Makeup Composite

We’ve made it to the last installment in the second Empties Series. Makeup always seems to be the smallest count, perhaps because I own too much of it, or it just takes a while to finish products in general. Nonetheless, here we go.

L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Excess

L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Excess, $7.99 available at Drugstores.
L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Excess, $7.99 available at Drugstores.

This is, by far, my favorite mascara, drugstore or otherwise. Ever since I stumbled upon this one, even my favorite high end brands cannot match it. It think that’s amazing considering it’s only $7.99. As you can see from the photo below, the brush is non-bristle and has a slight hourglass shape to it. It has the amazing ability to coat each and every lash for lengthening and volume galore! It doesn’t smudge or clump either!! I’ll let this one speak for itself with some photos from my Instagram. I will continue to repurchase this mascara until they decide to discontinue it, and even then, I’ll be stocking up like it’s the beauty apocalypse.

L'Oreal Million Lashes Excess Brush shotL'Oreal Million Lashes PicsSephora Collection Daily Makeup Brush Cleaner

Sephora Collection Daily Brush Cleaner. Available at Sephora. $8.50 (2 oz) -- $15 (6.75 oz)
Sephora Collection Daily Brush Cleaner. Available at Sephora. $8.50 (2 oz) — $15 (6.75 oz)

This is one of those products that you just need to keep around. I keep a small bottle in my every day makeup kit to clean brushes between uses so as not to blend colors unnecessarily. Admittedly, I haven’t tried a great deal of daily brush cleaners, but I do like this one very much. It does the job, and allows me a few extra days without having to deep clean my brushes. (If you want to know how I deep clean brushes, you can find that post here.) It’s antibacterial and good for sensitive skin. I will definitely repurchase this one. However, Sephora recently launched (I think it was recent, as I haven’t noticed it before) the Natural Brush Cleaner formulated by Parian Spirit made with citrus. It claims to even get makeup off of clothing, so I’ll definitely be trying that one before I repurchase this one.

L’Oreal Magic Lumi Highlighting Concealer

L'Oreal Magic Lumi Highlighting Concealer, $9-12, available at drugstores.
L’Oreal Magic Lumi Highlighting Concealer, $9-12, available at drugstores.

I love this creamy highlighting concealer pen, and I believe this is my third or fourth one. It’s great for highlighting while concealing, obviously. It’s super creamy, and blends impeccably. Usually, it’s a makeup faux pas to place any creams atop of powder; however, this blends well even over powders. It’s better when applied before the powder, but sometimes I forget and this is one of the few products that actually blends atop powder without getting cakey or crusty. The Magic Lumi Highlighting Concealer is also brightening without beings super shimmery. It’s more of a luminator that lightly conceals. It doesn’t quite provide enough concealing coverage for me in the undereye area, so if used in tandem with your regular concealer, it’s beautiful. If you’re interested in seeing how I use it, take a look at this tutorial post.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion, $12 (travel size) - $20 (full size)
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion, $12 (travel size) – $20 (full size)

This is one of the best eyeshadow primers I’ve used. While I have dry skin, my eyelids tend to be oily and eyemakeup creases and smudges on me easily. The Primer Potion is a cult favorite and for good reasons. It is flesh toned so it doesn’t change the base color you work with when applying shadows. When I use this my shadow does not crease or slide the entire day. It’s a bit on the pricey side, but totally worth it. I did repurchase it, but I purchased the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion with Anti-aging. TIP: Apply eyeshadow while the primer potion is still tacky. It’ll grab the eyeshadow like a magnet, which, in turn, means you’ll use less product.

That concludes the second Empties Series! So, until I amass enough empties for another post, we will resume normal programming! Hope you enjoyed this series! What makeup products have you finished recently? Also, have you entered my giveaway yet? It’s open until December 11, 2014, and the details are listed here.

Until next time, Stay Glittery, Beauties!

xoxo,

Candice

 

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