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Product empties are some of my favorite posts to read because unlike first impressions and even beauty round-ups these products have been completely used up, so you're able to get a clearer sense of whether you'll be repurchasing the item again and if it truly lived up to the hype. These posts take a long time to get together because you have to make your way through the product, remember to save the empty product and then you have to wait until you have enough to make it a lengthy post! So here are some of my recently beauty product empties! 

Batiste Dry Shampoo for Dark Hair 

I can't even tell you the last time I used up a full size dry shampoo, probably because it's never happened - until I started using Batiste! I don't know what took me so long to jump on this bandwagon, but I'm hooked! I do have a couple other dry shampoo's that I need to work my way through before I buy another one, but for a drug store buy this is fantastic! The smell is not over powering and it doesn't leave us girls with darker hair with a white residue. It's easily worked into the scalp / hair and doesn't leave my hair feeling heavy or greasy. This is a definitely repurchase for me! 

Vichy Night Cream

I scraped every last ounce of this night cream out! I used it every night until it was gone and saw a slight difference in my skin tone being a bit more rejuvenated and rested. I like that it's paraben free and formulated for sensitive skin. The brand itself is French and with all the stipulations that the European Union puts on testing, I know that I'm not putting harmful chemicals on my skin. While it's a pricier moisturizer, I have seen it sold at CVS, so you could always test it out when you have some extra bucks from previous purchases! 

Maybelline Master Prime 

I find myself always going back to the master prime primer by Maybelline. You can see there are two in my picture and that's because it's easy to use, easy on the wallet and I like the way my makeup looks when I use this primer. If you're on the hunt for a drug store primer, I think this is one of the better ones. I think this a good one to get started with as well if you haven't really used primers before, but I are looking for something that will help your makeup stay on better as the weather warms up! 

Touch in Sol Primer 

Staying on the topic of primers, I really liked using Touch In Sol primer. It's a non-greasy primer that goes on smoothly and helps fill in pores so that makeup can actually glide on. You get an airbrushed makeup look and it keeps your skin from getting oily - especially important as the weather starts to heat up. Between the few face masks I've tried that a friend brought back from a recent trip and this primer, I feel like the Korean Makeup Market is going to become even bigger here in America. Sephora has an entire section dedicated to it in our city! What I like most about this primer is that you get the higher end feel of a primer without the price tag! 

MAC Lipstick "Snob"

 
It's extremely hard for me to go through an entire lipstick because of the sheer amount of lipsticks I have on hand at all times! I'm constantly changing up which ones I'm using, often applying two or three different colors to create a unique color. One color that I always use on it's own is "Snob" by MAC! It's my go to pink lipstick. While it's has a matte finish, you do get a nice shine on the lips from it! It's the color I get asked about most in photos & one that I always keep restocked! 

La Roche Posay concealer 

I was actually sent these two concealers to try and absolutely loved them. It's really hard for me to find a concealer that is light enough not to feel cakey, but strong enough to combat under eye circles - this does both! It has a brush applicator that you twist from the bottom to get the desired amount of product. I used both the yellow beige and light beige colors and both worked well. This was my first time using anything by the La Roche brand, but what I really liked is that the products are developed in partnership with dermatologists, so they are avoiding harsh chemicals and promoting skin care above anything else. Price wise, it's right on par with other high end brands like NARS and Urban Decay concealers. 

Voluminous Lash Paradise

 
A lot of beauty bloggers have compared this mascara to Too Faced's Better Than Sex & I'd have to agree! For a fraction of the price you get a similar hour glass wand and volumizing mascara, even the packaging is very similar. I tend to find that "wetter" mascaras dry up a bit faster than other's but using it every day, you'll be done before it has a chance to dry out. I'm pretty agnostic when it comes to mascara's but if I find a great drug store one, then I'll be repurchasing! 

Tried & True Favorites 


I won't go into too much detail over the next few products because I've already shared my love for them endless times! I touched on them in this post most recently! I should buy the IT Cosmetics CC cream in bulk at this point because I'm always using it and same goes for these eye liners - they are truly the best drug store find!  

I have a serious problem with Shadow Sticks in that I can't stop using them! Pink Sparkle & Golden Pink by Bobbi Brown have been used up and I'm on my second stick of Belle-Elle from NARS, the creamiest texture! 

Now that I can finally throw these products away, I'm ready to start saving the newer products that I'm using up! Have you used any of these products before? Any recent product empties you've been loving?

43 comments

  1. That shade of MAC...be still my heart! That is so cool, they make a dry shampoo formulated for dark hair. Such a good brand.

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  2. It is so hard for me to go through lipstick for some reason too! I have so many and wear them at least multiple times a week. I really like that snob color, looks like I'll have to add another to the collection lol. Really interested in trying the La Roche Posay concealer now too.

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

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  3. I am always looking for good concealers. I will definitely have to give the La Roche Posay a try.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  4. Definitely need to check some of these out! I love all the affordable options especially the primer. That lipstick is such a pretty and flattering color!

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  5. That concealer seems right up my alley! Love reading about other people’s beauty products!

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  6. I did not like the Bobby Brown eye shadow stick but I might have to give it another try since it's a fav. I prefer the Clinique chubby and thought the BB creased bad. Love that Maybelline primer! I also was not a fan of the IT CC but I know I'm in the minority there. Such a pretty lipstick shade, love when you wear it!!

