February 28, 2013

Empties #1 2013

My first empties! I definitely did not finish all of this in one month. I have a weird thing where I like to put all my empty in a box. Looking at all those empty bottles makes me happy to know that I have finished them. Yes, I have issues. 

Lancome La Base Primer: I got this when I was a tester for L'oreal. When you are a cosmetics at L'oreal, you get a little gift bag of makeup cosmetics as a thank you: It ranges from Maybelline to Lancome products. Le Base Primer didn't do anything special that any other silicone primers would do. It has very little product and ran out pretty fast. I was done with it less than 3 months. It is also really expensive for what it is ($50). I would never have gotten it if it wasn't complimentary.
Vichy Thermale 3-in-1 Calming Cleansing Solution: This is probably the closest dupe to Bioderma. I do like Bioderma, but I personally prefer cleansing oils to any other makeup removers. I just find it easier and less wasteful. Vichy Thermale 3 in 1 Calming Cleansing Solution is not exactly cheaper since it comes in a smaller bottle than Bioderma, but it is easier to find it in the States. It's sold in some drugstore and Ulta. 
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Cream Compact: I love this stuff! I would say it's merging HG. It exactly what the regular Vitalumiere Aqua does but it has more coverage and lasts a big longer on me. You don't need much at all. I use you duo fiber brush tap it in lightly and buff it in. It leaves a beautiful glow to your skin that is like the heavens calling from up above. God, I miss it. I need to buy another one. 
Chanel Double Perfection Powder: This is really Chanel's version of MAC 'Studio Fix.' It has great lasting power; however, if not careful, it does cake up. I liked that it has medium to full coverage, but during the day I had some issues with caking around my nose. It's probably not a fair assessment because I did use a the sponge that it came with a stamped it on my face.  
Eucerin Daily Protection SPF 15: I didn't like this. It had a powdery feel and it left my skin sticky. I was so glad to be done with this.
Touch in Sol Feel Like Honey Moon Skin Base:I got this in a Glossy Box. I couldn't use to this as a primer. It is suppose to be a primer right? It says skin base? Well, when I did use to as a primer then followed with my regular foundation, it balls up and made it look icky. Instead, I used it as a nigh time moisturizer, which turned out great. It was really moisturizing and made my skin look brighter and plumper. 
Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo : It does exactly what it says it does. It's a really good clarifying shampoo, but I couldn't get pass the smell. It smelled like Baby Powder. Because of that, I could not wait to get rid of it. 
It's a 10 Miracle Leave-In Conditioner: This stuff is great!!! It makes your hair SO silky soft. All those ten things it says it does, it does do it. 
Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray: I rely on this during the summer. It doesn't make a huge difference for me. I would say about the lasting power is an hour or two extra than normal. However, I don't mind that it makes little difference because it beats slapping out powder every 10 minutes. 
Kiss Me Heroine Lengthening and Curving Mascara: Practically HG. I'm on my 3 tube of this stuff. It's the only thing that holds my curl. It's worth the $10 shipping...(crying on the inside).
Kiss Me Heroine Mascara Remover: Total HG. Japanese mascara is the worst thing to get rid of. It is practically impossible. Seriously. This is the only thing that works. It looks exactly like mascara but without the brush on the wand. I swipe it on, wait for a few minutes and it slides off like a dream. 
Blinc Liquid Eyeliner: I got this in a Birchbox years ago, and I was surprised that I like this. It has a really thin brush tip. It was easy to draw it on. I hear a lot of good things about Blinc as a brand. I want to try more of their stuff. 
24 Hour Eyebrow Pencil: I got this as a Japanese market. One side was a brow pencil and the other side was a brow market.  A lot of brow products for black hair is too dark or too brown for me.This is the perfect color for me. This was lingering towards grey. I loved the marker side more than the pencil side because it looked so natural. A few flicks of the pen made the my brows look really natural. 

WHEW!!!!!!! Did anyone actually read that whole thing?!!? Thank you whoever did. That was A LOT OF stuff. I hope it was helpful.


  1. I don't think saving your empties is weird! But If it is, them I'm weird too :)
    Since you liked the Blinc eyeliner, you should try their mascara. To be honest, it's not volumizing or lengthening at all but it stays put ALL DAY. I usually paint on my regular mascara, then a coat of the blinc afterward as a sealant.
    -Lindsey :)

  2. I love It's a 10!! I've just featured that in my February favourites! :)
    I love these posts!

    Natasha Carly x