I have a soft spot for potions and concoctions, new products and the like. Some of these are good, some bad, some in between... these products featured here I have found not to my liking. So, where to start...
I picked up the Too Faced Beauty Balm a while ago and have managed to barely make a dent. When I first got it, I though the packaging was quite cute, the smell reminded me of grapefruits (yum) and the color was decent. After a few uses, the smell changed to a chemical/plastic smell, something that I think might be due to decomposition or air exposure. Not the best smell to keep under your nose all day. That being said, it's been quite a long time since I have used this and I don't think it's something I would use again. Also, I'm not even sure if this is available for purchase still.
Working backwards, I suppose, next up is the Maybelline Line Stiletto Liquid Eyeliner in Blackish Brown. The only reason I regret buying this product is because the color. It doesn't really suite me, that might seem strange because I have fair skin, but I don't like brown colors for eyeliner. I've tried many of them and I don't prefer them (yeah kind of unfair...). Just to mention, the formula is great and I might try and use this on the lower lash line . Keeping with eye products, the next item up concerns the brows. I tried the Maybelline Define-A-Brow in the lightest color and did not find the color and texture to be flattering. The color appear muddy and the texture is quite hard and wax like. I picked this up after hearing some friends and youtubers talk rave about it... well I didn't.
These next two products I kind of bought on a whim - not the greatest thing to do - I know, but I thought it was worth a shot. Well that shot was definitely a dud! The hand cream I pick up for something less than $2 at Target. The smell is nice, but the texture is watery and doesn't soak into the skin easily, it kind of feels sticky. Lastly, the final product I regret buying is the L'Oreal Magic BB Cream. This BB Cream isn't like the normal BB Creams I used to. The normal BB Creams I refer to would be the Korean BB Creams, which typically have a thicker consistency, tout beneficial skin properties, and decently add a bit of coverage. With all things considered I believe the L'Oreal cream is lacking in these respects. I had wanted it to work and even tried using this as a primer, which so many American BB Creams have been marketed as, and still no decent results.
I think next, I will do a post highlighting my favorite BB Cream that I have been using (the same one I've been using for at least the last 4 years, if not longer).
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