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Hall of Shame

Sunday, April 27, 2014

You tube videos, product launches, Instagram, beauty blogger reviews. Sometimes I end up buying a product without even considering if it works for my needs. Following are few  products that I have regretted purchasing:



1. Revlon Photo Ready Concealer in Light-Medium: Wrong shade, which cast ghostly whitish cast under my eyes. The creamy concealer is a blending brushes nightmare. I stick to my MAC Studio fix concealer in NC 45 (gasp, horror???yes my under eye circles are dark grey) which is a tad bit orange for my liking. It acts like more like a corrector than a concealer as concealers are supposed to be a skin shade or two lighter that ones skin tone. I am eyeing the MAC select coverup concealer that will brighten my under eye.

2. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Buenos Aires: Online orders can go ooh so wrong and this shade is a living proof for that. I ordered it from the NYX site, when the color was launched and when I received this and its other ghostly counter part Stockholm, I instantly knew that it wouldn't work for my skin tone. I worked around a way to make the later work but this one...well to hell with it. I am not a big fan of the soft matte formula, its patchy, and applies uneven. The only saving grace is the smell...it smells like butterscotch cupcakes .

3. Maybelline Eye Studio in Gold: Its a beautiful color when swatched, but when applied on lids, it tends to dissapear. Is it something wrong with my eye color or its longevity, I am yet to figure out the answer to that question. I am hunting for a new gold pencil. If you have any suggestions, kindly leave it below in the comments section.

4. Colorbar Blush Brush: Its pink, it's cute and the positive things I have to share stops right there. The bristles are pocky and itchy. The pink bristles makes it difficult to predict the blush packed on and yeah hello clownish cheeks.

5. Body Shop Vitamin E Night Cream: Well, I had high hopes on this one, but again..the high price didn't translate into fulfilling its claims. I didn't become even and smooth skinned even with continuous usage. The worst part: making this work in a humid climate like Cochin's. The moment I apply it on, I start sweating profusely through all my pores. The L'Oreal day and night cream does much better job that its 2x priced BS counterpart.




Few worthy mentions into the Hall of Shame:


  • Himalaya Neem Face Wash: Smucks, the sucker sucks out oil from my face, I mean the good and bad ones making my face feel like a bare desert. It accentuates my dry patches and makes it more patchy.


  • MAC Lipstick in Verve: What got over me to pick up a shade that a 60 years old lady would wear? God knows and add to the woes is the Satin finish. The other satin finish lipstick I own (Mocha) is not as bad as this one. The color darkens my face and after an hour or so, fades unevenly, sucking out the moisture from my lips making my naturally plump looking lips. I have not tried any matte finishes from MAC, but so far Satin is my most hated MAC finishes.


 So there you go, my list of products that made it into the hall of shame. You have any products that you have regretted purchasing?. Share your list :)


6 comments:

Pooja Mittal said...

I have this revlon photo ready consealer too and must say its the worst I have ever used
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beingFab said...

There are quite a few TBS products that have really bad reviews, in spite of which the company doesn't bother revamping the product or at least pricing it lower!

Shlaya92 said...

That concealer may work as a highlight? Cheekbones, centre of your nose? Middle of your forehead? Just add a very yellow powder over it, might counteract the ashiness?

I'll be avoiding the TBS cream which was on my wishlist then :)
I love posts like these :D

opal said...

@Pooja Mittal True much :)

opal said...

@being Fab Some of the TBS products are not worth the hype. I always buy TBS products during sales.

opal said...

@Shlaya92 Blending the concealer is a pain. It somehow is way lighter than my skin tone even after blending.

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