April Beauty Empties

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It’s incredulous how fast this year is going. May is here and before we know it, Summer will be in full swing. Lately, I’ve been trying to use up as many beauty products, ranging from 3-6 products a month. This has helped me rediscover some products in my kit, as well as make room for future purchases. In the month of April, I found myself reaching for some of my favorites that I would re-purchase, and others not so much. Below I listed my empties for the month of April.

Feel free to share your April empties!

 

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Bath &Body Works Fragrance Mist in Paris Amour and Carried Away

Nars Duo Concealer in Praline/Toffee

Nars Pressed Powder in Heat

Nars Stick Concealer in Caramel, Amande, & Cacao

Bobbi Brown Face Touch up Stick in Almond

Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer in Honey

Marc Jacobs Fragrance Rollerball in Daisy and Daisy Eau So Fresh

Sonia Kashuk Brush cleaner

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Amande

Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Macao

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Kay

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How to De-pot Your Lipsticks

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Hi Dolls! After accumulating so many lipsticks over the years, I decided to make a lipstick palette. In the past, I found it too much of an annoyance to organize my lipsticks and make room for new ones. I tried the lipstick holder, and other containers, but I find de-potting them to be the most efficient method. In the past, I’ve used clear containers from JoAnne’s & Michael’s, but I prefer the MAC palettes, because their durable, sleek, and inexpensive. With that said, this is how I label and depot my lipsticks.

What You Need

Empty palette

Lipsticks of choice

Metal spatula

Lighter

Metal spoon

Candle

Newspaper/Paper towels

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Top Row (L-R): Revlon Mauve it Over, Revlon Pink Pout, Revlon Temptress, Revlon Stormy Pink, Wet n Wild 511B, Rimmel Kate Collection 06 Bottom Row (L-R): Wet n Wild’s Purty Persimmon/Reflect Orange, Black Radiance 5112, L’Oreal The Mystic’s Kiss LD, Black Radiance 5042A, MAC Paramount, NYC’s Mahogany 320.

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Step 1: Place newspaper/paper towels down on desk, light your candle and place down onto the newspaper. This will limit a messy area.

Step 2: Select your lipstick, twist up, and cut the lipstick at the base with the spatula onto the spoon. Scoop the remaining lipstick thats at the bottom of the tube with the spatula.

Step 3: Hold spoon over candle until lipstick is thoroughly melted

Step 4: Pour lipstick into empty palette and let cool

Step 5: Label your lipstick

Then Repeat!

Kay

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Clinique Stay-Matte Oil-Free Makeup

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Spice

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Golden

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Availability & Pricing

Clinique stores

Clinique.com – $23.00

Sephora- $23.00

Amount of Product

1 oz. / 30 ml

Shades

(24) Golden

(25) Spice

Pros

Creamy

Medium- Full coverage

Conceal imperfections

Leaves face matte for over 8hrs

Shine free

Great for every day wear

No breakouts

Light-weight

Cons

N/a

 

Overall Thoughts

I was a bit skeptical of this foundation at first, since I’ve never tried any Clinique products before, and I was afraid I would breakout, due to my sensitive skin. To my surprise my skin reacted well to this foundation. I wore it for 3 consecutive days for 8 hours, and not one pimple appeared. In addition, when wearing this foundation, my skin can still breath, and I didn’t have a tad bit of shine throughout the day. I have 2 shades pictured, because the woman at the Clinique counter didn’t match me correctly. The Spice shade was too red and dark for my complexion. So, I returned it and got the next shade lower from Spice, which is Golden. It’s a PERFECT MATCH! This foundation is suitable for those with oily/combination skin. I believe I’ve found my ultimate favorite foundation for everyday-wear. The best $23 spent!

What is your everyday foundation?

Kay

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Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer

Availability & Pricing
Nars
Nars.com
Sephora
$28.00
Amount of Product
0.22Oz
Shade
Amande
Pros
Long Wearing
Crease proof
Conceal imperfections and fine lines
Lightweight medium to high buildable coverage
Cons
None
Overall Thoughts:
Ladies and Gents, this concelaer is a Holy Grail staple for me. This concealer goes above and beyond, by concealing under-eye circles, and creating a luminous and flawless finish. The sales associate at Sephora urged me to get it, so I went out on a limb and I’m glad I did. I apply this product: under my eyes, down the center of my nose, and my forehead. I then set it with a setting powder (2 shades lighter than my skin tone) to achieve a highlighted effect. This concealer is great for any skin type, and there are 10 shades to choose from. I will definitely re-purchase this product.

 What NARS products do you currently own?

Kay
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