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Project Pan 2016 - Round 3 | Update #1 | Sample Edition

13 July 2016

The first month of my third Project Pan for 2016 is done and dusted! Since I'm working with quite a few samples I've decided to only feature the empties and items I'm throwing away. In the video I show just a few items I'm working on too so if you'd like a little more in-depth info you can watch that.



Starting off with the empties...

Nars Pro Prime Oil Free Primer - For me this is just a run of the mill primer, it doesn't do anything particularly exciting for me. Not something I would purchase in the future.

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Lipstick in Ex-Girlfriend - Very pretty MLBB shade, not super long wearing but comfortable and felt hydrating. These are still available at Mecca and I did consider purchasing it but figured I should slow down on the makeup buying juuuust a little. Saving my purchases for the things I really can't resist.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Eden - Very effective eyeshadow primer but not my favourite from the range, I just find it a little difficult to blend on me. Currently working on another sample of this.

Ren Satin Perfection BB Cream - This feels like a hydrating moisturiser, so a little slick on the skin but offers no coverage. I would prefer to just wear a moisturiser and get on with my day. Not something I would buy.

By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra Powder - Interesting powder, designed to be used as a setting powder or over your moisturiser at night, it claims it will lock in moisture and help to hydrate the skin. For me this didn't work, I used it over my moisturiser at night and woke up with a bunch of spots on my face. As a setting powder over my makeup it performed much better, really gorgeous finish but as I went through the day it made my skin feel really tight and uncomfortable. Not a product I would buy in the future.


Arbonne Makeup Primer - Another primer that didn't really do anything for me. Not something I would purchase.

Clinique Stay Matte Foundation - Awesome, medium-high coverage foundation with a matte finish. Not really suitable for me at this time of year since my skin is leaning more dry but a formula that impressed me. Will likely purchase this in summer when my current stash of matte foundations is running low.

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Lipstick in Firebird - Gorgeous bright fuchsia that stained the lips, making it wear really well, another one I considered purchasing but decided I could live without after I looked at my bank balance. 

The Body Shop Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream - This is quite thick and definitely offers coverage but I found no matter the application technique I always ended up with a streaky finish. Wouldn't purchase in the future.

Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Primer - Another basic primer, it should be noted that it's quite rare for a primer to do something significant for me so while this was a bit of a nothing product for me it could very well suit many people along with other primers mentioned in this post.

Moving along to makeup samples I've decided to toss out.


Clarins Lipstick in 712 - Really pretty nude pink with a frosty finish, the shimmer just isn't really my cup on tea, I've warmed to it in dark colours but I'm still not a fan in nudes and pinks so this simply won't get used.

Loving Tan Picture Perfect Body Makeup - I should have used this in summer when I had the chance, it's way to dark for me now so I'd have to hold on to this until sometime next year, I definitely don't want to do that so I'm putting this in my donate bag.

NP Set Eye Primer - This eye primer goes on like a silicone primer for the face and my eyeshadow refuses to stick to it.

Avon Lipsticks in Natural Gold x2 - I'm currently working on a sample of this and I'm not a fan of the colour, figured I'd pop these in the donate bag and see if a friend wants to try them out instead.

Blinc Eyeliner - This seems like it could be a nice liquid liner, pigmentation is good and it lasts all day but the applicator gives me a hard time, this can be the downfall of liquid liners in sample packaging.

Samples finished: 10
Samples tossed: 6
Total makeup samples: 109
Value of samples finished: $40.42

Links provided are for shopping examples only, I have personally purchased from some (not all) of these online stores but I highly recommend researching before buying. Items marked * were sent to me for trial and consideration, all other products were purchased by myself and I am in no way affiliated with any of the companies mentioned unless otherwise stated. All opinions are my own and based on my personal experience. Integrity Always..
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