SydBristow

Epic Fails - Products or Techniques?

A while back I posted a thread about products or techniques that have changed your makeup, skincare or hair care.

 

http://community.sephora.com/t5/Off-Topic/Products-and-or-Techniques-that-Changed-Your-Makeup-Skinca...

 

On weekends I like to try new things, either products or techniques. Today in particular I had numerous epic fails. From one of my shadows shattering in the case (new, too, ugh) to a new BB cream providing zero coverage and actually turning my face red, to the second time this week cascading glitter all over my face from my eye shadow!! LOL I had to use makeup remover to take some stuff off it was so bad.

 

Just wondering if anyone else experiences the same. I do like to change things up, but it doesn't always mean success. :smileyhappy:

butterblume

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managed to knock my brand new cover fx blotting powder off the bathroom counter onto the floor - powder everywhere! had to go buy a replacement. so very sad making.

ChicDabbler

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Oh I hate the BB cream changing color thing, one of the reason why I distrust any colored face product that doesn't offer at least 4-5 color options. I take a rather carefree attitude with glitter, if I see fallout mid-day, I just gently swipe it away with my finger and ignore the rest.

 

My one frequent fail/pet peeve is that I usually just do a bit of concealer and powder for the face, so when I do go all out sometimes I apply things in the wrong order, like putting on powder then realized I haven't put on liquid/cream foundation/blush yet, then stubbornly try to put it on top of powder and it look all blotchy and smudgy and...*sigh*

ManaGW

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I've done that so many times when I'm rushing before school! I'll get half way through foundation and realize I'm not wearing a primer. SMH I'm just glad it's not just me.

SydBristow

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I do have an embarrassing one, it's a little hard to admit. In high school I was given a hard time for my lack of good makeup application. :smileysad: I am the first to admit it wasn't until after high school I really got into the artistry, blending, changing looks, etc. it was a hard enough time as it was, but when people were actually forward enough to tell me how bad my makeup looked (not in a constructive way), you can imagine...

 

Luckily I'm learning more all the time and am constantly improving!

ShinyMagpie

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You shouldn't be embarrassed. They sound like jerks. 

ShinyMagpie

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New one to add for me. Last night I let my Josie Maran argan oil get to close to my eyes. Ouch! It wasn't baby shampoo in the eyes bad but it did sting a bit and was very irritating. I had to wash my whole face again and flush my eyes out with water. 

lilyyy

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I constantly get lotions and eye creams in my eye. :/

SydBristow

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Ouch!! :smileysad:

Loretta55

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I was on a cruise and attended a lecture by the beauty staff. They mentioned eyelash dying saying this would replace mascara for an extended period of time. Fast foward I was unable to keep contact lenses in my eyes. I went to the ophthalmologist who was unable to figure out the problem. He sent me to a Corneal specialist who told me I was not making any tears. I need to always carry and use eyedrops. This is a very irritating condition.

pipsqueek1582

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Self tanner...I agree...never works!  My epic fail that I'll NEVER forget is greenish-gray hair!  I colored my hair purple and I loved it; but apparently n one else did and I was told I had to change it!  So I tried to go back to a "normal" color--which somehow turned out greenish gray and gross...now I know to strip before attempting to re-color!  I still love my purple (and pink!) hair...just in smaller doses!

 

Oh...and proactive...my entire face peeled!  I couldn't go anywhere for a week...it was gross.  It looked like I had some terrible disease with my skin just peeling in huge chunks...gross!!!

1cros3nail4givn

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I know I've never trusted proactive. I can help with self tanner! :smileyhappy: 

Get a nice liquid self tanner and then get some red food dye put 7-8 drops of red food dye in your tanner shake it up really good everytime you use it and waahla you have a more natural looking tan that's not all orangy anymore.

 

The problem with tanners is they try to make them so you look bronze then you end up looking orange instead. When a natural tan is because the sun burned you so your skin whether you realize it or not has a bit of red in the tan so doing this makes it a whole lot more natural and takes out the orange. :smileyhappy:

pipsqueek1582

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Self tanner...I agree...never works!  My epic fail that I'll NEVER forget is greenish-gray hair!  I colored my hair purple and I loved it; but apparently n one else did and I was told I had to change it!  So I tried to go back to a "normal" color--which somehow turned out greenish gray and gross...now I know to strip before attempting to re-color!  I still love my purple (and pink!) hair...just in smaller doses!

StraightRhodes

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Self tanner. Doesn't matter what brand, high end or drugstore. It always looks fake and orangey or streaky no matter what technique I try when applying. I have just given up. I was meant to be pale.

lilyyy

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I highly recommend promo code VLTAN. It works! I used it last night and the foam dries super duper fast, NO STREAKS ANYWHERE. 

jojobe

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This is wonderful, the deal is not to get too dark a color for your skin. If you are fair use the Light/ medium - if you are already have color and want to add then go dark, otherwise you will still look orange, but this doesn't streak and fades beautifully. I did buy the full size because I like it so much. I use the face one too in the winter so that I don't have to change my foundation color...lol

urbandecaybabe

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I'm allergic to soybean oil, avocado oil, and aspartame and fake sweeteners, among other things. Which means that I'm allergic to a TON of lipsticks.

 

Found this out the hard way after using a sample of UD's Revolution Lipstick. Made my whole mouth itchy. :smileysad: I can't use Fresh products due to the avocado oil, or Smashbox's lipstick (soybean oil), or Bite Beauty (because of the fake sweeteners in them). I have to be very diligent in checking ingredients.

 

I tried Stila's liquid eyeliner and it made my eyes burn and gave me raccoon eyes. Never doing that again.

 

Too Faced's eyelid primer creased my eye makeup in ways UD never has. 

 

I've also tried a few Sephora brand lip products that dried out my lips so badly that it would take a few days of TLC to get them back to normal again.

ladymeag

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I have similar problems - my kid has an anaphylactic soy allergy (that means a hospital trip every time,) I have a gluten allergy, avocado oil (latex-related,) a couple of the more popular chemical sunscreens (I stick with zinc oxide products,) aspartame/saccharine/a few others - lipstick is hard to find sometimes! I hope you find a good lip product for you. (This is why I stick with MAC lipsticks, despite them sometimes having -cones.) 


mdelrosario91

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I have short, straight lashes, and I didn't know you could apply more than one coat of mascara! LOL No wonder I was so unsatisfied with my lashes and mascaras! 

 

When I started to apply 2, I was so amazed, and felt so stupid!

SydBristow

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Don't! :smileyhappy: I don't even know how to apply two coats...do you wait for it to dry? 

mdelrosario91

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With the exception of Maybelline mascaras, yes I let it dry or else it will clump. Try it! Just act like you didnt put a coat beforehand.  You'll be so amazed!

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