Nicole Keen
Nicole Keen

#Empties: Three Beauty Products That Were Gone Too Soon

My bathroom cabinet, vanity, dresser and desk (you get the idea) are overflowing with beauty products I’ve been meaning to try, so it usually takes me a while to use things up. A lot of the time I’ll try something once, decide it’s not for me and pass it onto a friend. So when I’m actually scraping the bottom of a beauty product, you know it must be good. Here are three beauty products that I used until the bitter end and will be restocking immediately!

Vichy Pureté Thermale 3 in 1 One Step Cleansing Micellar Solution
If you haven’t tried a micellar water yet, this is a great one to pick up. I personally loved that it wasn’t scented and didn’t irritate my sensitive skin. Occasionally, if I was feeling lazy I would use this in place of my usual cleanser, but more typically it became my go-to for just removing my bright lipstick at the end of the day. It didn’t dry out my lips or leave me with a funky aftertaste, which made it a daily staple.


eos Smooth Sphere Lip Balm in Sweet Mint
I’m obsessed with this lip balm—I have one in my purse, one on my nightstand and one at my desk. Basically, I’m never without one. I especially love that it’s 100% natural, and I can rest easy knowing I’m not ingesting all kinds of unpronounceable chemicals. Plus, it’s incredibly moisturizing without feeling sticky, and the mint flavour doesn’t clash with my toothpaste, so I can apply it right before bed. Oh, and in case you haven’t seen one of these nifty balms before, they start out looking like a 3D globe…as you can see, I’ve worn mine right down to the nub.


Benefit Boi-ing Industrial Strength Concealer in 01
I’m pretty picky about my concealer because it’s one of the beauty products I use every single day without fail. I don’t love the feeling of foundation on my face, which means I rely on concealer to cover up imperfections like blemishes and discolouration. This formula won me over because it’s super creamy and easy to apply with my fingertips, and just a dab provides great coverage, so you don’t have to lay it on thick (they’re not kidding with the “industrial strength” moniker).