EMPTIES (drugstore + high end)

WASSUP. I usually do my empties posts in video form nowadays, but my channel is turning into an empties post every other video lmao – I’m not having any of that. I want variety over there, so I’m bringing the empties post HERE. Why? Because I know we all love a good empties review blog post.

Below you’ll find TEN products I have completely emptied and are going into the trash as we speak. That means I’ve tried the entire packaging. I have full reviews, some of which I’ll rave about… others, meh. Let’s dive in.

Let’s start with mascaras, because I have a fuck ton of ’em.

  • Essence Volume Stylist 18 hr Lash Extension
    Of the two drugstore mascaras, this one is going to be my favorite. I’d highly recommend this over the lash princess (see below), as you can achieve feathery spread lashes that will last throughout the day.
    The best part? It costs $4.99
  • Essence Lash Princess Volume
    This mascara I could pass on. I likely won’t repurchase. It was very liquid-y, which more often than not led to goopy, chunky lashes that didn’t spread nicely. If you’re looking for thicker lashes, you might like this. I prefer mine spread evenly and full of volume.
  • Lancome Monsieur Big
    YOOOOOOOOOOOO this mascara is FIRE. I love it so much. Like, false lashes worthy. Use a lash curler before going in with this mascara and you will boost your look x 100 – I swear.
    Better yet, the travel size is $12.00 and it’ll last you awhile. Run!
  • Clinique High Impact
    I wasn’t a fan of this. Just didn’t impress me. The formula is very lightweight; if you’re into super natural (barely there) mascara, you may like this! For me, it wasn’t enough volume.

Moving on, shall we? Next up, powders…

  • Coty Airspun loose setting powder
    THE GOAT. My favorite. Hands down. The best powder to *blot* the earth. Lol. ALSO – it’s $5.97 on Amazon. SO like, hello. It sets makeup incredibly, does not move foundation underneath. Keeps me matte throughout the day. HIDES my pores entirely. Banging product.
    The only con: you’ll smell like your grandma’s perfume from 1954.
  • IT Cosmetics bye bye pores pressed powder
    This was not a favorite for me. I’d say hard pass on this one. There was nothing special about it and I don’t feel a need to spend $29.00 on a powder that didn’t “wow” me. If anything, the Coty airspun blurs my pores + stays matte WAY more efficiently.

Two more makeup-related products.

  • Tonya Crooks TheBrowGal instatint brow gel
    I actually really loved this product. It made it SO easy to define my brows. Quick swipe swipe, and you had some pigment (for a badass brow), plus it was easy and not messy! I’m not good with pencils or pomades so this is a bomb product for me. I’d use it daily. I also don’t think $22 is unreasonable for this product. 10/10 recommend!
  • Soho buffing powder brush
    This is my ALL TIME favorite bronzer brush. I picked it up on a whim at Marshall’s or TJ Maxx years ago. It was time to retire it. Lol. It’s a solid brush, but it’ll definitely shed as you wash. Doesn’t phase me as it’s the PERFECT bronzing brush lmao. I’ll keep an eye in the future at TJ Maxx’s bc I’d love to snag it again. Otherwise, it’s available on Amazon. Distributes products well and made it look like I was a bronzing PROFESSIONAL. Super easy to use.

Lastly, skincare!

  • Origins energy boosting gel moisturizer
    This was a SUPER fresh and hydrating moisturizer. I am a big fan. I’d consider buying this (if I want to spend a little extra ca$h money) because I do find the quality is THERE with this product. Origins does skincare right and ever since my friend got me started on them, I’m hooked.
  • Alba Botanica hawaiian oil-free moisturizer
    I am a MEGA fan of this moisturizer. If you are ballin’ on a budget and want a super rich and lush moisturizer (daytime or nighttime), this is your option. My esthetician recommended this to me when my skin was going through it, and I’ve never looked back since. It’s an affordable option with skin benefits and hydration that sinks into your skin. I’ve purchased around 5 of these at this point. When I run out… I notice a difference in my skin! It’s parched without it. Big fan.

