Hitting pan is the phenomenon where a girl actually finishes a make-up item. When you're down to the last couple of sweeps of your powder foundation, your brush hits the metal pan, hence the term.
The first item I've hit pan on is my Maybelline foundation, which I loved but is now discontinued. That was maybe four years ago, and it hasn't happened since. I just kept on buying so much stuff that I never actually finished anything.
But today I'm proud to say I've hit pan on a couple of things. I'd say it's partly due to the fact that I moved to Singapore and had to leave most of my stuff behind.
This was all I could manage to squeeze into my suitcase. And yep, four backups of Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Frame Plus. At the time of purchase, it wasn't available in the Philippines yet, and I haven't made the decision to move to Singapore, hence the hoarding.
Anyway, back to the stuff I hit pan on.
MAC blush in Shy Beauty. Technically I haven't finished it all up yet, but you can see the pan :p. And it's not part of the permanent collection so until it makes a comeback, I'm going to refrain from using it. Which is a shame, because it's a great everyday blush. It's what I thought NARS Orgasm would be like.
MAC Bare Slimshine. Again, limited edition. I no longer use it because I save the centimeter-long stub to compare with possible dupes.
Last but not least, NARS Sheer Glow in Punjab. The bottle looks full but I swear I'm down to the last drop. In fact I'll probably be swabbing it with a Q-tip over the next few days. Great coverage, great finish, poor staying power. But I love it just the same. Maybe not enough to repurchase, but we'll see.