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Smashbox photofinish primer, I know lots of pple love it, but the product never worked for me. Maybe I am applying it wrongly. And this Smashbox anti-shine base. Ergh! I like their blushers and eye shadows though.

hi
what is the link to the mac brush guide?
or any recommended e/s brush which is a must get from mac?
thanks

it was some cheapo covergirl thing i bought on a whim. i knew it wasn’t going to be good, but for some reason i bought it anyway. anyway the color was flaky, dried up my lips, and was gone in less than an hour. that definetely taught me a lesson. xD

Maybelline eyeshadow – beyond rubbish, no colour payoff whatsoever.
Lancome liquid shadow – £20 ($40) for something that was worse than the maybelline shadow!!!
Clinique eyelid primer – may as well have not bothered. Didn’t stop my shadows creasing at all and was more expensive than UDPP.
I can’t pick between those three – or at least not the latter too as for the price they should have been a lot better + because of the UK’s ridiculous lack of returns policies, I couldn’t take any of them back.

i second this on lancome.. i bought some liquid shadow and some pigment and was disappointed on both fronts, especially with the disgusting liquid shadow in terrible packaging.

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Hi Chica,

I haven’t tried Maybelline eyeshadow in AGES! I’m so surprised that the Lancome liquid shadow was so terrible. It sucks you weren’t able to return, boo!

Well, I have many of those, sigh…
the worst from MAC probably were the Fafi lipsticks, I bought them without seeing them in person, the only one I can wear, but seldom do is High Top, as for the others, I just can´t take the plunge into bright.

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Hi Nell,

Aw, that’s not what I want to hear. I am so thankful for the return policies, because otherwise I’d have a lot more worst products laying around.

from MAC it had to be Metal-X cream shadows that creased like crazy.
Otherwise, UDPP! I know, don’t shoot me. It just didn’t work for me. I stick to my paints and paintpots now 🙂

I got the metal x shadows too. I got the goldish one i thought it would be a good highlight. Now my whole pan when i touch it with a brush or my finger it just crumbles everywhere! «it`s not even creamy anymore.

«Worst ppurchase ever!!!!

NARS cream shadow in Lido. I won’t be buying them ever again just because they crease like crazy even with UDPP and are far more expensive. I’ll stick to my paintpots!

ugh, it was just recently. I’m always on a search for the perfect liquid eyeliner. I saw Femme Couture at Sally’s and it was old-school cake eyeliner – woohoo!! for $7.99 let’s try it. It was horrible, a mess, chalky, crumbly and wouldn’t get wet with any amount of water. The thing was such a mess I had to wrap it in paper tower and put it in a zip baggie to be able to return it without turning everything cobalt blue!

There have been so many things that didn’t work, but my worst purchase was Revlon colourstay foundation. It was way too heavy for me and I broke out like crazy. Atleast with the colours/creasy shadows that didn’t work out I didn’t have to deal with zits!

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Hi Kobri,

I know how you feel! So many products out there, you’re bound to hit a few bad ones along the way. I really hate when you try new skin products that don’t work out 🙁 The consequences are so dire.

i have a few:

l’oreal ideal balance stick concealer. It was the completely the wrong colour for my skin – it made me look like i had the dreaded ‘owl eyes’. it was from a cosmetic discount store so i’m not sure if it is fake or not

philosophy ‘the supernatural’ mineral makeup powder. geez…where do i begin….it was a TOTAL waste of money (AU$70!) the wrong shade (made me look orange) and did not do what it claimed to do (proper coverage and ‘natural’ look) AND left me looking like a powder puff – visible cakeiness. IMO all the worst traits for a product.

chi chi (australian brand) ‘moon spheres’. A cheapo version of the guelain meteorites, and definately a ‘cheapo’. It did nothing to ‘illuminate’ my skin, was chalky white (even though the little spheres were pretty pastel colours), and was like a glitterbomb for my face (not so good when you have super oily skin)

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Hi Tanya,

Gosh, so sorry to hear about the Philosophy mineral powder! I have it laying around, but I have the wrong color, so it was hard to decide if it worked out or not.

mac blankety..i bought it in india for 25$(US)!!i was stupid enuf to test it on the back of my hand and buy it.on my lips it looks horrible.i think it would work for someone with a pale complexion and less pigmented lips.i have put it up for swapping on mua and spectra and desperately trying to swap it for something tht works for me.

the worst purchase I ever made was the Cream Color Base by Mac. I was talked into it by a MA and she told me to get Luna! I did and it creases like crazy! I hate it. I am going to pawn it off on someone!

I was in this liquid liner phase last year and I bought the Clinique one. I was thinking that since Clinique is such a reputable brand and that they’ve got decent gel liners, the liquid ones should be fine. It turned out like crap! The liquid does not adhere to the skin properly! It was like painting on plastic and as we all know, plastic does not absorb the colour like a canvas so its kinda like the surface and never dries! Its total crap! Should honestly have stuck to liquidlast liners instead of experimenting!

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Hi Cosine,

Oh wow! I’m surprised to hear this review about Clinique’s liquid liners. I don’t think I’ve tried them yet myself, but now I am wary to!

My worst purchase was the Loreal Hip Pigment Stick. I am still trying to figure out how to apply it correctly without making such a mess.

nars turkish delight lipgloss
nice color but it stinks
im used to MAC lipglasses and hate the consistency of nars glosses lol

MAC nail polish. I’ve done it twice now, because I’m dumb. The brush sucks and the polish is always streaky and thin. *sigh*

i bought mac nail polish and it chips way worse than some other cheap-o brands! i was disappointed.

I agree – I bought The Naughty Nautical blue & then had to return it because it chipped within hours of applying it.

yeah, i agree too.

I bought ‘girls will be girls’ polish from fafi & i was so excited that it would be a beautiful shell coral colour and I was completely DISAPPOINTED to find the colour went on thinly (i had to do about 5 coats), and that it chipped BADLY and QUICKLY. I expected so much more from mac.

The only good thing I have to say about it is the packaging – it looks really cool! It has a rubbery handle and the brush was nice and long…too bad the polish sucked!

the spray foundation mac had out about a year or so ago. it went on gross, streaky, and had a weird color payoff.

Benefit Pocket Pal. It was a half Benetint and half a clear lip gloss. Well, Benetint is not my color at all, and the SA said it turns into the perfect shade for everyone. Well, not me. And it traveled to all the creases in my lips, and turned streaky. And the gloss was super sticky.

I hate the exact same problem. I’d tried Revlon’s Just Bitten and loved them – and so thought since Benefit was reputable, it’d be just as good if not better. WRONG. I don’t need for my lip products to taste delicious – but this stuff smells like roses, and tastes like them too (?!). It’s horrid. Has turned me off the entire line. 🙁

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