What products do you finish over and over?

Anastasia Dipbrow, Anastasia Brow Gel, Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder, Farmarcy Green Clean, Biologique Recherche PIGM400, Jack Black Lip Balm.

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Pixi Hydrating Milky Mist, Cover Girl Micro Fine Brow pencil, L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara, IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara, CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser, Mario Badescu Aloe and Rosewater Facial Spray, Shiseido Cotton Pads, The Ordinary “The Buffet”, The Ordinary 100% Plant Derived Squalane.

Bum Bum Lotion (original)
Australian Gold Sport Sun Screen (SPF 50)
Tarte BB “Foundation”; Tarte Shape Tape
Pretty Vulgar Mascara- Black Swan
Beauty Pie Lip Balm
Great Value Products Volume Gel and Foam (Riff off Paul Mitchell) from Sally’s Beauty
Dry Bar Spray Wax
Milani Lip Gloss
Clarins Blush (1 lasts about 2 years but I always replace)

Zelens PHA+ bio resurfacing pads
DCL Dermatologic Vit C-scape high potency night cream
Drunk Elephant Vit C eye cream
Vivier Hexam Gentle Cleanser
Kate Sommerville Uncomplikated SPF 50 setting spray
Sugar advanced therapy lip balm
Olaplex conditioner
Shiseido facial cottons
Q-tips – the pointy ones
Elizabeth and James dry shampoo (it’s NEVER in stock anymore at big S..ugh.. any feedback on Amika dry shampoo?)
Hitting pan on Hourglass ambient lights in Mood Light. A product I use all the time so will replace

I love Amika, but it is so expensive and I don’t think it lasts very long. When I was using it regularly (3-5x a week because I like to use it to volumize even after I have clean hair) I think I got maybe 4 weeks of use for the big can? Smells great and works great so if you have the budget for it I think it is one of the best ones out there.

Usually I run through skincare like nobodies business:
– Origins Checks & Balances Face Wash
– Make Up For Ever Sens’eyes Eye Makeup Remover (I have backups upon backups – only remover I can use on my eyes and makes waterproof removal so easy)
– Ole Henriksen Uplifting Transformation Eye Cream
– Fourth Ray Skin Hero Face Oil
– First Aid Beauty Skin Lab Retinol Serum

But there are some makeup items I go through:
– NYX Micro Brow Pencil or ABH Brow Wiz (I go back and forth depending on my budget and any sales going on)
– Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation
– Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Loose Powder (travel size always in my purse that gets used up usually every 6 or so months)
– Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Serum in Peach (this is what I use for concealer)
– Lancome Monsieur Big Waterproof Mascara

Most of the rest of my makeup is interchangeable or lasts forever because I have a lot of options. The above are my constant loves so I always have them on hand and always tend to gravitate towards using them vs any other products I may have.

Aveeno brightening scrub, Garnier SkinActive face gel, Jack Black lip balm, CoverGirl LashBlast Volume waterproof mascara; eyebrow pencils in general—I haven’t repurchased any because I keep trying & using up different ones

SKIN CARE
Clinique Mild Facial Soap
Kiehl’s Creme de Corps
Kiehl’s Avocado Eye Cream
CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion
Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Unscented Body Wash

HAIR
I alternate back-and-forth between Clairol Shimmer Lights Shampoo and Klorane Centaury Shampoo

MAKEUP
Estée Lauder Double Wear Makeup
ABH Brow Wiz
NYX Proof It Waterproof Eyeshadow Primer
NARS Orgasm Blush
Laura Mercier Translucent Powder
Tarte Shape Tape Concealer
UD All Nighter Setting Spray
RCMA No Color Powder (I’m almost done with my first bottle, which has lasted nearly two years, and I will definitely be repurchasing it again and again)

OTHER
Those Q-Tips that are flat and round on one side and pointy on the other
Dawn dishwashing liquid (I use it to wash my brushes)

Come to think of it, the “Q-Tips” I mentioned are not actually made by Q-Tips brand. They’re called Dual-Tip Applicators and they’re made by Studio Beauty.

Mac fix + prep and prime spray
Makeupforever Mist and Fix
Face wash ( no favorite)
Shiseido cotton pads
Shisedio makeup remover
Bioderma Sensibio water
Odacite All Embracing Serum
Tarts clean slate timeless primer
Hourglass caution mascara
Brow gel ( no hg)
Belief Eye Bomb
Bobbi Brown vitamin enriched moisturizer
Neulash brow and eyelash primer

Ordinary red acid! Lol

UD Naked Skin foundation
Boscia Clear Complexion cleanser
All my Caudalie serum deluxe samples (I have tons and go through 2 a month on average)
FAB Beauty facial radiance pads
Bioderma + Quo cotton facial pads (Canadian dupe for Shiseido ones)

I always like these fun and quick posts that encourage discussion amongst us readers =)
Here’s my list!

