Tuesday, January 10, 2017

beauty tuesday: recent empties

It's been almost five months since my last empties review! I recently ran out of a ton of products at the same time, so I figured it was finally time for another post. As you'll see, I'm a big creature of habit, so once I find something I like, I stick with it!

ONE // I've talked about Glossier's cleanser several times (here in a review, and here in my top buys of 2016). I bought my first bottle of this back in February, and used it probably three days a week, so it really really lasted for me. I use this either in the morning when I need to wash off an overnight face mask, or at nights after days I wear minimal make-up. It removes all my eye make up easily, it's soothing, and I enjoy the smell.     VERDICT: already repurchased

TWO // I have purchased this powder countless times over the past six years. I'm absolutely obsessed with it - it's hydrating (great for those with dry skin), it has good coverage (on my less make-up days, I only wear this on my face with concealer on blemishes), and it lasts a long time. I just love it.   VERDICT: already repurchased

THREE // You guys know I already love this magic potion (see my original review here). Every once in a while I think to myself, no way is this really what keeps my acne at bay, and then I go a week without using it, and my skin just freaks out. So it's one of those items I've found that has been extremely effective for me.   VERDICT: already repurchased

FOUR // I love this moisturizer - I talked about it in my last empties post (this is the container I had already repurchased). It has been perfect for both the summer and winter, which makes it my go-to moisturizer.   VERDICT: ....already repurchased

FIVE // When I find a mascara I like, I'm very loyal to it for a long time, which is why I wore the Better than Sex mascara for three years before discovering Bobbi Brown's Eye Opener mascara. You can see my comparison of the two mascaras here. Ultimately, I've really enjoyed this mascara to the point it was one of my favorite finds of 2016.    VERDICT: already repurchased

SIX // Unlike with mascara, I jump from concealer to concealer. I've tried a ton, including ones from Nars, Too Faced, Tarte, It Cosmetics, and Benefit. Urban Decay's Naked concealer is one of the only ones I've ever repurchased, which is why it was also one of my favorite purchased of 2016.    VERDICT: repurchased (review coming soon!)

SEVEN // Possibly my 20th time I've repurchased this eyeliner. It's just my absolute favorite - it lasts all day, it goes on in a sharp line, and the tube lasts at least three months at a time. It's been the only eyeliner I've worn for the past five+ years.    VERDICT: duh, repurchased and a back up

EIGHT // I've been switching between Anastasia's eyebrow pencil and Charlotte Tilbury's eyebrow pencil, and I finally finished the Anastasia version. I really like this, and honestly can't tell much of a difference between the two, but since this version is $7 cheaper, I'll probably go back to this one.    VERDICT: will probably repurchase

NINE // Well it's been more than a year, and I finally finished my Glam Glow mask! I bought the holiday set in December 2015, and used it about once a week since then. I keep going back to it because it removes impurities, gets rid of the flakes, and is the perfect first step in my weekly three step at home facial. I actually repurchased the holiday set a few months ago when it was on mega sale on HauteLook so.... VERDICT: already repurchased ;)