#1 L'Oreal True Match Foundation - $12.99
GASP, SHOCK, HORROR! I know I know...this is a cult favorite. Cult favorite or not, I CANNOT stand this foundation. I use the shade N1, and yes the color is a perfect match for me (like 60% of the year)- okay "True Match" so far so good it does what the name is implying. ANDDD that's where anything good stops.
No matter how much or how little I apply, what I apply it with (brush, hands, sponge, flat top brush, foundation brush-you name it!) it often looks streaky and takes a bit of work to tame that. It always highlights dry patches-most of the time these are dry patches that I didn't know existed before I put the foundation on (NO OTHER FOUNDATION SHOWS THEM). THEN it never sets. I can walk around for an hour without touching my face...won't set. I can apply so much powder that it looks like a total cake face, and then I go to do my brows and I can feel the foundation sliding around.
I have tried every primer on the face of the earth with this (I get samples of them from counters etc) and no luck with that, I've tried so many different moisturizers with it...no luck either. And if i do decide to wear it, by the end of the day it looks absolutely horrendous. Patchy, splotchy, and it has sunken into every crack and crevasse in my face. The weirdest part is I really like True Match Lumi. I don't understand it at all!!!!!!
I listed this as number one for a reason, I promise the rest won't have rants as long as this one I just hate this foundation and everyone else is so obsessed with it!
Rimmel London BB Cream - Light $6.99
I took this on vacation with me to Mexico last year and gave this a good run for almost a month. I wanted to like this because it has SPF 25 in it and theoretically would have been perfect for being in the sun. BUT this is straight up Orange. If you're going for the orange face look then this is for you but I don't think anyone is. This is also an incredibly thick cream that feels heavy on your face and I think because it's so thick it slides right off.
Well this stuff creases like a mofo and it creases really badly on me no matter how I set it or if I even set it! It is also just the wrong color. I have it in the lightest shade but it comes off such a pink (like rosy pink) color on me it looks terrible. I know everyone complains about the sponge (which I took off because it was worthless) but that isn't even my problem with this concealer. AND to top it all off it didn't even cover my dark circles. A product that says DARK CIRCLE TREATMENT AND CONCEALER that doesn't do any of those....no thank you.
L'Oreal Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream - Light $9.99
I actually genuinely like this product except for the fact that it tends to clog your pores badly if you don't REALLY clean your face, but it's a wonderful product. EXCEPT the shade light is oompa loompa orange. I have it also in the shade fair and it is a beautiful match! But this "Light" nonsense....get your shit together L'Oreal! It's straight orange (and I'm not the only person who thinks this, I've talked to plenty of other people with the same opinion). I bought this when it first came out and the fair option didn't exist, so I had to buy "Light" - bad decision. However the fair one is gorgeous...but the moral of the story here ladies and gents is don't settle for the light shade thinking "Oh i'll just make it work" (I'm SO guilty of that) because this WILL NOT work like that in your favor.
So I realize this tube is in Polish, but you may have this product in your country. It is marketed as "a 2 in 1 Moisturizing Cream and Light Primer" (translating the tube) and looks like a tinted moisturizer and I think is meant to go under your makeup or you can wear it alone as it has some coverage. So it squeezes out and looks straight brown, then you rub it in and the color evens out as it is supposed to be a universal color thing (yeah no...we all know how well those work). So you rub it into your skin and get some color, and again! This product never sets! But this takes never setting to a whole new level. Like this shit is ridiculous. I can take my finger 4 hours later, swipe it down the side of my face and there will be a big streak the size of my finger where I wiped because I literally just wiped the product off. Normally Nivea has amazing products and I love them all....f you see this shit DONT BUY IT!
I've had these for a LONG time, as in I bought them when I first started wearing makeup. Now Urban Decay I don't think makes these anymore (but not too long ago they were in the sale section of their website) but I'm sure these will pop up on sites that sell for cheaper as like excess...you get what I mean. DO NOT be tempted because these are Urban Decay. These are supposed to be a cream blush "without the greasy feel, just the glow" but they definitely don't live up to that claim. They are super thin in consistency and are really greasy feeling. The lasting power sucks, and the blendability is terrible. They are super pigmented, but if you put it somewhere slightly off to where you want it you're screwed it's staying there. But instead of giving a nice dewy glow that most cream blushes give, it looks like you have oily skin.
So there you have it! The first installment of products that just didn't work out. Would you guys like this to become a series? Also, anyone have any short witty names for favorites? Haha!
I hope you liked this post and let me know some products you just can't stand!!!