It’s that time of the month! No, not that time of the month. It’s time to chat products I’ve used up, it’s time for September & October Empties! Yes, I accidentally forgot to do September, so I’m collabing for the month and you get two-in-one! I love writing about my empties (don’t miss June, July, August here!) So, on to the good stuff!
Garnier Micellar Water – This is probably my 3rd bottle and I’ve only tried the Garnier version. It’s such an amazing product that removes makeup and cleanses your skin, leaving your face feeling refreshed! I use a makeup wipe to get my makeup off, then finish off with this (especially eye makeup!) I buy the Garnier Micellar Water at Shoppers for $10-12/Cdn.
Too Faced Born This Way Naturally Radiant Concealer – I was lucky enough to get this at Generation Beauty last year, and it took me AWHILE to finish. Not because it wasn’t a great product, but because I have so many concealers, that it’s tough to finally finish one (first world problems!) I really enjoyed this concealer; not super full coverage, but created a nice brightened finish, and it smelt amazing! I would recommend this if you’re a fan of Too Faced products, and are looking to try something new! You can purchase at Sephora for $32/Cdn.
Olay Age Defying Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream – Waking up on my 26th birthday something clicked, and I decided it was time to start really hydrating my skin. I rushed over to Shoppers (too scared to commit to anything too pricey) and I found this cream. I used this everyday for about a year and a half, and it finally bit the dust last month. It did a pretty good job (as far as I could tell??) but I wanted to purchase something a little more expensive this time around. If you’re a beginner, I say why not try this? It was around $12/Cdn at Shoppers.
L’Oreal True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation – Everyone RAVED about the regular True Match foundation 3 years ago. After 2 hours my face was greasier than a bucket of chicken, and I threw it out. Next product rage: the cushion foundation. Finally I decided to cave and pick this up at CVS in Florida. I love how easily it applied (both on my face and on to my brush!) It’s not insane coverage, but does a great job at evening out your complexion. I didn’t use it too often, which is why it took so long to finish. I would recommend this to young girls starting out with makeup since it was such a no brainer! These foundations are around $20/Cdn at Shoppers.
L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara – I don’t need to talk TOO much about this product as I did a review about it back in June, you can read that here! But I did really love this mascara, and would highly recommend grabbing one. It lasted all summer, is a great price, and makes my lashes look amazing. This mascara retails for around $15/Cdn at Shoppers.
NYX Matte Liquid Liner – I have definitely talked about this liner in “empties blogs” in the past, I can’t even tell you how many I’ve been through – maybe 5? The brush is easy to handle, it’s super dark black, matte, and lasts ALL day. It’s the perfect liquid liner, and of course I have a new one on the go already ($10/Cdn at Shoppers or NYX stores).
Now on to samples!
Too Faced Hangover Face Primer – I received this little sample from one of my orders on Sephora.com, and I was really excited to try it. Not only did it smell amazing, it really hydrated my face and helped my makeup last longer throughout the day. I would definitely pick up a full size of this primer ($40/Cdn).
Too Faced Born This Way Foundation – I wasn’t really interested in trying this foundation as I have so many already in my collection, but it was another sample when ordering off Sephora, so I added it to my cart. Firstly, shout out to Too Faced for giving such an amazing sized sample. I was able to get 4 or 5 wears out of this mini bottle and guess what – I loved it! I would consider purchasing a full size bottle (for $49/Cdn).
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Hydrating Serum – I love First Aid Beauty Intense Hydration Cream, so was really curious to try this serum. It was REALLY nice. I loved how hydrated my face felt, even by the time I woke up the next morning. It retails for $45/Cdn, which I think is a great price for a serum, I would recommend!
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara – This is another product that I had FOREVER. I didn’t love it for my upper lashes, but I really loved the way it made my lower lashes look. The mascara gave them nice length, and also made them dark enough so they didn’t take over my entire eye-look. This mascara retails for $30/Cdn. I don’t think its necessary to have a high-end bottom lash mascara, so unfortunately won’t be purchasing a full size.
That’s it for my September & October Empties. I was a big fan of most of these products, and will continue to repurchase or try full sizes. What have you just finished and either loved or hated?!