2019 Project Pan Update 2

I have not done an update in quite awhile. I also of course forgot to photograph one item so that’s fun. The one I forgot to photograph was the Essence pure nude highlighter. Honestly, I have not used that one in awhile so … there’s no update on it.

Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer

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This pan on this bronzer is slowly but surely growing. I use this on the daily, whether it is for eye shadow or bronzer. I am really hoping to use it all up by January 1st!

Physicians Formula Butter Blush

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I really like this blush. The Physicians Formula Butter Blush is literally the never ending blush to end all blushes. I am hoping to at least hit pan on this by the end of the year.

The Body Shop Multistick

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I am still loving this Body Shop lip and cheek velvet stick. It is the perfect, easy blush for every day. I have been using this 3 times a week and will continue to use it until January rolls around.

Joe Fresh highlighter stick

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While I do enjoy this highlighter, I am parting with it. I think that its begun to dry out which is unfortunate.

Rimmel Contour Kit

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I am decluttering this project this product as it just isn’t what I am into anymore and while it is beautiful, it has gotten a funky smell.

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I am so close to being done this concealer! I am hoping to finish this by the next update.

I’m finally finished with this CC Cream as it is basically finished and has since expired.

You cannot tell that I have used a lot of the body shop foundation but I have! I am thinking, since this is a year old, I’m going to use this until January and part with it.

DONE!

Things I’m adding in

I added in two items to replace the Andlou Natural CC Cream (finally finished) and the Joe Fresh Highlighter. I replaced the the Joe fresh with Nudestix Nudies in Illuminaughty, which to my surprise is already showing progress. I also added in the Klairs BB Cream which is a lovely light coverage product for day time. I forgot to photograph the Essence Pure Nude highlighter but let’s be real, there is not progress on that one because I’ve been switching between the Nudestix and my Pixi duo!

What have you used up lately?

*affiliate has been used for the Klairs BB Cream*


Day Dreamer Palette by Hilary Duff x Nudestix Review

flat lay of all products including the makeup bags.

When I saw that nudestix was doing a collab with Hilary duff I knew I had to order. Hilary duff was my favourite actress growing up and she still is. I also love Nudestix so what a better collab to spend my money on? Seriously name one. I pre-ordered this and it came in such a cute box with instructions and the inspiration behind the collection. What I love about nudestix is it’s for the person who is on the go, who is constantly working or going through life and is short on time. I check all of these boxes. There products in my opinion are all easy and simple to use with good pigment but are fool proof.

closeup of half moon calendar
close up of body language blush

This is what the website says about this palette: “The Daydreamer Palette brings your makeup routine to the next level, with fresh new shades that range from gorgeous burnt ambers to subtle soft pinks and beyond. The kit includes three shimmery eye pencils, a matte blush, a pearl highlighter and a multipurpose lip balm — giving you everything you need to get glowing skin, pink glossy lips and delicate, earth-toned eye makeup”.

Let’s start with the eye pencils. These come in three new shade. The shades are called Prism, night dweller and bright eyes. I think what I like about these pencils is the simplicity but with my oily eye lids these definitely crease so I wear a primer underneath. I find that the shades of these are bright but not too intense so I can wear them to work (not that I believe in makeup rules but it’s the best way to describe them). The lip pencil is such an easy, balmy pinky rose shade. Definitely is a work staple.

left to right: Night eyes, prism, night dweller, secret keeper, half moon, body language
left to right: Night eyes, prism, night dweller, secret keeper, half moon, body language
swatches of the face products: sunset strip, body language, half moon, illuminaughty,
left to right: sunset strip, body language, half moon, illuminaughty

There is a nudies matte all over colour in body language. This is a new shade and is just slightly lighter and more neutral then sunset strip. It has a beautiful satin finish (though they call it matte) with ease of use for all parts of the face including eyes, lips and cheeks. The nudies glow in half moon is such a pretty highlighter. This one is more iridescent than illuniaughty which I would classify as more Of a glass skin type highlighter. Half moon has duochrome lavender undertone but because of its white base I find it completely “wearable” for my day to day life.

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Price: $89 CAD for the set including the eye pencils, lip pencil, and two face products plus a makeup bag and the sharpened and tins. I think that this is worth it simply because when added up all of these products are $204 CAD. A good value in my opinion. The overall rating for this product is 5/5 stars for me bravo Nudestix and Hilary Duff.

The looks

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have not ventured into using the green yet!
me wearing the products

Thanks for reading! Did you pick this up? If so let me know how you liked it!


Physicians Formula Healthy Foundation review

The Physicians Formula Healthy Foundation was the foundation from the drugstore that created the most curiosity for me because of its claims and the allure of the doe-foot applicator which reminded me of the large applicator trend in high makeup.  I am always on the hunt for lovely, lightweight sheer foundations. I don’t wear foundation on the daily but it is always fun to try things out and let’s be real writing about foundations is one of my favourite things to to do.

