Empties: What do beauty bloggers actually finish up?
Bloggers are #blessed because there's a lot of swag that comes along their way. It's part of the job. It's so fun to keep on trying new things, but it means that they have difficulty finishing up products! That's why "empties" posts are so popular in the blogging world.These posts are a good indicator as to what items are great enough to savor to the last drop, and worth repurchasing again and again.
Since we've been curious about what beauty bloggers what bloggers have currently loved to death, we decided to ask a few of them what they've managed to use up and if they plan on repurchasing!
Donnarence of My Lucid Intervals
L’Oreal Mat Magique BB Veil - This powder has been my holy grail since late last year. This has been my nth compact, and I have two back-ups ready in my makeup drawer. I usually take advantage of sales, so I made sure to nab six compacts for just P125 each last time. I should have gotten 10! Haha. This powder is lightweight, matches my skin tone perfectly, and is not flat matte. This has a silky finish: perfect for my dry troubled skin
Moroccan Argan Oil by Mondes - When I had my haircut a few weeks back, I decided to buy this product to give my tresses some lovin’! This smells so good, and it made my hair soft and bouncy.
Tony Moly Pure Eco Snail - If you hate heavy creams or lotions, this one is a very nice alternative. This feels light and refreshing.
Jason Tea Tree Shampoo - I have scalp psoriasis, and being pregnant made my situation worsen. My psoriasis flare up is worse than ever, and steroids are definitely a no-no for this future momma! I decided to switch to organic shampoo to treat my scalp psoriasis. So far, this helps in alleviating itchiness and has somehow lessened the scales. The downside for this shampoo is that its smell reminds me of insecticide, and it is not a moisturizing formula.
Cream Silk Leave-on - This is a wonder product! This is already my second bottle, and I love how it can instantly soften my dry hair without making it greasy or oily.
Bio Oil - This works well in lightening mosquito bite marks and scars.
Kose Softymo Cleansing Oil - I bought this from Japan because it was very affordable. Sadly, this is not as great as the Shiseido Perfect Watery Oil or the Biore Cleansing Oil. This also does not have a great scent, but I just needed to finish it off para naman sulit. This works well in removing base makeup, but I need to exert a little bit more effort in removing mascara or gel liners.
Nikki of AskMeWhats
Bioderma Sensibio Dermatological Water - It works so well for my sensitive skin! Whenever I get rashes and itchiness from certain allergic reactions, this helps soothe my skin almost immediately.
Benefit That Gal Primer - This is my favorite day-to-day primer because it gives my skin an instant glow-from-within. I can just set this with powder foundation and get compliments on how good my skin looks.
Burt's Bees Nourishing Lip Balm - This is my favorite balm for daily use, because aside from the fact that it's made with natural ingredients (safe for moms with toddlers who love to kiss!), it helps soothe dry and chapped lips.
Ari of Ari’s in Wonderland
Divinia Ultra Light Tinted UV Base - I’m the kind of girl who likes a decent amount of coverage on my skin before heading out. However, thanks to the relentless heat these days, multiple layers of makeup aren’t as easy to pull off and are most likely end up melting away. That’s why I really like the Divinia Ultra Light Tinted UV Base and used it throughout summer. Not only does it have a good level of sun protection with its SPF 30 PA++, it has just enough coverage to even out my skin tone and minimize or cover up any minor blemishes and pores. Plus, it doesn’t promote shine or dry out my skin, making it great for almost all skin types.
Bare Minerals Pure Brightening Serum Foundation - As someone with fair complexion but also a heavy, yellow undertone, finding foundations that are a good match for my skin are next to impossible. Everything is either too light, too dark, or has the completely wrong undertone. The Pure Brightening Serum Foundation from Bare Minerals in the shade “Bare Ivory” is one of the very rare foundations that fit me to a T! It works well with my NC25 skin tone, is quite moisturizing on my dry skin, and has the heaviest yellow undertone on a foundation that I’ve ever tried – which I love, of course! I bought this in Tokyo, since there’s currently no Bare Minerals in the Philippines, and am already longing for another bottle or (two)!
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara - So many mascaras claim to do the same thing, yet very few actually live up to their promise. One of these exceptions is the Great Lash mascara from Maybelline, and I’ve gone through two tubes of it already! It gives me flirty, fuller-looking lashes with just one coat, lasts virtually all day, and is seriously waterproof. I’ve even showered with this mascara on and it held up remarkably well. I guess when it comes to this product, ‘great’ is actually an understatement here.
Gen-zel of Gen-zel.com
Maybelline Makeup Remover - The Maybelline two-phase one is my fave because it doesn’t sting the eyes and only costs P199. I have 5 bottles as backup!
Nivea Extra Whitening Lotion - It’s great, though I still need to put on sunblock separately.
Mari of Doll Up Mari
Maybelline White Superfresh Powder - This is my go-to everyday powder. It stays put even when I sweat, which is why it's always a favorite.
Mentholatum Lip Ice Sheer Color Shimmer Lip Moisturizer - This has been my ultimate lip balm for the past few months. It doesn't go on too thickly, which is why it's super comfortable. It also gives me perfect pink lips every time so I'm frequently asked what lippie I'm wearing.
CanMake Shading Powder - This is the first legit contour powder I've used, and it seems like ther perfect match for Asian skin tones because it's not too red nor too ashy. It stays put relatively well and is easy to blend. This has been something I can't live without for at least two years already!
Did you spot any of your favorites? What products have you used up this month? Share your thoughts below!
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