Seeing someone’s used up products may seem a bit weird, but I think it is a great way to give a solid review on products. You used them up completely, so you have had plenty of time to determine its ups and downs, how it reacts with your skin, etcetera, opposed to just a first impression review. I find these kind of posts so helpful, so I decided why the heck not to do one myself and started hoarding my trash (lol). I have decided I will try to do a blogpost every time I finish up a dozen products (so probably every few months).
Product empties for this round include:
Batiste Dry Shampoo in ‘Blush’ – $6.99 to $9.99
Pros: Affordable, smells great without being overpowering, absorbs any excess oil, volumizing
Cons: If I’ve been relying on it a bit too much (aka when I’m sick or during finals) the build up makes my scalp really itchy.
Repurchase? Yes, this is my favourite dry shampoo that I have tried (also love the ‘Wild’ one too).
Pros: Cruelty-free, 96% organic, firming, tightens pores, alcohol-free, fades dark spots
Cons: Can’t think of anything!
Repurchase? Maybe. I really liked it, but I think I prefer MTTO Blue Green Algae Toner more.
Pros: Affordable, smells amazing, lathers extremely well, a little goes a long way, soap-free (so it doesn’t strip the skin)
Cons: Can’t think of anything!
Repurchase? Yes, however I can’t find it on their website. If this product is discontinued I will be VERY disappointed.
Avene Thermal Spring Water – $10.00 (for the 50ml)
Pros: Extremely refreshing, perks up skin, water stays cold in the can
Repurchase? Yes, when on sale. I thought it was a gimmicky product at first, but it is actually awesome.
Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream – $37.50
Pros: Brightening, non-irritating, absorbs well, lasted me almost a year, does not contain parabens, sulfates or phthalates
Cons: Does not depuff, expensive, in a tub (contaminating)
Repurchase? No, I liked it, but it didn’t ‘wow’ me enough to justify the price of it.
Pros: Smells good (like a spa), mattifies the skin, absorbs excess oil, makes my skin feel super soft, feels refreshing on skin
Cons: In a jar (contaminating)
Repurchase? Yes, come summer (need something more moisturizing during the winter).
Pros: Cruelty-free, 97% natural, each wipe is super moist (I hate that word), gentle, reduces redness
Cons: Did not seem to clear up existing acne nor prevent it for me
Repurchase? No. Much prefer the Yes to Cucumber wipes.
Pros: Affordable, fragrance-free, removes makeup, doesn’t contain any animal extracts, parabens or petrochemicals
Cons: Seal got unstuck, wipes were not that moist (which could of been from the seal unsticking)
Repurchase? Probably not. I liked them, but I still prefer the Yes to Cucumbers and Burt’s Bees wipes. Regardless, I will definitely be trying more from this brand.
Pros: Cruelty-free, affordable, sets makeup really well, controls oil
Cons: Contains parabens and talc, can only get it at Target
Repurchase? Yes, this is my go-to translucent pressed powder!
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder – $6.99
Pros: Affordable, good coverage, keeps shiny skin at bay, minimized appearance of pores, doesn’t come with any dinky brush that no one ever uses
Cons: Worst packaging ever for taking on the go, no mirror, contains talc, parabens and paraffins
Repurchase? No, prefer Sonia Kashuk.
e.l.f HD Lifting Concealer – $4.00
Pros: Affordable, cruelty-free, good coverage
Cons: Only comes in 3 shades, lightest shade is too dark for me sans a tan, contains paraffins
Repurchase? Yes, come summer.
The Body Shop Indian Night Jasmine – $6.00 (for the travel size)
Pros: Size is perfect for your handbag, affordable, decent staying power, smells nice
Cons: Does not smell as good as Neroli Jasmine which they discontinued!
Repurchase? Who knows. I’m still bitter towards Neroli Jasmine being discontinued…
What products have you used up recently that you loved/disliked?