Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Project 20 Pan is over! Holla!

Yes, Project 20 Pan has been completed. FINALLY. I started it on August 13th of this year, so it has been roughly 4.5 months since I have had the freedom to purchase makeup (with the exception of a few things, like mascara, etc.). This really is perfect timing, because I was pretty much planning to break my Project 20 Pan anyway so I could get one of the new paint pots MAC is releasing in the Cham Pale collection on December 26th. Now I can just feel honest about it!

I've done a few previous posts updating on products I've used up throughout this project, which can be found via these links:

Post 1: Products 1-9

Post 2: Products 10-14

So what were the last 6 products I used up to complete this project?

15.) MAC Volcanic Thermal Ash Exfoliator
: I purchased this when it was released with the Style Black collection in October of 2009, and truly loved this product. It is a black face/body scrub, and the best part about it is when I would use it, my body would look like it was covered in dirt. It's was kind of fun to feel like I was getting dirty when I was actually getting clean!

16.) Benefit BadGal Lash Mascara: This was my first time ever using this mascara, and boy did I LOVE it. It gives lashes both good volume and length, which isn't easy to find in a mascara. I will definitely be repurchasing this one sometime. Some of you may be wondering why this (and the next product) is included in my Project 20 Pan, and it is because I had 3 mascaras to use up, so I used up 2 to get my quantity down to one, so I was still removing items from my collection. Here's my video review/demo on this mascara!

17.) CoverGirl LashBlast Fusion Mascara: I bought this mascara at the same time I bought BadGal lash, and I have to say, I wasn't blown away by it. Maybe it was just in comparison to the BadGal, but I really didn't find this mascara to be anything special. Here's my video review/demo of it:

18.) MAC Engraved Powerpoint eye pencil:
I feel like this is a pretty average black eye pencil. It isn't an extremely black shade (like Feline Kohl Power), but what I liked about this is it was soft enough to use for smudgy/smokey looks. I may repurchase this, but not any time soon.

19.) MAC Select Cover Up concealer: I have been using this concealer on and off since I was 12 years old, and I had about 1/3 of this tube left when I started my Project Pan. I decided to use it up so I have one less concealer sitting in my collection. I find it works well for undereye circles and redness, but it a little thin for covering acne.

20.) NARS Laguna Bronzer: Holy Grail bronzer. I actually had a second one of this, so it counts for my PP to use one up and toss it! :)

So that's everything! I'm so glad I stuck with it and used up some products. It was a really good reality check as to how long it really takes to use something up! A few of you have requested a video talking more about my experience with my Project Pan. If you feel it would be helpful, I'll definitely do one! Let me know :)

xx, Allison ♥


  1. congrats allison! i definitely need to start a project X pan immediately! :)

  2. I would love to see a video on your experience. I know that it's super hard. I'm doing a project X pan right now and I feel as if I'm going nowhere with it ever though I'm making progress slowly but surely.

  3. good job! i video would be fun

  4. hey allison yes PLEASE do a video on your overall experience i would love to see it!!!!

  5. wow that mac concealer lasted you forever! congrats on finishing off those products!

  6. Which paint pot are you getting from the Cham Pale collection?

  7. Please make a video maybe giving tips on how you used them or how often :) especially the hair products because I have a few I never seem to use I would like to get rid of

  8. Congrats! I can only imagine how it was to not buy make up^^
    I would love to see a haul video of the first things you purchase now that your project is over

  9. a project pan experience video would be great! tell us everything :D

  10. where can you see the upcoming mac colliections? i'm from norway, and when i visit the mac website (, i can only see the current collection...

    maybe it's just because we are a little bit behind here in europe??

    anyways, congrats on the finished project pan! i would have been very proud of myself :)


  11. Congrats on finishing. I wondered why you used Eyepencil Engraved so often, now I know. :D
    I really liked your description of MAC Volcanic Thermal Ash Exfoliator.

  12. CONGRATZ! I absolutely love the feeling of using something up completely :)


  14. Congratulations! I'd be really interested in hearing some more of your thoughts and experiences with this in a video. :)

  15. I really want to do this sometime! I'd never heard of it until I read your post.

    Stop by my blog if you get a chance :)