Thursday, April 14, 2011

Products I dislike (wasted money)..

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


I bought this during sales at sephora, it was a spontaneous buy really...This pencil is SO creamy it smudges instantly, I've put it on waterline (it starts to travel and give me sad puppy eyes within 10minutes), upper lashline (it transfers to my eyelids), as a base for my eye make up (it creases of course)....I've tried everything, the only good think is that it comes with a the sharpener which is quite clever but the product its self is a no.


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...


Overall...
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..
XOXO
Beatie

17 comments:

Jessy said...

ive always wanted to try Korres makeup, cuz i like their skin care items, not i guess i have to read a few more review about it for go to the closesrt sephora to buy it

i always wanted to go to Greece, to me it's filled wit culture and history~~~~

http://threenothing.blogspot.com/

makeupattitude said...

@Jessy: Korres has very nice products, silicone free and parabens free but ...well I was kind of disappointed with that tinted moisturiser.. anyways, I intend to buy more things from korres in the future and make reviews.
Greece is also wonderful for summer vacations (sea, food, summersports) :D Thank you for stopping by!

Natalie said...

I totally agree with you about greek drugstore products! I've bought a nivea lipstick during 50% sale at Hondos and it's really good(the one in the post my favourite nudes(lips)). Pushy ladies at Hondos give me headache! Still remember one that kept telling me how much "freshy" a bath produst was! lol! I think we should be able to return a product if it doesn't fit us, it's such a waste of money!

Marcela Gmd said...

Hola, encantada de conocer tu blog!! Pásate por el mío y si te gusta siguemé. Besos, desde España, Marcela.

Vintage Makeup said...

If nothing else the HK lippie is cute!

makeupattitude said...

@Natalie: I have the same lipstick too!And I bought it from Hondos while they had 50%off!(That one I like, it's nice indeed) :D I agree with you about returns of a product but If this happens the prices are going up-up and awayyy (we'll pay for the cost of returned products..)

@Marcela Gmd: I don't speak any spanish dear , God bless Babelfish!Welcome to my blog, I loved your blog too :))

@Vintage Makeup: That's the reason I've kept it for one year in my beauty bag, the packaging is adorable :)

Κερασία said...

I bought the Revlon Colorstay foundation (not the mousse). That is an ok product but I paid 26 euros when in the States is sales for 10 dollars....what was I thinking? I so totally agree with you!!!!!!

kot-itsa said...

telika ta kalytera post einai ayta pou lene gia ta axrhsta proionta k oxi gia ta kala...etsi jereis pou na mhn petajeis ta lefta sou..to xeirotero proion pou exw agorasei eiani to aytomyristiko toy dior...peran tou oti egina san tigrh jebafe k sta rouxa mou..rompa leme!

Marcela Gmd said...

Hola guapa, le he dado un premio a tu blog! Pásate a recogerlo. Espero te guste y lo publiques pronto. Besos, Marcela.

makeupattitude said...

@Kerasia: It's totally unfair for greek consumers...I am going to buy from feel unique and e bay from now on drugstore products.

@kot-itsa: Egw protimw tis losion gia enydatwsi pou exoun drasi kai gia mayrisma opws tis L'Oreal einai poly kali, thelei kalo aploma, argei ligo na aporrofithei s emena, alla dinei ena xrysafi xrwma stadiaka me ti xrisi.A kai prin tin efarmogh kalo einai alla oxi aparaitito na kaneis apolepisi :))

@Marcela Gmd: Mucho gracias! :D

Sassi said...

great items!
X

Stavroula @drugstoreandbargainlover said...

I love Korres, but their watermelon tinted moisturizer doesn't suit me either! It's too hard to blend (I have oily skin) and it picks up ANY dry patches on your skin (yep, I have some of those too).

Btw I stopped buying international brands like Maybelline, L'Oreal etc. from Greek stores several years ago. I refuse to pay 25-26Euros for Revlon Colorstay Foundation.. with that amount of money I could buy a MAC foundation! Mas gdynoun kanonika edw leme!! I always check Ebay! ;) x

Argyro said...

Great post and your conclusions so true...

Doris said...

As far as I know Nivea cosmetics will be taken off of the German market. I don't know about the reasons, but it seems the makeup brand wasn't successful enough. Have you heard anything like that for the Greek market, too?

makeupattitude said...

@Stavroula: "Mas gdynoun kanonika edw leme!!" ayto xanapesto.. LOL

@Argyro : Thank you :)

@Doris : I really don't know ... but nivea is owned by a German company (Beiersdorf) isn't it? If Nivea make up products are being withdrown from German market then..I suppose same thing happens in Greece and worldwide.So...that's why they sell 50%off!

Κερασία said...

About the Nivea products, check this article...http://www.cosmeticsdesign.com/Business-Financial/Beiersdorf-plans-investments-in-the-high-double-digit-millions-for-Nivea

makeupattitude said...

@Κερασία : Διαφωτιστικό άρθρο!Ευχαριστώ πολύ! :D