So those are all of my recent empties – I live for a good empties post! I hope you enjoyed and found a review of something you were interested in. Let me know your thoughts. Have you tried any of the above? I’m v curious to hear from you.

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AFFORDABLE MAKEUP | JOAH Truly Yours Foundation + Concealer

Who in their right mind wouldn’t be obsessed with a bomb ass drugstore makeup brand with products under $10??? There was a major hit and a major miss in this video – watch and find out 🙂

Thank you, as always, for spending some of your time with me XOXO

PRODUCTS:
Soap & Glory one heck of a blot primer
JOAH Truly Yours foundation in natural ivory
JOAH Truly Yours full coverage concealer in porcelain
IT Cosmetics bye bye pores pressed powder in translucent
Benefit hoola bronzer
Anastasia Beverly Hills blush trio in pool party
BH Cosmetics x Carli Bybel eyeshadow palette
Trestique eyebrow pencil in espresso
Pretty Vulgar ink blacklist gel eyeliner
Essence lash princess mascara
Ofra long lasting liquid lip in verona

MAKEUP TOOLS:
Sonia Kashuk blending sponge
Elf total face brush
Soho buffing brush (powder brush?) super hard to find on the internet
Luxie 504
Elf small tapered brush
Real Techniques expert concealer
Beau Gâchis tapered blending
Tweezerman lash curler
small Elf pencil brush
small Aesthetica eyeliner brush

MY RECENT CONTENT:
EMPTIES https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlTlAjS9b5k&t=32s
FAB FIT FUN – SPRING 2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cXgJ…
DRIVE W/ ME https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqcPo…

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EVERYDAY WORK MAKEUP | My go-to products for oily skin + makeup routine

This is a good one. Go-to products for everyday work makeup! I show you how I usually go to work, but also how I “doll myself up” on an important day of work (lol). ALSO – some of these products/tips are great for oily skin.

Thanks for spending some of your day with me.

PRODUCTS MENTIONED:
Neutrogena Hydroboost water gel
Dr. Brandt pores no more primer
Colourpop no filter foundation in light 60
CYO Longlasting lifeproof foundation in 101
Colourpop no filter concealer in fair 06
Coty airspun loose setting powder
Benefit hoola bronzer
Essence satin touch blush in ‘satin love’
Mario Badescu rosewater spray
Smashbox x Casey Holmes spotlight palette in ‘pearl’
Pur cosmetics sculptor highlight & contour palette
Morphe brow pencil
Dream St. Colourpop palette
Wander Beauty unlashed mascara
Clinique hi-definition mascara
Elf lip oil in ‘nude kiss’

BRUSHES (in order):
Sonia Kashuk makeup blender sponge
Elf total face brush
Soho buffing brush (powder brush?) super hard to find on the internet
Luxie 504
Elf small tapered brush
Real Techniques expert concealer
Beau Gâchis tapered blending

MY MOST RECENT CONTENT:
CLEAN WITH ME https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KsqMHdkx4k
EMPTIES #2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sP19h…
GRAB A COFFEE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXnXm…

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EMPTIES #2 | Products I’ve use up & would I repurchase? | Katrina S

HEYOOOOO – more empties! a little skincare, makeup, and lifestyle! hope you enjoy and lmk if you’ve tried any of these // have other recommendations! 🙂 happy Sunday and chat soon

thank you, as always, for spending some time with me

PRODUCTS MENTIONED:
Alba Botanica Hawaiian oil-free moisturizer
Clinique take the day off cleansing balm
Batiste dry shampoo
Vitafusion women’s multivitamin
Kirkland brand makeup remover wipes (from Costco)
Beauty 360 calming daily moisturizer
Butter London double decker mascara
The Body Shop seaweed oil balancing clay mask
Real Techniques miracle complexion sponge
L’oreal blend artist foundation blender
L’occitane almond shower oil

