December 22, 2009

I was inspired by Samantha who made a post about products that just didn't work for her to make a similar post. Now I didn't buy many products that didn't work for me as I always do a lot of research before buying anything. So my list is actually quite small; it contains only 3 items! As I mentioned in my "Best Products of 2009", these products are not necessarily new to 2009, they're just new to me.

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1. Smashbox HD Foundation (shade Light4)
I actually started off by liking this foundation. It gave me ok coverage and I looked great in photos. But after about a month of using it, it started to oxidize on my face. Within about an hour of wear, it looks orange and dark on me even though I know this is the right match. I'm sure this foundation works for some ppl, it just wasn't for me.

2. MAC Hello Kitty Lipstick in Big Bow
I admit; I made a big mistake and fell or the hype that was Hello Kitty. Even though I only purchased three items, I either didn't care for them or hated them. Big Bow lipstick is actually a great colour. It applies sheer as it's a Glaze but it also applies super chalky and sets into the lines of my lips within minutes. That is even if my lips are fully moisturized. Really it's the worst lipstick I've ever tried from MAC and I'm usually a big fan of their lipsticks and buy plenty of them. The only way I've been able to wear this is by layering over another lipstick.

3. Seche Vite Top Coat
Ok ppl, don't throw stones! I know Seche Vite is a cult fave but it's not for me. I find that I still have to wait 10 minutes after I'm done applying my polish before I can put this on without messing up the colour. This time frame is even longer if I'm wearing a china glaze nail polish (which in my experience dry super slow, with the exception of their metallic ones). If I have to wait 10-15 minutes before putting on a quick drying top coat, why on Earth would you call it Seche Vite??

Ok, so that was my quick list. I feel like turning this into a tag so I'm gonna tag:

XinaRox


Shayla

Clara

Jen

Nepenthe

And anyone else who wants to do this tag, please join in :) I would love to hear your worst of 2009!

6 Responses to "Tag: Worst Products of 2009"

  1. Robert Says:

    aww i wanted to try the quick dry coat too!! boo thanks for the tag!! i'll do this soon!

  2. Shadowy Lady Says:

    Well, it might work for you. What I find is that nail products are subjective as it depends on how your body reacts to them.

    Glad you enjoyed the post :)

  3. Shayla Says:

    How thick of coats of polish are you doing? Cause with ChG I usually put two very thin coats (which get the results you see), and then can put SV on almost immediately. Maybe it's partially body chemistry, too.

    As for Big Bow, I really like it, but I must admit I haven't worn it a ton. Sorry you don't like it :(

  4. Shadowy Lady Says:

    Shayla - I know everyone likes it, but it just doesn't work for me :( and I always do two thin layer of polish like you

  5. nathalie Says:

    I don't like Seche Vite either. I paid alot of money for it, based on all the praised I read but to me, it's just a not extraordinary product thicking fastly in the bottle and ruining some polishes (might be the toluene in it). I've come back to my old and great inexpensive top coat and I'm happier.

    I bought one Hello Kitty lipstick (Fresh Brew) and I love it. It really depends if you're a sheer lover or not. I love sheer lips. :)

  6. Shadowy Lady Says:

    Nathalie - I had started to think I was the only one who hates Seche Vite! I need to find another product. What do you prefer?
    and you're right about the lip products; nude or bold, I like my lipsticks pigmented :)

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