Monday, 26 June 2017

Empties - Products I've Used Up | 001


I love reading about what products people have finished up! I find it so much more informative than a review of a product that has only been used once or twice. So I wanted to share with you guys all of the empties I've been saving since January. Some products I loved, some I hated and a few were somewhere in the middle.


It Cosmetics Confidence In A Cream This moisturiser was a complete joy to use. So much that if I was home during the day I would find myself applying it constantly throughout the day. That's probably why I ran through it so quickly. It made my summer favourites because I couldn't put it down. Would I repurchase? Definitely. I have a few others I want to try out first, but I have no doubt that this will be in my collection again one day.

Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater This facial spray definitely gets a lot of hype, but for me it's totally worth it. It's an incredibly refreshing and hydrating spray at an affordable price. Would I repurchase? I'm already half way through my replacement! It won't be long until I'm on to my third bottle. 

Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum This was my first ever Vitamin C serum and I did enjoy it while I used it. I didn't notice a drastic difference to my skin, but it's not bad for the price. Would I repurchase? No. There wasn't anything wrong with the product, but I've seen much more of a difference with my Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum. 

Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask This stuff is holy grail for me. It took my skin from flakey to soft. I use it every night before bed and it has transformed my skin. Would I repurchase? Like the Mario Badescu spray, I'm already well into my replacement. This mask is a permanent part of my skincare routine.

L'Occitane Cherry Blossom Hand Cream The smell of this hand cream is to die for! It's lightly floral without that 'old lady' vibe. It also soaks into my hands quickly without any kind of oily residue. Would I repurchase? Yes! I've got about four other hand creams to use up before I need anymore, but this will definitely be the one I return to.


Mac Prep + Prime Fix +  I run through Fix + faster than any other product. It probably has something to do with the fact that I use it daily and apply twice as much as I actually need each time. I just can't help it though, it's such a nice finishing spray! Would I repurchase? Already have, it's one of those products I buy a backup of once I get halfway through a bottle.

Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Primer In the days before each pore on my face decided to triple in size, this was my favourite primer. If you have dry, but otherwise pretty good skin, this primer is fantastic. Would I repurchase? Not at the moment. It's just not what I need in a primer right now, but if I ever get really dry again I could see returning to it.

Mac Pro Longwear Concealer One of my all-time favourite concealers. It offers good, buildable coverage without caking or creasing. I know a lot of people don't like the packaging/pump, but I've always been able to use it without issues. I also love the you can see exactly how much you have, so running out doesn't surprise you. Would I repurchase? Again, I already have. I love this stuff.

Mac Studio Fix Fluid Foundation my favourite foundation. I'm still waiting for the product that will knock this off the top of my list and I've yet to have anything come close! There are plenty of other foundations that I love using, but this is just the best for my skin. Would I repurchase? I'm already almost done with another bottle. 

Urban Decay Naked Skin Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup I didn't realise that this product had such a long name! I just thought it was just Naked Skin Foundation! I enjoyed this foundation, but I definitely didn't have the right shade. I picked this up when I thought I was cool toned (turns out I'm very yellow) so it never quite looked right. The finish was very lightweight and beautiful though. Would I repurchase? I don't think so. I liked this, but the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea foundation gives a similar effect that suits my skin a little better. 

Becca Backlight Priming Filter this stuff is so good! If you want to look like a radiant beam of light, this is the primer for you. It doesn't cover texture, so I use it in conjunction with a pore filling primer, but oh my god, this makes your skin look beautiful. If you're not in the mood for wearing makeup but just need a little something, you can put this on and you're good to go. Would I repurchase? For sure. I'm going to wait until spring or summer though.


Benefit Roller Lash Mascara I got this right before I had laser eye surgery because they recommend that you don't use any of the ones you were using before the surgery. This one worked well and looked pretty, especially on my bottom lashes. Would I repurchase? No. It's a really nice mascara, but I prefer ones that give more volume than this one did. 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz My absolute favourite brow product. Nothing has ever made my brows look as good as this does. Would I repurchase? I've got two right now. The second I open a new one I buy a backup! 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel This wasn't exactly empty, but I had had it for so long that it had to go. I liked using this, but the wand was a little too big and deposited a little too much product for it to work for me. Would I repurchase? No, but I've been using their Clear Brow Gel instead and I've been loving it.

Urban Decay Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion This was the first eyeshadow primer I ever used and honestly, I don't like it. I didn't notice a difference when I used it compared to when I didn't, so I just thought eyeshadow primers were a gimmick. Would I repurchase? No. I've been using a Milani one instead and I prefer it.

Tarte Lights, Camera, Flashes Statement Mascara The Lights, Camera, Lashes by Tarte is one of my favourite mascaras, so naturally I figured I'd love this one too. And I did... until it started flaking off on me after a few weeks of opening it. It also started doing a really weird thing where so much product would coat the wand that the bristles weren't visable. Would I repurchase? No, this was a total disaster for me!

Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk I love this dry shampoo. It doesn't leave a white cast or build up on my scalp. You only need to use a small amount to see results. The scent isn't overpowering. I don't have a bad word to say. Would I repurchase? Once I use up the other dry shampoos that I have I will definitely be getting more of this
Maybelline Lash Sensational Waterproof Mascara I don't like waterproof mascara. I didn't even mean to buy this, I thought I was getting the regular Lash Sensational! Even with oils, waterproof mascaras are too hard to remove for me without accidentally losing a few lashes. Would I repurchase? I have since gotten the regular Lash Sensational, which is a mascara I love. 



Hope you enjoyed reading! Have you used up any of these products? Are there any items in your collection that you always repurchase? Be sure to let me know in the comments, I love chatting with you guys x

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10 comments

  1. I love empties posts! Great job!! :) The Maybelline Lash Sensational is my holy grail drugstore mascara!

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  2. So many good products here! I love that IT Cosmetics cream.
    Ange | www.diary-of-ange.com

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    1. It's such a great one, I really miss having it in my collection.

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  3. I totally agree with you that empties are much more interesting that first impressions. You've totally made me NEED the Mario badescu facial mist now too! Loved this post!

    www.phillippabeauty.com

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    1. It's such a refreshing spray! I love dousing my face in it after doing a mask :)

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  4. I've been seeing that Mario Badescu Facial Spray all over social lately! I want to try it. I'm on my second UD Eyeshadow Primer, but I'm interested in branching out and trying other ones once I'm done with mine.

    Shirin | www.queenshirin.com

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    1. I found the applicator on the UD primer to be really messy to use, but I'm not sure if that was just user error!

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  5. I loveee the Klorane dry shampoo!!!

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

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    1. It's so good, I don't hear enough people talking about it!

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