What products that everyone seems to love do nothing for you?

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Clinique dramatically different moisturizer - meh. Might as well put water on my skin. Does nothing dramatic for me!

Also, Maybelline Great Lash. What??? The most over-hyped mascara. Very un-great. One of the least effective mascaras on me.

How about you? What "fabulous" "terrific" famous products fail completely for you?
2/c and some 3A. Modified CG.
Protein sensitive
Highly porous. Color over grey.
Best 1st day method: Super Soaker
Conditioners: Curl Junkie Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner,
Deep condish: Curl Junkie Curl Rehab
Stylers: Mix Curls in a Bottle into everything for shine. Terrible pj
Sometimes try roller sets - classic glamor but I prefer my curls.
Every day is a gift
For me it would be MAC foundation and concealers, it just does not sit well on my face regardless of primers or prep. It almost separates on my face into flaky, dry pigment and oil... never had that happen before.

Love MAC's eyeshadows though!

Curly Pearl: That Clinique moisturizer used to work great on my skin, but something changed last year and now it really does NOTHING at all! I had to switch to a new moisturizer.
3A-3B / Medium / High Density / Low Porosity
Modified CG
Low poo: Creme of Nature Argan Oil Moisture & Shine
Conditioner: Curls Unleashed NB
Leave in: Creme of Natura Argan Oil Strengthen & Shine
Styling Product: Curl Keeper/ Curly Solutions gel
That's interesting. Everyone raves about MAC foundations. Maybe it's because of their confusing but seductive color scheme numbers. Are you NW ? C? CW? Just kidding, but you get the idea. Like curl types - we all want to know which type we are!

For what it's worth, I was cast as NW15 in one MAC place and a C in another. I didn't buy either one - thought the foundation was very thick and gloppy.
2/c and some 3A. Modified CG.
Protein sensitive
Highly porous. Color over grey.
Best 1st day method: Super Soaker
Conditioners: Curl Junkie Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner,
Deep condish: Curl Junkie Curl Rehab
Stylers: Mix Curls in a Bottle into everything for shine. Terrible pj
Sometimes try roller sets - classic glamor but I prefer my curls.
Every day is a gift
I think MAC foundations are their least favorite products. There is one that I universally hear raved about and it is Face and Body (found in every pro makeup artists kit), but it's supposedly a bear to work with. It separates easily in temperature changes and you have to keep rubbing to get the great flawless finish.

I hate Clinique's Dramatically Different Moisturizer. My mom has used it for years. I had to get the green version when I was a teen. The standard yellow DM burned my skin and left it dry.

I'm really not a huge fan of Clinique or Estee Lauder skin care products. I don't notice that they do much, they are expensive, and I always have a reaction after reformulation.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

For me, that would be hard question to answer as there'd be too many LOL! Suffice it to say that I have pretty reactive skin, and a particular type of coloring that one would think that a good amount of makeup shades would work, but don't. So I have to stick to a fairly narrow range of both skin care and makeup products. One good thing about that - I'm not spending boatloads of money on either LOL!
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Clinique dramatically different moisturizer - meh. Might as well put water on my skin. Does nothing dramatic for me!

Also, Maybelline Great Lash. What??? The most over-hyped mascara. Very un-great. One of the least effective mascaras on me.

How about you? What "fabulous" "terrific" famous products fail completely for you?
Originally Posted by curlypearl
Shea Moisture deep mask treatments and shea butter products for hair. They do nothing for me. They are too heavy, cause too much build up and causes dryness on my hair. I always see suggestions for shea moisture products and I just roll my eyes.
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Kosher Curls
mostly 3b curls
Low Porosity
fine, medium, coarse
medium to high density
Products: Giovanni direct leave in and olive or argan oil eco styler.

LONG: 10"+ (armpit to waist length)
I am with you on mac foundations. I tried studio fix liquid and for one, their palest shade did not have the correct undertone for me, so that alone rendered it useless. Like Aspen said, the foundation separated and turned my face into a flakey yet oily mess. Sat in all my pores, it looked and felt awful.
Pre Shampoo: Olive Oil
Low Shampoo: Redken Curvaceous Cream Shampoo
Conditioner: Redken Diamond Oil Conditioner
Treatments: SM Yucca & Baobab Masque/SM African Black Soap Masque/Joico K-Pak Reconstructor
Leave in/Oil:Castor Oil/Redken Diamond Oil Conditioner
Styling: AG Recoil Curl Activator/V05 Mega Hold/Cornstarch
Refresh: Redken Fresh Curls Curl Boost


