Saturday, July 5, 2014

Products I Regret Buying

Hey Beauties,

Well today is an unusual post for me as i usually don't enjoy being a negative nancy on my blog, but i feel that this post will enable readers to tell me their thoughts on the products and if they have encountered the same problems as i have which has lead me to dislike these products. The products featured in this post i have spent countless times trying to make work as I'm not one to just give up on a product. So these products are well and truly tried and tested and i have found to have not worked for me. Read on to find out what products I regret buying.

Maybelline Baby Skin Primer: This is a silicone based primer and seeing as i have oily skin this just makes me look like a hot mess. I have reviewed it before here so i won't go on too much about it. Its supposed to erase your pores but in all honesty it does nothing to my pores. I find it doesnt even prolong the wear of my makeup either. This product may be good for people with normal/dry skin as silicone based primers generally work for them better but its just a hot mess for me.

Nude by Nature Mineral Primer: I actually haven't used this primer in forever and i used it the other day and i realised why i hadn't used it in forever. The smell is horrendous and it literally lingers all day whilst on my face. It has a chemical smell to it and its so overbearing and unbearable.

Maybelline Fit me Stick Foundation: Ive actually gave a review on this product and the product below here and not much has changed. This product still dries out my face and separates on my skin. I understand its supposed to be anti-shine but there is anti-shine and then there is drying out my face. Ive tried the Baby Skin primer with this to see if it would counteract the dryness but nothing worked. It just made my skin look scaly and separated on my skin before the day was out.

Maybelline Pure BB Cream: This product isn't pictured cause I've actually given it to my mum because she loves BB creams. This product once again separated on my skin and made me look so scaly it was a joke. I have tried every single primer i owned with this product and nothing seemed to work. I was so disappointed in this product.

Smashbox Photo Finish Lip primer: I got this in a try it kit that Smashbox released and all i can say is I'm glad i tried it before i brought the full sized product. I mean it helps my eyeshadow last all day which is the purpose of the product but the consistency of the product is weird. Its rather thick and gluggy (is that a word?) and its actually quite drying. Im not sure if i got a dodgy one or what but its just not the right consistency.

Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara: I also got this in the try it kit and i had high expectations. I love mascaras and i can't live without them. This mascara has a straight thick brush with no curves or bends in it. The brush in fact kind of reminds me of Benefits Badgal Mascara wand. This mascara doesn't make my eyelashes any longer or gives them any volume at all and in fact by the middle of the day it goes all flakey and rubs off quite easily which is a big no no for me with mascara.

Nivea Q10 Eye Cream: I brought this because my mother uses this and she doesn't have dark circles which i assumed was because she used this product. After using this product i realised my mum just doesn't have dark circles at all because she's one of those lucky people that have amazing under eyes, I'm unfortunately not that lucky. I had high hopes for this product and it just crushed them. It doesn't hydrate my under eyes or reduce my under bags at all i actually felt like using this was silly because it didn't do anything. Thankfully i was sent some amazing eye creams and serums so i will no longer be using this eye cream.

So those are the products i regret buying, if you have any similar experiences with the products mentioned above or have had wonderful experiences i would love the hear them! So feel free to leave a comment below.

Until next time..
Love Always,
Beauty with Claire.

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  1. I'm not a fan at all of the nude by nature primer either! It's annoying though, I want to finish it up but I definitely wouldn't repurchase. The smell is gross! Great post girl! xx

    Sarah | bowsandpleats

  2. Agree with some of the products. The Baby Skin did nothing for my pores.

    Sheri | Behind The Frames

  3. I have never bothered with Nude by Nature products. I find them to be so dodgy. Just overpriced crap tbh.

    Jacquelyn xx | heytherejacquelyn

    1. See i love their powder! but anything else just nope