Hit the Pan or Use Up (2015 Makeup Challenge)

I admit I'm a hoarder. I have way too many cosmetics. I constantly buy new makeup products, but I rarely manage to finish any. Slovenian blogger I admire much, Sara from Passing Fancy, has done the project pan last year and she also finished a lot of makeup products in a half a year. Her posts were inspiration to me to do the same (especially the post How much makeup can a woman use up in a half a year? Makeup empties). At the beginning of March I chose products I want to hit pan on or end up till the end of the year and started to use them. Unfortunately March was a crazy month for me (don’t even get me started with everything that happened) and I didn’t manage to take photos and write a proper post before. But it’s never too late. I choose a lot of products, maybe a bit too much (can I even finish so many lip products?), but I’ll try to do my best. If I consider that I don’t wear makeup every day that will be an interesting challenge for me. I’ll probably inform you how my challenge is going on social media (Instagram, Facebook), but in the end of the year or better said at the beginning of next year I’ll do a special Empties/Recap post and let you know how I did it.

I set myself two categories in this challenge: products I want to hit the pan on or products I want to use up. For some I know I won’t be able to use them till the end of the year, so my goal is to hit the pan and to use them as much as possible.

Face

Use up: At the moment I’m mostly using two foundations – Yves Rocher Youthful Glow 100 Beige and Catrice Nude Illusion Nude Ivory. Both are nice, medium coverage foundation. I don’t wear foundation every day, but I think I can do a pretty good job using these two up till the end of the year. I also added Makeup Revolution The One Foundation, because I own few foundations that are two dark and mixing them with white foundation makes them brighter and more matching for my skin tone. This foundation is very liquidy and it’s using up quite fast, so it won’t be a problem to finish it soon and that’s the reason I added it in this challenge. The one of the products I’m neglecting while doing my makeup is a primer. I got Fleur de Sante primer some time ago and I think it’s already time that I finish it. It’s a silicon based primer and it makes a nice base for foundation. 


Use up: On my list of products I want to finish are three concealers: Maybelline Anti-Age Effect in Fair which I mostly use to brighten up my under eye area, Catrice Velvet Finish Velvet Ivory and Essence Stay All Day 16 h Longlasting Natural Beige concealer, which I use to cover my under eye area and to define my brows. All three concealers are already half empty.

Hit the pan: My favourite powder at the moment is Artistry Exact Fit Cream. It’s a mattifying powder with good coverage and yellow undertone. There’s 12 g in the packaging and I doubt I can finish this powder in few months, but my plan is to hit the pan. 


Use up: Essence Ballerina Backstage Prima Ballerina is an old blush that’s half used already. It has a bit strange formula, since it’s not the easiest to blend, but it’s creamy and it’s perfect shade for summer.

Hit the pan: I haven’t hit the pan on any of my blushes yet. I guess I have them way to many. Peach and coral blushes are my favourite lately, so I chose Catrice CoralMe Maybe and Essence Sweet as a Peach to hit pan on. I use Catrice on a daily basis now and Essence I’ll use more on hotter days in summer, since this is a cream blush and I prefer cream blushes for summer. Both are very lovely shades, although Essence isn’t the most longlasting.
I use Sleek bronzer from Face Form kit for almost a year now and I have a feeling I haven’t use it any. My goal is to hit the pan on it this year. It’s a very nicely pigmented bronzer that’s easy to blend and I really love how it looks on me. I choose only one highlighter and that’s P2 High Beam. It’s one of most natural looking highlighters so it’ll look good with any of the blushes I’ll use. 

Eyes

Hit the pan: Catrice Absolute Matt palette is the palette I like to use on a daily basis lately, so I decided to include it in this post. I reviewed it recently, so read more about it here. If I’ll hit the pan on four from six eyeshadows I’ll be a happy hippo.

Use up: I adore eyeliners, but they tend to get dry quickly, so I decided to finish all eyeliners I own now before buying a new one. Alverde gel eyeliner Extreme Black is one of my favourite lately. It has more liquid formula than Essence or Catrice gel eyeliners, but it’s easy to apply and it lasts all day. From Essence Liquid Ink eyeliners I own both, a matte and a glossy version. These eyeliners have nice thin brush, are very nicely pigmented, but formula of Essence eyeliners can get thick and hard to apply quickly, so I want to use them up as soon as possible. The last eyeliner is a black eyeliner from Eye Care Black that isn’t as pigmented as Essence ones, but it’s also easy to apply due to its thin brush.
The product I also included here is Essence Big Bright Eyes. I kind of doubt I’ll use it up completely, but I want to encourage myself to use it as much as possible. I really like this pen, because it’s great pigmented, easy to apply on waterline and it makes my small eyes look bigger. 

