Beauty Empties - April 2018

Selection of Empty Beauty and Skincare Products

Today I have another empties post sharing everything that I've used up over the last few weeks/months and if I liked/disliked the products. This month it's mostly skincare items with a few bits of make-up thrown in, I enjoy writing these kinds of posts as it allows me to reassess my thoughts having fully used a product and keep track of how quickly I work my way through them. 

B. Hydrated Hyaluronic Acid Facial Spritz

I've had this moisturising spray for a while now and used it on and off over the last few months and I have enjoyed it, it can be used before or after make-up to refresh the skin and boost hydration. The mister on this spray bottle isn't the best, it does sometimes leave small droplets on the skin but so long as you hold it far enough away from the face it isn't too big of an issue. It does have quite a fresh floral scent which I don't mind but I think I would prefer it not to be so fragranced as it is a skincare product and fragrance has no benefit for the skin. The bottle contains 75ml of products which isn't a huge amount but it still lasted quite a while, it costs £7.99 and I believe it can only be purchased from Superdrug (I picked this up on an offer and believe I paid about £4). I think it's a really nice skin refresher and I enjoy using any products that contain Hyaluronic Acid to give a boost of hydration, I sometimes felt it could be a tiny bit sticky so I would use a light hand when applying but I do like it and I would probably repurchase this in the future although I would probably wait till it was on some kind of promotion.

L'Oreal Infallible Longwear Shaping Stick

This was the first foundation stick I had ever tried out and I really liked it, this has good coverage and a lovely dewy finish. This is a great foundation for travelling and for a really quick and easy application, it's not 100% transfer proof but it wears well throughout the day you may just need to blot/apply powder to stop things going from dewy to oily but it's all about personal preference. This foundation costs £8.99 and I would definitely repurchase this again in the future, it doesn't last as long as a lot of my liquid foundations but I still think it's worth it especially if you can pick it up while it's on offer. I have a full review of this foundation which I will link here.

L'Oreal Paradise Mascara

Okay, I loved this mascara it gives you really pretty, full and fluttery lashes that look great all day and don't flake or crumble onto the face. The packaging is a lovely rose gold colour and it comes with a traditional wand that's the perfect size to coat all of your lashes. I think the only criticism I can make is that the formula does dry out a bit quicker than a lot of other mascaras I have tried out but you are supposed to change your mascara every 3+ months to stop any build up of bacteria so technically speaking it did last its full shelf life but I think it could have just lasted that little bit longer but overall it's a great mascara and I would repurchase again in the future.

Simple Kind to Eyes Soothing Eye Balm

This is a lovely light eye cream that absorbs quickly into the skin, I don't believe it does anything to combat dark circles or wrinkles but I'm yet to try an eye cream that does. I think this would be great for anyone with sensitive skin as it contains no fragrance, colour or chemicals and it has a nice soothing feeling. It's an amazing budget-friendly option costing just £3.99 and I would repurchase this again in the future actually, since having used this up I have bought the Simple Kind to Eyes Revitalising Eye Roll-On which is a little more expensive but feels so cooling and refreshing.

The next few items are sample sizes that I received from the Marks and Spencer beauty advent calendar.

Rodial Dragons Blood Sculpting Gel

This is a beautiful light gel that instantly sinks into the skin and leaves you feeling plumped and hydrated, I really enjoyed trying out this little sample although I didn't love the scent it certainly wouldn't put me off using this product. I must say I probably wouldn't repurchase this again in the future but it has nothing to do with the product itself, this sculpting gel costs.....prepare yourselves......£85! I wish I earned enough money to afford these kinds of luxuries but at this point in my life, there's no way I could justify this price tag. If you are someone who loves luxury goods then go for it this is a lovely product!

REN Keep Young and Beautiful Instant Firming Beauty Shot

REN Keep Young and Beautiful Instant Firming Beauty Shot 
This is a serum that you apply before your moisturiser which really makes your skin feel more firm after using. I really like this 'beauty shot' it made my skin feel lifted and smoother, it is expensive costing £42 for 30ml but if this is within your budget for skincare then I do think its worth purchasing, at this time I don't think I'll be repurchasing but only because I don't have a high enough income to justify the price. I really enjoyed using this along with the Rodial Dragons Blood Sculpting Gel as both these products work to lift and plump the skin and I really felt a difference when using both at the same time.

Gatineau Melatogenine AOX Probiotics Advanced Rejuvenating Cream

Gatineau Melatogenine AOX Probiotics Advanced Rejuvenating Cream
This cream claims to provide a powerful anti-ageing boost and the name certainly makes it sound super fancy but this is my least favourite product in this months empties post. It's not necessarily bad but I don't love how this wears under make-up and sometimes it feels a little heavy. This cream does feel very moisturising and perhaps with long-term use, it would provide some anti-ageing benefits but I just didn't notice anything that wowed me about this product and given that it costs £87 for 50ml I don't ever see myself repurchasing this in the future.

Selection of Empty Skincare and Makeup Products

So, there you have it all the beauty products I've been using over the last few months, I would like to try out some new skincare once I use up some more of what I already have in my collection so if you have any suggestions let me know!

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  1. Interesting products! I like your blog, would you like to follow each other?:)