. Still, I would not repurchase, but that’s because I’m particular about my lip products.

YSL Mon Paris Eau de Parfum (1.6 oz for $92)

Project Pan make up

I used this up. It was not memorable for me. I’m really a dedicated single-fragrance user. In college a friend and I went to Ulta, where I proceeded to take notes on the fragrances I liked. Like, notes, in a college-ruled notebook. The verdict was that Yves Saint Laurent’s Opium is mine–my signature scent, year round, even though it’s not very summery. I don’t think I’m going to be able to break that devotion, even though I really do enjoy some of these perfume samples and am very tempted by Elizabeth and James Nirvana Bourbon…

Kate Somerville Wrinkle Warrior Eye Gel Visible Dark Circle Eraser (Full Size $60)

Kate Somerville

0/10 cannot recommend. I have very dark circles under my eyes naturally. Using this every day for over a month did not resolve them. I’m not sure what dark circle situations it is meant to correct, but it is not mine. On the up side, I did entirely use this up!

KNC Beauty All Natural Collagen Infused Lip Masks (Boxycharm Item; 5 for $24.99)

KNC Beauty All natural Collagen Infused Lip Masks

I kept hearing negative things about these, primarily from the fact that they were hard to hold onto your lips for the 15-20 minutes you used them. I actually found them borderline uncomfortable, with the stinging sensation that probably accompanied whatever plumping solution is in them. They are fun, but I would not repurchase. I also don’t imagine they’re useful long-term solutions.

OFRA Oil Control Pressed Powder (Boxycharm item; Retails $23)

OFRA Oil Control Pressed Powder
February 2018
OFRA Oil Control Pressed Powder
January 2018

I did not finish this. As it has such an intense white cast, I’ve been using it a little more carefully. I set my undereye concealer with it on most days, and do a light dusting down my nose and forehead. I did fully expose that interior circle, and I visibly widened the pan and the dip.

I still very much enjoy this product, and I’ll continue to use it. It may even go in the next project pan!?

ELF Lip Exfoliator (Mint Maniac, $3)

e.l.f. lip exfoliator

I’m not posting the previous photo because there’s not an easy comparison. I used about half of the existing product. I need to start marking the height of existing product on a notecard so there’s an easy comparison/proof of progress.

On one hand, I don’t love this product. It gets a lot of attention in the beauty community that I don’t think it deserves. It’s just a lip exfoliator, without many other bells and whistles. On the other hand, it does a decent job of lip exfoliating. I didn’t make more headway purely because I wasn’t keeping this in a productive, top-of-mind space. I traveled with it, then I let it languish in my bedroom. I did make a good amount of progress, and this will be in whatever project pan I do next.

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream (Full size is 6 oz for $30)

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream

I like the way this feels, but I don’t like how it operates. I’m glad to have used it up, and I’m sure it benefited my skin but maybe not more than some other moisturizers could’ve. I’m still a huge fan of the IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream moisturizer.

Rimmel Glam’eyes Liquid Liner (Retails $7? May be discontinued?)

Rimmel Glam'eyes Liquid Liner

This beautiful, holy grail black liner is going in the trash. It’s been clumpy and difficult to work with since early January. I also had to fully close it in order to get enough product for both eyes. I have a “new” one, but I’m afraid the product itself is so old that the open date is irrelevant at this point. I just really freaking love everything about this eyeliner–the brush, the formula, the dark pigmentation and easy application. I’m going to do the Mari Kondo thing, thank it for its service and move on.

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