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Project Pan 2018: Mindfully Using Products Up

To be completely honest, I’m not the biggest fan of new-in posts or empties posts. They either look unappealing photography-wise (empty products aren’t really elegant, are they?) or they can come across as vain. However, in light of manic consumerism and the feeling that you need to have at least three (five, ten?) pro-level eyeshadow palettes to create a decent look, it’s high time we get ourselves together and work on using our products up instead of mindlessly buying them.

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I’m not pretending this post is going to change people’s ways – projects like this one have existed for quite a few years now – but I’m going to use it as a reminder to work with what I have on hand and learn a few things along the way. I will try to mindfully use products; noting what using them makes me feel like, what I like or dislike about them, and whether they’re just fine or actually good items. If anyone wants to join me on my journey, you’re more than welcome to. As always, you can leave a comment and share your thoughts on this subject. You can expect project pan updates every month or so but you can also follow my Facebook page for more frequent updates. Tag along and share your progress with me!

Pan Project 2018: What I Will Be Using Up

I’ve lined up 12 products that I will attempt to use up completely in 2018. Some will be quite easy to finish because they’re samples or nearly empty anyway. When a product gets used up I’ll replace it with another product to keep going until December. Wish me luck! 🙂

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The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid in Nairobi Camellia

If there’s a list of brands I have never thought would come to Slovenia, The Body Shop would be among the first few. And yet, The Body Shop is here, although with only an online store for the time being. They kind gave us, bloggers, a goodie bag at the BBMU conference (and later also a small Christmas present – thank you once again!) and here’s the first TBS review of the lot!

The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid in Nairobi Camellia

This matte liquid lipstick was a pleasant surprise. Its light formula is a dream to wear because it’s so light you forget you have anything on your lips. I’m glad it doesn’t crumble or get sticky (like Sleek Matte Me liquid lipstick in Shabby Chic). On me, it lasts for over 4 hours but it does start disappearing from the inner rims of my lips if I eat something fatty or drink a lot.

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The texture of this mattle lip liquid seems rather mousse-y and not too liquidy, so it doesn’t spill over your lip line. Moreover, the formula isn’t very drying, although my lips do get dry after a few hours (like they do with most matte lipsticks). It has full coverage, even if you apply it in one normal layer.

The colour is a rather bright, warm pink that’s easy to pull off if you’re neutral or warm-toned. It can be worn in a variety of situations so it’s a safe choice. As I said, it looks warm on me but I’ve seen it look cooler on other bloggers. Skin undertones, eh?

In these photos you can see what The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid in Nairobi Camellia looks like on me. Both pictures were taken indoors in indirect sunlight, with the second photo having white balance corrected in Lightroom. Otherwise, these photos are taken straight from the camera.

The Verdict

It’s definitely one of my favourite beauty discoveries of the year! I wasn’t aware that The Body Shop had a makeup line at all but now I’m eager to explore it.

You can buy your Matte Lip Liquid in Nairobi Camellia here for €8.90 or here for $10.00.

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What you see in the pictures are Frosted Berries Body Butter (a review is coming really soon!) and Shade-Adjusting Drops – Lightening. The latter is a great product for lightening foundations that are too dark for your skin tone. Let me know if you want to read a review of this product, too! 🙂