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Me too! I wanted that lip gloss so bad. It was my very first splurge and all the rave about Chanel lip glosses being not sticky at all. I wanted one which is sparkly and a little pinky and decided Bagatelle was it. The Chanel SA was a little reluctant to sell me it, she kept showing some other which wasn’t on my wish list…I should have listened to her. Now, I’m wanting to get the Chanel JC Espiegle but she’s against my choice…should I listen to her?

Tarte’s Maracuja Creaseless Concealer just did not work for me. I found it to be too wet and sticky. It never dried to a nice finish. I also found that none of the shades were quite right.

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I’ve had a few disappointing hauls recently:

The Balm: Batter Up Creaseless Cream Eyeshadows — the formula was sheer and cheap. Instain blush — colours were completely different from how they were represented on the website, and the awful blendability was really not up my alley.

Almay: intense i-color defining liner. Sparkly eyeliner at at drugstore price seemed like a great idea at the time until the result was chunks of low-quality glitter landing in my eyeballs. The painnnn….

Revlon: limited edition Colorburst lipgloss in Embellished — the colour and sparkles were MINDBLOWINGLY beautiful in the tube, but the result on the lips was sheer, dull, patchy awfulness. Why oh why couldn’t this gloss have the opacity and true-to-tube beauty of every single other one in the line??

Covergirl’s new Bombshell Volume mascara was a flop for me. It looked so fab on Kandee Johnson, but it just doesn’t work on my lashes. Plus, I’m so mascara-brush klutzy that the short wands equaled me with mascara allllll over my eyelids — not a good look on me! Sticking with Maybelline The Rocket and Benefit They’re Real.

I think it must have been the Balm’s Balm Girls Lipstick in Ima Goodkisser. The colour is so pretty but the texture is so odd – it has almost a ‘curdled’ look. Perhaps I got a dud tube, but it certainly didn’t work for me!

MAC lip pencil in Dervish. It worked well when I tried it in the store but the one I bought is as solid as a rock 🙁

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I would have to say a Barry M blush from June of this year. It lays untouched, bought it on a whim. That is what happens when I buy things and don’t research. Oh and MAC’s MSFN in Medium Dark.

Absolutely agree! My mother gave me a giant bottle of it for Christmas. She loves it but I can stand it. It also does not offer any protection from the sun. Might as well not put anything!

While I didn’t exactly “buy” it (I cashed in some Sephora “points”), I’d have to say tarte Exposed. I had really wanted to try it, so when the opportunity arose to get it for “free”, along with several oyher tarte items, I jumped on it. However, it’s just too pink for my taste. My skin os so neutral that that the undertones of any product are amplified, and it applies as Pepto Bismo-pink on my skin. A sample of Lights, Camera, Lashes was also included, but I knew from past experience that wouldn’t work for me, either.

I’ve been pretty fortunate in that I know what colors I like, and what works for me, and I stick to the same brands that I know have been consistent over the years, so it doesn’t happen too often.

YSL Youth Liberator Foundation…which was a bummer because it’s a beautiful formula…unfortunately I have no shade match 🙁

Oh, where to begin! Hourglass ambient powders – none of the colors looked good on me. Nars Loose Powder – the white color – looked chalky. The pressed version is a HG product. Guerlain Lingerie foundation is a so so fit for me. Marc Jacobs Showstopper lipstick – lovely color but bleeds after a few hours. The list can go on and on….

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The HG Ambient powders didn’t work for me either. I have three, too. :/ The Dim one makes my face look dirty. The other two I have–Diffused and Mood–only work to bring color back to my face when my foundation is too light. Otherwise, they make me look more yellow/sallow or I guess red. Mad at myself for not returning them.

I would say , Thebalm meet matte palette … i dont know what wrong with it but i dont like it at allllll , too sheer for me 😀
and also MAC RIRI WOO .. too drying although am not getting rid of it but its not something which I see myself wearing too often considering i love reds

Didnt work out is a bit of an understatement. I had a HUGE reaction to YSL’s Youth Liberator Serum and Foundation. I love trying everything new on the market and loved the finish of the foundation. Boy did I learn my lesson. My face was covered in red itchy welts. Its taken weeks, a prescription steroid cream, Creme De La Mer, and First Aid Beauty to regain most of my face. Only two spots left to go. Funny how one persons HG can be someone else’s allergic reaction.

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