1. Anastasia Brow Wiz
2. Make Up For Ever Sens’Eyes
3. Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil
4. Bobbi Brown Face Base
5. Kiehls Epidermal Re Texturizing Micro Dermabrasion,
6. Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel Pads

@Christine – I’m not sure if you’re read about it, but people claim that the Green Clean cleanser that you like actually has microplastic in it. Just thought I’d let you know in case you wanted to take a look into it.

Glad to see someone else splurges regularly on the Micro Dermabrasion… I feel slightly better for spending $41 on a scrub. 😆

I finish products regularly, but I rarely re-purchase the same item. My mantra is to have only one item opened at a time (except color), use it until finished or toss it pass expiration date. There are some products I finish faster than others…

Skincare:
– I finish make-up remover and cleansers on a regular basis, but the most re-purchased is Clinique Take The Day Off Balm and Bioderma micellar water… I think I used gallons of them in time
– Paula’s Choice 2% BHA gel; I tried other BHAs, they work, but I don’t like lotion or liquid texture for BHA (I don’t know why), so I always get back to the gel
– Paula’s Choice Eye Cream/Gel, because I get minis so often with purchases I rarely need to buy an eye cream
– Paula’s Choice Body Lotions with BHA and AHA, I actually rotate between them
– La Roche-Possay SPF lotions, everything from the Anthelios range without fragrance and alcohol; it’s my `when in doubt` SPF option; most of their face SPFs make amazing face primers
– Kiehl’s Epidermal Re-Texturizing Micro-Dermabrasion; I like a good scrub twice a week… I hate paying $41 for a scrub, but I never found something better and as efficient

Make-up:
– Any skinny brow pencil, I finished several Anastasia Brow Wiz and Benefit ones. But nowadays I prefer the tear drop shaped ones (like the Hourglass and Benefit Goof Proof); it’s faster to build my brows and they take longer to use (I can finish the Benefit Precisely in 1-2 months, but my last Goof Proof lasted me more than half a year).
– Benefit Gimme Brow, aka the first brow product I have used… like 10 years ago??? Re-purchased it many times, hate the new wand silver packaging (still missing the old look), tried many other good ones, still the best.
– Estee Lauder Double Wear Makeup… need I say more?

Others:
– Shiseido Cotton Pads; expensive, but the best in the world; probably won’t re-purchase in the future as I want to switch to re-usable cotton pads to reduce the waste.
– Klorane dry shampoo, the Nettle one. I like that Klorane is now at Sephora, missed the brand when moving from US to Europe; but the version in European pharmacies/drugstore is definitely slightly better
– Paula’s Choice Hair Conditioner… because it’s the only hair conditioner I know without fragrance

There’s a brand called Honest Company that makes a fragrance-free conditioner as well. It’s available at Target

I’m also always on the lookout for fragrance-free haircare, and I’ve been pretty pleased with this conditioner so far

I just bought reusable pads but when I go on vacation I will be taking my Shisedo ones with me I think. I also use up lots of products but I rarely buy the same things as I want to try new products.

Skin care: Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic and Retinol Triple Protection Eye Serum, Tatcha Camellia Cleansing Oil, MiBA Calcium Ion Cleanser, Blithe Vital Treatment Essence for Hydration, Blithe Tundra Chaga Serum, Sunday Riley Good Genes, Nuxe Cleanser and Shiseido Cotton Pads.
Makeup: Nuxe Reve de Miel Lip Balm, Guerlain Meteorites 02 Claire, Cover Girl Super Sizer mascara, MAC Nightmoth lip pencil, MAC Fix Plus, UD Ozone and the only blush I have ever hit pan on, Ciate Summer Love.

Maelove The Glow Maker
Timeless CoQ-10 serum
Timeless Matryxil 3000 and Synthe 6 serums
Prescription retinoids
REN Wake Wonderful Night Time Facial
REN Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask
Unicharm Silcot Uruuru Sponge facial cotton squares

I constantly replace cleanser, micellar water, sun screen and moisturizer but I am not loyal to any brand. Same for makeup although I am thinking of buying KGD Aqua foundation for the second time.

Mascara, black gel eyeliner (which Essence just recently DC’d! 🤬), Smashbox Fishnet Always On Eye Pencil for tightline, MAC Prep & Prime Lips, Maybelline Fit Me concealer, Lancome or MAC foundation, Lumene bb cream, Nyx Waterproof e/s primer, and all my skincare items.

