Wednesday, 13 November 2013


This months empties is a little later than planned due to the fact that my internet has been down for the last few days (I swear I will never take the internet for granted again- you don't realise how much you miss it and use it until it's gone!).

Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil
This cleansing oil is a miracle in a bottle. It is definitely a Holy Grail product for me, I couldn't live without it now. You simply rub three squirts into your dry, makeup-full face and then splash water all over it, rinsing your face as normal. It takes less than a minute to remove all your makeup (even tough mascara)- amazing!
Repurchase? YES.

Estee Lauder Perfectly Clear Cleanser for Normal Skin
I've been using this cleanser on and off for years. Whenever I stop using it and go back to it I always wonder why I ever stopped! It makes my face feel lovely and clean without feeling too tight or dry. It's gentle on my skin but effective at removing all the grime that's on it- I've certainly noticed that my skin looks much calmer and that my spots are much less red and big. Lastly, this cleanser smells lovely- really fresh and flowery. I would definitely recommend it as it lasts a very long time.
Repurchase? YES.

Armani Maestro Foundation
This foundation is like no other foundation I have ever tried. It took me weeks, if not months, to make up my mind about it. It is very lightweight and provides a VERY natural, barely-there finish when applied. However, after it has sunk in and dried (and the oils in it have evaporated and the technology used in it kicked in effect) then it does provide a more light-medium coverage. I like how natural it is, however I think it is probably better for spring/ summer and I will therefore probably be investing in a slightly heavier foundation for winter.
 Repurchase? Maybe.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
This is another Holy Grail product for me. I never wear eyeshadow without it underneath now. It keeps my eyeshadow in place all day/night without smudging or losing any of its colour/vibrance. It stops the eyeshadow from creasing too.
Repurchase? YES.

No 7 Brown Eyeliner
I've been using the No 7 eyeliners for years and years now. The brown one is a great colour for during the day. It's subtle and natural looking but has a big enough impact to make you look good.
Repurchase? YES.

Urban Decay Brow Setting Gel
This product worked very well but the design of the brush head made it so that it ended up being quite messy to apply. I much prefer the Illamasqua one.
Repurchase? Probably not. 

Benefit Instant Brow Pencil
This is great for days where you're in a bit of a rush and just want to quickly fill in the gaps in your eyebrows in order to create a more defined and better frame for your overall face and makeup. The colour is natural and it provides a subtle finish when used to fill in the gaps- providing you don't apply it to the very ends of your eyebrows.
Repurchase? YES.

What do you think about these products? 


  1. Great empties, I really want to try the Benefit Brow Pencil :) xx

  2. Completely agree with you; it's scary how much we rely on the internet! :-)

    We've heard so many great things on the 'Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion', hate it when eyeshadows crease; sounds like a definitely must have product!

    Thanks for sharing; great post.

    x Roch & Tash x

  3. Fabulous blog! I've heard great things about the Giorgio Armani foundation!
    -Magenta xxx


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