Drugstore Make up Disappoitments

sreda, oktober 31, 2012


Essence Make up to Match Foundation 
I bought it the moment it hit our shelves in Müller. The colour match looked fine, which is rare for us pale girls, so I took it. It has zero pigmentation. I mean zilch, nil, nada. It's not even worthy of a name tinted moisturiser let alone a foundation. It's like applying a moisturiser and not a good one at that. Four euros out of the window.

S-he Stylezone Khol Kajal Eyeliners 
In short: poor pigmentation, impossible even application, lasts about 2 seconds and smudges like crazy. No thank you.

S-he Stylezone Quad Eyeshadows
The chalkiest eyeshadows ever. Pigmentation is poor and they last about a second on the lids. Get their mono eyeshadows instead. Those are pretty good.

E.l.f. Bronzer/Blush Duo 
A lot of people actually really like this duo. It's a supposed dupe for the Nars Orgasm/Laguna duo. Well, I just can't get it to work on me. I own Orgasm and the blushes are not even remotely dupes. Orgasm looks great on me, while this is an odd peachy pink colour with shimmer. The bronzer is the weirdest colour ever. It's way to orange and a really bad colour for pale skins. Also both feel very powdery and just odd.  


Wet'n'wild Mega Glo Illuminating Powder
This was hyped up on one of the sites that has reviews of cosmetic products. I bought it years ago when Wet'n'Wild was still sold in Slovenia. It is rock hard. There was just no colour pay-off whatsoever. The lousiest highlighter I ever had. Went straight to the bin.

Essence Sun Club Mat Bronzing Powder Blondes
I bought it when I was on a search for a better bronzer. It is way too light even for someone as pale as me. It's swatched here. Smells nice though, like sunscreen.

Bourjois Blush
These blushes are really popular and most people like them. I hate them with passion. They are rock hard, I can't get any colour on the brush, let alone on my cheeks. It comes with the most useless brush ever.

Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder
 My arch nemesis. Oh, how excited I was when I got it. I mean, the thing looks like a chocolate bar. However, first there is almost no pigmentation and second, the colour is too orange for my skin tone. I barely got any colour on my face. I thought that perhaps it's just the top layer that is hard, so I scrapped it off. It didn't help at all. A complete no go product for me.


Manhattan Eyelash Curlers
 Also known as the torturing device from hell. It pinches and rips eyelashes every time you get it near your eyes. Even some no-name curlers from a supermarket were better (though not by much). Just pay a few € more and get Tana instead.

Essence Lip Liner 
These are not the worst pencils in the world. The shades are actually quite cute, they are soft and apply nicely. However, they last about 5 minutes on the lips. I do still wear them sometimes, though.

E.l.f Lipstick
The weirdest texture of a lipstick ever. It feels like you're applying crayon on your lips. It's hard and waxy, it's really difficult to apply nicely. It has a strong, very sweet berry scent. The packaging is horrendous in terms of quality. Essence has better lipsticks for the same price (but those are more like tinted lip balms, though)

Essence I <3 Runway Highlighter
 With huge chunks of glitter it looks miles away from a pretty wearable dewy glow. Personally, I have no desire wearing massive sparkles on my cheeks. Get the their MyBase one instead. You get more product and that one looks actually wearable.

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13 comments

  1. i always wanted to buy bourjois blush, hm. i don't know now. i have manhattan eye lash curler and i love it!

    neue outfit post♥blog

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    1. Well a lot of people like them, but I just find them too hard. Maybe it's just me :)

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  2. Jaz sem z Essence liplinerji kar zadovoljna, je pa res, da jih redko uporabljam, ker sem bolj lipgloss girl.

    Kar se tiče teh She paletk s 4 senčkami, pa res niso bog ve kaj. Jaz sem ji enkrat vse v DM-u stestirala in je res boga pigmentacija. Potem sem kupila eno (ker sem imela kupon za 50 % popust) z rjavimi odtenki, ki je bila kar dobro pigmentirana, tudi na očeh se je kar dobro obnesla, ampak ta senčila se tako drobijo. V bistvu jih sploh ne moreš nesti na potovanje, ker se bodo zdrobila/zlomila (ali kako bi to drugače imenovala). Isto se mi je zgodilo z mono senčko.

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    1. Glede obstojnosti je ogromna razlika pri liplinerjih če daš kakšen evro več. Bourjoisov zdrži zelo dolgo, pusti celo stain. Tile od essence se pa takoj zbrišejo. Škoda, ker barve so pa res lepe.

      Moja S-he mono se je tudi zdrobila ko je padla na tla. Ampak itak so čisto poceni.

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  3. You don't like the Essence lip liners? I love them! They last forever on my lips. Even if I eat/drink...they're still there. I have to barely retouch anything :)

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    1. Really? They don't last on my lips at all, which is a pity because I love all three shades I own.

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    2. Yes. That's too bad... I also have the 09 and love the color :)

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  4. Super prispevek, nekaj takega z veseljem preberem, da sem pozorna tudi na slabe izdelke, ne samo na dobre. Sploh ker sem že razmišljala o lip linerjih od Essenca, pa bom očitno tudi jaz ostala pri Bourjoisovih, ki so mi izredno všeč, poleg Max Factorjevih. Bourjoisovi blushi pa me še kar mikajo, takoj ko se odločim katero barvo nabavit, me zanima, če bodo meni kul. Je pa zmeraj tako, da se najdejo izdelki, na katere ostali prisegajo, tebi so pa obupni (Seche Vite nadlak zame, ne hvala).

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    1. Hvala :) Res je, lahko prebereš ogromno pozitivnih reviewov pa vseeno naletiš na izdelek, ki tebi ne paše. Npr. Seche Vite je meni briljanten.

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  5. Hm, zanimivo - tule je večina stvari, o katerih zlo veliko punc "rejva". Meni je Essence "puder" na prvi sliki kul - res da je pigmentacija na nuli, ampak kadar moja koža dobro izgleda, nanesem samo tole, da naredi *nekaj*, ampak v bistvu nič. Opazim pa razliko. Kadar koža ne izgleda tako dobro, zmešam pol tega in pol Catrice Photo Finish, in imam ravno pravo pigmentacijo :) Uglavnem, zadovoljna.
    W'n'W Mega Glo sem pa imela že pred časom in se prav spomnim, da sem ga vrgla, ker mi je bil PREVEČ pigmentiran. Sploh ga nisem znama uporabiti, brez, da bi izgledala kot disko krogla. Mogoče je samo tvoj tak? "/

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    1. Mene zelo živcira če je pigmentacija izdelka na nuli. Zato mi puder ni bil všeč. Ampak sem videla, da je kar veliko puncam všeč in ga redno uporabljajo. Je pa čisto odvisno od posameznika.
      MegaGlo se takrat kupila v Nami in je čisto verjetno, da sem dobila kakšen star highlighter.

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  6. Super post, moram priznat da se kar strinjam. Bourjois blush je obupen sem ga hitro stran vrgla, enako bronzer! Res dober post, ze res da se pri vsakem drugace obnese kaksen proizvod ampak vseeno rada preberem tudi take prispevke!

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    1. Hvala :). Jaz opažam, da so že testerji teh bourjoisovih blushov čisto trdi. Baje da se posušijo hitro in so potem neuporabni.

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