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Have you been buying way too many beauty products lately? Is your vanity overflowing with way too much clutter? If you haven't heard of the Project 10 Pan (which I believe started on Youtube, that's where I heard about it!), let me briefly describe what it is. You select 10 (or however many you'd like) products, whether it's makeup, skincare, hair products or all. You must finish these 10 products in its entirely (or "hit pan", where you have used so much of the product that you see the bottom of the "pan") before you are allowed to buy new makeup products. This really helps with appreciating what you have rather than buying more and more things, leaving older products you have to sit in the dust! *There are also exceptions, for example, if you run out of concealer... you can allow yourself to purchase another concealer even if you haven't completed the Project 10 Pan.


Is anyone else doing a Project 10 Pan?! I definitely needed to control myself after IMATS LA and tons of Sephora gift cards for my birthday and the recent UD sale! So, I started up my Project 10 Pan again two weeks ago! I'm determined not to be good and stick with it!


Here are my items that I've chosen for my Project 10 Pan:


1. Sephora Mineral Foundation Powder in Medium 25 - I've had this since March and I'm barely half way!! I use this daily.

2. Sephora Lip Gloss in Pink Ballerina - about half way through.

3. Clinique Lip Gloss in Bamboo Pink - about half way through.

4. NYX Lip Gloss in Beige - still have more than 3/4 of the product left!

5. Stila Liquid Eye Liner in Black - I'll finish this in about a month or so.

6. BADgal Lash - I have about half a month left til I need to throw it out.

7. L'oreal Voluminous Mascara - still have about 2 months til I need to throw it out.

8. Maybelline One by One Mascara - will be throwing this out in a couple weeks.

9. UD Primer Potion - I have two small samples, but I really don't know how long they will last!

10. ELF Blush in Tickled Pink - I haven't even hit pan with this!

and any of my UD eye shadows in my Naked palette, which I haven't even hit pan with!


This will definitely take a long time to complete, but I'm okay with that because I really need to save my money and just enjoy what I have! Smiley Happy


Let me know what your list looks like! Smiley Happy


I have a few products in each category. Most of these things I don't really care for, but I feel like since I spent the money on them I should get some use out of them.


1. Formula 10.0.6 Deep Down Detox Ultra-Cleansing Mud Mask

2. Physician's Formula Tinted Moisturizer(Maybe 1/4 left)--Backup Clinique Super Balanced(1/2 full)

3. C.O. Bigelow lip gloss, Clinique vitamin smoothie, Burt's Bees Acai chapstick, Chapstick brand(all almost finished-less than 1/4 left), and labella fruity shine (full)

4. Sonia Kashuk super sheer liquid tint

5. Covergirl all in one professional mascara (2 months left)--backup Tarte Lights, Camera, Splashes (new sample)

6. Lorac behind the scenes eye primer

7. Estee Lauder double wear eye pencil

8. Blinc liquid eyeliner(sample from birch box)

9. Lip Venom

10. All my face moisturizer, wash, and sun block samples. (In the past month I somehow acquired so many of these)


@maltipoo66 yay, great progress! =) how do you like Benefit's Life on The A List lip gloss? I've heard a couple girls talking about it here (or was that you? LOL!) and I saw it in a couple Benefit sets and was thinking about putting it on my xmas wish list! Tell me your thoughts about it =)


@brandiandi great list! how long do you think it'll take you to finish them? Smiley Happy how do you like the Blinc product? i was hoping for one in my September Birchbox but I didn't get one! and how do you like the Double Wear eye pencil? I swear by the Double Wear concealer so I'm sure the line is great!


I really have no idea how long it will take, but I am hoping around 2 months. These products have just been sitting around for awhile, and I am tired of looking at them. I really like the double wear pencil, but I am looking forward to getting something different since I have had it for so long. Eye pencils seem to linger forever! As for the blinc, I can remove it easily with water. So, I am not sure how waterproof it is, but I love the formula. Easy to apply and not too thick. My only real complaint is the packaging, not sure if the full size is better or not.


@katie723: hey!  I do like the Benefit lipgloss-it is more of a milky pale pink (not very shimmery at all) which actually gives a nice effect.  The smell isn't so great (especially compared to my Smashbox Afterglow lipgloss which smells SOO GOOD).  The staying power is pretty good for a lip gloss, but I just really like the color (you can also use it to down down lipstick colors).


My project is coming right along. As others have noted, I am using up other items that I didn' t put on my list, but have made a concentrated effort to use up.


I threw out the last of some Maybelline Eye Makeup remover that seems to be all oil and no liquid (it's one of those bi-phase kinds) and not working properly. (Have a wonderful bottle of MAC Pro eye makeup remover to take it's place, Yay!)


