Thursday, 26 July 2012

Products I Regret Buying! (Request)

I was a little dubious to do this post/video. But it was requested, so I thought, why not! But like I say in the video (all the way down at the bottom) just because I don't like something doesn't mean you won't, we're all different! But despite that I decided to share anyway as I'm always showing you things I love, so it was about time I did a round-up of things I'm not so keen on. And it's worth mentioning every single brand I mention I actually really like - just the individual products I'm not such a fan of! 

Superdrug BB Cream - Light 
(£8.99, Superdrug) 
This is pretty much a glorified tinted moisturizer, but who can blame Superdrug for wanting to jump on the BB Bandwagon! Anyway I find this is too warm toned for me and doesn't really give any coverage either. I also find that it takes a few minutes to sink in properly and I'm just far too impatient! But does have some good anti-aging ingredients - see this post from Le petit jardin de Liloo (blog).

MakeUp Academy BB Cream - Light 
(£4, Superdrug & MUA's Website) 
Again I don't really find this to have the kind of texture I've expected from UK brand BB Cream. This one is particularly thick - more so than any foundation I own! And takes a little work to blend. BUT if used as a foundation, with primer, concealer and all that jazz it's not too bad. Just not what I think of as a BB Cream! 

Superdrug BB Cream, MUA BB Cream

Bourjois Flower Perfection Primer 
(£9.99, Superdrug & Boots)
Really not a fan of this, for a start for £9.99 your getting just 7ml of product, and that's fullsize! To compare the second smallest full sized primer I have is 15ml, with the rest all being 30ml. I also haven't been able to get any foundation I own to look nice over it, including the Bourjois Flower Perfection one! But that's not to say there's not one that exists! 

17 Instant Glow Light Bronze Bronzing Powder
(£4.59, Boots)
This believe it or not is far too pale and I myself am pretty pale, so that's pretty surprising! It's also quite sheer as well, so I don't really get any bronzing effect from it. I hate to see things go to waste when I've spent good money on them so have taken to occasionally using this as a face powder, so all is not lost. I may try the darker one oneday though! 

BeautyUK Blush, 17 Bronzer, Bourjois Primer

BeautyUK Blush - Royal Rose 
(£3.99, Superdug & BeautyUK's Website) 
On the surface this seems really great as swatched with the finger this appears to have a decent pigmentation. But I cannot get this to transfer to my face very well! It takes more than one coat to get it to be a decent pigmentation and then takes some blending!    

MeMeMe Poppy Tint 
(£5.24, Superdrug & MeMeMe's Website)
I love the Pussycat shade of this tint, but this pink one for me is a no no. On my lips it just refuses to dry down leaving this weird kind of film on my lips, which I don't seem to get on with. It does blend better into the cheeks, but again a bit filmy! 

MeMeMe Poppy Tint, Lip Smackers

Lip Smackers - Cocoa Cola
(£1.50, Primark)
A weird inclusion I know! And in general I actually really like Lip Smackers, like the majority of people really. But I just cannot get on with the scent of this and that's coming from a girl with an unhealthy obsession with cola! 

Accessorize Diamond Lipgloss - Starlet 
(£4, Superdrug)
This one is actually not half bad as far as quality goes, it's more of a personal preference thing I have going on. And in all fairness I should have been wiser in my buying choices! But this has a whole bunch of glitter in it! And I'm personally not into glittery lips! But it's actually pretty darn pigmented! 

Accessorize Lip Gloss, Urban Decay Pocket Rocket

Urban Decay Pocket Rocket Lipgloss - Doug 
(£13, Debenhams)
I have a couple of these that I got in a set and it's a struggle to write this. Mainly because I am obsessed with the scent of this, possibly the best thing I ever smelt! But it's just so thick on my lips, and I just can't go about my day to day life with it sat there, it does my head in!  

