Almost exactly 3 months ago I first shared my plans to accomplish the “Finish 5 by Fall” challenge. I had done a pretty good job in 2014, although at the time I described it as just okay, that was before I had seen this year’s results… I did finish 3 out of the 5 products (see my finale post here).
I think for my Finish 5 by Fall 2015 challenge, I did pick products that were a bit more difficult, mainly because it’s rare for me to have ‘nearly done’ options like I did last time around. I still went with a variety of products (cheeks, lips, eyes, face, fragrance) and all things I loved and had made at least a bit of a dent in. While I did not finish anything, I am still happy with all the progress I made. Here’s a closer before/after look!
Make Up For Ever HD Cream Blush in #225*: This became the first blush I have ever hit pan on! Best part is, I still love the shade and long-lasting formula. I’m doing a Finish 6 By Winter challenge, and I won’t be including this because it is more of a spring/summer peachy shade, but I do plan to come back to it. I mean, I kinda have to finish it now.
I applied this blush mostly with my fingers, but from the few times I used a brush, I definitely think I would have gone through it quicker that way.
Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eyeshadow Rio de Rose Gold: I was motivated to finish this shadow because a) I had broken the applicator and b) I feel like this liquid formula is going to expire much quicker than powder options. Although I obviously didn’t finish it, I am now at about the halfway mark. I am finding it a lot harder to ‘shake and mix’ than I had before, so I’m not sure I’ll make it to the end of the bottle, but it’s absolutely beautiful.
I definitely got a lot of use out of this rose gold shade during the summer weather, but my main issue is not wearing eyeshadow enough to actually finish any!
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Glow Sheers Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer: I haven’t finished a base product in ages, and as I said originally this one is probably the oldest in my collection. I’m sure the SPF is expired so I still used sunscreen underneath, but it does provide a nice subtle tint and moisture to my skin which is great during the hot weather. I saw a decent amount of progress during my Finish 5 by Fall challenge but…still not there yet.
Burberry Lip Glow in Nude Rose*: This was a real fail and totally my fault. I put this gloss in my purse and figured I’d use it whenever I wanted to touch up but the truth is I don’t really touch up while out so…It probably got used a handful of times. It’s the only product I’m bumping over to my Finish 6 by Winter, because it’s a fairly sheer shade from a brand I love. I also feel like if I actually used it consistently, I could easily finish it up.
Katy Perry Killer Queen Oh So Sheer*: One area of my ‘collection’ I have a hard time parting with things is with fragrances. I figure if I can finish a couple bottles a year, I’ll be able to have a decent sized number by about 2050. As long as I don’t acquire any more. I really tried to reach for this regularly, and saw quite a bit of progress, but there’s still a decent amount left and it’s not a cool weather shade for me so I put it away for now. I still love it though so I will hopefully have it in my empties eventually.
Well that’s it for my Finish 5 by Fall 2015 Finale! Overall, lots of progress but no actual ‘wins’. I’m still motivated though, so look out later this week for a post sharing my picks for Finish 6 by Winter.
Did you do this Finish 5 by Fall Challenge? Let me know how it went for you!