I tend to be quite positive when it comes to reviewing new products. And because of this, a few people have told me I need to take more of a critical approach in some of my posts, instead of just sitting on the fence! So instead of talking about a product I really love, instead here are my purchasing regrets.
Before I start, I want to say these products either do not flatter my skin colour, don’t fit into my makeup routine, or I simply just prefer other products. Also I just want to make clear, I still really love these brands, just not these particular products!
Rimmel ‘Insta Flawless: I bought this product before I went on holiday to Barcelona, planning to use it as an alternative to foundation. I don’t like wearing too much makeup on holiday. So with a sph 15 level, and claiming to give a natural tint and glow, this product sounded like it definitely deserved a place in my holiday makeup bag. However, this product offers nothing but a patchy coverage, and definitely did not offer any sort of glow. I wouldn’t even wear this under my foundation! For almost £7, I expected better from Rimmel. Their BB creams and foundations are consistently reliable, however unfortunately, Insta Flawless does not belong in that category.
Mac Studio Scult Defining Powder: I purchased this product in medium (still a really light colour), and planned to use it as a highlighter. However it just doesn’t show up on my skin at all! It claims to be a ‘gel like formula’, but in my opinion, it’s just simply a powder. The one plus of this product, is that it comes with a mirrow. However for £23.50, that’s very expensive for a tiny mirror!
Benefit High Beam: I’ve spoke about this product before (click here to view!). I don’t think there’s anything wrong with the product itself, or the quality of the product. I just think benefit sell other highlighters that better suit my skin tone.
Maybelline Brow Drama: My issue with this product is not the quality or colour, it’s just the shape of the brush. When I saw it in the shop, I thought it’d be interesting to see if a different shape brush would offer a better finish to my brows. However, when it comes to actually using the brush, I just found I perfered using a typical shaped brow brush. However, it’s a shame I don’t like this particular product, as I absolutely love the rest of the Maybelline brow range!
Mac lipstick in Whirl: Myself purchasing this product, is a typical example of why you shouldn’t buy makeup, just because it’s on trend. The shape is that reddy brown colour, that was being worn this Spring on the likes of Kylie Jenner and Chloe Ferry. With myself having dark hair and eyes, I do tend to wear a lot of brown and bronzey shades on my face. However, Whirl just drained the colour from my face! I do really love the shade, just not on me.
Mac lip liner in Mahogany: This product was bought to wear with the the lipstick above. However, I probably should have tried the lipstick on properly, before wasting more money by purchasing this lip liner.
Revolution Pallet: The thing I dislike about these range of pallets, is that not all of the colours are wearable, and the ones that are very small and awkward in size. All the pigments aren’t bad in the shades. However, I do think there are better pallets available in the same price range.
Rimmel Brow this Way: The only reason I regret purchasing this product, is that I’ve found I prefer to use my eyeshadow as a highlighter on my brows. For myself, it was just a bit of a pointless purchase.
What do you think of these products yourself? What are your purchasing regrets? Let me know in the comments!