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.
Re: Empties[ Edited ]
Lots of empties from January!
ACT Braces care mouthwash
Clarins Daily Energizer Cream (I can't tell you how much it's taken me to finish this)
Colgate Prevident Toothpaste
Drybar Sake Shampoo and Conditioner
Lush Ro's Argan Body Conditioner
Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion
OH Power Peel
Shiseido Cotton Pads
TonyMoly Makgeolli mask
Clinique liquid facial soap
Creatures of the Sea - Sea Otter Ortho Elastics (can these ever really be worth reviewing?)
Lush Reindeer Rock soap
Lush Santa Belly Jelly
Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel
OH cleansing wipes
TonyMoly lemon mask
TonyMoly red wine mask
Mario Badescu Hydro moisturizer
I had an empty L'Occitane hand cream which I can't find
My hair is very fine and straight with a slight curl at the end so it's hard to find a shampoo that balances everything out. Sake cleaned my hair without stripping it and it looked and felt softer. I still prefer my Living Proof PHD above all else, but this is definitely a great second!
Sabon Body Gel Polisher in Patchouli Lavender Vanilla. I definitely would like to repurchase this once I get through the rest of my body washes. If I was rich, I'd use this as hand soap, as it leaves skin baby soft and exfoliated.
Has Macadamia Oil Shampoo & Conditioner. Ulta didn't send my samples, so I messaged customer service through Facebook. The CS rep apologized and shipped me samples—nothing special, but I thought it was a nice gesture. This C&S was one of those samples, and I love it. My hair felt so soft! And luckily, it's drugstore, as I refuse to pay high-end prices for shampoo. I'll repurchase when I get through my other shampoos.
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter Pressed in Opal. I've been interested in the various Becca highlighters for a while and swatched them a bunch of times. For some reason, I decided Moonstone was the best for me and own it in pressed and liquid forms. Of course, now that I own it, I rarely reach for Moonstone—but Opal! Why did I ever pass you by? I'm on a highlighter no-buy, but if that ever changes, Opal will go to the top of my list.
When Travelmate mask. I bought every mask When makes during the F&F sale because I figured it would be a good opportunity to try the line. Well, at least I didn't pay full price for them, as I've disliked every one of them. Every When mask I've used has been mediocre. They aren't actively harmful to my skin, but I never feel like my skin is extra moisturized or reaps any other benefits the masks say they give. Hard pass.
Dr. Jart All That Contours Hydrogel Expansion Stretch Mask. While the When masks may not be harmful, I don't believe that to be the case with this mask. The lower portion stretches over your ears (I guess to temporarily firm up your jowly bits?). However, my ears stick out quite a bit, so the mask pulled at them. It didn't hurt, but it did turn them red from the tension. I only used this as a laugh (it came in a Dr. Jart mask kit), but I'd never buy it on its own. If you want a laugh as well, check out my incredible sexxxy photo of me wearing it in the mask thread.
Lorac Porefection Concealer. A random sample I picked up somewhere. The color wasn't a very good match, but I thought I'd try it for a while to see if I at least liked the formula. I did not. It creased and applied patchily.
Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation. The color match was pretty good, but like the concealer, this applied patchily. It was also oddly thick. I know it's full coverage, but it shouldn't be like spreading actual paint on your face.
Great empties. I especially enjoy reading the reviews of the sheet masks because I'm just getting into them and there seems to be such a huge price discrepency between some of the ones I'm seeing in local Asian shops and for sale on Sephora, Birchbox, etc. so it's interesting to see what is worth it and what isn't
I recently tried the Farmacy mask too and really enjoyed it. The mask was soaked with product compared to others I've tried. I don't see it listed above so I assume you didn't love it but also didn't hate it?
Yeah, anything I don't list was OK but otherwise not noteworthy. I agree that it was super soaked with product, but I don't know that my skin felt so amazingly luxuriously soft afterward like I expected. I have two other Farmacy masks to try, though, so maybe I'll like those better.