Let’s start with the one I genuinely hate. Because hate is fun. The Clarins Instant Light Brush on Perfector.
There is nothing I like about this. Let’s make a list:
a. The packaging. Even my camera hates it. Trying to get it to focus on it was pretty much impossible. But also, it is an eyesore. Gold and ugly red type. Usch. And also, twist to get product out? When I could just be clicking it out? Pft.
b. The shade. OK so, this was a sample, I didn’t pay for it, so obviously they just sent whatever shade. It’s orange. Too dark for me. Still not the worst thing about it.
c. It’s drying. Gets stuck in your lines. What do you mean perfector? What do you mean light??? Get this thing away from me!
d. It is not cruelty free. It sucks and it’s tested on animals. That’s just great.
Let’s leave this abomination and talk about a few nice products instead!
No7 Airbrush Away Pore Minimising Primer. I do love this thing and I will be repurchasing it. Reduces my shine, appearance of pores, doesn’t break me out. It’s not asking a lot, but most primers struggle to meet these criteria.
No7 Instant Radiance Under Eye Concealer. I don’t understand why this concealer has such bad reviews, it’s my favorite concealer. I’ve already repurchased it multiple times. Lasts all day, easy to apply, not dry, doesn’t emphasize lines, what more could you possibly want? Maybe it’s because I don’t use it to brighten, because my under eyes could not be any brighter if they tried. In fact, it’s the reason I wear concealer, to make them seem less bright and shiny. Can’t be just me?
Pixi Glow Mud Mask. I love this mask. I am looking for an excuse to repurchase. The one thing holding me back: apparently you’re supposed to get cheap clay masks. And there are cheaper ones. Question is, are they as good, really? I would say no, but I need confirmation.
IsaDora Volume Mascara 2.0. I want to love IsaDora, but I don’t. Not that they’re bad, but usually they’re just a bit meh. Like this mascara. It’s alright I guess. Although I shouldn’t complain, it does not irritate my eyes despite not being made for sensitive eyes, so that’s good.