Disappointing Products + FOTD

I really dislike it when I have to talk super negatively about stuff. I know I seem to do it loads, but I like make up and it makes me feel sad when something is disappointing or doesn’t live up to expectations. Is that odd?

I really tried to like all of these; I really did!

My first disappointing product is B.Even Oil Control Foundation, which I have the shade 010 Linen. It doesn’t seem to control any oil or shine, there is little-to-no coverage (seriously, I put it on and it’s invisible!) yet it still makes me look orange within a matter of minutes! Just not good and I was really hoping for big things from this one! Next is another item from B. Beauty and that’s B.Sculpted Contour Kit. I  got the shade 109 Light and honestly, the powder’s not brilliantly pigmented and the highlighter’s quite hard and difficult to get out of the pan. Again, disappointing as I expect quite a bit from B., given the fact that they’re on the higher end of the high street price range The Revlon Nearly Naked pressed powder in 010 Fair was also a let down. I bought it as an emergency powder whilst I was out and powderless one day but again, it underperformed. All it seemed to do to my skin was cake it- yet at the same time not really masking shine or helping set my foundation etc- and the colour seemed to be weirdly on the dark side. Not impressed. Neither am I impressed with the SEVENTEEN Phwoarr Paint concealer, in the shade Fair. Now the shade match was good, but I just don’t like using the product. It’s difficult to apply or work with, seemed to crease almost instantly; not good. Finally, I bought the NYC Expert Last lipstick in Traffic Jam again as an emergency as I went to Yorkshire with my brother’s band and forgot to pack a lipstick! I ran to Superdrug and grabbed something on the cheap, but whilst I wasn’t expecting amazing things given the price point I was expecting something better than what I got. The colour was nice, but there wasn’t much payoff on my lips and the product seemed to bleed instantly even with lip liner etc underneath. I ended up looking a little Heath Ledger-as-the-Joker, which is never a good look unless it’s Halloween!

So those were my disappointing products- I’d love to hear if you disagree with my opinions of any of these?

Finally, I thought I’d share with you a quick Face of the Day for Easter Sunday. I even used my new Naked2!

My lipstick is Exxxaggerate by Sleek and it’s a lovely, somehow subtle purple that I must remember to use more often. I also used the Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin foundation in Light Beige, over the top of the B.Even foundation, followed by a dusting of Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot, the B.Sculpted kit (to remind myself why I disliked it so much!), Hervana by Benefit as blush, then the MUA Power Brow, Eyeko Skinny liner, Lancome Hypnose Drama mascara and three shades from Naked 2 on my eyes.

I patted Bootycall all over the lid and up to the browbone, followed by Tease blended out from the crease and finally a tiny bit of Pistol in the outer corner. I really like how it looked and I’m going to be experimenting with the palette more this week!


About Hannah

I'm Hannah. Late twenties, qualified teacher. Undercover Goth, (mostly) vegan, Hufflepuff and Hordie. I like bats, skulls, glitter, tombstones, vampires, werewolves, ghosts, ghouls and zombies, Disney, musicals, Harry Potter and Star Wars.
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