Daily Archives: September 2, 2015

Beauty Empties

I am a bit of a YouTube junkie when it comes to beauty videos.  My absolute favorite type of beauty videos to watch are those called, “empties”.  These videos consist of products that someone has used completely and they share whether or not they would purchase the product again.   What I love about these videos is I feel that you can’t really gain a complete opinion of a product unless you have used the whole item.  I find that the tell tale sign of a really good product is after using it all actually repurchasing or trying something new.

Speaking of products I love, I actually want to start another series of products I tried and hated.  But for now, these are products that I have emptied out and my take on whether or not the item is worth repurchasing.

Too Faced Primed and Poreless Skin Refining Face Primer: Potential repurchase, but I plan on trying others first. This product has a tint to it and one of the beauty gurus I follow on Instagram had a picture of her skin using only this primer and not other makeup. She stated something to the effect of, “I can’t live without this stuff.” Her skin looked gorgeous so I thought I would try it. I thought it was pretty good, however my skin looked nothing like the gal on Instagram.  Maybe it was a filter, maybe I am just old but I would not be able to wear this primer solely alone if I wanted to have flawless looking skin.

Oribe Maximizing Thickening Spray: Not repurchasing.  I thought this worked OK, but not great.  At $32 a bottle I want spectacular and I felt something equally as good could be found for quite a bit less.

Redken Heat Styling Thermo ActifNot repurchasing. This product was just OK, however I wasn’t blown away at all and felt there was no noticeable difference in the condition of my hair.

Anastasia Brow WizRepurchase.  I adore this product!  It provides perfect precision, a wide range of colors and mine always lasts me a couple of months.  For perfect brows it is definitely worth $21 and I have already repurchased this item.

NYX Cosmetics Hi Definition Photo Wand ConcealerRepurchase. I love this concealer!  It is creamy, doesn’t crease and has excellent staying power.  With a price tag of only $4.99 this is my favorite drug store concealer.

MAC Prep & Prime in Light BoostNot repurchasing.  I liked this product enough to use it up, however at $26 I felt that I should have loved it.  I found the NYX concealer referenced above to be superior to the MAC Prep & Prime.

Dior Show Maximizing Lash Plumping SerumRepurchase. I already purchased another one.  Not only does this product maximize lashes no matter what brand of mascara I use, I never have a problem with having my mascara feather of bleed.  Even though this item costs $28.5o it does last me a couple of months and I personally feel the investment is worth it.

Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara: Repurchase! Of all the products listed this is my absolute favorite!  I love long lashes and this is the only mascara that never, ever transfers to my under eye area.  At $10 a tube I always have at least one tube on backup and can’t foresee not using this product in the years to come.

Do you have any items you adore and can’t live without?  If so, I would love to hear about them!