They just had to go. . .

I rarely return makeup.  Rarely.  But recently there have been a few purchases that were just so no bueno that they had to go.  Yeah.  Buh-bye.  Fortunately, Sephora has a good return policy and it’s not a major hassle.  One of the things went back to Rite Aid, which also has a great return policy when it comes to makeup.

L’OREAL True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation

Cushion foundations are all the rage.  They have been popular in Asia for years, and are finally finding their way to the U.S.  It’s basically a sponge soaked in liquid foundation and put in a compact.  I’ve tried a few different ones. My favorite is actually the MAC Matchmaster Shade Intelligence Compact, but that’s another post.


I had been stalking my local drugstore, and finally got my hands on the color N2 Classic Ivory.  The color was way too light, but that wasn’t the issue.  The formula just did NOT work for me.   It clung to my dry patches like nobody’s business and made my pores look HUGE. ACK.  So gross.  It’s never good one someone says “um, you have something on your chin.”  Ugh. Returned.  Never been so happy to get $16.99 back.  Which, btw seems expensive for a drugstore foundation.  There are a lot better options in the $10 range.  Just saying.


The next 2, I didn’t even keep long enough to take a picture of.  If you look at the picture in my previous post, you’ll see my post bronzer orange face.  Not cute.

Hourglass Ambient Bronzer

Let me start by saying that this bronzer is $50.  FIFTY DOLLARS.  Yeah.  I know.  As a general rule, Hourglass makes beautiful high end makeup.  Their ambient lighting powders are amazing, gorgeous highlighters that are perfect for brides.  I had high hopes for this bronzer.  The formula is creamy, finely milled annd turns you orange.  ORANGE.  OOMPA LOOMPA. Orange.  It’s not just me.  Read the other reviews on the Sephora website.  ORANGE. Okay.  Enough said.  It had to go.

Dr. Brandt Pores No More Pore Refining Primer

Apparently this primer has somewhat of a cult following. Who knew? In fact, it’s currently sold out at  I was on the hunt for a pore minimizing primer, partly due to the LUMI foundation which made me super self conscious about my pores.  This was just OKAY.  It didn’t minimize my pores or make my foundation last considerably longer than normal.  For $45 (Again. I know!) it just wasn’t doing it for me.  Returned. ::happy dance::

That’s it for now.  Lots of new posts coming soon.  Stay tuned!

What products have you been disappointed with lately?

I wanna know!



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