I don’t know if you noticed but I was browsing through my recent blog posts and I realized I didn’t have many reviews on products I didn’t like, especially lately. If most of my reviews always state that “this product is good” or “that product is great”, it’s not because I always say nice things about every products. It’s actually because I don’t talk about products I don’t like. I’m always excited about products that I like and can’t wait to share it on my blog yet products I don’t like won’t make such an interesting topic.
But I was rummaging through my makeup container and I found some products I have for quite some times yet I never use anymore. So I figure might as well gather them all in one post and tell you guys what I think about those.
Because some people could act overly sensitive about this kind of post (I don’t understand how someone could be too attached on some objects and take insult when other people stated different opinions), there are few things to note. First of all, these are not products that I tried once and ditched. I gave these products fair amount of chances but they just didn’t work. Second, just because these don’t work for me, doesn’t mean they won’t work on you.
Stila Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer
I just don’t see the point of this product. What does it do, really? Let’s start with no coverage. I know tinted moisturizer supposed to give light coverage. Light coverage means, there’s something there but a little. This tinted moisturizer just disappears when rubbed on the skin. This also looks super greasy on me. Even powder couldn’t help. And then, they add shimmer to it. Seriously? It’s like applying margarine on the face.
Benefit Some Kind-a Gorgeous
I just can’t figure out what the product actually is. Even Benefit can’t! They described it as foundation-like product. So apparently it’s not foundation. So what is it? I purchased this after Stila Tinted Moisturizer failed on me. I needed something I can use daily for my complexion that doesn’t feel heavy and look too much. So I decided to try this. It has only one color back then, and then Benefit expanded it to three color choices. I think mine is Medium. But the color doesn’t blend very well with my skin. It looks like I wear something whitish on my skin and my complexion looked dull. The oil control isn’t the best either.
MAC Lipstick ‘Cut-a-Caper’
This is a limited edition from Tartan Tale collection and it was everyone’s favorite from the collection. The swatches I found were impressive so I really took time to hunt this lipstick. Unfortunately this color is just not for me. It’s way too bright. I’m not against bright lipstick. But this one is hard to pair with. When I put this on I couldn’t stop starring at my lips, not in a good way. Every blush and eyeshadow I try to pair it with always looked wrong, I couldn’t come up with harmonious look when I used this lipstick. Thankfully when it comes to lipstick, I can always mix it with lip gloss and make it wearable. But that’s the point, I have to make it work.
Guerlain Parure Gold in Beige Natural
I already did a review in this foundation so I’m not gonna talk a lot about it. As I said previously, this is a great foundation except for the color selection. It looks really red on me despite the name, natural. This makes me really self conscious when wearing it. In my opinion, it’s the only flaw about this foundation. But the price tag makes it unacceptable.
MAC Paint Pot Rubenesque
Everybody raves about this color so I decided to purchase it only to find out this product just doesn’t worth all the hype. Yes, it’s a pretty color… in the pan! When applied, it’s just another gold. Nothing new here. But that color isn’t what turned me off. When applied, it appears dry on my lids, looked kind of cracked. And the texture isn’t really the best either. Now this is my only paint pot so I don’t know if the same condition applies to all paint pots. The texture is tacky and I had a hard time picking it up from the pan, let alone spread out the product evenly. I kept using it, hoping something will change. But now this product just sits inside my makeup container. Untouched.
NARS Powder Highlighter ‘Albatross’
Again, another hyped product. I love highlighter. But Albatross is definitely not my favorite. Highlighter supposed to accentuate facial features by creating contrast. But since it appears as a strong yellowish gold, it doesn’t contrast with my skin. It just looks like I apply a gold color that seems wrong on my face. While it might still be acceptable on cheek bone (well, not really), it looks just weird when applied on the center part of the face.
So those are products I could found in my makeup collection, that didn't work on me. There were other stuff too but I think I sold it already. I think I know now why I don't do reviews on products I don't like. I tend to be grumpy which I think give a negative energy to the whole entry (I tried to restrain myself while writing this post). LOL! Anyway, do you find product that works or doesn't work on you in this post? Let me know your what you think!