Finish makeup? You have to be kidding right?!
I can just see that running through the minds of all you makeup afficionados out there 😀 I can quite easily run through my favourite skincare and use it up over time, but makeup is a whole different kettle of fish. I attempted a project once a few years ago, where I only used 1 eyeshadow and 1 blush for a whole month and I barely made a dent in them, much less come close to finishing it.
As much as we like to complain about how little product we get with makeup items for the price we pay, the fact is that we only use very little each time. The product we would use the most would be foundation and that usually runs out more quickly. Not so for me, because I have a ton that I cycle through, but for the majority, foundation is the item that runs out the quickest. Colour products are rarer.
But you know what? I actually have recently finished (or at least practically finished) 2 makeup items very recently, including one colour product, and that makes me kind of proud, in a perverse sort of way 😛 Have you finished any makeup item recently and if so, are you repurchasing or was it just a one off thing?
The first item I finished was the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer. I love it so much, I was using it practically everyday! Although I was just dabbing it on, each dab takes you a little closer to the finish line. The problem however, is that it’s quite hard to tell when it’s finished, because the texture is a little thick and so it sticks to the walls of the clear plastic at the bottom half of the tube.
I realised it was nearing the end, when the sponge applicator came out of the tube looking fairly drier each time I used it. I can still pick up the remnants if I twiddle the applicator around the inside of the tube, but it’s practically done with. I do have my back up on standby already. That’s how much I love it! 😀
The other item I recently practically finished is this Dior Addict lipstick in Icone. Let me tell you that it’s been years since I finished a lipstick so it was very surprising for me one day to twist up the lipstick only to find it would go no further. I had reached the end! Icone is a very wearable daily colour that I keep in my makeup pouch in my bag and tote it about everywhere I go. On days when I want a slightly more toned down rose-red lip, I reach for Icone. When I have a little stain on my lips from brighter lipstick shades, I boost the colour with Icone. When my lips feel dry, I slick a layer of Icone over, because the Dior Addict formula is so lovely and moisturising.
I’m still using it as much as I can and will probably dig out the remainder with a lip brush but it has been ages since I saw the end of a lipstick tube. I don’t have a back up of Icone, but I do have a lot of other shades in the Dior Addict lipstick line I can use so perhaps I’ll find another daily fave there that will see me use it till the end too! 😀
Have you finished a makeup product recently? Was it a colour item?
I don’t forsee myself finishing any more makeup for a while, so I’ll just bask in this ‘achievement’ for a while LOL! But let’s hear about you! Have you finished a makeup product and are you repurchasing if you did?