There are many products in my collection that I love, some others are just ok, but there also are some that however hard I try , I can't make them work for me at all...Of course that's my opinion on these stuff but some characteristics of them are unacceptable...
Nivea Beaute Eyes Wide Open Waterproof in 04 Black
As I was at the supermarket I noticed that all nivea products had 50% off which is very weird for the greek market as most of the dragstore products are imported and quite expensive comparing to products sold in US and UK..I was running low on my DiorShow Unlimited mascara , so I decided to buy this mascara for the price of 6.50 Euros to try it (I was thinking at the time that 30Euros for a mascara are way too much to be spent again)...
I thought "how bad can it be?" ...well it is bad LOL It does nothing for my lashes, absolutely nothing. I worked that wand so hard trying to get some volume and length but nothing. I was trying to convince myself that it I should have expected this, that how on earth could I accept a drugstore mascara to my world when I had been using chanel and dior till then...and decided to stick to high end till maybelline came to my life (but that's another story :) )
Revlon Colorstay Mineral Mousse foundation in 040
I am at the Hondos (greek beauty store) and I have money on me.I had just come from mac where I had bought my msf and felt happy with my buy...I was looking for revlon nude attitude lipstick (at that time was a hot purchase for youtubers) which was said to be a dupe for mac's myth.I went to the lady who was very polite, she gave it to me and then started promoting the revlon colorstay foundation which costed 18 Euros..well I told her I had already a foundation which pleased me and then she took me to the "sales" counter where products from all the companies where there...and started saying all the good things of the world for colorstay mineral mousse which was too dark for me but was "great for skin and lightweight for summer" (her words were...).I was so hesitant and she was so pushy, I should have known better (since I used to work for sephora years ago, I should have known better how to protect myself :-P) and be a strong character and tell her a big "NO", but..I didn't. Went home and tried it.It doesn't smell good (industrial smell) , It separates into oil and paint, it is disgusting and I am not going to put this thing on my face for all the money of the world!!!!!!!!!!!
Clinique kohl shaper for eyes in 201 black
Korres Watermalon Lightweight Tinted Moisturiser Oil Free SPF 30 in 01 Sand
This was a gift from a greek magazine so I didn't pay for it.It kind of...sits on the top of my skin and doesn't blend.It makes my skin greasy but at the same time it shows all the dry and slightly flaky areas ... I've tried everything (exfoliate and deeply moisturize before use, use it with my fingers,brush,sponge) but it doesn't work for me at all.Too bad Korres :(
Seventeen Silky Blusher in Coral (Pearly)
I wanted a cheap blush so I visited Seventeen's counter (Seventeen is a greek cosmetic brand). The lady there gave me the wrong color and I realised it when I went home.Pearly in Seventeen's dictionary means a ton of gold shimmer ... It's so shiny that it gives the impression I have overly oily face and acne scars (I actually don't) . It's pretty good for summer eyeshadow though, it works for that :)
H&M Hello Kitty Lipgloss in Lovely Raspberry
Sticky.I don't like the consistency at all, It's like glue on my lips. I can feel the glitter.I don't like the taste, it's plastic-y.I spent 2 or 3 Euros so no big damage is done...
A)In Greece at least, you get what you pay for...Cheap products are rarely good and big offers should put everyone into thoughts about the quality...what's the point in buying "cute" cosmetics that will fail to satisfy my needs and never wear them?
B)Drugstore products are expensive here and I don't mean that are difficult to be obtained but I am not willing to pay 20Euros on a L'Oreal mascara when in the US is sold for 8-9 dollars...I prefer to spend 30Euros for my Dior one instead.I wonder how high the travel costs of these products to arrive in Greece are and their prices are so high...
C)I wish I lived in the US... :-P Endless options, dollar is cheap and donna karan stuff too! :-P
That's all from me for now..I hope this post is helpful..