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Friday, 28 January 2011

Epic Fails - products I regret buying

Good evening all and Happy Friday!! I’m so glad the weekend is finally here cos that was one of the longest most boring weeks ever! I’m actually staying in Adryens from now till Sunday and we intend to do as little as possible; there’ll be nothing but rubbish tv with lots of delicious food. Bliss :)

Over the last couple of months I’ve actually come across loads of fantastic new beauty goodies and have even discovered a couple of new brands, which have quickly become firm favourites but as always there’s been a couple of purchases that haven’t been quite so successful!

I know one persons trash is another persons treasure and some people might absolutely adore these but they just don’t do anything for me at all :(
Garnier Fresh Essentials Eye Make-up Remover

I’d heard loads of great things about this and was won over by the price and gorgeous fresh and natural sounding description. Unfortunately it absolutely doesn’t do what it says on the tin. This supposedly “gently removes all makeup, even waterproof” but I had to rub and rub at my eyes to actually remove anything at all – even a fine slick of eyeliner and 1 coat of (non-waterproof) mascara was too much for this too manage

Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Blush


Dunno why I keep buying these? I haven’t come across a single one that shows up well on my skin. I’m incredibly pale so have bought a couple of light pinky/peachy shades but these are practically non-existent when applied so I end up with very little colour and very noticeable pores. Nice

MAC Zoom Lash

Talk about overrated! I’ve had this recommended to me by soooo many people I figured it was pretty much a guaranteed success. Not so much. I got a mini version as part of a gift set and was really keen to try this but I’m not keen on the brush, find the product too wet and also dislike the way it makes my lashes difficult to separate… I’ve worn this quite a few times to see if it grows on me but I’m just newly disappointed every time I try it

GOSH Natural Touch Foundation

I was extremely disappointed by this foundation as I’m a massive fan of the entire GOSH range and previous to this purchase I hadn’t ever disliked a single one of their products. There isn’t one particular thing that I dont like about this but the combination of rubbish coverage, lifeless finish and crap staying power make me regret buying it. To be fair it isn’t that much worse than a lot of drugstore foundations I’ve tried in the past but there just aren’t enough redeeming features for me to be even slightly impressed by it

23 comments:

Beauty meets Kawaii said...

I don't mind my Dream Matte Mousse Blushes, but I do have to make sure that I prime and apply foundation and powder before they really appear on my skin. I have the peach, bronze and strawberry ones but I never seem to use them.

Kisses, Melanie

Karen said...

I'm not a fan of the dream matte mousse blushes and havent heard great things about mac mascaras but i do love my gosh foundation :) i wear it most days to work and it lasts on me, sure thats why we're beauty bloggers, in constant search for the perfect foundation hehe i'm still searching too!

MakeYuUp said...

For wet mascaras, I usually let them sit for like a month or 2 before I start using them again and they'll be a lot easier to use. I know a lifespan of a mascara is supposed to be 3 months but if you don't mind extending that, I would recommend it :)

Charlene said...

Thanks for the post sure helps when you are out looking to try out new things. You should try the Simple Eye Makeup Remover, its really affordable and good quality, I did a review on my blog if you want to check it out! http://danceofthegods.blogspot.com/2011/01/product-rave-simple-eye-makeup-remover.html

Charlene xxxx
danceofthegods.blogspot.com

Hazel said...

Its refreshing to read about 'the ones that didn't work'.
I purchased a nail polish mattifying top coat recently - one stroke of the brush and I knew it wasn't for me. But if we don't try these things we'll nener know - we live and learn x

Pepper said...

Nice post. I think post like this is as important as positive reviews and stuff.

Ms Bubu said...

As you say, one persons trash is another persons treasure: I like the Garnier makeup remover! Not my favorite, but certainly my drugstore favorite!

*mezzaluna* said...

uuh i've tried the Garnier Fresh make up remover...and it suc*s! :D

femputer said...

That's odd, I've heard a lot of people like the Dream Mousse blush. Ah well. Thanks for letting us know these didn't work for you!

나니 said...

I especially hate when products you spend a lot of money on (because people RAVE about it, and tell you that you HAVE to get it) really end up sucking so bad. -__-"

Gemx said...

Thanks for the heads up about the make up remover. I've been looking for one that removes make up, but doesn't burn my eyes! I was going to try the Garnier one, but I think I'll skip it. :)

Christina Marie said...

I was actually after one of those blushes. Been a bit put off now, thanks for this post :D x

Dolce♥Bunny said...

I've actually tried those blush and have to agree with you! they show your pores very much show and not a too big fan of it!
this post is great cuz it didn't make me feel like buying anything! THanks ><

Rachel said...

I used to have that blush and I agree with you, I hated it! It just didn't show up well at all. (btw, love Benefit and Mac blushes, so much better!).

Also I hated the garnier eye make up remover, I used to have to scrub so hard my contacts moved and went to the side of my eye :-( which never happens with other ones!

lalalucy1000 said...

Ohhh i really liked the garnier eye make up remover as usually they irratate my eyes but i found that one a dream to use. Im with you on the zoom lash tho, i want to love it but i just dont xx

Beauty shades said...

I don't like the maybelline mouse blushes as well.

Stavroula @drugstoreandbargainlover said...

I have 5 of the Dream Mousse blushes ans yeah some of the lighter ones (peach satin for example) don't show up on me very well and I'm not pale, but not dark either!

xxx

birminghamlady said...

I looooove the Maybelline Dream Mousse blush! Well it is true I have it in a colour that was discontinued (Songe Corail) and didnot try the new version, but the one I've got is my favourite blush :-S

Dee said...

I only have one of those Maybelline blushes and it's really patchy on me. I don't know what the deal is - I just can't get it to blend properly.

va said...

my fav, brand is 100 percent pure , u should try them out and there are so natural brands .

Audrey♥ said...

great post! I always love regret buying posts x

Nats said...

Ooh nice post! Yeah I had that same problem with the Maybelline blush (although to be fair, I did buy it off a market stall so it was probably a fake..) anyway I've decided to try and reply to all comments that people post on my blog on their blogs as it seems nicer and more personal in a way :) But yeah, I can't justify spending £23 on a makeup palette usually but my sis has the smokey eye one (which she got for FIVE euros in sephora...FIVE EUROS?!!! she reckons they mislabelled the price but oh well she gained so she wasn't gonna complain :P) and the textures of those were amazing so I splashed out, although if you have a lot of dupes it's not worth it :) thank you! The look is actually reallly easy - I usually do it for school as I can't be bothered to do a lot at six am :P xxxx

FunnyFaceBeauty said...

Love these kinds of posts...tell me what to steer clear of. I was thinking of trying that Garnier makeup remover but I won't now. I have the Maybelline blush and actually really like it but have heard a lot of people say they don't.
Great post.
xx