August Beauty Empties

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I decided to transfer some of the content here on the blog for you to enjoy whenever you’d like. I wanted to highlight a few items that I’ve used to the last drop. I feel that until you give a product a few months to work its magic, you can’t really tell if it’s a keeper or not.

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However, there are products that have irritated my skin. In those instances, I’ll let you know right away; as is the case in today’s post.

Here are this months’ empties. Let me know in the comments below if you’ve tried any of the products and how you faired with them.

Don’t forget to check out this beauty empties video on YouTube

Houston beauty blogger Maria Munoz

Biossance Squalane + Marine Algae Eye Cream

This .5 fl oz jar actually lasted longer than expected. A little goes a long way. The cream is thick and glides on easily. It also did not sting my eyes; some products will seep onto my lashes and burn my eyes.

I like that my under-eye area was hydrated and I looked fresh when I applied in the mornings.

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Revolution Skincare 20% Vitamin C

I stumbled across this product inside Target. I was familiar with Revolution makeup, but not their skincare line. I picked up their Vitamin C cream cleanser, eye cream, and this 20% Vitamin C.

Upon application, my face started to sting. I have a high tolerance for Vitamin C and have used a high concentration like this before. However, this one was very uncomfortable. This is one item I couldn’t continue to use in its entirety.

I did use it for a couple of weeks but decided against continuing.

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Big Fat NO!

Kristin Ess Style Reviving Dry Shampoo

I first came across this brand at Target and have since made many Kristin Ess purchases there and at Ulta. Their haircare line is affordable and gives results.

After trying many dry shampoo brands, I finally found one that I like. The scent is pleasant, not overbearing. I like how much the product is dispensed as well.

The only downside is the white residue that shows on my dark roots. I just rub it in and it disappears, but I have since purchased their dry shampoo for brunettes. I’ll keep you posted.

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Already have

Tarte Cosmetics Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara

I’ve actually had this longer than I should (read about makeup expiration dates here) but it’s so good.

This was more of an everyday mascara for me. I would alternate between the It Cosmetics Superhero (on days I really wanted to play up my lashes) and this one. It’s a great mascara; no flaking, no smudging which I love.

It is a bit on the pricier side, but if you like good quality, cruelty-free makeup, this one is a goodie. It’s a 4-in-1 mascara claiming to lengthen, curl, volumize & condition your lashes. I definitely see the lengthening and my eyelashes seem to like it.

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Tarte Cosmetics Busy Gal Brows Tinted Brow Gel

Another product that I’ve had for a while now. I actually grew to like this product because it was a no-go for a while.

After years of overplucking, my eyebrows are very uneven and there are spots missing hair. This product is meant for a quick once over to help shape and lightly coat your brows with color (I’m using medium brown.)

I needed something to precisely filling in my brows. The applicator is a small, narrow spoolie and would not let me actually define my brows. Therefore, I hated it. Now that my eyebrows have filled in, I actually reach for it to quickly shape and color. But it’s now so old, the formula is thickening so it’s time to toss.

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