In 2015, I'm challenging myself to use up an entire eyeshadow palette and I wrote a little bit about it over on Makeup Etc. if you are interested :)
So I wrote a few months ago about how I decided to do a project pan and now I've decided to take on an even bigger challenge: using up an entire eyeshadow palette.
I linked to a YouTuber named Amber F in that post who successfully used up her entire Urban Decay Naked palette in a little over a year. This year she is panning the Lorac Pro, along with a bunch of other YouTubers and I decided to join in on the challenge.
The Lorac Pro is my favorite eyeshadow palette. The shadows are so soft and blendable and it has some of my favorite eyeshadow shades that I own (light bronze and pewter). That being said...I hardly ever use it. Like I mentioned in my previous post, I only whip it out for special occasions because I feel like I need to "save" it...which is silly. I paid so much money for this and other high end makeup that it doesn't make sense to use it so infrequently. I've never hit pan on an eyeshadow, let alone use one up completely, so I'm curious to see just how long that takes too (and keep that in mind when I'm tempted to buy more eyeshadow). I've been using it everyday for 2 weeks now and although I have no real visible progress yet, I'm really glad I decided to do this.
I decided to start off by focusing on the color slate, a gray gunmetal shade, because it is one of the few I had never used and seemed to scary to use up. I found a few tutorials from other women trying to use up this palette and have been wearing it every day for the last week or so...and now I love it! I never though it would be a shade I'd be comfortable wearing everyday, but there is definitely a way to pull it off (I've been layering it with either light pink or garnet, which really lightens it up and makes it more wearable).
Here are close up photos of how the palette looked on January 1st. I'll post again with my progress and thoughts as the project continues!
Let me know if you've ever tried to do anything like this!