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. marc 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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