I Hit Pan!

September 5, 2017

There’s something so satisfying – yet very sad – about hitting pan on any makeup item. It’s a sign of true love, but also heartbreak, because once the shiny silver bottom starts to peek through, there’s not much product left to enjoy. And if it’s a powder, chances are it will crack or crumble before having the chance to use it all up. But I personally can’t help but feel a sense of accomplishment!!

Following my empty product series, I thought this would be a fun post to do, to show you some nearly empty items. These are some of my favourites  – products that I have reached for over and over again – and will most likely repurchase:

LORAC PRO Eyeshadow Palette

The original Lorac Pro Palette was the first eyeshadow palette I ever owned and it has remained my absolute favourite. Nothing has been able to top it! The colours are gorgeous and super pigmented- as you can see I’ve hit pan on a bunch of different shades including White, Cream, Taupe, Mauve (my favourite) and Nude. They blend really nicely too. I like that half the colours are matte and half the colours are shimmery, making it the perfect palette to travel with, especially with its sleek packaging, thin size and large mirror on the inside. It’s also my go-to palette for doing someone else’s makeup because it is so versatile and has a wide range of tones.

Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Matte Bronzer

It’s probably time for this one to be tossed in the garbage. Not because I don’t love it, but because I’ve had it for far too long. But it was the first high-end product I ever bought with my own money, and therefore holds sentimental value…

I like that it is matte and looks quite natural on the skin, adding just the right amount of warmth. I’ve even kept the brush it came with…which I honestly don’t hate. I typically use it for contouring and carving out my cheekbones when I’m feeling super glam. The boxed packaging can be a little bulky, but I don’t mind because the powder is so soft, smooth and worth it!

NARS Blush in Orgasm

I don’t care if the Internet craze for this product has ended…I still adore this blush! Sure, it may have more chunky glitters than some newer formulas on the market these days, but I truly love how it looks on my complexion. It’s such a beautiful warm, peachy-pink with golden shimmers that make my cheeks look glow-y, fresh, and slightly highlighted. It’s buildable and blends nicely without looking powdery. And while it is definitely more of a summer-time blush, I’m never shy to wear it in the winter too. I just love it so much!

NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Powder in Sunny

This has been my go-to bronzer during summer 2017 and it’s the product I most recently hit pan on. I’ve really enjoyed creating warmer looks and the terracotta shade is perfect! It’s matte and surprisingly not too powdery (even though it’s so inexpensive) and therefore looks quite natural on the skin.

bh Cosmetics 10 Colour Professional Blush Palette

Unfortunately, these blushes do not have names or numbers, but I’ve managed to hit pan on the shimmering peach shade second to the left on the top row. It’s not the most finely milled powder I’ve ever used, but I’m a sucker for the colour! It’s quite light but has subtle shimmers throughout and adds a nice, natural looking flush.

What products have you hit pan on?


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