Thursday, March 28, 2019



Rating is out 10 out of 10, with a full point given for each of the ten sections listed above. Points per section may be issued in the following denominations: 0,.0 .25, .50, 1.0. For further clarification, the sections listed are worth a total of 1.0 point and are:
  1. Company Profile & Personality: (available information about the company, cruelty-free status information, philanthropic efforts, unnecessary controversy, indie company vs mainstream)
  2. Price: (product cost, availability of product, shipping cost, available coupons)
  3. Purchase Process: (order time vs receipt of product turn around, availability of product, email notifications including shipping & tracking number, email notification for delivery)
  4. Packaging: (was the item securely package, decorative packaging efforts including information card about the product, upcoming sales, or the company itself)
  5. Pigmentation: (via swatches)
  6. Color Payoff: (via application to the area applicable)
  7. Product Application: (ease of application of the product, for example for eyeshadow, is there fall out, creasing, etc.
  8. Performance: (longevity of wear)
  9. Product Value: (price to product amount ratio, i.e. price per gram + product quality + consumer response (popularity of the product and consumer response) + repurchase option)
  10. Overall Product Presentation: shade variation (if eyeshadow), women of color friendly, pale people friendly, universally applicable to many skin tones, desire for repeated use, would you repurchase the item again, is this product associated with a particular trend or is does it market the companies individuality, does the product set a new & innovative trend, is the product effective (does it do what it’s designed to do), does the product have potential multiple application opportunities (i.e. can the product be used as a blush & lipstick), is the product limited edition or a permanent product, is the product part of a collection, is the product consistent (from shade to shade, if an eyeshadow palette) from color to color in a part of a collection and does it function and operate the same each time applied.

Price & Purchase Process & Packaging:
The Huda Beauty Amethyst Obsessions palette is a limited-edition holiday item ($27 for 0.35) that I purchased from Sephora online. The palette contains nine hues of purple for $27 making the palette a pretty decent deal if you are looking for a palette heavy with the theme of purple. The palette arrived in good condition along with other items I ordered, however, I was disappointed with the over simplistic packaging, which did little for presentation or for protection of the palette itself.

Pigmentation & Color Payoff & Performance:
Another disappointing factor about the palette was the complete lack of shade names for the consumer making shades difficult to identify and reference. Another surprising issue with the palette was, although the shadows swatched beautifully and with little effort, it was quite necessary to use an eye primer as well as a dampened shader brush to apply shimmer shades to the lid. Also, if you have any type of texture or bumpiness on your eyelids, you will have significant difficulty applying the shimmer shades to your eyelids. I am not one who likes to go through a lot of ancillary changes in order to apply a shadow to my lid, but admittedly the required extra steps significantly improve the application process and guarantee an amazing lid shade. Incidentally, as a side note, I did not have the same issues with any of the original “Obsession” mini palettes and the shimmer shadows, but I did have the same problem with the “Sapphire Obsession” palette.

This palette creates a very specific type of eye look. If you are a person that enjoys pinks & purples, then this is the palette for you, but be aware that those are the only type of looks that you are going to be able to create. The matte shadows are quite pigmented but easy to blend out to create soft and sultry looks. You can deepen the outer “v” and crease with one of the matte shades without mudding up your look, and still blend your deeper shades with the transition & crease shades.

Overall Product Presentation:
I think that this palette is an excellent deal for the price, but there is definitely a learning curve and as I mentioned previously, please realize that you are only going to produce monochromatic looks. If you are wanting something more blue, green, or red in tone, check out the other limited-edition “Obsession” palettes.

Rating: 7.5/10 I love this palette, but it takes more effort than I can tolerate creating a basic look. Be aware of your lids have texture, having hooded eyes, or mature lids.



