Show Me That Pan: Update #2

There’s a lot of stuff this time around. Nothing completely gone yet, but this progress is stupendous!

First up are the two powder foundations from NYX and Maybelline. Both are just okay but I really want to see them go.

Next is a bigger pan on my Smashbox Contour Trio on the highlight shade. It’s lovely, but I’ll be glad to see it gone.

Up next is the Stila highlight from some random palette. It’s okay, I just want to prove to myself that I can finish a full-size highlighter. I will say, it’s much smaller than most highlighters, but I can convince myself otherwise.

Second to last is the Becca Afterglow Palette, with Moonstone being almost gone. SO excited to see it gone! I love it, but the colour matches my skin a bit too well which is personally not my look fo highlighters. I like to be glowing from space, not just the next country.

Last are the eyeshadows. Considerably more pan on the matte white and matte taupe colours and maybe a smidge more on Stila Kitten. The one in the corner, a shimmery burgundy purple is kind of a cheat. I accidentally smushed my fingernail into it while depotting it, I think, so the pan that is seen is not from my actual use, but I am trying to use it up and get more pan showing.

That’s 9 pans showing. Look at me go!


2016 Pan That Palette

This is a bit of a tricky post. I’ve always seen the pan that palette challenges and thought about how cool they are and how much I wanted to do them. So I set the goal I would do that this year. I chose the Kat Von D True Romance palette in Poetica. I bought it at the end of summer 2014 while at Edmonton airport while coming home from Vancouver. I had heard a lot of good things about them and it suddenly came back in stock Andi quickly bought it. If I’m being honest, I bought it for that orange shade. Orange eyeshadow gives me life. It was beautiful. I used it sparingly the past year and a half and when the new year filled around, I thought it was the best candidate. Neutrals? Check! Pops of colour? Check! It sounds perfect!

And then I started using it. Don’t get me wrong, the formula is amazing but I just found myself not reaching for it. And when I did, I just couldn’t achieve the wanted look.everything has a little bit of satin or shimmer in it add sometimes I don’t want that all over. So I would add a few single shadows reported from my Stila palettes. It worked until I realized a few days ago that I haven’t used it in over a month.

So I sat down and had a talk with myself. One, I don’t use eyeshadow every day. I’m lazy and love to sleep. Two, I don’t always give myself enough time to properly do my eyeshadow some mornings. Add three, I’ve hit pan on three of my Stila shades. It just made sense to ditch the Kat Von D and start anew with my depotted Stila palette.

So now I have a tiny little adorable palette that is perfect for my everyday use. I have my warm muted brown as my crease shade, Stila’s Bliss from the In The Light palette. It’s my HG crease shade and I’ll be sad when it’s gone. Second is my highlight shade, a matte yellowy white. Third is Stila’s Kitten. It’s a great shade, need I say more? Then I have a sort of purple-brown shade with a metallic sheen from The Balm. The another couple Stila shadows, one a soft peach shade and the other a matte muted orange that is just perfect in every way. Finally, the last shadow is another The Balm shadow, a cool brown with a gold sheen. And it’s all housed in my smallest MiniMint palette and just looks wonderful.

This palette is perfect for everyday looks and simple. I’ve hit pan on the first three shades already, so panning this palette should be a piece of cake.

Wish me luck!

Show Me that Pan 1st Update

IMG_1699.JPGSo, I think it’s been a couple months since I posted my first pan post and I can successfully say that my pans have gotten larger. Though it really isn’t apparent when I look at them, but compared to the first photo, holy crap. And I finished a couple of deluxe size samples! Go me!

See my first pan post here:Show Me That Pan

First up, I finished 3 things! One was not shown in the previous post, possibly because it was finished before. It was a Becca pressed foundation, nothing to write home about. I did finish the Becca highlight, which is sad but also wonderful. Love the Becca formula but the colour was not perfect for me for the non-summer months.

Smashbox Contour Palette- Highlight shade

Basically, the same as last time, haven’t used it much. Need to get on that.

Stila- Bliss, Kitten and cream shade(from the In The Light palette)

Look at all dat pan on Bliss! Go me! Also doing pretty well with the cream shade, which I used as an inner corner highlight and brow bone highlight. I surprisingly hit pan on Kitten, which I would never have thought of happening. I sometimes use that on top of the cream shade for the highlight, sometimes all over the lid. Bliss is always in the crease. Always.

So, 4 things have pan showing on them, which is pretty good in my books. And three of them eyeshadows at that! I really want to hit pan on a few more things, not necessarily just continuing what I have. We’ll see what ends up happening though.