Empties Index

I keep track of the products that I’m finished with – things that I’ve used up, given away, or thrown out. The purpose of my notes is to help guide future purchases. When I eventually need to purchase more moisturizer, there’s no way I’m going to remember which one was completely non-irritating, which one broke me out, and which one made me question that the ingredients could be legally sold as skincare. Since none of this information is worth committing to memory, I write it down. Each month, I post about what I’ve recently finished or destashed, then I add my reviews to this index.

Color Cosmetics – These categories are more-or-less in the order that I usually apply them.

  • Face Primer
  • Foundation/Tinted Moisturizer
  • Concealer
  • Highlighter
  • Contour
  • Bronzer
  • Blush
  • Powder
  • Brow
  • Eyeshadow Primer
  • Eyeshadow
  • Eyeliner
  • Mascara
  • Lip Primer
  • Lip Color (and lip balms)

Skincare – For the most part, these are colorless products that are meant for the face. Categorizing products can be tricky here, because of all the different claims that products make. If you’re looking for something specific, you might want to CTRL+F to make sure I didn’t put it in a different category.

  • Makeup Remover
  • Cleanser
  • Toner
  • Eye Cream
  • Serums and Treatments
  • Moisturizer (without sufficient SPF)
  • Sunscreen
  • Exfoliant (Chemical)
  • Exfoliant (Physical)
  • Sheet Masks
  • Masks and Sleeping Packs

Hair Products

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Masks/Deep Conditioning Treatments
  • Hair Oil
  • Protectant/Detangler/Leave-in Conditioner
  • Dry Shampoo
  • Texturizing/Styling Products

Body Products – These are listed in order of full body products first, followed by more specific products literally from head to toe.

  • Scrubs and Physical Exfoliants
  • Body Moisturizers (lotions, butters, balms, etc)
  • Body Wash/Shower Gel
  • Toothpaste
  • Hand Cream
  • Soap (bar or handsoap)
  • Shave Cream/Whipped Soap
  • Nail Polish
  • Quick Dry Drops
  • Nail Polish Remover
  • Nail and Cuticle Care
  • Foot Care

Fragrance – If the main function of a product is to smell good, it goes here. This does NOT include things like scented lotions or body oils.

  • Perfumes
  • Candles and Wax Tarts