My favorite kind of blog post to write: a big, fact empty review on the products I have finished in the past 6 months or so. I narrowed down the list to cover only the products I haven’t talked about too much in the past (e.g. there is no point to keep discussing my empty of Vintner’s Daughter Botanical Active Serum), so it doesn’t get too redundant. Here we go, the first empty review of 2019.
Bifesta Eye & Lip Makeup Remover: hands down the best eye makeup remover I have found at the drugstore, not only does it come with insanely good price tag, it does wonders at taking off waterproof mascara without causing blurry vision or discomfort in the eyes. Reminds me a lot of the Clarins waterproof eye makeup remover, but at a fraction of the price. Would 100% recommend it to anyone that wears waterproof eye makeup.
Dior Lip Glow in 001 pink glow: This is the item that makes this empty review particularly exciting, because I have finally, completely used my a lipstick (for the first time in my life)! What a monumental moment, if I may say so myself. It’s many people’s favorite, and it’s for a good reason. The Dior Lip Glow is a combination of balmy lipstick and a nourishing lip balm, which does a good job at keeping your lips moisturized while adding a bit of healthy pink glow, as the name suggested. Dior has expanded the line last year (or in 2017?) and added a lot more shades to the offering, I’m currently using 004 Coral Glow, a very flattering shades for my olive undertone. You may say it’s a bold statement, but I really see this as a handbag stable for every single girl!
I have also finished up 2 eye creams since last empty review. Not going to lie, eye cream review is something I often struggle with, because for the most part, I cannot really tell if they are doing anything, I mean is removing wrinkle and dark circle even possible, scientifically speaking? However, what I can tell you is that the Goop Perfecting Eye Cream has the best texture and finish I have ever come across in an eye cream. And a side note, I love, LOVE this simple and elegant package. If you have tried the Drunk Elephant C-Tango Vitamin C Eye Cream, they feel very similar on the skin, but the Goop one just feels a tad more luxurious, based on my personally experience. I wouldn’t say it has helped with any fine lines, but it does keep my under eye very moisturized.
The other eye cream I have digged out the last drop of is the infamous La Mer the Eye Concentrate, no doubt the most expensive eye cream I have used. Is it worth the price? Well, it’s a very personal question, and I hate to admit it, but I do actually quite enjoyed using it. It didn’t get rid of my fine lines, but my very dry under eye areas felt a lot more nourished and moisturized, and fine lines seem to be less visible. Between the Goop Perfecting Eye Cream and the La Mer the Eye Concentrate, I do prefer the latter, even though The Goop One feels wonderful on the skin. Would I repurchase the La Mer? Maybe, if I get a big bonus or some sort.
SkinCeutical H.A. Intensifier: a really lovely hydrating serum, that looks intensely purple but doesn’t show up on the skin at all. It sinks into the skin in a matter of seconds, and keeps my skin moisturized. Even when my skin is on the sensitive side after consecutive days of using retinol, this one still doesn’t cause any irritations. My favorite way of applying the serum is to mix it with vitamin C serum at day time, or mix it with moisturizer at night when my skin is drier than usual. Will definitely repurchase.
Dermalogica pure light SPF 50: it’s a good daytime moisturizer with proper SPF protection, doesn’t feel greasy on the skin, and the package also makes it really easy to tell how much product you have left. But it’s not my favorite SPF moisturizer, I would prefer the Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47 and Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 over this, mainly because the other two gives me a nice glow, while the Dermalogica one feels more like shiny skin, which is a fine line of difference, but nevertheless, a difference.
PCA Skin ReBalance Moisturizer: it’s a basic, no-fuss, lightweight moisturizer that I would describe as watery cream. But don’t be fooled by the lightweight texture, it has the right amount of moisturizing power for my combination to dry skin, works well day and night. It has no scent, gentle on the skin and gets the job done. Even though I wouldn’t call it my one of my favorite moisturizers, it’s a good one to always fall back to. I most likely won’t be repurchasing it any time soon, but I certainly wouldn’t be mad if I have an extra jar.