Waist Length, 2B with 2C ends
Shea Moisture deep mask treatments and shea butter products for hair. They do nothing for me. They are too heavy, cause too much build up and causes dryness on my hair. I always see suggestions for shea moisture products and I just roll my eyes.
Originally Posted by anonymous_166474
^^this
Shea Moisture deep mask treatments and shea butter products for hair. They do nothing for me. They are too heavy, cause too much build up and causes dryness on my hair. I always see suggestions for shea moisture products and I just roll my eyes.
Originally Posted by anonymous_166474
The masks don't work for me either. They make my hair drier and they don't help me detangle. At all. I can barely salvage them with olive oil.

Products I wasted money on:
Lancome TONIQUE CONFORT and GALATÉE CONFORT. It's just good marketing. That toner gave me horrible acne and the "gel pudding" face wash was just glorified Cetaphil that couldn't remove makeup or properly moisturize.

BareMinerals. Everything. Even their stupid little sample brushes. All the powders turn orange-ish on me; they just don't have anything to match my undertone and after 30 minutes I look ridiculous. And something in even their Buxom line irritates my skin something awful.
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Last Relaxer: 12/24/2012
Weekly Products I'm Using:
VO5 Silky Experiences Coconut Milk Conditioner
KCKT
Grapeseed Oil
my hair is normal-ish porosity / dense / fine+medium strands
Maybelline Baby Lips! I find them waxy and they dry out my lips so much!
Shea moisture anything! The coconut hibiscus one drys my hair out and has this sickly sweet rotten scent. Everyone raves about it and I just hate the stuff! Lol
Burt's Bees lip balms. My lips are super sensitive to drying out easily and really nothing seemed to work until I found Smith's balms (by the Rosebud Perfume Company), especially the Rose and Mandarin one. BB happens to be the most recommended for those with the same predicament out of what I tried. Absolutely no bueno.
“It was only a sunny smile and little it cost in the giving but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.” - F. Scott Fitzgerald

3B ■ Medium/Course ■ High Porosity
Proactive. Nuff said!
Shampoo: Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine
Cowash: Curls Unleashed No Restrictions Conditioner
Deep Conditioner: Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque
Leave-In: Curls Unleashed No Boundaries
Oils: olive, argan, and Jamaican Black castor oils
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation - That was the most expensive crap I had ever put on my face. The most HORRENDOUS thing.

MAC Face & Body - I can attest that it separates, on my face.

MAC Matte Lipstick - Drying. What are people thinking, really? NARS and Make Up Forever have much better formulated ones.

Vichy Capital Soleil Face BB Tinted Velvety Cream SPF50 - Yes, it does dry non-oily, which is amazing for a high protection sunscreen. But after 2 seconds I finished applying it on my face, my skin felt this crazy burning and stinging sensation and my eyes started watering, I had to immediately remove it in the gentlest way possible. Plus, they only have one color-fits-all and it didn't fit me at all.
I honestly think it would be amazing for people with normal-oily skin and not sensitive in the slightest, whose skin color is a match for the tint.
2C canopy & 2A/B underlayer
coarse | low-normal porosity | normal elasticity | low density
(by GoosefootPrints)

Clarify: North American Hemp Co. Moisturizing Shampoo, Citric acid rinse
CO/
RO/LI: Inecto Pure Coconut / Alba Botanica Volumizing / The Body Shop Banana
Styler: DIY Okra Pudding / Suave Pro Captivating Curls Mousse / Paul Mitchell Sculpting Foam
Treatment: Holland & Barrett Wonder Oil + Coconut oil, Honey-Cardamom-EVOO-Chamomile Tea
Estee Lauder foundations. They're so thick and cloying and drying! Blech.
3A with some 3B thrown in. Medium porosity.

Pre-poo: Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
Low-poo: SM Coconut & Hibiscus shampoo / ElastaQP Créme Conditioning shampoo
Conditioner:
Experimenting
D/C: Giovanni 2chic Avocado & Olive Oil Ultra Moist Deep Moisture Mask

Leave-in: My DNA
Styler: Ouidad Climate Control Heat & Humidity


UK curly. CG since October 2013.
Aiming for WL curls (eventually)
A lot of the products mentioned above do nothing for me. Great Lash, MAC, Burt's Bees, etc.
I'm not fond of Lush face products. All have led to breakouts. Especially Ultrabland. Oh and my Clarisonic did nothing. I can't use any exfoliating products, that makes me breakout, too.
I think my skin is very sensitive.


