Life in Mascara: EMPTIES #8

Tuesday, May 3, 2016


It sure has been a moment since I did an empties post. I am certain a few actually went into the trash because I know I went through some of my favorite body butters. But still here is a batch of beauty items that I went through since January:

1. Marc Jacob's  Marc'er Liquid Eyeliner Pen in Blacquer- This is my new eyeliner love. It makes the sharpest wing ever. I love how the ink flows completely to the end of the tip so you can get in right next to the corner of your eye. See complete review here

2. e.l.f. Cosmetics Pressed Mineral Powder- I picked this up last year on my trip to New York at the e.l.f. store. The color match was perfect for my yellow undertones and the coverage is amazing. It is really buildable and doesn't looked caked on. I buffed it onto the skin with this brush by e.l.f. making the application even. My only regret is not having purchased more as I am unable to find it on the website. I wonder if it is exclusive to the actual store front. One can only hope.

3. e.l.f. Cosmetics Makeup Mist and Set- One of those items that will probably appear in every empties post. But I did find out they have two new setting sprays, a matte and an illuminating one. I will need to give both a try. 

4. Sephora Collection Outrageous Curl- This mascara is no joke. The formula is thick, thick, thick. So if you are more of a natural mascara kind of girl, this is NOT the one for you. My only gripe is that they changed the brush and I favored the old one most. Still I like to use this mascara for a special night out. I did purchase the waterproof version and I will say I was not a fan. 

5. Anfora Rose Body Oil- This is such an inexpensive and lux product. You get a generous amount for what you pay for and it is really moisturizing on the skin. Plus the delicate rose smell is very pleasant and not old lady at all. 

6. Anastasia Brow Wiz- So far this is the only pencil I have been able to use that matches my black eyebrows. I am on the hunt for an alternative so please let me know if you know of any.

7. Estelle & Thild Night Cream- These products are so difficult to find but when you do they are so worth it. They are mostly organic and rich with nourishing ingredients. My skin just drinks it up. 

8. Perricone MD Face Finishing Moisturizer- This was such a treat as its price point is very high up there for me. But it came in a set during Christmas time and it was a full size tub. The cream is a medium texture leaning more towards the light side. A small amount was enough for my entire face as it blended beautifully. It sunk into the skin quickly and left my skin moisturized all day. It never felt heavy or noticed any breakout because of it. 

9. Josie Maran Pure Argan Milk- I am still on the fence about this product as I was about a year ago when I first tried it. I just don't get it. I see no visible benefits to it and the formula gets thick and dries out very quickly. Again this came in a gift set but I would not purchase it on its own.

10. Boots Botanics Organic Facial Oil- Another product that will probably always be in here. I think you guys have heard me go on and on about this product. I hope by now you have tried it as well. 

11. NYX HD Concealer- I got on fairly well with this product. It is not as creamy as say the NARS one or the e.l.f. one but it is very easily blended. It is slightly more on the dryer thicker side. The colors tend to run a tad lighter as well. The coverage was pretty high up there and lasted all day. It did cling to my dry patches though because as I mentioned it is a bit of a dry formula but it didn't do that anywhere else. This is still a great drug store alternative.

12. Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation- This is hands down my favorite foundation, or not foundation? I can't believe I haven't done a full review on this product. This is actually an anti ageing treatment that restores the youthful look to your skin. When I wear it I get so many compliments. Really. Every single time. It is perfect for every day wear. And while it can be a bit pricey, a little goes a long way. I would recommend this product to everyone.

Whew! That was a lengthy one. Congrats and a BIG thanks if you made it all the way through. Let me know if you have tried any of these products and what your thoughts are. 


  1. lovely post! So many cool products - that hand cream looks so lovely!

  2. So many products I need to try! I've been dying to try the Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation!

    Rachel |

  3. Every time I read an empties post I feel like I don't use enough body products. :) that brow wiz stuff sounds awesome. And the night cream, I think I need some of that in my life!

    1. I didn't used to always use so many products but once I started incorporating them into my routine I noticed such a drastic change in my skin for the better.