Empties: All the Products We Finished This November
It takes some serious dedication to completely finish a beauty product. Whether you used it up because it's just that good or you were determined to get your money's worth—or both—there's great satisfaction that comes with scraping the bottom of the bottle or squeezing the last drop out of the tube. Keep reading to see the beauty products we used up this month!
What it is: Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer SPF 15 ($54)
What it does: Primes skin for makeup and provides daily SPF.
Why I bought it: It's one of those products that I've heard about from fellow beauty editors, so I figured I needed to see what the fuss was about.
Pros: I don't even know where to start with this. I actually don't wear primer so I turned to this product as a daily sunscreen. It absorbs quickly and doesn't leave skin oily at all. The texture is smooth and velvety with a luxe matte finish that's unlike any other sunscreen-infused product I've tried. As far as a makeup primer a.k.a. it's job, it's a winner there too. It creates a smooth, non-porous base that's perfect to apply foundation on without any slippage or flakes.
Cons: Alas, it's a bit pricey and the one-ounce bottle can go a bit too soon.
Will I but it again: You have no idea how sad I was to see this one go. I loved this product so much that I found myself finding various ways to scrape the last little bit out of the bottle. In fact, I may or may not be debating writing to Hourglass and asking if they'll create a 32-ounce pump just so I can never be without this product. Excessive? Nah.
—Caitlin Miller, Site Editor
What it is: Oh, Lola! Marc Jacobs Perfume ($88)
What it does: Keeps me smelling cute over the summer.
Why I bought it: It was a gift from my roommate.
Pros: The scent is playful and cheerful, perfect for spring and summer. I like that this perfume has a light finish, but a strong hold. It lasts quite a while and the bottle looks beautiful on your counter.
Cons: While I love this scent for the warmer months, because of the floral smell it isn't one that I'd wear year-round.
Will I buy it again: I'm buying one as soon as the season changes.
—Sam White, Video Strategist
What it is: Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk ($20)
What it does: Completely refreshes oily roots without leaving residue behind.
Why I bought it: I had been on an epic search for my holy grail dry shampoo and this one was recommended to me about one million times.
Pros: I love the light scent and the fact that I don’t see any white residue on my brunette hair. This stuff banishes every ounce of oil and gives me amazing volume.
Cons: It’s pretty pricey but honestly it’s worth it.
Will I buy it again: If I could order it in bulk, I would!
—Bethany Cantor, Content Director
What it is: Urban Decay Primer Potion ($20)
What it does: Just a dab of product spreads all over the lid for a crease-free eyeshadow look.
Why I bought it: I needed something that would make my eye makeup look fresh all day.
Pros: I can’t even remember when I actually bought it–that’s how long it has lasted me.
Cons: It can get a little dry.
Will I buy it again: Yes, absolutely!
—Claire Rodgers, Junior Editor
What it is: Tatcha Radiant Deep Brightening Serum (travel size shown) ($39)
What it does: Adds a radiant glow and brightens skin over time.
Why I bought it: I have become OBSESSED with skincare products recently and love Tatcha. I will basically put anything on my face that has the word “skincare" attached to it at this moment in time. It was a compulsive purchase. I needed it.
Pros: Since my skincare routine is constantly changing as I’m trying to figure out what works versus what doesn’t work, I was using this serum with a variety of different products that I was switching on and off. During the time that I was using it, my skin definitely felt and looked hydrated/glow-y, but it's hard to tell if it was because of the serum or because of a combination of products that included the serum…I would guess the latter.
Cons: The bottle is so tiny and I ran out within two and a half weeks, and it’s expensive.
Will I buy it again: There are a ton of other serums that I want to try at the moment so I’m going to hold off on purchasing this again until I’m certain that this is the best one!
—Carson Mehl, Senior Social Media Editor
What it is: Tide To Go Pen ($8.99)
What it does: Removes stains from clothing
Why I bought it: I'm super clumsy and spill stuff on myself and need to not look silly at work.
Pros: Gets small spots that would otherwise basically be there the whole day.
Cons: It's not magic. If a stain is pronounced enough it probably will only be slightly dulled by the stick. Things like ketchup can be tough to remove with this product.
Will I buy it again: Yes!
—Zack Handler, Videographer
What products did you finish this month? Share with us your own empties!