Welcome back to day 3 of the Twelve Days of Empties! Today we’ll be looking at base products for the face:
The first product is The Ordinary’s HIgh Spreadability Fluid Primer. I have mixed feelings about this primer; it feels amazing going on the skin, but I don’t think it prolonged the wear of my foundation, and it also ran out really quickly. I bought it in June and was finished by the end of August, despite it having the 30 mL like most other primers. The typical 30 mL primer would usually last almost a year for me, so I don’t know what happened there. My friend said the same for hers, so it’s not just me. That being said, I would consider repurchasing it because it did feel great every time I applied it.
The next two are not actually empties, but tosses. The L’Oreal Infallible Never Fail Foundation was given to me, and I think I have only used it a handful of times because it was too dark for my skin tone. I am tossing it because I have had it for way too long, and I don’t think they even make this anymore. I think they may have replaced it with the Infallible Pro Matte and Pro Glow foundations, which I am totally ok with. It was a mediocre foundation at best, whereas the Pro Matte would totally be a drugstore holy grail, if only they had a shade that matches me.
The Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream in Buttercream is totally a “YouTube Made Me Buy It” product. I bought it after Estee Lalonde raved about it, and this was before I figured out that Sephora takes returns, because if I had known, it probably would have gone right back to the store. It is terrible; the texture was off putting, the coverage was very light, and the worst part of it was the smell. It had some weird chemically smell every time I used it, and it didn’t fade as you wore it. I had to wear so much concealer with it that it basically wasn’t worth the effort, and I could never get over the smell. I hung on to it in hopes that I would change my mind over it, but it never happened.
The Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer was another product that a lot of YouTubers raved about, so when I got a deluxe sample with my Sephora order, I was excited to try it. It actually feels pretty good on the skin, not too heavy but provides a good amount of coverage. It did oxidize a little on my skin if I remember correctly, so that’s definitely something to take into consideration when picking a shade. I enjoyed using it while it lasted, but I don’t know that I would repurchase it just because there are other similar products that I enjoyed more.
Above: L’Oreal Infallible Never Fail Foundation, Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream in Buttercream, and Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in Sand.
That’s it for today! See you tomorrow for more empties!