Buying something that doesn’t work is disappointing, especially when it’s expensive. Unfortunately, I sometimes find myself expecting that luxury items are better than their budget alternatives, however, often that isn’t true. In fact, the majority of my favourite makeup items are from Boots!
This all leads me to a list of products that I am never buying again. Makeup is specific to the person that wears it, and the way in which you apply it. These are the products that do not work for my skin, however they do work for others.
- Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
This foundation has never worked for me. For some reason, it separates on my face, creases in my lines and gets very patchy. I bought this foundation after all of the raving reviews on YouTube, and I immediately hated it.
- Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick
This is another product that just didn’t sit well on my skin. It separated after only a few hours of wear, and my skin has never looked so cakey and oily in my life! I also tried the shade 5.25 to contour with, but my skin just looked patchy and awful. I do think that this is because of my skin, as I know others who absolutely love this foundation, and it looks wonderful on them.
- Mac Matte Lipstick
No matter what I do, I cannot seem to get moisture into my lips. I am always suffering from dry, painful and chapped lips, and it doesn’t matter how much water I drink or how much lip balm I apply. That is why matte lipsticks usually don’t work for me, however, I find Mac matte lipsticks especially drying. My lips always end up looking like a scaly mess. This isn’t because the lipsticks are bad, it’s just because they don’t agree with my skin, and that’s why I usually go for lipsticks with a satin finish.
- Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Powder
This product is a cult favourite, and for a good reason. It is a very finely milled powder, and it certainly does the job, but so do many other loose powders. I don’t hate this product at all, I have just found that there are other powders out there for cheaper. My favourite loose powders are the Ben Nye loose powder or the Coty Air spun Loose Powder.
- Geurlain L’Or Pure Radiance Face Primer
This is a wonderful primer. Unfortunately for me, my skin has some fine lines and large pores, and when I apply this product I can visibly see those things fade away. However, my biggest gripe with this product is the price. I cannot justify spending £47.50 for one bottle of primer, despite the fact that one bottle has lasted me nearly two years. You can get primers that do more for a cheaper price, and the new L’Oréal primers are an excellent example of this.