Buyers Remorse

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Name some makeup, skin or nail products you regret buying.

After I tried a Revlon mascara that I adored, I decided to buy a lip liner & matching stick and their Photo Ready Primer. I have no complaints with the color, formula or application of the lip products but I am allergic to them. They set my lips on fire. The primer did not want to blend, was patchy, caked, and turned stark white on/in any fine line, scars or pores. It made everything look 10 times worse and it took a spatula to get foundation on over it.


Palladio Herbal Crayon Shadow & Liner sticks from Sally's. i tried this companies clear brow gel and liked it. The shadow sticks crumble, break and fall apart and down in the tube during application.

I completely forgot about the Hard Candy concealer palette I picked up on sale at Walmart until after I commented in a thread about concealing. Awful! Should have known by the price. It had 6 shades of concealers and correctors and none would blend or cover.

Crackle nail polish. All of it. I bought a few bottles when it first came out and a couple more on sale. I used one.

Some of the Estee Lauder Pure Color paint pots. Eeeh. I don't have a big problem with things creasing on my eyes, especially when it comes to cream shadows, but some of these were hideous. The silver looks like crackle nail polish. It's a shame too. It's beautiful.

The Clinique loose powder that is supposed to cover and counter act redness. It's the yellow powder that is recommended for Rosacea. I have no idea how. Nah, I am sure it works well for some but since I have pink undertones I easily go red if I am having a sensitive moment. All I can say about that powder is blow torch to the face. I had a horrific reaction 4 years ago. I still remember it well.

Makeup remover wipes. All of them sting my face except for the Dollar Store brand but I still don't like the way my face feels after. They are great for spot cleaning makeup brushes, though.

Other than those... Several drug store mascaras that I did not care for from just about every brand. I only love one, and kind of like 2. They just don't give me the lash look I love.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

If you want to add a rather horrid (for you) hair product or two, I won't be mad at you. I will forever loathe It's a 10 LI and that Shea Butter nightmare that I had a breakdown about on here not long after I joined. I think I have blocked the name from my memory. Cantu? It was the hair strengthener. The more I researched, the more freaked out I became. None of the ingredients listed on other sites matched the seemingly good ones on the label. It deep fried me.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

I regret buying:

*the Real Techniques Eye Collection Set. These are amazing brushes. A.MAZING. However, out of FIVE brushes, I use ONE every day. I haven't even used two of them (at all) and I purchased this set about five months ago.

* Every face primer I own. Neutrogena Shine Control. Boots No. 7 Beautifully Matte. I still end up looking like an oil slick by the end of the day. I'm currently testing MAC's Oil Control Lotion but my hopes aren't very high.

*Highlighters. Until I get the shine control down, I shan't be adding anymore "illumination" to this face!

*Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick. I know people will get mad but I HATE the formula! I was looking for a deep plum shade last fall and I tried Black Cherry and a different violet shade and hated how when I went to reapply, it seemed like the second coat would wipe off the first! I think it was just too creamy. I ended up throwing both of mine away.
Coastal Scents 6 contour blush palette.
Oí, I really should have known better than to buy a contour palette online, sight unseen. Online the colors appeared cool toned, and I have had luck with the Hot Pot eyeshadows. Well, the colors aren't cool at all! Every single shade is too warm for my complexion. Additionally, the whole palette is made of a dry, powdery formula that crumbles easily and somehow manages to fade from skin in a heartbeat, despite being almost un-blendable. I ended up giving the palette to my daughters to use when they play dress-up.
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I regret buying:

*the Real Techniques Eye Collection Set. These are amazing brushes. A.MAZING. However, out of FIVE brushes, I use ONE every day. I haven't even used two of them (at all) and I purchased this set about five months ago.

* Every face primer I own. Neutrogena Shine Control. Boots No. 7 Beautifully Matte. I still end up looking like an oil slick by the end of the day. I'm currently testing MAC's Oil Control Lotion but my hopes aren't very high.
Originally Posted by lovebonita
The Domed Shadow Brush by chance? I use that thing like crazy. I got the set last year and it took me a little while to use some of the others, but I did. I love the other shadow brush for creams. I use the brow brush for my brow powder and to do cream or shadow eyeliner and I use some of the smaller brushes to pin point conceal or get in the corner of my eyes without leaving a big old mess.


