Project Pan/Reverse Rouge Progress and Empties: January 2019

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Today I wanted to go over the progress I've made with my Project Pan/Reverse Rouge and show any empties I've used up in the month. A bunch of my fellow beauty bloggers/Youtubers are also doing Project Pans so I've linked to their posts also. Feel free to check them out! 

After my first post, I realized I forgot to show you how I plan on tracking my progress. I am borrowing a tip I saw from Kaily Baute to use a sharpie to mark on the sides of the bottle or packaging and it's an easy visual cue to mark progress.

I haven't made much progress on the four items I picked, so I decided not to take a new photo to mark. Here are my empties of the month though and how much they added towards my Reverse Rouge (goal of using up $1000.00 worth of beauty products.

Bath and Body Works Gentle Foaming Hand Soap: I got this on sale during a deal, I believe 5 for $23.00 so finishing one is worth about $4.60.
Glossier Boy Brow. Though there's still product in the tube, I'm considering it an empty because it's old and has gotten too goopy to use. $16.00
L'oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Waterproof. This is past the three month mark and needs to be tossed. $6.69 since I bought it at Target
Clean and Clear Persa Gel $4.99 since I bought it at Target.

All told, I used up $32.28. Only $967.72 to meet my Reverse Rouge goal! It's not much in the grand scheme of things but I'm happy to see myself actually use up products.

Be sure to check out my fellow beauty bloggers/Youtubers' posts and videos on their empties/project pans!

Beauty Info Zone
Confessions of a Makeup Addict -
CosmetopiaDigest -
Glamorable -
Honeygirl's World -
Laugh, Love, Contour -
Never Say Die Beauty -
Polarbelle -
Southeast by Midwest -

Are you participating in a Project Pan or Reverse Rouge? If so, how much progress have you made?

Glossier Generation G: New vs. Old Formula Swatches, Review, and Comparison

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As the title suggests, I'm going to be talking about Glossier's latest reformulation of their Glossier Generation G's, their sheer matte lipstick. This is the third formulation of the Generation G's and along with a tweak to one of the shades (Leo), there's been a long asked for update to the packaging and formula. I have the second formulation and packaging and got the new formula to compare.

Glossier Generation G New vs. Old Tubes

Glossier Generation G: New vs. Old Comparison

Interested in reading the comparison? Click through to read more!

Project Pan/Reverse Rouge Challenge 2019: Introduction and Staying Accountable

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I hope you had a great New Years! To start the year off right and to be more aware of my consumption, I'm setting a Project Pan/Reverse Rouge Challenge for myself. If you're not familiar, a Project Pan is a challenge to "pan" or finish up products (the term comes from using a product up until you see the silver pan at the bottom of the packaging). Reverse Rouge is a project that can coincide with a Project Pan where the goal is to use up $1000.00 worth of product (a play on Sephora's VIB Rouge status achieved once you BUY $1000.00 worth of product). Credit goes to Elle S for coming up with the Reverse Rouge concept.

I've started thinking about consumerism and sustainability in terms of my makeup collection and consumption so that inspired this challenge. The overabundance of plastics, single-use products in non-recyclable packaging, etc is something I'm hoping to reduce from now on.

Click through for more information on what items I'm using in the Project Pan!