Recently I've tried three products that have not panned out so well. I had high hopes for each of these, but they all fell short:
I don't have sensitive skin at all, and this made my face break out! Honestly, I can't remember another time when a product made me break out. But after using it for several consecutive days, I woke up with straight-up pimples on my face. Like several of them. I stopped using it immediately, and my skin is right back to normal.
Several people have told me that Garnier BB Cream didn't work for them, either. And honestly, I'm not sure there was much of a difference in how my skin looked. Sure, it was a little bit smoother, but certainly no more than when I use a tinted moisturizer (by the way, I've been using e.l.f. tinted moisturizer, and it's a whopping $3).
I wanted to like this. I love the idea of chapstick/lipstick hybrid balms. But this one dried my lips out, and I didn't find it moisturizing at all. I bought it in Cherry Me, which was a little too bright for my skin color . . . but I would have used it anyway if it felt good on my lips. Sadly, it's been relegated to the reject pile. I think I need to stick to straight up chapstick (this one is my favorite--it's amazing!).
Sometimes, I think matte polish on nails looks really cool. I tried this emerald color from Revlon, and I did like the way it looked when my nails were painted. However, when I took the polish off, I discovered that this polish had stained the bejesus out of my nails and they were SO YELLOW for SO LONG. Ugh. See??
Sick, right? They basically had to just grow out--I couldn't get the yellow off for the life of me. And frankly, I don't even think the picture does justice to the sunshiney yellow hue my nails took on.
Anyone else disappointed by a beauty purchase lately?