Holy Empties. I love some trash talk. Believe it or not, there is only one product in this bunch I didn’t like! It was the Caudalie Serum. I can’t find this online so I’m assuming it’s been discontinued. This serum did nothing, smelled kind of funny, and overall made me sad I wasn’t using something else. But for that price tag, I finished it. A product I liked as a primer but not a setting spray is the NYX Matte Finish Spray. I found it helped my makeup stay put when it was applied first rather than last.
A hidden gem in this pile are the makeup wipes from Walgreens. They are very stretchy, smooth, and take off makeup really well. I think these are definitely a drugstore treasure.
One product that I haven’t replaced but is on my list is the Vasanti BrightenUP! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator. This scrub has the consistency of a paste and does a great job of giving your skin that deep-clean feeling without scratching your skin. I will say that this did leave me with a little bit of redness, but my skin didn’t feel irritated. The sample size lasted a pretty long time and I only used it 1-2 times/week, so I wouldn’t feel like the $34 price tag is too much if you think of it as a treatment.
Other than the serum, I honestly love everything else in this bunch. Here are some more in-depth reviews on 3 of these products if you want to check them out: