Not gonna lie, I’m mostly failing at the moment. It’s too hot to wear much makeup, and a red lip fells to dramatic when all I want to do is hide somewhere cold.
Some minor progress on Kosas Rosewater and the Tulip fragrance oil is my current go-to.
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That was then.
This is now.
Nest Fragrances: Midnight Fleur EDP
You can’t really see it, but there’s just Midnight Fleur left for a few more weeks. Expect this in my May empties.
Verdict: I’m not usually into florals, but this is deep and sultry. Would buy again.
Tarte: Tartelette Tease eyeshadow palette
Yes! I have made some progress. Eye allergy snafus aside, this one is a winner. I’ve made some major dips in wink and first kiss, and seeing some progress on heartbreaker and crush.
Verdict: A good, versatile palette that works for day or night. Great for neutral looks or a natural, smokey eye. One of the few palettes that doesn’t irritate my eyes or lids.
Lipsticks: Kosas Rosewater & Besame Red Velvet
This is the real challenge: using up a tube of lipstick before it goes bad. Red Velvet is on the cusp of going off, so I’m planning to try to wear it more often in the coming weeks. Marking my progress really helps and makes me feel good about my effort.
Verdict: Rosewater will forever be my perfect, pink lip. My keepcup does not love it when I wear this red.
I also shared some thoughts in my recent makeup declutter video.
Are you doing a project pan? How do you stay motivated to stick with it?
Friends, I’m doing it… I’m hopping on the #projectpan train.
If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I’ve made some serious strides towards adopting a more conscious, minimal lifestyle (note: my minimalism may not look like your minimalism and that’s ok). I’ve been posting regular empties and “project use it up” updates, but this is the first time that I will be committing to a Project Pan.
I recently posted a makeup capsule where I shared all the products I currently own (give or take a couple of products that were in my bag at the time), and I’ve selected 4 items to use up, or make a serious dent in by the end of the year.
- Besame’s 1946 red velvet lipstick (aka the Agent Carter lipstick): This is a perfect shade of deep red on me, but it’s starting to go off and I want to use it before I lose it. I’ve been saving it like it’s a rare, precious thing. No more!
- Kosas Rosewater: I love this lipstick. It is the best “your lips but better” shade. Unlike red velvet, I’ve been wearing on a regular basis from day 1. I’ve never used up an entire tube of lipstick *gasp*, so this will be an easy victory.
- Tarte’s tartelette tease eyeshadow palette: So far, so good on the eyelid dermatitis issue… If all goes well, I see myself hitting pan on first kiss, wink, and bff in a few months.
- Nest Fragrances Midnight Fleur: Yes, I’m including fragrances in this pan. Scent is an essential part of my beauty routine (I was spoiled by parents who love wearing fragrances), and this is a lovely floral that doesn’t make me want to gag. Originally part of a duo, I used up the other scent last year. While I have several other fragrances to work my way through, I can see myself returning to Nest in the future.
I believe in SMART goals and this seems doable. Want a glimpse at the other products in my collection? Check out the video below.
Are you a recovering makeup junkie? Working on your own #projectpan?
Let me know in the comments 🙂
My current makeup capsule and a preview of what I’m planning to pan in 2019. My goal is to learn is to fall in love with what I own and curb future beauty spending…
Sorry about the noise in the background. I live on a noisy street.
Are you on a no-buy or project pan? Comment below!