At long last – the 2017 Year of Empties Beauty edition, the final post. As you likely already know, makeup is probably the most difficult type of empty to complete, so I was pleased there were a range of some finished product. As usual, since some may vary from travel to full-size, I’ll note each items’ amount in ounces. The full-price size will be included for reference.
This entry will divulge into a a small variety of beauty items. I think 2018 will be the Pan Goal! There are a few smaller items, but none of them were in packets. All items in this post will list their size in ounces.
Guerlain Lingerie de peau Invisible Skin-Fusion Foundation with SPF 20 (.17 oz, qty 1) Price 63.00 for 1.7 oz
Thoughts: The packaging changed for this item, so I have an older model, but this was probably my favorite foundation to reach for. It’s lightweight, hydrating, natural-looking AND has SPF!
Would I purchase? Yes – and I did!
Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray (3x 0.5 oz, 1x 1 oz) Full-size price 32.00 in 4 oz
Thoughts: My go-to setting spray. I’ll do two rounds of sprays, the second spray only after the first dries. I somehow had a few samples of this and used them up before going to the one I’m currently using now.
Would I purchase? As we see here, yes!
It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ (.406 oz, qty 1) Full-size price 38.00 for 1.08 oz
Thoughts: I can’t speak how anti-aging this is, but it’s one of my favorite full-coverage items. I hope they expand their color range so everyone can enjoy this CC+ cream.
Would I purchase? Yes!
Benefit The PORE-fessional (.25 oz, qty 1 and .1 oz, qty 2) Full-size price 31.00 for .75 oz or 49.00 for 1.5 oz
Thoughts: It was my goal this year to finally use up a sample size I have. I was estatic to learn this comes in a travel-friendly size and purchased that before a trip, which you can check out here. I’m currently working on my full-size. Since a little goes a long way, I don’t expect this to die down any time soon!
Would I purchase? Yes!
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 (1 oz, qty 1) Price 44.00 for 1.7 oz
Thoughts: A little goes a long way with this tinted moisturizer, which is one of the reasons I love this. It’s also perfect if I want minimal makeup and an on-the-go look since it’s so natural-looking.
Would I purchase? This is on my list!
IT Cosmetics Tightline Mascara (.067 oz, qty 1) Full-size price 24.00 for .118 oz
Thoughts: I hadn’t tried anything like this mascara before This thin, light wand actually matches well with any natural-looking makeup for on-the-go. I particularly enjoyed how my super-thin lashes looked so natural and stayed light with this.
Would I purchase? As soon as I need mascara and use up what I already have, this very well may be at the top of my list.
Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant Mascara (0.16 oz, qty 1) Full-size Price 24.00 for 0.23 oz
Thoughts: I purchased this as a mini-size, which isn’t too bad of a price at 12.00. The narrow wand is great for target areas, but the formula left residue throughout the day sometimes.
Would I purchase? I’m currently undecided. Since I have tiny lashes that fall easily, and hooded eyes, it’s definitely a challenge to find the right mascara. I’m not sure if I’ll end up purchasing mascara in general after I’ve used what I currently have.
Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara (.17 oz, qty 1) Full-size price 23.00 for 0.27 oz
Thoughts: A pretty decent mascara, I really enjoy these types of wands that are narrow towards the middle. Since my lashes are thin and short, this wand shape grabs them much better than most.
Would I purchase? Maybe, I’m testing out a variety of mascaras at the moment.
NARS Audacious Mascara (.12 oz, qty 1) Price 26.00 for 0.32 oz
Thoughts: My eyelashe just didn’t work with this applicator. It’s best for those who have full lashes and can offer a natural look, just not for me.
Would I purchase? Sadly no.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz (0.003 oz, qty 1) Price 21.00
Thoughts: I’m surprised I finished this! It lasted for so long I believed it was never-ending! Still my go-to eye brow pencil.
Would I purchase? I did!
Kat von D Ink Liner (.007 oz, qty 1) Full-size Price 20.00
Thoughts: Arrived in a subscription box, I was curious about the Ink Liner since it was recommended by a few people. Unfortunately, the tip was a bit stiff and ended up fuzzy too quickly, then dried out sooner than I anticipated. This was unfortunately not my cup of tea.
Would I purchase? No.
And there you have it – the 2017 Year of Empties compilation posts! Did you have any goals met in emptying a product? I’ve been contemplating doing this again, likely my main goal is project pan. Let me know what you think – and happy 2018!