Sunday, February 23, 2020

20 in 2020 Project Pan - Update #1

In December I kicked off my big year-long Project Pan - I am planning on using up or hitting pan on 20 makeup products through the whole year! So, I introduced the first 10 products in December and now it's time for my first update! 

20 in 2020 Project Pan - Update #1
The lip oil was sent as a PR sample - this post contains affiliate links

While I wanted to use up 20 products throughout the year, I didn't want to overwhelm myself with 20 products at the start, so I will be rolling products in as I'm hitting my goals on products! And, for this project I'm only using makeup products, as I typically go through my skincare products pretty regularly! 

So, I'm excited to say that I already have 2 new products in my first update! This was so exciting because it's such a sense of accomplishment when you reach a goal! 

So, let's start with the 2 products that I hit my goal on:

20 in 2020 Project Pan - Update #1

Raspberry Mint All Natural Lipgloss/Moisturizer - Cherry ~ $5.00. These are all natural lip moisturizers/lip gloss made with 100% natural ingredients: coconut oil, grapeseed oil, vitamin E and natural flavour oils. 

I got this lip oil in January 2017, so I was hanging on to this for a long time. I had just under half of the product left when I started this project and my goal was to finish this up. 

I was using this a couple of times per day, and then I noticed this weird fuzzy thing at the bottom of the container and it totally weirded me out, so I couldn't use it anymore. It had to go - it was done. And, I'm counting this as an empty because I used it up as much as I could. 

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L'Oreal Paris Brow Stylist Definer Pencil in Brunette ~ $10.96 CAN. The 0.5 mm ultra-fine tip of the pencil is a perfect tool to recreate tiny brow hair, allowing you to precisely draw and shape your brows for a well-defined brow look.

I picked this all the way back in a February 2016 Shopping Haul and I've just had so many brow products on the go, that I never really focused on one at a time! 

This is a good formula, and my goal was to finish this up. I used this every day (pretty much with the exception of when I was on vacation for a week) and I was surprised by how quickly I finished this up! 

And, here is a look at the other 8 products in the Project that I'm still working on:

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Guerlain Meteorites Highlighting Powder Pearls in 02 Light ~ $83.00 CAN. An illuminating powder made up of light-diffusing pearls that minimize flaws and add brightness to the skin.

I love these Guerlain highlighting balls - I use them as a finishing powder a lot; but, I've had this particular product since April 2014 (I wrote about it in My First Sephora Orders post). I also have a newer version of these in a slightly different finish, so I'd like to move these out of my collection!

My goal for this is to fully use it up - seems easy, but clearly I've had these for years so it's going to take a while! Here is the progress I've made in 2 months - a little more bottom showing, but still lots more to go! 

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Becca First Light Priming Filter Face Primer ~ mini size for $28.00 CAN (full size is $51.00 CAN). A hydrating, color-neutralizing primer that creates the look of healthy, even skin tone with a natural finish.

I've had this primer for a couple of years now and it's got a pretty luminous finish, so I'd like to finish this in the Winter, before it gets pushed to the back of my collection again.

My goal for this primer is to finish it - I was about 2/3 of the way done when I started this project and I made really good progress! I am almost done this primer - it only has a few more uses left! 

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Too Faced Cosmetics Sweet Peach Papa Don’t Peach Blush ~ $40.00 CAN. A brightening blush that's infused with a peach fragrance.

reviewed this blush in January 2017 and it instantly made my Monthly Favourites then and actually made my Best of Makeup in 2017. I really enjoyed this formula and the shade is gorgeous - it's changing a little bit. 
My goal is to hit pan on this blush and I've been using this a ton over the past 2 months; but, you can't really see much progress yet! 

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Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Highlighting Powder in CandleLight ~ $58.00 CAN. A sheer, opalescent highlighting powder that works to illuminate features with a subtle glow.

This is a highlighter that made my Monthly Favourites back in July 2016 and it was a pretty classic highlighter then! It can also be used as an all over finishing powder or illuminator to brighten up target areas. It's so much more subtle than most of the highlighters on the market now - it just leaves a really light sheen with no shimmer or glitter or anything.

My goal is to hit pan on this highlighter - I've actually gotten so many uses out of this highlighter. In addition to on my cheekbones, I've been using this as a base eyeshadow too and you can see a significant dip in the middle of the pan (plus it's slowly falling apart on the sides!)

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ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in Koosh ~ $6.00 US. Icy silver taupe in an Ultra-Metallic finish.