Eyebrows

Hit the pan: Shade Love Brunettes from Essence How to Make Brows Wow palette has become my favourite quite quickly and although I use it constantly I still haven’t hit the pan. Well, my plan is to hit the pan and use it as much as possible till the end of the year. I don’t use that much other shades, although I think they would be great to use on eyes as well, since all three shades are matte nude shades and would be perfect for daily looks. 

Lips

Use up: I went big by lip products. Lip products are products I love buying, but those I rarely use are lipglosses. I want to finish them as much as possible: Catrice Lip Smoother Apricot Cream, Catrice My Cherry Berry and Cherry-ty lip balms from Pure Shine collection, Catrice Peach Boy lipgloss, Clarins lip perfector Rose Shimmer, Deborah Milano 08 lipgloss. The good think by lipglosses is also that when I feel I have dry lips I use a lipgloss instead of a lip balm and it also moisturizes my lips. And if I’m at home and I don’t wear makeup I don’t look so strange with coloured lips. :P  From lipsticks I choose few of older products I need to use up: Essence All About Cupcake (coral shade), Essence Urban Messages It Peace (peachy shade) and Alverde Nude. Alverde is actually one of my favourite lipsticks of all times. I also added Makeup Revolution Love a Hug, a moisturizing lipstick.


I went big with this challenge. I’m afraid I maybe went too big. But Sara finished even more products, so I’m hoping for the best. I’ll let you know the results of this challenge after 10 months. Now I’m also planning to do something similar with nail polishes. Maybe to choose 15 or 20 nail polishes that I need to use up this year. This actually shouldn’t be as hard as with makeup, because I often change my manicure (daily, every second day) and I often wear nail art or do stamping and there I use more nail polish than for a normal manicure. 

Let me know, have you done the same challenge already? Thank you for reading!

30 komentarjev

  1. Z lipglosi in šminkami boš hitro končala, blushi pa bodo šli malo težje čisto do konca :D
    Hvala za deljenje objav <3

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    1. Mislim, da bom res ravno z blushi imela največ težav.
      Ni za kaj, če si res velik navdih. <3

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  2. Srečno pri projektu! Sama bi se tudi morala lotit kaj podobnega čimprej, a kaj ko sem tako lena :)

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    1. Hvala. :) Meni je bil že skrajni čas, ker imam res ogromno kozmetike. Verjetno sledi kmau tudi kak blog sale.

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  3. Ti si pa res ogromno stvari izbrala :D
    Drugač pa ne govori, da maš majhne učke..to me je res presenetlo, ker se mi zdi, da imaš normalno oziroma lepo velike oči :D
    jaz sem tud ugotovila, da mi glosi fajn vlažijo ustnice oziroma običajno še boljše, ker res "sedijo" na ustnicah in jih zaščitijo.

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    1. Saj pravim, celo hordo. Mogoče sem se preveč pogumno spravila zraven, who knows.
      Saj ko sem naličena, se mi zdijo lepo veliko oči, mogoče imam tak sistem ličenja, ker ko se nenaličena opazujem v ogledalu, se mi zdijo zelo majhne napram ostalemu obrazu.

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  4. Vso srečo pri uresničenju projekta! :) Sicer je kar dosti izdelkov, ampak pri nekaterih ne bi smelo biti težav - se mi zdijo rdečila najtežja stvar za porabit do konca. Sicer jih sama niti nimam veliko, ampak še pri teh ki jih imam mi do zdaj še ni uspelo :/
    Je pa najtežje če kupim kaj novega in potem samo tisto uporabljam, ostale stvari pa kar zanemarim :)

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    1. Hvala. :) Saj, ker so nekateri izdelki težko za porabiti, sem si zadala cilj, da dosežem dno. Saj potem jih pa lahko drugo leto porabim do konca. :)
      Jaz sem ista, zato pa sem potrebovala challenge, kot je tale, da se lahko osredotočim samo na te izdelke in mogoče tudi brzdam svojo slo po nakupovanju. :D

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  5. Res si si zadala super projekt in ti želim veliko sreče pri porabljanju izdelkov :) Jaz sem že uspela porabiti par stvari, ki sem jih vključila v podobno objavo, je pa res, da jih nisem imela toliko. Bi pa tudi sama morala začeti delati na tem, da bi porabila kakšno šminko, mislim, da še nikoli nisem dejansko porabila ene do konca :D

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    1. Hvala. :) Ti projekti so fajn, ker se potem osredotočiš samo na te izdelke. Jaz vedno kupim kaj novega in na koncu uporabljam samo tisto, potem pa nikoli ne pridem niti do dna izdelka, kaj šele, da bi ga porabila.

