In 2019 I set out with the mission to be more transparent about my negative beauty buying habits. This meant that I meticulously tracked my purchases and spending. Each quarter, I gathered together my beauty empties, and mercilessly decluttered products throughout the year.
Ultimately, my desire to track the items that were flowing in and out of my collection led to the creation of a thorough beauty inventory system. And by the end of 2019 I finally took a risk to share the size and value of my huge makeup collection despite the fear of judgment.
The size and value of my collection was so shocking that I felt motivated to participate in a Project Pan with a specific goal to finish more makeup in 2020. Specifically, I am doing a 20 in 2020 Project Pan.
If you’re curious to learn about my progress with my 20 in 2020 Project Pan, please keep reading.
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20 in 2020 Project Pan | Update #1: March 2020
20 in 2020 Project Pan Update #2 | Products I Finished
In addition to finishing the above 5 items in this project, I made the decision to declutter my Milk Makeup – Mini Lip + Cheek Stick in Werk. Although I have been using this cream blush almost daily for the last 2 months there is been no noticeable progress. In fact, this product looks just as full as it did when I first put it in this project. This frustration, as well as the changing blush scent, lead me to toss this out.
20 in 2020 Project Pan Update #2 | Products I’m Still Working On
Given that this is a rolling project pan, I will roll in new products as I finish projects every month. Every update within my 20 in 2020 Project Pan will include twenty beauty products that I want to finish up by the end of the year.
Although my main goal within this project is to finish morecosmeticproducts, I can only work on so many lip and base products at the same time. Knowing I have a ton of product left in my Bombshell Blowout Spray from Amica, I felt that my 20 in 2020 Project Pan would provide more incentive to use this heat styler regularly.
Previously Finished Products
The below products are items that I finished before my Recap of my 20 in 2020 Project Pan Update #2. As you can tell, I made much greater progress during my first month compared to my 2nd month of this project.
Total Progress as of April 2020: 70% Complete (14/20)
RELATED: Catch up on my 20 in 2020 Project Pan Update #1 in this post.
Final Thoughts on my 20 in 2020 Project Pan Update #2
As I expected, my progress during my 2nd month of this project slowed down. As a result, I was only able to finish 6 more products by my 20 in 2020 Project Pan Update #2.
I am disappointed with this slow progress; however, I need to recognize that the items I rolled in last month will be longer-term items for me to work on throughout this project. As this project continues to progress, I expect that my progress will continue to slow as I bring larger and newer items into my project.
Despite the slowing progress, I am happy to have this project to work on while I am stuck at home. In some ways, being stuck at home has helped me to finish my lip products more quickly. Now that I am home all day, I remember to reapply my lip products periodically throughout the day.
However, I am beginning to hate my ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in Falling Up. Despite daily usage of this shadow, I still have so much product left in the pan. For nearly two weeks straight, Falling Up was the only lid shade I was wearing! I will be glad when this shadow is finally done.
Biggest Goal for Update 3:I hope to finish my BECCA Backlight Priming Filter, BECCA Hydra-Mist Set and Refresh Powder, or my ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in Falling Up by my next update.