MY MOST RECENT CONTENT:
GRAB A COFFEE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXnXmWvfYR8&t=16s
*MOSTLY* COLOURPOP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n76Qn1gcM8Q&t=25s
KOREAN SKINCARE | DEWYCEL https://youtu.be/kWcOEUQetTQ

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GRAB A COFFEE | I won FREE coffee, Goodreads, New Years resolutions | Katrina S

HI HONEYS!!! I am back to put on some makeup with a CHATTY ‘get ready with me’ – and boy am I chatty … + a bit hyper. but whatevs, that’s my norm! take it or leave it.

but please take it. thanks for stopping by and spending time – as always

PRODUCTS MENTIONED:
Neutrogena hydroboost water gel
Smashbox pore minimizing primer
NARS natural radiant foundation
Urban Decay naked skin concealer
Colourpop no filter concealer
Coty airspun loose setting powder
Benefit hoola bronzer
Mario Badescu rosewater spray
Pretty Vulgar Cosmetics ‘hush blush’
Casey Holmes x Smashbox highlighter palette in ‘pearl’
Covergirl Matte pressed powder
Soph x Revolution eyeshadow palette
Lancome Monsieur Big mascara – top lashes
Tarte tarteist lash paint mascara – lower lashes
The Brow Gal Instatint in ’03’

BRUSHES (in order used):
Sonia Kashuk makeup blender sponge
Elf total face brush
Soho buffing brush (powder brush?) super hard to find on the internet
Luxie 504
Elf small tapered brush
Real Techniques expert concealer
Beau Gâchis tapered blending
SL Miss Glam L34
Luxie 207

MY MOST RECENT CONTENT:
*MOSTLY* COLOURPOP MAKEUP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n76Qn1gcM8Q&t=11s
KOREAN SKINCARE | DEWYCEL https://youtu.be/kWcOEUQetTQ
MILK MAKEUP SUNSHINE SKIN TINT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9wcEndSumQ&t=220s

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*MOSTLY* COLOURPOP MAKEUP | Disney collection, No filter foundation & concealer, & MORE | Katrina S

HEYYYYYY – this is a highly anticipated video (mostly from me lol) as I am a huge Colourpop super fan – no surprise there. I test out some face products, Disney collection, and a couple other randoms in this.

ENJOY – and thank you for spending some time with me today xo

PRODUCTS MENTIONED:
Neutrogena Hydroboost water gel
Benefit POREfessional primer
Colourpop no filter foundation
Colourpop no filter concealer
Covergirl clean matte pressed powder
Physician’s Formula butter bronzer
RealHer be fearless, be limitless blush kit
Colourpop Disney ‘It’s a Princess Thing’ eyeshadow
Colourpop lux lipstick in ‘Ariel’

BRUSHES (in order mentioned):
Sonia Kashuk blending sponge
Elf total face brush
Soho buffing brush (powder brush?) super hard to find on the internet
Luxie 504
Elf small tapered brush
Real Techniques expert concealer
Beau Gâchis tapered blending
Vintage Cosmetics company – step 2 for the shadow
Luxie 207T
small Elf brush for inner corner highlight

MY MOST RECENT CONTENT:
KOREAN SKINCARE | DEWYCEL https://youtu.be/kWcOEUQetTQ
MILK MAKEUP SUNSHINE SKIN TINT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9wcEndSumQ&t=220s
FAB FIT FUN WINTER BOX https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzZpO1AUwlU

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EMPTIES | Products I’ve used up & would I repurchase? | Katrina S

THIS WEEK we are comin’ in hot with an empties segment featuring drugstore and high end beauty products (but mainly drugstore). I think it speaks volumes to a product review when you use an entire tube of it. What are your thoughts on the aforementioned? Agreed? Disagreed? LMK below!