I loved the ColourPop Super Shock shadow formula years ago - I bought so many of them! I actually got this one back in January 2016 in a set, so I'm surprised the formula has lasted this long and the shadow still looks really good. 

My goal for this product is to hit pan on it - a stretch goal would be to totally use it up. Honestly, I've maybe used this 2 times over the past 2 months - I'm really hoping to reach for it more before the next update! 

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ColourPop Take Me Home Pressed Powder Shadow Palette ~ $12.00 US/$15.00 CAN. This mini 6 pan palette has you covered for your everyday necessities. Includes the perfect, best-selling warm-toned shades, a mix of matte and metallic finishes, and a mirror, this baby is a keeper. Keep one in your purse for touch ups or keep it displayed on your vanity, it’ll be a staple in your collection.

I picked this up in December 2017 when ColourPop briefly sold on Sephora and instantly enjoyed it! It was really easy to use and made my Monthly Favourites in January 2018 and made my Best of Beauty in 2018! So this was great, trouble is I've picked up a few more smaller neutral palettes that I like and this formula is getting quite dusty.

I would like to hit pan on at least one shadow in this palette - it will likely be the matte peach in the top left corner that has a dip in it already. If I enjoy using the palette, I may set a stretch goal of 2 or 3 pans before I swap it out. I've made some really solid progress on the matte peach and a tiny bit of progress on the light brown and champagne shimmer. 

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Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder ~ $8.00 CAN. The Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder is a loose powder that helps absorb oil and excess sebum. Formulated with Jeju natural minerals, this oil-control powder is a must-have for setting your make up and preventing it from becoming patchy due to excess oil.

This came as a little freebie in a k-beauty haul back in July 2015. This is a super fine powder so it works for setting the face - I've also used it to set the brows before. It's good just under the eyes or all over - it can look a little heavy if you don't go really light with it! It does work to keep a natural finish all day and has been fine.

My goal is to finish up this product and I've been making some really good progress on this! You can see a little bit of the purple marks on the side. 

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Colour Pop Lippie Stix "Juice Bar" ~ $5.00. Cool toned berry pink in a Sheer finish, because obviously it’s good for you…

I still have a lot of these lippie stix in my collection and they were some of the first lip products I was really purchasing - this one made my Favourites back in September 2015, so these have been kicking around for a while. I haven't thought about these formulas for a long time, so it's time to use one in a shade I really used to love! (Although, it seems a bit brighter now than I remember - this is a sheer finish lippie stix). 

My goal is to finish this product - but that actually seems like a really big goal. Chances are this will get far more use in Spring and Summer time, so it could take the whole project to get close to that. I basically used this product twice over the past 2 months - I even took it to Mexico in hopes that I would use it more; but, I just don't reach for it much! 

And, since I used up 2 products, I added 2 Products and have updated their progress too:

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Shiseido Luminizing Satin Face Color in "RD103 Petal" ~ sample size (full size is $30 CAN). All-day true color. Silky-smooth finish. Beautiful, shiny color with just one stroke. Create a multi-dimensional look with blush and highlighters to add depth and glowing radiance.

I got this blush back in a 2015 Topbox, so I've had it for quite a while and it's a really love formula - I know I have another blush in this project; but, I used this in my January Monthly Makeup Basket and I couldn't stop using it. Once I finished the lip oil so early, I knew I had to add to this to the project! 

My goal is to use this blush up and I'm well on my way to doing that with this progress that I made over the past month! 

Ofra Universal Eyebrow Pencil ~ $13.00 US. Perfect your brow routine with this pencil that will define, enhance, and shape. Universally flattering on all brow tones, from the lightest blondes to the deepest brunettes, this pencil made from Synthetic Beeswax easily glides onto brows to create a smooth and long-lasting shape.

When I used up the L'Oreal brow product in January, I decided to put another brow product in the Project. I received this twice in subscription boxes - in June 2014 and July 2015, so I've had these around for a while. The formula is fine, but I actually need to sharpen this every single day and it's so annoying. 

My goal is to use this brow product up, and I've been using it every single day since I introduced it, and I'm so surprised with how quickly this gets used up. 

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I'm excited to see how the progress goes with these products over the next couple of months - I will be doing my updates every two months!

I am happy that I've already reached my goal on 2 products! Woo hoo! 


  1. Good job on finishing some products already, you're doing great progress!

    1. Thanks Chantal! It feels pretty good to get through products and I think my next update will have even more!