Pan that Palette 2016 May – (Relaunch!)

Soooo, yeah, I FAILED! I failed big time! Early last year I started a ‘Pan that Palette Challenge’ which ended with my last update in March 2015. I hadn’t even hit pan on any of the products in the palette yet! But, here I am, happy to admit my failure and come back humbly to try again! They say on average it takes 8 failed attempts before you can successfully quit smoking, so with that in mind, I’m taking my makeup buying addiction head on again. Hello, my Pan that Palette 2016!

Stay tuned for a Project Pan post coming up soon, but for now let’s just stick with this pan that palette. I will update my progress on this palette once per month. To see all the initial photos and information about the palette, check out my first Pan that Palette post here.

The Palette

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The shadows are actually reasonably decent quality, so that is a relief. I’ve actually managed to hit pan on the gold shade in the meantime since my last update (only over ONE ENTIRE YEAR, LOL)!


  • Pan at least 3 shades before the end of 2016
  • Hit pan on all shades
  • Don’t buy any new palettes till holiday sets are released

Progress so far

March 2015

pan that palette 2016

May 2016

pan that palette 2016

Andddd, the blush looks exactly the same, so no photos soz.


Anyone else doing a Pan that Palette 2016 challenge? Let me know so we can support each other!



  1. 16/05/2016 / 12:55 pm

    I’m not doing a pan the palette but I’ve hit pan on my NARS Orgasm blush. Instead of making me happy, it’s making me sad that my favourite blush is nearing its end!

    • MEL
      17/05/2016 / 3:05 pm

      Oh that’s sad it doesn’t feel satisfying! That is impressive though.

  2. 16/05/2016 / 10:49 pm

    Gosh Mel, I don’t think I’ve ever hit pan on all the colours in any palette – I can barely get through a single! I usually toss them before I get to the metal ‘cos by then they’re so old. Good on you though – sigh, to have your determination…

    • MEL
      17/05/2016 / 3:05 pm

      Thanks Kat! I’m need to use eyeshadow more!

    • MEL
      17/05/2016 / 3:06 pm

      Thanks Doanerfide x 🙂

  3. 17/05/2016 / 1:56 pm

    You can do it this time! I wondered what the weird purple holes were until I clicked the link to see the original photos. Haha!

    • MEL
      17/05/2016 / 3:07 pm

      Haha, yeah it looks pretty weird!

  4. 17/05/2016 / 3:26 pm

    awww you’re doing well don’t give up! I’m still trying to pan my Revlon eye shadow palette that I’ve had for AgES and it’s just so difficult and I pretty much uses it everyday!

    • MEL
      19/05/2016 / 3:38 pm

      Thanks for the encouragement Lily, and you can do it!! Eyeshadow always takes so long to use up hey!

  5. 17/05/2016 / 5:48 pm

    Great effort, Pan the palette is not very easy, all my palettes are full and no chance for hitting pan

    • MEL
      19/05/2016 / 3:39 pm

      Thanks Faiza! Eyeshadows take forever to use up!

  6. 18/05/2016 / 10:36 am

    Wow this is a great challenge! I rarely hit pan in a palette unless it’s neutral shades and I hit pan on the eyeshadow base colour. You can do it! x

    • MEL
      19/05/2016 / 3:54 pm

      Thanks for the encouragement!

  7. 22/05/2016 / 7:07 pm

    Wow Mel, good on you for picking it up again. I don’t hit pan too often, but like Ingrid, I just hit pan on Nars Orgasm and also my Hourglass Dim Light. Lucky I was given a mini version of the Orgasm in a Loop box and the Dim Light is also in my palette. I am resisting to replace it. Good luck x

    • MEL
      09/06/2016 / 9:48 pm

      Hey Barbe. That’s great that you hit pan on that NARS blush but also have a back up, that’s a win win!! It must be a great product with both of you hitting pan on it. I must check out dim light too. Thanks for the support!

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