Sunday, February 01, 2015

january 2015 empties

I love reading about empties, because most of the time, the reviews for those products are so much more accurate than if you've used the products for a couple of days. I finished some products this month and here are some mini reviews/thoughts for you.

  • Perfect Whip Foam Cleanser. If you read my post about pH and cleansers, then you'll know that I will not be repurchasing this cleanser. I loved it because it was affordable and my skin felt so clean, but after I found out it was destroying my acid mantle (your skin's natural barrier) with its pH level of 9. Your skin is naturally acidic (4.5-5.5 pH), so I'm on the lookout for a cleanser with a similar pH level!
  • ROC Multi-Correxion 5-in-1 Eye Cream. Also will not be repurchasing. It's fine; it's moisturizing and wears well under makeup, but it's heavily fragranced (not a fan), and I didn't see any improvement in terms of what it promised. At least my eye area didn't get worse? I confess, I'm always on the hunt for a good eye cream, so recommendations would be appreciated! I recently bought the Mizon Snail Eye Repair Cream based on rave reviews, so hopefully that one will work well.
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion. This stuff is pure magic. I have extremely oily eyelids and if I use any sort of mascara (waterproof or not), pencil or gel eyeliner, I WILL have raccoon eyes, unless I use this primer. I will definitely repurchase in the future, but I have to use up another primer first--I heard great things about the Etude House Proof 10 Eye Primer, which is supposed to be a dupe. I'll review it after I've used it for a while!
  • Nivea A Kiss of Shimmer Lip Balm. I bought this while I was at Target one day just on a whim because it had an SPF of 4 (it's really hard to find lip balms with SPF!). I don't really like the color; the shimmer was much too frosty, but it was moisturizing and did it's job. Will not repurchase.
  • Maybelline Baby Lips in Peach Kiss. Everyone loves the Baby Lips, but I'm just not a fan. It's moisturizing upon first application, but leaves my lips incredibly dry after it fades. Will not repurchase or try other colors.
  • Skin79 Hot Pink Super BB Cream. If you can get over the slight gray tone to this BB cream, I would absolutely recommend it. It's creamy, blends and wears well throughout the day, and has medium coverage that doesn't look cakey. I liked the gray tone, simply because it neutralized my yellow tones a bit and brightened my skin tone. As for the things that it promises in terms of wrinkle care, brightening, etc...didn't really results. I don't rely on BB creams for skincare, so it didn't bother me. I also tried the gold version, which is slightly more moisturizing, so if you have dry skin, I would go with that one. I would repurchase this except I have a tone of BB creams to go through, so I will wait until I finish a few. Yay for product hoarding?
What have you finished recently?


  1. I keep seeing that BB cream everywhere so I'm very curious as to trying it now. Great post!

    1. It's a good bb cream! You should try it. :)

  2. Thankyou so much for the mini review! Been really curious about Urban Decay's Primer Potion, my eyelids are also super oily and I really hate how eyeliner and eyeshadow never worked out for me.
    About Etude House's Proof 10 Eye Primer, for me it was nice. However the primer might leaves white cast that ended up like "eye boogers" (idk the formal and proper word lol XD) which is pretty hard to remove. ^^

    Anyway I really loved your blog! Just followed you via GFC ^_^

    1. Oh no! I'll try to be careful when I try it. Thanks for letting me know!