As you can imagine after reading my glowing post on several Lush skin care products last week, I was really keen to try this. I so expected to like it. Cruelty free and designed for very fair colouring, I thought it would be an instant hit. Alas, no. I tried, I really did. I really wanted this to work. I tried with moisturiser, without, applying in my usual way, applying in tiny areas at a time... nothing worked. The colour is great, but the consistency isn't. My best efforts exhausted, and this was still lumpy, patchy and oily on my skin immediately after application, and then it only got worse. Boo! Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream and Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream
I got these last spring, thinking something a little lighter for summer coverage would be awesome. I actually just picked the blue one up on a whim when I was buying something boring (cotton wool, maybe?) from Priceline as I was so surprised that the colour was a pretty good match for me when I tried the tester on my hand. In fact I was so surprised I didn't bother reading tube properly until I got home, and saw that I had picked up the version for oily skin – not so good for my dry sensitive complexion! I gave it a go on my nose and quite liked it, so went and got the other one a few days later. And... they're not awful. Not at all. And I know at least one person who uses them and likes them. I just found that they didn't last very well on me. I also want a bit more coverage than they provide, so I won't get these again. Bourjois Khol and Contour
Oh, Bourjois. Really? Let me go back a step and tell you that I currently use Bourjois liquid liner and mascara daily and would happily buy them again. I'm very brand-loyal, and as I liked those two eye products I thought I'd be pretty happy with their eye pencil too. But no. This is number 72 Noir Expert and claims to last up to 16 hours. Well, it's not black – it's more of a blue grey. It goes on softly but smudges within minutes. This would be great if you want a smokey eye in a very soft not-black, but I want a rich and clean pencil liner. And this ain't it. Bourjois Liner Clubbing in Absolute Black
As I mentioned above, I already use a Bourjois liquid liner for my everyday makeup. However, it isn't waterproof, and I really want to draw the line down along the inner corners of my eye, and it isn't up to that. Instant smudge-y bad blinky times. However, I love it on the outer thirds. SO I thought I'd give its waterproof sister a go. Um, waterproof? This is actually LESS waterproof than the usual one! As a liquid liner it's perfectly good – except for its waterproof qualities. It just doesn't do what it says on the tin. I will use it for regular eye lining, but am still on the lookout for a liner that stays put. Any tips welcome!
And that's my four not-my-favourite products right now. I hope you find it useful! Seriously, I know these things work differently on everybody, so of course try it for yourself if you are interested.