Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Products I Regret Buying! #3

Trying and buying so many products sounds like the ideal life, however half the time the products that you come home with don't deliver which sucks. Luckily, even though I dislike hating on a product, I do love to use this chance to tell you guys why I didn't like a product. So here is products I regret buying #3!

Urban Decay Setting Sprays are cult favourites and I was really looking forward to try something that would help my make-up stay put and control my shine for a few extra hours. This was the first setting spray I tried, and it is actually one of the worst. I got the Urban Decay Deslick (£22.00/118ml) because it is tailored towards oily skin. It just didn't work for me, my make-up acted the same as when I didn't wear this product, so it really was a waste of money for me. However, I still want to try the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray because I know that is more popular and has had great reviews. In the mean time, I think I found my setting spray love in the L'Oreal Paris Infallible Fixing Mist (£7.99/100ml), it's a great price and works really well!

Another high end product I didn't exactly love was the Lancôme Grandiôse mascara (£25.00/10ml). I'm super picky with mascara, my eyelashes just don't hold a curl if the weight of the mascara is too wet or too heavy. This mascara can work for me if I am super careful which means I can't apply more than one layer otherwise my lashes will drop. I usually apply this as a last step on occasions to thicken my lashes after my mascara has dried so that my lashes look extra thick and black. I regret buying it because of the effort I have to go through using it, so even though I can make it work, I wouldn't purchase it again. 
While we are on the subject of mascara, the L'Oreal Mega Volume Collagen Mascara (£9.99/9ml), just didn't work for me at all, my lashes dropped within a few seconds of applying it. It's quite a thin formula, but it's not waterproof so I reckon that's why it doesn't hold a curl! It's super quick to tell if a mascara will work for you or not, so after I knew I just passed this onto my sister so it'll at least get some use.

A product that I have forgotten that I owned is Pixi Mesmerising Mineral Palette (£15.00) which is a stunning eye-shadow palette, I actually love these colours and each shadow is pigmented and unique. Unfortunately, the formula is quite thin and so creases really easily on me and so this simply doesn't get used a lot because I reach for the shadows that do last on me instead. When you own so many eye-shadows, you do begin to favour some things over others, and you tend to just go with the ones that deliver all the time. 
The last regret I have is Benefits Posytint Lip and Cheek Stain (£24.50/12ml)I've heard people say so many good things about this product and so I was excited to try it out when I purchased this as part of a mini set. When I tried this I was so disappointed, I dotted it onto my skin and blended immediately and although the colour spread a bit, you could see the stain where I had originally applied the product. no amount of blending got rid of it. On the lips it's nothing special either, and so I don't think that the price of this product is worth the formula at all.

I have to say that although I regret buying these products, they might work wonders for you. the eye-shadow palette, setting spray and mascara's are due to my awful lashes and my oily face. So if you share some of the same issues as me, then I wouldn't recommend these products! If any of you have had any luck with these products, I would love to know so be sure to comment below and also let me know what your current regrets are!
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  1. I've never tried any of these, so I can't give you my thoughts on these products.
    I was pretty sure that the Benefit posie tint was a bit too expensive for what it is...


    1. Haha no worries :) and for sure I'm so glad that I only got the mini because I haven't even used that up

  2. It's always such a shame when you don't get on with a product! I regret buying a certain lipstick, I bought it for the colour, but the texture is just awful, like cement drying :-( I do, however, quite like the posy tint, but I only really use it on the lips, I prefer Benefit's Dandelion blush for cheeks :-)

    1. It is a shame! Aw so many factors can make a product not worth the money. I'm glad you like the Benefit Posy Tint! I'm actually trying Benefit Hoola liquid bronzer currently and i'm loving that!

  3. I literally just bought the Urban Decay Deslick, so I'll have to test it out & see if it doesn't work well for me. Uh oh! Haha. :]

    // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

    1. Haha I hope it works for you! I know it does work for a lot of people and there is a hype for a reason :) so don't worry too much. If it doesn't work out for you then I would suggest trying the L'Oreal Infalible one :)

  4. I agree with you on both the Loreal Mascara and the benefit stain - they simply don't work well for me and my lashes/skin. The benefit is unblendable - I found it hard to work with.

    The Pink Traveller

    1. I'm so glad you agree :) I have high hopes for every mascara that I try haha. Also just because Benefit is the brand that is selling the product, you just assume it will be good. I'm just glad it was a mini sample size!


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