Empties #6

Empties #6

Good morning (or whatever time of day it is for you!). It’s time for another empties post and you guys know the deal – I basically ramble on about products I’ve used up and tell you what I think plus whether I’d repurchase them or not.

So let’s get started!

RAWW Cosmetics ‘Smooth me’ Fine line serum *

This brand has seriously impressed me! Everything that I’ve tried including the primer I love and this serum is included. It feels like a hybrid between a light-weight facial oil and a hydrating serum. I don’t use facial oils much (only in winter) so this is that perfect combination. It’s nourishing, hydrating, light-weight, quick sinking and of course, it’s packed with lovely ingredients.

Would I repurchase?: It’s only sold on the raw cosmetics website. If I happen to be making an order from that site then I’ll happily add this serum to the cart.

Gerad cosmetics slay all day setting spray

Ironically, a massive selling point of the setting spray is that it comes in an array of different scents. I don’t like that it’s scented! I selected the Green tea scent (which I usually love the scent of) – with this product it smelt like perfume. The scent was too overwhelming and unnecessary. Other than that, it boosted the wear time of my makeup, settled down the powders and had a fine mist.

Would I repurchase?: If I find an unscented version then yes.

Chenier cosmetics setting spray #1 *  |Review|

Super hydrating, had a very fine mist and settled down the powders very well. It felt refreshing and removed that powdery look to the skin.

Would I repurchase?: No – only because it’s available on a single site that solely sells this product and you only get 50 ml of product (which means I run out of it very quickly).

Clarins Instant concealer   |Review|

This concealer is incredibly hydrating, light-weight and basically sits on the skin like air. I love wearing it under the eyes and it covers quite lovely (of course I always need a corrector with any concealer because the darkness under my eyes is bad). Only three shades which are a bummer but formula wise it’s a dream!

Would I repurchase?: Yes! I plan to repurchase it very soon, when making an Adore beauty order!

Maybelline ‘Master precise’ concealer

My absolute favorite concealer from Maybelline! It has a thin consistency, hydrating formula, covers nicely, and lasts nicely with minimal creasing! Every time I use this concealer I love how my under eyes look! It needs to come out in a lot more shades – everyone should be able to enjoy this concealer

Would I repurchase?: I already have repurchased it, PLUS a backup.

Botani soothing facial mist *

A fine and even mist, light-weight, hydrating and refreshing. I loved how soothing and refreshed the skin felt. But it didn’t blow me away and I wish their bottle had been bigger.

Would I repurchase?: No. For $18.50 AUD you only get 50 ml of product.

Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating cleanser *

An OG favorite for me! For a while I happily used this and enjoyed it, then I started to really like it. I love using this as my AM cleanser because my skin is left incredibly clean, fresh and smooth but it isn’t dried out at all. I love that you get a super gentle scrub as well! You get a whopping 200 ml of product as well and for a $60 AUD ish price range, I think that’s fair for how long it lasts.

Would I repurchase?: I have other cleansers to use up at the moment but I’ll definitely repurchase this.

Mario Badescu facial spray – rose water

Very hydrating, refreshing and gentle on the skin. It’s only $9 AUD which is a bargain for a Mecca product and you get a lot of product – a lot of other brands charge more for a facial mist and give you less product.

Would I repurchase?: I’ll definitely add a bottle or two of this in my next Mecca order.

Neutrogena Hydroboost ‘gel milk’ cleanser

Gentle, hydrating and it makes a fantastic second cleanse. On its own, I don’t find it cleansing enough but as a second cleanse (following a cleansing oil) – it gets a bit of all those remnants of makeup. When I go in with micellar water as step 3, no traces of makeup show up on the cotton round.

Would I repurchase?: I definitely plan to pick up a backup of this cleanser.

Clinique 2-in-1 micellar cleansing gel *

I used this as a second cleanse and it was quite nice, it definitely takes off all the makeup very nicely and doesn’t leave a greasy or sticky residue. It also didn’t irritate my skin or cause it to break out.

Would I repurchase?: No. I liked it but it didn’t blow me away enough to drop $40 bucks on it.

Pixi glow tonic *      |Review|

An absolute classic! It helps brighten the skin, smooth the skin and I feel like it prevents potential breakouts as it’s an acid and kills potential bacteria can cause breakouts. It’s also soothing, gentle and hydrating on the skin. I’m so hooked on this product, no wonder it’s a classic.

Would I repurchase?: Absolutely, I plan to get myself a backup ASAP and I’ll be reusing the large bottle with a pump!

Maybelline ‘Fit Me’ Concealer    |Review|

A lovely, light-weight and natural foundation. It’s quick and easy to apply, hydrating doesn’t look heavy and has minimal creasing. I do wish it had more coverage (I need all the coverage I can get under the eyes). Also if this becomes a daily staple for you-you’ll be running out of it quite quickly.

Would I repurchase?: No. I love the age rewind and master conceal concealers more than this one.

Skindinavia ‘Post-makeup recover’ facial mist *

It’s a lovely fine misted hydrating facial mist that is designed to be used in your PM routine but you can use it any time really. It’s refreshing and hydrating but nothing overly special and the spray cap eventually went weird and started squirting the toner out rather than an even mist.

Would I repurchase?: No. it was nice but not overly special.

