Not one for negativity but when you use your hard earned cash to buy beauty products that promise to deliver a certain result which they end up not to do then your allowed a little rant, right?
The first product I want to talk about is the much hyped Maybelline 'FIT ME' foundation, after hearing many on line beauty gurus and seeing the endless TV, magazine, in store adverts that Maybelline put out there for this foundation I had high hopes...very high hopes. I couldn't get to Boots quick enough to purchase this foundation, I was so excited to use it in my make up regime the next day and all I got was disappointment. After swatching on my hand in store I went for the shade 220 which the Maybelline guide showed was suitable for medium skin tone, it seemed perfect when swatched, almost too good to be true (and it was!!). Upon using it that evening with a buffing brush I found the colour was much too yellow for me, like scarily simpsons yellow but I prevailed with my concealer and powder hoping the tone it down a bit. Eventually after careful application of other products the make up did look suitable enough for me to leave the house! Barely had I arrived at my destination (a mere 20 minutes in the car) had my faced shined up like and looked like I had poured a bucket of baby oil over my face, not a good look I'm sure you would agree.
However I decided to give it another chance so another application and another outing with the FIT ME foundation with extra powder on top this time to stop me shining up! I think I wore this foundation for around 3/4 hours on the second occasion without any touch ups throughout the day and when I returned home and examined my face I looked as though I wasn't wearing any foundation at all it had just evaporated off my face - not something I look for in my foundation. The moral of the story....I wont be repurchasing or even using this foundation again, I think there are much better high street alternatives out there that are worth a try including Rimmel Wake Me Up and Revlon Colourstay to name a few.
The final disappointing product on my list may come as a surprise to many of you and it is MAC blushers, not a certain one, just all of them in general. I find that I get very little colour pay off from these blushers and i often end up applying to much as they show little pigmentation on my skin. I have tried a few different blushes from MAC and even tried changing the brush that I apply it with but still nothing. Does anyone else have this problem with MAC blushes?
Anyway rant over and I will return to positivity in my next post...promise!