April Empties Makeup & Skincare

April was a bit of a slow month in terms of empties. I feel like I’ve got so many products that I’m so close to finishing but for some reason the last 5% is lasting equally as long as the other 95% had. So hopefully next month I’ll have more to talk about but for now, I’ve got a couple of makeup products and one skincare product to review.


Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Intensive Moisturizing Body Treatment

I bought this moisturises ages ago after I’d been using the Elizabeth Arden hand cream and loving it so much that I wanted it as a body moisturiser as well. Unfortunately for some reason it’s a different formula between the hand cream and the body lotion and I liked the hand cream version better. So I’ve slowly been working my way through this for a while now and finally I finished it. It’s a very thick formula however because it’s so thick it takes a while to sink it. So while it does feel luxurious and smooth and it also smells great, it would leave my skin a little sticky and tacky for a while after it. I won’t be buying this again as I’ve since then found my holy grail body lotion, the Vaseline Intensive Care Cocoa Glow moisturiser, and I live for that now.

Would I repurchase? No.


bhCosmetics Cream Eyeshadow Pot

Now, technically this isn’t an empty because I didn’t finish it however it’s so old and dried up that I can’t use it ever again. I had forgotten about this little pot until recently when I was digging around in my drawers and saw it there. I bought this ages ago when it was recommended online as a dupe for the MAC paint pot however I remember when I first bought it and used it for a few months that it definitely was not. For me and my oily eyelids this cream eyeshadow/eyelid primer didn’t stand a chance. It would last maybe three hours before it was separating and creasing and my eyeshadow was ruined. So I can’t say this was a great loss when I discovered it was dried up and unusable.

Would I repurchase? No.

e.l.f. Matte Magic Mist & Set

I remember buying this years ago when I first got into makeup and thinking that it was a perfect matte setting spray and being so happy that I’d found it stocked in my local Target. Now, a couple of years later, I bought another bottle after seeing it again and thinking that I would be able to stop buying my expensive Kat Von D Lock It Mist after remembering how good this had been before.

Well it turns out that it had only been good the first time because I’d been so new to makeup that I hadn’t had enough experience to compare it to. This is actually a pretty average setting spray in terms of oil control. To sum up, it’ll keep me matte for a couple of hours before my shine starts breaking through and by the end of an eight hour or more day I just look greasy. So unfortunately this wont be replacing the Lock It Mist.

Would I repurchase? No.

Makeup Revolution Fix Oil Control Makeup Fixing Spray

Compared to the e.l.f. spray from above, this was an actually decent setting spray in terms of oil control. This setting spray does about as good a job as any I’ve tried before. It will make me matte and keep me matte for about five hours before my shine starts to peek through and from there on I’ll get progressively more oily until I remove my makeup. And that’s about as good as any setting spray I’ve ever tried so for AUD$9.00 a bottle it’s by far one of the cheapest I’ve used as well. Because, however, it still only keeps me matte for up to 5 hours I will be trying a new setting spray before repurchasing this. But for someone with mildly oily skin who’s looking for a good, cheap setting spray then I would definitely recommend you give this a try!

Would I repurchase? Not for now.

And that’s all for my empties in April! Once again, thanks for reading and hopefully it’ll be a longer list next month.

If you had your own empties list or some thoughts on any of my empty products I’d love to read about them so please leave a comment below!

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