Here's how my list is coming along:



1) MAC lipstick in Wuss. This is my all-time favorite nude lip color that they don't make anymore, but since it's down to 1/3 I have a chance at using it up. Plus I get the container for Back to MAC, yay, free makeup! Still working on this one


2) Benefit They're Real Mascara- The deluxe sample one from Sephora, tested once and found to be ok, just not my favorite. Found it (it was lost on my desk, got inspired and cleaned off desk and Voila!) and am working on it, it's probably 1/2 gone.


3) Too Faced Pink Leopard Blush- about 1/4 left now, was 1/2 when I started 5 pan. Pan is definitely showing, though I will keep at it til it's gone.



4) MAC tinted lip conditioner SPF 15 in some rose shade, the label fell off, 1/2. Very little left, when it hits the tube, I'll dig out the rest and put in a lip mix MAC tray.


5)Stila waterproof glitter eyeliner in Flash- can't tell how much is in here, but it's relatively new. 


6) Kinerase Deep Wrinkle Control can't tell how much is in there, but it feels like more than 1/2.


7) MAC shadow in Little Minx


8) Sephora Lash Booster-Done and tossed.


9) Shu Uemura Lash Primer Done and tossed


10) Pixi Illuminated Tint and Conceal  Done and tossed




Haha, it figures that right after I visited Origins yesterday, I used up the last of my Caudalie Premier Cru Eye Cream!  So here's a revised list:


1.  Laura Mercier Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 in Bare Radiance

2.  Clinique All About Eyes Rich (maybe a 1/3 left; since this is now the only eye cream I'm using right now, should be gone before long)

3.  Clinique Rinse Off Foaming Cleanser (about 1/4 left, getting close!)

4.  Nars Orgasm/Laguna Blush/Bronzer Duo

5.  Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder (not much left, I can see there's only a little.  No longer bottomless!)

6.  Chanel Eclat Lumiere (taking more clicks to get product now)

7.  UD Eyeshadow Potion Primer in Eden

8.  UD Afterglow Cheek Tint in Fetish

9.  Clinique Fresh Bloom Allover Color in Peony

10. Caudalie Premier Cru Eye Cream  (all gone!)


So now I need a new one.  Maybe Modern Friction scrub from Origins?  I still have half of the jar left and that's the only scrub I'm using on my face lately.  (Plus I'm fairly sure I have a bigger size underneath the sink too.)


....I do have a confession to make though.  I put myself on no-buy for October and ended up having to break it because my face decided to freak out and do reactive redness again due to the seasons changing.  So I had to buy the Origins Plantidote Serum that was in a $68 gift set with smaller sizes of the matching cleanser, mask and full size face cream.  And since I was there and out of my Clinique Sparkle Skin Body Scrub, I got that too and the Step 2 Clarifying Lotion (which I'm almost out of).


So my skin decided to freak and make me break my no-buy!


@waterbaby-  The best laid plans.....


Oh well, you didn't just go nuts and buy stuff you were lusting after but didn't need, so I think we can all give you a pass!


waterbaby: That Origins Dr. Weil Mega Mushroom kit that you just bought is what I want to get for myself for the holidays! I LOVE the Origins holiday giftsets, they are all fantastic. I've sampled the face cream and its great. You absolutely get a pass! Smiley Very Happy




@sephoramusthave:  24-48 hours of using the Mega Mushroom stuff and my face is calm.  Thank GOD!  And yes, it's a full size face cream.  Of course, my scalp has gone crazy too, now that it's colder in the PNW, so when it's not staticky, it's flaking.  Just finally got my hair cut last night though, so much more manageable now.  Plus less drying time!


I just used up the last of my Chanel Eclat Lumiere, so that's off my list.  Time to use the Laura Mercier Secret Brightener pen I have in my makeup case!  (I think there's about half left.)


Oh wow thats amazing. I've always loved Origins! ( minus their horrible organic face lotion though >_<)


I'm almost out of my last compact of Benefit Some Kinda Gorgeous Foundation ( I think I can get 2 more uses out of it) and I'm kinda bummed about it. I love it and it goes perfectly over my natural moisturizing sunblocks but its sooo pricey for the amount you get. If I put on the thinnest layer posible, just enough to cover up sunscreen and even out skintone I run out of it in 3 weeks or less. 


I love pressed powder foundations as well, and have a brand new Lancome Dual Finish lying around, but it looks best with a matte sunscreen like Neutrogena Pure and Free Liquid Daily Sunblock, which I dont have anymore. My skin is dry and sensitive right now so I NEED the moisturizing sunscreen in the AM.



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