My Current empties are some of my basic essentials that I use each and every day. While I do try to venture outside of my consistent routine, I usually always repurchase these specific items.
A little guide of products:
Bioderma, Clinique Even Better Makeup Broad Spectrum 15, Glossier Priming Moisturizer, Clinique Even Better Dark Spot Corrector, Clinique Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20, L’Occitane Shea Butter Light Comforting Cream
So first up we have the Glossier Priming Moisturizer. The only reason that I haven’t yet repurchased this item, was simply because I’ve been to lazy to reorder it. I have most of the other Glossier products, especially a stock pile of the balm dotcoms so I didn’t feel like paying shipping for just one item. I wish Glossier had a pop-up store so that I can go and pick one up. For the priming aspect it doesn’t exactly give you a smooth base but it adds moisture with a light priming. It definitely will not lengthen the wear time of your foundation, but for people like me who are very lazy in the morning and don’t want an individual primer, this is perfect. I don’t usually splurge on primers so I thought this really got the job done and moisturized my face without being greasy. I feel like if your face is moisturized well enough, you shouldn’t even need a “primer”.
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Bioderma is one of my favorite ways to remove my makeup before I head to cleanser. I always use the double-cleanse method to remove my makeup which is basically starting with a cleansing balm,milk, oil or water then go in with your regular cleanser. Since I use this method, I highly prefer this cleansing water to the others because, I feel like all others each give off an oily after feel. For cleansing waters in general, I feel like with its price and performance it’s the superior option. I have to go order some very very soon! I have 2 backups currently, but they’re my travel sizes.
Clinique Even Better Makeup Broad Spectrum 15 is the only foundation I currently use, and clearly I love the stuff. It gives you a perfect coverage without looking cakey, as well as has an amazing range of shades because, I can rarely find a perfect match. Mine is in the shade Sand. It was the first foundation I’ve ever purchased, and I’m a bit hesitant to drift into a new one. The price is $26 which isn’t too bad for a higher-end foundation as well as it’s size.
I’ve already gone through 2 bottles of the Clinique Even Better Dark Spot Corrector, and so far I honestly haven’t seen much of a change. I have a ton of acne scarring and it only slightly “corrected” them. For a pretty pricey product, I don’t really think I would pick it up again. I’m really trying to find a product for my acne scars so if you have any recommendations please let me know!
The Clinique Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 is one of my favorites because it has a good dosage of SPF in it. I previously recommended SPF 50 and above in my recent post, but since I usually add a few layers of moisturizer I love the added kick of SPF in this moisturizer. Most moisturizers with SPF tend to not apply well or have a white cast, so since this didn’t have either of those issues, it was a win for me.
The Nature Republic Hand Sanitizer Gel is something I’ve mentioned in my What’s In My Pouch? post. It is my all-time favorite sanitizer because it has amazing moisturizing properties as well as unique scents that are not overbearing whatsoever. I honestly wish I had every scent because I go through them so fast. Since I finished these two I’ve moved onto the Raspberry scent, and so far I think the Avocado is still my favorite scent. It really doesn’t smell like much, but that’s probably why I like it so much.
I never thought I would find a better everyday moisturizer than the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel, but the L’Occitane Shea Butter Light Comforting Cream is a close competitor. Since my skin has recently been very dry, I needed a bit more moisture, and this hit the spot. It’s the perfect amount of moisture, and since it is more moisturizing I can use a lot less product. I take literally everything into consideration before I repurchase anything. Even though the Clinique moisturizer is basically half the price when comparing the 1.7 oz versions, it really doesn’t give you a full moisture effect that those with dry skins aim for. I even tried the lotion version which is meant for dry skin, but it wasn’t much of a difference and had a sticky uncomfortable feel after application. I had to use around 2-4 pumps of the Clinique moisturizer, but only a very small amount of the L’Occitane. Therefore it’ll work out in the end.