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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Middle of May Empties and Purged

I'm in nesting mode!  I went through and sorted my makeup and realized that some things have got to be purged because they just don't work for or suit me. There's a lady at work who is really into makeup so I'll let her have first pick.

First, my Empties!

The above are products I've used up. 

Swisspers Cotton Rounds
They're ok. They do the job but are far from perfect. They do leave cotton fibers behind that are caught on damp skin or my hair. 

Wen Replenishing Treatment (spray)
I like Wen!  If it weren't so darn expensive I'd be using it regularly. This leave-in spray makes my hair feel soft and shiny and hydrated for a day after using. If using this by itself with other shampoo/conditioner brands, I think this is the best you can hope for. But I think if you use this spray in conjunction with the Wen Cleansing Conditioner, your hair would look and feel so healthy probably for 2 or 3 days. 

Onto the purged items:

Lip products (above, left)
After having a baby I realized that I just don't like lip glosses anymore. They are too sticky and wearing them prohibits me from kissing my daughter whenever I want. 

Stila Lip Glazes
I'm going to have to find a way to use them up when I'm not around my daughter(s). I don't want to kiss them and leave sticky gloss residue on their faces and hair. 

Merle Norman
This was super pigmented, which was amazing!  But maybe it was the sample size or maybe it was the formula, it dried my lips out. 

I'm not tossing this one but will figure out a way to incorporate it into my life. It's very moisturizing and glossy, although the color is sheer, which is ok. 

Eye Products (above, top right and bottom right) 
I have tossed all of the eye products into the garbage. 

Physicians Formula Kohl Kajal Eyeliner
It probably works the worst on people with monolids. Even with eyelid primer on, these eyeliners (if they didn't break) would start smudging, smearing, and giving me the appearance of raccoon eyes within ONE hour. 

Neutrogena (Healthy Skin?) eyeshadow
I bought this so long ago and depotted it so long ago that I can't remember it's exact name. This was the very first eyeshadow I bought and obviously didn't know what I was doing. It's too cool for my skin tone and ends up looking frosty on me. It exacerbates my monolids and makes them look hooded or tired. 

Wet n' Wild (Lust?)
Again, bought this a long time ago, and depotted it a long time ago and don't remember the exact name. It was part of a 6-shadow palette.  Out of all the shadows, this is the chalkiest and frostiest shadow. I just didnt know where to use it so I never did. 

I'm keeping everything in the pictures above to see if I can make them work for me. 

Tarte eyeliners (above, top left)
These came as part of a special edition palette set that Tarte had in the winter of 2009 or so, if I remember correctly. Maybe it's the length of time but these eyeliners are not as easy to apply as I remember back in 2010. Additionally, I feel that they don't have good staying power.  Maybe they'll last a morning but by the afternoon I start looking like a raccoon, even with primer. I'll still give them a shot just to see if I can make them work. 

Hard Candy eyeshadow in asteroid
I think I've used this less than a handful of times. It's nice and pigmented and is royal blue... But it has glitter in it which makes it flakey, dusty, and a general pain to apply dry. I'm going to see if my coworker can use it. 

Murad  Absolute Bronzing Boost
Also finding it a new home. This gives your skin a beautiful summer glow but it doesn't work for me because I'm using products for brightening skin tone. 

That's it for now! 

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