December Empties

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light (mini) – This has been a tried-and true-staple in my makeup bag for many years now. It’s the kind of powder that gives a velvet sheen to the skin and makes you look like you’re glowing from within (which is great because I’m certainly not glowing from within lately, I’ll tell you that much). I’m so pale that I’m also able to use this shade as a sort of bronzing highlighter by layering the product, which makes this a must-have product for me to keep in my makeup bag at all times. And you best believe I had a backup ready to go once I finished this mini.

Johnson’s Extra Sensitive Facial Cleansing Wipes – My friend from work was on the hunt for these wipes earlier in the year when they seemed to be out of stock everywhere. I managed to find her a 3-pack kit at one of the fancy Foodland stores in the CBD, and figured I would pick myself up a packet to try out. I really liked these, they’re gentle on the skin and leave a nice sort of creamy residue on the skin. I know face wipes are not ideal, but some nights you’re too tired to do a full skincare routine and you just gotta do what you gotta do to get your makeup off. I like these enough to want to purchase them again in the future – if I can find them in stock!

Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater – This has been a staple in my daily routine for a while now. I use it every morning after I get out of the shower and at night after cleansing to refresh my skin before applying the rest of my skincare. It is refreshing, works well on my sensitive skin, and has a beautiful light rose fragrance that I still have not gotten sick of even after all these years. I had another bottle lined up and ready to use once I finished this.

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant – You’ll probably start to notice a pattern in my empties throughout the year, which is a lot of staple or holy grail items. I know myself well enough by now to know what I love to use, and I tend to repurchase them over and over. This is one of the products that has been in my routine for the longest, and it’s something I never go without. My partner also uses this daily to clean his skin, and his skin has never looked better.