Project pan 2023 makeup products flatlay

As 2023 draws to a close, I’m sharing my final project pan progress update to show how many makeup products I’ve finished this year.

At the beginning of 2023, I committed to finishing 10 makeup products by the end of the year. I’ve shared 3 project pan progress reports throughout the year to update you on my progress.

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 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 the shade a lot. Although ‘hitting pan’ refers to powder products, a project pan extends to any makeup item.

In my project pan 2022, I managed to finish or throw out 9 out of 10 makeup products, which I was super impressed with. I wanted to meet or exceed this target this year. Keep reading to see whether I used up 90% or above of the makeup products in my project pan 2023!

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Finished products – 6

MAC Strobe Cream in Pinklite

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I threw out the MAC Strobe Cream a while ago, as it was far too old. The texture had started to turn weird, so it was time to say goodbye.

Rimmel Soft Kohl Kajal Professional Eyeliner Pencil in Sable Brown

I finished this pencil eyeliner in the last few months, as it became so tiny that it was impossible to sharpen. I was glad to finish this, as the Victoria Beckham pencil eyeliner formula is my absolute fave, so I look forward to using this more frequently.

Too Faced Damn Girl! 24-Hour Mascara

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I chucked the Damn Girl! 24-Hour Mascara out a while ago, as the formula had dried up. This mascara is great for adding more volume to lashes, but I’ve come to realise that lengthening mascaras work best for me.

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

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The Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray is the OG. I still love this formula and would happily repurchase it. The spray is so good for keeping makeup in place all day. But I’m looking forward to trying new setting sprays next year to see if I can discover a new holy grail.

NYX Professional Makeup Soft Matte Lip Cream in Zurich

The NYX Professional Makeup Soft Matte Lip Cream in Zurich is so beautiful, but it’d been in my collection for far too long and completely dried out. I was forced to throw this out a few weeks ago. But I’d highly recommend this liquid lipstick to anyone looking for an affordable and comfortable lip formula and colour that lasts for hours.

RCMA No-Color Powder

I kind of cheated with the RCMA No-Color Powder, as I didn’t quite manage to finish it. However, I did get really far down the bottle. But I just became uninspired by this product, as it’d been in my collection for ages. I decided it was best to part ways, as I own other setting powders that I much prefer.

Remaining products – 4

Physician’s Formula Super CC Cream in Light/Medium

I’ve probably got around half of the bottle left. I really like the Physician’s Formula Super CC Cream in Light/Medium, but I don’t reach for it as much as other base products in my routine. But, I’ll continue using this in 2024 and beyond.

MAC Matte Lipstick in Taupe

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I love the MAC Matte Lipstick in Taupe. It’s a versatile nude brown that works with so many different makeup looks. However, I’ve purchased a staggering amount of lip products this year, so I’ve constantly been trying new formulas. This is still an icon though.

Charlotte Tilbury Eyes To Mesmerise in Champagne

I love the Charlotte Tilbury Eyes To Mesmerise in Champagne. I forget how good it is until I use it. This cream eyeshadow deserves more attention. I’ve tried so many new single eyeshadows this year that this one has slipped under the radar for the last few months. I hope to use this up in 2024.

Glossier Cloud Paint in Beam

The Glossier Cloud Paint in Beam is still fab, but I’ve found myself reaching for more pink or brown blushes this year. This peach blush is very easy to apply, but it just doesn’t have me in a chokehold like it used to. Plus, it’s pigmented, so a little bit of product goes a long way, making it difficult to use up.

Final thoughts on my project pan 2023 update

So, I didn’t finish as many products this year as I did in 2022. But 60% is still a success for me. Especially considering how many new makeup products I purchased in 2023. Seriously, my makeup collection has expanded a lot. I’m pleased with my project pan 2023 progress.