Been on a little use up mission recently. How satisfying is finishing beauty products? It feels so good. You know you have really loved something when you use it until the bitter end, squeezing out every last drop or, as a last resort, cutting open the tube. What’s another sign that you really love something? Buying a new one. These are my recent product empties, the used up, finished, finito. But what would I repurchase?
Clinique Even Better Glow Foundation, £28.50. Brilliant little base, loved it until the end, however the packaging which I loved in the beginning – so compact, so neat – rather let’s you down at the denouement, when the white writing starts to rub off leaving little white flecks all over your face. Rather irritating. Would still repurchase though.
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer, £4.19. Such a good concealer at such a good price. Finishing it reminded me just how very good it is, similar to the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer. I use shade two which is a couple of shades darker than my skin tone as a corrector on dark under eye circles, with a lighter concealer (in terms of both formula and shade) over the top. Also works great on blemishes. Will repurchase.
Have had a run of disappointing mascaras, won’t be repurchasing any of them. First the By Terry Growth Booster Terrybly Mascara which was seriously lacking oomph, then the Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara which also lacked impact, until it was about to run out when it suddenly became amazing. Conversely, the Benefit BADGAL Bang! Mascara, £22, actually my second tube of the stuff, started out strong – volumising, black, intense – but became a little lacklustre after a few short weeks. Currently using the Smashbox Superfan Mascara which I don’t like either, great for length, impossible to apply without getting it all over my eyelids.
Glossier Cloud Paint in Puff, £15. Love this formula, love this shade. The packaging though, looks super cute but is a little clumsy to use, the fiddly screw on lid, always squeezing out a little too much product. Going to try and find a cream blush I like as much in a stick or pan, so not repurchasing at present.
Ordered a replacement of the Beauty Pie Jeju Overnight Moisture Superinfusion, £9.12 (member price), as soon as it started to run low, as I did with the Beauty Pie Japanfusion Pure Transforming Cleanser and the Beauty Pie Super Retinol Serum. Bravo the Pie.
Lastly, the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray Travel Size, £10. Used it, liked it, not convinced that it really does very much. Won’t repurchase.
Til next time,