Project Use Up

After my failure to use up my complexion products in last year’s Project 10 Pan within the allotted time period, I’ve been hesitant to officially begin another project or challenge. Nevertheless, I’ve been getting better at using products up to completion as of late and want to continue so I thought I would begin this – without any imposed restrictions this time.

DSC_0747Neutrogena Acne Stress Control 3-in-1 Hydrating Acne Treatment ($11/59 mL): This is a particularly excellent 2% BHA product, with a soothing lightweight gel-cream base but now that I know that Neutrogena has unfortunately discontinued the product, I’m ready to move on and try something else to help with inflammation and clogged pores. It’s particularly impressive as a chemical exfoliant because it’s so affordable while not containing drying alcohol like every BHA product ever, and it has a nice amount of the antioxidant, green tea. I’ve enjoyed using this gel BHA a few times per week and only have 1/3 of the tube left but I’m going to force myself to continue using it despite the wave of anxiety I feel when I even think of being without it. Irrational, I tell you.

Boots No 7 Beautiful Skin Hot Cloth Cleanser ($10-12/ 200 mL): In previous reviews of this lovely cream ‘hot cloth cleanser’, I’ve stated that I adore this affordable luxe-feeling and gentle cleanser and that definitely still stands but now that I’ve had it in the rotation for over a year and the packaging is peeling apart, I think it’s time to make a move on with finishing this up – especially before I even contemplate picking up another cleanser.

Nuxe Reve de Miel Lip Moisturizing Stick ($8/ 0.14 ounces): While this stick-format balm is not exactly holy grail material because it does not instantly bring about smooth hydrated lips, it is the best that I’ve yet to try overall – with its easy packaging and substantial emollient texture. This balm is a standout because it never irritates my sensitive lips with menthol or anything of that sort and actually seems to actively leave my lips hydrated after application. This is another example of the case where I avoid using up the last little bit of a product out of fear of the change of getting by without the product but I need to get over it. I bet I could justify trying out the traditional balm from this line after I use this up…

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation in 100 Ivory ($11-12/ 30 mL): Without a doubt, this affordable hydrating foundation is among my absolute favourite formulas because it always suits my perpetually dehydrated skin but I’m going to be extremely upset if this is not the first product to be finished. Over the last month in particular, and the last year more generally, I’ve driven myself insane by forcing myself to wear this foundation as frequently as possible – which has been daily as of late. I reviewed it in the earlier days of my blog here. The end better be near.

Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer & Highlighter in 010 Ivory ($7-8/7 mLs): Rimmel’s “highlighting” concealer is a nice concealer, however I don’t find it highlighting in the slightest. I have included it in faavourites posts before and I stand by that because I have difficulty with concealers to disguise my under eye darkness and this medium buildable coverage offering fit the bill. Now, I’m just kind of done with it because it’s not my absolute favourite as it has enough coverage that I don’t find the yellow tone and matte finish to be ideal. I have a good number of drugstore concealers that aren’t ideal for me and I just want to work through them, this being the first one as its lasted so long.

Any thoughts on using up products etc.?
Maggie, x.

One thought on “Project Use Up

  1. I really did like that Rimmel concealer – the only thing I didn’t love was the brush applicator – kind of unnecessary in my opinion. Great job finishing these products up! 🙂

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