It's time for another round of empties and rejects! I actually threw out a whole lot of stuff before Christmas (which I didn't photograph), hoping to organize the mess that is my makeup collection. I still have a few drawers to get through, but my goal this year is to keep my collection within reasonable control and hopefully rediscover all those things I've neglected and forgotten for so long! Now let's get into it. ;)
Firstly, the empties!
Lancome Bi-Facil Eye Makeup Remover
I really like this, it eliminates every trace of waterproof mascara and compares closely with my all time favorite - Chanel Gentle Biphase Eye Makeup Remover. I'm still on the look out for a drugstore alternative, I go through at least 3-4 bottles of remover a year so it's something I'm willing to cheap out on lol.
Origins Plantscription Anti-aging Serum
Despite getting through the bottle, I'm unsure if this serum really did anything for my skin. I know serums work best over prolong use (like over years and years), but Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair and Lancome Visionnaire definitely gave me visible results after the first few months of use, so I expected a little more after finishing this.
Schwarzkopf Instant Volume Powder
This stuff really gives my hair instant lift, but it also makes it impossible to brush through, even with fingers! Every time I sprinkle this product onto my scalp, it would leave my hair very knotted and chalky, and it took a whole lot of shampoo to get out too. I get the same result with Batiste dry shampoo, so I would recommend that instead if you are looking to add volume to your hair.
And in all its glory...Laura Mercier Satin Lip Colour Duchess Rose
I know this is a teeny tiny sample, but I got through it - a lipstick!! Duchess Rose is a lovely peachy-rose, and the sample size makes it perfect to throw into a small clutch/purse when there's no room to spare. I don't like the shade enough to purchase the full size though, maybe when I actually go through a lipstick (not a sample) then I will think about this again.
Repurchase? Not at this moment.
Bobbi Brown Lip Balm SPF 15
This little thing took forever to finish. It's a really moisturizing balm, but just falls short in comparison to my longtime HG Jack Black. This wears really well under lipstick too.
Jump for the rejects!