*Skin care (changing it up as my skin goes through menopausal changes)
*Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen
*Eslor Firming Collagen Day Cream
*Pacifica Coconut Probiotic Water Rehab Cream
*Nu Skin Epoch Baobab Body Butter
*Nu Skin Epoch Sole Solution Foot Treatment
*Makeup wipes (usually Pond’s or Burt’s Bees)
*Foundation sponges (Beauty Blender or dupes)
*BH Cosmetics Studio Pro Eye & Lip Makeup Remover
*Lip balms
*Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Perversion
*black mascaras (replace every 3 months)
*e.l.f. HD Powder in Sheer
*E.l.f. Flawless Finish Foundation in Light Ivory and BH Cosmetics Naturally Flawless Foundation in Ivory (switch between the two depending on what’s on sale and/or in stock).
*e.l.f. Original Mist & Set
*NYX Angel Veil Skin Perfecting Primer
*Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer
*Too Faced Shadow Insurance and Urban Decay Primer Potion in Enigma
*cotton pads
*cotton swabs
*Cinema Secrets Makeup Brush Cleaner
*L’oreal HiColor Red HiLights Permanent Creme Hair Color in Magenta
*L’oreal Creme Developer
*Quantum Riveting Reds Color Replenishing Shampoo

NYX Microbrow Pencil, Maybelline Fit Me Loose Finishing Powder, Neutrogena Sheer Smooch Tinted Lip Oil, Simple Foaming Face Wash, CosRx Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser, L’oreal Lash Paradise

Organic Coconut Oil (any brand), Heritage Rose Water, Heritage Rosewater Night Cream, Medicine Mamas All in One Healing Skin Cream, Maxim Organic Cotton Extra-Large Rounds, Rapid Brow Eye Serum, Urban Decay Eye Primer in Eden, Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Corrector in Lavender, By Terry Hyularonic Eye Primer, (discontinued), Edward Bess Illuminating Eye Base, Drunken Elephant Protini, Chanel Le Volume Mascara in Black. I also use a lot of Chanel Yeux Stylo and Marc Jacobs Skinny Liners and have repurchased those multiple times.

I have lots of products that I use over and over – they are tried and true.
Makeup:
L’Oreal’s True Match foundation in porcelain rose
Maybelline Eye brow pencil in soft taupe
Rimmel Scandeyes Mascara
Lipsticks that I have repurchased include: EA Goldmine, Milani’s Cinnamon Spice and Bronze Beauty

Skincare
Burt’s Bees Sensitive Cleansing cream
A’kin Night cream and Firming cream
Olay Regenerist Serum
La Roche Posay’s Ultra Light sunscreen 50+
Essano’s Gentle Scrub

Cosrx low pH cleanser, AHA/BHA toner, Differin by night, FAB eye duty triple remedy, and Paula Resist S-LDWD are always replaced and backed up, even when I had to alter the routine radically from anti-aging/anti-acne to anti-inflammatory. Cosrx Calming Liquid Mild and Purito Centella Green Level Calming Toner (more essence like in texture)) are making the grade amongst newer anti-inflammatory products.

Bioderrma Hydrabio H20 Micellar Solution ,
CereVe Hydrating Cleanser,
Sheisedo cotton pads, Peter Thomas Roth Power C Serum ,
PTR Power C Moisurizer,
Murad invisible Perfecting SPF 30 Primer,
Maybelline brow pencil.
WetnWild gel lip liners,
Hourglass Incandencent Electra.

Skin care: Mayumi Squalane, Hada Labo Gokujun Premium Hyaluronic Acid solution, Pond’s Cold Cream Cleanser.
Makeup: Catrice Rock Couture mascara, IT Bye Bye Undereye concealer, IT Tightline primer/Mascara, now discontinued (WAH!) Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Smoky Eyes Pencil in Black Violet, Black, or Gunmetal

The Ordinary nacinmide, granactive retinoid 2 emulsion, matrixyl 10 + ha
Omorovicza balancing moisturiser, copper peels
Monuskin cleansing balm
Elemis pro collagen cleansing balm
Kiehl’s midnight recovery oil
Sukin cream cleanser
Ysl touche eclat foundation
RCMA no color powder
bourjois healthy mix foundation
Flow fushi mote liner
Burberry kiss lipstick – nude pink

Skincare:
La Roche Posay Effaclar cleanser
La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo Creme + SPF30
La Roche Posay Toleriane Creme
La Roche Posay Toleriane Make Up Remover
Avene TriAcneal Expert
Kiehls Tumeric and Cranberry Seed Mask
Kiehls Ginger Leaf & Hibiscus Firming Mask
Kiehls Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter
Nivea Matte Sunscreen On Your Face SPF 30
NUXE Reve De Miel Lip Stick [the stick, not the balm]
Vichy Deodorant Roll-On Anti-Transpirant 48h

Makeup:
Lavera Style and Care Eyebrow gel
Nyx soft matte creme in Cannes
Essie nailpolish in really red
Other than that, I will probably repurchase my Sephora eyeliner in Sangria when it runs out

Mac Fix+, Mac Strobe Cream, Urban Decay Fine Point Liner Perversion and Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil Rockstar come to mind. 🙂

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