December Makeup Empties

The third post of my empties involves makeup products. Can you believe I have finished all of these?! Technically there are a few disappointing products that I am chucking away but most of them as you can see are properly empty things.

Eyeko Fat Brush Mascara – a mascara that did nothing to my lashes. If you like no makeup makeup maybe this one is for you but even if I have very minimal makeup on I want my lashes to stand out so I want my mascara to work for me. I think I am never going to get another Eyeko mascara as I have always been disappointed with them.

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer – one of my favourite concealers. It’s an amazing product and very affordable. I will for sure get this again.

Eylure Brow Pencil in Dark Brown – I love this eyebrow pencil. It’s hard but not too hard, does not drag on your skin and leaves enough product. It has a spooly on another end so you always have something to brush your brows with. The pencil has lasted quite long so if you want to buy something that you don’t need to re-purchase too quickly then I recommend this brow pencil.

Essence Brow Gel – one of my faves! I will dedicate a post for this product on it’s own. It’s that good!

Collection Fast Stroke Eyeliner – A great eyeliner, easy to use and is jet black matte.

Gosh Lip Oil – a very interesting lip moisturiser. I’m not sure how hydrating it really was but I loved the texture of the product and kept using it up just because of that.

Bodyshop Honey Bronze Drops – I really liked using this in summer. Not sure if it did give me much of a bronzed look but then I did use it all up, so maybe it did do what it was saying it would?

L’Oreal Slim Line Eyeliner – I liked this felt tip eyeliner, it was black, stayed well on my eyes and very easy to use.

EX1 Invisiwear Foundation in F100 – this is one of my favourite foundations and I wore it on my wedding day. I already have another tube of this magic in my stash.

L’Oreal Infallible Fixing Mist – a good highstreet makeup fixing mist. Good choice when on a budget which I normally am on.

Vichy Dermablend Translucent Powder – I cannot believe that I have used this up. Has anyone ever used up a big tub of translucent powder? I enjoyed using this and even more happy that I have finished it (only because I want to try other things)

L’Oreal Miss Hippy Mascara – one of my most favourite mascaras. It makes your lashes voluminous and dark. This was my mascara choice for my wedding and I need another tube of this goodness. I need to dedicate a post to this mascara.

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer – I have gone through multiple tubs of this. I use it for spot concealing or when the foundation did not cover enough of my rosacea and I need to add some more coverage for some parts of my face.

Becca Eye Brightening Corrector – I was given this by my friend as she found it did not cover her dark circles enough. I had quite high hopes for this product but I did not like it at all. It’s sticky and thick but not in a good way, it does not correct the blue circles and it makes any concealer crease which does not happen to me normally. It’s not worth the money or the effort in my opinion.

L’Oreal Nude Cushion Foundation – I have finished this quite quickly. I think I will write a separate post on this foundation so wait for my full review.

Phew, I don’t think I have ever managed to finish that many makeup products around the same time. I wonder if I bought them all around the same time and if that’s the case then maybe I should cap in my makeup hoarding….. Emmm… Yeah, not going to happen.

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B. Essence Lotion Review

In my last Superdrug haul I have mentioned that I have picked up a Korean inspired product – an Essence Lotion from the brand B.

Now that I have used it for quite a few weeks I can give you my impression upon it. The product looks like I have not used it at all though I have been applying it nearly every day. Because you only need 3 to 4 drops on your palms you end up using very little of it. If you are on a budget that’s a good thing because the product will last you for a long while. As I said, you put the drops into your palms rather than a cotton pad and then tap it onto your face & neck area. I must say that I still don’t know what the benefit of it is. Ok, let me correct myself, I do know what it is supposed to do because I can use search engines, other blogs & read but I don’t feel like it’s doing anything which would make me question myself how I did my skincare without it. B. Essence Lotion option is very well priced so I don’t feel like I have waisted my money at all, I still think that if anyone would like to try an essence then this is the one to go for because it is really affordable.

Honestly, I was well up trying an essence because I know that Korean skincare inspired products are one of the best out there but I really not sure if this is really needed. Maybe I need to use it for even longer time than I have to have any benefit. Or maybe this is the best example of a product that you do not need and it is made purely by companies to profit from you.

What do you guys think? Have you tried an essence? Where do you stand in all of it?

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Essence Haul

I am one of the lucky people who has a Wilko store not far from their home which stocks Essence products. Recently I made a visit to the store to check out what is on offer. Essence is a brand that is widely sold across Europe but only recently has made some way into UK. I’ve heard a few bloggers & youtubers mentioning some of their products and decided that I should take the opportunity of the shop being so close and pay a visit.

My eyes were set on the lip pencils first and foremost. Tati from GlamLifeGuru channel has really praised them and I knew I had to have them. I got three Essence lip liner pencils and each was only a £1! I have already tried them out and I can’t believe how soft and smooth they are. They glide on the lips so easily without any tugging that I think it puts MAC’s pencils to shame. The colours I got is 07 Cute Pink which is a dark pink colour, 06 Satin Mauve which is mauve-y purple colour true to it’s name and then I also got 12 Whish Me a Rose. I might be going to pick up the rest of the colours that they have as these are amazing!

I also chose two blushes from their range as they just stood out to me. Essence Blush Up! blush looks like the ombre blush that MAC used to sell called Ripe Peach. I never had it but I imagine that Essence offer is equally great. The colour I got is 10 Heat Wave which is a half peach half pink blush. I though that as it is summer it will be a great blush to brighten up the face. The second blush that I chose to purchase is one of the Silky Touch blushes in colour 20 Babydoll. It’s a light pink colour that too I feel is good for a healthy bright look. This blush does have a little bit of shimmer but it doesn’t transfer onto the skin too much.

So far I have really been enjoying the Essence products and I feel like I should go and check what else could be found. I really like that there is a brand that is super affordable and great quality. If you have a Wilko store then pay attention when you walk past Essence stand and if you are travelling any time to Europe then find a shop that sells this brand.

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