Project Pan 2021 : 2 Month Progress Update

Project Pan 2021 : 2 Month Progress Update

I thought we’d do a little progress review of my 2021 Project Pan and see how I’ve been getting on after two months. I’ve used a lot of these products exclusively since beginning this project – there’s been some great progress, and there’s also a few items which are still falling to the back of the pile.

Makeup Geek Heart Throb Blush
Goal: Finish / Start Weigh In: 35.0g / 2 Month Progress : 34.4g

Looking at the pans side by side of beginning to now, I can barely see any progress between the two – although I have been trying to finish this blush for almost 2 years at this point, so it’s hardly surprising that there’s been a lack of visible progress. I’m pleased to see that number decreasing a little – but I think this one will take me most of the way through the year! I’d say I use blush about 50% of the time when I do my makeup at the moment, I kind of fall in and out of love of wearing blush and I’m more using this knowing it’s in my project pan project rather than being in a blush loving mode right now.
Review of Heart Throb

RMCA No Colour Powder
Goal: Finish / Start Weigh In: 96.2g / 2 Month Progress : 88.1g

I have used this bloody loads and visually again – very little progress to look at which surprises me as I feel like it’s quite messy and that a lot must waft in the air too! I’m thinking given the state of progress in 2 months it’s been an ambitious target to expect to finish it this year (damn, pushes back my want to try the Laura Mercier powder further back!) but I do enjoy this product and will continue to use it up for as long as needed.

Smashbox Studio Skin Full Coverage Foundation
Goal: Use 10g of Product / Start Weigh In: ? 37.7g/ 2 Month Progress : 37.6g

I’ve realised I made a mistake and not written down the weight of this at the beginning – however I’m not sure that I’ve used it at all yet – I knew I wasn’t going to be making much progress on this until I spring summer as it’s a bit on the dark side for me at the moment! I think I have used it once maximum – so let’s call the weigh in at the start o.1g more than it is now!

Stila Magnificent Metals Kitten Karma Minis x 2
Goal: Finish both / Start Weigh In: 32.1g /2 Month Progress 31.7g

I haven’t used these massively – maybe 6 times maximum since January and I’m not surprised to see that the weight is basically no different as I have rehydrated them with setting spray so I’m adding more weight back in! But I can see the barrel getting scraped around the edge. I think if I concentrated on one at a time – there’s likely 10 uses left in each.
Review of Magnificent Metals

Topshop Lip Crayon in Feather
Goal: Finish / Start Weigh In: 6.9g /2 Month Progress : 6.7g

This is a product that keeps getting lost in my project pan drawer and I’m forgetting to use it. I have used it a fair bit, but not as often as I should of as it’s a fairly basic neutral and I expect this one may be a quicker finish. I think I will manage to finish this by the end of the year, it might just be a longer slog! There’s not been much progress weight wise on this but I don’t think it’s had a sharpen yet, so I suspect that’s where we’ll see some weight drop!
Review of Feather Lip Crayon

Topshop Makeup Fixing Mist
Goal: Finish / Start Weigh In: 79.0g /2 Month Progress : 52.3g

I’ve got back into the routine of using settings sprays again, although I keep finding I reach for a different one on my vanity (I think the bottle design on that one just drawers my eye more, where as this one is getting lost at the back!). I have used it a good chunk still though, although the progress has helped from a little leak giving some unfair progress!
Review of Makeup Fixing Mist

Tom Ford Velvet Orchid Perfume
Goal: Finish / Start Weigh In: 164.5g / 2 Month Progress: 158.8g

I took this out of my perfumes and put it in my project pan drawer and I found I wasn’t reaching for it very often, so I’ve moved this back into my perfume collection and put it near the front and finding I’m picking it up far more often again. I do like this more than my brain thinks when I look at it, but I think once I’ve finished it I won’t be miss it very much once finished off – unlike Black Orchid from Tom Ford which I will repurchase the second I realise I’m on the last dregs!
Review of Tom Ford Velvet Orchid

Pixi Vitamin C Caviar Balm
Goal: Finish / Start Weigh In: 38.7g / 2 Month Progress: 37.7g

