Save or Spend 2016: Project Pan Update

Bows & Pleats: Project Pan Update


7 months onwards from my original Project Pan Post and here we are! I thought I was definitely due to update you all on how I went with my little beauty project with the aim of using up more of what was already in my collection. I think overall I did better than expected, but I definitely didn't follow all the "rules" that I set out for myself. Keep reading to find out how I went!



For my Project Pan 2016 I chose 20 products that I wanted to use up including 1 setting spray, 3 primers, 2 foundations, 2 concealers, 1 highlighting pencil, 1 eyeshadow, 4 powders, 1 liquid liner, 3 mascaras, 1 lipstick and 1 lip pencil. All liquid items were marked with a black line on the back of the product with how much product is left to mark progress.

Below you can see my progress with each item!!!


2. Mecca Cosmetica To Save Face Sunscreen - Finished

3. Bare Minerals Brightening Foundation Primer – Finished, literally finished this one up the day after I took these photos so it is now in my empties bin!




4. Stila One Step Illuminate – Primers are one of the items I like to switch up most so I am still going on this one!

5. Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation – Not my favourite foundation and with so many to try I have a little left on this one

6. Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation – Finished up and repurchased!




7. Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof 12 Hour Concealer – A little tiny bit left of this one!

8. Maybelline Dream Lumi Concealer – Finished up!

9. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Duality in Shell/Lace – These type of pencils are so hard to finish up. I favour the matte side for underneath my brows and don’t use the shade “lace” as much so this one is still going.





10. ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in Too Soon – Major major pan but still some left!

11. Benefit Hello Flawless Powder – Finished up!

12. Bourjois Healthy Balance Powder – Still going! I think I sort of forgot to use this one. Woops.

13. MAC Mineralise Skinfinish Natural – Finished! As you can see from the photos below there was a tiny bit of product left which I finished up since taking these photos! I will definitely be repurchasing this one as well.






15. Maybelline Hypersharp Wing Liquid Eyeliner – Finished! Forever repurchasing this baby!

16. Rimmel Wonder'full Wake Me Up Mascara* - Finished!

17. Rimmel Scandaleyes Mascara by Kate Moss* - Finished!




18. L'Oreal Double Extend Beauty Tubes Mascara – Finished up!

19. NARS Audacious Lipstick in Raquel – My perfect nude! Still a little bit to go on this one.

20. Maybelline Color Drama Lipstick in Nude Perfection – I love this lipstick so much! It won’t take much more for me to finish this one up.


12/20 finished up = 60% finished




Overall, I finished up way more than I expected. Obviously things like mascaras, eyeliners and concealers were a lot easier to finish up than eyeshadows, lipsticks and powders. I definitely didn't stick by my rule of having to finish up my one lipstick, before purchasing any new lipsticks or likewise with other categories. I certainly made more of a conscious effort to use what was already in my existing collection but a few months into my Project Pan I did sort of lose sight of the products I was trying to use up.

I think doing a Project Pan is a great experience and I encourage everyone to give it a try and see how many products you can use up in a 6 month period! I tag Melissa from Loads of Lifestyle to share her Project Pan Update as well! We did our original post as a collaboration (read her post here).

Hope you enjoyed this little update! 
Have you ever tried a Spending Ban or Project Pan? How did it go?

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