Empties - 2019
Seeing product empties is so satisfying
Post your weekly, monthly, quarterly, whenever-ly empties and let us know how you felt about them!
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At least two week's worth of empties:
Week 2: The Freeman wash-off mask was lovely and one I will pick up a FS of at some point, when I have room. It feels very luxe and has been a great drugstore brand find thanks to @IndyQT317. The fresh Poppy is such a great color - way outside of my comfort zone - and the formula lasts well on me. It's the first time I've tried this formula and I love it! I'm on my last DS of the Bioderma Micellar water and will be buying FS asap - it's that good. The GR Avocado Melt was nice, I'm partial to the YTTP Superberry so won't be buying the FS. It looks like the new formulation has retinol, and although I've heard it's only a very small percentage, my skin just doesn't agree with that ingredient.
The thumbs down is for the "I Heart Revolution" products, I thought they were glosses and rather they are the strangest formula; goes on like a gloss and dries to some sticky, bizarre mess. Tried one and tossing both. Not sure what they are supposed to do, but that's what I get for a throw-in-the-cart at the last minute purchase
Week 2: The Merbliss is one of my favorites for its gauzy mask material. The Glow Loudey, I gave it another go, but it still is reminiscent of hose water. A big pass for me, though lots of others found the scent more along 'sweet leather' @lmaster
RE: Empties - 2019
Here are my empties from the past 2 months or so!
Loves: Masque Vivant, Soulfood, Patchology
Likes/Good:Glow Recipe, Briogeo
Meh: Charcoal sheet mask broke me out, Skyn Iceland mask was dry(I wonder if it was a faulty package or something)
Loves: Kiehls Calendula Deep Cleansing Face wash is amazing! Cleanses really well without leaving your skin feeling tight. I consider myself a cleanser connoisseur and would highly recommend this.
Really liked: It Cosmetics confidence in a cleanser feels lovely and creamy on the skin. My skin felt really soft and there was no residue or film left after washing it off. Only downside was the citrus peel oil or something similar on the formula. On days my skin was irritated from retinol I felt a slight burn. Glow recipe cleanser was gentle and pleasant to use, this was great as a second cleanse after a balm or oil. I wouldn't use it on the mornings, because it made my skin a smidge tight.
Good: Glossier cleanser and YTTP cleanser. Good for second cleanse, but a bit drying to use in the mornings.
Meh: Omorovicza cleansing balm (you absolutely need a flannel for this and even after a flannel I could feel a film on my skin) and Estee Lauder cleanser. Terribly expensive for what they do.
Bad: I am not a cetaphil person (cerave has better and more expensive formulas)
Beyond Bad: The SKII was the most horrid product I've ever used on my skin. My skin felt so dry it was painful.
Loves: Juliette Has a Gun Not a perfume, Essence nail polish drying drops, ABH brow wiz, Mac mascara (I love the wand on this one!)
Good/average: Tarte radiant setting spray, murad eye cream, Klorane body wash (moisturizing, but scent was basic), Alterna hairspray, Sturm HA serum(very good, but not worth $300 for FS), Caudalie cream
Bad: Pretty Vulgar (From influenster, the worst mascara I've used in a long time), Trestique eyeshadow stick (crumbles and uneven)
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Some empties finally - I had duplicates of certain items but now they are done 😫 love the Tata Harper and would recommend. I’m never out of Bum Bum Cream. I finished the whole box of face masks. Loved the Glow watermelon overnight mask and would recommend. No more rice polish from a Tatcha, I will replace as I absolutely love it. No7 overnight worked well, not great but good. I hated the smell so I won’t repurchase. Drunk Elephant sample and Youth to the People samples good but not enough to form an opinion other than I liked the whipped moisturizer sample. Next fragrance in a Cocoa Woods 😘 would probably buy a full size next time. Loreal pure sugar scrub is perfect for me and smells so good. On my third jar.
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My empties part one.
Benefit brow pencil in 4.5 is my ride and die. I think my brows are my most expensive beauty purchase, besides haircare.
Laura Mercier hydrating primer is a favorite, but I'm looking for something different.
Olehenriksen Truth cleanser and Truth vitamin C serum are both holy grail! And they both come in travel size...for me that's a bonus since I travel a little. That vitamin C serum loves my skin and dries quickly, no oily feel to it.
Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow moisturizer is fantastic! I did find another moisturizer I like a little better, but will still use it. Their sleep mask was ok. I use Belief instead now.
Jurlique rosewater mist was refreshing! Will restock!
KVD Lock-It setting powder was a fav, but I recently decided to reduce use of talc, which this product does contain. Won't repurchase this one sadly.
Too Faced Peach Perfect foundation is my favorite of all time! I like that it's NOT full coverage! I'm looking for other foundations to try, specifically powder. But this one is my go to!
Tatcha overnight memory serum was ok, I think there are other products that offer my skin more, which I use now.
Boscia face sponges are great! I'll use these in the morning. Feels nice and you may add a cleanser to it.
Skin & Co. Whipped Cleansing Cream was a sample that dried out my face. I'm already dry so this is a pass.