Going through my empties #4

I have been on a mission to use up more products which potentially gives me the space to try more and review them. Most of these products have been well loved and have been in my collection for a while so you may have seen a few.

A cult favourite and a continued repurchase. I have been through so many of these. I mainly use this as a setting spray as it helps set my makeup and gets rids of that powdery look. It has skin calming abilities and helps rehydrate your skin and can be used before and after makeup. It's affordable and does what I need it too. 

Dr Jart UV Sun Milk (discontinued)
SPF has been in my life for a long time and the SPF in your foundation is not enough especially if you are in sunlight a lot. The Dr Jart Sun Milk has a fresh citrus scent and is very lightweight on the skin. It's easy to blend in and leaves your skin with a semi-matte finish so it's fab for people who have oily skin like me. This has sadly been discontinued so I need to find another alternative.

Protocol Collagen Facial Serum*
The Protocol Face Serum has been sitting in my empties pile for a long time. It has truly helped hydrate my skin and left my skin very smooth. I love the pump applicator which grabs every bit of the product from the bottle. It has a gel-like consistency and smells very refreshing, 1 pump is enough for your entire face and neck.

Protocol Baked Mineral Foundation in Dover*
This powder has been a firm favourite of mine as it helps build coverage. It has taken me a year to finish using this powder and I use the daily mainly as a setting powder on the outer areas of my face where I bronze and contour. I am now on my back up and it leaves my skin super smooth.

MAC Velvet Teddy 
My go-to lipstick is at the end of its life, this is my second purchase and is my everyday nude colour, it's the type of shade that looks different on everybody. It's a matte finish and is one of the favourite finishes I like especially since it's opaque and not drying on my lips.

Ardere Cosmetics Flawless Concealer*
Ardere sent me a few products to try two to three years ago and these semi-matte, buildable medium to full coverage concealers have been repurchased repeatedly with my own money since it does such a fab job of concealing blemishes and brightening my under eyes without creasing. Shade 1, 2 and shade 4 are in my beauty collection and I only have shade 1 and 2 left in my backups from my bulk buy when they had a sale on.

That is all for my empties, what products have you used up recently?

Until next time!

Joyce x

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  1. that Mario Badescu spray sounds soooooo good x

  2. I really need to purchase MAC Velvet Teddy! xx

    Maiya |

  3. I love the Mario Badescu sprays. So refreshing and soothing x

    Lauren | By Lauren May

  4. I love an empties post- I'm so nosy! Velvet Teddy is one of my all time favourite shades and the rest of these products look great too although I haven't tried them! - Soph x

    1. Velvet teddy is such a lovely go to shade x

  5. I had a Mario Badescu spray and I think I gave it away as I didn't really use it, massive fan of sprays now so I'm gutted!

    Gemma Louise

    1. definitely pick it up if you have a chance x

  6. I can't believe I've never tried MAC Velvet Teddy, its the perfect nude shade!

    Lucy | Forever September

  7. Velvet Teddy is such a popular shade isn't it, I can see why so many people love it.

    Amy x
    The July Rose


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