Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Project Pan

If you keep up with the online beauty world, I'm sure you've all heard of a little something called Project Pan.  If by chance you have absolutely no idea what I am talking about, let me fill you in: 
Project Pan is pretty where you take a bunch of products that you have a ton of, most commonly it's 10, and you use all of them up. You're not allowed to buy any more of that product until you've used it all completely.   I'll be giving updates once a month and reviews as I finish things. 
Being a beauty blogger, it's really hard not to buy new products when they are released. I decided to cheat a little bit, and try to use up a bunch of sample items. Yeah, I know. I'm going easy on myself. But what can I do? 

My reason for doing project pan is simple. I have a ton of unused products, as does every beauty hoarder. I'm also traveling back to the States for about three months in the Fall and I plan on stocking up on things back home that I can't get here in Italy. Before I do this, I want to get rid of a few things.
I know it looks like I have a good amount of things here, but I feel like I will be able to finish over half of them before September comes. I'm trying to be realistic with my goals, mkay?

The first five things I picked up were for the face. I have one full size product, and the rest are deluxe samples. I am about a third of the way through with my Revlon Colorstay, and while I don't feel like I will be able to finish it all completely before September, I'd like to be about 2/3 of the way finished. I threw in the Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow foundation, too. I never really use this because I find that it just doesn't do much for me, but I really want to just get it over with. I have two primers, the Skin Prep FX foundation primer and Benefit's POREFessional. I threw in the sample of NARS Pure Radience Tinted Moisturizer for the days where I don't feel like wearing foundation.

For my eyes, I didn't want to throw in too much, becuause I feel like mascara and eyeliner are one of those things that just take forever to use up. Maybe that's just me? For mascara, I chose this sample of They're Real! and Maybelline's The Rocket. These are both mascaras that I have back ups/samples of so I really need to use these up. 
The next thing I have is my Sephora Eye Brow Pencil. I use this almost every day and I honestly don't feel like I'm ever going to finish it. No matter how much I use it or sharpen it, it never goes away! 

I feel a little silly for putting two blushes in my Project Pan, but I have so many! Especially the elf Studio Blushes. I have one in every shade and backups of most. I really, really love these. The only blushes that I love more are my Benefit ones, and we all know how long those last, so putting them in a Project Pan is just setting yourself up for failure. The two colors I chose were Candid Coral and Twinkle Pink. Candid Coral is a super duper close dupe for Benefit's Coralista, and Twinkle Pink is a dupe for NARS Orgasm. 

I felt like to top this project off, I really needed to add a lip product. I have more lipsticks than one could ever need, and I knew that I would have a really hard time sticking to one shade. So instead, I opted to throw in my elf Lip Exfoliater. I love love love love this little baby. I use it every single day. It does an awesome job exfoliating my lips and it makes them super soft. This is a product that I will definitely be purchasing as soon as I run out. 

Well, that concludes my list of products for my Project Pan! I can't wait to see how much I actually use. I don't know about you guys, but finishing a makeup product feels so rewarding! Have you done a Project Pan? Let me know! 


  1. Hi Megan! I had a question for you about possibly collaborating on something and was hoping you could email me back to discuss? Thanks so much!

    - Emma

    emmabanks9 (at) gmail (dot) com

  2. This sounds like a great idea, don't think i'd be able to do it though - good luck hehe xx

  3. Hey I'm so happy I found this blog. My husband and I are also stationed in Vicenza and I could use a friend!