I thought I would give you a quick glimpse into my little empties bucket and tell you how I felt about each of the products that I have recently finished… cause I mean who doesn’t love some empties?
I’m not going to ramble so let’s just get started!
#1. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer for Dark Circles (Yellow shade)
To be very honest this is my probably my third or maybe even fourth now bottle of this concealer. I love it. It’s affordable, its thick, it covers my dark circles, and for me it doesn’t crease. If i’m in a pinch for time I will even put this on most of my face and pass it off as a foundation because it covers so well! I tend to go back and forth between the yellow shade and the salmon shade and I can never quite decide which one is my favourite. Overall if you’re looking for a good concealer that won’t break your bank, this is the one my friends. Definitely will repurchase!
#2. Nivea Double Effect Anti-Perspirant/ Deodorant (Violet Senses Scent)
When I bought this deodorant I was a little nervous because I don’t usually have the best luck with Nivea products. The exception to this is the in shower body lotion, a post/ review on that product can be found here!
After using this I actually really enjoyed it. It smelt amazing, my underarms felt significantly smoother, and I never got that stiff feeling when applying it. It seemed to just go over my skin like butter. As for sweat control I found for my day to day life it held up pretty well.
I have since repurchased a different variation of this deodorant and it was a bit of a fail… a post about this will come soon. As for my recommendation… the purple Violet Senses one worked great, but I think for the product in general i’m going to have to say it’s a no bueno from me.
#3. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla
This is a cult classic, this concealer is phenomenal. It is brightening, thick, covers every mark on my face, works great under the eyes, and comes in TONS of colours. It’s also very expensive. If you are in a place where you can afford the splurge then I would highly recommend it. I have since repurchased, and I will continue to repurchase in the future!
#4. Maybelline Lash Sensational Full Fan Effect Waterproof Mascara
This is a bit of a tricky review for me because I have two opinions. For the non- waterproof formula of this mascara I have nothing but nice things to say. It is what I use everyday and I adore it. For this waterproof version, I absolutely HATED it. This version of the mascara made my lashes look small and clumpy, it was really hard to put on, and nearly impossible to take off. In order to get this off of my eyelashes I would have to MELT it off with a hot cloth for several minutes before going in with any kind of makeup remover. Like not even Bioderma can get this stuff off people.
If you want to try this mascara (because it’s drugstore and really nice in general) please go with the regular formula, it doesn’t smudge on me at all and it comes off pretty easy at the end of the day. And it makes your lashes look super long (not much on the volume front though) unlike the waterproof one which just turns them into a hot fricking mess. Waterproof= big pass from me.
#5. L’Oreal Infallible Pro- Matte Foundation
I’m not going to ramble on too much here because I have a full review of this product in this post here! In general this foundation did stay super matte, it controlled my oils, and it didn’t feel too heavy on the face. I didn’t like the fact that it oxidized like crazy on me, and it didn’t come in many shades. I found it to look a little cakey but to be fair I never applied it with a sponge (so that could change on application).
I don’t think this foundation is bad, but I don’t think I would repurchase.
#6. Life Brand 3 in 1 Cleansing Cloths for all skin types (Makeup Wipes)
These makeup wipes used to be my holy grail wipes for a long time. I like them because they take a lot of makeup off and they do so pretty easily. The cons for me are the fact that they do sting my eyes a little and they tend to be a little drying. They come in massive packs for not much money, so that’s a huge plus.
Now that I’ve used the Simple Micellar Wipes (post here!) I don’t think I will be repurchasing the Life Brand ones unless I’m in a pinch.
I hope this post helped you a little bit and gave you some insight to my thoughts on some cult classic products, and maybe some new ones as well!
Feel free to leave a comment if you’ve tried these products with your thoughts, I would love to read them. Also leave any suggestions of what you would like to see upcoming on the blog, I’m always open to ideas!
Have a wonderful day or evening and I will talk to you soon!
FYI: I purchased all of these products and all opinions are my own. xo
Simple Kind To Skin Micellar Water Wipes: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Simple-Micellar-Make-Up-Remover-Wipes-25-count/45651071
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer: http://www.sephora.com/radiant-creamy-concealer-P377873?keyword=NARS%20Radiant%20Creamy%20Concealer%20P377873&skuId=1478361&country_switch=ca&_requestid=267406
Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara: http://www.maybelline.ca/products/eye-makeup/mascara/lash-sensational-washable-mascara.aspx
L’Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation: http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/loral-paris-infaillible-matte-classic-ivory-concealer-caramel-beige/6000189234930
Nivea Double Effect Deodorant: http://www.armyandnavy.ca/Nivea-Double-Effect-Deodorant-Antiperspirant_p_8581.html
Life 3 in 1 Cleansing Cloths: http://www1.shoppersdrugmart.ca/en/beauty/skin-care/scrubs-and-masks/details/057800896722