Sorry that this is going to be a bit of negative post today, but there's nothing worse than buying make up to find yourself disappointed when you get home right? Here are two products that failed to live up to my expectations. The Bourjois 123 Perfect Foundation and the Revlon Colorstay Smoky Shadow Stick in Atomic. These are just my opinions on these products, and they might work great for you! I'd really love to know if you've used either of these and your thoughts too. I don't like hatin' on products as Bourjois and Revlon are two of my favourite brands. But ya gotta do what ya gotta do ey!
|Bourjois 123 Perfect Foundation in number 52|
|Revlon ColorStay Smoky Shadow Stick in Atomic|
So i'll start off with the Bourjois 123 Perfect Foundation. It claims to give a"Flawless complexion, even to perfection", "second skin, melting texture". And here how it claims to do this:
This foundation contains 3 correcting pigments
- Yellow pigments for anti-dark circles
- Mauve pigments for anti-dull complexion
- Green pigments for anti-redness.
So here I was, foundation brush in hand, all was going well, this was a lovely texture on my skin, wasn't as nice smelling as the other Bourjois Foundations I thought but hey that's not so bad. Then I noticed it was doing what we all don't want a foundation to do, caking. I learnt quickly that if I was going to use this I'd have to apply with my fingers for a thinner layer, but that still doesn't solve the next problem.
After I applied this colour which I thought was a good match for my skin. 15-20 minutes later this had oxidized like no other! Looks nice and pale in the bottle? nope I'm sorry Bourjois but this was just, orange. I got the lightest colour in the shop which was 52 but this really isn't going to match any pale ladies like myself. Then it started to do another thing which isn't on my tick list for foundations, it was a matte finish. This isn't a bad thing if you like matte finishes but it wasn't stated on the bottle, and I do prefer a dewy look to the skin. And as an "anti-dull complexion" foundation, with this matte finish and off colour my skin did just look really dull. As you could probably tell things were going down hill for this foundation.
|starts off nice|
Now I have used this about 5/6 times on me to give it a fair trial but every time I'm still not loving it. It's a real shame because the bottle is quite nice and Bourjois is normally great with their formulas like the Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation which I loved and used up completely. I'd really love to hear though if this worked for you because with products like foundations, everyones skin is different so it's quite hard to judge too harshly.
Next in the line up is the Revlon ColorStay Smoky Shadow Stick in Atomic. I bought this a good while ago now when the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable lip stains had appeared and I was just going a bit stick crazy I guess! I don't know why I got it in this colour either which is a khaki green and gold, while the gold is okay the green doesn't do much for my green eyes.
This is the most I've been disappointed with a product for while. While the colours swatch really lovely it really didn't translate for me when it came to applying them on my eyes. While the gold colour isn't totally unusable the green really isn't for me. Putting this on my eye and then trying to blend it just doesn't work, it's really patchy and just made my eyelid into a dirty-green-not-very-nice colour. I don't know if I'm using these wrong or if it really just isn't all that great but every time I use it, I just take it straight back off again.
When trying to blend the two together it just doesn't look nice either, they don't blend seamlessly and overall it's just hard to work with to get a nice result. Then what was really annoying was that after I used it once the green shadow fell out of the stick, so now it's even more awkward to try and use when it keeps falling out. Overall this just wasn't my cup of tea and I haven't been back to purchase it in anymore colours.
Phew! That was a lot of negativity there, got to go shake that off now! I'd really love to hear if you had a different experience with either of these products, or even if like me you were disappointed too please leave your comments below, I love to read them x
See you soon!