Hey gang and Merry Christmas Eve to you all, or to all those who celebrate it. We are finally here, the finale to my 12 Pans of Christmas Project Pan. I can’t believe how quickly we got here. It feels like just yesterday I was posting the intro and here I am with the finale. Well, I will try and keep this post short and sweet, unlike my previous novel posts, haha. So, if you are interested to see how I did, then just keep reading!
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Before we jump into the last few products I was working on, I’m going to go over the products that I finished or hit my goal on. On the first update I finished the Milani Make It Dewy Setting Spray, I hit pan in both MERCURY & DAWN in my Anastasia Beverly Hills SUBCULTURE Palette, and finish my Kat Von D Beauty Signature Brow Precision Pencil in GRAPHITE.
For the last update, I finished the shades LYRIC & LUCID from the Kat Von D Beauty Shade & Light Contour Palette and hit goal of hitting major pan in SOMBRE. I also managed to accidentally finish off the ELF Instant Lift Brow Pencil in Soft Brown. Now onto the rest of the products in this project!
First, let’s talk about my Jeffree Star Cosmetics Lip Ammunition Lipstick in CELEBRITY SKIN. I am happy to report I have finished it and this is the first lipstick I have EVER panned! This is a huge accomplishment for me! As I stated in the last update, I will not repurchase this item. The shade wasn’t what I was personally looking for in my ideal nude and the formula was a bit drying on me.
Next is my Michael Kors Sexy Amber 3.4 FL OZ Perfume and this is also completely used up! This is also another first for me, well, for the size anyway. I have finished body mists this size before and have finished 1 OZ perfumes in the past, but never a fragrance of this magnitude. This use to be a holy grail scent for me then I fell out of love with it. Hence why it was sitting in my collection for so long. I’ve been trying to make myself use it throughout the year, but putting it in this project has been a tremendous help! It also helped me fall back in love with the scent. Sadly, Michael Kors is not cruelty-free therefore I shall not be repurchasing.
Another finished product off this list is my Besame Cosmetics Vanilla Brightening Powder. I am not a fan of loose powders. I have finally, finally learned and realized that about myself. I was not reaching for this powder until I got the idea to press it into an empty compact, hence the Rimmel compact. I really ended up enjoying this product to where I might actually repurchase and just press it into a pan. I’m working on some other powders right now, but if I can’t find anything that is comparable, I will repurchase this product. It looked beautiful under my eyes and set all over.
Since we are talking about face products, let’s move onto the two foundations I threw in this project. The C.Y.O. Long-Lasting Lifeproof Foundation in 101 and the FLOWER Beauty Light Illusion Luminous Makeup in L2. I’m happy to say I made my goal for the C.Y.O. Foundation, I just wanted to be over halfway done with it. The FLOWER foundation I came very close to my goal. I wanted to have about 1/4 of the bottle left but I’m around 1/3. But hey, I’ll take that as a win because I have managed to use up quite a bit of this foundation! I also mentioned, even though I love the C.Y.O. foundation, it is holy grail status for me, I wouldn’t be repurchasing until I could verify if it is cruelty-free or not. Ethical Bunny has them listed as cruelty-free, so unless something says otherwise, I’m going to trust that.
Next up is the Rimmel Scandaleyes Kohl Kajal Pencil in 005 NUDE. Seriously, there is a miniscule amount of progress. Literally, barely any progress. Here’s the thing, I wear makeup about 6 days week. I am pretty consistent about that. I wear this pencil in my waterline 23 out of the 24 times I wear makeup in one month. I mean, talk about ultimate bang for your buck! So even though I have made much visible progress, I am happy about it.
Last up is a product that I have not touched. Well, maybe once. I’m talking about my Melt Cosmetics Lipstick in LACED. Just for shit and giggles, I held it up against my paper, low and behold no progress. As I’m typing up this post, I’m wearing it and here is what I finally learned. I hate this formula. The color, love it! This formula though is so drying on my lips, my lips actually peel and I can wear quite a few drying liquid lip products and not have this happen. So, I am going to be decluttering this item. There is going to be an end of the year declutter, refreshing for 2019 so be on the lookout for that and don’t be surprised when you see this product there.
So that’s it gang, my second project pan of the year that I actually stuck with! I have one more finale coming up at the end of the year, which now that I think of it, I should be posting that on Friday. Anywho, I want to know if you also participated in the 12 Pans of Christmas Project Pan and if you did, what your successes were with the project! And on a quick side note, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas, I hope you are spending it with people (or animals) you love. Sending you all lots of love and joy! Merry Christmas everyone!!