22 Feb 2015

How much makeup can a woman use up in half a year? Makeup Empties

I know, it's gross to collect empties for half a year. Curiosity and laziness brought me so far that I have a good excuse for thrilling little experiment. Let me also note that this is my last makeup empties post due to my hatred of collecting extra dust. How much can a girl use up in half a year? This quantity might not be the most trust worthy number since most products were in my collection for some time. That means. that they were fairly/half used before I even started counting the days. Interested to see what's on my empty plate? Look no further and enjoy in the most thrilling empties post ever.

Let us start with cream shadows, blushes, concealers and pencils. I've used up 3 cream blushes: NYX Boho Chic, Max Factor Cream Blush and Essence LE Happy Holiday Stick. Essence Stay All day Cream shadow was used to the last point when it dried out. Duo Lash Adhesive was well loved but started to change texture and scent after 2 years. Urban Decay eyepencil in Whiskey and Catrice Eye Brow were a treat to entirely use up. Essence LE glitter eyeliner was also a lovely addition to my eye looks. Catrice Made to Stay eye pencil was dry since the day I bought and fell apart after second use. For concealers I used up 4 concealers in total: Collection Lasting Perfection, Catrice Light Reflection, Artdeco Perfect Teint and Essence Stay all day (in my Finish X by X-Mas), all as under eye concealers.
Repurchases: Duo Lash Adhesive, Max Factor Cream Blush, Catrice Eye Brow in Date with Ash-ton, Collection Lasting Perfection

I had major troubles using up nail polishes. Quite frankly, it's absurd to have a extensive nail stash but I rarely even wear nail polish. Essie Nude Beach and old Essence nail polish were the only victims in this section. L'Occitane Shea Butter and mini Rose hand cream along with L'Occitane Shea Butter hand cream are the only nail care items I've used up in half a year.
Repurchases: None, only L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream

I'm pretty suspicious about my amount of mascaras. I really need to calm down with layering or I had some beforehand dried mascaras in my stash. However, Essence mascaras usually dry up in 2 months but considering their price and quality, it's totally worth of repurchasing every month. I've used up 3 I love extreme, 1 Get Big Lashes Volume Curl, 1 Get Big Lashes Triple Black, 1 Get Big Lashes Volume Boost Waterproof and Catrice Glamour Doll. I think you can already guess my absolute favourite, others were fairly okay.
Repurchases: Essence I Love Extreme Crazy Volume

Lipsticks, my guilty pleasure. I've used up in total 7 lipsticks, one of them being a mini size. Revlon Lip Butter in Creme Brulee & Cupcake were both really unflattering but easy to use up. 17 Mirror Shine in Beehive is my second tube that I used up and I still crave a fresh new repeat. Clinique Chubby Stick was a mini freebie that didn't convince me with it's sheer texture. Lioele L'cret Lip Miracle was for the longest time my favourite pink lipstick with a long lasting stain. Revlon Matte lipstick in Pink Pout was also one of my favourites, along with gorgeous Barry M Mulberry. They were both exquisite but pretty old.
Repurchases: 17 Mirror Shine, Lioele L'cret Lip Miracle

Purge was also made in lipgloss and lipbalm department. I have 3 lipgloss empties, which are Catrice LE Bohemia, Essence Go Snow and Urban Decay Lip Junkie. For the lip balms, there are 8 empties ranging from Babylips, Lipsmacker to Sugar, Yves Rocher The Body Shop and Burt's Bees.
Repurchases: Sugar Fresh lipbalm, Lipsmacker

I've used up 4 foundations, 1 cushion foundation, 1 Bourjois Flower Perfection primer and 1 white foundation for mixing. Revlon Colorstay is my favourite full cover foundation, while Bourjois wins in medium coverage category. Stargazer foundation in White was a lovely mixing foundation with semi-thick texture. Etude House Precious Mineral Any Cushion is my go to when I'm in a hurry. Refills are easily bought on any Korean store or Ebay.
Repurchases: Bourjois Healthy Mix, Stargazer White foundation, Revlon Colorstay, Etude House Precious Mineral Any Cushion

I've also kept skincare bits that left a really positive impression. Bubchen Shampoo & Shower with Honey scent was a pleasant honey scented shower gel. I fairly enjoyed the scent and mild ingredients. Aussie Miracle Moist is a favourite because of bubblegum scent and nourished hair, L'Occitane Bonne Mere is an all rounder with honey scent, suitable even for babies. I particularly used it as a day moisturiser. Yves Rocher  Vanilla Shower Gel had a rich, warming vanilla scent. Clarins Gentle Eye makeup Remover was a pleasant surprise at how gentle yet effective it is. Steamcream is a must have all rounder - natural and nourishing for sensitive skin. REN Clay Cleanser and Clarifying Toning Lotion are staples in cleansing routine. A special treat for the skin once in a while. La Roche Posay Hydraphas Intense Eye treatment and Effaclar Duo left me doubtful. Both were mediocre.
Repurchases: Bubchen Shampoo&Shower, Aussie Miracle Moist, Steamcream, REN, Yves Rocher