We’re back with our first Empties-post of the year!
As always when we do these Empties posts we each bring a bunch of empty products and shortly review them in no particular order. We just want to clear out that we are two persons with different skintypes. (J has combination/oily skin and E has super oily skin).
We try to be as clear as possible, but especially in these kinds of posts there can be some confusion since we don’t use the exactly same products and not always have the same opinions about certain products.
H&M Hi-Definition Invisible Powder 2/5
This powder was more of a bust but I kept using it since I did not have any other loose powders at the time. It was super finely milled and flew around everywere, and had a strong scent to it. It lasted a few hours on me and it was a good colour, not like a white cast or anything that can sometimes be with these loose powders. Have not done any flash test though. The price is good and the packaging is clean and simple which in my opinion is nice.
Avon Care Argan Oil Handcream 2/5
I didn’t like this hand cream much at all, it was so runny that it was a mess to apply. Softened hands pretty good, but I’ve got many other hand creams that does a much better job so I won’t be getting this again.
L’Oréal Paris Paradise Extatic Mascara 3,5/5
I loved this mascara when I purchased it and it held up for a month but after that it began clumping up and was a real mess to use. It is however, not too affordable so if one is up for a new mascara every month or so it can be a really nice mascara. At the end of the day it did smudge a little but I do have quite oily skin and this is no waterproof product so I won’t hold that against it. The brush is a bit big and bulky but I like brushes like that, gives a lot of product on the lashes. I don’t think I’ll be buying this again but I do recommend it.
L’Occitane Verbena Body Lotion 5/5
OMG this is one of the best body lotions I’ve ever tried, the scent is addicting (and stays on for a while on the skin so this is not for the sensitive one). It absorbs so quickly and my skin felt so soft afterwards. I’ll probably buy the full size of this one someday.
L’Occitane Almond Hand Cream 4/5
Such a great hand cream, I love the design and this cream softens hands (and absorbs quickly which is very important). Not loving the almond scent though.
It’s Skin Power 10 Formula VB Effector 3,5/5
I enjoyed using this serum, it was very light and the face felt very fresh after applying. I think it was pretty hydrating, but since I bought it because it was supposed to control sebum (and I don’t think it did that at all) I won’t give it higher points than this.
Lumene Matte Touch Pore Tightening Toner 3/5
I’ve emptied two of these, it’s fun to see how Lumene has stepped up their packaging because these look so outdated when one compares with the new one haha. This toner is pretty basic, it does the job but nothing more. I’ve gone through so many of these in my days, this range was the only skin care products I used before I developed an interest for skin care and all the fab products that are out there.
Biotherm Aquasource Gel Moisturiser 4,5/5
This is a gentle moisturiser and does give good moisture, I’ve used a couple of these travel sizes and I could see myself buying full size from this range. It smells funky but I got used to it and now I almost miss it, haha.
ACO Face Rescue Mist 3,5/5
The nozzle on this was absolute crap, it broke after spraying a few times so I had to change it out to a nozzle from another empty bottle that fortunately fit. This mist also has got a pretty heavy scent, but it is very refreshing and good when one’s got dry skin.
La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water 5/5
I freaking love this product! I keep it in my fridge and spray it on my face when I feel tired, dehydrated, put on too much powder on my face etc, it’s great for everything. The mist is so fine and it’s very refreshing. I need to buy another one ASAP.
Pixi Glow Mud Cleanser 4,5/5
I really enjoyed this cleanser, great scent and left the face feeling very fresh and clean. It was not my every day cleanser, I used it more when I had a really full on makeup day, and yes, I could most defintely buy again and full size this time.
Decléor Hydra Floral Aniti-Pollution Hydrating Gel-Cream 4/5
This came in the LookFantastic Beautybox and I really liked it. My skin felt moisturised, fresh and bright after applying. Really enjoyed testing this out, it was a good day cream but I don’t think I’ll be buying it.
Dermalogica Total Eye Care 3/5
I’ve spoken about a bunch of Dermalogica products in a separate post, my thoughts didn’t change much after emptying this eye cream. It was a weird beige colour though that sometimes stayed on the skin, which was annyoing and it didn’t absorb very quickly.
L300 Intensive Moisture Eye Cream+ 4,5/5
I stumbled upon this eye cream in my own drawers and was like hey, I’ll try you out. I was having difficulties with dry undereyes and makeup and.. .yeah, there were some dry patches, not pretty. So I started using this and was reminded of how great it was. My undereyes were so much better, with and without makeup. So I think I might grab one of these from the store when I finish my current eye cream.