Beauty Products We Regret Buying

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  1. ediewho

    ediewho Riot Bug

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    we all sometimes expect something when we buy certain products then other than be happy with a new thing it could happen that: our skin bad reacts or they don't work or look as the same as in the ads... or we thought our color skin will go right with that...
    Sometimes is not the product itself but that is not what we wanted or doesnt match with us...



    situation: all shops closed and i forgot my survival kit... so i got into those all cheap shops... and got some base there... never again...that was like a mess of a thing to put at any skin... it was cheap but not worth it...
    i felt like in Halloween and painting my face in funny colors or so :shock::unsure:

    Well i gotta said i got one base as soft as soft from Channel once that was like any difference use it or not... :doh: bad choice... i used it like some daylotion with a transparent color at least left the skin softy^_^
     
  2. michyed

    michyed THE STRANGER

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    What a good thread idea!

    I regret buying...
    All of my body shop facial skincare products. They're terrible! I love their body lotions though. (It is called The BODY Shop for a reason :lol:)
    Giorgio Armani's Manta Ray Duo Eyeshadow #1 - the eyeshadow isn't very pigmented at all, and the lighter greyish/purple shade makes me look like I've been punched in the eye. It looked a lot different under the light at the makeup counter though.
    Products from drugstores in general (an exception to brands like Vichy and Shiseido). They never work well with my skin...
     
  3. ChloeFrancoise

    ChloeFrancoise Active Member

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    I think it was a quick last minute purchase, but my mother once got me a CVS acne treatment cream (instead of the usual one) which completely dried out my skin. I had to go to my Grandparent's wedding anniversary with dry flaky skin. I have oily skin by the way. I've also used a Neutrogena cleanser which was also drying. I can't stand any product I ever used that I couldn't get on my finger without it drying out that skin too.
     
  4. LetThemEatCake

    LetThemEatCake New Member

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    Clinique 3-step skincare system. I was 15 or 16 and really wanted to start using 'nice' skincare from the department stores.
    I knew nothing about what to use on my skin, or that there were different 'skin types' so I had saved some money from doing chores at a friend's house for her mother and just bought the soap, the clarifying lotion and the TERRIBLE DDML (dramatically different moisturizing lotion which is almost 50% mineral oil)

    I didnt have skin problems to begin with, just normal skin with the occasional teenage hormonal breakout, and it was so long ago that I dont remember anything really terrifying happening to my face except that I once used the clarifying lotion AFTER i had shaved (I grew facial hair early :yuk:) and my face burned for almost an hour after....I soon learned that Clinique was the worst stuff you could put on your skin and switched to Shiseido's Pureness line.

    When you're a teenager and there's SO many new things to try, and you are young and unknowledgeable about what skincare is right for you, it's easy to just plop down money and listen to the promises from SA's, etc...but dont give up! I have found by trial and error what works for me, and I try to reason with myself now, by asking myself, "Do I NEED this? Or just WANT it?" ^_^
     
  5. Feline

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    When I was about 15, I got a bad outbreak of spots and one of my schoolfriends suggested I try Clearasil. It might of worked for her, but the result on me was awful. The spots got worse and the rest of my face turned bright red and peeled. Never used it again!
     
  6. loonaka

    loonaka Active Member

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    never a dull moment origins..expensive and made my skin itchy and red..I have sensitive skin^^
    that acne products from tv shop..can't remember the name right now but Jessica Simpson gave her face for the commercial, didn't work at all for my skin

    I've been using clinique for some years now and it works wonders for my skin..^^
     
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  7. loonaka

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    Shiseido isn't sold at drugstores?? :blink:
     
  8. michyed

    michyed THE STRANGER

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    It is here in Taiwan! :flower:
     
  9. LetThemEatCake

    LetThemEatCake New Member

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    It's looking back...the worst mistake I ever made, but we learn from our mistakes and I realized I cant use cheap products like Clinique.

    But if you can, :flower:
     
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    I used some samples from No.7 .. the face mask made my face sting and that greasy moisturiser.. urgh!!! :yuk:
     
  11. Belowen

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    Lush soap cleanser... I can't remember exactly what it was called but it dried my skin out to the point of flaking :shock:
     
  12. ediewho

    ediewho Riot Bug

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    i-m very happy you liked this idea im very fan of the parfums bad choice one hahah... cause we all got that but also happens with other products and the results can be like OMG
    ChloeFrancoise like loonaka and others...we must have a very sensitive skin... glad im not the only one
    Once i got one cream for occasional acne and it burned my skin literally... it was painful ouch

    my mother got allergies to many brains of eye liners...until she found out one that was ok and dont make her eyes completely suffering from allergy... but while searching she gotta made a lot of research... expensive ones, cheap ones, medium ones... its hard when you dont know exactly what is the component that make you bad react your skin when for the rest its just fine...
     
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    ediewho Riot Bug

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    LetThemEatCake the 3 Clinique steps didn't work for me either... the soap was terrible with my skin :doh:
     
  14. michyed

    michyed THE STRANGER

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    ^I tried the 3 step once during a sleepover @ a friend's place. It burnt so bad and I had blotchy skin the next morning...
     
  15. The_Ida

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    I tried Clinique's All About Eyes once. Had to go to the doctor because of a severe allergic reaction. Some people use Clinique to clean their bath tubs and remove nail polish - no kidding!
     
  16. loonaka

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    I use my origin to clean my makeup brushes^^
    and Clinique is not really cheap where I live ..soo unfair..
     
  17. CrazyC

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    :blink:people use clinique to clean thier bathtub, thats the stuff I use
     
  18. LetThemEatCake

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    ^^The Clarifying Lotion toner is full of alcohol and extremely nasty and cheap and drying ingredients. It has so few ingredients anyway, but it has fcuking MENTHOL in it. That's extremely drying.

    It's true about people using it to clean off nail polish and sinks and such, because the content of alcohol in it is so potent it eats up any substance.

    So I would burn it if I were you, but watch out, it will probably explode.
     
  19. loonaka

    loonaka Active Member

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    I have sensitive skin and I use the clarifying lotion every day so it depends
     
  20. cherryblossoms

    cherryblossoms New Member

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    Body Shop Tea Tree Oil skincare was pretty awful for me, also Lush skin care products - definitely not for the sensitive skin...
     

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