Tuesday, 31 July 2012
|Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Eternal Gold, Avon Ideal Flawless Foundation*, Boots Eye Make-Up Remover Gel, Vichy Normaderm Nuit*, Lily Cole for the Body Shop Liquid Eyeliner*, Revlon Watermelon Scented Nail Polish|
I'll start with the eye make-up items at the top of the above picture: Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Eternal Gold is one of those eyeshadows that I just cannot get to work for me. Now, I am definitely not knocking the entire range of Colour Tattoos, as I also have the bronze and taupe and am obsessed with them. They've been a great addition to the high street, rivalling MAC Paint Pots and Benefit cream shadows in terms of quality. However, this shade seems to be a bit of a dud - it applies very patchy on my lids and creases way too easily - not a fan, I'm afraid.
|Swatched: Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Eternal Gold, The Body Shop Lily Cole Eyeliner in Purple|
I'm a massive fan of liquid eyeliners, and was surprised with how let down I was by The Body Shop Lily Cole Eyeliner* in purple. Now, let it be said that I am very fussy when it comes to eyeliner, and I know that other people do like this, but I just can't say that I do. I really like the shade, but the applicator is terrible - too hard and thick - and makes it impossible to get an even line. It also flaked off during the day, which I cannot stand in an eyeliner. Thumbs down, I'm afraid, and such a pity because I love Lily Cole!
Avon is a brand that we've both come to love and rely on for make-up, and I know that Sinéad is a fan of their Ideal Flawless foundation*, but it just won't work with my oily skin. I found this surprising, as it is a fairly high-coverage, heavy-duty formula, but it just seems to sit on top of my skin and refuses to be buffed in properly. It's prone to moving around quite a bit on my face during the day and doesn't really stay put. I do like the finish it gives, I just wish that it had better lasting power for my skin type, especially as it claims to suit all!
Now, I won't moan too much about the Boots eye make-up remover gel, as I have said before that I don't think any non-oily eye make-up removers are worth buying. My mam picked this up for me (sorry Mam) and, in short, it doesn't work and it irritates my eyes. FYI - it's good for cleaning hair dye off your hands, though!
Vichy Normaderm Nuit* is a bit of an odd one, especially as I usually love anything from French skincare brands. I'd previously bought and used it when I got it in a goodie bag, and my first thought when I saw it again was that it wasn't great. I don't think that it's an awful product, I didn't react badly to it or anything, but it didn't really seem to improve my skin at all. There are just better acne treatments out there, in my opinion (the La Roche Posay Effaclar range is amazing)!
Annnd finally, at the end of this long list of offenders we have Revlon Scented Nail Polish in Watermelon. I have no idea what possessed me to pick this up - nostalgia for my childhood, perhaps?! I don't know. Anyway, this stuff is horrific. The smell is vile and gives me a headache, and the colour itself is really hard to build up to any kind of decent opacity. I should have known better, I guess!
Are there any products that have disappointed you lately?