Low-poo: Looking for a new one.
Condish: V05 Tea Therapy, Body Shop Banana
Leave in: Giovanni Direct Leave In
PT: My hair needs very little. I use Suave Naturals Coconut when I need a little bit and follow up with a moisturizing conditioner.
Styler: Giovanni LA

Go Red Wings!


A lot of the products mentioned above do nothing for me. Great Lash, MAC, Burt's Bees, etc.
I'm not fond of Lush face products. All have led to breakouts. Especially Ultrabland. Oh and my Clarisonic did nothing. I can't use any exfoliating products, that makes me breakout, too.
I think my skin is very sensitive.
Originally Posted by mustangbunny
I wish there's something like hair analysis for skin. I used to have only oily skin, then I experimented with natural stuff and exfoliation and I irritated my skin super badly and it barely looked any better than before.
Now I figured my own simple routine with some chemical exfoliations and tender care and never bought into natural and/or pricey-highly-advertised products ever again, and my skin has never looked better (although now it's oily-dry-sensitive combo - woe is me). The same with makeups.
2C canopy & 2A/B underlayer
coarse | low-normal porosity | normal elasticity | low density
(by GoosefootPrints)

Clarify: North American Hemp Co. Moisturizing Shampoo, Citric acid rinse
CO/
RO/LI: Inecto Pure Coconut / Alba Botanica Volumizing / The Body Shop Banana
Styler: DIY Okra Pudding / Suave Pro Captivating Curls Mousse / Paul Mitchell Sculpting Foam
Treatment: Holland & Barrett Wonder Oil + Coconut oil, Honey-Cardamom-EVOO-Chamomile Tea

Last edited by frckls; 09-19-2014 at 11:40 AM.
^for real. I'm 27, I'd love to not have acne before I have to start worrying about wrinkles.


Low-poo: Looking for a new one.
Condish: V05 Tea Therapy, Body Shop Banana
Leave in: Giovanni Direct Leave In
PT: My hair needs very little. I use Suave Naturals Coconut when I need a little bit and follow up with a moisturizing conditioner.
Styler: Giovanni LA

Go Red Wings!


^for real. I'm 27, I'd love to not have acne before I have to start worrying about wrinkles.
Originally Posted by mustangbunny
Retin-A (the gentlest there is: 0.025% Cream) works wonderfully for me, used sparingly. I don't care about building resistance, persisting through the adjusting phase, increasing the level, etc. I don't care what people say. I use it on my skin when it feels fine and stop and moisturize like mad (Vaseline mixed with water works just fine) when my skin feels about to be over-exfoliated.
I get compliments on my skin, good enough for me.
2C canopy & 2A/B underlayer
coarse | low-normal porosity | normal elasticity | low density
(by GoosefootPrints)

Clarify: North American Hemp Co. Moisturizing Shampoo, Citric acid rinse
CO/
RO/LI: Inecto Pure Coconut / Alba Botanica Volumizing / The Body Shop Banana
Styler: DIY Okra Pudding / Suave Pro Captivating Curls Mousse / Paul Mitchell Sculpting Foam
Treatment: Holland & Barrett Wonder Oil + Coconut oil, Honey-Cardamom-EVOO-Chamomile Tea
Retin-A is an ingredient, right?


Low-poo: Looking for a new one.
Condish: V05 Tea Therapy, Body Shop Banana
Leave in: Giovanni Direct Leave In
PT: My hair needs very little. I use Suave Naturals Coconut when I need a little bit and follow up with a moisturizing conditioner.
Styler: Giovanni LA

Go Red Wings!


Retin-A is an ingredient, right?
Originally Posted by mustangbunny
It's the brand name. The active ingredient is tretinoin.
2C canopy & 2A/B underlayer
coarse | low-normal porosity | normal elasticity | low density
(by GoosefootPrints)

Clarify: North American Hemp Co. Moisturizing Shampoo, Citric acid rinse
CO/
RO/LI: Inecto Pure Coconut / Alba Botanica Volumizing / The Body Shop Banana
Styler: DIY Okra Pudding / Suave Pro Captivating Curls Mousse / Paul Mitchell Sculpting Foam
Treatment: Holland & Barrett Wonder Oil + Coconut oil, Honey-Cardamom-EVOO-Chamomile Tea

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