Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Pan That Palette 2017 Intro

I'm obsessed with following Youtubers and bloggers who participate in "Pan That Palette" or "Project Pans". I find them not only interesting to watch, but it prompts me to use my products more, not just getting stuck in a rut.

If you don't know, a Pan That Palette simply means finishing a selected palette. Not an easy task, but I find it oddly rewarding hitting pan (or the bottom) of my eye shadows. For some this may be devastating, but I have so many that it feels good to know I am actually using a product than have it sitting there collecting dust.

On my Instagram back in February of last year I started showing my progress of a palette that I had decided to pan. Of course, I started big. An 88 palette. I had already finished 8 pans and by my last update at the end of November I had finished 28 eye shadows. Obviously, I'm still not finished, so have decided to carry the project into 2017.

This is the 88 Warm palette. It is a little worse for wear, the lid is not even attached any more. My goal for this palette is to finish the usable colours. There are a couple that just do not preform well at all and I know I am not going to get through the silver/grey shades. I don't wear them and I'm not prepared to wear shades that I dislike.

I have 38 empty pans, and I've hit pan on 8. There's probably around 8 shadows that I won't use, so my aim for this year is to try and get through 42 eye shadows. Sounds daunting, but I can easily use this palette on a daily basis, there's many shades that I use for eye contouring. There's also a couple of shadows that I use for highlighter, bronzer and blush. Getting a brush into the small pans is not easy, but I make do.

Wish me luck!


  1. That does look daunting, but you can do it! I find it takes ages to use up eyeshadows. I have panned 4 shades from my Maybelline Nudes palette but I use that nearly every day. Good Luck!

    Di from Max The Unicorn

    1. Thank you, Di! Thankfully, the pans are quite small. I'm sure I'll get there, I just have to maintain my determination, lol xx

  2. Oh I know what you mean about how satisfying it is. I dont have any super huge palettes like this one but at the moment im working on one with 8 nude shades...Ive completely used 3 shades and hit the pan on 2 others. I always love it when I manage to have my 7 week overseas holiday each year as it forces me to use set products while im away.

    1. You're doing well with the palette, I'm sure it will be so satisfying to finish it xx