While I have been making adequate progress on Project 10 Pan front, I will admit that I haven’t come as close to completely using up these products as I would have liked to have been. Regardless, it’s at the very least time to discuss how things have gone since beginning this – it might very well be overdue though. If you’re interested in the whole endeavor, I’ve linked the first post here. I’ve finished up four products since the first post and am pleased to report that there are only three remaining. The remaining products are the Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation, MAC Studio Careblend Pressed Powder and the John Frieda Frizz-Ease Dream Curls Daily Styling Spray. I love and use the Rimmel Wake Me Up and the MAC Studio Careblend frequently, but have gone through both at an alarmingly slow rate – the foundation seems to be housed in a never ending bottle and I’m not one that can get away with loads of power. Finally on the John Frieda Frizz-Ease Dream Curls Daily Styling Spray note, I haven’t been so dedicated because I’m not in love with the product and have been going for the offering I picked up from Sally’s instead…
Indeed Laboratories Pepta-Bright Even Skin Tone Enhancer ($39.99)
This cream-serum was not only among my very favourite beauty discoveries of 2013 but also has a place in my heart with the few skincare products that offered drastic results shortly upon first use, however the tube is coming to an end and I have other brightening acidic-based products in my arsenal that I should get to before repurchasing this beauty. That was a roundabout way of saying that I would like to finish this AHA and Chromabright containing brightening treatment. If brightness/dullness is one of your skin concerns along with general texture and hyperpigmentation, this product will serve you very very very well.
Finishing Thoughts: I’ve been using this more and more since committing to this task and I have to admit that I have been enjoying doing so. This is definitely a good ‘un and it has so much more product in the container than you’d think – it lasted me over a year with regular usage.
L’Oreal Sublime Soft Gentle Micellar Solution ($12-13)
My mother picked this one up as a gift for me this spring after I placed the product in her hand with one of the elusive coupons that provided a few dollars off – clearly, I may have influenced the decision – and when I ran out of my previous bottle of Bioderma, I gave this one a good go. Months have passed and I’ve used up the majority of my bottle but in recent weeks, I spotted the good ol’ Bioderma Sensibio H20 in the difficult-to-find 500 mL size for less than the price for the typical bottle, and it’s tempting to completely return to the original. However, the L’Oreal is almost a dupe and works 99.99% as well but can’t quite remove difficult eye makeup as well…
Finishing Thoughts: There isn’t anything worthy of note that hasn’t already been said.
Annabelle Smoothliner in Black ($7)
I’ve raved about this creamy jet-black long-wearing liner countless times and for good reason; the creamy texture might not go as far as some others but at its price and quality this one can’t be beat. However, since getting the liner down to a nub, I’ve found myself reaching for other liners but I want to make sure I use this one up before it dries out and just to streamline my stash in general.
Finishing Thoughts: The whole concept of finishing a standard eyeliner that has to be sharpened is a weird one because the nub gets so small before that point that its impossible to apply with any sort of precision and while my liner has gotten to that point, I’m going to try to use it a few more times but after that it shall be declared done. It hasn’t had the cap on for a while so it has been drying out – my fault – but it still functions but really the small size is getting ridiculous and I’m declaring this one done before putting it to rest later on in the week.
Revlon Bold Lacquer by Grow Luscious Mascara in Blackest Black ($8-9)
I’ve been naughty and have had more than one or two mascaras open as of late and now that I stop to think about it, it was a bad idea considering their shelf lives and thus, I’m making an effort to use up my older ones. Now, this one isn’t the oldest (that would be the L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Excess) but it’s close to it and I would rather get rid of this one because I don’t love it as much and it seems to be beginning to dry up in that not-so-fabulous way.
Finishing Thoughts: While I found myself wishing for this mascara to dry up faster, as I much prefer drier formulas, before long this moved into difficult territory that involved way too much clumping for my enjoyment.