Happy Monday everyone! I’ve been saving up some empty products for a couple of months in order to make a little review post. It takes me quite a while to use up an entire product, but I’ve got a nice bit of variety for you in this post, from makeup items to skincare. Read on for my thoughts!
First up are a couple of cleansers. I have to say that I’ve used up these two products the most in the past year or so. First is The Face Shop Rice Water Cleansing Oil. I started purchasing this product on Sokoglam, and now I buy it on Amazon for about $10. The bottle lasts quite a while and the product is amazing! This oil cleanser is great at removing thick layers of makeup. I like to use a foam cleanser afterwards for an extra punch. I also love how much the pump distributes!
The second cleanser is Neutrogena’s Oil-free Eye Makeup Remover. I’ve gone through at least 3 bottles of this stuff. I think it’s a pretty good affordable dupe for the popular Lancôme eye makeup cleanser. Just shake it up and it removes eye makeup like a dream!
My next two products are both moisturizers. The Neutrogena Healthy Defense moisturizer was my morning product because is has sunscreen. I like that this product has a ton of Broad Spectrum SPF. The sensitive skin version is also very creamy and nice. The second product is a small version of the Clinique Moisture Surge Intense. I was using this product every other night before bed. It definitely adds moisture to the face, but it can be a bit sticky when first applied, so beware of that! I wouldn’t buy the full size, but it did the trick as a thicker night moisturizer.
The next product is one of my ultimate favorites. I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned this lip balm before, but Lucas’ Papaw Ointment is the best lip moisturizer I have EVER used. EVER. I bought this tube when I was studying in Australia a full 2 years ago, and I just ran out! It may be annoying to import, but I found some at Amazon quite easily myself. The product has an oily feeling, but when it soaks in overnight, your lips are left looking beautiful and plump. I can boast that I have never had chapped lips since I started using this product!
Right below the lip balm is a Clio liquid eyeliner in Kill Brown. Many of you may know that I love the black version of this product as well. Now that this pen is dried up, I’m not sure I’m going to buy it again. The brown eyeliner is much less waterproof than the black and rubs off easily. I don’t think a brown liquid eyeliner is really necessary, so I’m going to hold off on this one.
Next up is a rather beat up Nyx Micro Brow Pencil in Expresso. I have never loved an eyebrow pencil as much as this one. The nib is perfect for drawing in small hairs and it is a cheaper dupe of the Anastasia Brow Wiz. I recommend this product for brow lovers everywhere!
I used up two Lancôme mascara samples as well. One is the Hypnose Drama mascara and the other is the Definicils mascara. I really loved the Hypnose Drama product. It made my eyelashes pop, especially after it dried up a bit. The brush is a bit unwieldy and hard to get used to though. I was less impressed with the Definicils. I feel like it does practically nothing for my lashes and I’m not sure why it has been so popular in the past. I definitely won’t purchase either mascara in full size though, because I find the price pretty hard to bear.
Last up is the Nyx Tinted Brow Mascara in Expresso. I always pair this product with my brow pencil because my eyebrow hairs like to party in crazy directions. I love my brows, but I like to tame them with this brow gel and keep the hairs in place. This product is also great on its own for a quick way to fill in brows without them being crispy.
That’s it for my May 2016 empty products! What are some of your most cherished emptied products? Let me know in the comments below!