Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Product Empties #01

Empty Beauty Products in August. from makeup to skincare.
Remember when I wrote Project Empty back in January? Honeslty, I kind of forget about this project's existence until I ran out of a couple of products at once recently. I thought; well, why not? Beside, as someone who blogs about beauty, product empties are something worth celebrating, it's like we've managed to accomplish a noble mission.

Bobbi Brown Sheer Finished Pressed Powder in Warm Natural; I honestly didn't know what possessed me to get this powder. Okay, maybe back in my earlier day, I was so starry eyed by anything Bobbi (not that I'm not now). This powder is fine but nothing spectacular, and it wasn't particularly good at keeping oils at bay for a long time too.
Repurchase? No, definitely look for cheaper alternative with better oil control.

Bobbi Brown Corrective Spot Treatment; this thing was discontinued back in 2014. I had originally wanted their touch-up stick but for some reason they're not available in Indonesia (w.h.y.). The SA convinced me that this is similar with touch-up stick, and as much as I love her, it's a total no. I tried wearing this on top and beneath my foundation but they always turned out patchy and drying, which isn't how you wanted your spot-corrective concealer to work. I used it up anyways because I wanted to love this so much, buuuut; nah.
Repurchase? No, no, and another no. 

Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit in Natural & pale Yellow; now, this is the real deal. This very iconic concealer deserves all the praises it got. Creamy, blendable, and not crease-y. It comes with powder to set the concealer under your eyes. This was the 2nd concealer I purchased (the 1st one was from Candy Doll), and it woke me up to the wonder of under-eye concealer. When I panned this, I literally panicked, and
Repurchase? Already do, it's in my everyday makeup pouch already ;)

Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara (travel size); out of all mascara I've tried, this mascara is definitely the one worthy of being called 'the best'. This mascara is very lengthening, and separates my lashes at the same time. Due to its rich color; very black, it also gives illusion of fuller lashes. Water-prood but easy to remove. What a masacara of dream.

Repurchase? Maybe, I'm still thinking between this or L'oreal, or just sticking to Majolica Majorca.

L'Occitane Shea Butter Lip Balm; my lips are very difficult to work with. I picked this up when I was desperate to find a lip balm that will actually hydrate my lips instead of just sitting there and do nothing but being tacky. This immediately become my favorite with its lightweight texture, yet very hydrating formula.

Repurchase? Maybe, but maybe somewhere next year.

Dior Addict Lip Glow in Pink; let me be honest, I love how it looks on my lips, but, I'm not a fan of how it feels. I know most people swear by the amazing formula of this lip balm, sadly, not the case with me. It left my lips feeling like 'there's something there', not in a good way, but in the 'i'm gonna sit pretty here, and do nothing, not even hydrating your lips'. In fact, my lips tend to flake after I used this.

Repurchase? Nope.

Laneige White Plus Renew Skin Refiner; after getting good result with their moisturizer, I had wanted to get their toner (which they call as 'refiner'), in hope it works as good at brightening my skin. This is not a particularly bad product per se, helps brightening my skin tone, sure, but I'm not sure if this product is to credit for, or it's all Kiehl's MRC doing, since I started using them around the same time.

Repurchase? No, already got myself Kiehl's Ultra Facial Oil-Free Toner.

Living Proof Style Lab Straight Spray (mini); I knew of Living Proof from Mandy's blog, and just the day after, I went to Sephora to find them sitting pretty in the aisles. This helps my hair gets straight easier during blow dry while giving it heat protection as well. However, it's not enough to make my hair as straight as I want them to be, so I always need to flat iron them again. Lately, I felt like I don't really need to use this since I got more or less same result without using this when styling my hair.

Repurchase? No. But wouldn't refuse if someone offered to buy for me ;)

Shiseido Senka Perfect Liquid; I've talked enough about how great this makeup remover is in this post, so I'd save my gushing for now. It's truly the best makeup remover I've tried, doesn't break out my oily skin, doesn't make it dry, smells great, and feels refreshing after use. The best part is how cheap it is for such amazing quality, definitely recommend this makeup remover!

Repurchase? Yes! Actually, I already do.

Chloe Love Story EDP; This perfume is the most 'adult' fragrance I had in my collection, top it of with the golden packaging that screams luxury. It's empty, but I have it sitting on my dresser for decorative purpose. I'm horrible when it comes to describing fragrance, but according to the old and trusty Fragrantica, this perfume 'explores the note of orange blossom', with neroli in top notes, and jasmine in middle.

Repurchase? No, I've found my kind of 'signature' scent, and this isn't it.

Missha Line Friends Edition Love Secret Hand Cream in Blue Daisy; is lovely gift from equally lovely friend. The meadow seeds acts as moisturizer, and the daisy essence helps brightening my skin. The texture is not as creamy as my other hand cream, more runny and gel like, but it feels nourishing on the skin.

Repurchase? No, I'm more a fan of creamier, thicker hand cream.

Did you empty any product recently? Have you tried any products above?

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