Project Pan

Project Pan 2019

This year is going to be THE year. I feel it, friends.

Last year, I set for myself a really lofty goal of panning 5 products and failed miserably. So this year, I’m taking a more realistic approach and panning just two.

Hey, if I manage to pan these two before the end of the year, I will add some more. It’s just that when I put too much on my plate, it begins to feel monotonous and boring using the same things over and over, so doing it two at a time, feels like a stepping stone rather than a plunge into an abyss.

One of these products was in my Project Pan last year and it was probably the only one I made the biggest dent on and the one I actually didn’t mind using very often. The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer is probably one of my first highlighters and one of the ones I naturally reach for the most. Not going to lie, it also has a very sizable dent in it, so I feel like progress will be easily made.

The second item is the Super Shock Shadow from Colourpop in Weenie. This is one of my favorite Super Shocks shadows and one of the ones I reach for the most because the color is really pretty and all I have to do is spread this coppery shade on my lids, apply some mascara, and go.

Perfect for those days when you got way too much to do, but you have to look presentable.

Are you in the midst of a Pan? If so, let me know in the comments below. We can be panning buddies. Kind of like workout buddies, but we keep each other motivated to use our products up, instead of moving on to something else.

Till next time, my friends!

Maritza

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Palette of the Month

Looking Back- Palette of the Month Too Faced Sweet Peach

When I decided to pick a Palette of the Month, I thought it would be hard to use the same palette over and over again.

And it was!

I would just get caught up in something new I got or a particular eye look I was going for that fell outside of the options the Sweet Peach palette had. However, it was when I started reaching for this palette as a foundation rather than a stand alone, that’s when things changed.

You see, back when I bought his palette, I was all about the warm tone peachy shades. They were easy to use and not intimidating. I’m a bit more practiced now than I was then and I feel more comfortable using darker and brighter colors, so that’s why this palette appealed less and less to me through the months.

I was actually thinking to declutter it at one point, but decided against it because there are some really great shades to use

My favorite shades to use are:

  • Peaches and Cream: the perfect nude base.
  • Georgia: lived this as a transition color. It’s not as light pink as it looks.
  • Charmed, I’m Sure: a lovely chocolate brown that I use to deepen the outer V all the time.
  • Purée: transition shade perfection.
  • Summer Yum: another nice transition shade. A bit redder in color than Purée.
  • Bellini: bright, shimmery peach. Perfect for all over lid.
  • Luscious: simple and shimmery champagne color. Nice for spotlight effect or even in the inner corner.

With all that being said, I don’t actually have a lot of pictures to show you. Mostly because I just forgot to take pictures , but also because I was using one or two shades sometimes with other palettes and it was hardly noticeable.

So no judging. I promise I will do better in April.

So seeing as I needed a little more color for inspiration, this months palette is the lovely, purple and orange hued Desert Dust from Huda Beauty.

Feel free to send me any eyelooks your created with this palette for inspiration.

Till next time, my friends!

Maritza

Palette of the Month · Too Faced

March Palette of the Month – TooFaced Sweet Peach

I am officially on Low-Buy for the next few months. To be honest, I am feeling a bit overwhelmed with all the new stuff coming out, that I just want to take a moment to enjoy the things I have and not always worry about what I want to buy. I mean, I have a lot of nice things, particularly palettes, so I have decided to nominate a Palette of the Month.

The Palette of the Month (POTM) will be one that I currently have in inventory and that I will create at least 2 looks each week for a total of 8 looks a month. I can pull additional colors from other palettes or eyeshadows if necessary as the goal is not to limit myself to just using this palette, but to use what I have and not fall into an endless cycle of buying things I don’t need. At the end of the month, I will create a post showcasing all, if not the favorite, looks I created.

For March, I was taking a look at my collection and all the way in the back of the shelf, I saw my Too Faced Sweet Peach palette sitting there all lonely and neglected. I dug it out and, well was first hit by that powerful fake peach smell, but once that faded, I literally began to mentally create eye looks. This palette really speaks to me because as blue/green eyed girl, I feel like the colors really bring out my eyes. Also, I am way more comfortable working with neutral warm shades that a whole lot of bright colors.

Not that this palette prohibits creativity in any way. We have some nice dark plum and mossy shimmery green colors along with some bright peaches and corals that I’m sure will get my creative juices flowing.

So, seeing as this is the beginning of the month, the clock starts now. Make sure to check back at the end to see what I was able to create. Did I stick to some tried and true looks or did I go a bit out of my comfort zone? Send me any pics or links to tutorials for me to check out. I am a tutorial FREAK!

Till next time, my friends!

Maritza