Beauty hero products that we hate

(106 Posts)
mingfudge Thu 21-Mar-13 15:55:15

I am sitting here nursing a very red and sore face, following a stint with Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish and Garnier Ultra Lift last night. I have tried everything. Even camomile teabags mixed with porridge, honey and milk, to tone it down a bit. Still sore. Even my trusted Olay stings on contact.

At first I blamed it on the ultra lift but after much thought, I think it was the C&P. So I did a bit of Googling and it transpires that quite a few C&P users have had the 'extreme sunburn' look from it. Funny thing is, mine is a year old and I stopped using it because I didn't think it was that great when I first bought it. I don't remember this kind of reaction but I am sure this is what it is.

Anyway, my googling brought up a great blog post on beauty products that everyone raves about but you can;t get away with them. Funnily enough, many of the products in the comments (and the blog post) are ones I would agree with.

This is the blog post www.beautymouth.com/2012/03/i-know-its-hero-product-but-i-just-cant.html

My hero fail products are:

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish (obviously)
Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream (ended up as nappy rash cream, for which it is surprisingly good)
Three step Clinique system (steps one and two stripped my face of any moisture, then the greasy moisturiser to replace it caused horrible acne spots)
Bio oil
Fake Bake (streaky and oompa loompa at the same time :-O)
Essie nail polish - I've had Rimmel ones last longer.

CareerGirl01 Sun 07-Apr-13 12:29:03

Ghd irons - and I've got fine hair that only has a slight wave (feel free to advise me on alternatives)
Bobbi Brown- love the eyeshadows but the BB cream and concealers disappoint ( need concealer suggestions as am 36 weeks pg and will need new one soon!)
Laura Mercier tinted moisteriser - doesn't offer much coverage - and my skin is normal.

Deathwatchbeetle Sun 07-Apr-13 14:44:12

Anything by Weleda. Must be something in the base ingredients - my skin goes raging red and itches and burns really bad! I know a lot of people love it. I have given up using it as every single thing I tried (back in the '80s) had that effect on me.

ItsAllTLAsToMe Sun 07-Apr-13 15:36:36

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturiser - Rubbish! My sister kept giving me it, I hope she was at least getting it as a freebie.

All lip glosses - I hate having sticky lips, and I hate my hair sticking to my lips. A small slick of Vaseline 1x / day only.

All Soap and Glory stuff - It all stinks! I bought some after MN convinced me to but it was rubbish at whatever it was meant to do, and it reeked to boot.

shinybaubles Sun 07-Apr-13 19:33:39

3 step clinique stuff - felt like i set my face on fire.
Diorific (sp) mascara - rubbish
YSL Touch Eclat - made me look worse
8 hour - gloop, horrible

Highlander Sun 07-Apr-13 20:23:08

Bare minerals eye colour - eyes came out in a stinging rash.

Highlander Sun 07-Apr-13 20:30:41

I have veru sensitive skin that burns with chemicals v easily.

I'm using Johnson. & Johnson daily gently skin exfoliant and Aveeno general moisturising cream.

Skin lovely.

Clinique mascara and eye cream colours are OK, as are the BB eye colours. Everything else burns my skin.

Have yet to find a foundation that doesn't burn (TBF, haven't tried in years as I'm too chicken).

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