Sorry you are not having luck with foundations. I tend to go more toward the dry side and that has it's own set of problems too. What do you do? I hope the MAC will work well. I have heard a few pro's (doing tutorials) say to focus on finding a foundation that works the longest. You more than likely won't find one that works all day, but if you can get 5 or 6 hours without having to blot or set again, it's a good thing.

ETA: In other words, the "All Day Oil Control" claim is usually exaggerated or misleading, unless days are now 4 or 5 hours long. It's just like the reduces signs of aging in one week! There is no miracle in a jar, stuff takes longer to work, and sometimes going half a day before you have to touch up is a great thing. It beats an hour or two, and will stop women from throwing away several foundations because they did not last 10 hours or longer.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??


Last edited by Fifi.G; 05-06-2014 at 10:22 AM.
Coastal Scents 6 contour blush palette.
Oí, I really should have known better than to buy a contour palette online, sight unseen. Online the colors appeared cool toned, and I have had luck with the Hot Pot eyeshadows. Well, the colors aren't cool at all! Every single shade is too warm for my complexion. Additionally, the whole palette is made of a dry, powdery formula that crumbles easily and somehow manages to fade from skin in a heartbeat, despite being almost un-blendable. I ended up giving the palette to my daughters to use when they play dress-up.
Originally Posted by Wavy7s
Not good for you, but I bet your daughters have a good time
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

Becca matte primer and the vast majority of my older makeup. I feel like about a year ago I finally got my act together and escaped a 20+ year makeup rut.

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The Domed Shadow Brush by chance? I use that thing like crazy. I got the set last year and it took me a little while to use some of the others, but I did. I love the other shadow brush for creams. I use the brow brush for my brow powder and to do cream or shadow eyeliner and I use some of the smaller brushes to pin point conceal or get in the corner of my eyes without leaving a big old mess.


Sorry you are not having luck with foundations. I tend to go more toward the dry side and that has it's own set of problems too. What do you do? I hope the MAC will work well. I have heard a few pro's (doing tutorials) say to focus on finding a foundation that works the longest. You more than likely won't find one that works all day, but if you can get 5 or 6 hours without having to blot or set again, it's a good thing.

ETA: In other words, the "All Day Oil Control" claim is usually exaggerated or misleading, unless days are now 4 or 5 hours long. It's just like the reduces signs of aging in one week! There is no miracle in a jar, stuff takes longer to work, and sometimes going half a day before you have to touch up is a great thing. It beats an hour or two, and will stop women from throwing away several foundations because they did not last 10 hours or longer.
Originally Posted by Fifi.G
Yep that's the one! Not the deluxe crease brush (although I do use that one from time to time) but the other brush. PERFECT for blending! I've used the pointed (eyeliner?) brush as a pencil brush but I've never used the angled brush or the other detailer brush. I just wish I would've bought the ones I regularly use individually instead of that whole set.

The weird thing about my skin is that it's only oily when I put makeup on it. I JUST started wearing makeup like last October and I just remember having an oily t-zone but by noon, after putting on a whole face of makeup, I can end up greasy all. over. my. face. Even my cheeks! I blot and reapply powder sometimes but it just gets frustrating.

I don't like the look of full coverage foundation so I'm still experimenting until I find the right one:
-Clinique SuperBalanced
-Covergirl Clean for Oily Skin
-Covergirl Outlast 3-in-1 (I noticed this one started oxidizing so I don't use it anymore)
-Covergirl BB Cream (really just a tinted moisturizer with spf)
-I also really love the Garnier BB cream
If you can afford it try the It Cosmetics CC+ cream. If you have an Ulta just go in with a bare face and have them help you. It's pretty impressive.
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I regret Bare Minerals. It has bismuth in it and turned my face into a swollen, itchy mess and my eyes swelled for three days. It was awful.

Also hated the yellow powder from Clinique for rosacea. Made me a chalky mess and not very soothing. Actually pretty much anything for rosacea has sucked for me. I have had better success with continuous use of coconut oil. That has eliminated alot of my redness.

Also hair related, hate Suave Green Apple condish. Although I liked as a condish, it caused a nasty mess on my eye that took me months to figure out.



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I regret Bare Minerals. It has bismuth in it and turned my face into a swollen, itchy mess and my eyes swelled for three days. It was awful.

