Hi guys! This post will contain my November product regrets. I have a total of four regrets this month. Two of the products are true regrets that I wouldn’t recommend to anybody and the other two regrets are products that simply didn’t work for me but may work for you.
M.A.C Face & Body Foundation – This product isn’t a bad product in general. For me, however, this foundation didn’t work out most of the time. It has a very natural finish and has light to medium coverage. The value is unbeatable for a M.A.C product (4 fluid ounces currently @ $8.75 per ounce; practically drugstore price). The problem I had with this foundation is oil control. I would wear this foundation and after a few hours, I would usually end up really shiny. No amount of blotting or powder could stop me from becoming shiny. I was lucky on some days and could wear the foundation happily, but I’d say 90% of the time I was a too shiny. I would only recommend this foundation to those with dry to normal skin. Combination or oily skinned people should be cautious. I would recommend getting a weeks supply of a sample from the M.A.C counter to test it.
L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Excess – I am extremely disappointed by this product. It’s rare for me to find a bad mascara and it’s even harder for me to find a bad mascara that costs more than $1.00. This mascara made my lashes wonky, to say the least. One coat and it would merely lengthen, which isn’t special to me because I already have long eyelashes. I want volume and I expect volume from the Voluminous line. If I use two coats of mascara, my eyelashes start to go in separate directions and don’t get coated evenly. If I try to add more mascara or wiggle the wand through my lashes to fix the problem, my lashes start to get clumpy. The formula is thick and the wand is made of plastic, which is typically the type of mascara that works the best for me. It’s a bit disappointing that this mascara didn’t work.
E.l.f Studio Angled Contour Brush – This brush is a bit awkward for me to use. The size of it made me question if it was designed to contour the face or if it was to contour the eyes. It is too small for me to use for contouring the cheeks in one step but it’s too big to use if I want to contour my eyes or nose. I won’t say this brush is a complete fail though because the quality is nice. It also reminds me a lot of bubzbeauty’s Bubbi Eye Contour Brush. I am also able to still use it (as you can tell by the picture because the brush is dirty). I use it to create a blunt line for my bronzer and then I just blend it out with a large fluffy brush. In the picture, I have the Angled Contour Brush in between the Essential Flat Eyeshadow Brush (L) and the Studio Contour Brush (R).
E.l.f Studio 22 Piece Mini On The Go Palette – This product fails for 2 reasons. The first reason – the color selection. If this is a palette people are going to take with them on the go, the colors should be suitable for most people in most situations. The blush shades are weird and I think the eyeshadow colors should have (at the very least) been on the top row with basic nude colors to create a full smoky eye with the bottom row containing pops of color. The second reason – that gosh darn mascara slot. It takes up a good chunk of space on two layers of the palette. That would be fine if that mascara slot could be exchanged with other travel sized mascaras from other brands. But unfortunately, it’s too small for a lot of travel sized products. The only semi-useful things that I could manage to fit in there were tweezers, mini nail clippers, and the Ulta Precision Liquid Eyeliner (which I don’t even like). If I want a pencil, I’d have to sharpen it down quite a bit to have it be the right length to fit into the palette since standard sized travel pencils are too long. If you’re interested in seeing detailed photos, I have a review on the Go Palette with plenty of detailed pictures.