Products I Want To Finish In 2018 Update #1

In January I talked about 18 products I want to finish up in 2018, kind of like a project pan. Originally I was going to do updates on how I was progressing every two months but the more I thought about it, the more I decided seasonal updates would be better instead. Without further ado let’s get into the first update. I will list each product, how full it was at the beginning of the year and how many times I have used each product in a month.

Face:

1. Makeup Revolution Ultra Face Base Primer – 1/3 full in January
Number of uses in February: 9 | Number of uses in March: 9

I really do think this is a nice primer. It works particularly well with the Rimmel foundation (also one of my 18 products). A little goes a long way.

2. The Body Shop Vitamin C Face Mist โ€“ 1/3 full in January
Number of uses in February: 4 | Number of uses in March: 5

I haven’t used this as much as the primer but it is good when I need an extra hit of hydration. The fresh, citrus scent is lovely.

3. MAC Studio Moisture Cream 30ml โ€“ 1/3 full in January
Number of uses in February: 5 | Number of uses in March: 18

This moisturiser was a saviour when my skin went through an extremely dry patch a few weeks back. To ensure I don’t waste product I have cute the top of the tube off and there is still so much product inside. I doubt I will be able to Back To MAC the packaging now though.

4. MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NW10 – Mostly full in January
Number of uses in February: 14 | Number of uses in March: 11

This concealer will take a while to use up but I am starting to see a dent in the product. This concealer doesn’t work the greatest with Rimmel’s Match Perfection foundation so it does limit when I use it. I will try the combination again to be sure but if it doesn’t work out I will only be able to use one or the other each time I do my makeup.

5. Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation in 010 Light Porcelain – Nearly full in January
Number of uses in February: 5 | Number of uses in March: 8

I feel like I have talked about this foundation a lot over the past month. It used to be my favourite but now I find the formula thick. Used in conjunction with Collection’s Lasting Perfection concealer it’s fine for everyday use. I can now see glass where the level has gone down from use.

Eyes:

6. Max Factor Excess Shimmer in Copper – 1/2 full in January
Number of uses in February: 3 | Number of uses in March: 6

I didn’t just want to try and use up products that aren’t my favourite so I included some I really do like too. I have used this eyeshadow pot regularly since I bought it two years ago and continue to do so.

7. Rimmel Professional Brow Pencil in 002 Hazel – 1/2 left in January
Number of uses in February: 18 | Number of uses in March: 20

This pencil is starting to get quite small now. It is the only brow product I use it and I like it because it’s quick and easy.

Lips:

8. BYS Fuschia Fusion – Almost empty in January
Number of uses in February: 2 | Number of uses in March: 1

This is still almost empty. I have a feeling the last little bit will take the longest to use. I wear this shade regularly and it is one of the best lipsticks in my collection.

9. MAC – Syrup 1/2 full in January
Number of uses in February: 1 | Number of uses in March: 2

I’d say this is definitely heading in the direction of 1/3 full now. Another one of my well loved lip products.

10. MAC – Patisserie – 1/3 full in January
Number of uses in February: 1 | Number of uses in March: 1

Patisserie is my favourite nude lipstick that doesn’t have a hint of brown or mauve, it’s pure peach-pink nude and is so pretty. I love this shade with a sparkly eye and my NARS Orgasm-dupe blush.

11. MAC – Blankety – 2/3 full in January
Number of uses in February: 1 | Number of uses in March: 0

I think I have come to realise by the evidence of having barely worn this shade that it isn’t my favourite nude and in all honesty if I didn’t have it it wouldn’t be the end of the world. It’s still a nice shade but I don’t reach for it often.

12. Lancรดme Juicy Shaker in Berry In Love – 3/4 full in January
Number of uses in February: 1 | Number of uses in March: 0

I don’t tend to use this product very often unless I am running errands and want something on my lips or I really feel like wearing it. It’s a pretty colour but it isn’t the longest lasting and it is better suited to chilled out days for me.

