Products I've Hit Pan On

Thursday, October 18, 2018

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One of the undeniable testimonials of one's usage of one's makeup is the delightful phenomenon that we makeup junkies like to call 'Hitting Pan' where the base packaging of the product becomes visible as more and more of the product is used up. This has been extended to other non-pan products too all in the pursuit of achieving that satisfying moment of actually using a product up entirely.

There was a time when seeing that glimmer of silver peeping through from beneath a powder would fill me with dread but these days it fills me with joy. It usually means I love the product in question and use it so often that I can no longer hide my love for it because the visible pan speaks for itself.

The last time I did this post was back in March 2016: Products I've Hit Pan On but while I have you here I thought I'd talk you through the products I have hit pan on currently.

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Bourjois Healthy Balance Pressed Powder

It just might be fair to say that my love of this powder is well documented. I've used up several of these over the last 5 years. It iss so finely milled, melts into my skin and seals my makeup with a perfect layer of powder that mattifies without appearing flat while offering a tiny bit of extra coverage. Sadly they've repackaged this product into this bulkier compact, with an unnecessary added sponge underneath a large dome shaped lid which quickly broke off. I am convinced though that the powder product inside is still the same despite having new shade numbers and a new name.

NYX HD Finishing Powder - Banana

For a long time this was my secret to flawless concealer application. I would take a damp sponge and press on a light layer of this yellow-toned fine powder to seal my concealer in place and make it last without creasing all day. These days I reach for a loose powder to set my concealer and so this powder has been a little neglected. I did enjoy it a lot though, as you can tell by the pan show. But I think this one may end up in the bin soon as I just don't have a need for it anymore.

Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick - Taupe

Okay so I am aware this isn't technically a pan but this little stub is all I have left of this creamy eye shadow stick. The mid-tone beige works well to even out and brighten my eyelids just enough to give them a lift should I choose to wear this alone, or as a blank canvas over which I can apply other eye shadows. It lasts very well throughout the day, doesn't crease and helps powder shadows stay put and blend more evenly on my eye lids. I have already re-purchased this because it is one I rely on almost every single day.

Tarte Toasted Palette - Cashmere

I've said it before, I'll say it again, I don't know why I bother buying full eye shadow palettes anymore when I usually only use one or two shades from each. This is the perfect example of this. I absolutely fell in love with the shade Cashmere and while sometimes I will apply it all over my lid and add some of Latte into my crease, most days I simply use Cashmere, a matte peachy toned beige, all over my lid. It doesn't appear ashy or chalky which is what makes it such a usable shade for me as it brightens my eyes while appearing completely nude. I will be on the search for a single eye shadow that resembles this as closely as possible very soon.

Too Faced Natural Matte Palette - Sexpresso, Strapless, Honey Butter

The love that I have for this palette is entirely indisputable. This isn't one of those ones that I was panning for the sake of panning or forcing myself to use just to make sure I get my money's worth - I genuinely love the shades and used it a lot over the last couple of years. I find these matte shadows so easy to work with, they blend like a dream and I was able to create a few varieties of nude, brown, matte every day eye looks with these shades alone. I also use a couple of these shades on my brows especially for special occasion makeup when I need a more dramatic brow to balance out the heavier makeup and eye look. I have thoroughly enjoyed this palette and wouldn't regret getting rid of it simply because I got so much use and enjoyment out of it over the years. And while I would miss it, I now have so many other palettes and shadows that fill me with as much joy as this palette did.

Bobbi Brown Blush - Tawny

This was my wedding day blusher so yes, this is a very old product. I still use it (don't judge me) because its a lovely pinky brown shade that is so flattering on my complexion. It instantly brightens and lifts my face but somehow still looks as natural as a pink blusher can. Since hitting pan I was convinced I would repurchase this but I recently bought a brand new Bobbi Brown blusher (after nearly 9 years). If this one completely falls apart though I would definitely get a new one mainly for sentimental reasons.

No7 Blusher - Honey

I'm sure you can tell by now that my makeup style these days is very natural and I prefer makeup that just about shows up on my skin for the most part. This blusher is one that I've loved for many years because it look like a very light bronzer and is maybe a shade or two deeper than my skin tone. So the effect I get from using this looks very natural and gives me a touch of colour and definition without looking like makeup at all. I was kindly gifted a brand new one of these by the lovely Dagmara - Mummy's Beauty Corner so I can use this to my heart's content without the usual dread.

& Other Stories Blush - Canvas Taupe

And yes, my pans all seem to reveal my love of matte makeup. This blusher saw me through our house move, so for a while when I was living out of a small makeup bag, this was my only blusher and as you can probably tell, I didn't miss any of my other blushers. Its a difficult colour to describe because sometimes it appears more pinky, sometimes more brown and sometimes even a little terracotta. This is probably why I didn't feel like I was missing any other shades. The formula is lovely to blend and lasts well on the skin. I have actually repurchased this already because I fear this will crumble suddenly one day but I also bought another shade - Nude Stockinette - which currently I think I prefer to this shade.

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Do you share love for any of my panned products? What have you hit pan on recently? I'd love to know...




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