Project Make A Dent #2 Follow Up and Project MAD #3

Oh wow, I’m actually back to follow up on what I wrote a month ago. That’s a first. LOL! So, before we go on to my usual ramblings (God bless you for reading), here’s a visual of the progress.


pmad2 b4 after


The powder died!!!!!!!! I know, I know, I should’ve chucked it in the first place, but I WON!! DIE POWDER!!! Muahahahaha!!! OK, pathetic, but I didn’t throw anything out. I crushed the little pieces and used everything until the whole pan is gone. So. Proud. Right. Now. Anyway, next, onto the eyeliner. It’s really short now and it keeps breaking, so it’s definitely time to toss it out. I’ve been using the blush a lot but still haven’t hit pan in that one month. So I think I’m going to continue. Notice that it isn’t in its NARS packaging? Because IT DIED TOO! I loathe NARS packaging with a vengeance. I hate to depot it, and in the picture below, you see it living happily with my Urban Decay 15 anniversary eye shadows. Yup, I depotted that too. The original casing is way too big and takes up too much space on my vanity. As for the eye shadow, I used more of the lighter shade in The Escape as an all over wash on top of the Clinique Bountiful Beige. Doesn’t look like I used much eh?

I decidedΒ to swap some things around instead of continuing with these products until they die. I mean, I’m just supposed to dent it and not kill it right? Pfft… I always bend the rules anyway, so whatever I’m happy with πŸ™‚ For the next Project MAD (how appropriate), these are my picks:




  • My Unii palette with the UD 15 anniversary eye shadows and NARS Orgasm blush, to make things easier for myself
  • 2 different liners – UD Underground and MAC Phone Number
  • Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua – I have 2 of these, and I want to use this one up, not just make a dent
  • Clinique Chubby Stick Oversized Orange – OK, I might just want to see this die πŸ˜›

Yeah, let’s just end at these and not get overly ambitious. My customized palette should add some fun because there are so many possibilities πŸ™‚ I might see some dent in the liners, and maybe the Chubby Stick, but I doubt I’ll see any dent in the palette. I think I might give myself 2 months for these but I’ll probably just post a little update if I remember. By end November, little bub will be out and IΒ know makeup will be the last thing on my mind. So, let’s see how it goes.


xoxo Lily



  • Congrats on finishing that powder!!! YASSSS!!!! Jazz hands and all! I hope the Clinique Chubby Stick is completely gone at the next check-in. I never really realized how hard it is to use up a blush until I started trying to track it for this Project MAD. I feel like I’m never going to hit pan on the blush I picked! I love my Chanel VLA but haven’t used it much lately because my skin’s been kind of rough-looking and it doesn’t boast much coverage. I might crack it out again though because I love it and my skin is clearing up. Cheers to finishing up a foundation! πŸ™‚ AND BIG CHEERS for baby #3 arriving in November!

    • Lily

      Thank you thank you and thank you, Kristen! Blushes are one of those things that don’t die… but I’m going to try anyway. LOL! I mean, Orgasm goes with a lot of things, so I’m not too worried. Yes, bust out your Chanel VLA and use it again. I forgot how much I liked it too…

  • BlushableMe

    I really enjoyed your writing in this post! It made me smile numerous times. I have the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua foundation and I *think* I’m nearing the end of the bottle, but I can’t freaking tell, lol!

    • Lily

      Thank you! And you’re so right… thing with this VLA is that you have no idea if you’re nearing the end or not. So friggin’ suspenseful. LOL!

  • Woohoo! Great job on that powder! I wouldn’t have had patience or will power. I love this series! Watching makeups die is therapeutic! How easy/hard do you find depotting Nars stuff? I’m itching to depot some of mine. Esp a multiple stick, the cap managed to crack, and so would be a good time to see if it can be depotted like how Kate the Driveller does her lippies.

    • Lily

      Hey Noodles, it wasn’t so hard to depot this NARS blush because the packaging was dying and the glue wasn’t as strong anymore. I don’t own their multiple sticks so I don’t know how you depot that. I guess just chop off that stick and mash it up or something? LOL!

  • Oh yay, IT DIED!!! I know a lot of people complain about NARS packaging. I personally haven’t encountered any problems with that, but then again I only own one eyeshadow duo that I don’t use very often at all. Maybe it has something to do with the climate? Here things just can’t melt off…

    • Lily

      I thought it was the climate too, but it’s not. A few friends of mine who live in cold dry climate also experienced the same thing >_<

  • Congrats on the powder!! Definitely, making a dent is enough, trying to finish a blush or eyeshadow can drive you insane.. trust me, I’ve done it lol! I’m thinking of doing something similar to this next year, it’s such a great idea! Good luck!! πŸ™‚

    • Lily

      Oh I hope you’ll do this too, Ellie! I mean, it’s kinda fun. If it gets frustrating, I’d probably stop. Makeup is supposed to be fun but if it’s stressful, then it’s not worth the effort πŸ˜›

  • lyn

    This customised palette would be perfect for travel too. And yes, Nars silicon rubber packaging has to go. Although it has improved compared to the older silicon, I still detest that weird “feel” whenever I pick it up.

