Beauty Empties

Nothing feels better than completely using up a beauty product and I have a few great beauty empties to share. Here are some of the products that I've used up recently:

CHANEL Vitalumiere Compact ($70): I think this is the fifth CHANEL compact powder I’ve gone through. CHANEL powders are definitely my favourite because they're finely milled enough to apply over liquid/cream foundations and concealers. The Vitalumiere compact is particularly great because it matifies my skin without looking cakey or clinging to dry patches and it adds just the perfect amount of coverage to achieve flawless, even skin (I find the Mat Lumiere offering doesn't settle as nicely on my skin). It's definitely a pricey product but I never regret picking this up.

Hydraluron Moisture Jelly ($25): You probably wouldn’t guess this from reading my blog because there’s a heavy makeup focus on here, but I absolutely adore skincare. I try to limit the number of new products I introduce into my skincare routine in an effort to keep my complexion as clear as possible, but I’m a total sucker for a good skincare product. That being said, I’m a huge fan of gel textured moisturizers - they have a light texture and make a great base for makeup. When I started using this product my chin was extremely dry from using topical blemish/acne cream and the Moisture Jelly really helped to hydrate those dry patches on my skin but wasn’t overly greasy/shiny for the rest of my oily complexion. I also love the packaging – you pump the top bit to get product out, which means you can really use every last drop.

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate ($51 for 30mL): I don’t think there is a more effective oil at this price point on the market (if you know of any, leave them in the comments below!). This is a really lightweight oil that I use at night all year round. It hydrates my skin (as you would expect) but I'm more impressed with how well it evens out the texture of my skin. Additionally, when I’m suffering from hormonal blemishes this soothes those irritated areas while reducing redness. Just a great product – definitely worth a try.

Sarah Chapman Skinesis Skin Tone Perfecting Booster (£58): I’m currently on my second bottle of this, which is a huge deal because a) I get it from FeelUnique, which takes a 2-3 weeks to ship to Toronto and b) I’ve had to pay duties both times I’ve ordered this product – that’s how much I love it. If you have hyper-pigmentation you need to try this out. It has a thin, jelly-like consistency that soaks into the skin in seconds and is totally fine under makeup. I use this day and night, with a moisturizer and SPF over top during the day or the Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate at night. Within only a couple weeks of use I could already see my hyper-pigmentation marks reducing and I think the regular use of this product has also really helped prevent hyper-pigmentation spots from appearing in general. Love, love love!

Dove Oxygen Moisture Root Lift Spray ($9): This is a fantastic drug store product that gives your roots that oomph you need. I have very fine hair and I’ve been growing it out to donate for cancer wings since May (my hair reaches my hips now) - so I can use all the volume I can get. I spray a ton of this incredibly light mist through the roots of my hair and blow dry as usual. It really lifts the roots without leaving any residue or weighing down my hair. I’ve repurchased this and I’m definitely going to continue using it – great product for my fellow fine haired friends!

Keep checking the blog for more Empties posts - my empties bin is already starting to pile up again!