Pan That Palette: Studio Makeup On-The-Go The Warm Up Palette | Update #1

Last month, I kicked off my first Pan That Palette project of the year. To recap, I chose the Studio Makeup On-The-Go: The Warm Up palette that I received in a BoxyCharm a year or two back. It had become one of my favorite palettes and also one in which I had made a significant dent.




Today we’re taking a look at the progress I made in the first month. Let’s see how I did!


Progress

Pan That Palette Studio Makeup On-The-Go | Update #1 - Progress

As you can see from the picture, I have some pretty large pan showing in the cream shimmer and the cream matte colors in the top left. When I started this project, I had a little pan in the shimmer, but I expanded it quite a bit this month. I did not have any pan on the matte shade at that time, but once I started using it consistently to set my primer, this color began to go fast.




I also made a significant dent in the brown transition shade on the second row. I’d be willing to bet that there will be pan showing on that shade by March. This month, I began digging into the center coppery shimmer as well. The shimmers seem to go much faster than the mattes in this palette, so with some additional consistent use, it won’t be long before there’s a dip going there as well.




Thoughts from the Past Month

Even though I wasn’t planning to, I decided at the last minute to take this palette with me to Disney. I was just too excited to keep making progress! While I was there, I was able to experiment with some new looks and that’s what led me to the copper shimmer. This shade has now become one of my favorites. Surprisingly, I haven’t been loving the gold shimmer in the top right as much as I thought I would. It just isn’t as vibrant as I want it to be.

Pan That Palette Studio Makeup On-The-Go | Update #1 - Side Progress

I’ve barely made any progress in the bottom 3 darker colors. I do use these to deepen a look when needed, but that only takes a small amount each time. Since I tend to gravitate toward lighter looks, I need to make sure I spend some time focusing on these three colors more in the coming months.




Comparison

Here is a closer look a the comparison between months one and two:

Pan That Palette Studio Makeup On-The-Go | Update #1 Comparison

Overall, I’m quite happy with this month’s progress, and I can’t wait to see what I can get done by my next update in March!


What palettes are you using most frequently this year?

Do you have a go-to travel palette?

Urban Decay All Nighter Concealer Review | Better Than Shape Tape?

Near the end of 2017, the beauty community was abuzz with the release of a new full coverage concealer. Urban Decay released their All Nighter Concealer as an accompaniment to their already successful All Nighter Foundation, and people were impressed. When I heard the rave reviews and the comparisons people were making between this and the infamous Shape Tape Concealer from Tarte, I knew I wanted to give it a try.

A few months back, I did a complete roundup on all the best and worst concealers I’ve tried in my Concealer Rundown for Bad Dark Circles. I have hereditary dark circles that are quite dark and are always there no matter what. The winner in my previous rundown was the Shape Tape, but I did mention that I was still holding out hope for something even better. Could the All Nighter be what I was searching for?

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Urban Decay All Nighter Concealer

Application

The first thing I noticed with this concealer is that it’s a much drier formula than I’m accustomed to. Also, despite the fact that this product comes with a normal sized doe foot applicator, not much product would come off after each dip. I felt like I had to dip into the tube multiple times during the application process. This made my makeup routine slightly longer than it needed to be and was a little on the frustrating side, especially considering how much concealer I need.

I followed my normal concealer application habits mentioned in my previous post: a color corrector followed by two layers and set with powder. I will say that despite the dry formula, this concealer doesn’t require too much blending. In fact, as long as you don’t let it dry on your skin too much first, I would say this concealer blends the quickest and easiest out of all the ones I’ve tried.

Urban Decay All Nighter Concealer Doe Foot Applicator

Performance

But here’s where things fall apart. The concealer looks great when I first apply it to my undereyes: great coverage, very little creasing with almost no darkness showing through. However, as the day goes on it seems to fade. The coverage gets less and less and by the end of an average work day, I can see my dark circles pretty clearly.




If I was only heading out for a quick excursion, this wouldn’t be a problem. But I need a concealer that looks as good at the end of the day as it did at the beginning.

Does It Beat Shape Tape?

For me, this is a definite NO. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t a place for this concealer in my life. I’d say this comes in as a solid second place option. I know that even though it doesn’t perform the best in the long run that I will still use it from time to time. On days where I don’t need 8+ hours of coverage, I know I will reach for this. At this point I don’t think I would repurchase it, but I will use up what I have.




The Urban Decay All Nighter Concealer retails for $29, and my shade is in Fair Neutral.

The search continues!





What’s your favorite concealer?

An Urban Decay All Nighter Concealer Review for People with Dark Circles