There's nothing more upsetting than spending hard earned cash on make up products that don't suit your skin tone, are impossible to work with or are just overhyped. I fully expect people to disagree with my opinions here, basically it is just products that have not worked for me. Interestingly I purchased each of these items online, this says quite a bit for blind makeup shopping and relying on swatches...
|Models Own 'Concrete Mixer'|
This was the polish du jour in Spring '11 and after many rave reviews I purchased it from ASOS (haul here). The formulation, as with all Models Own polishes is sublime however it is the color I cannot stand. On others, this greige is stunning- on me it looks yellowish and downright dirty. Suffice to say I have used it once, and it has been relegated to my nail polish drawer- disappointing.
|MAC Mineralise Blush 'Miss Behave' from the Ouite Cute collection.|
This was the first and last MAC collection that I fell in love with and made silly purchases from. In this collection a trio of mineralize blushes (a formulation I love!) was released- one pink, one purple and one peach and green??? Really Hannah.. Really? I tried to use it as a highlight and frankly I have much better in my collection. Do any of you own this and have a use for it? I'd love some enlightenment before I back to MAC it out of frustration!
Another high-end disappointment comes in the form of one of Benefits highly regarded boxed blushes of which I own several. Thrrrob was a natural addition to my collection, I even remember buying this as it was compared to NARS Angelika which I had been lusting after for quite some time when I saw it in a blog sale. This light pink shade does not show up on my NC30 skin as a blush, and isn't 'illuminating' enough to use as a highlighter. The other problem is the consistency, it is hideously chalky, as I am sure you can see from the swatch. Due to the fact I purchased this from a blog sale and I have only loved other Benefit products means I am wondering if this is a fake (and I have got very ripped off). So much so that I am currently scrutinizing this post about such fakes and I haven't got a good feeling about it. If any of you own this, do you have the same problem?