As much as I love all the makeup and skincare products I have, every now and then I come across something that I wished I could return or that the formula or colour was better or that just wasn’t worth all the hype. So here is my third round of products that aren’t worth the hype / products I regret buying.
Cancer Council’s Professional Sunscreen for Scars SPF50
I am a daily user of sunscreen, I use it on my face daily and under my makeup no matter what the weather is like. I thought this was going to be good since I was going through a period of really bad acne and acne scarring. And it’s marketed as a sunscreen that’s used for people with recent scarring due to skin damage or surgery. So I had high expectations for this but sadly it’s one of the worst sunscreens I’ve used. It’s incredibly thick making it very difficult to spread evenly all over the face. It leaves the skin looking really really oily and shiny which I don’t like. There’s also a slight tint to it which is suppose to help hide scars but it has barely any coverage. And if you have a deeper complexion, using this can leave you looking pale and pasty. On the bright side, it is very emolient and hydrating. But I wouldn’t recommend, there are heaps of other sunscreens that are better for your skin and for a better price.
Peri Pera Pure Milk Sun Cushion
Okay, this is sunscreen also shares the worst sunscreen I’ve ever tried status. I bought this hoping I could have an easy sunscreen cushion that I would use to re-apply sunscreen throughout the day. I picked this one in particular because it was minerla/physical sunscreen which is better for my acne prone skin. But this had the worse white cast ever. Upon the first application I had these white circles all over my skin because it had such a bad white cast and it also didn’t blend properly. The cushion itself is very hard, as in I struggled to press the puff into the cushion because it felt like it was solid, it didn’t have that same bouncy consistency that most other cushions have. Definitely one of the worst purchases I’ve made this year.
NYX Shine Killer Primer
Every year Priceline has their famous 40% all cosmetics sale and more often than not, this would be one of the few times I would buy a products without really thinking about it. I knew I wanted to pick up a primer but wasn’t sure what to go with. Originally I wanted to get the NXY Angel Veil (which I now have and now love) but at the time they didn’t have it in stock so I picked up the Shine Killer Primer as an alternative. Even though this was meant for oily skin, it didn’t like it. It had that silicon-y texture that I just couldn’t get on with. It felt very silky on the skin but it was almost too sliky where it just felt slippery. There a better primers out there for the price, wouldn’t recommend this one.
Etude House Face Blur
I also got this on a whim (most of these products are LOL) and I just don’t really like it. Sure, it gives a nice glow to the face but it feels quite greasy and oily. It’s advertised to use under your makeup but I can’t imagine that this would increase the longevity of your makeup. It’s a very thin consistency which I like but the finish is a bit sticky and it’s not very hydrating either. I’m not in love with this product, I’ve only used it a few times and unfortunately I’m not hooked.
L’Oreal True Match Foundation
I was on the look out for a natural looking foundation that would be good for everyday (I still love my Estee Lauder Double Wear but it’s too heavy for everyday). I thought this would be good, I know it’s a cult favourite for a lot of people. I think the formula is nice and the coverage is natural. Overall it’s not a bad foundation. But the big deal breaker for me was the finish. It has these glitter particles in it and it does not look subtle. It doesn’t give me a lit from within glow, it looks like someone sprinkled glitter on my face. I don’t really understand why brands do this but the glitter really put me off.
Australis Fresh & Flawless Powder Foundation and Bourjois Healthy Mix Powder
I’m grouping these two products together because they’re pretty much the same thing. I was looking for a natural looking powder foundation that would be good to use on days where I don’t want to wear too much makeup but I still to even out my skin. I tried these two hoping that it would work for me since I hear such good reviews about them, but I didn’t like either. Both were a shade too dark for me and it looked a bit cakey. The Bourjois powder is a little more forgiving, it’s not as cakey as the Australis one but I got it in the lightest shade and it’s too dark. In fact for both powders, the shade range is very limited so if you’re too fair or too dark, you won’t find a shade.
Revlon, Sportsgirl and E.L.F Lipsticks
Okay, I’m just going to group these together as well because they mainly have one thing in common: wrong colour. The Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Pink In The Afternoon has a nice formula but the colour makes my lips look a bit pale. The Sportsgirl Matte lipstick is way to drying and the Watermelon shade is far too bright for me and makes me complexion look a bit off. And for E.L.F Lipstick, I really really like the formula. It’s long wearing and pigmented but the colour is not quite right. I was hoping it would be a deeper nude but this turned out to be a bit too brown for my liking.
And that’s all for this round of products that aren’t worth the hype. Let me know what products you regret buying and which ones I should steer clear from. I hope you guys found this post helpful! Feel free to share this with your friends and family! I’ll see you all next week! xx
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