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  6. Ojoj..jst bi tudi porabila rada malo več make-upa, tolk imam enih stvari, pa vedn kj novega zraven pride:) Želimmm ti vso srečo pri projektu in vem, da ti bo uspelo. Jst bi tolk časa pacala po sebi, da bi ratalo:) mogoče pa si omislim in porabim nekaj reči v tem letu:) Hvala za navdih, in še enkrat stiskam pesti in komi čakam, ko objaviš vse tele prazne embalažice. M.

    P.s še link do mojega bloga, če te slučajno pot kdaj zanese tja:) http://candylovestreet.blogspot.com/

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    1. Vem, kako je to. Potem pa se nove stvari stalno nabirajo, starih pa ne porabiš. :) Jaz se bom tudi trudila pacati toliko časa, da uspe. :)

      Sem preverila tvoj blog in mi je všeč. Dobila so novo sledilko: :D

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  7. Hmmmmm samo to bom rekla, dobre ste :D Yves Rocher puder bi tudi jaz mogla porabiti, ampak js mam eno grdo navado- ko dobim izdelek ki mi je super ga non stop uporabljam, ostale pa zanemarim...potem mi je hudo ko mi vse samo stoji in podarim naprej.

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    1. Hehe, hvala. Enkrat se je treba spraviti zraven. :)
      Jaz pa imam nek strah pred tem, da bi podarila že uporabljeno paleto ali šminko, pa ne vem, zakaj. :/

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  8. I wanna try those foundations too. They seem like good ones.

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    1. They are. I suggest you to try Catrice if you have a chance, they have very nice foundation for low prices. :D

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  9. Vso srečo ;) Je pa dober tale challenge, ni kaj. Bo se treba (nekoč =P ) spravit k temu, ker zdaj (čeprav sem rekla, da ne kupim več nič dokler ne porabim) samo kupujem nove stvari (ki jih "nujno" rabim=P). Me res zanima, kako ti bo šlo ;)

    xoxo, Nyx
    Nyx's beauty blog

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    1. Hvala. :) Jaz sem bila tudi taka, vsak mesec kak nov makeup kos. In potem se zaveš, kako velika je kolekcija in ti je žal, da izdelkov ne uporabljaš. Zato pa sem se odločila za ta challenge in kupujem res samo še tisto, kar me takoj pritegne. :)

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  10. Working hard! :D I haven't done the challenge, but I have hit pan big time on some stuff.

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    1. Good girl. I've rarely hit the pan on products because I always buy something new, so that's the reason I decided for this challenge.

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  11. Whoa! So many things. Good luck :)

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    1. Thank you. I hope it'll succeed. :D

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  12. Uff, veliko izdelkov! :)
    Sama sem izbrala manj izdelkov, čeprav pri produktih za ustnice sva si kar blizu. :P
    Bom pa vključila le ene dva laka za nohte, več ne upam. :D

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    1. Hvala. :)
      Včasih razmišljam, da sem mogoče izbrala preveč izdelkov in si zadala pretežko nalogo, ampak saj imam še 9 mesecev. :D
      Za lake pa naredim poseben post, izbrala bom pa verjetno take, ki so že napol prazni. :)

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  13. Good luck honey!! There are a lot of products but I believe in you :D The Essence ballerina blush is easy to blend with a duo fibre brush, that's how I used it up. I have some face products that are almost gone and I'm kinda excited but I still haven't managed to use up a lipstick or hot pan on an eyeshadow. I think I should do the same and blog about it so I'm more motivated ;)

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    1. Thank you. <3 And thanks for the tip. Actually, when you blog you are more motivated, the same happened to me. :)

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  14. I read that you said you liked the Alverde gel eyeliner and I screamed! YEEES! I thought I was the only girl that liked it LOL I hope you hit your goals haaard :D My goals for this year are to finish an eyeshadow - any eyeshadow, I don't care, I just want to throw something out LOL, Alverde gel eyeliner as well, some eye pencils, and I want to hit pan on 2 eye palettes. Good luck :D

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    1. I have to admit that at the beginning it didn't convince me, but when I learned how to work with it properly I felt in love. <3
      Good luck to you, too. :D

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  15. go taya go :D ja sam vec neko vrijeme stala na loptu i ne kupujem nove stvari (dobro danas mi se zalomio backup rumenila al stvarno je prekrasno i prvo je vec skoro potroseno). s vremenom me pocelo gusit koliko toga imam i stvarno bih rado potrosila sto vise toga. i od svega ballerina rumenilo <3 jedno od all time favorita, nazalost moje je davno davno gotovo :(

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