23 Jan 2012

Disappointing products of 2011 - part 1

Hello Girls!

We decided to present you the most disappointing products we have experienced in year 2011. The first part is about products that disappointed me most in the last year and in the second part will Petra share with you her most disappointing products. I hope you will enjoy this, maybe you will share our opinions or this all will spare you some unpleasant moments, when realizing things are not always as you expected or wished them to be.

Laura Mercier - Secret concealer (shade 2) 

This product was the biggest disappointment in year 2011. The Secret concealer should be the first of its kind I ever tried, but the experience was appalling. When I opened the box I was in shock,  because of the colour and had to check description on the box - and everything was correct - yes, this intense yellow orange colour is really shade no. 2. I tend to go for a bit darker rich make up colours but this was too much for me. 

But the colour part was not all what made this "my" worst product of the year. Also the consistency is somehow odd - very sticky and feels so heavy. The skin goes dry the very second you apply just a tiny layer and you can feel sticky layer whenever you touch the place where applied. I tried to use brush or my fingers but every time the result was same - no coverage, yellow orange dry spot.                                                                                                              
I am sorry to say this, because I was so excited about Laura Mercier, her products and especially Secret concealer, but this was a big waste of money. I hope one day I will have the lust to try some of Laura Mercier's products again.

Bésame Masterliner Pencil Kohl & Beige

When you will check out this link you will fall in love as I did - these pencils look amazing with an adorable elegant packaging. 

I decided to go for the Kohl & Beige duo and maybe buy one or two of the others very soon :-) but none of this happened. I was so excited when my package arrived - again wonderfully packed and when I saw the product my heart jumped. This is really stylish product, but that are all the pros I can think of. I don't know maybe it was just only this open piece (because Petra has more Besame products, I tried them and they are all good - especially red lipsticks - link here), but every time I tried to apply the kohl part it ALWAYS  broke off piece by piece. So what you will see on the following picture is current state and the rest of my pencil even though I had never a proper chance to create any look with it. 

This experience almost caused tiny nervous breakdown :) I didn't want to give up but also the beige part of the pencil didn't satisfy me. The colour was dull and you had to press harder to get the required effect. 

Lancome Oscillation Mascara

I am always on the search for the perfect mascara because my lashes are one of my weaknesses - sparse, bland and not very long. So I AGAIN  fell a victim to the hype created by Lancome :) There is a button to press, when pressed it casts a spell at least as good as Harry Potter's one - but it didn't work for me. The brush is hard to work with and when you have short lower lashes or thick lashes in (inner or outer) corner you will have to be extra careful to apply your mascara without unwanted side effect called - black smudges. From what I remember (I don't use this product at all) this mascara had the tendency to crumble away. Although the black colour was rich with good coverage, my lashes weren't any longer but looked heavy. Applying mascara with this product became difficult and arduous task for me with effect not worth such effort.

Sisley Phyto Kohl Star Glitter Eyeliner Copper Gold

Unfortunately I choose the weakest colour of the whole collection. It didn't seem so but as soon as I tried to apply it on my eyes the problems began. The Copper gold colour doesn't suit me because there are some cold undertones, so I asked one of my friends, whom suit cold and frosty colours, to try it but it didn't suit her either. It seems like this colour with little glitters doesn't suit anybody :-) there must be some curse ... Also the application is not easy for intense shade you have to press pretty hard and the pencil has tendency to slide on the skin - that could drive one crazy.

Chanel Illusion d'Ombre Elboui

Placement of this product on my list is more of a subjective impression. I like the colour with small glitters of various colours. I guess disappointment from this product was caused by my liking of Georgio Armani's Eyes To Kill eye shadows. I expected this product to be similar, but the texture is completely different - cream mossy - and I find it a bit complicated to work with, especially when I need to blend it. But during writing and photo shooting for this post, I think I will give it another try, because the colour is absolutely fabulous :-)

Wish you happy year 2012 with as least "cosmetic disaster" purchases as possible :-)


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