Sometimes the product itself overpromises and underdelivers, sometimes we get taken in by the words of the SA and end up buying products that are 'Oh-So-Wrong' for our skin.
Below are some of the products that I bought during my initial trysts with makeup, that always make me go - "What was I thinking?"
1. Maybelline Dream Matt Mousse Foundation: This was one of the first foundations I got, used it barely twice. While it offers good coverage, this is just not meant for dry skin. It just amplified every bit of dry flaky skin, and was very difficult to blend despite the whipped formulation. Looked very fake, and very chalky. I am not sure the product was at fault here - I just picked the wrong formula for my skin.
I now am using this as a spot concealor to finish it off.
Lesson learnt: Pick foundation as per your skin type. If you have dry skin - avoid matt, mousse type foundations no matter how much the SA insists that you will be able to carry it off with moisturiser.
2. Revlon Luxurious Khol Liner in Blue: God, did this thing smudge and smudge! No amount of setting with eyeshadow powder would make it stay in line. Total lack of discipline. It just went all over and under my eyes. Using it with a base seems to make it stay in place, if only for a while. I think this had more to do with my oily eyelids.
Lesson learnt: Don't get Khol liners if you have oily eyelids. And if you have to - use a primer!
3. Nivea Cream in Blue Tin: Reacted very badly on my skin. Suffered from dry, flaky skin for days on end.
Lesson learnt: Not everything vintage will work for you. Read the ingredient list. Carefully.
4. Streetwear Mascara: If you like your eyeshadows clumped and stuck together - this will be your HG.
Lesson learnt: Take a good look at the mascara brush. It makes or breaks the mascara effect
5. Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick in Mocha: The color is fab, only the lipstick doesn't last any longer than a regular lipstick on me, plus it totally dried my lips out
Lesson learnt: Stick to creamy lipsticks. Layer them over matching lipliner, will help increasing staying power and also prevent dryness
6. The Body Shop Body Butter in Japanese Cherry Blossom: This is cult favourite, unfortuantely it didn't work for my skin at all. Maybe I picked the wrong type of product for my skin type. I have dry body skin, and this is meant for normal skin. But it smells really fab.
Lesson learnt: Know your skin type, and research your products before you get them. Don't get seduced by the way a product smells. Unless it is a perfume.
So what are your worst make-up buys?