Also hated the yellow powder from Clinique for rosacea. Made me a chalky mess and not very soothing. Actually pretty much anything for rosacea has sucked for me. I have had better success with continuous use of coconut oil. That has eliminated alot of my redness.

Also hair related, hate Suave Green Apple condish. Although I liked as a condish, it caused a nasty mess on my eye that took me months to figure out.



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Originally Posted by Rednaturalcurls
Have you tried It Cosmetics Redness corrector? I just saw this vid last night and it was impressive. It Cosmetics "Bye Bye Redness" I First Impression (F.I.F) - YouTube
I don't know why but I am almost always regretful with drugstore cosmetics. They don't go on smooth, they don't last, and in general I never feel the results I read about in articles and blogs. It's been this way since I was young. My best friend used to say when she did my makeup "Why does makeup like run away from your face?" I almost never have that experience with high end (plus you can always try before you buy with those.) Then I'll try to "save money" and by 42 drugstore products I hate. It's almost no fail this will happen.
I regret buying the Sally Hanson No Chip Top Coat.

I chipped more than ever!

I regret this stupid MAC TechnaKohl eyeliner. Yet another eyeliner that refuses to STAY ON MY WATERLINE! I just want to trade this in for a lipstick.
The Domed Shadow Brush by chance? I use that thing like crazy. I got the set last year and it took me a little while to use some of the others, but I did. I love the other shadow brush for creams. I use the brow brush for my brow powder and to do cream or shadow eyeliner and I use some of the smaller brushes to pin point conceal or get in the corner of my eyes without leaving a big old mess.


Sorry you are not having luck with foundations. I tend to go more toward the dry side and that has it's own set of problems too. What do you do? I hope the MAC will work well. I have heard a few pro's (doing tutorials) say to focus on finding a foundation that works the longest. You more than likely won't find one that works all day, but if you can get 5 or 6 hours without having to blot or set again, it's a good thing.

ETA: In other words, the "All Day Oil Control" claim is usually exaggerated or misleading, unless days are now 4 or 5 hours long. It's just like the reduces signs of aging in one week! There is no miracle in a jar, stuff takes longer to work, and sometimes going half a day before you have to touch up is a great thing. It beats an hour or two, and will stop women from throwing away several foundations because they did not last 10 hours or longer.
Originally Posted by Fifi.G
Yep that's the one! Not the deluxe crease brush (although I do use that one from time to time) but the other brush. PERFECT for blending! I've used the pointed (eyeliner?) brush as a pencil brush but I've never used the angled brush or the other detailer brush. I just wish I would've bought the ones I regularly use individually instead of that whole set.

The weird thing about my skin is that it's only oily when I put makeup on it. I JUST started wearing makeup like last October and I just remember having an oily t-zone but by noon, after putting on a whole face of makeup, I can end up greasy all. over. my. face. Even my cheeks! I blot and reapply powder sometimes but it just gets frustrating.

I don't like the look of full coverage foundation so I'm still experimenting until I find the right one:
-Clinique SuperBalanced
-Covergirl Clean for Oily Skin
-Covergirl Outlast 3-in-1 (I noticed this one started oxidizing so I don't use it anymore)
-Covergirl BB Cream (really just a tinted moisturizer with spf)
-I also really love the Garnier BB cream
Originally Posted by lovebonita

Hmmm. I wonder if particular ingredients are bothering you since you just notice it when you put on foundation. I have used a few moisturizers that did the same to me.


I use the Real Techniques DSB for concealing. Since it is made to go in the crease of your eye it can easily glide around your entire eye. It blends in my under eye concealer perfectly. The other brush is really good for blending too, even with the creams. The point helps me get to into the inner corner well. It would be nice if they sold more of those separately. I have purchased 3 sets so far because they had brushes I really wanted in each. The Dual Fiber kit with white handles is nice. Powder brush, contour brush, and fluffy blending shadow brush. 3 is a little easier to manage than 5 or 6. I find a way to use the others, but I really love the individual options. The prices are not bad either.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

