Stores & Services
Find a Sephora

Happening at Sephora

View all


From makeovers to personalized skincare consultations

Free Classes

Get inspired, play with products & learn new skills

Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Post in Makeup Is Life

Empties - V2

Seeing product empties is so satisfying 🙂


Post your weekly, monthly, quarterly, whenever-ly empties and let us know how you felt about them!




Previous Empties thread:


Re: Empties - V2

@makeitup305, I have that DRMTLGY one I need to get into my SPF queue at some point; I really like a lot of products from that brand and picked up the sunblock based on your recommendation. 😍 My favorite sunscreens? My current top 5 sunscreens are:


1. Etude (fka Etude House) Sunprise Mild Airy Finish Sun Milk SPF 50+ / PA++++

2. Summer Fridays ShadeDrops Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Mineral Milk Sunscreen 1.7 oz / 50 mL - @ather steered me towards this one.

3. OLEHENRIKSEN Banana Bright Mineral Face Sunscreen SPF 30 1.7 oz / 50 mL 

4. Kosas DreamBeam Silicone-Free Mineral Sunscreen SPF 40 with Ceramides and Peptides 1.3 oz / 40 ml 

5. Saint Jane Beauty Luxury Sun Ritual Pore Smoothing Face Sunscreen SPF 30 1.7 oz / 50 mL 


All mineral sunscreens. The first three have worked very well with all of the base products I've paired them with.

Re: Empties - V2

@itsfi which DRMTLGY did you pick up? I'm using the Daydreamer and like it, though I wish it was more moisturizing. It does leave a bit of a white cast but it sits well under makeup. I've liked the other two as well, though the Physical Tinted was a little too deep for me so I passed it on. I haven't tried any of your favorites but I heard good things about the Etude. They just opened up a Teso (Japanese store) near me, and I was overwhelmed by the amount of skincare and spf they had that I'd previously only seen online, and even brands I'd never heard of, which is rare for me! I'm on a no/low buy for now but the moment I run out of SPF I'm sprinting there lol. 

Re: Empties - V2

@makeitup305 Great job! I love that foot mask.

Re: Empties - V2

@Samtian it's so good! I discovered it because of BIC years ago and repurchase it whenever I find it at Marshalls.

Re: Empties - V2

@makeitup305 Great work on your empties. The warming eye mask sounds wonderful. I am currently using the Bioderma and loving it. I have actually started to replace my eye makeup remover with this. I think it is much better for the skin around my eyes.

Re: Empties - V2

@Mellmars1185 Bioderma is awesome. I've lost count of how many bottles I've bought over the years. I sent you a mask in your greeting card! let me know what you think 😘

Re: Empties - V2

@makeitup305 Ohhh thank you so much! It has not arrived but I am so excited to receive it. This was my first card exchange. Next year I will include some goodies 🥰

Re: Empties - V2

@Mellmars1185 I just sent it like 2 days ago so it's probably still on the way. I can't remember the last time I mailed a letter lol I had to go to the post office to ask how many stamps I needed !  I definitely want to do it next year, too. 

Re: Empties - V2

Good work on your empties! I'm so sorry to hear Augustinus Bader expired on you before you got to try it. Right? Its expensive, getting too try in the trial success is such a nice treat. I hope you can get your hands on another bottle sometime. 🩷


Re: Empties - V2

Thanks @CynthieLu ! If I ever get it again, I'm prioritizing it!

Re: Empties - V2

Yes, right? Mistakes happen but we wouldn't let Augustinus Bader go twice 😉🤩 it's too good! Lol @makeitup305 

Re: Empties - V2

Great job!! @makeitup305 I find so many moisturizers work well for be either in summer or winter but rarely both seasons 😔

Re: Empties - V2

@lmaster I need so many layers of hydrating products to not feel like desiccated .

Re: Empties - V2

Wow, @makeitup305, that's a lot of Empties!  Doesn't it feel great? 😊

Re: Empties - V2

It's so satisfying! @CookieGirl1 

Re: Empties - V2

@makeitup305  You two finished several full size products!  

Re: Empties - V2

@Cissy63 I've been better about sticking to one product of a specific type at a time so I'm powering through! Feels good!

Re: Empties - V2

Hi everyone I thought I’d let everyone know….Sephora now has recyclable bins for empties and boxes! I just took a huge Sephora bag of empties and boxes last month. Such a great way to help our environment!💚🌎💛🌱🩵


I’m a box junky so I did have to keep some of them😅😅😅

Re: Empties - V2

@happyskincare thanks for the reminder!  I think it's great that Sephora's doing that.

Re: Empties - V2

@happyskincare thanks for the reminder. I always forget.

Re: Empties - V2

Empties for November and declutter


These were all really liked .   I usually by the BBW soap to have on hand in different scents.  

The mascara, eyeshadow primer and eyebrow gel are all used up.  These have been repurchased in the past.  I have replacements for now 



These were all fine except for the Centella.  I didn’t like the mask itself nor the serum.   The mask was too thin and didn’t fit well.  And the serum was too thick. 


These are declutter.  For some reason this HUDA palette irritated my eyes.  Every time I used it my eyes watered.  I’m reacting to one of the ingredients.  
I didn’t like the Catrice foundation.  It is too drying for me.  And the dpHUE ACV pre shampoo did nothing for my scalp.  And unfortunately the Lancôme palette stopped performing well.  The PawPaw lip product is too goopy for me.  Oh and the Alice in Wonderland palette just doesn’t work well. 


16 Replies