Project 10 Pan Finale! – #win and #fail

Okay, I know this is so incredibly over-due, but here is my Project 10 Pan finale. I did finish these products a few months ago, but have been holding off posting since I didn’t actually finish the 10 products I intended on finishing (but I did still finish 10 products!). I also went on a huge makeup buying splurge after I finished 9 products and voided my no-buy *facepalm*. So, embarrassment aside, I wanted to show you the makeup I finished and hopefully inspire you to finish some products :).

Look at all those lovely empty goodies. By far, the most used up products is lip products! I find it so easy to go through lip balm since I apply it several times a day, and always carry some with me. My lips get dry quite easily, so I’m always reapplying it throughout the day. Enjoy my before and after photos!


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EOS Lip Balm

Managed to finish an EOS lip balm. After being forced to use it, I realised I don’t even like this lip balm. It tends to dry my lips, but yay, it’s over.


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Ulta3 Lipstick in Pretty in Pink

This lipstick was awful! Especially because I drink so much tea. All the transfer everywhere. But, at least that helped to use it up quickly :P.


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Berry Lip Balm

This lip balm my husband hated, but it was easy to use up and it has a RABBIT on it. I REPEAT, A RABBIT! It was a bit too thick for my liking, so I just used it at night before bed.


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Carmex Moisture Plus 

I was not a fan of this product. It had this strange smell, kinda like that normal Carmex smell except stronger. I didn’t like this product, will never buy.


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luk Lip Product

I actually enjoyed this product. It was a bit on the sheerer side, which I enjoyed and found easy to wear daily. Since I started with not much product, as seen on the first photo of this product, I did do my best to dig up down the bullet, once I could wind it up  no more. See all the digging I did! The last photo shows how empty it was.


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Youngblood Hi-DEF Hydrating Powder Sample

This product was a bit meh for me. It worked fine, not sure if it really ‘hydrated’. The tiny packaging made it a bit hard to use, but at least I was able to use it quickly.


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Youngblood Mineral Rice Setting Powder – Medium 2g

The coverage of this was a bit in between a powder foundation and a translucent setting powder. I would have liked it to be more translucent. It wasn’t amazingly impressive, but it wasn’t bad. Also, a little goes a long way (meaning it took forever and a day to finish!!).


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Maybelline NY Lipsmooth Color Bloom – Peach  Blossom

This is one of those magic lip balms that look clear but turn to a pink shade when you apply them to your lips. Not going to lie, I bought these for the gimmick. The colour is nice, and it’s pretty cool that it’s a slightly different shade for everyone, but I found the formula to be drying.


The last two products, the Milani Clear Brow Gel (which was rubbish!) and the Maybelline Baby Lips in Cherry Velvet (which was great as always! A top lip balm, and the only lip product my husband will happily kiss me with!), I have not included before and after shots for. The Brow Gel because you can’t see how much product is left in there anyway, and the lip balm because I didn’t actually include this product at the start of my Project 10 Pan so I have no before photos.



Overall, having now finished with my Project 10 Pan Finale, I have to say I learnt a lot from doing this Challenge. Firstly, and most obviously, it is a huge pain in the butt to try to finish up makeup! It take FOREVER. It has made me realise how I should be more careful with what I buy, since I probably won’t get a chance to use it enough to get value for money, before it goes bad. I have also taken a huge step forward in slowly my makeup buying addiction. My husband and brother would keep me accountable in this challenge, and I would call them, and talk to them, if I found it particularly hard not to buy makeup during a big sale or new product realise.

If you’re still doing a Project Pan or are about to start one, I’ve done a Project Pan Tips to finish successfully post here.


I’ve joined Ingrid’s link up party, link here.


Let me know what you think of the Project Pan Challenge and if you’ve done one yourself in the comments below.



  1. 02/11/2015 / 8:51 am

    Well done on finishing your Project Pan Challenge! I admire your perseverance! If I don’t like a product I tend to throw it out rather than continue using it!

    • MEL
      02/11/2015 / 10:54 pm

      Thanks Ingrid! Yes, it was tough, but so satisfying to have made it through!

  2. 02/11/2015 / 12:12 pm

    Oh you did a great job!!! I find it extremely difficult to finish lip products. I have carmex some where in my stash.. and eos balms i disliked and gave it to friends who deosnt have dry lips and they loved it.

    • MEL
      02/11/2015 / 10:41 pm

      Thanks! Lip products is one of those products I find easy to use :). Love your blog btw.

  3. 02/11/2015 / 1:36 pm

    Awesome job! Ive had the same thought, its too easy to buy stuff then waste it…especially when you see the word ‘sale’! Loved your post!

    • MEL
      02/11/2015 / 10:42 pm

      Yes, I’ve bought so many random things just before its on sale! And thanks 🙂

  4. 02/11/2015 / 7:18 pm

    I love checking out Project Pans. You’ve done a wonderful job getting through all of these products 🙂

    • MEL
      02/11/2015 / 10:42 pm

      I love checking out project pans too! So satisfying to see empty makeup 😛

  5. 06/11/2015 / 7:47 am

    Congrats on getting rid of some items you didn’t enjoy – I’m slowly learning to just toss things I don’t like instead of feeling obliged to finish them, can’t bear waste xxx

    • MEL
      06/11/2015 / 9:09 pm

      Forcing myself to use the items has been a great lesson in not buying too much makeup!

  6. 22/11/2015 / 4:57 am

    Great job! I’ve never done a project 10 pan. I’ve seen them around quite often but afraid I’ll get too bored using the same products over and over and if I really hate something I’ll usually toss it. But, I am currently working on #6byChristmas on IG! So, it’s kind of similar and yes, I am getting really sick of using some of the products. Mainly the NYC bronzer because it never ends. The other items I would use daily anyways. Not sure I’m going to succeed at it tho. lol

    • MEL
      23/11/2015 / 10:39 pm

      Good luck! I’ll be following your 6 By Christmas on IG!

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