Hitting Pan Products: October 2016


Hitting pan is bittersweet. It means two things for me:

  1. I really like that product.
  2. I probably have to spend money to buy another one.

For those of you who don’t know, hitting pan is when you use a makeup product so much that you see the bottom on the container. This usually applies to blushes, eyeshadows, and powders.

The two products I hit pan on this month are two that I use daily:

Kat Von D’s Shade + Light Contour Palette

katvond contour

This is my ride or die for powder contouring. I love it so much, I just reordered one that now has refillable pans so I can replace the pans that I run out of the fastest. As you can see, it contains three shades for contouring and three shades for highlighting.

This KVD palette has lasted me several months. I’ve gone through the lighter shades much more quickly because I use them to set under my eyes. As for the darker shades, a little goes a long way.

I used to use the Anastasia Beverly Hills contour kit, before I heard that the KVD Shade + Light Palette was more blendable. Truth! The value is also better with the Shade + Light Palette having bigger pans and more product for $46 vs. ABH’s for $40.

Charlotte Tilbury Air Brush Flawless Finish Powder

charlotte tilbury powder

I bought this a few months back after learning about it on YouTube and then reading several reviews. I was normally using the Laura Mercier Translucent Powder to set my makeup. While the Laura Mercier powder has worked decently for me, Charlotte Tilbury’s has succeeded where other powders have failed. There is no powder I currently love more.

I’m combination skin and this powder has set my makeup better than anything else I have tried. This is a matte powder that really helps with my oily T-Zone, but doesn’t stick on any dry patches. I’ve also heard KathleenLights rave about how great it is for her dry skin, so it seems like this works for all skin types.

The Air Brush Flawless Finish is so finely milled that it does not settle and crease into fine lines. It allows me to effortlessly apply my KVD contour without patchiness. It doesn’t cling to texture or emphasize my pores… basically it’s AMAZING.

No, the Charlotte Tilbury powder is not cheap, but you get what you pay for. Charlotte Tilbury prices at $45 vs. Laura Mercier’s powder for $38. also prefer the pressed powder to a loose powder that goes everywhere. I purchased this in the color 2-Medium. Completely worth it for the flawless finish.

What products have you hit pan on this month?

  • Eliza Armand (@eliza_armand)

    This Kat Von D palette is so adorable! Love it! Definitely worth trying!

    Cheers, Eliza | http://www.fashion-confession.com

  • Ivana J

    I also want that Kat Von D palette, heard so many great reviews on her makeup line xoxo


  • Denise

    It’s been a long time since I’ve hit pan (never heard of that expression before 😀) as I tend to buy multiple products and use them a few times before moving onto something else so it takes forever to get to the bottom.

    I’ve heard good things about Kat Von D products although have never used them myself.

  • Anastasia Nicole

    It takes me forever to hit pan. I’m just not committed enough to wear anything every day but I envy the girls who are. I’ve heard a lot about the Kat Von D palette so I’ll have to check it on my next Sephora trip.

    xx | A

  • Allison

    I never knew that’s what it was called! I’ve been almost out of powder for awhile now!

  • kittylimon

    heard so many great things about both these products that i’ve wanted to try them for a while, it’s devastating to hit pan on favourite products but at the same time it usually means you found something that works great for you 🙂

  • Kitty

    Love it 😍