100 Day Makeup No-Buy Empties: Would I Repurchase?

Hi beauties,

The title says it all! My 100 days of not buying makeup has officially ended! While I did run out of a lot of products, I still have a healthy stock of products, which speaks volumes to how hefty my makeup collection had grown. These past 100 days were definitely hard but I’m glad I did the no-buy! I was spending way too much money on makeup and was getting overwhelmed with the amount of products I had.

I’m generally not a fan of monthly empties posts (sorry not sorry), but after 100 days, I figured I’d share what I ran out of!



As you can see, I have six mascara empties. Insane I know! But I had had so many on the go that they all dried up/ran out by the time the no-buy was over.

From left to right:

Revlon Lash Potion Mascara: NOT repurchasing. It wasn’t that great.

Sephora Brand Lash Plumper Mascara: NOT repurchasing. Not impressed.

Makeup Forever Hydrating Primer: NOT repurchasing. Wasn’t that hydrating.

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara: WILL repurchase. This stuff is badass.

Rimmel ScandalEyes Mascara: NOT repurchasing. The oversized brush is messy!

NYX Micro Brow Pencil: WILL repurchase. It’s a great Brow Wiz dupe.

Anastasia Brow Wiz: NOT repurchasing since discovering the NYX version.

Kat Von D Lock’n’Load Makeup Setting Spray: NOT repurchasing. Too ‘wet’ and I don’t think it works as well as UD All Nighter.

Sephora Brand Ultra Precision Liquid Eyeliner: WILL repurchase as this is a holy grail.

Urban Decay Primer Potion: NOT repurchasing since I’ve been loving Too Faced’s primer lately.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara: NOT repurchasing. I love the volume but this flakes way too much.

Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder: NOT repurchasing. This powder is too dry for my liking, and way overpriced.

Rimmel True Match Concealer: NOT repurchasing. Cakey and doesn’t cover enough.

YSL Touche Eclat Foundation: NOT repurchasing since they reformulated it 🙁

Stila Volumizing Mascara: NOT repurchasing. Not enough oomph and formula is too dry.


There you have it! Do you guys love any of these products?


xo J



  1. May 16, 2016 / 12:22 am

    I think this is also a great idea. I also spend way way too much money on makeup. I wonder if I could be strong enough not to purchase makeup for 100 days. I might just try it out and post my empties. I hope you don’t mind if I steal your idea.

    • May 16, 2016 / 8:58 am

      Of course! I was surprised at how many products I still had to review while I was doing the no buy. Definitely try the challenge!

  2. May 16, 2016 / 6:43 am

    Well done on your challenge!! A couple of weeks ago I completed a 100 days no make up and clothes challenge!! We made it 💪 Had I known s one else was also doing it I d had created a support group haha xx

    • May 16, 2016 / 8:56 am

      Oh wow makeup and clothes! That’s so great! Congrats 🙂

  3. May 16, 2016 / 11:53 am

    Yay congrats! you completed one of my worst nightmares haha. I just had a quick question, what is in that pot? is that your urban decay primer potion? I’ve never seen it in that container before

    • May 16, 2016 / 5:31 pm

      Oh the one with the dark lid? That’d be the Laura Mercier Transulucent Setting Powder!

  4. May 16, 2016 / 4:49 pm

    It’s crazy how much you THINK you will use up in 100 days but that’s really not bad at all! I loveeee the TF mascara but I agree with you, too much flaking for it to be worth it 🙁 So what’s the first thing you’re going to buy!?

    • May 16, 2016 / 5:29 pm

      Yea mostly mascaras haha 😉 I know, its great but I can’t justify $30 for getting flakes all over my face! I actually bought some products from Milani as my first purchase back in the makeup world! Stay tuned for a drugstore haul 🙂

  5. May 20, 2016 / 10:09 pm

    I feel like UD was my holy grail primer the last two formulations, but not the most recent one… now I’m really into the Too Faced too when I used to like UD better. UD, what are you doing?!

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