Dec 29, 2012


Two days ago, I've showed you guys my most favourite beauty products that I tried and tested this year. Today I'm going to show you all the worst. But before that, I have to let you all know some disclaimers first. These products don't work on me, it doesn't mean they won't work for you. Some of the products are good, I don't like it because I have user problem which is subjective. 

Here is my list....

1. Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation
This foundation is loved by many, but I don't like it because of the texture. It's so thick, I feel like I have a pound of makeup on me everytime I apply it. My skin feels like it can't breathe! It is also hard to remove. Even after I wash it off with makeup remover and cleanser many times, I still find stain of foundation on my cotton pad when I'm applying my toner. It gives me that icky feeling that my face still have foundation on it at night after cleansing. 

2. The old Essie nail polish
The old Essie nail polish is weak! That means, it gets chipped off quickly. There are moisture bubbles trapped in between the coats (happens to almost all the old Essie nail polish that I applied). It is also streaky. But the new formula has improved a lot. Try to avoid the Essie nail polish that produced before 2012. The new ones are amazing.

3. Eyelash Extension (in general)
It's so uncomfortable. You can't wash your face like a normal person, instead you have to do that splashing of water like in commercials. That's still OK... What I can't tolerate is that my real eyelashes drop off with the fake lashes!!! I was so devastated when all my eyelashes dropped off, only those tiny lashes left! But I must say, the first two weeks of my eyelash extension was amazing! I had the most flattering eyelash and it look almost natural. 

4. Heavy Rotation Lip Concealer
This product suppose to fill up the fine lines on your lips and make your lipstick glide smoothly. Well, the glide smoothly effect is true. But the filling up fine lines is not. It also changes the original lipstick color. Although it can be worn as a lipstick by itself, the color is almost impossible to pull off, unless you want to look like a lifeless corpse. It also dries up your lips after a few hours.

5. The Body Shop All-in-One BB Cream
This is one product that I won't recommend to anyone. It is almost impossible to wear. It doesn't come with SPF. So I had put on sunscreen underneath. But when I do that, there are little debris that appear on my face. I had to brush them off with powder brush and then it sticks to my powder brush. Too much effort for a BB Cream that doesn't provide any skin benefit (except hydration). It should be called a tinted moisturizer. The name BB Cream is so deceiving.

6. Kiehl's Abyssine Eye Cream +
Kiehl's have a few range of eye creams and most of them don't fail me. This one suppose to combat wrinkles/fine lines. I've been using it for a month and half, not only there's no improvement, fine lines still appear!!! I have high expectation on Kiehl's brand, so this is a disappointment. I know fine lines and wrinkles are hard to fight, I think it should (at least) prevent more lines from appearing around my eyes.

7. Foundation Brush (in general)
Of all the brushes, liquid foundation brush easily collects dirt and bacterias. Although I wash it everyday, I still find remains of foundation trapped in between the inner bristles. When apply foundation, the bristles push the foundation into my pores. Because of that, foundation brush is the major cause of my skin breakouts. Now I'm applying foundation with my bare fingers. It's more hygienic and I hardly have breakouts now.

8. Sephora Face Powder
My Anna Sui Luxury Face Powder is not travel-friendly so I have to get a compact face powder that I can carry around. I got myself the Sephora face powder because the packaging looks great and I like the swatch on my hand. Sadly, the love didn't last long. My facial oil gets trapped underneath the powder, causing powder lines on areas that have wrinkles (wrinkles are my major problem to old women like me!!!). It only looks good the first two hours. 

9. K-Palette 1 Day Tattoo Eyeliner
I know a lot of people love it. I used to love it though. But in the long run, I find a few personal problems I have with the product. It stings my eyelids when I apply it on my puffy eyes in the morning. And when I yawn, my tears smudge the eyeliner beyond repair. However, if I'm going to wear it for a short while, it is still good. 

There you go... the worst products that I have on my shelf this year. Have you tried any of the product that I listed above? Do you hate/like them? I would love to know if I have personal problem with the product, or indeed they're a fail product. 

Are there any beauty products that made it to your "worst" list this year?


Teng Xwei said...

The worst product I've tried this year was the anna sui's foundation primer. It doesn't last long and make my face looks so oily after few hours.

Jerine said...

@íм χшËî: I've not heard anything about the Anna Sui's foundation primer. Maybe that's why...

Rebecca Saw said...

Loving all the fabulous informative posts you been publishing so far! :)

Isabel said...

Those Essies are tough to apply! Sheer but lumpy and chips easily urgh

Unknown said...

I was looking forward the Essie nail polish tho >< thanks for reviewing anyways! ;D

Jerine said...

@thenomadGourmand: Thanks Becky!

@Isabel: You're right. But the new formula has improved. The new Essie is amazing!

@Angeline Ng: Just make sure you avoid the old Essie.

NydiaAnies said...

Agree with ur review on Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation. Too thick and feels like my skin cant breath at all.. Hehe..

Jerine said...

@NydiaAnies: I think people who love extremely full coverage only will love it.