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.
Sooo I got a little bit behind, so these are all empties/destashes from May, June, and July.
Benefit They’re Real! Lash Primer -- I don’t normally like lash primers -- I kind of feel like the mascara should be good enough on it’s own. But I LOVE this one -- I don’t use it as a primer, tho, but as a standalone brown mascara. It doesn’t clump at all, which makes my lashes look so full and feathery, and it’s a great light brown that I like to use when I don’t wear a full face of makeup. WR always. (That said, I hated the They’re Real! Mascara -- how does that happen??)
It Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil -- This isn’t really so much of an “empty” as a “the pencil fell out into my sink and down the drain.” I’m hoping that was a fluke because it really is a universal shade; it’s hard as a redhead to find brow color that isn’t too red or too dark brown. This was perfect. WP.
Tarte Amazonian Clay Gifted Mascara -- I love this mascara so much. Never clumps, fans out my lashes and makes them look fuller. The only problem is because the formula is on the drier side, I think the full size dried out faster than I would have liked. WRP but probably in the travel size.
Tarte Tartist Lash Paint -- Another mascara I love by Tarte -- they really make some good mascaras! Wetter formula than the Gifted but makes my lashes bolder. WRP.
La Roche-Posay Miscellar Water -- I absolutely love this. I don’t use face wash in the morning because I don’t want to overdry my skin, so I love to use this instead. It’s the only miscellar water I have used that hasn’t left my face feeling greasy. Already purchased.
H2O+ Ultra Hydrating Cream - Sunk into my skin so fast and kept from skin from getting as oily as usual during the day. Already purchased.
Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo -- One of my favorites; good smell, good spray pressure, and a little goes a long way. WRP.
Sephora Almond Foot Mask -- I love and and all foot masks. WRP.
Skyn Inceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels -- I saw an immediate difference in my undereye circles and puffyness, and the cooling part was very refreshing. Would definitely purchase.
Bausch and Lomb Soothe Eyedrops -- I love these eyedrops, they don’t sting my eyes like others, and they are super hydrating. WRP.
Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt -- I really liked how this exfoliated my hairline, which tends to get flaky. It overdried my hair a bit, but I would just use a hair mask after.
Shiseido Ultimune Concentrate -- This goes on so smooth you don’t need to use much, so the deluxe sample lasted me for about a month. I didn’t notice much of a difference in my skin except that it was super soft. This also smelled really good. I’m not sure I would purchase it, as it is expensive for the minimal results that I had, but I would use it again if I ended up with another mini.
Coola Classic Sunscreen Cucumber Moisturizer -- I loved the smell, and it didn’t make my face too oily. I would consider repurchasing.
Joico K-Pak Color Therapy -- Used this as my weekly hair mask, and it made my hair super soft. Don’t know if I would purchase it, but I would definitely use it again.
FAB Facial Radiance Polish -- I liked this -- it wasn’t too harsh and my skin felt soft after. Would consider repurchasing.
Milk Makeup Sunshine Skin Tint -- I liked it, but I’d like to try it more than one time before I know how I feel.
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Concealer -- I loved the coverage, and it didn’t feel to heavy on my skin.
LOC Vibrant Matte Lipstick -- I don’t really know where to put this; the formula seemed nice and like it would stay put for a while, but the color was terrible on me and I had to leave the house so I don’t know it’s actual staying power. I’d try a different shade, tho.
Got2b Rockin’ It Dry Shampoo - It did an okay job, but the scent was overpowering and it came out so fast I thought it would shoot a hole thru my head. WNR.
Trilogy CoQ10 Booster Oil -- I liked how well it sunk into my skin, but I didn’t notice much of a difference after about a month of use. I also think it might have been the cause of some skin congestion on my chin and forehead. WNP.
Primary Raw DoYou 2Step Face Therapy -- I actually really noticed a difference in the brightness and texture of my skin immediately. Unfortunately, I just really don’t like sheet masks. I recommend it for others who do, but won’t use it again.
Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker -- I’ve been wanting to try this for ages but I should have just left it alone. The formula is thin, so when you squeeze the tube it goes everywhere. The tingling sensation isn’t painful (for me) like the Too Faced Lip Injection, which is good, but also...nothing happened. It’s not a good enough lip product to keep around as a general lip gloss, so I’m tossing it.
MATRIX Total Results Miracle Creator Multi-Tasking Treatment -- I didn’t notice and miracles or total results. WNP.
StriVectin TL Advanced Tightening Neck Cream -- I didn’t notice any difference, but also I’m not sure it’s a product I need quite yet.
Phyto Phytokeratine Ultra-repairing Mask - This did nothing to moisturize my hair, left it drier than regular conditioner. WNP.
Andalou Naturals Apricot Probiotic Cleansing Milk -- It smelled really great, but it didn’t clean my face at all, with or without makeup. WNP.
Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray -- Didn’t do anything. WNP.
Alba Botanica Fast Fix for Puffy Eyes -- Made my eyes puffier? WNR.
Bobby Brown Eye Opening Mascara -- I did not like this, but it may be because the sample brush doesn’t get all the way into the mascara, so it only gets on the tip making it impossible to apply. WNP.
Skyn Iceland Icelandic Relief Eye Cream -- This didn’t do anything for my circles, and I didn’t care for the weird chunky texture. WNP.
Curl Keeper Total Control from Frizzy Hair -- Made my curls crunchy and heavy. WNP.
Tocca Florence -- The gardenia smell was too strong for me. WNP.
Grande Lips Hydrating Lip Plumper -- Didn’t see any difference. WNP.
e.l.f. Lip Plumper and Primer -- The plumper didn’t make any difference. Hated the chalky texture and weird color of the primer. WNR.
Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Natural Lipstick -- No color, tastes like wax. WNR.
Sephora Gel Brow Builder in Rich Chestnut -- Maybe I just chose the wrong shade, but I’m into the Groucho Marx look. WNR.
Urban Dollkiss Vita Opening Stick -- Eye stick; felt like putting chapstick on my face. WNR.
Sephora Colorful Cheek Ink Gel in Plumeria -- Didn’t show up at all on my skin and I’m a pal redhead. WNR.
Au naturale creme blusher in Grapefruit -- Also didn’t show up on my skin. WNP.
@catetastic Thanks for posting about the Benefit lash primer. I don't think that I knew they had one, will def try it out.
the Sephora foot masks are really something ❤️
@heartsmyface How did you like the Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Pads? I got 3 samples from 3 different SAs and all of them said how awesome they are but I tried them and really didn't see any difference...
@katkapivarci I really like them! I don't always have the ten minutes to use my favorite peel (ole henriksen lemon strip flash peel) so these work great for when I need at least something.
A little obsessive is more like it it's good cause I am getting through the crazy stash of samples Because of this thread. I'm so glad my skin is so tough and can take all the product changes @darkiceis
MB Cucumber Green Tea facial spray - my skin loves this, will forever keep backups and never run out. Keeps my skin hydrated without being sticky or greasy and it smells amazing and refreshing. I keep a bottle in the fridge for scorching hot days.
GlamGlow YouthCleanse - exfoliates just enough so my skin stays smooth without getting irritated.
Tony Moly Foot Magic Foot - my feet peeled like crazy with these for the most part. My most troubled areas weren't fazed too much though. Will try Baby Foot brand next!
Anatomicals Rose shower gel - to me these almost smells exactly like Roses de Chloe which I love, I loved the lather on this my only 'meh' thing about it was the bottle didn't last very long at all.
Smashbox Photofinish primer - so slippery, I don't feel like it helped fill in my pores any, and the scent to it is off putting. I love the Smashbox pore primer but this just didn't work for me. Will use up my samples but wouldn't purchase.
Tarte Clean Slate primer - this was so thick, getting it to spread on my face was a nightmare! Nope! I have one more DS of this and I'm not even sure I can get myself to use it.
@StephaniLynn I also love the GlamGlow and MB facial spray but I never thought to put it in the refrigerator. Great idea!! I do like the Smashbox primer and lately it's all I've been using. I actually just bought another backup which will be in my next haul pic. I will be posting my empties hopefully by tomorrow and you will see a ton of GlamGlow masks
@HookedOnBeauty2 I'm not sure if GG is discontinuing the cleansers all together or just revamping the packaging but I do love this one. I like the supercleanse with my clarisonic.
I know it sounds weird putting skincare in the fridge but honestly it helps so much during our summers. 120+ degrees some days and all I want to do is hide inside lol!
My June empties! Definitely a very lacking month - I didn't even come close to my goal or close to the numbers I've been getting the past few months, because I was in the process of moving this month (and I've just been using less products since it's summer!). Anyways, here's what I was able to get through.
Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation in 0.5
Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara
VitaBath Body Wash in Lavender Chamomile
BeautyBlender BlenderCleanser Solid
Davines NaturalTech Replumping Hair Filler Superactive
Philosophy Spiced Cinnamon Stick 3-in-1
Cane & Austin Miracle Pad +
Make Up For Ever Step 1 Hydrating Primer
Biolage Color Last Aqua Gel Conditioner
Drybar The Chaser Shine Cream
Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy
Becca Undereye Brightening Corrector
Sephora Collection Eyelash Curler for round eyes (?) (forget the exact name, bought it 2ish years ago and now destashing it)
MD Solar Sciences Daily Antiaging Moisturizer
Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara
Milk Makeup Ubame Mascara - I guess I'm just too picky with mascaras! None of these tickled my fancy, at all. I'll stick to my Better Than Sex I guess!