Sunday, 13 April 2014

Disappointing Products #1

Disappointing Beauty Products

Laura Mercier Silk Crème Foundation

OPI Suzi’s Hungary Again!

MAC Sheen Supreme lipstick in Supreme Style

Hello beauties! Recently I was scribbling down some new blog post ideas when it hit me – I haven’t done a Disappointing Products type of post yet. I bang on about my favorite products all the time but unfortunately not everything I buy I like. Even though I always make sure I’ve done my research before going and getting a product, there still are occasions when I end up utterly disappointed by it. So that’s what I’m going to do today –showing you some beauty bits that definitely didn’t work for me and which I think you may want to research a bit more before deciding whether you should buy them or not.

Laura Mercier Silk Crème Foundation

Here it is – starting off with the product that not only disappointed me massively but the product that completely messed up my skin and which I hate to my stomach – the Laura Mercier Silk Crème Foundation (here). I bought it in September and I was oh-so-excited to try it and initially I loved it. The coverage is absolutely amazing – full coverage, which looks natural and not as if you’re wearing makeup. The finish of Silk Crème is also fantastic and it is the perfect mixture of matte and dewy. The foundation makes the skin luminous without looking shiny or greasy and just makes it look beautiful, healthy and airbrushed. My skin has never looked better and I was all about Silk Crème. Until a week later. I noticed a lot of black and (mainly) white heads all over my face but I didn’t think the foundation has anything to do with it. I continued using it and by the end of week two my skin had gotten SO bad that I honestly couldn’t get outside of the apartment or look myself in the mirror. My skin was red, inflamed, terribly breaking out and the horrendous cysts hurt so badly that I could not move the muscles on my face. For someone who has never had skin problems before, this reaction was a huge shock and even though I immediately stopped using Silk Crème my skin needed some good three months to go back to normal. I still have some minor acne scaring left on my cheeks etc. so what can I say – Silk Crème has officially made it to the top of my black list and even though I know it works wonders for some, I wouldn’t even recommend it to my worst enemy. Hate. It.

MAC Sheen Supreme lipstick in Supreme Style

The next product in my don’t-recommend-it list definitely needs to be this MAC Sheen Supreme lipstick in Supreme Style (here). Over Christmas I bought two of these - one for my mum and one for my aunt and they both got a terrible reaction from it. Their lips got scary swollen and there were weird dry patches all over them and took ages to recover. I decided to try the lipstick myself, regardless of their terrible experience and luckily it didn’t react that bad on me but it was still rather hideous. The lipstick made my lips super super dry and an hour later they were SO dry and flakey that they hurt massively. I was honestly shocked since we are talking about MAC here and we all know that their products are usually amazing quality. I’ve also read some reviews online and found people with similar reaction, so I’m guessing that some of the ingredients are not suitable for everyone unfortunately. The lipstick itself is a really lovely soft beige-y pink with nice shimmery finish. It applies effortlessly and buttery, but as I said - it gets pretty bad once it sets and the consequences are ridiculous. Not my cup of tea and from now on I’ll stick to the regular MAC lipstick range.

OPI Suzi’s Hungary Again!

It’s rare for me to find a nail polish which is so terrible that I couldn’t be bothered to even finish applying it, but well done OPI – you’ve disappointed me so much that I had to include your Suzi’s Hungary Again (here) in this post. When my boyfriend gave me this beauty I immediately fell in love with the shade. The stunning warm medium pink is perfect for the warmer seasons and the subtle shimmer running through it captured my heart in no time. However, I was too quick to call the polish my newest best friend. The formula of the lacquer is downright horrible! I tried to sit down and apply it twice but it was such a nightmare to use that I ended up wiping the polish off and using another color. Suzi’s Hungary Again (love the name btw haha) has such thin consistency that you not only need at least four coats to get it opaque but it also streaks like crazy! To make the color even you also need to work with very light hand, otherwise you’ll be left with bold patches everywhere. The varnish is super watery and leaks all over your cuticles as well. Not a cute look! I definitely wouldn’t recommend this polish to anyone - the formula is a pain and the color is nothing that unique so I’m giving it a miss.

Have you ever tried some of these products? What do you think of them?

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34 comments

  1. Oh no I can't believe the LM Silk Creme broke you out that badly :-s
    I tried that MAC lipstick in the same shade but just wasn't keen on the formula xx

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  2. Yikes! I'm so sorry you had a terrible experience with the Laura Mercier Silk Creme! It's one of my favourite foundations and I totally know how it feels when a foundation just doesn't work with your skin, no matter how much you love it. It's like me and the Benefit Hello Oxygen liquid foundation :/ x

    Daphne | subgenre of a dream | bloglovin

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  3. love!
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  4. Whoaaa you have totally put me off silk creme! As if the annoying Laura Mercier woman wasn't bad enough haha, thank you!

