Wednesday, July 17, 2013

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Trash Talk and Pan Porn

 




Hello gorgeous!

Hitting pan, pan porn, whatever you call it -- there is no greater feeling! In reality it's quite a conflicting feeling... happy that you've actually used a product enough to hit pan, and sad because you have to buy a new one. However you feel about the subject, hope you enjoy my trash talk!


MAC Studio Fix Powder in NC25 and NC30 ($27) -- I'm pretty surprised that I haven't written a full review on Studio Fix Powder. This is a staple in my collection. MAC SFP is a full coverage powder foundation that I've been using for over ten years. On days when I don't want to wear liquid foundation I just throw this on with either a brush or the sponge that comes with it and I'm good to go. I use the NC colors because they have a lot of yellow in them which helps to counteract my facial redness. Keep in mind that their liquid foundation names don't match up with SFP... I wear NC15 in Studio Fix Fluid and NC30 in Studio Fix Powder. Repurchase? YES!


Cargo Blu-Ray Powder in 01 ($36) -- I purchased this powder to go with the Cargo foundation. Avoid this product at all costs ladies! It's horrendous. When you dip your brush powder goes flying everywhere and it applies super cakey. I probably used this powder no more than 10-15 times and I hit pan... are you kidding me?! Repurchase? HELL NO!


MAC Blanc Type Eyeshadow ($12) -- Another staple in my collection. Blanc Type is a creamy, super pigmented off white that I use for my brow highlight. I will say that I hit pan faster than usual with this eyeshadow because it is somewhat powdery, but I put up with it because I love the it. I think this works best on fair/light skin, because it can appear a bit chalky when I have a tan. Repurchase? YES!


MAC Politely Pink Lipstick ($15) -- Politely Pink is a Lustre finish lipstick. On the lips it looks like a pearly (borderline frosty) nude. I have had this lipstick for years and decided I wanted to use it up. I don't think that it looks nice worn alone, so I paired it up with Ample Pink Lipglass. I think this lipstick is decent, but MAC makes so many better ones. Repurchase? Probably not.


MAC Cultured Lipglass ($15) -- If you are familiar with my blog, you've heard rave about this lipglass. Cultured is the perfect MLBB pink with a slight purple undertone. Click HERE for a full review and lip swatches. Repurchase? YES!


Covergirl Lashblast Volume in Brown ($8) -- Because I am blonde, I like to have a brown mascara in my arsenal for days when I want to be a bit more natural. I absolutely love this mascara and recommend it to anyone looking for thicker lashes. Click HERE for photos. Repurchase? YES!






 
The main reason I love hitting pan is because of Back to MAC... if you return 6 empty containers to your local MAC counter your get a free lipstick! If you return them to a store you get a free lipstick, eyeshadow or lipglass!


In the next couple of days I will do a second post with skincare and hair products!


Hope your day is going great and I will talk to you again soon!



Have you hit pan on anything recently?



Sarah

26 comments:

  1. Lovely post! I love seeing when other people hit pan because I get to hear mini reviews on it! I'm about to hit pan on all my skincare products...at the same time...so I will literally have to run out and get everything all at once... oh how expensive everything will be :/

    I adore CoverGirl Lash Blast Mascara. It's not in my collection at the moment, but its a pretty awesome mascara ^_^ Back to Mac is pretty awesome, it'll be fueling my love to buy more Mac products cause no other company does anything like it...
    <3 Pauline, Addicted to Makeup

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    1. I hate when that happens! Skincare can be quite pricey!

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  2. mac, mac, mac i love mac! i think i might have to give the studio fix powder a go , i usually avoid powders because they feel very 'cakey' as i have to apply lots to get the full coverage that i like, but i have read a few great reviews on this now.
    That lipstick shade looks so pretty too.

    beautiesunlocked.blogspot.co.uk

    Lx

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    1. I don't think the SFP looks cakey at all... it's great stuff :)

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  3. Jealous you can get as many Covergirl Lash Blast mascaras as you want. It's my absolutely favorite mascara, I bought three and they are almost all over now x ( Miss the US !!!

    Does that MAC studio fix powder break you out? I'm interested!

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    1. Not usually... but I make sure to switch the sponge out every once in a while. If I keep the same sponge for too long I will break out a little bit -- nowhere near as much as liquid foundation breaks me out. I have had to take a break from using liquid to clear up my skin. You should give it a try... I love it!!

      Let me know if you want me to buy you a couple Lash Blasts... you could paypal me the money for them and I'll mail them to you!

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  4. I love hitting pan on my make-up hahah! It feels good that you've loved that product so much. Although I agree with you, it is annoying you have to go out and buy another one. That happened with my MAC Blushbaby Blush, but when you get a brand new product it feels even better! xo

    Be Pulchritudinous. | UK Beauty and Life Blog

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    1. Wow, you got through a blush! That's pretty impressive! I've never hit pan on one :)

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  5. Wow! It's great to see products actually put to use to this point! I don't think I'll ever get through a tube of lipstick!
    Jennifer

    Nature With Nurture

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  6. The only thing I've hit pan on lately was my Makeup For Ever Duo Mat Powder Foundation. I LOVE it, but they are discontinuing it, unfortunately. :(

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    1. I hate when a favorite has been discontinued :(

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  7. I love Mac makeup! Just did a haul on some of their products on Saturday (check out my blog for the dets). I have the cultured lip glass too. In fact one of my friends forced me to buy it saying that I need to mix up my look already. No regrets on that purchase.

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  8. I don't think i have ever hit pan on anything lol, I change my products daily so never use the same things... I'm jealous of how any pans you've hit :D xx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. Never? Wow! Don't be jealous, I have to buy more now lol! :)

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  9. Great post, you've been hitting a lot of pans, lol :-) I personally freak out a little when I see the bottom of a pan appearing. Makes me want to rush out and stock up on the product!

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  10. Back to mac is THE best, although I hate having to keep them floating around until I get 6 products.
    Maybe Its Megan Leigh xx

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    1. I know, lol, I feel like a hoarder ;)

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  11. Oh gosh, Sarah. Totally know how you feel about hitting pan. Unless it's on an item you want finished so you can buy something else, ha!

    I like the MAC powder too! Been using for years, so easy to pop into my handbag :)

    xo

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    1. Haha definitely! I'm not letting myself buy another bronzer until I hit pan on one that I already have... I will be thrilled when I finally do!

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  12. I don't often or should i say almost never hit pan because every time i buy new stuffs i use them directly and then again new stuffs i use them so ... never hit pan unless they hit the floor and break haha

    MissManzanna.Blogspot

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    1. You must have quite the collection! ;)

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  13. I use and try out so many products I never actually hit the pan. But if I ever do, it will probably feel satisfying that I liked the product so much I actually used it up hah :) xx

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    1. Maybe you could commit to using one product until you hit pan :)

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