Oh yes, my favourite topic to talk about – Products That Didn’t Work. Following my first edition of “Sorry” Products aka Beauty Products That Didn’t Work, this would be the second installment of the topic. Actually I’ve totally forgotten about this 😛 otherwise I’d have quite a number of products to talk about. I’ve threw away some products and I can only find these at the moment. Rest assured. There bound to be a 3rd installment 😛
Let’s see what do we have here. Not much though, just four products that just doesn’t work for me. As I always said, take what you’re reading here with a pinch of salt. You might find it to work on you beautifully 😀
Sponge Brush (RM6.90)
Okay I admit. I bought this sponge brush thingymajig from Mr. DIY because it looks cute and the price is not too expensive for me to experiment with. I’ve seen this tool around especially from Ecotools and that is slightly more expensive (USD5.99). There is two different sponge type available – one with pointy top and another one with flat top. I find the sponge to be a bit too hard and dense for me to bounce it on my face. The product doesn’t absorb into the sponge for a flawless application so I ended up with blotchy finishing. Because it is so hard, I torn the sponge on the sponge a bit during application and further damage is done during washing. In conclusion, don’t waste your money on this. You can get a pretty decent sponge applicator that is soft and works well for the same price.
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream (RM26)
This has got to be one of the highly raved product from NYX, which is why I too jumped onto the ‘SMLC’ bandwagon. If you recall my review at this link, I totally regretted getting two of these. I still am! Just recently I took it out again to use, thinking it might be better this time since my lips are well-moisturized lately. I guess I was being naive. I have no issue with it going on oh so buttery smooth but it’s the finishing that I don’t like. It dries down completely matte, light weight as I don’t feel anything on my lips but once I take a look on the mirror, I looked like I have a 80 years old grandma lips. It dries down matte AND at the same time tighten my lips all together giving it a very wrinkly look. It’s surprising to me how much this lippie changed the overall texture and look of my original lips. And it still cracks on me. After I slap on some lip gloss, I felt soooo much better. Oh well, I don’t buy a matte lipstick just to apply a gloss over it. I might as well use a gloss! It’s a fail for me.
Daiso Makeup Brush Cleanser (RM5)
This is a rare product that I encounter at a very small Daiso The Mines Shopping outlet. I’ve been to the same outlet so many times and I’ve never seen this. Plus they only left this one bottle. I bought it knowing that Daiso does produce fairly good product for the RM5 price tag. If this is good, I might not need to purchase my favourite MAC Brush Cleanser! Unfortunately, it doesn’t work a bit. The instruction on the back stated to pour the cleanser into a container and dip the brush in the solution thoroughly then circle the brush on the palm to remove dirt before rinsing with water. Nope. Brush still dirty. I’ve even tried pouring onto kitchen towel and run the brush on it and it still fails to get rid of the dirt from the brush. This is basically like a miceller cleansing water. It doesn’t foams up or whatsoever, which I don’t mind providing I can clean the brush for next day use. I still think MAC Brush Cleanser is the best spot cleaning solution and it’s not that expensive.
Hair Scissors (RM3.90)
I probably shouldn’t complain about this because afterall it only cost RM3.90 eh? But nah, I would want you to know so that you don’t make the same mistake lol. Last week I wanted to cut my own fringe/bangs. I’m used to cutting my own fringe with normal hair scissors but I don’t know why I wanted a rigged scissors that is commonly used to thin hair volume for the ends of my fringe. I went to Mr. DIY because it’s cheaper than Daiso. This doesn’t work because nothing was ‘cut’ and I can’t even pull it out from my hair. Usually you can snip + pull with the expensive scissors but this one, nope. You can’t. The most important is… there was probably a few strands of hair that the scissors managed to cut through? lol. It’s really hilarious.
This is what happen when you have too much time on hand and feeling adventurous at the same time 🙂 . I’ve no regrets for purchasing the abovementioned products except for NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream because I have high hopes on it. The rest doesn’t cost a lot of money except for causing unnecessary inconvenience.
Is there any recent purchase that didn’t work for you? I certainly hope you are more lucky than me but if you are someone who like to try and test new products, this bound to happen right?