Hey gang! Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving if you celebrated it in the states. I did a little Black Friday shopping, online only for my BF’s son and my niece. I’m doing well on this end, not too many crazy things to report on. Today I’m bringing you my second update to my 12 Pans of Christmas! I know right?! I’m actually bringing it to you this month. I don’t think I posted last months update, let alone make sure there were pictures. So I am doing it right today and I am super excited to share with you the progress! So, if you would like to see where I am currently on this project, you know what to do!
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On the first update, I managed to knock out the Milani Make It Dewy Setting Spray, I managed to hit my goal in the Anastasia Beverly Hills SUBCULTURE Palette, which was to hit pan in both Dawn & Mercury and finished up my Kat Von D Beauty Signature Brow Precision Pencil in Graphite. This month I was able to make goal on two additional products, make significant progress on a couple of others, and virtually no progress on a few.
The first major success is I finished both of the lighter shades, Lucid & Lyric, in my Kat Von D Beauty Shade & Light Contour Palette and hit major pan in Sombre, the contour shade. If you can see in the picture, I made a frankenblush and put it where Lucid use to be. I plan to keep using Sombre and see how far I can get with it till the end of this project.
Now the next product was an accidental pan. I finished off the ELF Instant Lift Brow Pencil in Soft Brown. I somehow managed to break the pencil and lost the product. I clicked it all the way up and no more product would come out. Fortunately, it is only a $2 pencil but that is not how I would like to use up my products.
Moving onto products that I have made significant progress on would be my Jeffree Star Lip Ammunition Lipstick in Celebrity Skin. I enjoy this color but it is still not my ideal nude shade. It has been really difficult for me to find a cool toned brown/beige/grey shade that doesn’t have any purple in it nor run pink/peach. This shade is definitely more warm toned. It is nice, don’t get me wrong. But would not repurchase. I know this will be finished up by the finale and I am stoked about that. It will be my first lipstick pan ever! Progress is shown on the sheet above the ELF Brow Pencil.
Moving right along I have my Michael Kors Sexy Amber Perfume in the 3.4 fl oz size. This use to be a holy grail, ride or die fragrance for me, hence why I bought the 3.4 fl oz size of it. Then I completely fell out of love with it. However, throwing it into this project has made me fall back in love with it. I don’t like how it smells upon first application, but once it melds into my skin, dear God it smells divine! I have made steady progress on this product and I am confident I will have it finished by the end of the project.
Up next we have the Besame Cosmetics Vanilla Brightening Powder that I had pressed into an old Rimmel Stay Matte compact. I’ve mentioned this a few times now but just in case you are new here, hi, hello, how are ya? My name is Leah and I am not a fan of loose powders… of any kind. Highlighters, blush, foundations, bronzers, you name it, don’t like it. Pressing this powder into the compact has made me fall for this product. However, I would not repurchase it because I don’t want to have to press it ever time. But, from the last time (although my dumbass never posted it) I have significantly increased the pan. I’m pretty confident that I will have this finished off by December 24th.
Next up we have my FLOWER Beauty Light Illusion Luminous Foundation. As you can see from the progress photo above, I have made consistent steady progress on this foundation. I know it will not be finished by the end of the year but I’m hoping I’ll only have about 1/4 of the product left. I absolutely have fallen in love with this foundation. Once I go use up more of my foundations in my collection, this one will be a definite repurchase just in the lightest shade.
Here we have the CYO Long-Lasting Lifeproof Foundation. I was originally working on the Kat Von D Beauty Lock-It Foundation but that foundation is so incredibly matte that it is managing to dry out my skin and look really cakey now that the weather has gotten much colder here in Seattle. So, I switched in this foundation and have made great progress. I mix it with the FLOWER Beauty foundation to help lighten it and make it less dewy throughout the day. This combination is superb on my skin! The only problem with CYO is that I have not had it verified that this brand is cruelty-free which really upsets me. This foundation has easily become holy grail status but I won’t repurchase till I verify the status.
The last couple of products that I’m going to talk about is the Rimmel Scandaleyes Kohl Kajal Eyeliner in 005 Nude and the Melt Cosmetics Lipstick in Laced. The Rimmel I use every single time I do my makeup but because I use it only on my waterline there is a tiny amount of progress to show therefore it will NOT be finished by the end of this project haha. The Melt Cosmetics Laced Lipstick has no progress. The reason for that is because I have been focusing on the Jeffree Star lipstick and I really want to finish up that one before I start working on the Melt lipstick. I definitely won’t have it finished by the end of this project but I hope to have some progress.
So that’s it, gang. That does it for my second update for my 12 Pans of Christmas Project Pan. The project officially ends Christmas Eve, December 24th. I’ll probably post my finale a few days after. I cannot believe yesterday was Thanksgiving and we are rolling into the Christmas season with Christmas being a month away. Man this year truly flew by. Well, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, if you went Black Friday shopping, let me know what you picked up! Like I said, I’m not really into Black Friday shopping, I just ordered some toys online for my BF’s son and my niece other than that I didn’t pick up anything. Until Monday!