(PERSONAL) Seasonal Panning Project 2019
January – March
                Lorac Pro 1
                Tarte Contour Kit Volume 1
                Becca Highlighter in Opal
April – June
                Tarte Classic Courage
                Rimmel Kate Golden Bronze
                Laura Mercier Gold Highlighter
July – September
                Juvia’s Place The Nubian 1
                Ulta Contour Kit
                Make Up For Ever Highlighter #2
October – December
                Tarte Energy Noir
                Smashbox Contour Kit
                Anastasia Beverly Hills Ultimate Glow Kit

(PERSONAL) Year Long Panning Items
Secret Wonderland Hand Lotion (1)
Ed Hardy Villain Perfume (2)
Blush From Original Tarte Contour Kit (3)
Darker Contour Shade From Original Tarte Contour Kit (4)
Lighter Contour Shade From Original Tarte Contour Kit (5)
Becca Pressed Highlighter in Opal (6)
Naked Skin One and Done Foundation (7)
Burnt Orange Shade from ABH Modern Ren (8)
Primavera Shade from ABH Modern Ren (9)
Venetian Red Shade from ABH Modern Ren (10)
Top Left Shade from Luv Luxe Fantasy Palette (11)
Shooting Star Shade From Luv Luxe Fantasy Palette (12)
Wuamo Shade from Luv Luxe Fantasy Palette (13)
Purple Shade From ND Ten Pan Palette (14)
Gold Shade From ND Ten Pan Palette (15)
Peral White Shade From ND Palette (16)

2nd Shade in Blinc Cosmetics Electric Palette (17)
Wet n Wild Nutty Single Shadow(18)
Wet n Wild Crème Brulee Single Shadow (19)
Cover Shade From Naked Basic 2 (20)

Pan As Old As Time

Jan 1, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019
Update Monthly
Creators: Jessica & Amanda

Pick your oldest palette and pan along with us for 2019. It can be any size palette, eyeshadow or face palette. It is up to you! This year we are focusing on using up our older products. So dust off those palettes in the back of your drawers and let’s get panning!

Coloured Raine – Queen of Hearts & Naked One

Mean Girls Quotes

Dates: October 3, 2018 - April 30, 2019 (mean girls day and the date the movie came out)
Updates monthly
Hannah @pansandreviews

1. “On Wednesday’s we wear pink” - something pink (Wet n Wild Pearlescent Pink)
2. “I’m not like a regular mom, I’m a cool mom” - something that makes you feel cool (StyliStyle Eyeliner in Emerald)
3. “I really wanna lose 3 pounds” - something that makes you feel skinny (Ulta Contour Kit Powders)
4. “It was full tilt jungle madness” - something that shows off your wild side (Natasha Denona Lila Palette Purepure Shade)
5. “I’m a mouse, duh” - something mouse themed or colored (Onyx Shade in KVD Shade & Light Eye Glimmer)
6. “Whatever, I’m getting cheese fries” - a comfort item (L’Oréal Lash Paradise)
7. “She doesn’t even go here!” - something that doesn’t belong in your collection (borrowed from a friend, needs to be decluttered, etc) (Chocolate Soilel Bronzer from Too Faced  Power of Makeup)
8. “That is so fetch” - something that is so fetch (Essence Metal Shock Lipstick)
9. “Why are you so obsessed with me?” - a product that will not leave your collection no matter how much you use it (Natasha Denona Blue/Purple Eyeshadow Palette Chromatic)
10. “I saw Cady Heron wearing army pants and flip flops so I bought army pants and flip flops” - something you bought because of someone else
(Juvia’s Place Nubian Palette 1st Row, Last Shade)

Golden Girls Project Pan

Dates: September 14th (when it aired) to May 9th (when it went off)
Monthly Updates
Elease Cook
Pick 7+ products(one for each season it was on air)

My Product Selection For this Project

*Golden Girl (something golden) Kat Von D Old Gold Pigment from Serpentina Palette
*Rose(something rose themed/sweet/silly) Tarte Original Contour Kit Blush
*Blanche(item that makes you feel sexy/sexy packaging) Essence Metal Shock Lip Color
*Dorothy(a good lipstick/blush) Wet n Wild Pearlescent Pink Blush
*Sofia(a sample sized product/older product in your collection) First Aid Beauty Coconut Primer
*Miami themed(think bright pinks, greens, blues, yellows, tropical colorful) Urban Decay Electric Palette Freak
*"Back in St. Olaf"(throwback "gimmicky") Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bon Molases Chip
*"Picture it"(throwback "product made overseas") Makeup Revolution Reloaded Division Greenish Shimmer
*Big Daddy (item that intimidates you) ABH Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette Love Letter
*Cheesecake! (Something in sweet packaging or smells sweet) Too Faced Semi Sweet Eyeshadow Palette Truffled
*Charlie Nylund (traveling salesman pick a travel sized product) Stila Mini Eyeliner
*Stan the Man (pick a product you have a love/hate relationship with) Natasha Denona Lila Eyeshadow Palette Amethyst
*Out on the Lenai (pick a skincare /body care product that leaves you glowing inside and out) Soap & Glory Breakfast Scrub
Bite My Shiny Metal Pan

