Have you hit the pan?

I’ve recently hit the pan on one of my favorite cream blushes by Face Stockholm. This almost never happens to me, since I’ve got so much make-up that it’s impossible to finish anything. I feel proud and satisfied with myself completely out of proportion to this event.
Have you ever hit the pan on any of your make-up products? If so, what was it?


By the way, Hannes was around when I was taking this photo. When he saw it, he congratulated me on having “tapped that pan”. I hadn’t realized that Hannes was even vaguely familiar with this concept, but I explained to him that it’s not called “tap that pan”, but “hit the pan”. I appreciate that he tries to keep track of my interests, but his phrase sounded a bit awkward to me.


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32 Responses to Have you hit the pan?

  1. TA says:

    I try and think of hitting the pan as being a labor of love. It means that product is so good you keep using it! The only thing that bothers me is when I get to the bottom in a palette, especially if I’m not where close to the bottom with the other colors in there.


    • Antonia says:

      I have the same feelings about hitting the pan! It feels like well-invested money:) I’ve only hit the pan in one eyeshadow palette once, it was a my first make-up item ever! The palette was from Estee Lauder, and the shadow was powdery pink:)

  2. Anastasia says:

    It happens to me very often, actually. I made it a rule to buy a product only after finishing the one I have. But it’s not related to lipsticks,eye shadows and nail polishes. :D

    • Antonia says:

      I love that rule! If only I could stick to it! I’ve kind of given up on the nail polishes and let myself go wild in this area, but the never-ending powder products bother me quite a lot:)

  3. Leia says:

    There are a few products that I have used up completely, and have to stock up on! I always run out of concealer since I use it on a daily basis. And I know it dosen’t count as hitting the pan, but I couldn’t even count how many eyeliners and mascaras I have gone through!

  4. S says:

    hahahaha! Thats so funny. I will say ‘tap the pan’ from now on. I ‘tapped the pan’ on my Bobbi Brown concealer and powder duo recently as well. As a full time student and a part time job, I cannot leave the house without it. Otherwise, I look like a racoon.

    • Antonia says:

      “Tap that pan, girl!”:)) hahaha

      Yeah, powder makes all the difference for me. I’ve always wanted to try that duo, as I’ve seen so many people rave about it!

  5. Melinda says:

    I hit pan on all my go-to blushes which are NARS Orgasm and MAC Peachykeen :) ) it’s a sign that you apparently need the product so often :) but also a sign that it’s about time to prepare to buy a new one ;)

    • Antonia says:

      This!! When I hit the pan on a product I feel like I’m almost done with it and need a new one asap! And most of the time there is still more than half of it left in the pan!

  6. Pırpır says:

    I have so many excess stuff in my room that, I have to be careful when I buy an extra piece. This also applies to make-up. Therefore, I like hitting the pan because, it means I will be able to buy somthing new :) And I like using them up. :)

    I recently finished a pressed powder by the body shop.

  7. Nina says:

    A few months ago I hit the pan on my MAC Blot Powder, but that’s it :/ I seem to use up cream products in tubes and mascaras more easily. The only thing that I regularly finish and buy again is eye pencil. I love my eye pencils ^^ By the way, I think Hannes’ term is not that bad =)

    • Antonia says:

      I don’t know, I think his term sounds a bit dirty. But maybe that’s just me:))
      I buy a new mascara every 3-4 months, because they just dry up on me! I’ve used up concealers, too. But when it comes to blushes!.. No matter how often I use them, they still look new. It’s crazy.

  8. Vicky says:

    vilka väldigt fina färger.

  9. Pearl says:

    just popping by to say that you have a very charming blog ;) and yes I have also finished alot of makeup products, for example a blusher from The Body Shop

  10. Arantxa says:

    To me always happens the same, hardly ever I come at the end of no product since I have much makeup. Only I usually come in the end with the compact powder but long ago that did not finish any because now I have and use several simultaneously. In any case, congratulations Antonia! I have never finished any rouge, it is my favorite product of makeup, and I have so many of them.

    Could you have seen the makeup collection of Chanel for this spring? It is really beautiful!
    I have already bought a gloss and the impressive rouge, recommend it to you!

    • Antonia says:

      Arantxa, of course it’s hard for you to finish anything, since you’re a beauty blogger! You don’t even have to try:)
      I’ve seen the Chanel collection, it’s so lovely! And springy! I’m trying to hold back as hard as I can, because soon I’ll have no space for my make-up anymore! Or rather, no space for myself, because of all the make-up:)

  11. Ilona Opengeim-Cherkas says:

    eye shadows and favorite lipsticks…:)

  12. My Chanel eyeshadow quartet.. or actually on the lightest shade, wich i think always should be double the amount ;)

  13. Meredith says:

    Well, it’s good to know that all us makeup junkies are helping the economy go around! I too, rarely “hit pan” but I don’t like to. Makes me feel panicky that I have to race out and grab another before it’s discontinued and on to the next which may or may not be as good, who knows! It’s comforting to have lots to choose from because you never can predict what mood you’ll be in and what face you want to present to the world that day, according to the occasion,weather, season etc.

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  15. Fieran says:

    Congratulations on hitting the pan. I usually hit the pan on my finishing powders and blotting powders, but rarely blushes.

    If you want a good stain, I’d recommend either Benefit’s Benetint or Tarte’s Natural Lip and Cheek stain. Both work very well and last most of the day on my skin.

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