Products I Regret Buying

Saturday, 23 May 2015


Usually I love every product that I buy but there are some items that I wish I had left at the store. I don't have a lot since I haven't been that into makeup for a long time but these are the four things that I regret buying.

From left to right: Essence lipgloss, H&M bronzer, Essence coverstick


First up is the Essence Coverstick concealer in 04 True Nude. I was really disappointed when I first used it. It is really hard to apply and you have to thug on the skin which is never a good thing for the delicate eye area. It is also really hard to blend and makes the skin look really dry, patchy and flaky. I tried to blend it with some moisturiser but it still looked awful.


If you have read my Top 5 Lip Products post you have heard about this lipgloss from Essence in 19 Nude Candy. It was the first one that I ever bought. The formula is really runny and doesn't look good on the lips. The shade is a really light pink one and it is full of glitter. That' probably why I have never worn it.


Next I have a Bronzing powder from H&M in the shade Gorgeous Tan. It was my first time buying a bronzer so I went for the lightest shade as I wasn't so sure bronzing. It ended up being too light for my skin as you can see from the photo above. In the summer it is barely visible since I get tanner so I can't use this product but I think that it would look good on people with lighter skin.


The last think is this Kiko Glow Touch lips & cheeks in 100 Intuition Peach. Now, I regret buying this product for a different reason as I really like the shade and the formula. The thing is that it's impossible to open and haven't been able to use it in the last couple of months. (That's why there isn't a swatch of it) The only way to solve this problem is to break the tin but I'm too lazy to do that!

As you can probably tell some of these products where my first purchases and that's the reason why I bought the wrong things. I also want to say that just because I don't like these specific products, doesn't mean that I don't like the brand.

On another note I am finally done with my O'Level exams and the summer holidays have started! That means that I can focus more on my blog and expect a youtube video soon!

Have you ever tried any of these products?

Thanks for stopping by :)

Sarah xx

71 comments

  1. Never tried any of these. Thanks for giving me a heads up! ;) xx

    Jessica // http://lipsandtrips.blogspot.com

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  2. I already have the concealer from Essence and I just hate it !
    xoxo,

    atwednesdaysiwearpink.blogspot.pt

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  3. It's a shame that they were disappointing. I haven't tried any essence products before but i'll definitely be avoiding that concealer!

    www.sophieslittlesecrets.blogspot.com

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    1. You should try some lipsticks or eye shadows from Essence!

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  4. I am always trying out new makeup so thanks for the heads up!! xx


    www.emma-marie.com

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  5. I have never tried these products, thanks for the review.

    http://emmajane01.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Unfortunately I've always been disappointed in H&M Makeup, they are amazing at clothes but not so much makeup haha great post! xx

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    1. I do like the H&M blushes and I also have an eyeshadow palette from there! Sure I will follow you on both :)

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  7. Great to know about this review
    I'm eyeing to but that bronzer at H&M too but it's nice to know about the other side
    XO

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    1. Maybe it would work if you got the darker shade

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  8. Congratulations for finishing your exams! Now you can relax :) It's such a shame about the products, I also find it so annoying when I can't open something so I don't bother using it anymore :') xx

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  9. Oh no, the concealer sounds so disappointing! And I sort of giggled a little at your last item, haha enjoy the rest of your weekend!

    May x • The MaydenBloglovin'

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  10. I use a coverstick from rimmel london and I love it.
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  11. A LONG TIME AGO, I had that Essence cover stick. It was back when I knew nothing about makeup and so I thought it was okay. But now I know so much better!

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  12. Good to know! I don't buy drugstore products very often minus mascara and I try to buy mostly from Sephora since their return policy is so great! Never have to regret a purchase :-)

    Femme with Flair

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    1. I wish I could but my purse doesn't allow that to happen!

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  13. eeeek these look awful. Glad ive never tried any of them!

    Pam Scalfi♥

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  14. Congrats on finishing your O levels! Was the formulation of the H&M bronzer good even if the colour wasn't? Curious about their makeup but I'm always doubtful when clothing companies start makeup lines!

    Nabihah | thesundaywardrobe.blogspot.com

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  15. i love posts like this! you really get a thorugh review of a product! Great post! xxx

    Anisha ♥ All You Need Is Red Lipstick

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    1. Thank you! Glad you liked it :)

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  16. thanks for sharing lovie xo

    theleeday.com

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  17. Okay, thank you for sharing this! ♥

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  18. Thank you dear, I'm now following you.
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  19. Haha ew! I can tell from the application on the skin that these products are not that great. Goopy, crusty, runny. No thanks. :]

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  20. I love reading these sorts of posts because I know what products to avoid, thank you!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  21. Great review, it's all about trial and error.

    http://www.racheldinh.com

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  22. nothing worse than a concealer not being creamy. thanks for sharing your insights on these products.

    Have a great week!
    Animated Confessions

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  23. I haven't tried any of these products yet, however I have this concealer by Essence I think (I try to forget it exists) and it's so terrible. Thankfully it was only 3 euros or so, but not even worth those euros. I guess I'll stick to some other brands for concealers and foundations haha

    xx Naomi in Wonderland

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    1. Definitely! That's why I don't regret buying it since it was really cheap.

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  24. Great review, but I didn't have these products :)

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  25. Aww.. that's such a shame that they didn't work good for you. I've never tried Essence, I've read great things about their eyeshadows though.. they look interesting to try :)

    Take care always, love Christine ~ xx
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    1. I do like their eye shadows and polishes :)

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  26. Essense products always seem to disappoint me - it sucks because I read good reviews but I can't make them work for me
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    Garland Girl

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  27. Oh so sad :( I love this concealer! I buy it soo many times! x

    www.aishettina.blogspot.it

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    1. Maybe it works on different skin types

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  28. Oh this is really sad! I've used up two "bottles" of this concealer and they both were really creamy and easy to blend! Maybe you just got a bad one or maybe I was very lucky! I have a blush from H&M that I really like but I haven't tried anything else! Xx

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    1. Could be! I also have an H&M blush and it's my favourite :)

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  29. oh, that kiko shades does look very pretty ( judging from the box) i have had a same experience wirh a bronzer too

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    1. The packaging is really cute :)

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  30. Thanks for the heads up! ;)

    This is the first seaweed product i've tried and so far so good!! :)

    Haha me too!! I took a gazillion fotos after trying on this mask... X)

    Xoxo Jessy

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    1. Glad you found this helpful :)

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  31. I love this, some products just suck and I feel there aren't enough blog posts or reviews on disappointments!

    xo
    Chanel
    JeMappelleChanel.com

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  32. i really wanna try some of kikos products everyone raves about them!:) x x

    millieerosee.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I love their products and I highly recommend trying them out :)

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  33. normally concealer sticks are the worst to be flaky and patchy! Liquid concealers are so much better! :) x

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