Monday, 17 October 2016

Recent makeup and perfume 'empties'

Not long ago I shared with you skincare products I finished and today it's time for some makeup 'empties'. Using up a makeup product while being a beauty junkie like I am it's quite an accomplishment so I'm happy to see a few of them in front of me. But, believe me, it took me a while to collect them all.

Recent makeup and perfume 'empties'


Rosie For Autograph Nuit Parfum, £14 for 30ml - I've talked about this scent already a few times on my blog so I won't be repeating myself, in short, it's my current favourite everyday scent, so affordable, yet very nice and long lasting.

Repurchase? Yes, I have a new bottle of it.

Davidoff Cool Water Wave, £11.95 for 50ml - an oldie but goodie, I've loved this scent for years and I've had this particular bottle for over 2 so it was finally time to finish it off. I like the freshness of this perfume, especially during Summer months.

Repurchase? No, not now, there are plenty of new fragrances I'd like to try.

The Body Shop White Musk Libertine, £6.99 for 60ml - it seems like it was a limited edition fragrance because I can't find it on the brand's website anymore but there are many to buy on eBay, I really liked it, quite musky but also soft and floral, it was my cosy, everyday Winter scent.

Repurchase? I might, because it's so cheap and I loved having it in my collection.

Base products

Recent makeup 'empties'

Dior Star foundation, £33 - when I bought this foundation 2 years ago it didn't impress me and I was actually a bit disappointed with it but with the time passing my skin has been changing and improving and when I reached for it year later I loved it. It provides nice, medium coverage, it has beautiful, natural finish and it lasts well applied over a primer. But this foundation certainly is not for oily skin or one that needs lots of coverage.

Repurchase? Not at the moment as there are many other foundations I would be happy to have it again in my collection.

Soap & Glory One Heck Of A Blot Primer, £10 - this was the first primer that has actually made a difference to how my makeup look and last throughout a day, I really loved it, it smoothes out my skin without feeling heavy and greasy, help to keep my skin matte and prolongs the wear time of my foundations.

Repurchase? Yes, I definitely will repurchase it as it's hard to find such a good primer for this price, but at the moment I am trying to use up three other primers that I also enjoy using.

L'Oreal True Match powder, £6.99 - nice setting powder but it can look a bit too powdery for my liking.

Repurchase? No, I have other powders I like better then this one.

Bourjois Healthy Balance powder, £8.99 - fantastic, super finely milled powder that never looks cakey, it sets foundation really well and it's undetectable on the skin yet it provides a tiny bit of coverage and help the skin to keep naturally matte.

Repurchase? Yes, I have another one 'on the go' already.

Laura Geller Baked Balance -n- Brighten Color Correcting Foundation, £26 for 9g - this is such a beautiful powder foundation, it offers very little coverage on its own but blurs imperfections really well and it look luminous on the skin, I used to use it to set my lighter base products with and I loved the finished result.

Repurchase? Yes, I don't know why I haven't bought it, such a lovely product to have it.

Seventeen Skin WOW! Concealer, £4.99 - amazing highlighting concealer at amazing price, it provides good coverage and brightening effect, it blends beautifully, doesn't settle in fine lines and it lasts well throughout the day (set with powder).

Repurchase? Yes, I need it back in my life!

NYX HD Concealer, £5.50 - very nice concealer, creamy, good coverage but I found that it was more prone to creasing then my other drugstore favourites.

Repurchase? I don't think so, I have other concealers at similar price that I like more.

W7 Makeup Fixer, £2 for 18ml - very good setting spray, it really helps to keep the makeup in place, very small bottle but so affordable. The mist is very fine and it dries quickly on the skin, the only negative is the scent, quite strong, perfume-y, I wasn't bothered that much by it and it didn't irritate or dry out my skin but for those with sensitive noses might be a bit of a problem.

Repurchase? Yes!

Eye products

Recent makeup 'empties'

L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes Feline mascara, £9.99 - fantastic mascara, it gives me volume, length and keep my lashes curled, it's a bit clumpy at first but after a week or so the formula becomes perfect for me.

Repurchase? I will definitely get it again!

Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Drama, £7.99 - I didn't like this mascara at all, it weighed my lashes down and clumped them together, even after it dried out a bit it was still not good and I wasn't fan of the brush neither.

Repurchase? No, I didn't even finish this one up.

Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara, £21.50, available in UK on QVC website - I was very excited to get this mascara in a Tarte set last year as I have heard so many good things about it but unfortunately for me it was less then impressive, it didn't give me enough volume or length and made my lashes look straight and awful.

Repurchase? No.

Benefit They're Real Tinted Primer, £18.50 - this is a tinted lash primer that you can wear on its own for a very subtle definition or apply before mascara to add more volume to the overall look of your lashes. I actually liked this primer and noticed that my lashes did look better with it then with only mascara. Having said that the difference wasn't really massive.

Repurchase? No, I don't think it's worth the money for what it is, but if I come across a deluxe sample again I will certainly try to get it.

Rimmel Brow This Way Brow Gel, £3.99 - I always use gel to set my brows in place and don't want to spend lots of money on it so I thought this Rimmel offering should be just fine but I was wrong, it was really bad, made my brows look crunchy and it didn't even keep them in place.

Repurchase? Hell, no!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wizz, £15.50 - I liked it but I didn't love it, I think you can buy as good brow pencil at a lower price, the only advantage of the Brow Wizz is that it comes in many different shades.

Repurchase? No, I am currently using the ABH Brow Definer and I actually prefer it.

Have you tried any of these products? Do you see any of your favourites?



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