Products I Want To Finish In 2018 Update #2

In January I discussed 18 products I want to finish up in 2018, kind of like a project pan. In this update I will list each product, how full it was at the beginning of the year, how full it is currently and how many times I have used each product in a month.

Face:

1. Makeup Revolution Ultra Face Base Primer – January: 1/3 full. Now: 1/4 full.
Number of uses in April: 5 | Number of uses in May: 4

I haven’t used this primer as much as I did the previous two months and I think my makeup looks nicer when I do apply it. I’m really starting to see why people talk about how important primer is. Which primer do you use that you love?

2. The Body Shop Vitamin C Face Mist – January: 1/3 full. Now: Almost empty – I’d say this has a couple of uses left.
Number of uses in April: 7 | Number of uses in May: 4

I’ve been using this face mist when my skin needs a moisture hit. Cold weather has well and truly arrived in NZ and this helps give my skin an extra boost of hydration.

3. MAC Studio Moisture Cream 30mlJanuary: 1/3 full. Now: Empty.
Number of uses in April: 18  | Number of uses in May:

I really like this product! I finished it back in April and I miss using it as part of my nightly routine. I have another tube as a backup but I’ve got a Palmer’s night cream I plan on using up first.

4. MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NW10 – January: Mostly full. Now: 3/4 full – there is a significant dip.
Number of uses in April: 14  | Number of uses in May: 19

I have been testing out this concealer with Rimmel’s Match Perfection foundation since the last update. I have noticed this only creases if my skin is dry. If I set it with translucent powder I don’t get the creasing. I have also changed my daily face moisturiser which could also be leaving my skin more hydrated.

5. Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation in 010 Light Porcelain – January: Nearly full. Now: 3/4 full.
Number of uses in April: 9  | Number of uses in May: 10

Since the last update I have been sticking to applying one layer of this foundation rather than two. The formula doesn’t build as well as the old one and if I need more colour the foundation looks nice with my bronzer from The Body Shop.

Eyes:

6. Max Factor Excess Shimmer in Copper – January: 1/2 full. Now: 1/2 full.
Number of uses in April: 7  | Number of uses in May: 8

Even though this product still looks 1/2 full there is less noticeable product around the sides of the glass pot. Maybe I should to be more liberal when applying this.

7. Rimmel Professional Brow Pencil in 002 Hazel – January: 1/2 left. Now: 1/3 left.
Number of uses in April: 18  | Number of uses in May: 19

This pencil is still getting shorter. It performs well though and the colour is still the perfect match for my brows and gives them a nice, natural look.

Lips:

8. BYS Fuschia Surprise – January: Almost empty. Now: Closer to being empty – this is getting nearer to being a stub in the bullet.
Number of uses in April: 4  | Number of uses in May: 5

I wear this shade regularly, at least once a week and it is one of the best lipsticks in my collection. I already have a backup purchased.

9. MAC – Syrup – January: 1/2 full. Now: 1/3 full.
Number of uses in April: 3 | Number of uses in May: 2

Syrup will always be one of my favourite lipsticks. There is a small part of me that still doesn’t want to finish Syrup because it will be gone but I do have a similar colour from Revlon. I will be so proud if I manage to use up this lipstick before the end of the year.

10. MAC – Patisserie – January: 1/2 full. Now: 1/3 full.
Number of uses in April: 2 | Number of uses in May: 1

I continue to champion Patisserie as being my favourite peach-pink lipstick. It gives my lips the perfect amount of warmth and can be worn with a simple, everyday look or with something more glam. I got Patisserie after Syrup but I’ve used Patisserie more.

11. MAC – Blankety – January 2/3 full. Now: 1/2 full.
Number of uses in April: 3 | Number of uses in May: 3

If this nude isn’t paired with the right makeup and eye look it can wash me out a little bit. I wore this lipstick with my favourite Max Factor foundation and a simple brown eye look and it was perfect. It is a lovely minimalist shade but I don’t usually have many of those makeup days.