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  7. Loving the shade of that lippie, and I have yet to completely use up a dry shampoo either. Maybe it's because I still haven't tried Batiste! <3
    Green Fashionista

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  8. The IT Cosmetics CC Cream just can't be beat in my opinion! It's SO gorgeous and I don't know if I'll ever use another foundation/cc cream. I also LOVE the Bobbi Brown shadow sticks. I keep meaning to by more colors! LOVE this post!

    Rosy Outlook

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  9. I love the IT Cosmetics CC Cream, the Touch in Sol primer, and the mascara! I need to try that lip color, too!

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  10. That concealer sounds so nice! And I love shadow sticks - Marc Jacobs has some that I've had my eye on... ;)

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  11. Snob is such a pretty pink! I'm really trying to get better about wearing lip color so it's the perfect excuse to pick up some new lip products! You're really swaying me to try that mascara too!

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  12. love that dry shampoo. i got the tropical scent (which i can use bc my hair is a little lighter) and it's so great. and great price. the mascara dupe is def going on my list - need to try that!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  13. Officially getting Batiste the next time I'm at the store. I also want to try the mascara, I've tried other Loreal mascaras I liked, this one sounds great!

    Brooke
    Pumps and Push-Ups

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  14. I'm like a nerd with a notepad with these posts! I LOVE hearing about new products. I'm definitely going to check out that primer (the touch in sol one) and that lipstick is the perfect pink!

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  15. I'll have to try that dry shampoo! Although I LOVE showering and washing my hair so unlikely that I ever really would NEED it. XOXO, R

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  16. Hands down my favorite drugstore mascara! I always make sure to have a backup on hand!

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  17. I just recently discovered Vichy products! I got a free sample and now I want to try everything! It feels so nice on your face!! I'm going to check out this night cream!

    Melanie| Toots + Dill Blog

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  18. I am obsessed with the BB shadow sticks, I am almost out of my Sand Dune color I have been wearing a lot lately. Of those two primers, which is your favorite? I am going to have to check out that night cream, not too bad of a price for the ingredients.

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  19. I love a good empties round up! You fully got me addicted to those eye sticks, they're the best!

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  20. I also love the Batiste dry shampoo--I just haven't tried out the one for dark hair! I need to get on that!

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  21. I swear by Batiste and the Maybelline Master Prime Blur and Smooth!

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  22. I guess I need to try that Batiste dry shampoo. I've tried two other kinds and it makes my hair feel awful. Lots of people love the Batiste!

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  23. I still need that primer, No Pore. I have been meaning to get it and never do. I love Batiste dry shampoo. I use it after the gym when I go back to work and it is amazing.

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  24. I just got a little tester of that dry shampoo and I'm so excited to try!

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  25. Batiste is so great for the price! I love my klorane, but that is a close second. Smells so good! I need to check out the dupe mascara for sure!

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  26. That MAC lipstick is so pretty! I always buy way too many lipsticks and then never really get around to wearing a ton of them because it so much fun to change up shades. I think that speaks to how much you must really love the shade if you used it all!

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  27. Big fan of Batiste! SO GOOD!

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  28. I love Batiste too and it's my go-to drugstore brand, but I just recently started using the Drybar Detox one and it's amazing!!

    xo, Kristina

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  29. I always get so many shopping ideas from these posts! I’m all about La Roche Posay products - that concealer sounds so nice.

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  30. I only recently tried IT Cosmetics -- I got the illuminating under eye concealer and, OMG, game changer. I'll have to try some of these other products you recommend!

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  31. I swear by Baptise Dry Shampoos too. I've tried so many dry shampoos but Batiste really does the job for my hair. I love the color of that MAC lipstick and see why you've used it a million times. I've been stuck on NYX lip colors but have a few MAC lipsticks which I feel start to smell weird if you don't use them often enough. Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

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  32. All of these products sound really good. The snob lipstick is such a pretty color, and that dry shampoo works wonders. I really like that dry shampoo brand.
    http://sugarcoatedbears.blogspot.com/

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  33. I love the BB shadow sticks- they are so easy! And Batiste is such a solid dry shampoo find! One of my faves!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  34. I absolutely LOVE the IT CC cream - its amazing! I just started using it over the past few weeks and it's definitely a product I'll continue to buy. I bought my first can of Batiste Dry Shampoo yesterday - almost got the dark haired one but loved the smell of the tropical coconut. I'll have to try that one next!!

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  35. I need a new primer for the summer so I will have to check that one out! Sierra Beautifully Candid

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  36. Which primer would you say you liked better? I am on the hunt for one!

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  37. I love La Roche Posay! I worked as a writer for a skincare and beauty company out of college, and I got to try their concealer, and I've been hooked since! Glad to see other people love it, too!

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  38. How did I not that they made a dry shampoo for brown hair and I love their dry shampoo. See, you do learn something new everyday!!

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  39. I like that dry shampoo too! I need to try the mascara. That is a favorite brand of mine.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  40. That pink shade of MAC is so pretty!!! And I definitely want to try the dry shampoo for dark hair!

    Krisztina | http://www.krisztinaclifton.com/2018/05/kcl-friday-finds_18.html#more

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  41. Thanks for the reviews. The shade of that MAC lipstick is so pretty, I need to get it :)

    http://www.memoriesofthepacific.com

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  42. Batiste is my fave!! Such a good, affordable product! I also love several things by It Cosmetics!

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