Empties

Pixie Glow Tonic

glow_tonic

This tonic does give my skin a glow. However, I feel like it may break my face out. I have oily skin so I use it as an astringent. The smell is awful and I discussed the toxicity of this product in my Think Dirty & Skin Care Trials post.

Repurchase? NO

Peter Thomas Roth Irish Moor Mud Cleansing Gel

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This was a huge waste of money ($38). Number one, it is pretty toxic according to the Think Dirty database. Number two, it is as thin as water and does nothing. It did not help prevent or treat breakouts. I didn’t even feel like my face was fully clean after using it.

Repurchase? NO

Almay oil-free makeup eraser sticks

almay_erasers

I have had the same pack of these eraser sticks for years. They are nice to fix my eyeliner when I draw my wings unevenly or if I go a little overboard with the “flick.”

Repurchase? YES

desert essentials Tea tree shampoo

desert_essence

This shampoo is the only one that helps with my horrible winter hair due to not only this horribly cold weather but also our gross water. I have oily hair but during the winter my scalp gets so dry. This shampoo works to balance the scalp, however it strips your hair of color and makes your hair feel dry. My husband loves it.

Repurchase? For my husband, but not for me.

Dr. bronner’s toothpaste

bronners_toothpaste

No fluoride and apparently pretty safe but my teeth just don’t feel a squeaky clean after brushing versus Crest.

Repurchase? NO

benefit Roller lash

Roller Lash

This is the only mascara that I want for my lashes ( I use Maybelline Lash Discovery for my lower lashes). I curl my lashes, apply this, allow to dry, and curl again. This mascara holds the curl and does not get clumpy. I love this stuff. However, you definelty know when it is time to throw it out. My aunt recently sent me Lancome Grandiose mascara so I will be trying it first. I am also trying IT Cosmetics Superhero mascara and I hate it as of this moment.

Repurchase? YES, eventually.

tarte cC Undereye corrector

tarte_cc_corrector

I purchased this corrector because Ulta was out of the Tarte Shape Tape and do really like it. It is very hydrating (I have very dry undereyes) and it covered well. I used it everyday but I still feel like I used it up unusually fast.

Repurchase? YES (once I used up my Benefit Erase Paste)

Elf hd LOOSE powder

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Until I finally bite the bullet and buy the Laura Mercier Loose Powder, this $6 powder will work just fine to set my undereyes and liquid highlight (Tarte Shape Tape). It is a low cost option for “baking” as well.

Repurchase? I’m already halfway through my second one.

Elf pressed translucent matifying powder

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It is okay. I have really oily skin so it did not work well as a touch up powder. Eventually it broke so I used a fluffy powder brush to apply it as a setting powder and it really did not control shine or last very long.

Repurchase? NO

IT Cosmetics CC+ Full Coverage Cream

it_cc

I love this cc cream. My mom uses it, my aunt uses it, and I use it. We all have different types of skin and it does a great job giving us medium coverage. Again, I am an oil slick and I have acne so it does not provide me with flawless shine-free skin but it is a nice option for people who hate the way foundation feels on their face and want more coverage than a traditional bb cream. I apply this with both a beauty blender and my fingers and it blends wells.

Repurchase? YES

NARS Turkish delight

nars_turkish

I have had this lip gloss for years. I probably should have just thrown it away. It is a cult favorite and works well as a “topper” over a lipstick that you want to lighten.

Repurchase? NO

 

 

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