So this is my final update of the adventure that has been Project 10 Pan. First off, and I'm going to swear, so if you don't like swearing, please look away now and put your fingers in your ears, and I say this with great passion, I vehemently hate, Estee Lauder Double Wear. There, I said it! I finally finished it, and oh my god, how I didn't throw it in the bin/out the window/down the sink I'll never know. Here's why I hated it.
1. It made my skin look like I'd pasted it on with a trowl.
2. It took forever to remove, because it's like cement.
3. It needed loads of maintenance, smoothing it over throughout the day as it cracked on my skin.
4. All of the above!
It's a fair assumption that I won't be buying it again. In fact, I was so pleased today when I finished it, that at lunch time when I was at work, I went out bought makeup remover wipes, and a new foundation, so I could take it off and put something else on... yes, that's right, I failed project 10 pan, and it doesn't stop there.
I failed so spectacularly! I bought 7 things!!! I couldn't stop myself, it's like I opened the floodgates after not buying any new makeup in so long!
Project 10 Pan SummaryOverall, I finished 6 of the 10 items, not too shabby, but yeah, I should have finished them all. But you know what? I'm relieved... I've learnt a lot from doing this and I'm not too ashamed to hold my head up high and be proud that I went well... a month - six weeks without buying makeup :) I think the main thing I learnt from this was not to rush into it. When I decided to do it, I was so excited I literally ran to my collection and picked out 10 items I wanted to finish. I didn't really think about the fact that all the items should have been ones that were nearly finished already... this could have literally taken me a year to finish, there is so much blusher and concealer left, they'll take me ages to finish. So I'm glad I knocked it on the head when I did.
After (not really any different!)
After (you can't really tell it's empty, but by god it is!)
This green eyeshadow I swapped out for 'Mauie Wowie' below
All mascara's finished, yay!
Yes some of you may think I'm pathetic, but that's fine, for me, this experience was a lot about learning and knowing what to do next time when I do it. So, there will be a next time and when it comes to it, I'll spend more time picking items and thinking about it, planning etc :)
I also learnt a lot about my preferences, it's like when I did the atikins diet a few years ago (I'm vegetarian now!), after a few weeks I was desperately craving fruit and salad, it took not having them to make me realise how much I wanted / needed them. It's kinda the same with the project, I learnt that I hate, with a passion, Double Wear, I learnt that I really like neutrals for eye shadows, wearing green is long behind me (and I mean, wearing green every day like i used to). Doing a project 10 pan is a really great way to learn what you like and don't like, because when you start wearing the same makeup every day (to use it up), you'll soon start to love or hate it <3
I hope you've enjoyed this rather wordy post, sorry it's so long but I had a lot I wanted to say. I hope you enjoyed the before and after pics too :)
Have you done a project 10 pan before? Did you last to the end or fail spectacularly like me?