12. Lancôme Juicy Shaker in Berry In Love – January: 3/4 full. Now: 3/4 full.
Number of uses in April: 3 | Number of uses in May: 1

I try to use this but it often doesn’t end up happening. I need to get into the habit of slapping this on on my days off.

13. Elizabeth Arden Luscious Raspberry (Sample) – January: 1/2 full. Now: 1/2-1/3 full.
Number of uses in April: 2 | Number of uses in May: 1

I remember I mentioned this lip product in a 2017 monthly favourites post and said I would consider purchasing the full size but I have changed my mind. I would buy the colour definitely, but I prefer the formula of a traditional lipstick. This isn’t overly glossy or sticky but it’s not my favourite formula.

14. MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencil in Revved – January: 1/2 full. Now: 1/2 full.
Number of uses in April: 1 | Number of uses in May: 1

This lip pencil is pretty but in all honesty I probably wouldn’t have purchased it if it wasn’t part of the collection MAC did with Ellie Goulding. It isn’t as long lasting as most of my other lip products but I do like pairing it with a sparkly eye or when I want a more neutral lip shade.

Body/Fragrance:

15. The Body Shop Sparkler – January: 2/3 full. Now: 1/2 full.
Number of uses in April: 5 | Number of uses in May: 4

I am yet to use this a body glitter but I do still enjoy spraying this on my uniform tops before I go to work. I must try it on my work pullover to see how sparkly it makes that.

16. Bath & Body Works Waikiki Beach Coconut Fragrance Mist – January: 3/4 full. Now: 2/3 full.
Number of uses in April: 0 | Number of uses in May: 2

The staying power of this mist is good and I don’t dislike the coconut scent unlike most other coconut products but every time I wear this I seem to get a headache. I might pass this along to a friend and will take it out of the product list for this project.

17. The Body Shop White Musk Fragrance Mist – January: 3/4 full. Now: 1/2 full.
Number of uses in April: 10 | Number of uses in May: 10

Mists are nice to layer with my other perfumes and scents and I feel like the scents keep each other lasting longer than if I sprayed each one on their own.

18. The Body Shop Black Musk Fragrance Mist – January: 3/4 full. Now: 1/2 full.
Number of uses in April: 9 | Number of uses in May: 10

I love this mist as a winter scent, it has such a beautiful peppery spice to it and it layers particularly well with Britney Spears’ Curious – In Control and Juicy Couture’s I Love Juicy Couture.


I am continuing to make good progress with the body mists from The Body Shop, wearing them as a mist before spritzing my main perfume over the top seems to work well and I often get complimented on how nice I smell at work. I would like to use certain lip products more than I am which I will focus on for the next update. I have been less consistent with the face/base products as I’ve been using foundations other than Rimmel’s Match Perfection and trying to find the best combination of products for my dry skin and new facial moisturiser.

Are you doing a project pan this year, how is it going?

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12 thoughts on “Products I Want To Finish In 2018 Update #2

  1. danniijane says:

    You’re doing really well. You’ve used the products a lot each month so you must be making a good dent in them😊 I think in 6 months time you’d have finished a lot of them. I use the Body Shop primer or a Smashbox one. I feel they work well for me xx

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  2. stashy says:

    Have you ever tried using a face mist before you apply face serum / moisturizer? It really helps to deliver hydration to the skin and the serum / moisturizer helps to lock it in. I find makeup applies better too.
    So funny you mention wanting to be more liberal about applying makeup to use it up. I feel the same! I honestly don’t know how people hit pan or use up makeup so quickly – I guess I’m really light handed?
    Oh no, too bad about the BBW Waikiki being a trigger for your headaches. Scents are so individual. I hope someone you know can make use of it.
    Great progress – keep it up! 🙂

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    • Chanelle says:

      I haven’t tried applying the face mist before moisturiser, thanks for the tip! I know I’ve got a small face and when I see or watch videos and people use 2 or 3 pumps of foundation that’s way too much for me. I prefer to use a thinner layer so it sits nicer on the skin 🙂

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