Recent Beauty Empties and Reviews

I’m a minimalist when it comes to beauty products and makeup. While I’m in awe of people who have drawers of eyeshadows, contouring palettes and primers, I can fit my makeup in one bag. A big collection sounds amazing, but it would give me anxiety about not using each product enough. I’m weird, I know. I like to use products entirely before replacing them. Here are my recent empties and what I thought about each, including whether I will repurchase.

Alba Botanica Fast Fix for Puffy Eyes: I haven’t felt the need to use something on my puffy eyes until recently. It’s one of the many joys of getting older. I picked this up at Target recently on one of those mornings when my eyes weren’t looking their best. I didn’t feel like this really did anything for me. It was affordable, so if you believe more expensive products work better this may be one of those occasions. The package says you can put it in the freezer or fridge for a few minutes to cool it off, but I never thought to do that. Thus, this isn’t the right product for me.

Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer: I have heard so many bloggers rave about this, and while I did see my pores blurred, this left my skin feeling oily. I’ll probably try another primer next time.

Suave Professionals Almond and Shea Butter Moisture Mask: I received this from Influenster as part of the Cheers Vox Box, and I love it. I have already ordered it again. It left my hair feeling smoother, shining brighter and just generally looking healthier. I also enjoyed the scent, and I liked the packaging. Bonus: It’s affordable.

Lush Mask of Magnaminty: I love this mask. It has a refreshing feeling and has contributed to my skin looking much better the past few months. I love that it’s made with natural products. One minor downside is that it’s green so when I wash it off I have to clean my sink thoroughly because I tend to get it everywhere. I will definitely be buying this again.

Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint for Eyes: I received this free sample when I repurchased my Clinique Stay Matte powder recently. I have appreciated the convenience of shadow in stick form. I love using this when I’m in a hurry; it glides on nicely. One minor downside is that I lost the plastic cover and it started to dry out. Be sure to replace the cover properly to avoid this. I don’t need more shadow at the moment but I would buy again when I start running low.

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What are your recent favorites? I love beauty recommendations, especially for my eyebrows at the moment. What are you using? Let me know in the comments or tweet me!

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