Let’s get straight into it, I guess most of this month’s empties can kind of be considered skincare based. The one I’m devastated most at coming to an end of is my Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil (£32 | 175ml). Words cannot describe how much I loved this cleanser and I’d be repurchasing it in a heartbeat had I not been very kindly sent the DHC Deep Cleansing Oil to try out next. Not only does this cleanser smell heavenly, it dissolves my makeup in seconds with minimal fuss and no panda eyes in sight. It leaves my skin feeling fresh, plump and soft, plus it has never once broken my skin out.
My backup cleanser is one I’m constantly raving about. I try to make sure that I always have a tin of the Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter from The Body Shop (£10 | 90ml) handy. It’s just a great all-around cleanser that gently melts away my makeup. I also use it to clean my brushes as it doesn’t leave any residue. My skin feels very soft and immaculately clean after every use and the formula is non-drying, so it’s ideal for all skin types. This is a very simple but lovely and effective cleanser that does exactly what it says on the tin and I always make sure to stock up when I have a cheeky online promo code.
It’s really no surprise that I’ll be repurchasing the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray (£10 | 30ml). I feel like I’m constantly raving about this, but it’s honestly one of my holy grail products. I won’t go into too much detail as I’m sure you’re bored of me constantly prattling on about it. If you’d like to know more you can read my full review here.
I received a miniature bottle of the Antipodes Divine Face Oil (£21.99 | 30ml) as part of a Christmas gift set. It’s an okay product, but not one I found myself reaching for all that often. My skin loves rosehip oil based products but I didn’t really see any noticeable benefits by adding this into my nighttime skincare routine. I much prefer The Ordinary’s 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil which is less than half the price.
I finally got around to using the two sheet masks my friend picked me up from Sephora when she was on holiday. Out of the two, the Green Tea Eye Mask ($5) was definitely my favourite. It left my under eye area feeling incredibly refreshed and soothed. It was actually relaxing to use and made me feel like I was undergoing a treatment at a spa for a couple of blissful minutes. Unfortunately, I didn’t find anything particularly interesting about the Ginseng Mask ($5) and wouldn’t recommend it.
Finally, the Nip+Fab Viper Venom Micro Blur Fix Primer (£19.95 | 40ml) is a decent primer that helps to blur imperfections and give the skin a soft matte finish. At first, I didn’t like this product at all. When I applied my makeup on top it of it, it would break up into silicone-like balls underneath my base. I later discovered this was because I wasn’t allowing it to dry fully. It a good enough product but it’s not worth £19.95 when there are more affordable options such as The Ordinary’s High Adherence Silicone Primer available which costs only £4 and does exactly the same thing. I would, however, recommend their Viper Venom Wrinkle Fix. It’s an underrated serum which actually visibly reduces the appearance of the fine lines on my forehead.
Have you tried any of these products?
Which skincare and makeup items have you sadly came to an end of this month?