Hitting Pan #5- The Almost Empties!

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You’ll know from reading my previous ‘Hitting Pan’ posts, that I find the whole reaching the silver bit on a compact to be super satisfying. I have a rather ridiculous makeup collection (one of those 50+ blushers and 70 odd lipsticks dealios) so you know that I’m really loving a product when I actually get close to finishing it, as I tend to rotate between items a lot. So here are some of the latest items that I’m close to finishing up….

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First up is my Lacoste Touch of Pink Eau De Toilette bottle. I usually don’t include perfumes in ‘Hitting Pan’ posts as they’re not technically makeup, nor do I get through perfume bottles very often. However, I had to mention this as it’s such a special fragrance to me. I first got this perfume when I was a teenager, and kept repurchasing it time and time again. It’s a feminine, fruity and floral scent, its light and sweet and not too overpowering. It’s the perfect day or night perfume. I have such a love for this fragrance, as on one of my first dates with my boyfriend, he told me ‘I smelled nice’ so I kept wearing this scent all the time when seeing him, so it reminds me of the early days we spent together. Also somewhat randomly, I wore this perfume the first time I went to meet the other love of my life, my little dog Bella. Then 2 weeks later when we were finally allowed pick her up from the breeder, I wore the perfume again, as I’d heard dogs recognised smells, so I wanted her to remember me. As soon as I arrived to the house, she ran to me and I was convinced it was because I wore this scent, so I repeatedly wore it during those first few special weeks with my puppy. It sounds a bit sad, but scents evoke a lot of memories in me, so I’ll always love this fragrance. I only have a teeny bit left in the bottle, but I’ll definitely repurchase it as soon as I’m finished.

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Next up, is Dandelion blusher from Benefit Cosmetics. As I’ve mentioned, I have over 50 blushers, I am obsessed with blush! I’ve mentioned in my last few ‘Hitting Pan’ posts, that I’ve come close to finishing blushers from Gosh & Nars, but I’ll be honest and admit that I still haven’t even finished them up yet! Anyway, here is another one that I’m coming close to the end with, and it’s a really pretty blush. It’s a sheer ballerina pink powder, that provides a gorgeous soft flush to cheeks. You can apply a light sweep for a hint of radiance to the skin, but it’s also buildable and can add a nice natural colour on the face. This is a perfect day to day blush, it suits my fair complexion really well. People usually complain about the Benefit packaging, as it’s a cardboard box style compact, which isn’t great for carrying around in a makeup bag, but I don’t tend to carry blush around with me, so the packaging has lasted well with mine. I’m predicting that I will finish this compact shortly, but luckily I have a backup in my newly purchased Cheekathon palette!

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Next up, is the NYX Matte Bronzer. NYX have only recently launched in the UK, but they’ve been in stores in Ireland for about 2 years now, so I’ve accumulated quite a few items from them, and this is one of my favourites. I’ve talked about this bronzer before, I really like matte bronzers, as they give a more natural effect on the skin. This powder is really easy to apply, it blends so easily and doesn’t go cakey, it just leaves a natural looking bronze look on the skin. It’s pretty decently pigmented, so you need to go lightly with this one, a little goes a long way. I love the sturdy black compact, it’s lasted well despite being knocked around my handbag for months now! And at only €10, its a bargain price for a great bronzer. I’d definitely recommend this to anyone looking for an affordable matte bronzer.

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Finally, another bronzer, although this one is not so affordable. This is a travel size of the Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer in the Medium/Deep shade. This is my third travel sized one of these, I’ve picked them up in various value sets from Sephora on my travels, and I really need to pick up a full sized one next! This stuff smells divine, just like sweet chocolate. It’s such a smooth, finely milled powder, that applies so easily to the face and blends out really easily. It gives an amazingly natural finish on the skin, and I find it lasts a really long time before I need to top it up. Yes, it’s fairly pricey at €30, but this teeny 4g compact has lasted me such a long time, as you need a really light hand with this, its massively pigmented, meaning a little goes a long way. I will definitely pick up a full sized one once I finish this one, and the NYX one!

So that’s the lot, I wonder how long it will take me to finally finish up all these items! Have you tried any of these products? Let me know in the comments below!

5 thoughts on “Hitting Pan #5- The Almost Empties!

  1. bloggerista says:

    I love that you wrote about the NYX bronzer! I was looking around for a new affordable bronzers and NYX was on my ‘review list’. Can’t wait to try it out now!xx

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