Date: Sept 30, 2018 -
May 20, 2019
Monthly Updates
Stephanie: IG- @sneffielynn YT-
Thanks to Cassie for coming up with the name! Cassie: @southeastbymidwest YT-
Rules/Explanation: Some of us never grow up and with that comes watching more cartoons that are meant for Adults. Like The Simpsons, Futurama, Bob’s Burgers, Rick & Morty. There are endless options to get inspiration from whether it is from a quote, colors of outfits, landmarks, iconic episodes that have etched their name into pop culture history.
You can pick as many products as you want related to the topic. I suggest 5-10 but if you want more go for it! Make it your own deciding if you just want to see progress, hit pan, or use it up. This is fun and lighthearted.
Kat Von D Shade & Light Jet Black Shade (Bob’s Burgers Bob’s Clogs)
Electric Palette Freak Shade (The Simpsons Power Plant Sewage)
Electric Palette Revolt Shade (American Dad! Represent Roger (color))
Huda Beauty Amethyst Palette Middle Shade (King of the Hill – Peggy’s Purple Shorts)
NYX Gold Eyeshadow (The Simpsons (color of the character’s skin))
Wet n Wild Crème Brulee Single Shadow (Family Guy – Peter’s Shirt)

Musical Pans #panningmusicals

Dates: January 16, 2019 – December 16, 2019
Monthly Updates
Guidelines: not limited to makeup. Start work for products can be from for different musicals. As you finish or hot goal on a Musical Pans!

Year-long rolling project pan.
January 16, 2019 - December 16, 2019
Monthly Updates


Not limited to makeup
Start with four products- can be from 4 different musicals, all from the same musical, or any combination.
As you finish or hit goal on a product, roll it out and roll a new one in!
Continue until the end of the year!

Here is a list of all of the musicals to choose from. product, roll it out and roll in a new one.

                Roxie - Gunmetal  gray                                                                                    
                Velma - Blood red                                                                                                                                      Amos Hart - A product you feel does nothing/a clear/transluscent product            
                Billy Flynn - A glitter product                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
                Buenos Aires - Something bright SACHA BUTTER CUP POWDER
                Don't Cry for Me Argentina - White or cream                                                                    
                She is a Diamond - Something sparkley                                                                          
                Rainbow Tour - A face product in a color you normally don't use                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
                Pink Ladies - Pink                                                                                                               
                Grease Lightning - A product you know you will use up/hit goal on quickly PEACH PERFECT SETTING 
                Tell Me 'Bout It, Stud – Red 
                Beauty School Dropout - Something Pastel                                                                                                                                                                                   
                Alexander - Cream or white (paper)                                                                                         
                Angelica - A product you're not satisfied with                                               
                Eliza - A fire related color (Burn)                                                                                      
                Aaron Burr - A product you've been saving (Wait for it)                                              
                Lafayette - A gimme product                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
                Heather Chandler - Red                                                                                                 
                Heather McNamara - Yellow                                                                 
                Heather Duke Green                                                                                                                 
                Martha McNamara - Something that makes you think of a unicorn BOBBI BROWN SANDWICH PALETTE (USED AS A HIGHLIGHTER)                                                                                                                          
                Veronica - Blue                                                                                                                   
                JD - Black                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Legally Blonde the Musical                                                                                                                                             
                Elle Woods - Pink                                                                                               
                Paulette - A bright color                                     
                Vivienne - Navy                                                                                                                   
                Warner - A product you orginally loved, now hate                                       
                Omigod You Guys - A product you rave about                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Les Miserables               
                Fantine - A stand-alone eyeshadow (On My Own)                                       
                Cosette - Pale blue packaging or product (Her outfit)                                                          
                Thenardier - A dupe of a high-end product (Master of the House)                                     
                Marius - A product you consider fancy/expensive (Grandfather is rich/has an inheritance)   
                Enjolras - A product you like even though no one else does (Rebel) TARTE AMAZONIAN CLAY FOUNDATION                                                                                                                      
                Jean Valjean - A product you used to hate, but now love (What Have I Done?)                                      Javert - A product that you can always rely on (Stars)                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Lion King  
                Simba - Gold                                                       
                Zazu - A product in bright packaging/a bright product                                               
                Mufasa - Orange                                                                                                                       
                Scar - Brown        
                Rafiki - Blue                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Mary Poppins  
                Mary - A practically perfect product                                                                                   
                Chim Chim Cher-ree - A gray product                                                                               
                Mr. Banks - A product that makes you feel professional                                                    
                Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious - A product you're not sure how to use                        
                Playing the Game - A product you've used for years, or that you remember from your childhood. 
                Umbrella - A product that makes you think of a peacock

