10.16.2016

Panned Products #1

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Hello all!  Today's post will just be showcasing a few makeup items that I have been automatically grabbing for lately, and without much thought. Admittedly, I haven't really been planning my makeup looks or really been allowing much room for that creative spark to my makeup (or even my fashion choices, for that matter), as I currently have a lot of other things going on - I realize that I will never be doing even a fraction near as many things in one day as someone as, say, Eleanor Roosevelt did, so I'm putting that in perspective lol (I'm reading a comprehensive bio on the First Lady, so things from it are just kind of sticking to the forefront of my mind at the moment, and I'm incorporating it into everyday thoughts and conversations. I unknowingly let the book take over my life and entire mind, so to speak. 😄

Anyway, these items actually didn't take very long to hit pan on, though I have owned a couple of them for a hot ass minute. The first two are a couple of neutral basic, everyday shimmer eyeshadow palettes, shown immediately below, followed by a beeee-yootiful cream blush as well as a concealer cream. I love seeing pan. Some other people seem to want to shed a tear when they see it. Eh, seems I'm the only one, then?
Eyeshadow I Hit Pan On: Maybelline, Wet 'n' Wild

These Maybelline Eye Studio Color Plush Eye Quads are tiny little palettes, but boy, do those pans deceive! They contain a lot more product than I thought, as they go pretty deep. and it took me more than a month or so of consistent daily use to finally pan the taupe shade in my Sunset Seduction quad. It's beautifully basic, and I'm not the biggest fan of the super thin, non-adhering formula of any of these Maybelline palettes I've tried. They crease within a matter of a couple hours with primer and base, so I think that's the only reason why I haven't actually finished up the taupe shade yet. Pretty meh  on this product, actually, and wouldn't recommend, as these palettes are already relatively expensive for drugstore.

Moving right along! Ok, I know you've seen the second palette. 😃 Just in case you're not familiar, it's the infamous Wet 'n' Wild Comfort Zone, the palette that graces nearly every makeup junkie's blog or YouTube channel in some form or fashion, and my palette is finally starting to show some wear and tear, after two years! Just to note, I didn't actually use up the bottom left definer shade, it just sort of crumbled and fell out, ruining one of my favorite blouses a year ago, and I'm still reminded of it every time I use it. Eeeek. However, the top shades labeled 'Browbone' are the most used, and I hit pan recently on the topmost gold shimmery shade after a few weeks of consistent use. The pans are pretty shallow, but the surface area is significantly large. As far as quality goes, I do have a completely different note to sing on these Wet 'n' Wild palettes than what I sang with the Maybelline: the Wet 'n' Wild eyeshadow formula has almost always proven itself to be of superior quality to me, and this is the palette that catapulted that awesome reputation for the brand. So beautiful.

TheBalm How 'Bout Them Apples? Cream Blush Palette
Oh, how I love this blush to bits. Seriously, I purchased NYX Cream Blush in Rose Petal in hopes that it would be similar to this TheBalm Cream Blush in 'Cider' from their How 'Bout Them Apples? palette, but the NYX one applies quite a bit different than this one does, despite looking quite similar in the pan. So no dupe there. Too bad, because this did not take me long to use up at all. I have used this up since taking this picture, so I am on the hunt for something affordable that can give me the natural glow that this one does. However, the pans in this palette don't contain a lot of product in the slightest, and I hit pan on this blush within the first couple weeks of purchasing this palette. 

Skinfood Salmon Dark Circle Concealer Cream in Salmon Blooming
Skinfood Salmon Dark Circle Concealer Cream. This is my holy grail corrector. I will never buy from another brand. The light salmon hue and emollient coverage is perfection for my porcelain skin, as it doesn't pull too orange or peachy, but I find that it takes care of my discoloration perfectly. I would look a bit crazy if I wore this alone, but it's pretty close to my skintone, just with those correcting tones. Love. Skinfood offers soooo much product in these, too! I didn't think I would ever get through it! 

That's it, loves! What products have you recently finished up or at least hit pan on?

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