PRODUCTS MENTIONED:
Smashbox Be Legendary lipstick in ‘made it’
Nature Love Aromatherapy body wash – https://www.amazon.com/Nature-Love-Mo…
Ren Pure Coconut Argan dry shampoo
Batiste dry shampoo
Olive Oil hair conditioner – https://www.amazon.com/Olive-Oil-Cond…
Kirkland brand makeup remover wipes
Maybelline Fit Me loose setting powder in ‘fair/light’
Herbal Essences bio-renew dry shampoo in ‘revitalize’
Maybelline Fit Me matte and poreless foundation in 110 and 115
Wet n Wild Photofocus foundation in ‘nude ivory’
Urban Decay Naked Skin concealer in light neutral
Maybelline Fit Me concealer in the shade 15
Maybelline Superstay Better Skin concealer in ‘ivory 10’

MY MOST RECENT CONTENT:
Honeymoon / Jamaica VLOG – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9keV0…
Easy Fall Makeup – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jca1…
Beauty Haul Update – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5KBw…

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EASY FALL MAKEUP | Jaclyn Hill x Morphe eyeshadow palette | Katrina S

HAPPY FALL Y’ALL!

Who doesn’t love an easy, step-by-step eyeshadow tutorial? You’ve come to the right place. This palette has all the color payoff and variety that you need to create an entire look (or 5!) and I’m here to show you a smokey bronze fall eye look.

As always, thank you for being here and watching. I realize you take time from your day to spend with me and I am greatly appreciative.

PRODUCTS:
Jaclyn Hill x Morphe eyeshadow palette
Clinique high impact mascara
Tarte tarteist lash paint
Palladio matte lipstick in Refined Chianti

BRUSHES (in order mentioned):
Crown brush
Beau Gâchis tapered blending
SL Miss Glam L34
Vintage Cosmetic Company Step 1: for the money brush on lower lash line
Small e.l.f brush for inner corner highlight

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WEAR TEST | CYO Long Lasting Lifeproof Foundation + foundation routine | Katrina S

HEY THERE – welcome back. This is my very first foundation routine and wear test video – lmk what y’all think! I loved filming it and I think it’ll help out some oily skin gals looking for a few affordable options 😉

WHO LOVES DRUGSTORE MAKEUP?!

FACE: CYO Long Lasting Lifeproof Foundation in 101 – $7.00 found at Walgreen’s
Makeup Revolution Full Coverage Concealer in C1- $7.00 found at Ulta
Coty Airspun Loose Setting Powder
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
Essence Cosmetics Satin Blush in Satin Love

BRUSHES (in order mentioned):
Sonia Kashuk makeup blender sponge for foundation/concealer
Aesthetica P12 for loose setting powder
*bronzer brush I found randomly at TJ Maxx – sorry I wish I knew*
Luxie tapered highlighter brush for blush

LET’S CHAT
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Morphe 25B Palette – what’s good?

“You can create several looks using this palette
without reaching for another.”

The 25B Bronzed Mocha eyeshadow palette from Morphe will cost you $18.00 and that means each shade is less than $1/each (there are 25 shades). The value is phenomenal for what Morphe charges and I think it’s fair to say this is worth Image result for clap emoji your Image result for clap emoji money Image result for clap emoji honey.

We’ve got lid shades, transition colors, six shimmer shades, and a handful of deeper browns/purples to create that smokey look for a night out.

With so many colors in the “neutral” range, I will admit they could’ve dropped five shades that look pretty similar to each other. I think it’s slightly pointless to include a double of any eyeshadow color in the same palette – but hey, maybe someone somewhere is using those two shades separately and then what do I know, right?

Back to this palette having enough shades for an entire look – it’s really a one-stop-shop! And for that, I love it. Imagine going away for a weekend and wanting to take just one palette – the Morphe 25B is your guy. You can get several looks ranging from light and fresh to dark and smokey. Their shimmer shades are gorgeous and provide a stunning “pop of shimmer” to the eyelid.

I am thoroughly impressed with this palette and I must admit, it does kind of tempt me to purchase their other palette of this size: the 25A Copper Spice palette. For less than $20 you just cannot beat it and the quality is there! I love Morphe’s eyeshadow palettes and I’ll happily continue to purchase.

Xoxo,
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