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Hmm, BECCA Stick Foundation. Not bad, lots of product, but I like the consistency of MAC Studio Finish Concealer better.

Urban Decay All Nighter…I just don’t find myself reaching for it as much. Should have got the travel size! :/

Not to jack the thread, but what does all-lighter feel like on your face anyway? Can your face still breathe? Does it break you out? Does it actually work? Does it prevent creasing or smearing in hot weather at all. I’m thinking of buying it.

i use it. it doesn’t feel like anything to me. i haven’t hit any humid weather with it yet, but i feel like it keeps my foundation/blush lasting longer.

This is hard. I make an effort to only get high-end products that I know I’ll love. Maybe NARS Laguna because it looks really orange on me sometimes.

Shu Uemura mascara basic and that’s just what it is. I could have bought maybelline great lash because all it was was color and my lashes are already dark. The only person this would work for would be someone who has thick, long lashes and just needed the tint.

Bobbi Brown eyeshadow singles. I’m not sure why but I don’t really care for anything I have tried from Bobbi Brown. Maybe I just haven’t tried the right thing yet.

I went to one of their promos and bought everything. I ended up giving it all away. It was nothing special. Lancome was far superior in terms of quality.

The Bare Minerals Foundation. It breaks me out so bad, even if I just wear it for a few hours, so now it just sits in the back of a drawer practically full. I also think that there are better mineral/powder foundations on the market.

I’ve found that Bare Minerals is pretty useless unless you have just about perfect skin — no acne and no under eye circles — but just a touch of unevenness. If you try to build it up, it looks really obvious on the skin. One of my friends rotates through several different foundations, and I can always tell when she’s using Bare Minerals :/

Me too! I tried Bare Minerals, because I was told it works with all skin types. Well, it’s kind of a joke on dry skin like mine :/ It looked cakey and dry, and made my skin feel tight. I feel like it’s so overrated!

Agreed. I have always regretted buying this. I’m an NC45, I don’t know what I was thinking.

Agree. I am nw10. It’s crap on fair skin too! Try the new mac highlighter pen. I found it really good and it comes in a few shades…

Ha! Yeah, I was going to say, I’m pretty sure Touche Eclat is crap on all skin. I’m NC 20/25, and it really does nothing for me. Not to mention, I used it because I felt like I had to ($42 was painful to fork over for something that didn’t work well), and it got MILDEWY within half a year. Awful.

Smashbox Photofinish Primer. It seems like I somehow read all the rave reviews about it before I bought it, got it and tried it for a week before I realized how badly it broke me out, then I saw all the reviews that said it broke them out. It turned me off of face primers forever now.

It’s usually the silicone that breaks people out.Korres is silicone free and I believe Tarte is,too.

Ugh, no wonder I’ve been having horrible breakouts lately! Definitely tossing Smashbox Photofinish Primer into the garbage bin. I was actually suspecting my brushes, but now I agree it’s the silicone from the primer. Thanks for the headsup!

That’s a toughy, I am pretty sure I research my high-end makeups thoroughly and so they are rarely a miss I guess I’ll have to say my high-end lipsticks (Armani and Dior) they are GREAT, the miss was just that they are lipsticks, which I have discovered aren’t really for me…I am more of a lipgloss/tinted lip balm/etc. kind of gal. If I’d bought Armani and Dior lipglosses instead I don’t think I’d even have an answer for this question xD

Thierry Mugler Eye Khol stick ($35 CAD!)….it’s a good product (nothing really stays on my waterline for long including this one but it’s black and transfer itself to top and bottom waterline) but it leaves a powder (black!) fallout which I find quite annoying – this shouldn’t be happening to an eyeliner!

I wish I would have skipped MAC’s lipstick in Fleshpot. I was looking for a dupe for Brave New Bronze (this was before I knee of your website) and Fleshpot wasn’t it. It’s not flattering on me at all, no matter how many lips glosses I use with it.

MUFE HD foundation. I HATE it. It disappears after a couple hours even with powder, and I don’t like the look it gives to the skin.

pretty much any of my Dior purchases, except Extase and maybe Iconic, which were still both overpriced. Airflash was neat, but not worth the heft price tag [seventy CDN] seeing as i can get a more flawless finish with MUFE hd.. ive spent upwards of 30 dollars on a lip gloss by them, and while it provided a beautiful colour at first, didnt live up to, again, the price tag.. and i find that almost none of their e/s palettes have ever served me as much as id have liked them too.. too chalky!

mac my paradise cheed powder, had high hopes it would be as great as marine life or ripe peach which i adore, but its just orange and patchy on me.

This chanel highlight powder that was Limited Edition two years ago- i never use it because it’s too chunky, and the packaging was kind of clunky. also the shu uemura limited edition sets at christmas… i never used them! i have to start learning that a good review doesnt ensure i’ll use stuff, everyone has different tastes!

YSL mascara, allegedly is a cult favourite…however, it dries out suuuper fast, and I find drugstore mascaras to be on par with most high end ones…albeit their scents;)

I once purchased it, and then later got a sample of it, and while it wasn’t awful, it was just too clumpy for my tastes. The weird thing is, I have a friend who swears by it, and it looks fine on her. I think the YSL brand just hates me, lol. Touche Eclat didn’t work well for me, either. I kept using it, though, and it got mildewy within half a year.

Diorshow mascara – flakes everywhere! Actually I think I’ve been disappointed with every HE product I’ve bought… Dior Addict gloss has no staying power, Clarins Everlasting broke me out etc etc. Everything I use is DS now, with the exception of MAC The Perfect Cheek matte blush which I use to contour (I count MAC as middle even thought the prices are HE where I live). Too bad it was LE as it’s the perfect shade for my fair skin, does anyone have DS dupe suggestions?

Probably my Chanel Ombre Essentielle Soft Touch Eyeshadow in Vert Khaki. It’s still mint-condition five months later. I just don’t reach for it even though the colour is beautiful and since you can’t exchange eyeshadow it just ends up sitting there in my makeup pouch. But it is beautiful enough that I should get *some* wear of it at some point 🙂

LORAC Multiplex 3D lipgloss duo. It was $28 for 2 instead of $22 each. They’re great glosses but I almost never use them. I don’t ever feel like having THAT much shimmer glitter on my lips :/

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