Although I’ve been steadily project panning since the start of my first blog in 2016, I typically refrain from participating in popular projects. In fact, my 2018 attempt at Pan That Palette remains the only popular challenge I’ve participated in. However, this year I decided to partake in the 20 in 2020 Project Pan. Keep reading for my 20 in 2020 Project Pan September Update.
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Also, I decluttered the Smolder Cosmetics Lumi Dew Hydra Mist in Nebula. The spray smelled strongly of baby powder. Additionally, it actually made my makeup breakdown more quickly than normal.
IT Cosmetics Mini Brow Power Universal Brow Pencil
The IT Cosmetics Mini Brow Power Universal Brow Pencil* (12.00, CF) thoroughly impressed me. Although this brow product doesn’t look that special, the stiff formula allows wearers to apply just the right amount of product. Also, the stiffer formula helps extend the life of this pencil. In fact, I steadily used the mini for the last nine months! In other words, buyers truly get their money’s worth.
I forgot that my Bite Beauty Line & Define Lip Liner was in this project until it was time to make my 20 in 2020 Project Pan September update. In fact, I just assumed that his product was a focus product within my daily makeup basket. In other words, I thought this was a product that I was trying to pan outside of the project.
Glossier Balm Dot Calm & Clear Lip Gloss
Overall, I’ve been making super steady progress with my two Glossier lip products.
The Coconut Balm Dotcom* ($12.00, CF) is one of my absolute favorite lip balms. In fact, I already purchased a backup of this cult favorite. If I weren’t trying to *unofficially* pan two other lip balms, I likely would have finished this balm.
The Clear Lip Gloss* ($14.00, CF) feels like more of a challenge. Although this is one of my top ranked lip glosses, I struggle to use clear lip glosses over pigmented lip products. Why? To avoid making the gloss murky or tinted, I need to apply with my finger instead of the applicator.
Second, we are in the middle of a global pandemic. I don’t know about you, but wearing lip gloss underneath a mask feels as unpleasant as it sounds.
Pat McGrath Labs Mini Lust Gloss in Bronze Temptation
I am happy with the progress that I’ve made with my Pat McGrath Mini Lust Gloss in Bronze Temptation* ($16.00, CF). Compared to the Glossier Lip Gloss, this is far more pigmented and thick. However, progress is steady.
Sephora Lip Liner to Go in Fresh Berry & Deep Aubergine
Obviously, I haven’t made very much progress on either of my Sephora Lip Liners to Go. Both Fresh Berry and Deep Aubergine ($6.00) were barely touched. However, these shades don’t exactly scream summer. I anticipate that I’ll make better progress with these during the Fall months.
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Liar
Without a doubt, the progress on my Urban Decay Liar Vice Lipstick* ($18.00, CF) is the most impressive in my 20 in 2020 Project Pan September update. I am finally past the ”UD” embossing on the lipstick tube. With steady use and reapplication, I may finish this lipstick this year!
Artist Couture Mini Diamond Glow Powder in Illuminati
LOL. Why did I think that I could pan a loose powder highlighter in a single year? Despite steady use, my Mini Diamond Glow Powder in Illuminati ($14.10, CF) is still going strong. In fact, the only noticeable change is that I changed the packaging.
BECCA Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder
Without a doubt, I will finish this setting powder before the year’s end. Overall, the quality of the Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder* ($39.00, CF) rapidly declined with age. However, I enjoyed this powder while it felt hydrating and wet.
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand
I feel like I will finish my Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand* ($38.00, CF) this year. However, the dark, opaque packaging makes it difficult to measure my progress.
Glossier Stretch Concealer in G10
Clearly, I’ve barely touched my Stretch Concealer in G10* ($18.00, CF). First, this summer I experienced the worst and longest eczema flare up in my life. As a result, I struggled to put anything on my skin – even “calming” skincare products. Second, the few times I wore makeup, I reached for my Revlon Candid Concealer.
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation Trial Size in R30
I anticipate that I’ll finish this foundation sampler prior to the next update. In general, these deluxe samples from Sephora are a wonderful way to test a new foundation without committing to a full bottle.
Milk Makeup Mini Highlighter in Lit
It will take a miracle for me to finish my Milk Makeup Mini Highlighter in Lit* ($14.00, CF). Although I love this dewy, champagne highlighter I only need to apply a small amount to my cheekbones. Nevertheless, I am determined to get my use out of this highlighter. Therefore, I started applying this as my brow bone highlight.
Read my complete thoughts on this highlighter, as well as other favorite Milk Makeup products in my Milk Makeup brand review.
Overall, using up makeup products remains the main focus of my 20 in 2020 Project. However, as the year progressed I allowed myself to rotate in one non-makeup product.
Amika Bombshell Blowout Spray
My progress using the Amika Bombshell Blowout Spray ($25.00, CF) is minimal. Again, I am not going outside very much. Therefore, I rarely blow dry my hair.
20 in 2020 Project Pan September Update
Despite my skin issues and the state of the world, I am pleased that I finished one product. With steady usage, I fully believe that I can finish at least half of the aforementioned products. For the next update, finishing my BECCA Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder remains my goal.