Project Pan – Using up makeup
I used to think I was a bit odd (not entirely untrue)
because I get a weird sense of satisfaction when I hit pan (see the metal of your makeup packaging).
For some reason, nearing the end of a makeup product these days is rare for a lot of people. With an over saturated industry, we have barley opened a product and we are on to the next best thing! Pallette after Pallette.
Back in the day, I wouldn’t buy a new lipstick until I was literally scraping the bullet, but working in the industry as long as I have, you tend to accumulate quite a bit of STUFF.
Now that I’m self employed and my makeup kit is my living, I am very careful not to overspend and try to use products wisely and multi-use etc. I always use up my stuff very quickly so replenishing my products regularly is part of the job.
In my own makeup bag, however, I realised I don’t use stuff up, other than mascara and skin care and then I’m out buying something else that I most likely have already!
Apparently “hitting pan” is a thing! You only have to search hash tags on insta such as #panproject or #panning and you’ll come across many accounts who’s users are dedicated to using up their makeup before they buy anything new… it becomes a challenge and the people involved are making an effort to use what they have and make better use of it.
We are all more environmentally conscience now a days or at least trying to be and I agree with the concept of doing little things to make a big difference. So why not give your makeup bag a go and try use up your products. See how fast you can hit pan!
MAC Cosmetics has a recycling initiative – bring back six empty MAC products and yuh can choose a free lippy!