Monday, 28 July 2014

Products that leave me Sitting on the Fence!

We all buy products with a certain expectation and when they don't live up to it we feel disappointed. A couple of products I've bought have left me sitting on the fence and I cant quite decide if I love them or hate them...

Mac 'Fling' Eyebrow pencil. This is the perfect colour for me, not too warm and not too cool, its 'MY' eyebrow colour you could say. Even though I love the colour I don't find myself reaching for it all that often. The pencil is really fine and I can get a really natural effect when using it but there's one thing that irritates me... I get really annoyed at how quickly the pencil wears down and I have to keep twisting it up every few strokes, or I'm left with a flat nib and no colour can be transferred. I know it's not a major factor to whine about but I have to keep stopping and starting when I'm filling in my brows, meaning it takes me a lot longer to do, which is never great in the mornings lets face it!

Soleil Tan De Chanel. I think most people tend to have a love hate relationship with this product. I want to love it, it cost me enough in the first place, but its a product that normally ends up gathering dust in the bottom of my make up stash. As far as crème bronzers go it's good. It's easy to apply and blends out well, feeling smooth on the skin and delivering a satin finish, so all good points there. But its the colour I struggle with. One minute it's fine the next I think its too orange and fake looking, and then other times I don't think it shows up enough at all! A lot of this is because I fake tan. When I'm pale it looks far too orange and when I'm tanned it doesn't really show up, and there's only been a few occasions when the colour has been perfect. For a "universal" bronzer I think only a few skin tones can really pull it off and I'm always leaving it out of my make up routine for fear of it not working for me that day!
Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette. I love the look of this palette. The shades are well pigmented, easy to blend and buttery soft. So why am I on the fence? Unfortunately only a few of the colours suit me. 'Chopper' and 'Half Baked' are beautiful rich coppers and golds and 'Bootycall' is a great highlighter,  but the rest of the shades seem to be more cool toned and don't suit me as well. It's such a shame because I've really tried to make them work but I can't seem to, and this leaves the palette unloved and unused. :(

Benefit 'Gimme-brow'. This product I have mentioned a few times on the blog. At first I hated it, it made  my brow look really unnatural and clumpy. Since it's dried up a bit I have been using it more and the results have looked more natural and what I imagined them to be. But sometimes my brows do tend to look a little over done with this and still to this day I'm unsure if I love it or hate it!



What products do you find yourself sitting on the fence about?

6 comments:

  1. I love the Gimme Brow, for me it worked amazingly once it started to dry up. Also I know what you mean about the Naked 2, I can't really get away with the colour Foxy, the original Naked palette is much warmer in tone :)

    Roo xx
    meplusmymakeup.blogspot.com

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    1. Yeah, I think the first naked palette would be better suited to me. :)
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  2. Shame about Naked 2, but I know what you mean when colours just don't suit you. Am dying to try this palette out. Haven't tried any of the other items either, but the Chanel tan is often such a hit and miss it puts me off. I like a good thick brow and I wasn't sure if gimme brow would give enough coverage, so it's interesting to see you say they looked overdone. Still not convinced I'd like it! xxx

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    1. Sometimes the Gimme Brow works, and other times it looks so clumpy and unnatural. I really don't know if I'd ever repurchase. :/
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  3. I want to try Gimme Brow, but don't want it to look too harsh, I'm definitely in need of a visit to the counter so the Benebabes can actually apply it on my brows so I can see. xx

    Julie
    www.rainingcake.com

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    1. Yeah I think trying it out first is the best bet. Loads of people love it but for me it's just a bit hit and miss :(
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