Friday, June 26, 2015

Disappointing Products #6

Yey, it's that time again when I get to be a moaning Minnie!  These products just are not doing anything for me.

DCL Oily Skin Solution:  This exfoliating toner was recommended to me by a dermatologist here in Dubai but it was far far too harsh for my skin.  My skin is very tolerant to acid-I used salicylic and glycolic daily, but this literally made me want to scratch my own face off it.  I had to stop using it after a week.  I know AHA's can cause the skin to tingle but burning is not my cup of tea.

NARS Sheer Matte foundation: I haven't been very impressed with the Sheer Matte formula from NARS.  I get on with the Sheer Glow and like it but I find the Sheer Matte to be much sheerer and not offer a huge amount of coverage.  The finish is also very flat.  I've been mixing it with another foundation to use it up but I wouldn't recommend or repurchase.  Also, this foundation bottle is pants without a pump, it's basically impossible to get out. And it took me months to source a pump.  Not cool.

Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation: I wanted to love this so so much but sadly I cannot get this to sit nicely on my skin at all.  I've tried all sorts; primer, no primer, fingers, brush and every time it just settles into pores on me.  I had the exact same problem with the Laura Mercier Silk Creme foundation and they are similar formulas.  So if you like that you'll probably like this.  But it's not for me.

Chanel Rouge Allure lipstick in Enjouee:  I love the colour of this lipstick-you can see me wearing it here.  Luckily it's pretty dupeable because the formula is really drying.  My lips were peeling by the end of the day.  This is the only formula I have an issue with from Chanel-even the Rouge Allure Velvet doesn't do this to my lips which is the 'matte' version. 

YSL Full Metal Shadow: Another disappointing new release from YSL.  I had such high hopes for these liquid eyeshadows, I thought they were going to rival the Armani Eye Tints which I really love.  They swatch beautifully but on the eyes they blend out to literally nothing, there is no pigmentation at all in the two shades I have and they apply unevenly.  They're also quite difficult to work with and are very glittery.  I didn't know you could get so much fallout from a cream eyeshadow.

Let me know if you agree/disagree with me on any of these and what you have found disappointing recently.


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