Empties Vol. I
THE FINISHED PRODUCTS:
Ready in: Depends on the product ;)
Serves: All us fighters who are left with a few minutes to get ready
Difficulty: Not that difficult! Most of them are pretty straightforward.
0 calories. Just a handful of empty products - not empty calories ;)
- Empties that we've gathered to discuss with you
- A cup of coffee
- Pen and paper if you feel like taking notes
- Most of them yes!
WHAT TO KNOW:
- Empties that we've put together through the last year
- Products range from foundation to eyeliner
- If something did not work for us, it doesn't mean it won't work for you
We have gathered our empties to discuss with you, good or bad we’ll see how it goes. I feel the need to say that because these products work, or do not work for me, it doesn’t mean they’ll be the same for you, reading us now. Nonetheless, I was determined to finish these products and bring to you, my honest opinion.
Let’s start with a product that left me unimpressed, the L’oreal Million lashes mascara, ($8.95). While it did lengthen my lashes quite a bit, it made them clumpy and sticky. After a while my eyes would get watery and itchy. I attempted to make it work several times, even with a different brush but the result was still disappointing. It’s an empty, but a hard pass for me.
Next ip is the Mac Prep + Prime Lip Primer, ($17.50). Do people use lip primers? If not, I suggest we keep it like that. Exfoliating and priming your lips as one usually does is more than enough. I found that the product did nothing different for me. I applied it and followed with a liquid matte, a regular lipstick or just a pencil, and there was no visible difference. It’s a pass for me. Adding extra steps to my routine doesn’t sound like something I’ll enjoy doing.
Moving on to the Dior Primer, ($45.00) I’ve discussed the love I have for this primer in an earlier post and I’ve already repurchased it before it ended. I find that it leaves my skin feeling smooth before applying foundation, has SPF protection and is lightweight so I don’t feel as if I’m piling up to many products on my face. It’s an empty but I’m already on the new bottle.
L'oreal infallible 24h matte foundation, ($12.99). I love this foundation, perfect for a daily routine, buildable coverage and is in fact matte. I’ve had trouble finding the right shade with this foundation and I’ve tested out several different ones. So far, mixing two shades has worked; I’m determined to find the perfect one.
A staple product in my makeup collection is the Mac fix +, ($25.00). I love this product, I keep on repurchasing it and I doubt I’ll ever stop. From time to time, I use other setting sprays but I always find myself coming back to this one. It holds my makeup in place for hours and that’s all I want in a setting spray. It is an empty, but I already have a backup.
I’ve gone through two tubes of this eyeliner, the Nyx noir matte liquid liner, ($7.00) . I cannot use another eyeliner at this point. I’ve found my soulmate that helps me go for a perfect wing, stays completely matte and does not transfer on my lid. It’s longwearing and I’ve never had any issues with it. If you’re searching for a new eyeliner, this is the one for you.
As far as concealers go, I use a couple different ones, depending on my needs each day. The Maybelline Age Rewind, ($9.99) has been a staple piece for years in my collection and on days where I need full coverage, this is the concealer I’ll grab.
Have these products worked for you? What are some of the empties you find yourself purchasing again and again? Let us know in the comments below and stay tuned for the second part of the empties saga.
Photos: Courtesy of: L'Oreal, MAC Cosmetics, Dior, NYX, Maybelline
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