Empties

Empties

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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you could totally do it! i think the key for me has been to find products that i like and would probably use anyways and then mix in 1 or 2 that i wouldn't otherwise use! 

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@sparklekai So many empties this month!  I'm impressed you used up a whole colourpop shadow!  Out of curiosity, what do you like about the tatcha rice enzyme powder?  I want to like it but I can't really tell if it's doing anything for my skin.  I seem to notice the effects of exfoliation more when I use something stronger like a facial peel.

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it reminds me of the amore pacific enzyme peel only i needed less product to get the same results.  its definitely not a hard core exfoliant but i have sensitive skin so thats good for me! i use a couple times a week and do a hard core exfoliant every 2 weeks or so.  

i think the best way to describe what i like is with what i notice when i don't use it!  i feel like i have more build up on my skin - especially on my nose and that my makeup doesnt go on as smooth

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Gottcha.  That makes sense.  It's hard for me to tell because I use this daily in addition to other things.  (I'm sensitive too but for some reason peels don't seem to bother my skin.  So maybe not as sensitive as I thought.)

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August Empties!

 

Likes: Have or Would Repurchase

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Meh: Ok but nothing special

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Nope:

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tl;dr - most samples are the wrong color, and gel creams aren't moisturizing enough

Spoiler
Smashbox foundation & concealer foil: wrong colors
l'Occitane cream: not moisturizing enough, weird "cream to powder" feel
Skyn Iceland Soothing moisturizer: I liked it but then it broke me out Smiley Sad
Clarins Double Serum: didn't like the texture
Algenist Genius Eye Cream: may have just been old, but it had a balm-to-oily-cream texture that I really hated, and made it very hard to work with
Hoola bronzer foil: waaaay too yellow
Clarins Day Cream: not moisturizing enough, felt like just sunscreen w/no moisturizer at all
Tatcha gel moisturizer: not moisturizing enough
Mario Badescu Vitamin C serum: weird heavy oil texture
Lorac concealer: way too dark
Missha Perfect Cover BB cream: too light
Clinique Moisture Surge gel cream: not moisturizing enough
Stila Huge Lash mascara: very wet and clumpy
bliss makeup remover: heavy silicone feel
UD B6 Prep Spray: made my makeup cakey. I finished it up by using it to wet eyeshadow brushes.
Fresh Rose Hydration Serum: did nothing, including hydrate.

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Wow, you used up so much stuff this month, Jaza!

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Most of it was many months in the works, especially the full-size skincare. The Clinique overnight mask and the Benefit scrub are both at least a year old. (and the Clinique actually went bad before I finished it sadly; it had a hole in the top crimp of the tube that let air in, so it got contaminated Smiley Sad)

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Lots of empties!  If that's the Stila mascara in your last photo, I actually quite liked it.  But the b6 spray was never as magical as I wanted it to be.  I think I've been working on the same deluxe sample for oever a year.  I really ought to finish it up.  Which tatcha product was that?

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Yes, the mascara is the Stila Huge Lash. It was very wet and clumpy on me, and smudged onto my lash line at the drop of a hat. Maybe with a different brush it would have been better, but who has time for that lol.

 

The Tatcha was the Indigo hand cream. It was a nice hand cream, but definitely not worth the $$$ over other creams of similar quality.

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Ah.  I have the same hand cream because I think I needed something to meet a promo amount or something.  Know what you mean though.  That sucks about the clumping and wetness.  I definitely know what you mean.  I didn't have that problem with the Stila but I did have it with the UD Preversion mascara.  It sometimes makes me wonder if mascaras are produced with inconsistent quality because I've had some tubes of the same mascara that are great and others that are wet and clumpy.  Or I guess it could be how long it's sat on store shelves.

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Mustard! I picked that Hoola bronzer up months ago and have not been brave enough to use it. I swear it looked like a bruise when I blended out the swatch. 

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So much stuff!! is the PHD dry shampoo scented? I want to try it but I can be avert to stronger things.

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It is scented, but not strongly. And it faded after the 30 secs-ish it took to dry down. Definitely not a strong or lingering scent at all.

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August empties!!

 

like and repurchased: belif, algenist eye cream, sk ii essence, nars concealer

 

like but need a break for now: caudalie serum

 

great first impression: Dior essential city defense, cnp laboratory blackhead cleaner kit

 

enjoyed while I had it: urban decay naked flushed in streak. Love the blush, perfect for summer. Bronzer was ok.  Does not like the highlight, too shimmery... Dropped it off my vanity and that's the end of that. 

 

everything else: meh

 

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So sorry about your palette.  The same thing happened to me with some blush when I was traveling, so I can relate.

 

Using the same Caudalie serum now.  I really love it, but it's discontinued and I have other ones to try so it's time for a break for me as well after this container.

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woo I didn't realized that it was discontinued. Thanks for the info.

 

Yea I found it in the back of my skincare stash. It was a holiday set I got a couple of years ago. I'm really bad at sticking to a product. I admit, it was wasteful. Those dark days. Lol. Thanks to this page and everyone contributing, I am a new person! Totally motivated though my purchasing habit still remain, but one thing at a time. Smiley Happy

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Yeah.  I scored it on a sweet deal when they had them discounted on the Caudalie website and then found more in my local Nordstrom Rack.  (I still saw it there recently but I think they are out of stock now.)

 

I know what you mean.  I used to have the same problem and this thread has made me find delight in using things up and going through one type of product at a time vs. having multiple brands of the same kinda thing open.

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RIP palette. Hate when that happens. Would love to read more about the CNP Blackhead Cleaner Kit.

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The cnp blackhead cleaner kit is a 2 step thing, though i think it's really 3 steps. Lol

 

1. Put the blackhead cleaner mask on... (Its the same size as the nose stripe that you have to peel off) leave it on for 10 - 15 mins. It's minty and ticklely, quite nice. I like. Then you just take it off, this is not like the nose strips, it doesn't harden and stocked to your nose.  It just dries a little on your nose and it comes right off.

 

2. The kit provided black q tips. In downward motion, you just have to wipe the area that the cleaner mask covered in step 1. You should see some white stuff sticking to the q tip and those are diets and oils from your nose supposedly. 

 

3. After you cleaned the area then you put on the 2nd mask, which is the pore tightening mask. It's supposed to close the pores after you remove all the dirts and oils. You leave that one on for 5 - 10 mins and that's all.  

 

So so far so good. I did use one on my nose and one on my chin. I feel it was more effective on the nose than the chin...   I have to use more, let see if it makes to my like list in the next empties. Smiley Wink

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And here I thought you were just amazing at finishing that UD palette. Smiley Happy

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I would love to finish a palette. I hope I'll be able to one day. Lol