6 Beauty Products I Wish I NEVER Bought

Over the past few months I’ve accumulated  a lot of beauty products, LOADS of which I’m a fan of and would definitely repurchase, but there’s been a few that I’m just NOT feeling, no matter how much I try to use and get used to them, so I thought I’d share my experiences.

First off is Sleek’s Matte Me. I bought this lippie last month on my hunt to find the perfect matte lipstick – I’m actually obsessed with any matte look but I find it hard to find colours that sit well against my skin tone. I decided to give these a go, they were cheap and every one had been raving about them. I picked up Birthday Suit that had been sold out everywhere and Fandango Purple. However, these lippies looked terrible on me and felt really drying and papery on my lips – am I the only one? 

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Next up is NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser. I’ve really got a love hate relationship with NARS, they have beautiful products that I would love to try, but their foundation shades just don’t cater to my skin tone, which leads me on to this product. I bought this tinted moisturiser for a holiday I was going on – I didn’t want to wear makeup, but I didn’t want to go bare faced, so I thought a tinted moisturiser would be the way to go. I bought this tinted moisturiser in Polynesia, which was the darkest they went up to (i don’t think they’ve got anything darker) but it definitely wasn’t my shade even after being recommended it in Selfridges. I was also disappointed with its coverage.

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One thing that really annoys me when applying makeup is my visible pores. It’s one thing I would definitely change if I could, but I’ve come to learn that no matter what I do, nothing tremendously improves their appearance. I bought this Garnier Smoothing Correcting Primer, and after reading what it could do for me, I was sold! I did notice a difference in it smoothing over my pores, making my makeup look that extra bit flawless, however, it made me super SHINY! – absolutely not a good look, especially as I suffer with oily skin.

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I’m sure you know by now that I’m in love with Nails Inc from my last nail inspired post. I received this Nails Inc Nail Polish in Uptown for Christmas, and I instantly fell in love. It truly is the perfect nude pink. I love it, but sadly it just doesn’t suit me 😦

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I think it would suit a fairer skin tone though, but to be completely honest, I just like looking at it *covers face in shame*

Carrying on with the whole lip pie saga, I recently found out that NYX is now available on ASOS- yes, hunny! I had heard so many people raving on social media about NYX products, saying they were really good and super affordable, so I thought I’d give them a go. I would never normally recommend buying lip gloss/ lipstick products online as you just don’t know if the colours you’re seeing are true to life, but I went with it anyway – more fool me!

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I chose Prague in the soft matte creme and Merengue in the butter gloss, which really do look beautiful, but look terrible on me. Again I found the matte gloss felt papery on my lips – I think this is a sign that I stick to matte lipsticks as I just don’t find matte glosses are my cup of tea. Does anyone else have this problem?

The last item on my list is Decleor Aroma Night. This is a night balm, which you put on after cleansing your face. I found this product left my skin sooo hydrated and smooth, however, it STANK. The smell was just not pleasant and actually put me off, because it’s all over your face, you cant escape it lol. The only thing I could compare it to was black Liquorice, like those black jack sweets lol. I wouldn’t say this product was a complete fail, but I won’t be re-purchasing, simply because of the smell.

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So tell me, what products have you been loving and hating? Let me know x

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Eyeko Review

Hey lovelies, as you may already know, I’m a huge fan of Eyeko, their products are actually amazing, so I was so excited to bag some more of their goodies in the ASOS sale to do a review!

In my previous post, February Face, I mentioned that I religiously use Eyeko’s Black Magic mascara as it curls and defines my lashes… I’ve tried so many other brands, but honestly I only recommend this mascara, as its that good.

With mascara’s I’ve used in the past, I find they clump my lashes, making them look vile and quite spidery. I’ve never been a big wearer of mascara as I suffer from styes, however, after trying Eyeko’s Black Magic, I’ve found that I havent suffered with any, and I personally put that down to their specialist products – but, maybe that’s just my wishful thinking.

Since I’ve loved the Eyeko mascara for so long, but never tried any of their other products, I thought it would be a good time to try some others out… especially as good ole ASOS had 20% OFF 😉

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May The Wings Of Your Eyeliner Always Be Even

I opted for two different products which promised to really make my eyes pop. ASOS have quite a good selection, however, if you go to Eyeko’s site, you get 20% off your first order and you can browse their whole selection. Anyway, I digress. I opted for Eyeko’s FAT liquid liner & Black Magic Lash Boost.

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My makeup collection was in need of a new black eyeliner. I was loving Benefit’s They’re Real Eye Liner, but it was a bit fiddly to use and when I’m in a rush in the morning, its just not the one, so I thought I’d give it a try. This pen is exactly what I was looking for. Its like a sharpie – easy to use with pointed tip for a hassle free application, plus its an eyeliner that you can build, so you can start with a really thin line, and build its thickness from there… something not so easy to do with Benefit’s one. Perfecto!

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The second item I bought was Eyeko’s Black Magic Lash Boost. As ASOS doesn’t have good descriptions about their products online, I thought I’d gamble with this product. As I already own the Black Magic Mascara, I thought this product would work perfectly alongside it, working more of a lash conditioner, to help lengthen my short lashes.

To my confusion, when I opened this package, it wasn’t a conditioner at all. This product is not of any liquid consistency, which I found baffling, I can only describe it as little fibres in a bottle.

After reading the description on Eyeko’s website I learned that these fibres attach to your lashes and help boost the length of them, hence the name – straight forward then… errrm, yeah right!

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I already had on makeup and a tiny bit of mascara, but that was OK. The Lash Boost needs to be applied on top of mascara for the fibres to stick – clever technology ay! I started to apply the fibres to the tips of my lashes as recommended but the fallout was crazy, the fibres created so much mess.

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As you can see my eyelids have loads of little ‘hairs’ on them. What you’re actually seeing are the fibres. After applying the Lash Boost, I just noticed hairs everywhere which was quite annoying. If I had actually slayed my makeup I would not have been happy,as the fibres would have ruined the look. Eyeko do warn about this problem, saying that they’re easy to brush off as they don’t stick but I didn’t find it was easy.

If anything, I would recommend using this product before anything else, but to be totally honest, I’m quite put off, as the fibres ended up really irritating my eyes, and I just looked like a hot mess (not happy)

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After trying to clean up, I finished my adding another layer of mascara. You can keep on adding fibres and mascara alternately until you achieve your desired length, but after, all the irritation and mess, I gave up lol.

However, after just one application of Lash Boost I was pleasantly surprised… so i guess it wasn’t all bad. As I naturally have short lashes, using the combination of the Lash Boost and Black Magic Mascara I can honestly say I see a difference. What do you think?

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To finish off, I tested out the FAT Liquid Liner and I loved using it! It’s soooo easy to use, it’s precise and can be built upon. I only tested a thin line, but I’ve been using it every day since I bought it. Unlike other eyeliners I’ve bought, it lasts throughout the day, and stays matte.

The Lash Boost has been a disappointing product for me, however, Eyeko’s mascara and eyeliner will continue to be a staple in my makeup collection, as their products do work and are quite innovative and fun to use.

Do you own any Eyeko products, what’s your favourite and will you be buying any of these? Let me know x

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