“I must be using a lot of makeup to be on my third empties post.”
What’s up, bloggers?! I’m back with another “empties” post detailing some products I have used up over the last couple months and my final thoughts/review of each one.
As always, the big question stands: Would I repurchase, yes or no?
See a product above you’ve been wondering about? Well, I’ve used the entire bottle so you can find my thorough review below.
First up, two mascaras:
- Too Faced Better Than Sex retailing for $23
This mascara is phenomenal. Personally, I think $23 is a lot to pay for a mascara considering you have a dupe for this which is the L’Oreal Lash Paradise
retailing for $9.99 at the drugstore. However, the Too Faced travel size of this mascara can last you a 1-2 months and only cost you $12. It has a fat wand that distributes mascara plentifully and creates full, butterfly-looking lashes.
Would I repurchase? Yeah, probably. Depends on if I’m willing to drop a pretty penny when there are more affordable options out there. But, affordable options or not, this mascara is worth the money.
- The Balm Mad Lash retailing for $18
I had such a love-hate relationship with this mascara.
PERKS: it makes your lashes look nice and spider-y and distributes product v evenly, also adding length.
CONS: I hate this wand, so much. I would say 4/5 times using this product left me with a clenched eye and mascara on my bottom lid from wincing after poking myself. It is so easy to touch this wand to your eyeball and doesn’t seem user friendly to me. It’s also very stiff, so on that 1/5 times I’d get it right, it would still scratch my lids in an uncomfortable way.
Would I repurchase? No, and I wouldn’t recommend this to a friend either.
Next, two foundations:
- Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless retailing for $7.99
This foundation lasted me a really long time, and I loved that about it. I also loved the staying power, coverage, and shade selection. Maybelline does such a great job at shade ranges, and I can appreciate that. The coverage on this foundation is surprisingly good, and can be built upon itself.
It does dry kind of quickly, so I would work with half of my face at a time. It does give you a poreless and matte complexion, but I would still get a little greasy by that 3 o’clock hour at work.
Would I repurchase? Yes, 100%.
- Maybelline Fit Me Dewy + Smooth retailing for $7.99
I also really loved this foundation. For the dryer months (winter and when I’m dry in the summer from suntanning) this foundation is a lifesaver. The matte + poreless foundation would look dry on my skin if I didn’t have a solid moisturized base to my face. This, however, was smooth as could be even when I wasn’t working with a hydrated base.
Would I repurchase? Yes, definitely.
Lastly, two hair products:
- Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Dry Shampoo retailing for $5.99
This dry shampoo was actually my first ever try at dry shampoo
Crazy, I know. Now I can’t imagine a life without it.
But it would good. Was it great? No. Did I find something better? Yes. Batiste takes the cake for the best affordable dry shampoo. The Not Your Mother’s wasn’t bad, it just didn’t perform as well as the Batiste ones I have since tried.
Would I repurchase? Nah.
- Pureology Strength Cure Shampoo retailing for $28 (8.5 oz)
This shampoo is so expensive, and I feel like I didn’t get the results I wanted for the price I paid. The thing that bothered me the most about this shampoo was the lack of suds to feel like my hair was thoroughly clean. I felt like I was using more than I needed to in order to clean my hair. With that being said, this shampoo lasted me a long time (roughly 8 months) so I’d say you get your money’s worth.
Maybe the next time you’re at your salon you can ask them to use this in your hair and see what you think.
Would I repurchase? No. Recently I’ve been loving (and have since repurchased) the Paul Mitchell Forever Blonde shampoo. More affordable and smells better/I see better results.
So those are my empties! Is there anything here you agree with me about? Should I give something another try if I decided not to repurchase it? Let me know your thoughts below!
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