Project Pan 12 Collab: The END

What an epic journey! When I first agreed to do Project Pan, I thought it was be FUN. Oh how wrong I was. This is the song that went through my head (sang to the tune of “The Song That Never Ends“):

This is the Collab that never ends
It just goes on and on my friends
I agree to doing it, not knowing what it was
And I’m wearing the same makeup for 3 months because…
{repeat from top}

😆 I’m teasing. I did enjoy doing Project Pan, especially doing it alongside my collab buddies! 😀
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And I’m really proud of myself for sticking to these products and diligently using them 5 out of 7 days, at minimum.

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PP12: Cargo HD Pressed Powder in #20

I purposely left this one last for the Project Pan update, since this was slightly different from the rest of the items in that I opened a brand new product at the onset of the project, in an attempt to pan it in 12 weeks.
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A face powder is one of those products that I use daily, and I was curious how much product I can go through in 3 months.
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PP12: MAC Eye Shadows in All That Glitters, Patina, Satin Taupe, Romp

Yay, it’s finally a focus on the MAC eye shadow quad! 😀 I’m not supposed to pick a favourite out of my Project Pan items (because the other items would get jealous) but I’m going to admit that I love these eye shadows just a teeny tiny more. Shhhh. 😉
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This is a MAC Pro Palette that I chose each colour myself, they are: All That Glitters, Patina, Satin Taupe, Romp:
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Sadly, Romp is discontinued. But the other 3 are still readily available!

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PP12: MAC Powder Blush in Cubic

I have to first apologize, but this blush is discontinued as of last year. I was as shocked as anyone else when this was announced. I had MAC MUAs tell me they didn’t know what they’ll use now for weddings – it was their staple shade. They were stocking up on this shade themselves.
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Blushes are one of my favourite makeup items, behind eye shadows and nail polish. I own over 150 blushes… 😮 But MAC Cubic is one that I holds a special place in my heart.
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PP12: Bourjois Java Rice Loose Powder

Today I’m showing a product that sat collecting dust in my makeup drawers for years:
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The Bourjois Java Rice Loose Powder:
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PP12: NYX Powder Blush in Taupe PB11

Happy Halloween! I hope you get sufficiently spooked today and also eat enough candies for a nice sugar high. 😛
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Today’s Project Pan item is the NYX Powder Blush in Taupe #PB11:
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It was not by accident that this item is featured today – if you’re in a pinch for ghoulish looking hollowed out cheeks for a costume, perhaps a contouring shade like this could help! 😉

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PP12: Lancôme Khol in Love eye liner in Chocolate Affair

If you listened to the most recent MyLipAddition podcast, you would have heard me ranting about doing Project Pan! 😛 I remain committed to this cause, but I have to admit, wearing the same makeup day in, day out, is really challenging when you have so many other options staring at you! 😉
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Today’s review is an item that is actually discontinued:
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The Lancôme Khol in Love eye liner in 101 Chocolate Affair was released as part of the Spring 2013 In Love collection, which featured lovely Emma Watson:
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PP12: The Body Shop Fresh Nude Foundation in 020 Bali Vanilla

I’m all caught up now! Back in synch with the rest of the Project Pan crew! 😀 And it’s also the half way point to our 12 week project.
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Today we’re looking at the still relatively new Body Shop Fresh Nude Foundation in 020 Bali Vanilla:
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I bought this foundation on a whim back in March when this was newly launched. This costs C$25 for 30ml.

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PP12: Guerlain Rouge G Lipstick in Garance

This is the last of my catch-up posts for Project Pan. I’ll be back in sync next Monday. 🙂
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Today I’m taking a closer look at an item that has made a few appearances on the blog before but never had its own limelight – the Guerlain Rouge G lipstick in 06 Garance:
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While I like some higher end makeup brands, I’m by no means into “designer” makeup brands.  I don’t own any “signature” lipsticks from the likes of YSL, Chanel, Dior… the Guerlain Rouge G is the most expensive lipstick I own (I also have another shade, #863 Provocative, a limited edition from 2013 in a black tube) and it cost me C$52 back in 2013 for this. They now retail for C$59 for 3.5g of product. 😮

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PP12: KATE Stick Concealer in Natural Beige

It’s Canadian Thanksgiving Day today! Happy Turkey Day to my fellow Canadians. Yes, we celebrate Thanksgiving way earlier than the US. Find out why here.  Onto regular programming – an update on Project Pan!
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KATE is a Japanese brand that I had some exposure to when I visited Hong Kong about 5 years ago.  It is owned by Kanebo, the conglomerate that also owns Lunasol and Sensai. KATE is their lower-end drugstore range. Today I’m showing the Stick Concealer in Natural Beige:
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I got interested in this product because people raved about how it is a cheaper alternative for the cult favourite Cle de Peau Beaute Concealer. For those not familiar with that – it is supposed to be The Concealer to End All Concealers.  It also has a hefty price tag to match – it costs $70 USD (approx C$90 at current exchange rate), while the KATE Stick Concealer costs only ¥1,000 (approx C$12.50) for 3.1g of product.  I was intrigued so I ordered this online in early 2014.

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