buyer’s remorse

sometimes thing’s just don’t work out. ¬†in honor of that, i’m sharing some products that just aren’t working for me and that i’m truly sad i spent my dollars on. ¬†interestingly enough, these are all products that took a lot of deliberation to actually buy – so not impulse buys in the least. ¬†bb buyer's remorse1.jpgmarc jacobs coconut primer // i was soooo excited to buy this. ¬†i had gone through 2 samples from sephora, but for some reason since i bought it i’ve had no interest in it. i’m not particularly worried about how long my makeup lasts since i wear such a minimal amount, so maybe that’s why i’m not overly fussed about wearing a primer. ¬†plus my skin is pretty balanced in the spring and summer so i don’t need that extra boost of hydration. ¬†and to be quite honest, i think i prefer the too faced hangover primer that this is comparable to. ¬†whatever the case, i wish i didn’t buy this uber expensive product! ¬†it’s beautiful but…nah.

gressa lip boost in bare // uuuhghghghghgh. ¬†i’m so upset with this product. ¬†i read reviews that the gressa lip boosts are drying but no one said that they are DRY. ¬†like, can barely get this on my finger dry. ¬†the color is gorgeous but i can only get this on if i leave it in my car in the sun for a while, and that just isn’t good. ¬†i’ve tried it over balm and with a brush and all that and it’s just absurdly, weirdly dry. ¬†after looking back at pictures, it looks like for other people this is a softer, almost creamy formula. ¬†what?! ¬†psh.

mac blush in dame // ok similarly to the gressa lip boost, this mac blush is just super weird. ¬†every time i go to use it it has somehow sealed up, so i always have to scrape the top off. ¬†it’s a great blush and color when i can get it to work, but it really is a pain. ¬†again, nah.

nars multiple in hot sand // ANOTHER product that seals up. ¬†why is that? ¬†this just doesn’t impart and color on my skin whatsoever. ¬†some shimmer but that’s it. ¬†and i’ve applied it straight to my skin, with my fingers, etc. ¬†i even cut the top of it off to reveal the product below, which worked for one use and then it sealed again. ¬†since i did that i haven’t applied it straight to my skin, so i can’t imagine why this is not functioning properly. ¬†it’s such a gorgeous product and color and i’m so so sad that it’s a dud.

mac lipstick in creme d’nude // i mentioned a while ago that i got trapped into buying some mac products, and this is the other product i bought that day. ¬†i’ve been looking for a sheer lipstick to somewhat lighten my lips (kind of the way the korres lip butter in jasmine does but in more out-for-the-day-friendly packaging). ¬†i liked this in the mac store, but now when i apply it it just makes my lips look so dry and textured. ¬†it’s not actually the color that bothers me – i just pat on a little – but it makes my lips look gross no matter the prep beforehand. ¬†ugh mac. ¬†why.

tell me, what products give you buyer’s remorse? ¬†don’t leave me alone here…

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buyer’s remorse

makeup for a minimalist: a sephora order

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hourglass illume sheer color¬†palette // for whatever reason, this palette popped into my head the other day and i could not relax until i bought it. ¬†thankfully it is still available! ¬†it’s a gorgeous palette of cream products – bronzer, blush, and highlighter. ¬†you guys know that i love cream bronzers and lately i have been all about the cream blushes as well. ¬†my sister told me my skin looked really pretty and glowy one day and i just about fainted because it was the best compliment ever – so cream products it is!

upon my first use, i am so impressed with how creamy and pigmented this palette is. ¬†i’m used to really warming up my cream products, especially the rms lip2cheek and tata harper volumizing lip&cheek tint, but you don’t need to do that with these creams. ¬†they apply beautifully and stay creamy and glossy, not quite setting down to a powder finish, which i’m really excited about. ¬†the bronzer is a great universal shade and the blush is a beautiful coral which is something i’m lacking in my makeup drawer. ¬†the only highlighter i own is the rms living luminizer which cannot be replaced, but it will be nice to have something a little more gold especially in the summer. ¬†all of the shades are subtle but very pigmented and creamy, and offer that gorgeous glow that i can’t resist on my skin. ¬†i’m mad this is a limited edition product!

marc jacobs under(cover) coconut primer // this winter has been all about thin layers of moisture to combat the cold, dry chicago air. ¬†and it has been working wonders! ¬†a few months ago i got a travel size version of the too faced hangover primer and that has been a daily addition to my makeup because of that extra layer of hydration it gives. ¬†since i’m almost done with it, i thought i would check out the marc jacobs primer as it is similar but a little more smoothing and moisturizing. ¬†i got a sample size from sephora (honestly the best thing to do when you want new makeup but can’t spend the money) and must say i like it so much. ¬†it just adds a little bit more everything than the too faced – more moisture, more glow, more dew, more slip – and is so fucking chic. ¬†it is also gorgeous when mixed with a little dollop of mac strobe cream or glossier priming moisturizer.

ALSO i was able to get 10% off this order because i renewed my vib status at sephora (their points system) Рi used this code: V436CB.  it will work for everyone who renews any status in the new year, which i learned about via temptalia.  bless her!

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makeup for a minimalist: a sephora order