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Beauty Empties // Vol. 1

I always enjoy watching “empties” videos on YouTube and reading about other bloggers’ beauty trash, so I thought I would finally join the fun!

Batiste Dry Shampoo // So, I finally tried out this much-beloved dry shampoo amongst bloggers. While it is a good dry shampoo, I wasn’t overly impressed with it. I heavily rely on dry shampoo to give my hair some texture and grit, and this just didn’t do that. However, this particular formula did do a great job at absorbing oil and helping extend the wear of my hair between washes. I probably won’t be repurchasing this in the near future, but it’s still a good option.

NARS Pro-Prime Smudge-Proof Eyeshadow Base // This tube of primer has lasted me a ridiculously long time – I’m sad that I’m finally out of it! You’ve heard me say this before, but this stuff seriously is like eyelid glue. My shadows – powder or cream – never budge when I start with this as a base. I definitely will invest in another tube of this product – it’s a must-have for us with oily eyelids.

Maybelline Define-a-Brow // I’ve been going through these pencils like no tomorrow – it’s a good thing they are so cheap! This pencil has basically replaced my beloved Anastasia Brow Wiz in an attempt to save a few dollars. I love how tiny and slim the pencil is so I can get a precise, outlined brow.

MAC Pro Longwear Concealer // I may have finished a bottle of this concealer, but I’ve long since started a new bottle. This is one of those products that I truly cannot sacrifice in my makeup collection; I only started using it last year and haven’t looked back since. It’s full coverage and blends seamlessly under my eyes for a smooth, flawless finish.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel // I used points at Sephora a while back to get this product as a freebie. I’ve heard so much about this brow gel, so I had to try it for myself before committing to the full size and price. While it is a great brow gel, I really didn’t find it helpful in keeping my brows in place any better than some clear mascara from the drugstore. And, that’s coming from a gal that has pretty thick and long eyebrows. It was nice to try the product for free, but I don’t think I could bring myself to pay full price for this brow gel.

Benefit it’s Potent! Eye Cream // Seeing as this is the only eye cream I’ve ever tried and owned, I don’t have much to compare it to. That being said, however, I love this eye cream. The formula isn’t too thick but not too light either; it does a fantastic job of hydrating my under eye area, and I’ve even seen an improvement in my dark circles since I’ve been using this product. I think I’m going to look into trying a different eye cream, but I’m sure I’ll come back to this one in the future.

What products have you used up lately?