I don't know why but I am almost always regretful with drugstore cosmetics. They don't go on smooth, they don't last, and in general I never feel the results I read about in articles and blogs. It's been this way since I was young. My best friend used to say when she did my makeup "Why does makeup like run away from your face?" I almost never have that experience with high end (plus you can always try before you buy with those.) Then I'll try to "save money" and by 42 drugstore products I hate. It's almost no fail this will happen.
Originally Posted by chupie
That has been my experience over the last several years, with some exceptions. I think many brands are getting somewhat better. At least several have more selections in undertones and shades when it comes to foundations. It seemed like the majority of brands had yellow undertones when I was younger, which was a problem for me. You still have to guess with their shades though. By the time you buy the only one that looks like a close match, discover it doesn't work and have to buy another shade to mix with it you could have gone to a counter, been color matched, and paid close to the same thing. It might be a little higher but it's less hassle.

I love the Maybelline Color Tattoo cream shadows (which I keep saying) They glide on well for me and do not crease. I like some of their cream blushes, the cream eyeliner pots and the MNY Whisper Lipsticks. I really do not even bother with a lot of drug store powder products. I will sometimes do a Physicians Formula Bronzer with pretty good luck. I find most other powder products to be cakey, clumpy, dry, etc.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

RNC, I have had problems with several products geared toward that or different skin sensitivities. They seem to cause more of a reaction. I leave it to more natural skin care products that help ease and calm and use whatever makeup that doesn't bother me.

That's another thing with drug store stuff. I have had a ton of reactions over the years.

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Oops. I meant to add the Flower Lip & Cheek Chubby. Since I do have better luck with DS cream blush, and liked the Flower Lip Chubby, I decided to give one of those a try. It's too powdery and dry for your cheeks and especially for your lips. Waste of $8. The FLC strictly for your lips is not bad though. At least It didn't cause my lips to melt off.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??


Last edited by Fifi.G; 05-06-2014 at 07:48 PM.
Tons of stuff. But recently,

Estee Lauder Cherrywood Chubby Lip Pencil. Too dark and goth for me.

Maybelline Full & Soft Mascara - does absolutely nothing for me, but many people love it.

Maybelline Great Lash - cult favorite - useless on my lashes. This thread made me decide I will avoid Maybelline mascaras from now on!

Bobbi Brown Sand Moisture Rich make up. Sales assoc. said it was my perfect color. Obviously he is blind. Screaming yellow.

Nars Laguna Bronzer. Dirt on my face.

And tons more (sob).
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Great Lash didn't work for me either, or any of the other Maybelline favorites. The Falsies, etc. One of the newer Rocket mascaras is okay. I wear it from time to time with no remorse, but no excitement either.

Sorry you have not been having luck, CP. Can you return some of these items? I would he marching back to BB counter for sure. Maybe you can tone down the chubby with a lighter gloss?.?.
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When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

Great Lash didn't work for me either, or any of the other Maybelline favorites. The Falsies, etc. One of the newer Rocket mascaras is okay. I wear it from time to time with no remorse, but no excitement either.

Sorry you have not been having luck, CP. Can you return some of these items? I would he marching back to BB counter for sure. Maybe you can tone down the chubby with a lighter gloss?.?.
Originally Posted by Fifi.G
That's what I do with darker colors. I layer them with lighter ones.
If I happen to get one that ends up being too dark or not the right tone I will do it too. Or even with some of the deeper colors I love. I've got to be in a mood to wear straight deep plum colors or things of that nature. If I want ease it up I do a good stain with it and put a lighter color over it. It does help.


CP, I was just looking at NARS Laguna. I know I have heard people mention it for fair skin but that one would be too dark for me, and too shimmery. I rarely do a shimmery bronzer. I was looking at it compared to others that are recommended for fair ladies who end up looking dirty.

Benefit Hoola is raved about but it would be too dark and muddy for me too

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(^ It beside the NARS)

I know several fair ladies here use the Too Faced (Milk) Chocolate Soleil.

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Very nice. I can't find it in stock. I just picked up Physicians Formula How To Bronze

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It's very light, especially when you use a soft hand, and has the super light like TF. You can use that part alone, mix a touch of the other in... Whatever you need to do. It's fairly matte as well. I have been using a different technique to apply. I run it right below my hair line, following the natural curves, and then take a clean brush and blend it down my forehead. It gives the face a glowing look.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??


Last edited by Fifi.G; 05-07-2014 at 09:43 AM.

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