Pan That Palette 2018 Finale/Will I Do It Again?

After a year of dedicated panning, my Pan That Palette Challenge 2018 has come to an end. As the challenge wore on, I lost the motivation to work on my Anastasia Master Palette by Mario. Why? After 12 months of using the same palette all the time I became so bored. Makeup is a creative outlet so I want to create different looks and feel inspired by my eyeshadow. Nevertheless, this challenge was eye opening for me.

Please keep reading for to see how I progressed throughout the year.

Pan That Palette – Intro

ABH Master by Mario

I started the Pan that Palette Challenge in February 2018 – with the goal of finishing this entire palette before February 2019. Having heard that Anastasia Beverly Hill’s eyeshadow formula is “easy to pan” due to the brand’s soft, powdery formula, I figured finishing this palette in a year would be a doable goal. At the starting point, I already hit pan on the shades, Marina and 5th Ave.

Pan That Palette – Update #1


ABH Master by Mario

By the 1st update, I learned that even the most powdery shadows can be difficult to use up. Thus, I adjusted my Pan that Palette goal. Instead of aiming to use every shade completely, I wanted to hit pan in every shade. At this point, I only hit a new pan on one new shade, Kim.

Pan That Palette – Update #2


ABH Master by Mario

By my 2nd update, I realized that I likely wouldn’t even hit pan in every shade despite seeing continued progress. While the shimmers were relatively easy to work through, I couldn’t make a dent in the mattes. Also, certain shades were harder to blend and produced a good deal of fallout. So I knew I wouldn’t hit pan on the shades, Bronx or Claudia. Nevertheless, I saw some improvement as I hit pan in Hollywood and Paris.

Pan That Palette – Update #3


ABH Master by Mario

In my last update, the dents in the matte shades Lula and Isabel became more pronounced. Also, I hit “baby” pan in the shade, Muse. At this point, I still felt compelled to hit as much pan as possible and I set my sights on the shade NYC.

Pan That Palette Finale

If i’m being totally honest, I pretty much gave up on this challenge when I wrote this post late December 2018. However, I held onto hope that I might feel inspired to work on the shade NYC. However, I’ve only reached for this palette twice in the last two months. In fact, I was so sick of this palette and this shade that I started to prefer going out of the house without makeup.

Despite all my complaints,  I made great use out of the ABH Master Palette. I hit a sizable amount of pan in 6 of the shimmer shades and have large dents in the shades, Lula and Isabel. Could I have dug my brushes into each shade just to hit pan in every shade? Sure – but then this challenge would have been pointless because I would have wasted my money anyway. Although the Master Palette is still one of my all-time favorite eyeshadow palettes and this served me well over the last two years, it is time to retire this palette from my daily routine.

Will I ever try to Pan that Palette again?

Honestly, I have no immediate plans to do this challenge again. Although eye-opening in showing me how arduous it is to finish an entire palette, I neglected so many other products just to attempt to use this palette more. Makeup is fun – but by the end, I wasn’t having any fun. I felt obligated to use my Master Palette, so every look I created felt uninspired. Also, I learned that I can use a palette all the time, but still see no visible dents in a shadow and that is okay. In the future, I may include certain shades in my rolling year-long project pan, but I am unlikely to add a full-sized palette.

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Pan that Palette Finale

What are your thoughts on Pan That Palette? Have you done this challenge before or are you taking part in it this year? Please let me know your thoughts in the comments below.