I have always been lucky with most skin care and makeup products. I’m born with a skin that suits every skin care range from hydrating to whitening to brightening as well as anti-aging, which I felt blessed with despite having a not so perfect complexion. While I have been introducing you to beauty products that are good and works on me, I however do stumble upon highly raved products that does not do a bit good on my skin as claimed.
I had a beauty stash spring cleaning early January so I have thrown away most of the not-so-good products but I kept these three products.
Oh man. This Hiruscar product is epic I tell you. You have no idea how many times Hiruscar people said I talk bad about their gel but heck, I bought it with my money and it really does not work on me so I’m not going to lie to my readers saying it works like a magic!
Anyway, this Hiruscar Post Acne Gel For Acne Scar and Dark Marks could be a hit or a miss product for different individual. Some of my friends experience a good lightening effect while some said it doesn’t work on them. For some reason my skin’s reaction towards the gel is a bit different. Not only it doesn’t work with lightening my acne marks, for some weird reason I experienced a series of breakout. Take my experience on the gel with a pinch of salt. We all have different skin type and allergic reaction towards certain products.
Oh look. The nozzle tip just melted off and broke when I took this out for a photo. Now it’s in the trash bin.
Urban Decay is a personal favourite brand and their makeup setting spray range is a favourite among everyone too. I have tried their previous setting spray and I’m not too fond with it because it doesn’t control oil as claimed. So when Urban Decay relaunched their makeup setting spray and came up with different type and so on, I jumped right in and bought the Oil-Control version. I think this setting spray would probably work better on normal to maybe combination skin type in Malaysia because this spray did nothing on my combination to oily skin. It doesn’t set my makeup, instead it melts off my setting powder and it certainly doesn’t control oil sebum on me.
Again, this could be a hit or miss product for different individual. Now I just need to mist my hearts out to finish the bottle. Thank goodness I bought the trial size bottle 😛
Another cult product that was highly raved by every corner around the world in the beauty scene. I have tried almost all Clarins products except for Super Restorative range which is meant for very mature skin but yet no BA ever sell me this. I have some Metrojaya voucher to spend and I was introduced with this Beauty Flash Balm by my friend at Clarins counter. This product is not famous here in Malaysia. I suppose no one knew what it is for eh?
So what is this for? I was told it’s a makeup primer. Most people from colder country use this before makeup and they claim this instantly brighten, moisturize and wakes up their skin. Initially I did use this as primer and I can still vividly remember two of my bosses commented that I looked “tan” and they ask me if I apply bronzer all over my face. It turns out Beauty Flash Balm oxidize my makeup making me 3-4 tone darker. I tested out the product for a few days in a row and the result is all the same. I have darker face comparing to the rest of my body. I can conclude that this product is not suitable on combination to oily skin.
Not knowing what else to do with this product, I am now using it as a quick 10 minutes mask. On a brighter note, I do see instant brightening result after that but because this is so costly to use as a quick mask, I only use it whenever I remember I have a tube. Pathetic I know.
Do you have a “sorry” beauty products to share? Do spill the beans so that I don’t waste my money on it 😀