Project Pan – not wasting makeup

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!

Kim x

Kim Kiernan

Makeup Artist & Beauty Columnist

Kim provides professional makeup services in Malta for any occasion, working in all areas of makeup including Bridal, photographic, television, film and special effects as well as teaching makeup lessons one to one and to groups. With over 10 years experience, Kim has worked with the biggest and most sought after brands in the industry, internationally with MAC, Smashbox and Estee Lauder in Dublin and Toronto and most recently, heading the MAC Cosmetics brand in it's launch in Malta.

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