I am willing to bet that most of us currently have or have tried a beauty subscription box. Birchbox, Ipsy, Target Beauty Box, Sephora Play (still waiting for that one!). There are so many, and they are so fun – it’s my favorite way to try new products.
I have so many sample products (and some full size!), that I decided to start this series to keep me on track of using them all. Beauty Empties is a quarterly series, and will always include honest reviews. Most of the reviewed items are from subscription boxes. Others were purchased.
Over the summer, I organized my samples and products in to these categories: Eyes (shadows, mascara, etc.), Face (cover up, blush, foundation, face wash, etc.), Body (lotions, shampoo/conditioner, body wash etc.) and Lip (self explanatory?).
Here are the items I used this past quarter:
Neutrogena Healthy Volume Mascara: I have incredibly sensitive eyes and mascara often irritates them. Lindsay suggest Neutrogena products and this mascara does not disappoint. It’s great with my sensitive eyes but also gives a good amount of volume.
Cover Girl Perfect Point Eyeliner, in Black: I only use a pencil on my lower lids (liquid on the top). This is easy to apply, and although it doesn’t last all day, I will buy it again for the price.
Hello Adult Flouride Whitening Toothpaste: I bought this on a whim in Target one day (who hasn’t done that?!). I tried it once, threw it in my “empties” box and never looked back. I like that it is safer for you, but the taste was awful in my opinion and I felt like my teeth weren’t as clean as when I use a traditional toothpaste.
Rodan & Fields Redefine Toner: I was first introduced to R&F a few years ago because my sister’s friend started selling it. I do love the products and haven’t found something similar, but I don’t love the prices. Anyone have a product that’s similar in function but not in price?
Yon-Ka Facial Cleanser: I absolutely loved this cleanser. It had a fresh scent and was so gentle. I used it in the shower daily and it left my face feeling clean and soft.
Josie Maran Cheek Gelee: I love everything Josie Maran. This cheek color seems really bright but goes on as a great, natural color. It lasts almost all day too. I have already bought more!
What beauty products are your go-to’s? I’m always up for trying new things!