2017 first beauty empties – skincare, hair, makeup

In my monthly empties, I usually share with you my thoughts on products that range from skincare to hair, body & makeup, and let you know whether I will repurchase the products.

  • My skin type: combo oily in summer, combo dry in winter, acne-prone
  • My hair type: oily scalp and dry hair ends
  • Product usage pattern & preference: affordable makeup & hair products (indulge in certain categories), high-end skincare

Eyes: Revive moisturizing renewal eye cream 

This eye cream is amazing if you have dry, fine line concerns under the eyes! It’s on my top 3 eye cream list for the results it delivers. It’s an expensive eye cream but a small jar goes a long way. I highly recommend it if you don’t mind investing a bit more in skincare.

Repurchase? Yes! I already bought a second jar.


Makeup remover: Lashfood instant eye makeup remover 

I don’t remember why & where I got this as I’ve never heard anyone talk about this product but I’m so glad I bumped into this! It’s extremely gentle, will never sting your eyes, gives you a spa-like treatment with a pleasant smell and texture, and is very effective at taking off makeup (I don’t use it for waterproof mascara though).

Repurchase? Yes after I use up my other makeup removers.


Face: Sunday Riley Luna Oil & Good Genes

Good genes is indeed a good facial treatment but it smells awful. For that reason I’m a still at fence about it. The Luna oil on the other hand is magical! I use it when I have breakouts and the Luna oil helps clear up my skin a lot faster. The trick is that you have to pad and massage the oil into your skin until the blue color disappears. This step alone made a huge difference for me on how Luna oil performs. It is also an anti-aging product.

Repurchase? Yes for Luna oil, maybe for good genes (only because I heard Luna oil works even better when used with Good Genes, not sure about that).


Face: Moisturizers, serum & cleanser

The only two items below that I might repurchase are:

Avene Hydrance cream: it’s very rich but not greasy and is great to use under makeup in the winter time

Caudalie creme sorbet: it’s very lightweight, smells and feels delightful on the skin and can be a good moisturizer in the summer time

Makeup declutter:

The EstΓ©e Lauder sumptuous mascara is great at volumizing and holding the curls. Repurchase? Yes, if I remember it after I go through my other mascaras

The Colourpop eyebrow pencil is too pigmented and waxy for my taste and I prefer a more natural brow pencil. Repurchase? No.

The wet N wild eyeliner pencil and the Kardashian bronzer both have unnatural shimmering effect and I’m just throwing these out. Failure.

Kate Somerville exfoliator

It’s good if you let it stay on your face for 2-3 minutes before rinsing it away. A gentle exfoliator. Repurchase? Maybe 

Perricond MD cream: I am not a big fan of this entire skincare line after trying out multiple products. They are just okay and definitely not worth the price tag in terms of results. Repurchase? NO

Alterna caviar hair conditioner: it’s just okay. Did not provide deep hydration on my hair ends and is not worth the price. Repurchase? NO


More hair:

I have already repurchased the John Frieda subtle lightening shampoo. I dye my hair and this is the first hair lightening product I’ve tried and it actually worked. It helped keep my roots at a lighter and brighter color. The OGX flat iron spray is nothing unique.

Bath & Body Works Candle: This scent is too subtle for me. Repurchase? No


The Trader Joe’s facial cleansing pads are horrible. They are extremely harsh and I ended up using them on my feet… Stay away from them.


Sorry this turned out to be such a long post. Hope you might find it helpful and thanks for stopping by!

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