'April empties?' I hear you say? Yes I know it's now the middle of May but I am super super behind due to being unwell and then throwing myself back into work with a vengeance last week.
Am still studying like a teenager sitting GCSE's but have a few posts scheduled now. I did toy with whether to post this at all but it's written so hey.....
So here are my April empties and the best of the best of them.
Clinique Take The Day Off balm-You can read all amount this balm cleanser in my recent Evening skincare routine post but I think this no fuss, no nonsense cleanser is a great introduction into the world of balm cleansers. Gentle but effective and safe to use round the eyes it's a brilliant first cleanse to remove your make up. My top tip is to use a wet flannel to remove from the skin.
Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes-Lancome mascaras are just brilliant, I don't think there is one I haven't tried and loved! This mascara is great for a fluttery, separated look. Keep your eyes peeled for a full post about this soon on my blog. You can see it in action here if you don't want to wait that long.
Clarins Instant Eye Make Up Remover-I read about this on Vivianna Does Makeup absolutely ages ago and when Anna raves about something I am usually all over it. I was definitely not disappointed. This is a super effective bi-phase eye make up remover that breaks down even the toughest mascara (and I tend to use a primer, mascara and then waterproof top coat). Nothing is too much of a match for this bad boy.
Tarte Lipsurgance Lip Tint in Glee-I really love the formula of the Tarte Lipsurgance lip tints-they have a satin finish, last ages on the lips and are totally non drying. The pencil makes application a cinch as you just colour in your lips-the pencil won't tug at all. The colour is very saturated and rich-Glee is a vibrant mid toned pink.
Daniel Sandler Micro Bubble Lipstick in Micro Femme-I have a whole post dedicated to this lipstick here so for swatches and an in-depth review just click the link. This lipstick really blew me away and the colour is so unique-it's like a deep raspberry shot with gold, just stunning. The formula is glossy and moisturising.
Sadly both this lipstick and the Tarte lip tint met a premature end and succumbed to the Dubai heat when I left my make up bag in the car overnight and they both snapped the next day-to be fair both were stubs but when two of your favourite lipsticks basically die in one day it can be devastating.
Do let me know if you would like to know anything about any of the other products I used up and photographed above. My empties posts were becoming so long and boring I just stick to the standouts for review now.
For the record, I definitely wouldn't repurchase the Nivea eye make up remover, terrible stuff.