Saturday, January 5, 2013

Products I've Hit Pan On


Hitting pan is one of the most satisfying feelings a beauty hoarder blogger can experience. When your brush picks up the last bit of pigment and the sliver of metal peeks out, you feel as if there's some hope in using up your makeup collection. Alas, the feeling is short-lived because after hitting pan, there's still a long way before the product is completely finished. Here are the products that have pan peeking through, meaning they have been well worn, but are far from being binned.

Revlon Illuminance Creme Shadows in Skinlights - This was one of my first bits of makeup way back when I started experimenting with eyeshadow. As you can see, I mostly use the three shimmery shades as bases for my powder shadows to adhere onto. The beige shade is great on it's own (over an eyeshadow primer) as a brightening color and the brown is a nice base for a daytime smokey eye. Although these creme shadows are somewhat easy to hit pan on and use up, they've lasted me a long time simply because I rotate eye makeup every few days.

Revlon Beyond Natural Blush and Bronzer Duo in Pink Rose - I used to detest this product because the pigmentation is quite weak. It really is super natural because the colors are relatively light and you need to apply quite a lot to get some color on your skin. I mostly use the bronzer side in the cooler months when I'm most pale so that I can build up the color and blend it out for a natural contour. I can get quite a natural look with this product which I've learned to appreciate. While the bronzer might be half gone, there's still quite a lot of blush left....

NYX Eyeshadow Trio in Sahara, Suede and Chocolate - This is another ancient product in my collection and all three shades are basic neutrals that can create an easy eye look. I only hit pan on the two brown shades because I use them to fill in my brows. I use the lighter shade to fill in the inner half of my brow and the darker shade for the outer half. The slightly shimmery champagne would make a nice brow highlight but I rarely use it. Occasionally I will apply it as a face highlight as it gives a very soft sheen to the skin. I figure this trio will last me another half a year or more if I keep using it for my brows.... Talk about bang for your buck!

Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Pressed Powder in Buff - I almost always set my face makeup with powder as I tend to get oily and this is my most reached for powder. It looks quite natural while adding a bit of extra coverage. Even with near daily use, it just keeps on giving and I've neglected my other powders for months in an effort to finish this up! While I like this powder, I want to explore the other options before repurchasing.

How many products have you hit pan on? Do you feel accomplished when you see the pan of your makeup products?

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  1. Rarely do I ever hit pan on my products LOL Because I don't use them daily, it's hard. I make significant dents but not as much as I'd like. U did really well for the eye brow palette! That must have taken forever :P

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    1. I rarely hit pan on anything as well! I tend to switch products often as I have many choices.... Too many.... :( The eyeshadow palette took a few months after I started using it regularly for my brows, I think!

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  2. i always hit pan on powders because i don't use any other until i finish the current one and i think i've hit pan on some nude eyeshadows but other than that, it's really hard for me to finish up a blush or e/s.

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    1. That's a good thing for the powders! I only have three in my collection and one is really light so I only use it occasionally in the winter time. Even with frequent use the Neutrogena one has lasted me years!

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  3. I have yet to hit pan on any of my makeup. Seems like it's going to take forever with all the powders I have xD

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    1. Don't worry! I'm on the same boat as you when it comes to blushes and eyeshadows.... It'll be amazing if I can hit pan on more than two this year....

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  4. hahaha I agree - hitting pan is the best feeling! I don't think I'm close on any of my powder products, but I am close to finishing up a few eye liners and lip products!

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    1. Even though liners and lippies don't technically have pans, they're incredibly hard to use up too! I'm no where near finishing any lip products but I've been using the same eyeliner for months trying to finish it and it's still sharpen-able.... It's going to be so nice to finally finish it! :D

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  5. I was so guilty whenever I saw co-bloggers post their hitting pan entry cuz' I never finish a makeup product at all. I tried, really but I was ALWAYS distracted by new products thus I have the tendency to abandoned the current or old one T__T

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    1. It's okay! I think most of us get distracted easily by new products XD

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  6. Oh dear.. I can't remember the last time I've hit pan on anything! It's hard since I rotate powder products frequently. There's a high chance I'll hit pan on my pressed powder(s) this year though!

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    1. Good luck with your powders! I've hit pan on most of these products awhile ago and yet they're still around so even hitting pan isn't a sign of an almost finished product!

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  7. Great job with hitting pan with all those items! And you're absolutely right, the feeling is amazing! I'm still awaiting the day when I use up a lipstick, then I'm breaking out the champagne! :P

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    1. Haha, I don't think I'll finish a full sized lippie anytime soon. I once finished up a mini sheer lipstick and was SO happy! :)

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  8. I just hit the pan on my Sleek Bronzer! I was gutted - on some products its quite nice because you know you are a step closer to finishing!
    LaceyLoves x

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    1. Hopefully it will still last you awhile! I think hitting pan feels best when you've been using the product for a super long time but don't want to repurchase. If it's a favorite and you can't be without it, it just means you need to get another one :)

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  9. Yay for hitting pans! Especially on e/s & face products! I think that these are the most difficult stuff to finish up, unless you use it everyday. I hope you had a great holiday! ;D

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    1. Thanks :) Hope you had a wonderful holiday as well!

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  10. I've hit pan on a few things too! My sonia kashuk concealer palette, revlon beyond natural concealer, and my eyebrow powder! I have yet to hit pan on a blush or eyeshadow. I am very close to hitting pan on one eyeshadow from the naked palette which is actually pretty sad because it's my favorite eyeshadow.

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    1. I've been wanting to try the Sonia Kashuk concealer palette but I can never find it anymore! Which UD eyeshadow are you close to hitting pan on? :)

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