Sunday, 7 April 2013

Beauty Products I've Recently Used Up & Would I Repurchase Them?

In today's post I will be showing you all of the beauty products I have recently used up (or hit pan on) and whether or not I would go back and buy another one.

I figure that if you don't like something, why in the world would you keep using it? If you ordered a dish at a restaurant that you didn't like the taste of, I bet you would struggle to finish your plate, if that. 

The same goes for beauty products. So if you like something enough to finish the whole bottle, tube, stick, whatever, then that product must have been doing something right!

So what have I used up?

St. Ives Fresh Skin Invigorating Apricot Scrub
This is probably the third or fourth one that I have bought; I keep seeming to come back to it! This scrub has a sandy texture which really buffs away any dead skin or dirt on the skin, and it always leaves my face feeling buttery soft. If you're ever peeling or getting that "tortoiseshell skin" look, this is great for buffing it away. Plus it can be used on the body too! Just be careful that you don't overuse it because the grainy texture could potentially be rough on the skin.
Would I Buy It Again? Yes!

Nivea Visage Stay Clear Purifying Toner
Confession - I don't cleanse my face in the morning. OH MY GOD, BUT YOU'RE A BEAUTY BLOGGER, WHAT?! I know, I know, but it's because I use this in place of a cleanser in the morning. It does a great job of getting rid of any oil that has built up in my skin while I've been sleeping and it leaves my skin feeling fresh and clean. I've been using this baby for years, and I don't plan on switching brands any time soon!
Would I Buy It Again? Yes!

Rimmel London Match Perfection Foundation in "200 Soft Beige"
I only started wearing foundation daily AFTER GETTING THIS FOUNDATION. It's light, easy to blend, has great medium coverage and lasts all day. In short, I really love this product! My only gripe is that while in the photo it looks like I haven't used it up, I literally can't get any more product out of it unless I remove the pump and stick a brush in there, which is super messy. Annoying. 
Would I Buy It Again? Yes!

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in "10 Light"
This concealer lasted for such a long time, and I was pretty devo when I couldn't get anymore product out of it. It's creamy, easy to blend and is super opaque, making for great coverage. It did leak around the cap so it was hard to travel with, but I loved it so I didn't mind too much. 
Would I Buy It Again? No, but only because this shade wouldn't suit my skin tone anymore.

Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder in "005 Silky Beige"
For someone with oily skin, this is great for mopping up any shine and setting my foundation. It definitely keeps my skin matte and after a few hours I can reapply it without it looking cakey. I wish that it had a translucent finish however, as all the shades in this collection are rather light and can look a bit pale on the skin. 
Would I Buy It Again? Yes, but I think I'll look for a translucent one to try first.

I know there is still quite a bit of product in there, but I thought if I had finished it ALL up, then you guys wouldn't know what the product looked like! I find I finish powder products soon after hitting pan anyway.

The Body Shop All In One Face Base in "04"
This was a staple in my makeup bag in high school when I didn't wear much makeup. I really only use this nowadays on little-makeup days over concealer or BB cream as I'm well and truly on the liquid foundation train now, so I barely use this anymore anyway.
Would I Buy It Again? No.

Maybelline Baby Lips in "Pink Glow"
I have seriously bought almost every flavour of Baby Lips, but I keep seeming to lose them! Like bobby pins and socks, chapsticks always go missing at my house. But I have actually managed to finish this one, which is a first for my chapsticks! This one actually tints your lips too - it goes on clear but then stains your lips a really pretty pink.
Would I Buy It Again? No, but only because I like trying new chapsticks.

Sportsgirl To The Point Liquid Eye Liner
This liner is great for beginners and I used a bunch of them for a good two years as I was teaching myself liquid liner. It's a marker style so it's really easy and quick to use, but now I prefer using dip-style felt tips as I get a blacker and more opaque result. 
Would I Buy It Again? No, but I recommend it for liquid liner newbies.

Lancome Artliner Liquid Eye Liner
I use liquid liner almost everyday, so this one only lasted me a few months (translate: I'm just obsessed with liquid liner). It's definitely worth the money as Lancome products can be quite expensive, but the result is so stunning. It's easy to use, very black, and has a shiny/glossy finish which I'm a fan of. 
Would I Buy It Again? Yes, but I'm going to try drugstore brands until I can afford this kind of product again.

Anna Sui Secret Wish Perfume in "Magic Romance"
I got this as a Christmas present two years ago and it is the loveliest fragrance for those who like soft and sweet fruity scents. The stay power isn't fantastic and neither is it easy to travel with, but the scent and gorgeous bottle more than makes up for it.
Would I Buy It Again? No, I now use the original Secret Wish perfume and love it even more!

What is the last beauty product that you used up and would you repurchase it? Let me know in the comments!


  1. I love posts like these! they are a great way to find new products :) I am a massive fan of the St Ives scrub aswell :D I've just followed your blog, I love it! xo

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  3. Rimmel London seems to have a lot of great stuff! :)


  4. Great post! There is a transparent shade of the Stay Matte powder! I use it and I really like it! The last product i used up was an MOR lip macaron lip balm. I really like it for night time but I wouldn't repurchase only because I have a TON more lip balms to get through!

    x Tashi

  5. Great article! There is a clear shade of the remain Matte powder! I use it and additionally we like it! The final product we utilized increase was some kind of MOR lip macaron lip balm. we really like it for day opportunity but I wouldn't repurchase exclusive because I produce plenty a lot more lip balms to complete!

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  6. I love these products! My fave beauty product that I've found is Touche Eclat Radiant Touch~ it is so shimmery and gives such glowing light and radiance to the complexion! I can't live without it!!!! Loving your blog, babe!

    Lauren at adorn la femme

  7. I strongly agree with you with the Lancome artliner. I think it was either l'oreal or maybelline, which has a very good dupe for this liner. I am so hesitant to buy it before coz it's way too pricey but I seriously want to try it so i did and loved it to all its fairness but.. yeah, I guess it would take awhile before I buy that product again. Hey! your baby lips got a nicer packaging! =p

    deah =) In Love With Sale Blog"

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