Friday, March 14, 2008

Tagged: my top 5 beauty not haves

ah another tagging game :) this time tagged by Alienman and Fei. I don't know why but I actually had problems thinking of which products. Normally I do a lot of research before buying something because I hate getting something that sucks. And the ones that did suck, I already tossed them and obliterated them out of my memory forever :P so I'm having a hard time remembering what they were.

Surveying my traincase and washroom helped though. So here's my current 5 (though not in order):

1. NYC eye pencils

Super hard, impossible to draw a line on your eyelid without causing severe pain. Unless I was sadistic like that.

2. NYX liquid liner

Formula flakes easily. Also, the brush is crap - the hairs are flimsy and lack the fine tip necessary to draw a smooth uniform line. If I use it at all, I have to use my angled brush to apply it on my eyelids.

3. Lancome eyeshadows

For the price (or whatever you paid to get that gift with purchase), its not worth it. They're too sheer and not soft enough for me to get enough product on the brush even with repeated swipes. At least even if ELF eyeshadows are sheer, I can still pack on the colour easily. Their shadows are soft so I get more on my brush.

4. Dove eye cream and Neutrogena eye cream

Actually I'd say most eye creams suck, not just these two. They almost never do any of what they claim to do - I don't see any reduction in fine lines or circles or puffiness when using any of them at all. And the ones that are too rich give me millia :S

5. The Body Shop Cocoa Butter chapstick

The concept sounds great, but having that chemical chocolate-y scent in a lipbalm is gross. Everytime I put it on, my chocolate cravings are triggered, but the smell is still kinda synthetic-y and just plain repulsive. I love the Cocoa Butter scent in their Hand and Body lotion, but the lipbalm is just yeeech :(


Well it looks like i was too slow and now i can't figure out who hasn't already been tagged because there are so many tag posts! So hopefully none of you end up being double tagged :)

I'm tagging:

Chyi
Jewels
Nicnic
Psychoexgirlfriend
Thechas

11 comments:

Nic Nic said...

oo ive been tagged! ill think of something..*scratches head*

would have thought lancome would have great shadows especially with their price tags!!

ilurvemakeup said...

Ahhh!!! NYC pencils!!! EWWWW!!!

Bliss said...

heheh i just tagged you and NicNic lol, anyways thats good to know about the Lancome eyeshadow, they just look beautiful i guess hehhe.

Chiara said...

Yeah, I thought Lancome shadows would be good :/ But gotta love how generous they are with their samples :D

' * : . b | u 3 . : * ' said...

ilurvemakeup: haha they were the first ever eyeliner pencils I bought. I would've tossed them with the other crappy stuff but I keep thinking I could use it to fill my eyebrows one day or something.

chiara, bliss, nicnic: yeah I was quite disappointed with mine. Good thing the quad I have was a GWP. At first I thought it was just the GWP shadows that sucked, but I've heard the same thing from other people too with regular shadows.

psychoexgirlfriend said...

I've had one Lancome eyeshadow before and I liked it already. But the colours weren't anything creative or amazing in quality. For the price, I'd rather buy MAC, Stila or Nars. Yikes at being tagged; I'll post mine up soon!

Vi Anne said...

Pretty much all of body shop's lip stuff are not really good.

ChyiX2 said...

dang, I got tagged? Argh, must've missed it. Erh... I'll work on my beauty not-haves...soon! ^-^

theChas said...

w00t! I've been tagged! *feel special* I'll do it in the next post, seeing as how I just made a post of epic proportions and it took me forevar!

(g)ezebel said...

i looove the body shop, but their lip stuff SUCKS. i bought the shea butter lip balm and it really felt like butter on my lips. BLECHY!!!

standupforme said...

the nyc eye pencils that I bought were real smooth and soft. maybe I bought good ones? I liked them not that I'm doubting your opinion or anything. I agree about the lancome eyeshadows. I love lancome so I tried them a few years back and I couldn't even apply them well.

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