Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Empties/Hitting Pan

Keeping a blog involves scuttling around the house finding good lighting, extra strain on time management skills and remembering to save empty products for empties posts. I'm pretty horrendous at all three, but worse at the latter. This time I finished a few products around the same time, remembered the practice of empties posts and took a photo to commemorate it. Ditto for the items I hit pan on.


Things I've Hit Pan On
Maybelline Dream Matte Powder in Beige
This was bought after hearing MissGlamorazzi's rave reviews but it's not quite what's it built up to be- it can look powdery and it doesn't meld into the skin so it looks obvious.

Australis Creme Colour for Cheeks and Lips in Flirtatious Pink

Great budget cream blush in the prettiest peachy pink. The texture is drier than other cream blushes but it's hard to beat the price and colour.

Bourjois Delice de Poudre bronzer in 52
This bronzer was the only one in my collection for months before I found NYC Sunny- it's a nice matte bronzer but I grew tired of it because it appeared too dark and reddish. Soon after I hit pan I found NYC Sunny and haven't yet reverted back to the Bourjois.

Revlon Illuminance Creme Eyeshadow palette in Seashells
I've hit pan on my two favourite shades from this palette- the pearly champagne and the matte nude. This palette is something I reach for whenever I wear eyeshadow and I prefer it to conventional eyeshadow primers.





Things I've Finished Up
Nivea Soft
I'm using Steamcream in place of this because the mineral oil content in this moisturiser is unnerving. Nevertheless I enjoyed using it, especially when we were in Northern China. If you're not bothered by mineral oil in skincare products, it's a good option for an affordable moisturiser than works. 

Origins Super Spot Remover
An excellent spot treatment- effective, non-drying and not too expensive- but it has an alcohol base and it stings. I don't mind the stinging (no pain no gain) but I've found a better treatment for spots that helps blemishes to heal without leaving a scar so I won't be repurchasing this for now.

Bourjois Liner Feutre
HG liquid liner (thank you Lena for getting me into this)- my sister used it more than I did, but the felt tip has been worn down to the point where it's fluffy and cannot draw fine lines anymore. I've bought a replacement using the Priceline Sister Club voucher (was anybody else shocked by how much they've spent there?) and the difference between the old and new pen liners is definitely visible.

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo
Repurchased. It's slow to start working and can cause a minor flare-up when not used for a while but once it gets going it keeps blemishes away.

13 comments:

  1. Good job on finishing those up and hitting pan!
    Ooh whats the new better spot treatment that you found? :)

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    1. I've been using a combination of tea tree oil and Lush Grease Lightning on blemishes and it's working well. Not sure how it'll go down with your sensitive skin but if it gets more resistant this combo is worth a try.

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  2. Well done on hitting pan on so many products! I struggle at hitting pan or anything :/

    Sarah
    morethanadored.blogspot.com

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    1. Thankyou! Hitting pan takes a while but it's satisfying. :)

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  3. Isn't it an awesome feeling getting towards the end of things? I finish one full foundation powder every month so now it's on to skincare focus and more make up!

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    1. The ZA right? I used to use powder foundation and it disappeared shockingly quickly. I have amassed so much skincare and makeup- I need to start finishing things to get some turnover going!

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  4. I love seeing pan on products :) I want to hit pan on my Bourjois bronzer too. I quite like it but I agree, it's very warm x

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    1. I was happy with it for months until I finally realised how dark and warm it was- glad I found NYC Sunny.

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  5. Congrats - hitting pan is basically a once in a lifetime occurrence for me, so I am incredibly impressed! :)

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  6. What's the difference between the new and old Bourjois liner? I'm using my Stila one at the moment which has a much thinner/finer tip. I'm still on the fence about Effaclar Duo - but it's a good product to have in the skin care arsenal regardless (if only because I'd be wishing it were mine if I didn't have it :p). My Bourjois bronzer (the one with the swivel mirror) hardens just like their round pot blushes - so annoying! Can barely get any pigment. Grrrr. I wish I could get me another Seashells palette - definitely the best eye primer that I've used, and I've tried Lorac, UDPP and NARS.

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    1. Just the difference in inkiness and the fineness of the line. Bourjois need to update their formula- the powder is way too hard. I haven't seen Seashells in ages- only the other shades with greens and blues. I haven't tried any other eye primers besides the Australis- I was thinking of giving NARS or Etude House a go next?

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  7. Congrats on hitting pan on so many items! I swear I look at my blushes and stuff everyday and I'm like "dammit, why won't you finish up already?!"

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