Today's post may be a bit controversial as I will be talking
MAC Fix +
A lot of people swear by Fix+ and being surrounded by all this hype about it I just had to see it for myself. Honestly I don't see or feel any difference in the way my face looks, feels or the amount of time my foundation lasts whether I use Fix+ or not. It is very refreshing when you first spray it and has a very fresh scent but that's all there is to it. I am sorry to say this was such a waste of money and in stead I could have invested in an eye-shadow or lipstick.
L'oreal Lineur Intense
Another purchase that was made because of all the hype about it and it coincided with me needing a liquid eyeliner at the time. Back then I was usually only using pencil eyeliners. But then I started seeing Lineur Intense popping up all over the place. So I tried it and actually found it to be doing a decent job, for a while. Shortly after I realized the eyeliner just wasn't staying put and it would migrate from the inner corner of my eyes to where my pupil begins. It would also end up in the outer corner of my eyes which just looks bad. No matter how much I shook it up before application, I would need to dip the applicator a few times before getting a decent amount of product.
MAC Myth Lipstick
Myth, without a doubt, is one of the most popular shades of MAC lipsticks. It was my first MAC lipstick ever and I honestly don't know what I was thinking when I bought it. It definitely does not suit my skin tone, at all. It's not a lipstick that a lot of people can pull off. Its concealer-like texture, look and feel are not flattering at all. I don't have much to say about it other than, at times I did think about just scraping it out to back to MAC it but it can be used as a lip eraser under another lipstick.
Urban Decay 24/7 Pencils
Urban Decay makes these 24/7 pencils in a variety of shades and that is great! Their lasting power on the other hand is not. Again just like Lineur Intense, they migrate from where I originally apply. They also end up under my lower lash-line and occasionally they will end up on my crease regardless of primer potion/base application.
CHI 44 Iron Guard
I really wanted this product to work because I do use heat on my hair quite a lot. In fact it's very highly unlikely that you will see me with my naturally curly hair, ever. I have given this protectant countless chances and it manages to leave my hair looking grossly greasy after I am finished with styling it. My hair is not oily by any means. I just have normal hair. It also makes straightening my hair much harder than it would be if I were to use Tresemme Heat Tamer or nothing at all. After blow drying with this product in my hair then going onto straightening with a flat iron, my hair seems to get stuck in the flat iron. Pulling the flat iron down feels like someone is pulling my hair. And once I manage to go all the way down with the flat iron my hair looks greasy and fried. My hair also feels super dry so forget about silky smooth hair! I will just stick to my Tresemme Heat Tamer which does a fantastic job!
Maybelline One by One Volum' Express Mascara
I don't see what everyone sees in this mascara, at all. Especially when there are much much better alternatives that truly deserve all the hype they get. What is it? Darkening (obviously) given the fact that it's a black substance. I could apply black marker on my lashes and that would also make my lashes darker. It is separating hence the name One by One. What is it not? Volumizing, curling or lengthening. I don't know about you guys but when I think of mascara, I think dramatic, sexy, flirty, fluttery lashes. Not spider legs. No thanks.
Here is the model shot Maybelline uses for their One by One mascara...I have read/seen numerous blog posts and watched many videos about this mascara and not once have I seen lashes that looked like the model's while wearing this mascara. Of course most of us know better than to fall for the ads but I just think it's ridicilous that they use the above picture to market their product that doesn't even come close to producing results like this.
I would love the know which products were a letdown for you as well. Do tell! :)
Wishing everyone a beautiful weekend! ♥