I have been trying to decrease my makeup collection lately. My goal is to achieve a minimalist makeup collection that still has variety and is fun. The ‘Pan that Palette Challenge‘ brings me one step closer to obtaining my dream makeup collection (of minimum proportions). The Pan that Palette concept is where you limit yourself in some way (e.g.: not allowed to buy makeup, or not allowed to use another palette) until you have ‘hit pan’ (used so much of a product that you can see the pan at the bottom through it), on every product in the palette. The rules of which I have chosen to limit myself are at the end of this article.
Join me on my journey, I will update monthly!
The palette I have chosen is the Savoir Faire Limited Edition Kit – “C’est le ton qui fait la musique” (Winter). Confusing name much!
I received this palette in a BellaBox around 2 years ago and it has barely been touched! (Whoops, #soznotsoz). Note: I no longer subscribe to BellaBox, because I don’t think it is worth the money.
This palette contains a lip gloss, six eyeshadows, a blush, an eyeliner and it did contain a mascara, but I threw it out a few months after I opened it. It also has a mirror on the inside of the lid, which is obviously not visible in the above photo. The names of the products included in this box are on a small card which is stored behind the mirror. I find it frustrating not having the names, particularly of the eyeshadows, right on the palette, but at least they have names, right!
The lipgloss is Je t’aime and apparently apple pie flavoured. I don’t remember what this lipgloss was like when I first got this, but right now it is this gross, sticky, goop and tastes and smells nothing like apple pie. However, being the trooper that I am, I will push through and do my best to finish this lipgloss (as awful as it will be #firstworldproblems).
Next up is the eyeshadows, and thankfully I can actually pronounce their names:
- The gold one is ‘Devout,’
- the maroon is called ‘Kinetic,’
- black is ‘Immortal‘ (Oooo, scary),
- the orange is ‘Spicy,’
- the blue, ‘Liberating,’ and
- the green is called ‘Vivacious.’
The black is the only matte, so I will find that one the easiest to use, and will most likely use it to line my upper lash line. The others will be hard to make, well, ‘workplace friendly.’ BUT, I AM MEL AND I WILL MAKE THIS WORK.
The black pencil eyeliner is a bit meh.
The blush, a.k.a. ‘Devoted,’ is actually quite nice, and very, everyday, work friendly (yew!).
It also came with six different looks on little cards, which I will probably find helpful since I struggle to put a look together using just this palette.
So, this is the oldest palette in my collection, and it also happens to be the least used (surprise, surprise). This is why I’ve chosen this palette for my ‘Pan that Palette Challenge.’
My rules for this challenge are:
- No makeup is allowed to be purchased until pan has been hit on at least one eye shadow
- No eyeshadow palettes are allowed to be bought until I’ve completely used up this palette
- I am allowed to open the unopened makeup palette that is currently in my collection, once I hit pan on all six eyeshadows
- I have given myself till the end of December to complete this challenge.
Follow my journey, it will definitely be an interesting one.