Product Fails: Beauty Stuff I Can Live Without

Sometimes, we should consider throwing things out of the window. Or at least, onto our waste basket. Or if you’re charitable, to the ones who might need them more than you do. In my beauty arsenal, I’ve given a lot of stuff already to a family friend (mom’s village friend) who isn’t scared to rock bright orange lipstick in her 50s (bless her!). So to prep myself for a little spring cleaning I’ll be doing once school ends, here are some that top my list:

1. Jordana Lip Cream in Mocha Creme — nude lipstick that has gone too far. Seriously, it doesn’t suit me at all and I might give it to a darker-skinned friend.

2. Etude House VIP Girl Lipstick in PK006 — a cool-toned lipstick that’s way too Nicki Minaj for my liking. I’m up for cool tones at times (hello, L.A. Passion in Matte Pink Rose!) but this just doesn’t work on me.

3. Max Factor Lasting Color Lipstick in Flame Coral — a frosty coral shade that makes me look older than my 23 years. Enough said.

4. Rimmel Blush in Apricot — this worked when I first used it but as time passed by, the pigments somehow disappeared & I’m now left with pale peach sheen. Not the color I am going for.

5. Garnier Light Face Powder in Ivory — too cakey for my liking and there’s no oil control, at all.

6. E.L.F Translucent Mattifying Powder — I was expecting translucent but anyone can clearly see the powder it leaves behind. And it’s too pink-toned for my skin. It mattifies, albeit for an hour or two only.

7. Physician’s Formula Mineral Correcting Concealer — what was I thinking about buying a product that was made for Caucasian skin tones?

FYI, that weird peach color beside the Etude House swatch is the Rimmel blush.. and that’s swatch-ed heavily. The Flame Coral looks delish there but in real life, I don’t think my mom’s friend would even consider it.

What are your own product fails? Share in the comments or forward me to your blog post! 🙂




  1. pearlessence · March 24, 2012

    Actually, the Physician’s Formula Mineral Correcting Concealer looks intriguing. It should of course be used in moderation, but I’ve used some cream colour correctors before and they work well. I guess it’s just easier to apply heavily with a liquid formulation. You sure you won’t give it another try? Haha

    • Noi · March 24, 2012

      the texture’s actually nice but it suits cooler, Caucasian skin tones best 😀
      the green one gives off that white-ish cast after applying, the peach one is too light to actually cover anything & the pink is just straight-up shimmer when blended–no glowy thing that’s going on (but i can’t deny it’s nice on the browbones :P)

  2. kofykat · April 28, 2012

    the three nailpolish looking bottles is the concealer right? Looks too fair doesn’t it…. does it work?

    • Noi · April 28, 2012

      yep! really fair and thin in consistency, so it isn’t functional by any means 😦

      • kofykat · April 28, 2012

        so it’s the equivalent of buying nothing :-/ that’s a waste 😦

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