I'm trying work my way through some beauty items and I think I'm actually making progress! I opened up my bag of extras to a voiding visiting from out of town, we tried a GlamGlow mask that needs a few more attempts before I roll out a true review, but she helped thin out some of my reserves. Eventually I'll be able to get back to a well curated and very edited cosmetics kit. Here are my June empties so far.
e.l.f. Hydrating Face Primer: purchased a few months back when it felt like my makeup was sliding all over and eventually off my face during the day. This is actually the second bottle and while cheap and mostly effective, I won't be repurchasing. The bottle only actually holds about 1/3 the amount it looks like it does and the last 10 days using it are a frustrating mess of scraping out dregs with a q tip at 5:30am. No thanks. Plus there are some other brands I'd like to try, and right now my makeup seems to be holding okay, maybe in part to my new Beauty Blender.
NARS Radiant Cream Concealer in Custard: This is probably the 4th one I've purchased and actually the longest lasting tube as it broke in a spot on the neck that actually let me get at all the product that gets abandoned in the bottom of this one. The whole black section on top cracked some how and while dangerous considering it could pop open and unwanted times (run commute backpack + open concealer), it was nice to feel like I was getting all that I paid for. This stuff is the only thing that stays underneath my eyes for a whole workday, as long as I don't eff with it during the day. Had a new one in reserve I love it so much!
I also tried a couple of these samples quickly over the last few weeks:
Kiehls Super Multi-Corrective Cream - Went to purchase the full size the morning after I used this it was so good! I couldn't remember the name of it and the sample package was a different color than the jar in the store so my wallet was saved, for the day at least. I checked online the next day and decided this is definitely going in next month's budget or when I run out of moisturizers. It was so smooth and glowy IMMEDIATELY I was completely won over. It felt clean and rich but not too thick all at the same time.
Clarins Super Restorative Total Eye Concentrate - Just found one of these tucked away in a bag and gave it a shot overnight a few days ago. It was a little thick for my taste, I'm still on the hunt for the perfect gel under eye cream. This was in a pinch because my skin felt a little dry, but wasn't anything special.
Sisley Paris Black Rose Cream Mask - If you follow my Insta stories you know this already - best smelling mask ever. Rose seems to be in everything lately and I'll admit I was annoyed and skeptical at first but this mask and this perfume (and this one!) have been making a rose woman out of me.
And that ladies and gentlemen is my very late beauty recap for the month. Fingers crossed I can get my July thoughts down and coherent before September.