Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Trash Talk: Makeup Empties

I am literally drowning in empties so there will be a few posts as I am having to break them up into categories. I decided to start with makeup first. Skipping a long introduction because this post is going to be long!

Smashbox Halo Powder in Fair

This is my holy grail powder! Not only does it provide some amazing coverage but it does so without looking cakey. I also like that you have to turn a base of the container to get the powder out make sure that you don't use too much. I'm using one of these powders right now and I have a back up.

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

This is my holy grail setting spray. This setting spray makes my makeup last all day and it takes away any of the powdery look that may have happened. I have tried the other "formulas" that this setting spray has but I keep going back to the all nighter one. I'm currently using a big bottle of this spray right now and I have a back up.

Urban Decay Prep Spray

Another holy grail product (are we sensing a trend?). I spray this before I put my primer on. I didn't see a difference at first until I stopped using this product. This spray helps create a perfect canvas for my makeup and it helps my makeup stick better to the skin. I'm currently using a big bottle of this prep spray and I have a back up.

Smashbox Primer Water

This may be my favourite primer. I always like testing primers but I always go back to this one (seriously, I'm using a big bottle of it right now). This product provides hydration to my very dry skin and it does create a nice canvas for my makeup. I think it helps my makeup last longer.

Smashbox Brow Tech Glossy Stick in Brunette

I received this eyebrow pencil in a Sephora Favourites Kit (read my review here). I really liked this brow product. The colour was a perfect match for me. I really enjoyed that it had a glossy finish and it didn't look like my brows were filled in.

Sample Mascara Time

Milk Makeup Ubame Mascara: I hated this mascara! I feel like it just made my eyelashes darker. It didn't hold a curl, it didn't lengthen and it didn't add volume.

Benefit They're Real: I used to love this uber lengthen mascara but this time when I tried it, I just felt "meh" about it.

Fusion LashFusionXXL: I didn't really like this mascara either. It did lengthen but not as much as I had hoped for (especially with a name that includes XXL). It didn't hold a curl either.

Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant: When I first used this mascara it was amazing. It lengthened, held a curl and added volume. But as it started to dry out, all of the good things started to go away and it started to get flaky and smudge.

Clarins Be Long Mascara: I can't remember my opinion on this mascara so it must not have been memorable.

Marc Jacobs O!mega Lash: I remember this mascara providing volume but no length. I also remember it being very flaky and it smudged a lot.

Ciate London Triple Shot Mascara: I didn't like this mascara because it was so flakey. It also didn't add the volume it said it would.

Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara: I used to really like this mascara but this one didn't provide the length I remember. Maybe a got a bad one?

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara: I really loved this mascara. It held a curl well, lengthened and provided just enough volume. I bought the full size of this mascara after using this sample up.

Benefit Roller Lash: I didn't like this mascara because I couldn't figure out how to do that "hook and curl" method. Since I couldn't get that method down, the mascara didn't perform like it did for other people.

Diorshow Maximizer Mascara Primer

I really loved this mascara primer. However, after a while I found it was making my mascara turn grey (it is a white formula). I also found that there was no point in spending the extra money on this product because I can find mascaras that do what I want without the help of a primer.

Wet N Wild Max Fanatic Cat Eye Mascara

This has to be my favourite drugstore mascara! I loved the length this mascara gave me and it held a curl pretty well. I also like that the wand on this mascara made the outer lashes longer than my inner corner lashes.

Wet N Wild Setting Spray

I did like this setting spray. It did make my makeup last long but not as long as my holy grail Urban Decay one. I also didn't enjoy the spray as I found it wasn't as fine as the Urban Decay one. However, for the price of this setting spray, I could for sure live with this setting spray.

L'Oréal Setting Spray

I bought this setting spray as everyone was raving about it and comparing it to my holy grail Urban Decay spray. Just like the Wet N Wild one, I found this setting spray didn't make my make up last as long as the Urban Decay one and the spray wasn't as fine. If I had to choose between this L'Oréal spray and the Wet N Wild spray, I would choose the Wet N Wild one.

Make Up For Ever HD Primer

This is the old formula for the MUFE primers. I really liked this formula, I would compare it to the Hourglass Mineral Veil as it feels the same on the skin. Unfortunately MUFE doesn't make this primer anymore. (That's how long I've been hold this empties, must do these more often).

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Light 2 Vanilla

This is a travel size version of the classic concealer. I did light this concealer but I personally prefer a squeeze tube to a doefoot applicator because I don't want bacteria in my concealer.

Tarte Opening Act Mascara Primer

I didn't like this mascara primer. It did turn my mascara grey on my lashes (again, white formula). I found this primer didn't add anything to my lashes.

Ofra Brow Pencil in Universal

I really liked this brow pencil. The colour match was good for me but I personally don't think it would be good for anyone with blonde hair or darker hair. Although, there is some of this pencil left, it became to hard for me to use as it was so small.

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer

I really like this primer. I mean, I like all of the Laura Mercier primers but this one was really good. It made my makeup last longer and it made my makeup adhere better to my skin. It didn't add that much hydration to my skin unfortunately.

Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in 110 Porcelain

I had this foundation in the hydrate and smooth formula. I found that this foundation didn't add much hydration. This foundation provided great coverage and the colour match was good for me. However, once I got half way through the bottle, the foundation started to oxidize in the bottle. When I would apply it to my face, it made me look orange.

NYX Green Primer

This primer is green because it is supposed to counteract redness (which I have a lot of in my skin). This primer was incredible for making the redness disappear but it didn't make my makeup last longer. Personally, the fact that it made my redness disappear is amazing and it was the reason I bought it.

Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous in 105

I think this foundation is my holy grail foundation, I'm currently using a bottle and I have two back ups. This foundation provides great coverage and it doesn't dry my skin out. The colour match is also great for me. Also, I like the price tag on this foundation (#studentproblems).

Anastasia Brow Wiz

This is just as amazing as everyone says. I really like that it has a spoolie on one end. I also like that the formula of the brow pencil is easy to blend. I have two colours here: Dark Brown and Medium Brown: Medium Brown is a great match for me. I also like that this product line has a ton of colours!

Whew! That is all my makeup empties (told ya, it would be long)! The next trash talk will be all about Skincare! What makeup have you gone through recently?

Stay Beautiful,

*NOTE: The Wet N Wild products were gifted to me at an event I went too. All opinions expressed above are my own and are 100% honest. Please see my disclaimer for more information.*

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