Sunday, 26 June 2016

Disappointing Products

In the last few months, I’ve come across my fair share of crappy products – here are the highlights…

I will start with my unpopular opinion about two cult NARS products. You might remember that I managed to get my hands on the NARS special edition Birchbox a while ago – full post here. This gave me the great opportunity to try a bunch of popular products by the brand. Let me start by saying I love NARS’s aesthetics, their packaging and general image; however, some of their products didn’t live up to the high expectations. 

NARS Orgasm blush is great and would suit a lot of people for sure but it’s so, so shimmery! And we’re talking big, fat glitter particles here, not some finely milled glow. The thing is, this awesome, universal blush colour is not news, many brands do very similar shades without giving you that glitter ball effect – starting from MAC to Bourjois. You can save your money with this one. 

Still on the NARS train, the Audacious mascara is another piece a lot of people have raved about. WHY? With a mascara, it’s all about the wand and this one is useless. I have always known I prefer fibre bristles but this plastic nastiness doesn’t do anything for me. My lashes look clumpy and just … sad. It’s a no from me.

L’Oreal La Palette Nudes is next on my list. I bought the rose gold palette ages ago for about £10, which is a decent price for the number of shades you’re getting. Despite that I rarely find myself reaching for this. The eyeshadow is just drugstore  quality eyeshadow and that’s that. Pigmentation is not satisfactory at all, I need to apply and blend and apply and blend until I get a decent result from this. And yes, I do admit I have made some cool looks using this but it’s too much hassle and I rarely find myself reaching for it. If I could go back, I wouldn’t buy it again.

Last comes probably the biggest disappointment for me – Sephora Outrageous Rouge Extreme Liquid Lipstick. I had such high hopes for this – awesome colour and the formula seemed so opaque, thick and shiny. Little did I know that this would be the most weird liquid lipstick formula I have ever tried. The only way I can describe this is by comparing it to smearing Nutella all over your mouth. This is what it feels like. It’s so incredibly sticky and it doesn’t fade – it crumbles and you can’t even think of reapplying this. It’s is so bizarre. When I applied the swatch below and tried to rub it nothing stayed on my fingers, no smudging just crumbling. We’re talking about massive disappointment here, I was so determined to love this but there’s just no way…

I might sound a bit harsh here, but I have given those products their fair chance and it just didn’t work. Hopefully, I can save you the expense so you can find something better.

Thanks for reading! Stay tuned.

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  1. Oooo, червилото на Сефора е отвратително :D И аз си взех цвят и не можах да го изтърпя. За да съм сигурна, че не съм луда, го донесох в офиса и няколко колежки го пробваха, реакцията беше една и съща - гадост. Олиа-та сравнително лесно го свалят, аз понеже ползвам олиа, за да си сваля грима от очите, ги ползвам и с трудните червила. Сравнението с Нутела е добро, моето е, че все едно имаш лепенка на устата - рядко гадно :D

  2. Very sweet! I am not a big fan of liquid lipsticks, since my lips aren't very full.

    Love, Josie |


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