I love seeing other peoples empties! So I decided to make a board where people could post pictures of their empties, or just tell us about them! I'd also be interested in knowing whether you're repurchasing anything or not.
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the rest of my august empties!
Dislikes on the left, likes on the right
benefit ka-brow: my brows are super thin and this didn't look as natural as other things for me
Sephora hand mask: doesn't come close to the awesomness of the foot mask! No real changes after wearing or lasting hydration.
Sephora lip mask: SA's highly recommended. Didn't stay on, no hydration with what little I did get on my lips.
Bare minerals lash domination: maybe it was the mini size wand, but made my lashes SO sparse.
Smashbox primer: eh.. nothing special
Tarteguard: also nothing special.
sephora lipstick card: loved the color of the matte (rebel chic) but it didn't go on well at all. Dry and not smooth.
PTR 24K gold: too orangey for me
guerlain abeille royale: sticky!! tried before bed and felt heavy. took 3 good rinses to get off. one of the ingredients is caramel..
josie maran finish balm: i prefer something heavier to get into my volcanic pores.. If you don't need that, this would be a good primer for you.
Dr. Brandt pores no more: okay, but NYX pore filler does the same thing for much cheaper..
Ole Power bright: Many have already seen me rave about it. If you haven't- this stuff works! brighter after use and thought eh, it's okay.. woke up the next morning with visible dark spot reduction and rejoiced.
Murad essence: got this DS in store and ended up purchasing FS. SA said it was the step i didn't know I needed, so true. Upped my hydration game..
Fresh nectar mask: It smells so good!!! I was softer after use, not much else change. Not sure I would pay full price but I enjoyed it..
Dr Jart BB: went on really well, would consider buying after i use up the 100's of things i have
Erborian bamboo water lock: Another game changer. I had this foil sitting around for ages and didn't think much of it. After abusing my skin playing with a new technique, this restored a red, dry patch right to normal. Also another hydration game upper and super calming.
Sephora makeup remover wipes: Worked, didn't sting but would seek out cheaper options.
Benefit goof proof brow pencil: I like it and goes on natural, not water resistant nor does it stay put overnight. A little goes a long way. Would use it if it showed up but probably won't buy because of brow power.
It brow power: goes on natural, somewhat water resistant and stays put (within reason) overnight. A little goes a good way, bought another.
My beauty diary apple polyphenol sheet masks-finished my box of these, liked them but might not repurchase since there are other My beauty diary masks I like better.
Josie Maran whipped mud mask,I thought this might not get dry on my face,it did but still didn't seem as drying as some mud masks can be.
Ren wake wonderful night time facial-I think this might break me out but not sure,I have a deluxe sample tube so will try it a few more times.
Fresh sugar lip serum-I normally love fresh products but this one seems to burn my lips.
I do pretty well with most of the light shades, so I will give it a try. I was using a similar product from a cheaper brand and have been getting breakouts with it. This one also lacks mica in it, which is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you for your feedback!
Looks like a good month of empties. You definitely did some damage on those face masks @Seymore3. Where did you get the My beauty diary apple polyphenol sheet masks from? Those sound interesting. Do they smell like apple?
Some empties from this month:
-Dr. Jart hydrogel mask: this was my first time using a hydrogel mask and I didn't like how it kept sliding down my face.
-MediHeal Aquaring mask: it was brightening however the serum left on my face when I removed the mask felt like it never absorbed - it was quite thick.
Interesting about the mask sliding off your face. Were you sitting up or lying down? Some masks are a bit more slippery and I find I have to lay down when using them to keep them from moving around on my face. Looks like you definitely treated yourself to a few face masks this month.
I was sitting up - I'm never good about just lying down while I have a mask on. I also don't think the hydrogels are as hydrating - I am even using eye patches that are hydrogel and just don't think they make a difference. @kelloua
Yeah I hear you, lying down is challenging . I have a TV in my bedroom so I tend to lie down when I do my mask with my head propped up slightly on a pillow. Gives me something to do while I wear it without turning my face into a slip and slide.
I haven't tried hydrogels yet. I have one in my box of sheet masks that I've been meaning to try. I kinda hope I don't like it because I have so many sheet masks that are much, much cheaper that I like.
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I am feeling extra lazy today and cannot bear to list all the products with mini reviews haha. Loves are things I will or have repurchased. I'd be happy to give any additional info if anyone wants to know about a specific product.
Great empties. Looks like you did some serious damage. (I'm always especially impressed at the candles that get used up around here. I seem to never remember to light mine unless I have company over.) What made the Glamglow a dislike for you? Curious because I have a couple samples and haven't tried yet.
It caused a bad breakout unfortunately I used it the first time and had radiant skin but woke up with multiple zits. I thought it was a fluke and tried it again a few weeks later resulting in the same breakout. I think it has to do with the heavy scent/perfume. I usually love Glamglow but it was a pass for me.
Oh no! That's awful. I have acne-prone skin so I'll be curious how mine responds when I finally try it. Thankfully a lot of ingredients that seem to give other people problems (shea butter specifically comes to mind, though I don't know if it is in this) don't seem to give me problems so I'm hopeful it won't break me out.
I am really trying to de-stash (and be on a low buy...) but I have so much stuff to use, ugh.
Here are my empties for the first half of August.
Loved (have/will repurchase) // Liked // Not for me...