The claims: “What It Is: A long-wearing, buildable, and breathable foundation that provides lightweight, medium coverage with a healthy, satin finish. Why It’s Good For You: Compatible with all skin types and featuring our exclusive Brightening Complex and hyaluronic acid to hydrate, brighten and improve the appearance of skin tone. Added boost of Vitamins A, C & E provides a flawless, healthy coverage”

This foundation for me is a lighter to medium coverage, but I also don’t wear a ton of it either. I mainly put it on spots and redness. I like a foundation that maintains the glow and that my skin shines through. This foundation definitely makes your skin look and feel healthy. I find that it doesn’t make my skin itchy, and wears well throughout the day. 

This foundation creates a silky satin finish and reminds me of the body shop fresh nude foundation. The application with a brush is surprisingly just a glowy as the application with a sponge. I got LN3 which is actually a really good colour match. It’s not too yellow and it’s not too pink just the right colour. A huge issue in this range and with Physicians formula, in general, is the shade range. I find they rarely have more than 6, and this range at 12 shades which is 6 more but could still be a lot more expansive. The shades are also literally all shades of beige except for maybe the last four shades.

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The price: this foundation retails for $20.99 CAD at Shoppers Drug Mart, where everything is always more pricey than say a Walmart. Physicians Formula has always been a more expensive drugstore brand. I will say though, this foundation is one of the least irritating that I’ve worn from the drugstore. I find my skin doesn’t get any weird small bumps (looking at you Covergirl) and it creates a lovely glowy canvas. I don’t find myself setting this foundation, but I don’t set anything. I find that it powders go over this foundation well and that it lasts well throughout the day. It also doesn’t cake up or make my face itchy. 

Overall ratings: 4.5/5. I dock points again for shade range. I think that if you can find your shade, this foundation is really nice from the drugstore. However, we live in a post Fenty area where 12 shades for a foundation just does not cut it with consumers. While I love this foundation, it is because I am able to find my shade. I rated it so high because it does not irritate my skin, it s a good shade match, and it creates a nice sheer glowy finish and is easily build up to be medium coverage.

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Tom Ford Coco Mirage Review


This is the big one. This quad is … a lot of monies. I was looking for something that was simple and easy to reach for on the daily. I have lusted over this palette for a long time and can I just say: it’s nice but I think there’s just as good out there. I love a luxury product, I love how they feel, but I also think there are other easy everyday palette’s out there that you can get a lot less. Does this mean I wouldn’t consider buying another of these quads: absolutely not, but first let’s get into the review of the actual shadows.

The description on Sephora.com Each Eye Color Quad is designed with four opulent, complementary shades that achieve multiple looks, from a bold smoky eye, to a sexy slash of color, and everything in between.

Tom Ford Coco mirage open, beige, brown, copper

Let’s begin with the claims. The claims are accurate – you can achieve multiple looks from one eye wonders to smokey eyes. Now, this is a pretty much all matte palette which I don’t have but I still find myself enjoying a shimmer or satin.These are the colours:  matte light beige, matte neutral medium beige, warm copper with shimmer, matte chocolate brown. These shadse are my jam. I love brown and bronze eyeshadows. It was a toss-up between this and the nude dip (honestly still on my list but in due time). 

Close up of Tom Ford coco mirage palette

The shadows are creamy, but not too soft, they have minimal fallout and blend out nicely. They are pigmented but not enough that they will there is too much pigment on the eyes and then you are blending like a mad women. This is a white t-shirt type of palette – I’m talking the one (or two) reliable t-shirts you have in your wardrobe, this is the palette equivalent. Did I steal them from Michelle Wang, yes I did. This palette is expensive, and while you can find other neutral palettes and singles that give the same vibe, there is something about this palette that is so enjoyable to use.

Let’s get to the price. It hurts my soul to say: $115. That’s a lot. Honestly, what I will say, is this palette is not better than any other brand at Sephora. The main difference I see in this palette is the way the shadows sit on my eyes, however, the soft glam also sits wonderfully on the lids. By that, I mean it doesn’t look powdery or chunky. What this palette does, is your eyes but better look. It has the easy of a palette with a no brainer vibe that I’m down with. However, if this is not in your budget (whose budget is it in) then don’t get this palette. This is a lovely, classy lady palette. When I used it I feel like I’m a girl boss who means business. 

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Now lets not get too intense here – I don’t think anyone (including myself) should spend this much on a palette. I like that it is a quad which I find is harder to find in both the high end and drugstore world, but that being said, I use all the shades. I supposed the build your palettes are an option, but I like the sleekness of this quad and how easy it is to reach for on a daily basis. 

Overall rating: 4 out of 5 stars docking for the price. I think that when you are looking for a luxury product, you expect to pay the luxury price. I purposely sought out this palette, therefore, I carefully considered buying this product. I will not recommend something that is this much money, but if you are in the market for a classy, treat yourself kind of item then this might be your jam. 

The swatch

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Left to right: matte light beige, matte neutral medium beige, warm copper with shimmer, matte chocolate brown

Three looks coming soon!