Empties Part 2 | Summer 2018

Welcome to part two of my empty products review! We’re taking a look at the makeup I’ve used up within the past couple months. Compared to yesterday’s post where I reviewed my empty skin care stash, this one will seem rather short. We all know it’s easier to get through a bottle of cleanser before a tube of lipstick. Regardless, I wanted to share my thoughts on the following products:


Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

What a blast from the past to see the white bottle, right? I’m pretty sure I bought this bottle right before UD changed over to black packaging, but too early to catch it at a sale price. Though I arrived to the world of setting sprays late, I’m forever hooked. There’s a reason All Nighter is so beloved. It truly locks in your makeup and melds powders into the skin for a more flawless finish. Plus, this spray bottle has the finest mist.

Bottom Line: I’m already on my second bottle, and it’s in the new style of packaging. I’m fairly certain I will always have a bottle of this setting spray in my closet.

Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in Light Warm

For a long time, I really liked this concealer. It provides good coverage, brightens the under eye nicely, and is long-lasting. Ever since discovering my Frankie Rose concealer, though, I’ve fallen a bit out of love with this one. It’s more drying and has a slightly too-yellow undertone. At the same time, I wouldn’t be mad if I had to use this concealer. Know what I mean?

Bottom Line: I probably won’t buy again, but mostly because I’ve found an even better concealer.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer in Soft Brown

Despite the explosion of brow-enhancing products in the last couple years, ABH remains the gold standard. It can’t be denied, ABH’s brow pencils are reliable, easy-to-use, and come in a nice array of shades. What I love about the Brow Definer, in particular, is the triangle shaped tip, which makes a quick job of filling in the brows. It also applies evenly and seems to last throughout the day.

Bottom Line: This was actually the second brow definer I purchased, and it was well loved. However, I’m on the hunt for a less expensive variety and am holding off on getting a new one. If I can’t find cheaper pencil that performs similarly, I will repurchase this.

ColourPop Precision Brow Pencil in Dope Taupe

I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and longevity of this pencil, and the brush it comes with is especially good at distributing the product and taming errant brow hairs. What I don’t love is the color. It leans too warm and almost imparts a reddish tone in photographs. Also, similar to the ColourPop eyeliners, the pencil nub breaks easily, wasting product.

Bottom Line: Although I really like the formula of this brow pencil, I probably won’t buy it again due to its color and tendency to break.

Hope you enjoyed this post, and feel free to share what makeup you’ve used up recently in the comments!

xoxo Kelli


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