As most of my posts have had quite a positive spin on them I thought I would talk about the products I have not liked or got on with as much.
First a real disappointment for me, I love the Bare minerals loose foundations. Made from natural ingredients they are kind to the skin and do not clog pores or cause break outs. I have gotten through a few pots now since I discovered them on QVC. Because they are such a good product I was really excited to try their ‘ready foundation’ which comes in a compact like a pressed powder does. Good grief where do I start. The colour which was the lightest as I have fair skin was terrible on me! I looked like a shiny ghost! it was so pale yet shimmery at the same time. The finish was also really bad, when I checked in the mirror after wearing it for a few hours I was shocked, it had sunk into the pores on my nose and looked dry and cakey on the rest of my face. Now this is not a cheap product,it retails for around £25 and for that I was really cross, what a complete waste of money. Sorry to all those that love this product but for me it was a definite fail.
Next I must rant about the MUA eye shadows. Now I know these are very cheap price wise and you cannot expect miracles when you are paying a pound, but practically every one I have purchased has broken in the little compact. They start off by crumbling and then one knock and the whole thing is broken into tiny pieces. Colour wise the pay off is not brilliant and they do crease on me. I will say that I do have one that I like which is ‘shade 17 matt’ It is a nude and is great as a base colour. For some strange reason I have had this one for over a year and it is still in one piece. most of the others were gone in a month.
Another Fail for me are the ‘myface lil bling’ nail polishes. The colours were great, I had a metallic gold colour and a silver. I painted them on the nails and from then on the trouble started. First they were streaky and looked almost watery on my nails. I waited and added another layer, it did help but I wasn’t totally sold on the finish. I let them dry and let me tell you I think they lasted for all of a day before the colour started to flake and peel off in places. Now I don’t expect miracles but I do expect nail polish to at least last the day. At a later date I tried them with a top coat added, it did not help much. The damn things do not last!!.
Lastly I turn to the Clinique facial soap. I had read some good reviews about it, and even though I was dubious about putting a soap on my face I was willing to give it a try. All I can say is for me it was horrible. It smells truly awful, a chemically smell that reminds me of hospitals or cleaning products. It dried my skin out like the Sahara desert and I was left with sore cheeks after using it for a few days. It also leaves behind a residue that feels nasty on the skin. I gave up on this after a few days and went back to my Cleanse and polish. My skin is combination for any that were wondering. For me this was a total Fail and far too harsh.
Now this post is totally personal and you may love any of the above, let me know if you have had good experiences.
Have you had any product fails?? leave a comment.