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Products I Regret Buying

Thursday, 12 December 2013

products I regret buying

Sometimes, no matter how much research you do or hype you hear, a product could just not work for you. I've had my share of beauty failures over the years and I'm here to share them so hopefully the same mistakes won't be committed twice. 

la roche posay toleraine teint fluid foundation

This first product was bought on a whim. It is the La Roche-Posay Toleriane Teint Fluid Foundation. I don't know why I purchased this as it is for oily, acne prone skin and the coverage is very high. I prefer light foundations that give a dewy glow. Also the colour is so orange and I am so pale, it looked awful on my skin. I thought I would try to use it on my chin as I get hormonal breakouts there by mixing it with another foundation but it didn't blend well and it smells so strongly like paint! For almost €20, it was a foolish purchase.

rimmel scandaleyes precision eyeliner

Rimmel are usually one of my favourite inexpensive brands. The ScandalEyes Precision Micro Eyeliner was a product I was very excited to use. The pen is tiny and I thought perfect for defining my eyes. The only problem is that it does not last very long on my eyelids. After an hour it had disappeared and I do not usually have a problem with eye make-up fading. L'Oreal and Maybelline do substantially superior eyeliners for the same price.

bourjois happy light foundation

Another foundation and this time it is Bourjois Happy Light. I don't think this is a terrible foundation but there is just better ones out there. The coverage is very light, which I like but the colour range is awful. I purchased 51 and it is so orange. Also once again, I dislike the smell as it smells like cheap baby wipes. It is also quite expensive for a high street foundation at €16.99. Personally, I think Revlon Nearly Naked foundation is far better for shade range and to give a dewy glow.

soap and glory feel good factor

Soap and Glory are a lovely brand. Their scrubs are yum! I needed a daily SPF so when I saw Feel Good Factor SPF 25, I was excited to try it. Sadly though, its a bit of a dud. It never truly soaks into the skin and leaves a film over your face that disturbs how my foundation went on. I dislike SPF that can be felt once applied so its a thumbs down from me.


Another Rimmel product, the Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liner. The way this is packaged is this lip liner's downfall. Instead of a pencil, it is a twist up pen. This is annoying as the pencil is never sharp so it is hard to get a precise line around your lips. Also, the nib snaps off so easily leaving half of the product is unusable. It is just frustrating to use.

The final product is one that I heard great things about so was surprised when I didn't like it. The Avene Gentle Cleansing Balm was not my cup of tea. It burned my eyes, left my skin feeling tight and generally wasn't for me.

I guess when in the make-up game you run the risk of buying some bad products. Does anyone else have experiences with these products? Good or bad?