I’m sharing my first project pan 2022 progress report today to show you how well (or not) I’ve done with finishing 10 makeup products.
4 months ago, I selected 10 products that I wanted to hit pan on by the end of the year. These were items I thought I could realistically finish in 2022, considering I only wear makeup on the weekends.
For those of you who don’t know what a project pan is, it’s where you aim to ‘hit pan’ on a select number of makeup products. It’s designed to help you be mindful of your makeup spending habits and use the products you already own.
‘Hitting pan’ means finishing or almost finishing an eyeshadow, blusher, or pressed powder. Being able to see the bottom of the case that houses the product shows that you have used that product a lot. Although ‘hitting pan’ originally referred to powder products, it now extends to any makeup formula.
To see how well I’ve got on with my 2022 project pan so far, with some 3-month progress photos, keep reading.
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Rimmel Exaggerate Waterproof Eyeliner – £4.49
I finally finished the Rimmel Exaggerate Waterproof Eyeliner (which I think is now discontinued or has been rebranded). After a final sharpen, I physically couldn’t hold it anymore, so I had to throw it.
Almost finished products
Tarte Cosmetics Shape Tape Concealer – £24
My Tarte Cosmetics Shape Tape Concealer is on its last legs now. The formula is becoming increasingly dryer, and there’s hardly any product left. However, this concealer seems to have a never-ending supply, so I wouldn’t be surprised if I can get a few more months’ uses out of it.
ICONIC London Prep-Set-Glow – £22
I’ve almost finished my trusty ICONIC London Prep-Set-Glow. I’d be happy to purchase this in the future, as it’s a really lovely glowy setting spray.
As you can see, there’s not much product left now. I’ve used up a fair bit since the start of 2022 too. I reckon I will finish this in the next 3 months.
Milani Colour Statement Lipliner – £7
I use the Milani Colour Statement Lipliner a lot. This wearable lip liner works with most lip colours, so I manage to get a lot of use out of it. It’s getting to the point where I won’t be able to hold it soon.
Products I’ve made a lot of progress with
Giorgio Armani Power Fabric Foundation – £44
The Giorgio Armani Power Fabric Foundation used to be a firm favourite. I still really like this matte foundation, but I prefer dewier foundations now, so I want to finish it. I’ve been using the Armani foundation quite frequently, and I’m probably down to the final third of the bottle.
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ICONIC London Illuminator Drops – £30
As I mix my ICONIC London Illuminator Drops in with my Armani foundation, I’ve also made a lot of progress with this liquid highlighter. I’ve rediscovered my love for this, as I recently tried it for my inner corner highlight, and it looks AMAZING. Since using this quite frequently, I’ve managed to use up a lot of product. But because this highlighter is so pigmented, it takes ages to finish.
KKW Beauty Crème Contour Stick – £13
I’ve finally finished one side of the double-ended KKW Beauty Crème Contour Stick! It really didn’t take long, as the formula is so creamy that it’s easy to use up. I’ve made a lot of progress with this stick since my project pan 2022 announcement in Jan, so let’s see what this stick looks like 3 months down the line.
L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Mascara – £10.99
Ah, the iconic L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Mascara. I’m very confident I’ll finish this by the end of the year, as I use it for every makeup look I do. The formula is starting to get dry.
Soleil Tan de Chanel – £43
Soleil Tan de Chanel doesn’t actually exist anymore, as it’s since been renamed and reformulated to the Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream. Although I own bronzers in my collection that I prefer now, this original and iconic Chanel bronzer still holds its own and gives a lovely bronzed look.
I hit pan on this product last year, so I’m just trying to get the bronzer down to as little product as possible, as I will be throwing it out at the end of the year. This bronzer has been in my collection for years (don’t @ me!), so I need to declutter it.
e.l.f. Poreless Putty Primer – £9
I’ve made a fair bit of progress with the e.l.f. Poreless Putty Primer. I think I can finish it by the end of the year. In fact, I’ve actually almost hit pan on this product, as I can almost see the bottom of the casing. This is one of my tried and tested primer faves, so I’m always happy to use this to create a smooth canvas for my makeup looks.
Final thoughts on my project pan 2022 progress report #1
I’m really pleased with my progress so far with my 2022 project pan. I’ve finished one product and am well on the way to finishing a few more products by my next progress report. Although I love experimenting with different products and colours, I’m still managing to incorporate a lot of these project pan products for my looks, so they’re getting a lot of use.
Paired with this year’s makeup no-buy/low-buy, I’m managing to get through my makeup collection, without it continually growing.
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You’re doing so well! I think you’ve got a good chance of finishing most of these up and making some space in your collection.
Great you’re making an effort to not be wasteful and hopefully you will use these products up.
You have made some great progress! I have been working on finishing a few concealers and powders this year.