This one is getting lost in my Project Pan drawer too – I can’t recall using it at all, I maybe need to move this to my bedside table to pick it up in the evening when I put on my evening skincare. I think I’m also enjoying the staple products in my collection a lot at the moment and they seem to be working really well so I’m more reluctant to add something else in too!
Review of Pixi Vitamin C Caviar Balm

Freeman’s Apple Cider Vinegar Clay Face Mask
Goal: Finish / Start Weigh In: 181.5g / 2 Month Progress : 176.4g

To be honest, whilst this is on my ensuite skincare as a priority product to use, it keeps getting overlooked in favour of the Elemis Superberry Mask – I think because the tube is smaller – mentally I’m like that’s easier to finish first! I actually prefer this one out of the two – so I should be reaching for this more! I will see more progress on this through the year I’m sure.

OZ Naturals Ancient Orient Rice Enzyme Dermafoliant
Goal: Finish / Start Weigh In: 69.8g / 2 Month Progress : 65.0g

Another ensuite sink placement that’s not being used often. If this was a product I could keep in the shower – I’d be more likely to use it as that’s where I tend to want to use a scrub!  Another one I think will be slow going progress product through the year!
Review of OZ Naturals Dermafoliant

Jeffree Star Lip Scrub in Mojito
Goal: Finish / Start Weigh In: 52.5g / 2 Month Progress : 51.0g

I’ve used this a good few times, particularly in January and early Feb as my lips were rebelling to the cold winter bite we were having fairly aggressively. I suspect I should be able to finish this – I feel like I am creeping towards the bottom of this.
Review of Mojito Lip Scrub


Target Hit

Colourpop California Love Palette
Goal: Use 2g of Product / Start Weigh In: 122.0g /2 Month Progress : 118.8g

I’ve used this a tonne and feel like I’ve made good progress – I’ve used the transition colour and deep brown a lot and hit pan on the transition colour (including when I’m trying to use my Kitten Karma Magnificent Metals ones up!). The Supershock shadow on the top left has had a lot of use and I feel like I’m creeping close to pan on that too, and I can see more progress on the champagne colour on the bottom row too.  I do really like this palette and I’m enjoying using it – but I’m finding I’m pushing back finishing reviews off because I’ve been so keen to mark progress on this as complete – and I’m glad to have already hit the target on this. I thought I was going to be ready to declutter this once done – but I think I’d like to continue using it until I’ve used up that Supershock shadow on the top left. I’m technically done and really happy with my progress on this – but I’m going to keep it in my collection a little longer and keep you up to date when I decide it’s time for it to go. I plan to replace this when I’m done with the Natasha Denona Bronze Palette
Review of California Love

Tarte Highlight in Sparkler
Goal: Hit Pan/ Start Weigh In: 46.0g / 2 Month Progress : 43.3g

Given this was virtually brand new when I started it, I was surprised as you may be to see how much progress I’ve made. For the past few years I’ve been using fan brushes and doing a more concentrated highlight on my cheekbones, but I’m preferring something fluffier for a softer glow – meaning I think I am using more up at once. I am enjoying this but I don’t think I’ll be craving it back once it’s finished up. My goal on this was to hit pan as I didn’t expect to be able to finish this. But I’m going to keep this in now until completed and then cycle a new one in.


Cycling In

Colourpop Glitterati Supershock Shadow
Goal: Finish / Start Weigh In: 12g

I thought on the back of a successful target hit of the palette, I’d try my hand at a Supershock Shadow too. this one already has good progress on it and one I liked a lot when I first got it but have used it a lot less recently. The texture of this has always been a bit on the dry side and I’d like to use it up before Supershock Shadows turn to their crumbly stage – also it might get me into using the other ones in my collection which have been forgotten!


Anyone doing Project Pan projects, let me know how your progress is going in the comments.

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  1. March 3, 2021 / 10:20 pm

    Well done on the eyeshadow palette and highlighter in particular! I’ve finished a couple of my items and not far away from a few others 🙂 as I’m not blogging about my Project Pan, I’ll probably just do Instagram updates and share what I’m swapping in at the same time x

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