Urban Decay Primer Potion, 17 Metallic Eyes

Urban Decay Primer Potion 
(£14.50 fullsize, Debenhams) 
I'm probably going to get some hate for this! But I just cannot get on with this stuff! I find even my £1.50 ELF primer does a better job for me, but everyone's different! The one I showed you here is actually a mini so I should really just get myself in gear and use it up! 

17 Wild Metallic Eyes - Wild Midnight Blue 
(£3.99, Boots) 
This purchase is kinda my fault to be honest. I know I'm not a fan of cream eyeshadows, but didn't read the display properly and thought it was a loose eyeshadow, doh! Regardless this is a pretty rubbish cream eyeshadow, creases almost instantly and blends out to be pretty much sheer with a bit of glitter. Can be used as a base (not primer!) for eyeshadows to make them more glittery at a push! 
Collection (2000) Poptastic Eye Palette

Collection (2000) Poptastic Eye Palette 
(£4.19, Boots & Superdrug)
I was debating whether to include this as some of the shades in here are actually reasonably decent. But the matte shades (the majority of the palette) are either not very pigmented or powdery/chalky. And in all honesty when I have coloured palettes from other brands like Sleek I just don't ever reach for this! 

MUA Matt Eyeshadows, GOSH Mono Eyeshadow

MakeUp Academy Matt Eyeshadows 
(£1 each, Superdrug & MUA's Website) 
Don't get these mixed up with the eyeshadows in the same packaging with a 'pearl' finish - those I love! But the matte ones just don't reach the mark for me, the colours are pretty and they swatch nicely on the finger, but once transfered to the eye they are super sheer! I've never actually reviewed these fully so let me know if you wanted something more indepth! 

GOSH Mono Eyeshadow - Turquoise  
(£4.99, Superdrug) 
I'll be honest here I've included a fair amount of single eyeshadow, mainly because I keep buying them and they just get a little neglected. Especially if their not quite up to par - I'm a palette girl at heart! This particular one is a really pretty one and swatches reasonably, but once blended onto the eye it sheers out a lot. It's also on the powdery side with some glitter fallout too. 

Accessorize Mascara, Barry M Liner

Barry M Wink Black Marker for Eyes
(£4.59, Boots & Superdrug)
That actually isn't a rubbish product, but again I just prefer something else - the Collection (2000) Extreme Felt Tip Liner. The Barry M one isn't quite as black and not as good on the staying powder either! If you watch the video linked below you'll be able to see them swatched side by side. 

Accessorize Flutter Curl Mascara 
(~£5, Superdrug) 
I really hate saying this but I'm really not into Accessorize Mascaras in general. They tend to be on the drier side and give more natural effects. Which isn't my thing really, I'm a volume type of girl! But if you like more natural lashes you may like their range! 

Sorry if this seemed like a really negative post, but I hope that it helped some of you! But just remember these are my own opinions and we're all different! Just take don't take it too seriously! 

But thanks for stopping by and feel free to add any of your opinions below! This was requested so I hope you like it! H :)   

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  1. Thanks for the great post, I'd been eyeing up that Barry M Wink marker and the MUA BB cream, so thanks for saving me some money! I bought exactly the same MUA mono shadows and I agree, love them in the pan but they're so ridiculously sheer!

    Ali xx

    1. Maybe try the 17 BB Cream & Collection (2000) Extreme Art Felt Tip Liner instead, I really like both of them! Glad you liked the post too :)

  2. thx for the post. helped a lot as i was going to buy the poppy tint

    1. Pleased to hear it Erika :) I may just have a dodgy Poppy Tint, you never know with these things! But if you wanted a nice pink stain for your lips, 17 do some nice ones for just £4.99!

  3. I have the 17 bronzer and I don't really like it either, I get lots of fallout and it doesn't look good on me. I don't like the matte mua eyeshadows either, but I do have a dark brown one that I use for my eyebrows and it works pretty well for that! x

    1. Thanks for the comment Emma, it's always nice to hear people agree with me!

  4. I feel the same about UD primer potion- on me it doesn't last, eyeshadows crease like crazy when I use it... awful :(


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