Herbivore Botanicals ‘Blue Tansy’ Mask

This mask is HOLY GRAIL STATUS! I’m a love of AHAs/BHAs and this mask is of course packed with all of that but this mask has made an improvement to my skin that no other product has been able to do – it got rid of the small bumps! Texture is a big issue for my skin and it’s normal for my skin to get “bumps” that aren’t pimples but just random bumps. They occur randomly and aside from them happening if my skin is being exposed to heavy hydrating products (which is the only cause I know) this mask helps get rid of them and give my skin a smoother complexion. My only pet peeve is that the mask is so watery so it’s awkward applying it and you have to be careful you don’t accidentally spill it. But for the results, it’s absolutely worth it!

Would I repurchase?: I already have repurchased, It’s hands down in my top 3 favourite face masks!

Nivea Micellar water

This is quite a lovely micellar water! It’s gentle, doesn’t leave my skin sticky or greasy, removes makeup residue, doesn’t break me out, and comes in a massive bottle while still being affordable. This stuff gets two thumbs up from me!

Would I repurchase?: Yes and I’m already up to my second bottle!

Wet n wild ‘Natural finish’ setting spray

When I set out to finish this setting spray I was like “I just want to finish this up” but then as I was using it I was like dam this is a good setting spray. It has a fine and even mist, it settles down the powdery look and it leaves my makeup looking fresher for longer. My only pet peeve is that you only get 48 ml which is annoying considering it doesn’t take super long to use up a setting spray. Other than that, it’s a bargain and a really awesome setting spray.

Would I repurchase?: Yes – but not right away as I have many setting sprays to go through

Hylamide Low molecular HA

A lovely hydrating serum, packed with hyaluronic acid. It’s quite similar to the ordinary’s hyaluronic acid though formula wise it feels fancier. It sinks in quickly, packs in the hydration and leaves a tacky residue that subsides as soon as you slap on your moisturizer over the top!

Would I repurchase? Yes if I catch it on sale.

And that wraps up this post! Have you guys tried out any of the products mentioned today? What products have you emptied? Drop a comment and let’s have a chat! I hope you all have a great day and I’ll see you in the next post.

^ Disclaimer: Products marked with a (*) were gifted to me for consideration. This is not a sponsored post and there are no affiliate links. Any links provided are solely there for convenience. All opinions are my own and 100% honest. I share with you guys my experience with beauty products, this does not make me an expert.

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  1. Charlotte

    June 23, 2019 at 7:12 am

    I’ve been through a couple of those fit me concealers but I’m now quite intrigued by the other one that you’ve used up! I’ll definitely be doing the same when I come round to using up my glow tonic. Loved this, you’ve got such a good variety of products!
    Charlotte / Charlotte’s Picks

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      June 23, 2019 at 11:29 pm

      Yes, age rewind and master precise are my favourite Maybelline concealers so I think I’m done with the fit me one. x

  2. Sarah

    June 23, 2019 at 11:40 am

    I love the Clinique makeup remover and like to use it when I’ve worn a cc cream and find it does a great job of removing all of my makeup.


    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      June 23, 2019 at 11:29 pm

      I enjoyed it, it didn’t dry my skin out at all! x

  3. Cliona

    June 24, 2019 at 10:14 am

    Pixi Glow Tonic is one of my favourite products too and I’ll always repurchase it! The Herbivore Blue Tansy masks sounds amazing! I get texture and those small bumps too so this sounds perfect for combatting it! x


    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      June 24, 2019 at 11:25 pm

      You’ll love that mask then because nothing else helps me with those bumps. x

  4. Angela

    June 24, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    I’m dying to get Blue Tansy in my skin care collection and the Neutrogena milk cleanser sounds so good!

    Angela at Blush & Pearls

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      June 24, 2019 at 11:26 pm

      That mask is my absolute holy grail!

  5. jade bevan

    June 25, 2019 at 10:34 am

    another geat empties!! you use so many amazing products!

    Jadieegosh   Instagram

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      June 26, 2019 at 1:27 am

      Thank you. X

  6. Claire

    June 25, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    love Clarins Instant Concealer ! too bad that there are only three shades!


    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      June 26, 2019 at 1:28 am

      Yes it’s such an underrated concealer but the shade range does need improving

  7. Alyssa

    June 26, 2019 at 9:35 am

    I tried some of these products, like the Pixi and Maybelline and I like them. That Murad is interesting, I’ve been wanting to try products from that brand 🙂

    xx Alyssa | STYLE VANITY

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      June 27, 2019 at 10:20 pm

      Murad products are so awesome but expensive AF!

  8. Nina

    June 26, 2019 at 6:46 pm

    Great products dear! I use some of them and I’ll have to try the others!!
    Have a lovely day! xx

    La ilusión de Nina – http://lailusiondenina.blogspot.com/

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      June 27, 2019 at 10:20 pm

      Thank you for stopping by the blog. x

  9. Nicole

    June 26, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    I’ve heard so many good things about the Pixi glow tonic, think I may need to invest!


    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      June 27, 2019 at 10:21 pm

      I’m obsessed with it, I use it daily, sometimes even twice a day. x

  10. ieyra h.

    June 27, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Omg same here, I didn’t enjoy using Maybelline Fit Me concealer and I find that I love the Age Rewind Concealer better since it’s more lightweight and it doesn’t settle into my fine lines.

    ieyra h. | beauty blog

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      June 27, 2019 at 10:21 pm

      Yes between age rewind and the master precise concealer, Maybelline has nailed it. The fit me concealer is only ideal for those who want minimal coverage under the eyes. x

  11. Jessica

    June 29, 2019 at 8:02 am

    What a lovely collection. Love Clarins concealer as well, so smooth to apply.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      June 30, 2019 at 12:50 am

      It amazes me how smooth the concealer looks under the eyes. x

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 6, 2019 at 12:34 am

      No one ever talks about it, but it’s so good. x

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