Saturday, 28 March 2015

Products I Regret Buying #2 The Make-up Edition

Hey guys :)
So since I did a 'Products I Regret Buying' for skin-care (see here) I thought it was only fair to do a make-up edition one :)

Real Techniques Powder Brush (£12.99)
I absolutely love Real Techniques brushes but I regret buying this because I don't have a use for it anymore. A year ago I had much more oilier skin so a powder brush like this was needed, it's dense so will add a lot of product which was what I needed to keep those oils at bay. Now I actually use the Real Techniques blush brush to apply my powder and I love it, it adds enough powder to stop oiliness without looking too powdery - it's the perfect brush to use when setting make-up too. If you have really oily skin and are in need of a powder brush then go for this one - I loved it a year ago but it's been a long while since I have used it and the blush brush now is perfect what my skin needs.

Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in Very Black (£4.99/12.5ml)
So this isn't the first time I have mentioned this mascara (see here for full review). I bought it because it was supposedly a cult favourite and regretted it instantly. I have the most puniest eyelashes ever, they are short, flat and grey so they need revamping in almost every department. Great Lash gives you great length and separation it's actually amazing for that, but it doesn't hold a curl for me so I end up with long flat lashes. I just really need more from my mascara and I like one that does it all, so if you like length, thickness and the ability to hold a curl I would head more towards The Falsies by Maybelline which honestly is amazing and I regret straying from it.

Benefit BADgal Lash Mascara (£17.50/8.5g)
Since we are on the whole mascara bandwagon, this one by Benefit I didn't get along with either, it actually acted a lot like the Maybelline Great Lash but this one but gives more of a fluttery effect which would have looked great on naturally curled eyelashes. If you have that then this would be great, it doesn't clump and adds tons of length. It just really weights down my lashes so again I end up with long flat lashes that can't be seen. Luckily I had the sample size so I didn't have to pay an extortionate amount, but if you do have thick and naturally curled eyelashes I would seriously go for this.

Bourjois Contour Clubbing Eyeliner in Purple Night (£4.99/1.2g)
I bought this last summer because I got really into coloured eyeliner and this was the only colour that I just never wore. I have no problem with the wear, texture or even the constancy of it but just finding how to wear it proved to be the most difficult. I wish I didn't buy it because it has basically been untouched for just under a year and now I'm trying to find ways to wear it which is good but I know I am doing it so I don't feel as guilty.

The Body Shop All-In-One BB Cream (£12.00/25ml)
This was another summer purchase, you know that BB trend? I wanted to jump on that bandwagon and so I bought this. I do like it but I just don't understand it. BB is supposed to stand for Beauty Balm and I actually have no idea what benefits this has for the skin at all, it doesn't even contain SPF! It doesn't specify on the website or the bottle any benefits so to me this is a tinted moisturiser and not a BB cream and that's not what I wanted. I regret buying it because I wanted something that will just help my skin on a daily basis and The Body Shop should really not advertise this as a BB cream. If you want a drug-store tinted moisturiser this is a nice one because it colour adapts and adds a bit of coverage, I would also recommend this to drier skin types because it's quite heavy on the moisturisation. I usually use it if I'm not really going out but still want something on my face - I need to use powder with it so oiler skin-types beware.

So that is all the regrets that I have! I hope you have enjoyed this two part rant, it's good for me to see what made the cut and what didn't. I hope this has also helped you guys :) Again what works for me might not work for you so I have tried to give recommendations on who they would suit more. What make-up do you regret buying? Let me know in the comments :) 
Thanks for reading, 


  1. I'm not a fan of Bad Gal either! It really didn't impress me, thank god Benefit released They're Real and Roller Lash instead!
    I regret buying YSL's Touche Eclat! I bought it online years and years ago when they only had 3 shades and the lightest shade just didn't work at all for me! I want to try it in another shade but it's so expensive :(

    Becki |

    1. Haha I want to try They're Real! Oh noo, my friend had it and she loved it! If you are thinking about trying it again maybe you should go to the counter and ask them to do it? :) That way you know what it will look like at its best :)

    2. Yeah I probably should, it was just way too pink for my skin tone and I was 14 and rather silly! Lately though I feel like you can get so many good dupes it might not even be worth the money! xxx

  2. I has the same bad experiences with BOTH these mascaras?! And the Benefit one isn't cheap either! Very disappointing :-(

    1. It sucks, doesn't it?! I would fully recommend Maybelline The Falsies or Revlon Lash Potion - those two work amazingly well on me!

  3. Thank you for sharing this!!
    xoxo Antonella

  4. I love this! Im thinking of doing the same thing for my blog too!

    The bad gal lash and the maybelline mascara is terrible i tossed mine out already but thank god that the bad gal lash was a deluxe size.

    Sakura xx

    1. You should do this post! I love reading them :) Haha, I'm such a hoarder that I don't have the heart to throw it out, I feel like I will find a use for it :P But I'm so glad that they weren't that expensive! I would hate to buy the full size Bad Gal lash and hate it. x


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