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Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Beauty Products Not Worth The Hype #2



I don't tend to write posts like this, because I find that my opinion on products changes fairly frequently because as my skills improve I find ways that make products better/easier to use and therefore my opinions change. I also find that as I grow older the 'look' I go for, the products that I lean for change too. But having accumulated my fair share of regretful products, I thought that I would write about them today!

The first product is the Nars Light Reflecting Setting Powder, which I bought in America two years ago. This powder is designed to mimic the appearance of somebody being in dim light in order to create a reflective touch to the skin - very similar to Hourglass. However, this powder is nothing more of a translucent setting powder with large specks of glitter. I used the powder a few times and was in shock to see that I hit pan despite never using it more than a dozen times! It did not increase the longevity of my makeup, and instead made me look slightly like a disco ball! The Laura Mercier Powder Foundation had been on my list for a very long time, and I was really lucky to have my sister buy it for me a few weeks back. The first thing I noticed was its lack of coverage despite building layers, it made my pores far more noticeable than usual and it also had large chunks of glitter that made my face look very very shiny (despite having dry skin!) The Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow Palette was one of the most 'splurgiest' items I own, and perhaps my biggest regret. The bronzer shade is far to muddy and glittery for use, and the highlighter shade is too gold for my pale skin. To me, it lacks longevity and pigment too so all in all it has become a product that remains unused in my draw and shall remain in my draws until I find somebody to pass it on to. (And when I can part with that gorgeous packaging!). The Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara  was a most definite blogger induced purchase. This mascara made my lashes very voluminous, long, but stick together and become very clumpy and flaky, and the latter immediately put me off. The final is the Nars Tinted Moisturiser - another blogger induced purchase. I found it to be very cakey and heavy on the skin. It didn't work with the oils on my nose, and the dry patches around my cheeks. Despite it being a tinted moisturiser it didn't look at all natural on my skin, and each day I tried it I couldn't wait to take it off. 

Those are my disappointing products but I'd love to hear about them in the comments! I'd also be very thankful if you could leave any requests for blog posts in the comments below! Also I'd really appreciate it if you guys could leave some high end beauty suggestions as to what I should buy in sephora, as Im travelling to America in two weeks and compiling my list right now! 

5 comments:

  1. I have been wanting to try the too faced better than sex mascara for so long but now I am not so sure thanks for sharing your opinion! :)

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    1. So did I, I was so excited but my lashes became so clumpy and crumbly! It smudges so badly as well! Thank you for commenting! xx

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  2. Loved this post so much Daisy! It's nice sometimes to read posts about products that aren't so good because most product posts you see are about products people love. Shame none of these products have worked out for you though :(

    Bx
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    1. Thank you Becca! It is such a shame because their all so expensive! xx

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