These products are products that are running low, or I just straight out stop using.
Disclaimer: All views are my own opinion and do not reflect on the integrity of a company or other people’s opinion of a product.
I love buying and testing new products! I hate spending money. Looking at my dwindling bank account, nothing makes me feel better than thinking about all the money I could have had, if I didn’t spend it on these products.
Some of these items cost a fair few pounds, other ones not so much but I still wish I spent that money on a coffee instead.
- Clinique – Pep Start Eye Cream
This is a real disappointment for me. I tried a free sample from a magazine and loved it! It brightened my under-eyes, made my bags look less puffy, really just did what it said on the tin. However, when I invested £22 for this little tube, it was like a different product. First of all, you get that amount of product it says on the tube, but the tube isn’t full. If I’m paying money for a high end product, I expect it to be busting at the seems. I will use it until it’s finished to get my money’s worth, however I do not recommend.
- Liz Earle – Instant Boost Skin tonic Spritzer
I love the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish. I saw the liquid tonic that you use with a cotton pad everywhere. I heard great things about how it boots your skins glow and minimises pores etc. I didn’t want the fuss of all the pads and wiping and massaging etc. so I decided to buy the spritzer. It promised to be exactly the same as the normal tonic, so this seemed like that obvious choice. The fragrance is gorgeous, although definitely for an acquired taste. It seems to me that it is more of a placebo effect. The aromatherapy from the fragrance, and the refreshing spritz mist on your face is probably what works. Did I notice a difference in my skin? Not really. Will I shell out £14.75 again for the privilege? No.
- MUA – Bronze and Sculpt Contour Kit
This looked so amazing in store. A cute, little compact that you could take on the go and wouldn’t take up too much room. I love the packaging. Love, love, love. The highlight pressed powder is gorgeous and will definitely give you that healthy glow look to your cheekbones. The pressed bronzer however, is just a dud. After quite a lot of different applications, I’ve come to the conclusion that the bronzer looks like you’ve got a bit of dirt, just there on the side of your face. No matter how you you try and blend, the product just will not budge. That’s £4 I’ll never see again.
- M.A.C. Prep and Prime Fix+
Now, this is a dilemma. This product works. It does what it says. Although, it’s just not for me. If you are a makeup artist, or someone who is SERIOUS about makeup, then yes, this is for you. I’m serious about makeup, but not that serious that I make sure I’m looking flawless everyday. It does make your face look less cakey. It will not make your makeup last all day. But that fine, because it never claimed that. I bought it because of the hype. I won’t make that mistake again. £18.
- Estēe Lauder – Double Wear Foundation
It is with great sadness that I write this. I’m not going to buy this again. I know, this is the holy grail of foundation, and it is to an extent. I bought this last summer for £31. This was a massive investment for me, and took me ages to pluck up the courage to buy it and hand over the money. It is just a foundation. I was matched in-store and was matched with 1w2 Sand. At first it was great, matched perfectly and went on like a dream. For some reason, eight months later I’ve either changed skin tone or it’s oxidised and turned orange. It’s really noticeable when I have my hair up and no amount of blending will hide it. Even with all the moisturisers and primers, it still comes off patchy on occasion. I also have to make sure I give it a good shake before use because it’s started to separate. Keep in mind that it has a 24 month shelf life. When this foundation is good, it is amazing. When the wind is in the wrong direction and things just don’t add up, not so much. There are definitely better full coverage foundations out there that are so much cheaper.
- Rimmel London – Fix and Perfect Primer
I had previously tried the Rimmel Stay Matte Primer and loved it. When I was choosing a new primer, it was between the Stay Matte and the Fix and Perfect. I wanted the Fix and Perfect because it felt so much better, however Stay Matte was on sale. I loved the Stay Matte and thought that this would only be better, seeing as I thought it was better in the first place. For £6.99 it’a an alright primer. It’s not great. It makes my skin feel smoother, and it might make my makeup last a bit longer, but it definitely doesn’t blur pores or “perfect skin.” I need to buy a new primer currently and all I know is that this will definitely not go in my basket!
I’m not mad, I’m just disappointed.
See you next time!