    • Lily

      Ugh, yeah, the sticky feeling… I was told they changed the packaging, but I guess I’ll wait for someone else’s feedback… or maybe I like the colours so much I’m ready to depot them when they get eeky πŸ™‚

    I don’t know, I never get these urges to kill/finish something-especially since I started blogging. I know I never can, so I gave up long ago. Good for you for trying! And yeah, you won’t have time for makeup soon!

    • Lily

      LOL I know you hate empties posts and posts like this about finishing makeup items. HAHAHAHA! I get the urges once in a while, and I’m doing this while I think it’s fun. Once it gets boring, then… of course, I’d be like “to heck with this!” πŸ˜›

      • LOL hahaha everyone knows that now I think! But I still admire those who try. It’s something!

        • Lily

          Well, I still blame it on this pregnancy. Never have I had the urge to use up something before >_<

  • Bella

    I was going to post “Oh poor you, sentenced to Orgasm forever.” (I hate that blush with a passion). Then I realised how that sounds. muahahahaha!!!

    • Lily


  • For some strange reason I seem to be the only one that really likes NARS packaging.

    • Lily

      LOL I’m sure there are others who don’t mind the packaging πŸ™‚

  • I’m a November baby, too! HAHAHAHA you’re going to have your hands full πŸ˜‰

    OH man, I can’t try to finish things although I do feel a small sense of “woohoo!” when I get to chuck something in the recycling bin/garbage.

    • Lily

      Both my October babies are a handful too. LOL! I never bothered to use up stuff, but I think it must be the pregnancy. I doubt I’ll be using up anything once the baby is out though :-/

  • Woot woot!! With the sheer amount of makeup you have Lily, it’s inspiring to see you finish up some products! Even if some die even before you finish them LOL. I cant wait to see your looks with the UD shadows – those look amazing! Not something I know how to play with so it’d be interesting to see definitely πŸ™‚

    • Lily

      Hey Shari, yeah, the UD 15 anniversary palette has some brights in there. They should be fun liners, actually πŸ™‚

  • I like your idea to change up project make a dent a bit more often – I’m sticking to the same selection of products for the whole year, and I’m SO tired of my picks. But, just three more months to go, and then I’ll shake it up! And of course, good job Lily! xoxo

    • Lily

      OMG Monika, I don’t think I could stick with the products for one whole year. I’d go bonkers. LOL!

  • Jaa

    LOL this post just made me laugh! Haha. Can’t wait to see the next update! I doubt you will ever finish the eyeshadows, though! ;D

    Awww… end of November? You must be super excited!! I know I am!! LOL! Me and Liz cannot wait to see your delivery day look!! Hahahahaha.

    • Lily

      I will never ever finish any eye shadow – period. I’m not even dreaming about it. Hahahah!

  • Liz

    Wow, you destroyed that powder. Good job! Must have been good. πŸ˜€

    I’m in love with the peacock shades of your depotted shadows. Do a look with them soon? πŸ™‚

    • Lily

      Peacock shades. Roger that πŸ™‚

  • Shu Ting

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAA!!! I am so happy to see the powder RIP!!! πŸ™‚ You have received many kind advice to just chuck it out, but somehow I am so glad you saw it to its grave!!! πŸ˜€ Good luck on MAD on that blush! By the way, Nov already? That’s so fast!!! I salute you still keeping up with blog posts, Lily! Respect! πŸ™‚

    • Lily

      I know, I was like FINALLY!! But yeah, come to think of it, another month and I’ll have a baby in my arms. Scary how time flies…

  • I seem to always go between wanting to finish things and wanting to heavily rotate things so that I get use out of all these things that I’ve purchased that are sitting around unused. I need to come up with some sort of strategy to incorporate the best of both worlds haha

    • Lily

      LOL LOL! Maybe you can just change things up every month so you’ll at least get to rotate your stuff πŸ™‚ That’s why I like my stash shopping series, because it allows me to dig up old stuff.

  • BooBooNinja

    Dude, great work on ProjectMAD! I’ve been going through some makeup too but now I’m at a stage where everything is far from pan. Like virtually new. It’s going to be a long time before I finish something. I’ve also been composing face & eye palettes like you; it helps to keep the target products in the rotation.

    Hey — do you happen to know anyone with a UNII palette that’s in the original style (i.e. with the removable gasket & square thumb magnet)? I’m looking to buy one, but I can’t find any.

    • Lily

      Hi BooBoo, I bought these palettes a long time ago before they revamped the design. So I’m not sure if any retailers are still selling the old designs. Sorry!

      • BooBooNinja

        Yeahhhhhh… no one is selling the old design. I thought I’d throw the question out there in case one of your friends had one they were willing to give up. Cheers!

        • Lily

          I’ll definitely keep an eye out for you!

  • Lucid Lucy

    It is always SO exciting to see more people jumping on the “use up your stuff” bandwagon. I love that you depotted the blush. I think nars packaging looks nice for the 0.02 seconds it doesn’t get any dust or dirt on it…after that… ugh. I’m totally sticking around for the completion of the projects.

    • Lily

      Thanks Lucy πŸ™‚ It does feel satisfying using up makeup!