Products That Didn't Work For Me, #6

by Joyce in


At the end of last month, I posted about a few products that I had bought and returned because they didn't work for me. This month, I have a few more - it is almost a relief after all that shopping in November and December that I can return a few of these. 

I don't think any of these items this time around are bad products, but there are a few that aren't the shades for me. 

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Rouge Bunny Rouge Long Lasting Eye Pencil in Salome
I love the dark blue based black of this liner, and I love how creamy and soft it is to apply. However, this one irritates my eyes like many other liners have been lately, and it also smudges on my monolid area after a few hours. Sad! 

BareMinerals Round the Clock Eyeliner in 5PM
I actually LOVE this formula - it is so long wearing even on my monolid and it doesn't irritate my eyes. However, this purple shade makes my eyes look TIRED and I've already exchanged for the black one. :) 

Illamasqua Cream Pigment in Hollow
I was really excited to try this, but unfortunately this shade doesn't show up on me at all. The formula seems decent, though not as creamy as something like Stila Convertible Color. I can't speak to how it wears over time either, but I do want to try Illamasqua's cream blushes eventually!

Dolce & Gabbana Nail Polish in Dahlia
This seems like a nice formula and I'm curious to try more shades, but this particular shade is more brown based that I was hoping for. I'm looking for a deep red that is almost black - any recommendations? EDIT: The color did look more up my alley later in better lighting, so I'm keeping this one and giving it a proper go. :) 

Givenchy Le Rouge in 206 Rose d'Exception
I love the packaging on this but the color is way too cool toned on my lips. It just looks like a bad 90's pink lipstick on me haha. The formula does seem creamy and nice, so I will definitely look at other shades of this eventually! 

Stila Artful Eye Volume II 
This looked like a nice little palette that Sephora offered for $10 on Black Friday, but the texture just isn't all that smooth and I'm not finding the colors terribly pigmented. Considering I'd probably never end up using it, I'd rather have my $10!

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Instant Oatmeal Mask
I got this in a kit last winter and while I love the Ultra Repair Cream, I just don't find myself getting excited about this one. It smells a bit like oatmeal cookies, which is fun, but it almost feels like cookie dough in texture too? All of that is ok, but it isn't terribly hydrating on my dehydrated skin. Darn!

All in all, I'm happy I can return most of these and get my money back. :) Have you tried any of these products? How did they work for you?