After years of self-paced, yearlong rolling Project Pans, I’ve decided to participate in my first collaborative project: Partners In Cream 2.0. Curious to learn more? Keep reading for my Partners in Cream 2021 Introduction.
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What is Partners in Cream?
Partners in Cream is a yearlong, rolling project pan that was created by YouTubers Steph Lyons and DaLin (of Outward Processing). This project specifically focuses on using the cream and liquid products in our collections. Participants can set their own goals – whether they’re usage based, to hit pan, or to completely finish. Skincare and haircare products are allowed in the project – only powder products are forbidden.
What are the Rules for Partners in Cream 2.0?
This year’s Partners in Cream Project Pan “rules” are fairly consistent with last year’s:
Select 3-6 cream products
Rolling-style: once a goal is met, roll a new product in
Share progress updates on the 10th of every month
Quarterly refresh available at the start of every season
Skincare allowed – just no powder products
What Am I Working on?
Glossier – The Lip Gloss ($14.00, CF)
The Glossier Lip Gloss has been the bane of my existence since putting it in my 20 in 2020 project. With the need to wear masks while outdoors, my lip gloss usage has tapered down. However, I’m determined to use this gloss up in 2021.
If you read my KKW Creme Contour Stick review, than you know that I love this natural-looking cream contour. Despite the claims that this contour stick contains very little product, I’ve still struggled to use up this contour stick. Very little is needed in order to add a lightly sculpted effect to the face.
To this day, Maybelline remains one of my favorite drugstore brands. They continue to release affordable, shade-inclusive foundations in a wide variety of formulas. Although I love the longevity and effect of the Superstay Foundation, the shade 120 Ivory oxidizes slightly on me. Therefore, I use this foundation less often than others in my collection. Nevertheless, as one of the oldest base products in my collection, I am determined to finish this year. At this point, there is roughly half the bottle left.
I am so bitter that I was unable to finish my mini Milk Makeup Highlighter in Lit during last year’s product. Often times, I don’t remember to apply cream highlighter prior to powdering my face. I am determined to finish this mini in 2021.
Urban Decay Cosmetics Vice Lipstick in Liar ($19.00, CF)
Honestly, I’m mad at myself for not finishing the Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Liar. With the need to wear masks, I rarely ever use cream bullet lipsticks when I’m going out and about in my mask. Simply put, I hate the mess that they cause underneath my mask. However, if I fail to finish this bullet lipstick in 2021, something has clearly gone wrong.
My aim is to finish or hit pan on at least one product every single month of 2021. This equates to a minimum of 12 cream products finished this year. Although a seemingly less-lofty goal than my goal to finish 20 makeup products in 2020, I am more nervous about hitting this number. Simply put, cream and liquid formulas typically take far longer to work through and show progress than most powders. Also, unlike last year’s project, I’ve included a few products with more far more product left to use up.
In regards to next month’s update, my doable goal is to *finally* finish my Glossier Lip Gloss. Finishing my Urban Decay Vice Lipstick will be my stretch-goal.
Final Thoughts on my Partners in Cream 2021 Introduction
In the end, my ultimate Partners in Cream 2021 goal is to get better use out of the cream products in my collection. With cream products being a major trend in 2019 and 2020, I’ve amassed a rather large collection of cream and liquid products. While I love the natural, skin-like finish that cream and liquid formulas provide, I sometimes struggle to reach for these products prior to powdering my face.
Unfortunately for me, cream product expire much more quickly than their powder counterparts. As such, I need to make a greater effort to finish or hit pan on these products.