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  5. It's such a shame that the Laura Mercier Foundation didn't work for you! I have never tried it, but I heard so many positive things about it that I would like to try it, but I really don't want my skin to break out as it's really acne prone :( xx

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  6. It's so awful that Silk Creme made you have a reaction like that! It's similar to what the Origins GinZing moisturiser does to me x
    www.talkingaboutm.com

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  7. It's a shame about the nail polish, it looks so pretty in the bottle! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD | YSL Lipstick Giveaway | The Little Deer Sunglasses and £20 Voucher Giveaway

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  8. I'm so surprised that the polish is on this, I work as a manicurist and use this exact shade and its probably in the top ten with my clients, I found it applies the exact same as all the others and is of a good quality, maybe you should get in touch with OPI incase yours is a faulty one?
    Megan xx
    www.meganhouse.com

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  9. Eeek the first two sound miserable! Thanks for the memo, I won't be trying either!!!

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  10. Wow, I had no idea that the Silk Creme could be bad for the skin. Thanks for the heads up. / almeidas.se

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  11. it's such a shame about the laura mercier foundation, everyone seems to love it! i hate when you try something that is hyped up and it completely messes your skin up xx
    mollyox.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. OPI dissapointed with a similar pink shade called Elphantastic..part of the valentines pack. It was honestly so streaky even after about 3 coats! :(

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  13. Wow your reaction to LM sounds really horrid xx

    Www.beautyqueenuk.co.uk

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  14. Oh no thats horrible what happened to your skin, that foundation has so many good reviews but I'm defo a bit cautious of this now xx

    ~ VISUALCANDY INC.

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  15. I've always wanted to try this foundation! maybe I shouldn't.

    Taslima | The little things in life

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  16. Oh no! I cannot believe the hard time you had with LM foundation. I'm lucky and it works well for me.


    Sarah | More Than Adored

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  17. Definitely staying away from the LM Silk Creme Foundation. That's horrible that it broke you out like that. Thanks for warning us Andrea!

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  18. So surprised to hear about a disappointing OPI nail polish! I absolutely love the formula of OPI nail polishes so it's shocking to hear that this particular one didn't work out for you. Such a shame! xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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  19. Oh no. So sorry to hear about the terrible reactions you got from these products. Glad I won't be purchasing them anytime soon.

    www.futurelawyergirl.com

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  20. *shock* at the MAC lipstick! Thanks for the heads up, I probably won't risk this ~

    ♥Kay
    imladiiekay | Beauty & Lifestyle blog ♡

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  21. Such a shame you had negative reactions to the lipstick and foundation x

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  22. Gee, those reactions you had sound horrific! Wowzers, I don't think I've read about anyone having such a horrible reaction with the foundation. Your skin isn't too sensitive either? I think I'll definitely avoid the foundation!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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  23. Wow thank you so much for this! This post is really helpful :)

    Zoe
    http://thatszoe.blogspot.com

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  24. Suzi's Hungary Again is one of my least favourite OPI's - I agree totally re the formula! x

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  25. So sorry to hear your reaction to the LM silk crème foundation, such a shame! I guess I'm lucky that it works well for me! xx

    beautyvisions.blogspot.com

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  26. I'm really sorry to hear about your bad reactions to come of these products - I'm especially shocked by the mac lipstick! xx

    Angelica // One Little Vice

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  27. Aw it's always so sad when a product is disappointing! :(
    BeyondBlush

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  28. Ahh that's such a shame, I hate products that you really wanted for ages and then you get them and they're rubbish! xx

    Kat from Blushing Rose Beauty

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  29. I seriously had the exact same experience with Laura Mercier Silk Creme. I loved it, but just could not deal with breakouts anymore, so returned it. There must be something in it that really bothers our skin.

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  30. I look forward ALWAYS to disappointing products posts :) Nice to know Im not alone in not at all liking Silk Creme! I broke out but since I stopped using it right away, didnt experience the pain you went through :( Huhu. I feel for you Rosy babe!

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  31. Oh god, I feel so bad for your horrible experiences with these products >.< I initially wanted the foundation but I decided against it and got the tinted moisturizer instead. I like that a lot :D

    littleshybird.blogspot.com

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