Friday, November 13, 2009

Products I Regret Buying

The best thing about being a makeup blogger is that even my duds get some use. Here are the products I regret buying. I've chosen them based on poor/wierd consistency and quality rather than things like products that broke me out, because that can be very subjective.

MAC (gasp I know) Mineralize Satinfinish: the thick, gel-like consistency makes my skin feel suffocated and I always look mask-like, no matter how little I apply.

BareVitamins Prime Time primer (from Sephora): This feels very silicone-y, and made my skin feel suffocated. It didn't really help my foundation last longer anyway.

Maybelline Dream Mousse Bronzer: Although I love my Dream Mousse blush, the bronzer does nothing for me. Its just bits of golden shimmer, not much pigmentation. Maybe it matches my tan skin too much, but its not really a bronzer. More like a shimmer-er.

Coastal Scents Lip Smacks: at $2.95, I was tempted to amass tons of glosses. However, there isn't a lot of pigmentation, and its UBER shiny, so I find myself putting it on only to dab it off with a paper napkin. If you must purchase, avoid the shimmery ones because after a while, your lips end up with random bits of silver glitter and no color or shine. Not sexy. Lancome Pink to the Club: Got this as a gift for buying a perfume. This is too sheer for a lipstick, is not very moisturizing, and chunky glittery bits. 
Elf Super Glossy Lip Shine SPF 15: lame color, sucks the moisture outta my lips, and chunky glitter bits.

Lancome Color Design Quad: I got this as part of a gift for buying Miracle. There is very little color payoff, just makes my eyes look kind of shimmery with not much color.

Mary Kay Signature Liquid Eyeliner in Black: the nib is not at all flexible, which makes for sloppy lining. The consistency is watery, and there is no staying power.

Hope this helps you guys. Hey, a penny saved is a penny earned right?


GiGi said...

I hate when you spend $$$ on products & they disappoint. it doesn't matter how much it costs.

Michelle London said...

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Ashwini said...

@Gigi: i know, it really really sucks. That's why I love the makeup blogging community so much. Since then I have yet to buy a product I've regretted. :)

@Beauty and the blog: oops sorry, I've followed now. ;)

rottenotter said...

Shame you didn't like the lancome palette, I love the one I have! I've nearly hit pan on all 4 colours and it's not available in the uk, I got it in New York :(

Cynthia Z said...

Hey..i regret buying Maybelline mousse bronzer too!!! Looks horrible on my skin tone!

Gaby Fauchon said...

That Maybelline Dream Mousse Bronzer sure looks strange to me. I couldn't really imagine myself putting on a mousse bronzer. I never heard about this before!

As for the Lancome Color Design Quad, I absolutely agree with you. I also got this as a gift because I bought 40$ or more of Lancôme products, but I regret my choice. & I think my quad is exactly the same as yours!

Viva La Fashion said...

i totally agree about the whole "a penny saved is a penny earned". :) thanks for sharing your opinions.

Lavender said...

Hi dear

Thanks for sharing this post. Save us from the wrong purchase..really appreciate it

Cindy said...

great post.
do you have a recommendation for a good primer? my mom is looking for one and i don't use them so i don't know what to suggest. maybe one that even has sunscreen? thanks.

also i agree about layering long sweaters under short jackets. i think it usually looks wrong but it the jacket is cropped and the top is hip length the proportions can look cute. plus, the ke i think is you need to keep the layers thin.

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The_Perfectionist said...

really? i love lancome lipsticks!!! lol

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