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Letting Go

From my last post in this series you get the idea of what's going on here. The more products I purchase to review, the more I can't be bothered with things that don't work/aren't what I expected. Here are the most recent offenders:

Casualty: Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Darkspot Treatment
Reason: 'Medium/Deep' ain't fuh me

Available from Collins
Anti bacterial sponge tip applicator

What's worst, the undertone of the product makes it look extremely ashy on dark skin. Just to give you a colour comparison:

posted on our Facebook page June 19, 2013

Yeah, ridiculous.

Casualty: NYX Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer 'Orange'
Reason: Doesn't "sink in" to the skin well

Available from Exotica Makeup and Extensions

The colour is great for correcting dark under eye circles but I just can't get this texture to mesh with my skin. Maybe it's my eye creams, maybe the wrong technique, maybe YSL has me spoilt but I just can't get with it. I'll put it in the blog sale, hopefully one of you will have better luck.

Casualty: The Body Shop Seaweed Mattifying Day Cream
Reason: Doesn't work

As seen in Cave Shepherd

The packaging says, "Gives a shine-free complexion. Moisturises and mattifies where the skin needs it, controlling shine through the day. Skin feels soft and smooth. Oil free. With bladdenwrack seaweed". This doesn't mattify or control shine no time of the day or night. It does leave the skin feeling smooth but the seaweed is listed so far down in the ingredients list it's irrelevant. The real kicker is this costs $40.99. Stupse

Casualty: Victoria Secret's Beauty Rush lip gloss 'Toasty Almond'
Reason: Never liked the scent

I have raved about these lip glosses ad nauseam, kept them for far too long according to Heidi but this scent is just not my cuppa. Funny thing is, I knew that from the first time I opened it but still tried to push through and use it up. Honestly, now I have too many lip products to suffer through ones I don't enjoy.

Casualty: Maybelline Ultra Liner (Waterproof)
Reason: Product separation?

Purchased from iMart, Lanterns Mall

Either this was on the shelf too long or I took too long to use it after I purchased it - quite possible as my eye liner challenged self rarely tackles the process - but this just never looked as lovely as when Miss Jackie O does it.

Casualty: Benefit Stay, Don't Stray Primer
Reason: Poor packaging/product separation

Four pumps, two of which dispensed just liquid
Two pumps semi blended

This is a good product used to prolong the life of your eyeshadows and under eye concealer but the pump dispenser was a big fail because too much product came out. Every time. As you can see above, this product is very pigmented so you literally need just a few dots. Benefit listened to their customers and this now comes with a doe foot applicator. The other issue was totally my own fault; I usually focus on perfected skin, blush and mascara hence I neglect my eyeshadows. 

Casualty: Neutrogena Ageless Restoratives Anti-Oxidant eye cream
Reason: Doesn't work

As seen in Collins

For the record, any eye cream will "reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles". Moisturised skin automatically looks healthy. The Ageless Restorative line is supposedly, "innovative skincare that brings your skin's youthful look back to life by helping to undo the look of past damage". Right. As with all skincare it takes time to show results. I've used this for a few months and saw none to speak of. What I can tell you is that this cream contains light reflecting particles that these big companies put in most products boasting claims giving a "youthful glow". This product is just ok so my main gripe is with the price. I got this on sale from Cave Shepherd for $34 (original price $57. 99) and still feel that's too much.


If any of these products have worked for you please share your experience in the comments. I hope this series will save someone some money :D 

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