Beauty Bummers: vol I

As of late I’ve been doing a lot more experimenting with makeup, trying new products and really pushing myself. Practice makes perfect right! Today I have a list of products that have turned out to be quite disappointing.

Sonia Kashuk Brush Set: I really only bought this set for one brush anyways but I’m bummed that nothing else in the set was good. The brushes are extremely sparse and very frayed. I spent 40 bucks on this whole set the only thing worth using was the contour brush (which I loveeeeee)

Bite Lip Exfoliate: I’m a huge fan of matte lipsticks so I’m in constant use of a lip exfoliate. I’ve tried the fresh brand and the elf brand but neither of those really worked for me. I went back to Sephora and someone suggested the Bite brand. It has a lovely strawberry taste but unfortunately that’s the only thing it has to offer. I’ve heard great things about the LUSH exfoliate so I plan on trying that next.

Urban Decay Setting Spray: I tried really hard to give this spray the benefit of the doubt. At first I thought it was the makeup I was using, that it simply did not have enough lasting power. But after several days of my makeup melting off I decided that this setting spray wasn’t really setting anything at all. I’ve been using the mac fix plus and its working wonders!

Mac Facial Wipes: I know you might be thinking “out of all the things to buy at mac you buy facial wipes”. Let me explain. Since I’m an advent lipstick wearer my lips are usually the most stained at the end of the day. I’ve tried Neutrogena makeup removers, baby wipes and just plain ole warm water and nothing seems to remove my makeup the mac wipes do. So why is it on the bummer list you ask? Because unfortunately removing my lipstick is the only thing it does. For some reason the wipes that are used in store seem to have more saturation and are wetter. They remove way more makeup than the wipes I actually bought. Not sure if I just got a bad batch or something but it takes quite a few wipes to remove my full face. However if you’re a big lipstick wearer such as myself then these will definitely help with that!

What beauty bummers have you been experiencing?

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  1. February 26, 2015 / 1:45 pm

    I’ve been dealing with my makeup faded/melting/rubbing off of my face so that by time I got home the concealer, foundation, and even eyeliner at times on my face looks like it was never even put on that morning. Or worse, has shifted and transformed to make my complexion and face look like I’m sick or reeaally bad at applying makeup. What “top coat” powers or bases would you suggest that are on the less pricey side. I know you mentioned a particular MAC product above, but MAC typically is out of my makeup price range soooo any suggestions?? Thanks 🙂

      February 26, 2015 / 2:31 pm

      The mac fix plus is only $10. =) Trust me I thought it was expensive too but the small one is $10 and the larger one is $20, which is actually cheaper than my urban decay setting spray. So it’s worth a try. Another option is to set your makeup with the powder version of it. For example I have the Maybelline fit me liquid foundation shade 360 and I bought the powder version to help set my makeup. You can also use
      Ben Nye Banana Powder: $20 -only available online
      Bases: Mac fix plus, or primers would be good for you. Just make sure you pick the right one for your skin type: oily,combination,dry etc.
      I feel like if you’re going to spend money on makeup splurging on a nice setting spray/powder is essential, Afterall what’s the point of applying all that makeup if it’s going to fall off. If you have oily skin I would suggest staying away from liquids(setting sprays and liquid foundation) and use powder foundation only. If you have dry skin then the opposite applies.

      Hope this helps! Feel free to ask if you have any more questions =)

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