Products I Want To Finish In 2018: Final Round Up

In January 2018 I shared 18 products I want to finish, kind of like a project pan. In this final update I list each product, how full it was at the beginning of 2018, how full it is currently, how many times I used it in December 2018 and how many times in I used each product in total over the course of 2018.

Face:

1. Makeup Revolution Ultra Face Base Primer – January: 1/3 full. Now: Empty.
Number of uses in
December: | Number of uses throughout 2018: 96

2. The Body Shop Vitamin C Face Mist – January: 1/3 full. Now: Empty.
Number of uses in December: | Number of uses throughout 2018: 42

3. MAC Studio Moisture Cream 30mlJanuary: 1/3 full. Now: Empty.
Number of uses in December: | Number of uses throughout 2018: 46

4. MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NW10 – January: Mostly full. Now: 1/3 full.
Number of uses in December: 16 | Number of uses throughout 2018: 200

This concealer is so good, such a nice formula and the perfect colour match for my skin tone. The formula is still creamy even though it’s housed in a little pot. This doesn’t dry out which is great.

5. Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation in 010 Light Porcelain – January: Nearly full. Now: Empty.
Number of uses in December: 11 | Number of uses throughout 2018: 131

At the start of 2018 this had only been used a couple of times and it proves to me I can finish up foundations if I use them consistently instead of using them on and off. I also began to enjoy this foundation again, with the right primer and concealer it does work well and is a good everyday foundation.

Eyes:

6. Max Factor Excess Shimmer in Copper – January: 1/2 full. Now: 1/3 full.
Number of uses in December: 4 | Number of uses throughout 2018: 60

This is one of my favourite products for a go to easy eye look if I’m running short on time or want a nice bit of shimmer.

7. Rimmel Professional Brow Pencil in 002 Hazel – January: 1/2 left. Now: Empty.
Number of uses in December: 16 | Number of uses throughout 2018: 225

This was used 225 times in 2018 alone which means it must have given me close to 700 uses in all the time I had it. I didn’t think I would finish this brow pencil but I went to sharpen it and there was no more lead left.

Lips:

8. BYS Fuschia Surprise – January: Almost empty. Now: Empty.
Number of uses in December: | Number of uses throughout 2018: 25

9. MAC – Syrup – January: 1/2 full. Now: 1/6 full.
Number of uses in December: 6 | Number of uses throughout 2018: 32

I may not have finished this lipstick but I came close. I will try to finish this in 2019.

10. MAC – Patisserie – January: 1/2 full. Now: 1/6 full.
Number of uses in December: 2 | Number of uses throughout 2018: 24

There is ever so slightly less of Patisserie left than Syrup. I will also try to finish this lipstick in 2019.

11. MAC – Blankety – January 2/3 full. Now: 1/2 full.
Number of uses in December: 1 | Number of uses throughout 2018: 19

I didn’t use Blankety as much as I would have liked. Whilst it’s not my favourite nude I have learnt to appreciate it again and will enjoy using the rest of the lipstick up (probably won’t be in 2019 though).

12. Lancôme Juicy Shaker in Berry In Love – January: 3/4 full. Now: 2/3 full.
Number of uses in December: 1 | Number of uses throughout 2018: 14

I will try to make more of an effort to use this regularly.

13. Elizabeth Arden Luscious Raspberry (Sample) – January: 1/2 full. Now: Empty.
Number of uses in December: 7 | Number of uses throughout 2018: 28

This sample gave me so many uses. I would go through lip colours much quicker if they all came in sample sizes!

14. MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencil in Revved – January: 1/2 full. Now:  full.
Number of uses in December: 4 | Number of uses throughout 2018: 16

I wore this more times in December than any other month in 2018.

Body/Fragrance:

15. The Body Shop Sparkler – January: 2/3 full. Now: 1/2 full.
Number of uses in December: 0 | Number of uses throughout 2018: 18

I haven’t used this product since June sadly.

16. Bath & Body Works Waikiki Beach Coconut Fragrance Mist – January: 3/4 full. Now: 2/3 full.
Number of uses in December: | Number of uses throughout 2018: 7

I resigned this product as I noticed when I did use it I would get a headache.

17. The Body Shop White Musk Fragrance Mist – January: 3/4 full. Now: Empty.
Number of uses in December: 15 | Number of uses throughout 2018: 120

I loved this fragrance mist to spritz before applying my perfume for the day or even wearing on it’s own if I’m just popping out somewhere. I have had the White Musk and Black Musk EDTs in the past and I’d say these fragrance mists last just as well. They are cheaper and contain more product, it’s a win win!

18. The Body Shop Black Musk Fragrance Mist – January: 3/4 full. Now: Empty.
Number of uses in December: 9 | Number of uses throughout 2018: 98

See above.


I’m really pleased I managed to hit my target of finishing half of the products, especially considering a few products I didn’t use as often as I would have liked. This project pan taught me I am good at being strict and sticking with products but sometimes I miss having freedom to create. I won’t be doing anything similar for 2019 but I will be trying not to buy makeup unless I run out of something and one of my goals for this year is not to buy ANY lipstick! (We’ll see how long I last).

Hope you enjoyed this series and seeing my progress!

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20 thoughts on “Products I Want To Finish In 2018: Final Round Up

  1. ayrgalaxy says:

    Oh wow how did you manage to keep track of the times you used everything in one whole year? I’m impressed. And I love that you stuck it out and finished up some products! Projects like this can definitely open your eyes to what you already have and how long it truly takes to finish up products, even the small ones. Nicely done!

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    • Chanelle says:

      Your comments are always so thoughtful and kind – thank you! You can definitely work out whether a product is worth its price and it surprises me how many uses you can get out of different products x

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  2. Rachael - Helpless Whilst Drying says:

    You did a great job at using stuff up – seeing how many uses it takes is so staggering, although I definitely must use a lot more brow pencil than you do, I finished 6 last year and they were all pretty much brand new!
    When I saw you’d used that foundation over 100 times I was flawed but I think for the most part most foundations last me around 3 months if I use them solidly – so I suppose that’s about right when I think about it!
    Are you doing another list for 2019?

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  3. NunziaDreams says:

    You did so well with this project, Chanelle, and finished up a lot of the products!! I love how you also tracked the amount of times that you used each product–that’s really unique!! I enjoy these kind of posts, because they encourage me to finish my products before buying more. One of my goals for 2019 is to buy less, especially when it comes to makeup and beauty products. Your post def inspired me to keep that goal this year and try to finish the products that I already own!!

    P.S. I love that you finished the fragrance mists! It takes me a while to finish those for some reason. I unfortunately still have a few mini sprays from like 3 years ago that prob should be emptied by now lol!!! x

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    • Chanelle says:

      Aww thank you! I’m on a low buy this year, I’ve never committed to one before and it will be good to see how much I finish 🙂

      Good luck with your project and fingers crossed you can finish one of those mists lol!

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