De Lorenzo Equilibrium Treatment Mask
When I came across this product, my hair was having one of those moments where what I was using just didn’t hit the mark anymore. It felt limp, damaged and frankly… bored. I also stopped dying my hair to give it a break and I needed something to help strengthen it again. I was recommended this rosehip treatment and I think it has really helped to smooth over my fried ends and give them enough moisture to survive. I actually found it’s ability to nourish and repair really impressive! It deserves a 10/10 and I’d definately suggest it if you want to grow out damaged hair.
Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Night Pads
I’ve had a long romance with these glycolic pads! Usually I prefer the day ones and use it for a quick pep me up in the morning, but considering your skin tends to do a lot of regenerating overnight, I thought that I’d switch to these. When my skin is feeling particularly clogged I like to use these after cleaning and NOTHING ELSE. I find when I don’t follow up with an oil or a night serum afterwards, I get clearer results in the morning.
Indeed Lab Hydraluron
When I think of all the hyaluronic products on the market, I picture this as number one. Not necessarily because it’s the greatest, but because it was probably one of the first and/or THE product that started the hyaluronic obsession. I re-purchased this because I wanted to see if it was just as incredible as I remember it being OR was it just the only serum of its kind at the time?
The truth is I do think it’s good! But I also think that there is alot out there that come very close to this formula, if not better. Regardless, I find myself recommending this to people who are total skincare rookies.
Solal Vitamin C Serum
It’s not going to be the first time I’ve confessed my confusion with vitamin C, but I just DON’T KNOW what it does! I know it brightens and helps prevent skin damage but I don’t find much of a difference when I implement it in my routine. Maybe it’s just this product in particular, but I only really used it when my nose was dry from a cold…
Inika Organic Pure Primer
When I try to remember what I thought about this product, I find myself conflicted. Mostly because I don’t think it is worth the price point. It is definitely designed for people with normal to dry skin as it is super soothing and moisturising. I really enjoyed the way it gave an instantly firm finish and kept my base from fading but is that enough for me to spend $65, I’m not so sure. I’d love to incorporate more organic makeup into my routine but I find it can be such a high price point to test without knowing if it will work for you.
Napoleon Perdis Wander-Brow
When I first dipped my toes in the tinted brow gel pool, I had a hard time understanding the hype. Luckily, the more I used them the more I discovered it wasn’t my fault haha! I thought I was just doing it wrong but as it turns out, some brow gels are just sh*t. This brow gel showed me how it CAN work. I wish I took a photo of the wand because it is a super skinny comb that allows you to place the perfect amount of colour exactly where you want. It held super well and the tone was perfect for me, I would definitely repurchase.
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer
Revisiting old favourites is so much fun and I’d really recommend it if you’re feeling stuck in a rut. I found my skin started leaning towards the dry side of things and my current concealer was looking too crusty, so off I went to my closest mecca haha. I used to find that this product was a little too creamy on my combo skin, but now it sits just right! Though in saying this, I still don’t think its perfect. No matter how much powder I applied or how little mascara I used, I always found it to transfer and leave smudging where my lower lashes hit. As much as I adore the coverage and how easily it blends, I probably wont be repurchasing..
Colourpop Amethyst Priming Spray
This priming spray was given to me by a friend who just didn’t find herself using it much, and I JUMPED at the opportunity to take it. I usually use my regular setting spray to wet and intensify eyeshadows, so I knew this would come in handy! It pretty much became a part of my every day makeup.
Covergirl Outlast Active Setting Spray
I’m already missing this setting spray…
I’m not particularly adventurous with my setting sprays as I like what I like, and this ticks all the boxes for me. It sprays evenly, helps everything to sink in and stays fresh all day! After running out of this, I bought the flower beauty setting spray and it has such an uneven spritz that makes my makeup run. If only I had just bought this one again haha.
Luma On The Go Stick Highlight
I am so glad I picked up this product as beforehand I had never been a cream highlighter fan. I honestly couldn’t stop wearing it, on my body AND face. This was my go too for no-makeup makeup looks and as a base for my powder highlight on a full glam day. It gave a glass skin glow without being too greasy. When going out I’d tap this on my collarbones and shoulders to give me a healthy sheen.
Batiste Beautiful Brunette Dry Shampoo
Since getting a fringe I found myself a little scared of regular dry shampoo, as it was more difficult to hide the powdery finish. As much as I try to give new products a go I always find my way back to Batiste because they are so trustworthy! This one in particular is the brunette tinted one and I can use it in my front fringe to refresh and add volume without the white cast. I’m loving it so much and have already stocked up again.
Thanks for reading!
2 responses to “Empties: Skincare Staples + Setting Sprays”
OMG I’m glad I’m not the only one with an obsession for the Nip + Fab pads, I’ve been using them for years and absolutely love em!
Katie | katieemmabeauty.com
Not talked about enough seriously!!