13. Elizabeth Arden Luscious Raspberry (Sample) – 1/2 full in January
Number of uses in February: 1 | Number of uses in March: 1

A good wear time for this product depends on how much I eat. If I am at work all day and have a decent sized lunch I notice this can wear off and start to feel a little drying. If I’m just having a snack though it’s fine and lasts all day.

14. MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencil in Revved – 1/2 full in January
Number of uses in February: 1 | Number of uses in March: 2

In terms of peach this is the most peach shade I have in my collection and it is really nice. The staying power isn’t that of a normal lipstick but because it’s a light shade it fades evenly. I have enjoyed reaching for this over the past few months actually.

Body/Fragrance:

15. The Body Shop Sparkler – 2/3 full in January
Number of uses in February: 5 | Number of uses in March: 1

This glitter looks so nice on black clothing. I have black shirts for work and have worn this over them a couple of times. I haven’t tried it on my skin as a body glitter but I really should.

16. Bath & Body Works Waikiki Beach Coconut Fragrance Mist 3/4 full in January
Number of uses in February: 2 | Number of uses in March: 1

The staying power this mist has is really good. I haven’t been reaching for it as much as I would have liked.

17. The Body Shop White Musk Fragrance Mist – 3/4 full in January
Number of uses in February: 6 | Number of uses in March: 6

I have been using this and the Black Musk mist first before going in with a few spritzes of my perfume. I would normally use Impulse but I’ve got these so I may as well use them instead.

18. The Body Shop Black Musk Fragrance Mist – 3/4 full in January
Number of uses in February: 5 | Number of uses in March: 7

See above.


I am making good progress with the base products and the body mists from The Body Shop but I need to be more consistent with the lip products otherwise I don’t think they will get finished. I do only wear makeup for 50% of the week so I am pleased with how I’m doing.

Are you doing a project pan this year, how is it going? What are you trying to finish up?

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13 thoughts on “Products I Want To Finish In 2018 Update #1

  1. stashy says:

    I like how you note down how many uses you did with each product! It’s a great way to see a trend. Looks like you’ve really increased your usage of the MAC Studio Moisture Cream. I was tempted to purchase that recently because MAC was having a 25% off their whole store but then I remember that I still have an unopened jar of the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial cream. It’s so tempting when things are on sale to stock up… Do MAC stores there ever have sales? It’s a fairly recent thing here that they started doing.
    Looks like your lip products didn’t get a lot of love in March! I go in phases too – some weeks I wear lots of lip colours and then some weeks I’m all about lip balms. ๐Ÿ˜›
    Keep up the good job on using these up!

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    • Chanelle says:

      Iโ€™ve already got another back up of the Studio Moisture Cream ๐Ÿ™‚ MAC doesnโ€™t seem to have sales here which is a good thing because there arenโ€™t many stores near me! I will show the lip products more live this month ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. littlebeautyloves says:

    I like how you count your uses! Such a great way to track your progress. You’re doing so well with a lot of it. I’m struggling with lipsticks too. I try to wear them but can’t seem to do it. I guess I’m not a lipstick person so using them up is hard!

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  3. Rachael - Helpless Whilst Drying says:

    I’m pretty sure those smaller tubes of MAC products are not back to mac-able – I’ve never been able to return my small oil control lotion.
    Sounds like you’ve made really good progress on a few of these items!
    The Vitamin C Spray from TBS sounds really lovely – bet it’s really glory on the skin!

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    • Chanelle says:

      I didnโ€™t realise the small tubes donโ€™t count, thanks for letting me know! It makes sense though otherwise everyone would buy minis and get through them quicker.
      The Vitamin C spray has such a nice scent, I donโ€™t use it as a setting spray as such. I spritz it on my face after moisturiser and before foundation to hydrate, I use it in place of primer sometimes ๐Ÿ™‚

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