Dear Bank Account,
I’m so sorry! I will never do it again! – Let’s cross our fingers & credit cards.
I’m cringing as I write this post! I absolutely hate wasting money – and make-up! So imagine my complete and utter frustration when the money I wasted was purchasing make-up! Since a few of the writers are participating in ‘Project Pan’ I figured I would post a few products that have been locked up in my make-up dungeon. For more details and a fun read, check out Amy & Linda’s Project Pan Posts!
The Un-lucky 7 are the products that I hate from the depths of my wallet! It’s going to be impossible trying to get through this mess, so I’ve decided to give them their last hoo-rah in this post! They will be thrown in the trash, or given away to any crazy person who would want them. On a happier note, I am going to cheat and use these as the starter 7 in my quest to use 10 products until I can purchase another ten! Yea yea, I’m a cheater – sue me!
1. L’OREAL Hip Metallic Shadow Duo – “Platinum #906“
I hate this stupid thing! Excuse the passion! The silver side is a chalky mess, and the black side resembles black tied from M.A.C (which was the reason I purchased it – testing dupes) Boy was I duped! It’s not as awful as the silver side, it’s workable with a great blending brush – otherwise you will have black powder from your lid to your chin! The Horror!
2. M.A.C. Mineralize Eye Shadow - “Sea & Sky”
The only thing this is good for, is nothing! The dark blue side needs about 20 minutes of professional packing onto the lid just to look like you actually did something! Now depending on your skin tone that fact can differ. (I’m MAC. NC42-45) (Nars Sheer Glow. Tahoe-Cadiz) – hope that helps you gauge it a little better! If you’re fairer it may look better on you, who knows! The Lighter side looks gorgeous, until you attempt getting it on your brush! The only way that will work is if you foil your brush (Foil = dampen your shader brush with water/fix plus so that the shadow appears more pigmented and aluminum-esque.) On a scale from 1-10 I give this a -100 for the amount of money I spent on it instead of paying my water bill!
3. Urban Decay Matte Eyeshadow - “Chronic”
I love bright shadows, but this is absolute crap! It is pigmented, It blends like a charm and it’s a pretty green! “Well why do you hate it Laila?” Because it makes me look like a ninja turtle! This particular green just does not flatter my skin complexion! However, I still love everything about Urban Decay, the quality of this shadow is amazing!
4. Revlon Matte Lipstick – “Nude Attitude”
OMG! Have you ever or once applied M.A.C’s Myth lipstick to your smooth lips only to smack them together a minute later and have your lips fall apart? This lipstick is so drying that I refuse to ever apply this on any part of my body! However it does have a purpose, it makes a really great toy for your niece to draw flowers and family members on your white apartment walls! Bye Bye Security deposit! I hate this lipstick, I even tried it as a cream blush, an eyeshadow base – and it flops in every department! Who even thought it was okay to make this?
5. M.A.C. Lustre Lipstick – “Viva Glam V”
I guess this is a hit or miss? I’ve talked to people who love this lipstick, and people who’ve smashed their heads against the wall when they realized how ugly it was. First of all I bought this by mistake! I actually wanted Viva Glam (another roman numeral that I can’t remember). The only reason I did not take it back and exchange it, was because I drove one million minutes to the nearest M.A.C. counter and I was not going to turn around! Secondly, It does benefit the world with a portion of the proceeds being donated to the Aids Foundation! So I kept it, hoping one day it would serve a purpose…..Nope.
6. M.A.C. Sheertone Shimmer Blush – “PeachTwist”
This was my first ever M.A.C. purchase, which I think is the main reason why I kept it so long! It’s just a part of me now that I just pick it up and look at it sometimes! Do you do that, keep stuff for sentimental value? Anyway, It sucks – sucks sucks sucks! It’s way to shimmery and even with a duo fibre brush and a light hand you still look like a disco ball rolled all over your face!…..Cute, Not!
7. M.A.C. EyeShadow – “Deep Truth”
I’m going to be honest, the shadow pictured is actually my second pan of deep truth, I used to love this color on the lid, paired with atlantic blue foiled on the center of the lid and carbon on the outer V. It was the perfect night time look! But for some reason, I never pull it out anymore because I’ve used it a couple times recently and it’s chalky! I’m not sure if it’s because I’ve had to to long, or I foiled it to much – I have no clue, but it’s not the same! I did use this a couple times on some freelance jobs I had, but on myself – nope, not ever again.
Well, 7 down, 3 to go until I get some new things to melt my credit cards!
Have any of you tried any of these products? Join Project Pan with the Facekitt Team! What are your Un-lucky 7! I would love to know!:)