Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Tag: Products I Regret Buying

Hey beauties,

Another written-in-advanced post for y'all today.  I really hope you don't mind but I am really trying to put up 2 posts a week from now on and August is a very hard month to keep up on this for me.  Today's post is the Products I Regret Buying Tag.  This is just as the title states, name the products you regret buying and since I like to make my life more complicated I'm explaining why I dislike them.  Some of your favourite products might be on my list, just remember that these products could work wonders for you but they don't for me.  I might not like these for the colour, texture, overall product etc., just because they did not work for me doesn't mean they wouldn't work for you.  Now let's get started!

CoverGirl Lip Perfection in Rapture

The formulation and packaging of this is amazing (especially for a drugstore product).  The thing I don't like about it is the colour, it's supposed to be a coral colour but the it's a very shimmery hot pink-ish colour instead.  This colour just doesn't flatter me at all.  But I love this line of lip sticks!

MAC Angel Lipstick

It's always a sad day when a cult favourite makes my "I regret this..." list.  Angel is a beautiful colour but it comes up more like a bubblegum pink on me and doesn't look good.  It makes my lips look funny and awkward.  This was my first ever MAC lipstick which is why it's used so much.

Revlon Moisture Renew Lipstick in Soft Coral

I just don't have any luck with coral lipsticks.  This is a pretty colour but the silver sheen/shimmer makes this extremely unwearable to me.  I thought this was a creme when I picked this up.  It looks terrible on me which is why it made my list.  However, I do have several lipsticks from the same line which I love. Another thing I hate with all the lipsticks in this line is the smell!

Revlon Lip Gloss in Pink Whisper

A lot of people were raving about the Revlon lip glosses last year so I decided to pink one up.  I don't like these very much.  Pink Whisper is not a flattering colour and is very sticky.  They didn't have a good colour selection at my drugstore either.  I might try one more but for now this product is a definite no in my books.

DuWop Twilight Venom in Blush

This was one of my first purchases at Sephora.  I honestly think it was a huge waste of money.  This is a lip stain and it stays on forever, that's true but it has this weird tingly feeling that makes me get goosebumps. Also, look at the container compared to the actual product!  Misleading and way too expensive for 2.96mL of product!

CoverGirl Last Blast Volume Waterproof Mascara

This seems to be everyone's go to mascara.  Unfortunately, this cult favourite doesn't do much for me.  I picked it up because everyone said it was amazing and that it lengthens and volumizes.  I don't have a problem with volume my problem is length which is why i was skeptical when I picked this up.  I swear, this made my itty bitty eyelashes look shorter.  However, it is VERY waterproof.

Garnier Skin Renew Awakening Face Massager

This product was an accidental purchase.  I thought it was the eye roller one (which I like much better).  I don't feel it wakes me up very well and I don't really like the smell. It makes my face look greasy after and put WAY to much product on my face.  I am NOT a fan of this Garnier product.

Hard Candy Blush Crush Baked Blush in Honeymoon

This is the only Hard Candy product I own and it was a let down.  This blush is WAY to light to be used as a blush so I bought it with the intention to use it as a highlighter.  I don't like the way it looked or felt however the packaging was really cute!

Benefit Erase Paste in Number 2

I got this in a trio for $10 and I was really excited for all the products especially this one.  I used it and it felt sticky and goopy.  I got over that quickly and continually used it.  It actually dried out my eyes (lids and under) .  I have learned to stay away when it comes to this product.

Urban Decay Primer Potion

I have mentioned before that I have a problem with my eye.  I have come to the conclusion that A LOT if eye primers dry out my lids, this being no exception.  However, this was one of my favourite eye primers I used.  It covered up my veins nicely and went on smoothly.

Too Faced Shadow Insurance

I don't like this for the same reason I don't like Urban Decay's Primer Potion. It dried out my lids.  This was a very thin consistency and it tied for first.  The only primers that don't dry out my eyes are the MAC Paint Pots.

Benefit Stay Don't Stray

This also came with the trio for $10.  Once again it dried up my lids.  It was actually very thick and heavy.  It has got to be my least favourite primer I used.  If you have really veiny eyelids, this is sure to cover them up.

So, that was my list of products I regret buying.  I hope you enjoyed it and that is it for the blog post for today.

Taylor, xoxo.

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  1. I wasn't a fan of erase paste either! I agree that sometimes the lip products look good in the lid, but not on my lips! hahah I am hosting a giveaway! Please check it out:

  2. aww im sorry those big named cult faves didn't work out for u!! i have the covergirl mascara unopened coz i won it in a giveaway.. guess i'll find out later if it works. i'm pretty much set for the rest of this year of mascara lol

    thanks for this post. really helpful

  3. I actually use the Stay, Don't Stray for concealer on smaller red areas (like around my nose) blends well for the natural tone it has. Maybe try it for that (if you need it, anyways!) instead of the eye area that can dry out quickly? Just a thought so you don't have to waste the product!

    I always thought the same things about Erase Paste that you said, so I am glad I have yet to make the saved me from wasting money, so thank you :)

  4. Hey, I just thought I would let you know that lip venom is supposed to have a tingley feeling because it is a lip plumper, not a stain. I see why you mistaken it for one because of consistency and the tiny bottle, but it is known as a cult favorite among lip plumpers. And I as well despise frosty and overly shimmer lipsticks, I prefer creme finishes.

  5. Charlotte: Really? Yea, I heard from a lot of people that they didn't like Erase Paste. Ahaha, I'm glad I'm not the only one.

    Arianne: LOL! You're so lucky with giveaways, I never win anything. Maybe you'll like it but it's the most "waterproof" mascara I've tried and that's why I use it.

    Superficial Sanctuary: Hmm, thanks for the tip I'll try that out! And yeaa, good thing it's not the full size of erase paste.

    Kelsey: Thanks, I don't really notice my lips being any plumper when I use it though. But thanks for letting me know, I'll actually check to see a difference next time!