Sunday, August 9, 2015

My First Empties! June/July 2015

Hello makeup lovers! I have been hoarding empty beauty products for quite some time. Click to watch my thoughts or read below.

♥ Products Mentioned ♥

Revlon Lip Butter Lipstick “Strawberry Shortcake”

This is probably the only lipstick I've finished off. I bought quite a few shades from this collection and this is the shade that I gravitated toward most. The finish was truly like butter, sheer enough to be worn as an everyday color, but can be worn a little opaque as well. The downside to the consistency, because of its softness I probably layered on a lot of product and finished it faster than I should have.

Fresh Sugar – Lip Treatment SPF 15

I'm on the fence on this product. It's definitely a maintainer and prevented me from getting dry lips during the winter, but I can still get flaky lips. I have repurchased this item, but for the price of $22.50 I probably will pass if I don't fall in love with it.

NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil “French Fries”

This is my favorite base shade for a neutral smoky eye. Jumbo Eye Pencils have been a cult favorite for quite some time. I love the creaminess for blending and really gives a boost to your eyeshadow pigmentation. The downside of these is that I haven't found a sharpener for it and I ended up wasting a lot of product that I couldn't get to, however I did repurchase this shade.

Too Faced Shadow Insurance

My favorite shadow primer! I love the consistency of this product over UDPP. It's more of a liquid and works for my normal to oily lids. I'm on my third or fourth tube! I also enjoy the tube packaging so I can squeeze out just the right amount. I have started using MAC Soft Ochre, but this will always be a favorite in my heart.

Stila Convertible Eye Color Dual Shadow and Liner “Onyx”

This is probably a product I regret buying. I was convinced to get this from a Sephora employee and the creaminess ran down my face easily! The white shadow shade was super white and can be pretty if used right, but I just didn't enjoy this for the price tag.

L'Oreal Lineur Intense "Carbon Black"

 I've owned both the felt tips and brush liners in these, and I have a love-hate relationship. I prefer the brush tip for sure. I love the liquid formula and how easy it is to use. My only gripe is that I wish it was waterproof! It flakes when you rub your eyes and disappears with water. Eep!

Katie B Cosmetics Mineal Magic “G200”

 This product is a self setting mineral foundation. It was great in a pinch when I needed to even out my skin tone on the go. The liquid set to powder and had a great finish.

E.l.f. Tinted Moisturizer “Nude”

 Smelled like aloe. Very liquidy and runny. Light coverage. That's what you get for the price.

Revlon ColorStay “Warm Golden” & “Natural Tan”

 Another one of my favs! This has been my holy grail drug store foundation for years. I love it even more mixed in with Tarte Maracuja Oil. The foundation gives coverage. The biggest con is the smell, but I've gotten used to it. I am wearing "Golden Beige" here.

NYX Stay Matte Not Flat Powder Foundation “Soft Beige”

 I loved this foundation as a full coverage setting powder. I didn't really like it on its own because I ca never get powders to cover my broken capillaries and redness. I have repurchased this item but I have yet to use it.

MAC Prep+Prime Translucent Finishing Powder & Make Up For Ever High Definition Powder

 I owned these when I probably couldn't appreciate them. They did get me flashback in photos but did a great job setting my foundation and gave a great finish in person and in video.

MAC Fix+

This bottle was before MAC reformulated Fix+. Again, I owned this before I could really appreciate the product, but at the time I felt it didn't do much but refresh my face after putting a pound of makeup on. I repurchased the new formulation and the new one performs great.

L'oreal Go 360 Clean Deep Exfoliating Scrub

When I started actually taking care of my skin, this was one of the products I used. This product got my face clean. However, when I was getting toward the end I was actually breaking out more from it. My face most likely got used to the ingredients or doesn't respond well to salicylic anymore. I still have a bit of product left and I definitely won't be repurchasing.  As far as the scrublet, I felt it worked at first as well, but to be honest I don't feel like the silicone protrusions work scrubbing my pores.

Up & Up Makeup Remover

This is the Target brand of makeup remover. This product felt oily on the skin but got the job done. Will not repurchase.

Neutrogena makeup cleansing wipes

These! What was my life without these! I recently went on a trip without them with intentions of buying them and I felt like I was about to die! These do a great job of removing a full face of makeup with half of a wipe. When I have more stubborn days sometimes I get residual makeup when I cleanse and tone my face, but that's probably more attributed to me not wanting to use a whole wipe for one day.

Tresemme Tres Two Hairspray

My fav for years! This product allows me to get a soft hold without the crunchiness. It also has a great scent. I usually spray this when I curl my hair.

CHI Silk Infusion

I've always had this laying around but never really appreciated it. This product is applied to preferably wet hair and blow dried out. It provides your hair with oil and makes my dry hair silky smooth. Also has a great salon product smell.

Tresemme Fresh Start Dry Shampoo

Really disappointed that the spray nozzle broke! I went through a whole can before this one, and when I try to use the broken one it leaves me with little flakes of product.

 That is all for now. I had to cut out some products for time constraints, so hopefully I will have some products at the end of August or September!

♥ What I'm Wearing ♥
Anastasia Beverly Hills – Craft
Becca Skin Perfector Pressed in Opal
Milani Powder Blush "Coral Cove"
Revlon ColorStay Foundation "Golden Beige"
Ardell Wispies
China Glaze “Under the Boardwalk”

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