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Diorshow mascara. I was terribly allergic.

Before that it was a YSL lipstick. Also allergic.

Bad luck I guess.

3 things but they were part of a gift:
– NARS Niagara lipstick. (Very pretty colour, but disappointing!)
– NARS Heatwave lipstick. (Almost identical to Jungle Red on my lips).
– Ole Henriksen’s Ultimate Eye Gel. (So much for that blonde woman with all the children claiming it was how she got the Botox look! *snort*)

Diorshow mascara and a Dior nail polish. I liked the mascara when the MUA used it on me, but as the day went on it flaked and started to irritate my eyes. I found a dupe for the polish from YSL and it came with another color, so it was a better deal.

I can’t even recall. The last cosmetic product I remember returning was in 2004, lol, and it was returned/exchanged because the SA gave me the wrong shade. I don’t return cosmetics because most of the time there’s no need.

I returned a MAC select coverup concealer in february. it worked perfectly, but something happened when I took it off that caused my skin to turn red and burn. the funny thing is that after returning that, I got frustrated and bought a $1 ELF concealer to hold me over until I could find another one, and I’m happy with that one. I guess products not working can turn out well sometimes.

i returned cover girl’s 24 mascara. it lasted about 3 hours and it smudged. people, 3 hours is not 24 hours.

Smashbox’s Photo Finish Foundation Primer. The (somewhat unfriendly) MUA recommended the Light version but must have mistakenly put in the original. I really don’t like silicone-y primers and returned it, deciding to spurge on Korres’ Mattifying Primer later on. It was a good exchange. 🙂

LOVE Korres primer and it lasts forever. Smashbox primer breaks me out, even the Light version. When I returned it, I accidentally went to the rude Sephora and they were all “It NEVER breaks anyone out”

A Clinique Mascara that did nothing at all, not even with curling my lashes. Before that the Illamasqua cream shadow quad that creased regardless of what I did.

Tomorrow I returning MAC’s Reel Sexy lipstick. It just doesn’t look good with my lips. I might do an exchange, instead for another shade.

In Australia we aren’t allowed to return any beauty product, even if it’s unopened. I lived it up when I was in the US knowing I could return products I didn’t like, rather than here where I have drawers full of foundations that are the wrong colour or eyeshadows that are just awful.

Hey, I’ve returned things in Australia quite a few times, usually because I’ve been colour matched wrongly, the sales assisstant has chosen the wrong skin care for my skin type or for a reaction. I don’t think they will exchange for change of mind but MAC, Chanel, Clinique and Priceline have all been very nice about it 🙂

I don’t think that we could return beauty products in the UK either. Unopened and unused can be returned though usually only for exchange/store credit no refund. But if it’s been opened you’re stuck with it due to hygiene reasons and the fact that they can’t resell it. That’s what I’ve always thought were the rules here, but maybe I’m wrong. I’ve got so much stuff I’ve bought and it’s rubbish/wrong colour 🙁

You can return most things unopened with an in-date receipt unless it states otherwise on the receipt. I think if you have say an allergic reaction or if something doesn’t do what it says on the tin you can get a refund under your statutory rights. If only we could get refunds for just not liking something!

An Estee Lauder assistant told me products can be returned at Myer if you have a reaction to them. Also I have returned a MAC product at DJs that was incorrectly colour matched (it was unused though and I exchanged it the next day). Australia is rubbish for buying cosmetics and skincare… they are expensive and your return options are limited.

I figured you would return all the crappy makeup products, to have more room for awesome ones 😛

It was actually a brush not product. The Sephora Platnium large powder brush #41. It was rusted around the ferrule on the bristle side when I bought it before I even used it.. I didn’t notice it until I opened it too 🙁

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