Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Why hitting pan is SO satisfying!

why hitting pan is so satisfying

I don’t know about you, but whenever I hit pan on an eyeshadow or a blush, for example, I get really really excited. It’s kind of pathetic but I’m sure someone out there can relate to this? Hitting pan probably happens less than a handful of times in a year, so I’m going to say it’s a pretty momentous occasion. But why is hitting pan on a beauty product so satisfying? 

Of all the eyeshadows in the palette…this is the one you’ve chosen. It’s been your perfect base or inner corner highlight, you've been rocking the neutral smokey and this shade is the one


This is the ONLY one in the entire palette that’s actually good and/or usable and everything else is pants and because the shadow is part of a palette there's little to no chance you can buy it on it’s own. So now you have to repurchase the entire palette just to get that precious shade back in your collection!

One out…one in! If you’re strapped for space (or cash) as soon as that pretty but not so perfect pink blush runs out, you’ve got the best excuse in the world to go out and buy a brand spanking new one straight off your wish list. 

Your beauty level goes UP! Seriously, hitting pan is so hard to actually do compared with using up a face wash or a liquid foundation, pressed powder products seem to have this magical, replenishing power, so hitting pan is like defeating the boss at the end of the level.

Used and abused. The jury might be out on this one, but I love it when a palette is all busted up, the lid’s a little wonky, it’s not the most Insta-friendly looking palette, in fact, you’d never get it out in the loos on a Friday night. But it’s been used, abused, dropped, loved, lost and found, you hit pan a while back, it rolled to the back of the drawer and you’ve just rediscovered it and how perfect it is for your skin.

why hitting pan is so satisfying

Make-up is pretty, but it doesn’t have to be perfect.

What products have you recently hit pan on? Do you ever hit pan?

Until next time,


  1. Currently one of the shadows in my Makeup Revolution palette. But it's normally only powder for me . . I just don't use make-up enough really!
    Amy at Amy & More

  2. I am SOOO close to hitting pan on half baked in my Naked palette! Everytime I use it im peering at it to see if I can see the pan through it - how lame haha I understand the rush though, even if I will be sad at it being finished, at least I can buy a single so I don't need to rebuy the whole thing! :) Love your blog btw, now following :)

  3. I also get really excited when hitting the pan, especially a product that you use daily and it never seems to go down (though I like how long they last)