I am hesitant to call these products or any products the worst because that feels a tad dramatic and what didn’t work for me might be someone else’s favourite product. But when you buy as much makeup as I did this last year, you are bound to find some duds and I certainly did. This post is in no way meant to dissuade anyone from trying these products out, these are simply my opinions.
1 – TooFaced – Hangover Replenishing Primer We knew this would be on here. I am still bummed because it smells so fantastic and that initial application feels fabulous but this just does not work for me. After having posted about how much I disliked this primer, I was even more bummed when so many beauties told me that they love this one! I would love to love it but I simply cannot. *Update here, since having stopped using a gel moisturizer, this primer pills a lot less. Interesting, I may come around to this one yet.
2 – Urban Decay – Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer – The shade is bad, the application is so dry and textured. It doesn’t last, creases like a nightmare and it smells odd. I have watched so many videos of this one in action and I am always left wondering – how?! Honestly, hates it.
3 – Tarte – Double Duty Empowered Hybrid Gel Foundation Remember this one? Remember!? I was so excited to receive this lovely jar of supposedly the best foundation ever in existence. I still have the jar as I never returned it and once in awhile I try to give it another go and am always disappointed. In my original review, I mostly talked about the shade being so off but as I have worn it more I have also noticed how much it settles in my lines. It feels so wonderful but it looks hideous. Skip it.
4 – TooFaced x NikkieTutorials Just the palette on this one, I love everything else that came in the kit but the palette just doesn’t do it for me. I already talked about it, the overall quality isn’t there and it is hard to work with. This palette actually put me off from buying any of their bigger palettes.
5 – Pixi Glow Tonic – Pixi by Petra One word – owwwwww. I realize that this is supposed to be a resurfacing product but it stung and burnt my face like no other. I had major blotches of red skin for weeks, literally weeks after having used this one or two times. I have a full bottle as I bought it on a whim after reading rave reviews and it is definitely not for me. I did try it on only a teenie portion of my face but it was fine, I didn’t run into issues until I tried at all over. Sad face.
6 – Anastasia Beverly Hills – Ultimate Glow Kit I have yet to use this one more than the 1/2 dozen times that it took me to test each pan. The texture is so powdery and chalky, I am unsure if I will ever be able to use it. It does not impart a dewy glow, it provides a chunky, glitter sheen that is so obviously fake. As if that wasn’t bad enough, it breaks up over the course of the day and all but disappears.
7 – Urban Decay – All Nighter Foundation As someone who wanted more foundation options from their favourite brand, I was over the moon for this when it came out. I mean, of course it was going to be amazing. From the gorgeous bottle to the perfect shade match, I was totally blown away by how much I dislike this foundation. It looks great for oh, 45 minutes and then it oxidizes, cakes up, creases and bleh. If you have any blemishes or dry skin, sure this foundation will cover the discoloration but it will highlight the texture 10 times over. This is a huge disappointment for me.
8 – TooFaced – Sketchmarkers (brown, navy and green) Dang, this is the 3rd offering from this brand that is making my list. I do really like most of the items that I have picked up from this brand and I don’t feel that these few products represent them as a whole but ah well. The black eyeliner from this line is perfect so naturally I assumed that all of the shades would be the same – nope. For some reason, theses 3 colours apply very patchy and they flake off if you add too much and doing this is easy since you want to fill in the bare patches. Again, what is this phenomenon where some shades are perfect and others are terrible? The black is excellent but the colours – meh.
9 – Urban Decay – Naked Smoky Palette I have used this palette maybe 1 time? Part of this is my fault, I should have known that I would not use this one that often, I look like a complete doofus with a smoky eye. I bought it thinking that I could use it for just regular looks too – nope, the shades do not appeal to me at all. The Naked and Naked II palettes are much better quality in my opinion, there is just something off about this palette and it looks so sad and unused 😦
10 – Clinique – Stay Matte Sheer Pressed Powder First off, sheer it is not and second, I ordered the shade Invisible and it isn’t that either! I cannot remember why I bought this, I seem to recall really heavy humidity and wanting something that would keep my foundation from melting off. This powder was so orange and cakey, I don’t know who would even be able to wear this one. I like the pretty green compact but I returned it after 1 use, a product has to be pretty awful for me to return it as I have a pretty hard and fast no-return policy.
Not too shabby really when I consider all of the new items that I discovered and love, you are bound to have a few misses 🙂
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