Project Pan April 2018: Check In #4

I’ve decided to retire my beautiful, my old faithful, my Naked 3 palette. IMG_3191

I absolutely adore this palette! It’s the first non-drugstore palette that I ever bought, and I used it so much during my early years of university. It got me hooked on makeup and I felt more confident the more I used this palette. But, I’ve had it since my second year of university, and now I am in my fifth, and it is showing its age. Limit was so hard that I couldn’t get much out of it without scraping, so I pulled it out and chucked it. As I’ve been using it more often for my Project Pan I’ve noticed that it’s gotten harder to blend and work with, it’s not as soft, and although the smell isn’t bad, it smells slightly chemically now and doesn’t compare to my other newer Naked palettes in scent, texture, and pigment. I’ll probably still hold onto this palette for awhile just because of the sentimental attachment I have to it, but it will eventually have to get chucked.

I used up the majority of Dust, and decent portions of Strange, Burnout, Buzz, Nooner, Factory, and Blackheart, but there still is so much remaining, even after 3-4 years of use. For me it’s another reminder that the average person really does not need that much eyeshadow. I recently did an inventory of my makeup and counted 17 eyeshadow palettes. SEVENTEEN. I will literally never be able to use them all up before they go bad. I want to kick myself for buying so many eyeshadow palettes to be quite honest, and for subscribing to subscription boxes and getting even more eyeshadow palettes. I know I sound like a broken record at this point. But, at least, I know more about how much I actually consume now and can make better choices when it comes to buying makeup in the future! You live and you learn, I suppose.

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(Picture from tarte.com because I cannot take a non-reflective picture to save my life, apparently.)

For the sake of this Project Pan I’ve decided to swap in my Tarte Grav3yardgirl Swamp Queen palette. It’s a delightfully soft palette with some of my favourite shimmers, and I have hardly used this thing since I bought it about two years ago. I thought about swapping in Naked Smokey as it is one of my older palettes as well, but I figured it’d be smarter to pick something a little bit lighter that I can wear to work every day if I want. There’s not even a dent in any of the shadows, so it would be wicked if I could make a few dents and hit pan on at least one shade in the next four or five months!

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