Some of you might not know this, but I some point in my life I was a HUGE make-up buying motha-lova, especially in college! Seriously. I’ve bought so much make-up over my life that I still have plenty that could hold me for the rest of the my life if it wasn’t for those pesky expiration dates. Yes, make-up has expiration dates!
Anyway, the older I’ve gotten, the more I’ve decided to spread my money elsewhere such as to clothes, home decor, and oh, yeah…bills. 🙁 So, when it has been coming to me running out of a make-up product, I’ve been doing one of two things; See if I already have something to replace it with OR decide if I really need it and buy a replacement that I already know works (read: No new products that I haven’t tried and loved before.)
So, here are some reviews on products that I completely used up and ran out of recently. From left to right, ladies and gents.
- Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation, $29.50, Vichy – I bought this online in January 2011 while being snowed in at my apartment alone. Whenever anyone is stranded indoors with some form of internet access, there has to be some major spikes in online sales. If you have skin discoloration or moments where you need small touches of full coverage, then this is the product you need to keep in your makeup collection. Full coverage, with SPF and allergy tested and approved. This stuff lasts almost forever and I probably would’ve had this longer, but I began to mix it with another foundation (next product) so that helped me run out. The only set back for this foundation is that there aren’t many color selections, only 4 to be exact. I got the “darkest” color they offered which is Golden and it was super light on my NC42 skin. I hope they get more colors eventually, but until then find a good darker and super lightweight foundation to mix with it. I will definitely be buying this again and hopefully soon.
- Maybelline Pure Makeup Foundation in Dark, $8.89, Amazon – I bought this foundation about 3 years ago, I believe (eekk!) when a local drugstore chain was bought out by Walgreens and they were selling EVERYTHING at drastically low prices. I think I paid only $1 for this foundation which was brand new. Dark was the closet color they had to my complexion that wasn’t too light. After some quick Google searches, it seems like this product has been discontinued, which sucks, because this foundation was pretty great. It was 50% water and oil free, which meant lightweight and great for practically all skin types. The application was really smooth and quite lovely. When I ran out of my Clinique Stay-Matte foundation, I reached for this one. However, it was still too dark for me. So, I began mixing it with just a dab of the dermablend foundation(above) and I was in love with the mixture of the two. They provided me with the perfect shade, coverage, and texture! Although it might be discontinued, you can still find some online retailers selling it, but I would be a leary about the expiration dates considering I’m not sure if or when this was discontinued. I wish I could’ve tried this in a color closer to my complexion.
- Origins VitaZing moisturizer and GinZing eye cream, $30 and $35, Origins.com – I got these 2 items in a special set at Macy’s a few months ago and apparently they were the perfect amount to compliment each other, because I ran out of both within 2 days of each other. Nice! Anyway, I loved these guys! The eye cream is great and you can read my quick and to the point review here. The moisturizer was 2-fer! It was moisturizer, but also has a sheer tint of color, which gives the skin a nice and luminous glow underneath your makeup. I would definitely buy these products again in the future, especially the eye cream.
Okay, there you have a list of products that I emptied! I wonder what are the things I’m going to hit empty or “pan” on. Well, we’ll see!