EMPTIES | May 2016

For some reason, it felt like this month was never going to end, but it was over and done before I knew it. This month was a strange one for me, since I managed to only empty out a bunch of mascaras. I know finishing three mascaras in one shot seems a little excessive, but it takes a lot to get these lashes to look half decent. Besides, I have a lot to say about these products, so I’m glad I finished them off in time to write this post. If you’d like to learn more about my thoughts on my May 2016 empties, please keep reading!

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Dark Brown

I’ve written about this product a couple of times while I’ve had this blog (1, 2) and it’s safe to say that I really enjoy this product. This is the second one I’ve gone through, and it took me a while to finish this one up since I first bought it way back in August because I’ve been alternating between this, the ABH Dipbrow, and the NYX Micro Brow pencil. I go into more detail about this product in the previous posts I’ve written, but to sum it up, it’s a wonderful pencil to use when you’re in a rush, it’s very easy to work with, comes in a variety of shades suitable for anyone interested in trying it, and I absolutely will be repurchasing this product.

Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara

I received this sample close to the beginning of 2016, and wasn’t really expecting much when I decided to try it out. Some mascaras, individual mascaras, don’t really do much for my lashes, so I didn’t think this one would be any different. However, when I tried this mascara for the first time, I saw the light. Holy shit, is this stuff ever good! It makes your lashes look so thick, long, and voluminous while keeping them separated – seriously a dream come true. I was immediately in love, and used it religiously until it dried up to the point where it was unusable. The only thing is that it doesn’t keep a curl, but on my lashes, that’s usually the norm unless they’re waterproof, so here’s hoping that Marc Jacobs comes out with a waterproof version of this bad boy soon enough, because once they do, I’ll be all over that. Regardless, it was one of the few mascaras I decided to actually buy in a full size. Miracles happen, y’all.

Benefit They’re Real! Tinted Lash Primer

This was also another little sample I received, and honestly, I really liked this product as well. I enjoyed using it on days when I wanted some lash definition but didn’t want it to look like I was wearing mascara, and I also found that it helped my mascara go on better without clumping or looking like spider legs. Again, it didn’t help hold a curl, but I don’t think it’s meant to do that. It didn’t have a terribly noticeable effect on lengthening my lashes, but it did help them look slightly thicker. Would I buy the full-sized product? I don’t think so, only because I don’t think lash primers are absolutely necessary, but it was fun to try out.

Maybelline Volum’ Express Colossal Chaotic Lashes Mascara

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this before on my blog, but whenever I wear mascara (which is basically every day), I usually wear 2: a regular one and a waterproof one. I do this because if I don’t use a waterproof one, my lashes don’t stay curled. I’m not too picky with which waterproof mascara I use, so I usually grab whatever is on sale at the time. That was the case for this mascara, and unfortunately, I wasn’t a fan of this one. The brush was way too big to get on the base of my lashes, and when I used it on its own, it made my lashes very clumpy. I guess I should’ve expected that with a mascara that’s literally called “chaotic lashes”. Needless to say, I will not be repurchasing this mascara and would not recommend it for people with thin, sparse lashes.

Did you have any empties this month?

What did you think about them?

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