YAY! I’m all done with the “Finish Five by Fall” project that I set out to do in August. So how do you think I fared…?
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer – Empty
Great primer, but the slippery silicone feel is not my favorite. I probably won’t repurchase (because I’ve determined that the Make Up For Ever HD primer is my favorite), but it was very easy to use up and does a good job as a primer.
Clinique Perfectly Real Makeup Foundation – Empty
Ugh, I HATE this foundation. I honestly don’t know how or why I bought and used this stuff. Poor coverage and short lasting power (of the already blah coverage) is not a great combination. Plus there was always a sparkly residue on my hand afterward?! Why and how?!?!
Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes Eyeliner – Lil’ bit left and will finish
For some reason, I haven’t been wearing eyeliner very often…? Maybe I’m just going through a phase… I really do like this eyeliner though and will attempt to finish it!
Benefit They’re Real Mascara – Empty
Of course I’m still in love with this bad boy that calls for compliments like none other. The only thing I noticed (that I never have before) was how much of a pain it was to take off! I would find myself picking at my lashes in bed at night because I never got all the mascara off. Annoying feature but still SO worth it.
Dior Addict Extreme Lipstick – Lil’ bit left and giving it away
Hmmm… I’m not sure how I feel about this lipstick. I do know that I love the packaging (who doesn’t love mini Dior?!) but the color is not my favorite. I like a very vibrant, more matte lipstick formula and this is sheer and glossy. I may see if one of my friends wants this because I doubt I will use it up. Real life frans, who wants it???
Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector – Lil’ bit left and don’t care
Lemme set the scene for my feelings on this product: The first week of this project I set this “lip perfector” on my desk at work to try and use it every chance I could. A co-worker walked in, saw it and immediately stated, “Ohmygosh, I hate that stuff.” Thankfully I had already come to the same conclusion (otherwise I would probably have been offended). The smell is sickeningly sweet and the gloss itself rubs off before you can finish putting it on. The feeling is a weird one – almost a sensation of chapped lips which who wants that?! This was a no-no-never for me which is so sad because I LOVE Clarins. But every company has some “miss” products every now and then.
So I didn’t “finish five by fall” but I learned a lot about these products and streamlined my makeup even more. Whoop! Glad to get some
junk stuff outta here!
Did you do a “Finish Five by Fall” challenge? How did you fare? Are there any other upcoming challenges or project pans that I need to know about? Have you tried any of the products I finished (or tried to)? How do you feel about them? Let me know in the comments below!