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Finished Products and Hitting Pan

Hitting pan and finishing a product feels like a major makeup accomplishment, especially when it is something that has been neglected for a while.  So, I figured why not have a thread where we can share this accomplishment.  Perhaps we can all inspire one another, and probably discover a new product or two to replace the finished one lol.

 

I am about to run out of a few items.

 

 

My Buxum Lash mascara is getting low, and my Mega Plush mascara has maybe a couple of uses left.  I wore the Mega Plush a lot this summer.  The Neutrogena concealer feels like it is getting low, but I gotta give it some credit for being a drug store product.  I bought it during the Spring semester, so it has lasted quite a while.  TheBalm BalmShelter TM, which I bought last summer, is almost at the end of its days. 

 

 

 

I've used my Revlon Lip Butter in Sugar Frosting a lot this summer as well, and that is what remains of it.  The nub is what remains of my Sephora Retractable Waterproof Lip Liner in Nude.  I need to replace it ASAP!!  Although no where near finished, I have made a small dent in my Buxom lip gloss in April that came in a 500 point perk.

 

 

 

Another item that I need to replace ASAP: Victoria's Secret Pro Lip Scrub and Balm.  It has helped my lips out a lot since I bought it sometime in February.

 

 

 

 

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This is such an awesome thread so here are my almost finished and finished products:

My 2 clinique and 1 MUFE eyeliners (they are my thumb size now, I have been using them the last 4 months Smiley Happy)

My Clinique lip liner ( only tiny bit left and I have been using it for a year)

Shiseido moisturizer (1/4-1/5 left)

 

My Clinique free with purchase and I totally used up the cream and light pink colors.

 

Clinique makeup brush cleanser

Lancome makeup remover (done).

 

Last but not least my FINISHED SEPHORA GIFT CARDS Smiley Wink  Smiley Wink cause my boyfriend and friend know I love Sephora so here they are: (I have 3 more gift cards but I have NOT finished them so i dont wanna cheat and post them here Smiley Wink Smiley Wink) And my new hobby: collecting Sephora gift cards!!!!!!!! yay me !!!!!!!!!! Smiley Wink      Smiley Wink

 

There are a few more photos but their qualities are not great so I am not posting them: loose powder and blush from chanel, concealer tube and 2-3 more Smiley Happy

 

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Girl you are doing AWESOME!! *pats you on back* I love your pictures!

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Thanks sephoramusthave,

So what I have learned from taking and posting photos tonight was using my photo booth from my apple making the photos in nice medium size, taking photos from my camera made them way too big.

 

I always love looking at you ladies photos and feel happy, so just thought should do the same thing for you girls Smiley Happy

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I love those Sephora giftcards! I get mine from Randalls, they always have the $50 ones, and they make perfect gifts for beauty lovers.

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I've already hit pan on my NARS Light Reflecting Pressed Powder...I think I bought that less than a month ago! Maybe I'm really aggressive with it or something -- because that doesn't seem like a long time! Smiley Happy

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Katie---There might not be much product in the pan. I remember using up my Benefit Hello Flawless powder foundation in a month or less as well...I hate it when companies are stingy with product but the price is up there!

 

I finished my Lancome Dual Finish Powder Foundation in Porcelaine I today Smiley Sad

 

I dont think I have any more foundations....I have one but its way too dark so I'm saving it for summer. I need face makeup! Ugg.....no buy Smiley Sad

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mac northern  lights

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I have so many products, I wouldn't even know where to beGin.  do you guys  chose items mostly already gone and then add more as it goes along?

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I pick item that are almost done/easy to finish then focus on that, then repeat. altho I like doing it proj 10 pan style: pick 10 items that I'm almost done with, then cross them off as I'm done. Then I pick another 10 and so on. Or that's how I plan to do it. I'm at 4/10 for my first attempt. Almost done with 2 of them, but the other 2 (masks) might take a while since I haven't had time to do skincare.

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makeupobsessed-----I get bored picking 10 things and using just those everyday, so I just use whatever I want and as I use things up I write them down and form a list. For 10 pan every time I used up an item completely I came on here and wrote it down. Seeing that list increase gives me the boost I need to keep going and finish what I started. Right now I'm doing the 5 pan (for makeup only) and whenever I use up a makeup item, any makeup item, I go back to the thread and write it down. That way I know what I used up and how much more I need to use up to complete my 5 pan. You dont have to use items that are almost empty, but if you have a hard time using things up, it can give you the confidence you need. I've thought about doing a skincare only 10 pan, but I'm putting that off.

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I'm doing something a little odd by most standards- for 2013, I have a shopping bag dedicated to empties- from makeup to skincare to finished sample packets, body washes. etc.  I want to see just how much I consume in a "typical" year so I can monitor my spending in the future.

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Smart idea! Thanks for sharing your idea.. I just might do that as well.

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I know it's weird, but I've been doing the same thing too. I've been keeping a little notebook on my vanity where I write everything I finish up. I really want to know just how much I spend on beauty products for a year- it's adding up much more quickly than I expected. 

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This just might be my absolute favorite thread on BT Smiley Very Happy

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This is such a good idea! Mac Studio Fix Fluid in NC15.. Loved this. But, won't be repurchasing. You can't tell in the picture but it is completely gone, I can't get anything out of it.

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Full Coverage Foundation. I probably have 5 or so uses left of this.. sad day when this runs out. Not sure if I'll repurchase or not.

Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Waterproof Concealor. Freaking love this. Will repurchase ASAP. Cannot live without.

Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Face Primer. Seriously cannot get anymore product out. Loved it, but probably won't repurchase. I like my benefit porefessional more. Maybe will repurchase in the winter when I need more moisture.

Benefit Porefessional. 5-6 uses left. Going to die without this product so will repurchase asap.

MAC Moisturecover Concealer. Love this concealer as well and might repurchase. Great under eye concealer. Probably will repurchase next time i'm in a mac store.

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural. Cannot get anymore off of this. It was okay. My skin is too dry for this right now. Makes it look cakey. Maybe will repurchase when my skin is more oily. I love my hourglass powder in dim light now so I won't repurchase this for now.

Benefit Hoola. Probably won't repurchase. I want to buy NARS laguna next or Too faced milk chocolate or maybe a cargo bronzer. Which would anyone suggest for lighter skintone? Not looking for very dark.

Origins Make A Difference Plus moisturizer. It has a different scent that I'm guessing a lot of people won't like but it really grew on me. I used every single drop of this that I could get out and I am so sad it's gone. Probably will repurchase.

Benefit Total Moisture Facial Cream. I think I am going to die without this.. Already my third pot of this so I will definitely buy a fourth. The packaging is also so nice! Glass and a very nice lid. Love love.

 

Also some that I already threw away the packaging....

NARS Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base. Love. Already repurchased. Will not go a single day without that primer.

Urban Decay Lush Lash Mascara It was alright. Probably won't repurchase. Alrady purchased Diorshow Waterproof and I love that WAY more.

 

I think that's about it.. Man I need to go shopping... LOL Smiley Happy

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I just finished yet another product- Boots No. 7 4 in 1 wipes:

 

 

I mentioned downthread that I'm keeping track of everything I finish in 2013 so I can adjust my spending accordingly since I have no more room for makeup! I've finished all of these in 2013 or they've expired.

 

4 x Boots 4 in 1 wipes

6x bubble bath/body wash

3x cotton rounds

2 x nail polish remover

 

1 x Deborah Lippmann base coat

1 x Deborah Lippmann top coat

1 x Aveda personal blends body mist

1 x Trish McEvoy #6

1 x Marc by Marc Jacobs Dot

 

I've finished all of those- but the mini mascaras all expired.

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I just discovered a couple more products that just had a teeny bit living in the depths of my stash.  This includes about 5 powder compacts all at pan (!).  Looking forward to finishing some of them.

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rawrxjasmine---I feel ya on the maryloumanizer and blistex lip medex. Both are holy grail products for me. Thanks for sharing!

 

I have 1-2 uses left of my Benefit RSVP shadow and my Benefit Dallas bronzer, so I will have pix of those pretty soon. Smiley Very Happy

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origins never a dull moment scrub

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I am hitting pan on a couple of eyeshadows. Woohoo! A couple of shadows in the wet n' wild COLOR ICON™ EYESHADOW COLLECTION comfort zone, the silver color in the L'Oreal Paris HiP high intensity pigments™ Metallic Duos, and Milani runway eyes beach sand. 

 

I found this little eyeshadow palette at Walgreens for $.99 so of course I had to try it out! I'm not even sure what the brand was, but I was completely surprised by the color pay off on these. I pretty much used it everyday for such a long time, you can obviously tell which ones were my favorite. Ha. I got the Fibre Lashxtend in my November 2012 Birchbox and fell in love, I'm not even sure how many uses I will get out of it anymore, its about all used up!

 

(Sorry for the terrible picture)

I also got this little sample of TheBalm Mary-Lou Manizer in my October 2012 Birchbox. I fell in love right away, and pretty much use it everyday. I already ordered a full size backup for when I use this one up.

 

I also just used up a pack of the Garnier Refreshing Remover Cleansing Towlettes. I'm also almost out of my Blistex Lip Medex, this stuff was a life saver this winter!

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Project 10 pan takes too long, so I'm just gonna upload whenever I finish 5 items to help me keep track, and get a sense of accomplishment.The Sephora moisturizer was better than expected. I stopped 3 pads short of finishing Brighter by Nature a couple month ago due to skin sensitivity (overuse), finally remembered and finished it. *phew* another batch done.

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Good job beautytester!

 

I still have a long ways to go with my skincare stash, I have one cleanser thats more than halfway gone and a scrub thats halfway gone as well, but it will take me some time to finish those up. I've been good about using masks lately, been kinda ignoring them the last few months. Right now I'm using up samples first (only have one left) then I will continue with the ones I have.

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O_O

 

They're sooo....soooo....clean....

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Hehe. I try. I only dip in my products with a clean brush. Smiley Very Happy

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