Phantom of the Opera     
                Christine - A product you think about panning a lot                                                                
                Raoul - A product gotten as a gift or in a gift set (even if you bought it for yourself :P )       
                The Phantom - White                                                                                                                
                Carlotta - A product that you loved for a long time, but has been replaced with a new favorite
                Madame Giry - A red product                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
                Angel - White      
                Maureen - Gold                                                                                                             
                Roger - Silver
               Benny - Purple                                                                                                                    
               Mark - Red                                                                                                                          
               Mimi - Black                                                                                                                                               Joanne - Blue                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Sweeney Todd              
                The Barber - Something silver                                                                                         
                Mrs. Lovett - Something red                                                                                                   
                Johanna - Something that makes you feel pretty                                                                
                Anthony - A new product                                                                                            
                Lucy - A product you forgot about                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
West Side Story         
                Maria - White                                                                                                     
                Tony - Yellow                                                                                                                     
                I Feel Pretty - A product that always makes you feel pretty                                                   
                Someday - A product you'll finish... Someday. (Feels like it will never end)                            
                America - A product made in the USA                                            
                Jets - Blue                                                                                                                             
                Sharks - Red                                                                                                                                                                                        
                Elphaba - Green                                                                                                              
                Galinda - Pink                                                                                                                 
                Christery - Gray                                                                                                                       
                Fiero - Taupe                                                                                                                             
                The Wizard - A glitter shade                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
The Wiz                
                Munchkins - Blue                                                                
                Yellow Brick Road - Yellow              
                Emerald City - Green                                                                                                    
                Tin Man - Silver                                                                                                                                          Wicked Witch of the East - Silver       
                Eveline - Gold                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
My Little Pony Friendship  Magic Project Pan
Dates 3/15/19 - 9/15/19
Monthly updates
Creator: Nanna
Items: 8 (number of seasons) choose 1 item that ether represent one of the following ponies (ether by color, name, personality, etc.):
Applejack (Orange, blonde, green, apples, hard-working, family etc.) Applejack shade in My Little Pony Palette
Twilight Sparkle (Purple, midnight blue, smart/geeky, bookworm, magical, stars, etc.) Skydancer in My Little Pony Palette
Pinkie Pie (Pink, hot pink, sky blue, balloons, fun/party, prankster, high energy, etc.) Minty In My Little Pony Palette
Rainbow Dash (rainbow, lightning, sky blue, weather, tomboy, Wonderbolts, etc.) Firefly In My Little Pony Palette
Rarity (white, purple, blue, diamonds, glamorous, fashion, etc.) Snuzzle in My Little Pony palette
Fluttershy (pink, yellow, turquoise, nature, shy, animal caretaker, etc.) Princess Sparkle in My Little Pony Palette
and for two other ponies (of your choice)

Dates 3/21/19 - 6/21/19
Monthly Updates
Creators: Jessica, Amanda & Jana

This project has two goals. You can do one or both. The first one is to drop 10 pounds before summer and/or drop 10 summer related beauty products before summer. I love this project so much!