I think everyone who collects packaging for empties posts will agree that it gets to a point when you just need to throw away the rubbish. This isn’t a particularly exciting collection of empties but I wanted to share some thoughts nonetheless.
Superdrug Naturally Radiant Brightening Hot Cloth Cleanser
£5.99 (currently £2.95) | available here
In my opinion, this is the best Liz Earle dupe on the market. I find the texture and formula to be very similar, even the scent is similar. It wouldn’t surprise me if it’s the same product without the brand name. I find this removes all my makeup and leaves my skin feeling soft and moisturised.
Would I repurchase? I already have.
Pixi Glow Tonic
I finished this sample sized Glow Tonic aaaages ago and have since got through another full size, not long starting on a new one. So I think it’s safe to say that I love this product. A friend of mine recently bought it on my recommendation but unfortunately didn’t enjoy it, as it caused some breakouts. Incidentally she passed on the almost full bottle to me – thank you Victoria!! This made me think about what I like about this product as I am acne prone and honestly don’t find it prevents breakouts. I use this because it really helps to smooth my skin and exfoliate any bumps to resurface my skin. So if you’re looking for an acne-control tonic, this might not be the one for you. But if you’re looking for smoothing, then check it out.
Would I repurchase? Forever.
Simple Exfoliating Facial Wipes
£3.49 (currently £2) | available here
Unfortunately I have to say I hate these wipes! For a brand who cater for sensitive skin types, these wipes were incredibly scratchy and made me skin sting. I know they’re exfoliating, but it felt like I was wiping my makeup off with sand paper. The pack in the photo isn’t actually empty but I just can’t use them any more. I’ve decided to use them for cleaning!
Would I repurchase? Definitely not.
L’Oreal Brow Artist Plumper in Dark Brunette
My favourite brow mascara which I keep going back to. I do like the Benefit Gimme Brow but I think I prefer the Brow Artist Plumper’s formula. As much as the GB is good for filling brows, making them look fuller, the BAP is better for setting and holding brows in place. On an everyday basis I fill my brows with a pencil and then set with the BAP. When I’m feeling really low key, I’ll just use the GB.
Would I repurchase? Already have – and I really must’ve been scraping the old tube as I can’t believe how much better the new one is!
Lush Catastrophe Cosmetic Fresh Face Mask
This mask contains blueberries, calamine and chamomile, rose, and almond oils. I used this a while ago now but I did really enjoy this mask and seem to remember it really helping to clear some breakouts I was experiencing at the time. I didn’t particularly enjoy the scent and found it quite chunky so it did take some time to apply. I do struggle with the Lush fresh masks though, as I pop them in the fridge and forget about them. Would I repurchase? Possibly in the future, although I rarely get a chance to go to Lush so it might be a while.
NYX Micro Brow Pencil in Espresso
I really love a skinny brow pencil, especially a wind up one which doesn’t need sharpening. This brow pencil is perfect for natural definition and achieving brow hair strokes. I have tried a few shades of this pencil and found they mainly ran quite warm on me, creating an orange cast on my brows, but I tried the shade Espresso to be just right. For a long time this was my holy grail but I’m not sure if I’m having some sort of Mandela Effect moment but I could have sworn that this used to cost around £5.50, and then when I went to repurchase, it had jumped up to £8 which I feel is a little too expensive.
Would I repurchase? Not at £8, especially since I’ve now found the Lottie London Arch Rival which I actually prefer and is a little bit cheaper (review coming soon).
Collection Primed and Ready Mattifying Pore Minimiser
£4.99 (currently £3.99) | available here
I actually use this primer every day and it is one of my favourite primers ever. It’s so cheap and cheerful and I think it does a good job of keeping my oily skin from getting too out of control throughout the day. It also does a good job of minimising my pores, so it really holds up to all the claims.
Would I repurchase? Already have.
The Body Shop Eyeshadow Single in Sand By Me
£5 | no longer available – similar available here
This was my favourite eyeshadow for setting concealer on my lids, and I literally used it every day for about 2 years until it was empty. By the time I went to repurchase I found that The Body Shop seems to have discontinued the single eyeshadows in favour of their create your own palettes with refills so I decided to try out some of the NYX singles instead.
Would I repurchase? Would if I could but I can’t so I shan’t!
Makeup Revolution Arch and Shape
£unknown | no longer available
Bloody hell, another one that’s no longer available – I promise I’ll check before taking my photos next time! This was a brow pencil on one end and a very fine felt tip on the other end. I mainly used the pencil part but I did find the felt tip handy for very subtle infilling of sparse areas. I did like this brow product but as I’ve already said, I have a new fave now.
Would I repurchase? Even though I can’t, it’s a no anyway.
Rimmel #InstaFlawless in Light / Medium
This is my every day base and I love it so much. It’s the product which made me prefer a dewy finish to a matte finish because it looks much more healthy and youthful. This can be used as a primer or on it’s own, which is how I use it. It feels light and doesn’t cake up due to being so light coverage. I’ve also mixed it with foundations when I’m feeling like I need a bit more coverage.
Would I repurchase? Already have, and need to re-repurchase soon as I’m nearly out.
The Body Shop Vitamin E Intense Moisture Cream
For a long time, this was the only day cream I would use but since finishing this tub I’ve been branching out a lot more. Despite being mainly oily with the odd spell of dry skin, this isn’t too intense for my skin – if anything it made my skin less oily, I guess it balanced everything out. This tub also lasts frigging ages, as you only need to use the tiniest bit and a little goes a long way. I think most people would like using this day cream.
Would I repurchase? Yes, probably in the future.
My empties posts are quite few and far between, because I buy so much stuff and flit between everything that it feels like I rarely actually finish anything! Anyway, have you tried any of these products? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below…
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