Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Empties: Re-buy or Recycle

One of my New Year's Resolutions this year was to wear makeup everyday, and until last Wednesday, I had accomplished that.  Unfortunately, I'm not allowed to wear any makeup over the next couple of weeks as my eye heals, but I'm going to jump right back on it as soon as I can.  I have seen a few of these "empties" posts and videos from my favorite bloggers in the past, and now that I'm going through enough makeup, I wanted to share which products I'll be buying again or which ones I'll be looking for new alternatives to.
e.l.f Eyelid Primer: This primer works great and really sets a great base before I apply eyeshadow.  Especially for the price, I swear by this stuff.  Re-buy.

Maybelline Dream Pure BB: I don't wear foundation, like, ever, but when I'm going for a more full-face look, this is what I use.  I love how easy this cream is to apply, and it doesn't feel heavy at all.  I was surprised how far a little tube has gone, and I've only bought it two times in the last year.  Re-buy.

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser: If I don't have time for anything else in the morning, I make sure that this stuff and mascara make it on my face.  This concealer sets so quickly and covers amazingly.  Re-buy.

Maybelline Dream Lumi and Maybelline Fit Me concealers: I thought Dream Lumi was great until I bought Fit Me for the first time, now I will never go back to Dream Lumi.  The formula is good, but the blending power of Fit Me is unmatched. Dream Lumi: Recycle; Fit Me: Re-buy.

Maybelline Waterproof Mega Plush: I used to solely wear waterproof mascara, and this was my go-to.  The formula isn't too thick, compared to other waterproofs.  However, the regular formula (non-waterproof) is too thin for me, so I use this or this.  Re-buy.

Covergirl Instant Cheekbones in Sophisticated Sable: I love the perfect combination of blush and bronzer.  (I'm lazy in the morning and go for the fewest products as possible when getting ready.)  I only use the middle color, so I initially thought this product was a bit of a waste.  Instead, I've tried purchasing a couple different colors of Maybelline's Dream Wonder powder, but no color is the same, so I'll be going back to using my one color in the Covergirl palette.  Re-buy.

Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray: I received this spray as a sample when I made a Sephora order.  All-nighter was too oily, so I purchased Urban Decay De-slick and am happily using that one. Recycle.

Neutrogena Make-up Remover Towelettes: I've used these for years and swear by them.  They take off makeup (including waterproof mascara) with such ease, and don't leave your skin feeling dry.  Re-buy.

Neutrogena Oil-Free Pink Grapefruit Foaming Scrub: Here's another product I've used for years, but now with the outlaw on microbeads, I wonder what will happen to the formula.  If it stays even remotely similar, I'll be happy.  Re-buy.

Pumpkin Spice Latte Scrub: Since I made this in the fall, I've used this every couple of days throughout the winter to get rid of dead cells and keep my skin hydrated.  Now that it's springtime, I'm looking for a new scrub to make - any scent or ingredient suggestions?  Re-make.
There you have it!  What products are loving (or hating) recently?

23 comments:

Nikki said...

Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer is my go to! It Cosmetics CC cream too!

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

Good to hear you had so many rebuys this month! I've heard so many amazing things about the Instant Rewind. I really need to remember to pick it up! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

kerri @ cheshire kat said...

those wipes are the best! and i'll have to add that mascara to my list of things to try. i used to be someone who only wore waterproof but nowadays i've found some reg ones with a ton of staying power!

xoxo cheshire kat

Cara (Kindly Unspoken) said...

Covergirl really does have some of the best quality drugstore blushes. I love them. Thanks for all the recommendations :)

BLovedBoston said...

So many great products!! I'm almost ready for a new mascara and going back to my trusty Maybelline brand - will have to try that one!! Love those face wipes! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Carly Blogs Here said...

I love these type of posts- have one going up tomorrow ;) I love the fit me concealer too- one of the best drugstore buys out there! I've been using the chill UD setting spray and love it. I think any kind of floral or citrus scrub would be nice for spring/summer.

Jen said...

I need to throw away all of my makeup and start over, I know I need some new items and I may just start from scratch haha. I do love Covergirl though.

Yesi @ Love, Yesi said...

Love this list. So many amazing products. I swear by my Elf primer. I love it so I definitely agree with you about re buying it. Mine is almost out too! Happy Hump Day ♥

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Rebecca Jo said...

You're the one who got me hooked on that mascara :)
I need to get that Elf eyelid primer! I'm always on the hunt for some good ones.

Jen Mc said...

Fantastic reviews! I too, have been using what I have this year.
I really like the Ulta Primer for under everything - very smooth and not oily.

Chesson {A Southern Twenty-Five} said...

Looks like you've found quite a few things to keep buying! I love when you can find something good to stick with instead of having to keep shopping around for what you like.

Missy said...

Love that you have so many re buys! I will have to put some of these on my list!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I'm a huge fan of the neutrogena wipes!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Awesome round up! Love love love that pink grapefruit scrub, and you can't go wrong with UD's De-slick spray <3
Green Fashionista

Macy V said...

That is my favorite BB cream! I just tried a new one and don't like it at all. Those Neutrogena wipes are my favorite as well!

Nikki @ makeupHER said...

I love the Neutrogena makeup wipes, they are the best at getting everything off. UD's all-nighter was the same issue with me, but the de-slick is awesome.

Gillian Ellis said...

I've gone all organic with my makeup lately. Unfortunately this means I had to recycle almost everything!!

Jacquelyn @ The Lowcountry Mama said...

I'll have to try some of these! Have I said it before? I suck at makeup.

Alexandra Stacey said...

I have been wondering about the Fit Me concealer. I love the Instant Age Rewind one!

Edye Nicole said...

I love reading these kinds of posts!! I'll have to try the mega-plush mascara :)

Blessings,
Edye // Gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

Cayanne Marcus said...

That pumpkin spice scrub looks FABU-LOUS! Thank you for the review on these drugstore products..it's always fun to find what works for people

Lindsay Colvin said...

Just bought the Maybelline age Rewind, LOVE IT!

Lindsay Colvin said...

Just bought the Maybelline age Rewind, LOVE IT!

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