Use 17 in 2017

I realised this year that I have way to many products not just beauty which I am always using but make up.I never seem to get through a product due to the fact that I am always chopping and changing products. I blame being a blogger for this and always wanting to try new things.

This year I have decided that I want to try and use up 17 make up products some of these have had plenty of love which should mean that there no reason why these products should not be finished up. Some of the other items are ones which I really have not shown enough love to and have had too long so I need to either use them up or throw them away. I decided I would rather use them than actually throw them away.

The first item which I had in my use 6 by Christmas challenge was the body shop lip balm in Cranberry. This I did not manage to finish however, I did use it a handful of times I used to adore the lip balm but as time has gone on I find it way to sticky. There is a small amount of pan which is showing but there is a fair amount up the sides. This is the only one of two lip balm I am working on so this should be gone this year. At the moment I am applying this before bed so that it does not bother me how sticky the product is.

The other lip balm which I am trying to use it the ELF SPF 15 Lip Balm this is one which has hardly been touched but I much have had for a fair few years now. This product has not gone bad but I would love to use before it does. I can see myself using this when I want a less sticky lip balm I ordered this because I wanted the SPF in it for a holiday however, after coming back I did not reach for it because I didn’t feel the SPF was needed in the UK. This I feel like may be used up in the summer months. This may be added to my uni bag for the start of the year so I get a head start on it before the summer.

Benefit Porefessional is a product which I have had sample size for a ages I managed to use half of the product as you can see this is when I realised I didn’t feel like it was actually doing a lot for me. After this I just stopped using it which is the worst thing I could have done because I have half left I feel like if I use this a handful of times a month it should be finished in no time. This is one which I will not be repurchasing for sure.

Another sample size product I want get through this year is the Benefit High Beam I have only tried this a couple of times however, I want to be able to form an opinion on this product. I do not have many sample size products so I thought I would include this in the challenge before I actually lose it for it never to be found again. Who knows I might find that I actually really love this product and end up purchasing it.

While on base/face products I thought I would include them. I have decided to try and use up two of my concealers the first is the Essence Pure Skin Anti-Spot cover stick  in shade 2 Sand this is something which I used to use a lot when I first receive this, I have a feeling that I stopped using this due to it been in stick form. I would say that around half of this product has been used I am actually looking forward to seeing if this is something I can fall in love with again.

The other concealer which I would love to finish is the Collection Lasting Perfection in shade 3 Medium. The reason I stopped using this is due to it becoming too dark for me however, I have decided that I could use it when I have a tan as there really only is a small amount left. I can not find how much there is too mark this product but by feeling it I know that it is not very much at all.I already have a back up for when it runs out and that is the shade 2 one instead which hopefully will suit me better.

Revlon Colourstay foundation is another product which I would like to use this is not one which I use every day as I find it a bit too much coverage for me, The real reason I want to use this up is because it now come with a pump and mine doesn’t I have a feeling it maybe used a hell of a lot more if I had a pump because I would not feel like I was wasting as much of the product.  I have this in the shade Buff again this a product which I can not show you how much of is left because it does not settle. I have a feeling because I know how much I have used that there is around half left but this is just a guess there could be more they could be less.

The final base product I want to use is Essence Stay all day powder in Matt Beige the reason behind this is the packaging is broken when means that is is annoying to travel with as you can see it has marks from brush handles in now, There is a dip in the middle of this product which feels to be deep in one section, I love this powder nearly as much as I liked the Rimmel Stay Matte one. So this should not be too much of an issue to finish up this year however, I feel like it could be a challenge one which I am going to enjoy.

Sleek Blush in Rose Gold is one which I have adored for a number of years now I have a feeling it is nearly one of the only products I own from this brand. As you can see there is a huge amount of pan showing on this product and the sides are actually thinning out from use. I have decided that I want to see if I can use this up so I can possibly buy the palette which 3 blushes in from Sleek and I am sure that this one is in that so I would like to move this out first.

Another item which I have a similar reason for wanting to finish is the urban decay eye primer potion I have feeling that this is the travel size however I actually have two of these. I would rather get through one of them so that they do not end up going bad, I know that this is going to be a super challenge as you only need the smallest amount of this product and I am yet to make a dent into this product, This may be doable if I use the product often I will have to use this in order to be able to use some of the other items in the challenge.

I have decided to add a pallete into this challenge to make it even harder I have chosen the Avon 8 in 1 neutral tones. I have had this for a long time longer than I want to actually admit so I have decided because it is not the most highly pigmented product I want to get through it. As you may be able to tell there is dips in a lot fair amount of the shades. I do not know how deep these pans are but I feel like there is not a lot to them. I feel like I could get a lot of use out of this and have my first eyeshadow actually finished.

Another eyeshadow I want to use up is the Maybelline colour tattoo in on and on bronze I have a fear that it may dry out as i have had this for a couple of years well maybe 18 months. However I ant to try and get it all used up and gone before then, Currently there is a slightly dip in this product but it is one which I do use pretty often so I would love to have it completed before the end of the year. I have heard that these are really tricky to pan so lets see how this goes for me.

I have chose to include two eyeliners into the project in an attempt to make me wear it more often as this has become something I have neglected now I have to be out of the door fast in a morning. The first one is Rimmel Scandleyes in Nude this is a product I love that much I already actually have a back up for and this one has only been sharped around twice so there is plenty left. I used to tightline with this to make my eyes look wider and more awake something I could do with doing on them early uni mornings.

The other eyeliner I have added I am unsure if I have ever used before it is the Essence Long Lasting Eye Pencil in Black Fever. This really is going to be a challenge due to the fact I am not sure yet if I ever like the product hopefully I do and I will get it completely used up if I don’t end up loving it I could always swap it for another black eyeliner I have in my huge collection.

I have decided to add 3 lip products in this challenge two been the same however they are different shades they are the NYC Smooch Proof lipstain’s, These used to be one of my faviourites but have not been used in a long time as you can tell from my markings there is still loads left of them. This is not a problem as they can be applied on the go and I feel like need topping up after a few hours of wear. The shades I have are Rock on Ruby and Smooch Proof I can see myself teaming these with other lip products to use them up and create shades which are going to last.

The final product which I am trying to use up this year is the Soap and Glory lipstick in Pom Pom for ages this used to be one of my favourite shades to wear on a night out. Since having Jess there has not been as many of them I have a feeling that this shade is around 5 years old so is one which needs to get more love and maybe finished.  I think that there is around half again of this product left hopefully this is one I will rekindle my love for again

I am also going to be trying to use some nail polish up this year that post will be up next week so please keep an eye out for that

Are you trying to use products up this year?

Charlotte x

10 thoughts on “Use 17 in 2017

  1. That is such a great idea, I always end up passing stuff along to friends which seems silly as I have spent money a product so should use them up!!
    I am interested to see if you use that palette all up haha. xxxxx

  2. This is such a great idea! I think I'm going to try my hardest to do something similar and finish products before buying new ones!
    You've got so many goodies here! I really want to try the Urban Decay eye primer and the Benefit primer.
    Good luck!

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