Products I regret buying #1

Over the past couple of years I’ve bought a lot of products which I’ve ended up disliking quite a lot. I hate wasting my money on products that are only fit for the purpose of throwing in the bin.
I thought I’d start a feature on my blog called ‘Products I Regret Buying’ as I find them quite interesting (more than favourites posts sometimes), let me know if this is something you would be interested in.

So, here are the products I regret buying…

Dior Nude Natural Glow Hydrating foundation – L’Oreal Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Dry Mist for face – Caudalie Teint Divin tinted moisturizer – Maybelline The Falsies Volume Express – Couvrance Transcluent Mosaic Powder

Dior Nude Natural Glow Hydrating Foundation:
The foundation itself is not the problem here, but the packaging. I love the fact that this foundation looks sheer and natural as well as it lasts for a very long time. The color 020 is also a perfect match for my skin. However, after about a month use of this product I started getting problems with getting the product out of the bottle, it seemed the pump was broken. I managed to fix it a couple of times, but it only lasted a couple of pumps and then it was stuck again. The bottle is rubbish and for the price you pay for this product Dior should have much better packaging.

L’Oreal Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Dry Mist for face:
The self tan does look very natural and there is almost no smell. The problem is it’s almost too natural, I applied it before going to bed and the day after I could not see a difference. I think you have to apply this product many days in a row to see a difference (which makes you finish the product pretty fast). I also have a problem with the packaging of this product, the first couple of sprays where fine and how they should be, however after a couple of times use the spray started coming out as bigger ‘drops’ (not sure how to explain it), leaving spots in the face, not very flattering!

Caudalie Teint Divin Tinted Moisturizer:
I already talked about this product in my ‘tinted moisturizers’ post. I usually adore Caudalie products but the color of this product is just wrong. I find it to be too dark and too pink-orange for my pale skin. It is also strongly scented and has no SPF. Not very impressed with this product, unfortunately.

Maybelline The Falsies Volume Express:
Usually I like mascaras from Maybelline, however this is one of the worst mascaras I’ve used. It did give some volume and length as promised but after after a couple of hours I was shocked to see myself in the mirror, this mascara flaked horribly. The scent is also very chemical. Big fail from Maybelline on this one.

Avene Couvrance Transcluent Mosaic Powder:
Overall, this powder is really light, which is both positive and negative. It doesn’t look chalky which is good, though it requires touching along the day, and not only once, many times. It has an integrated mirror, but doesn’t come with a sponge, which is very annoying. The packaging of this product is also rubbish, after two weeks it broke when I tried to open it!

So those are the products I regret buying. If you have any questions about the products I mentioned, please feel free to comment below. Let me know if you have some products you regret buying! :)

Hanne Sagstuen

Norwegian New Yorker Hanne Sagstuen a fashion model, art director and editor in chief. Beautylovin is the website where she shares her take on life, travel, beauty and everything in between.

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  1. Constance

    Hi Hanne ! I love those type of articles, because it’s truly realistic about beauty ! You cannot always be happy and make great discovers every time you buy something even if it is very promising !
    In my case, i truly regret buying this Caudalie face cream, Crème sorbet for dry and sensitive skin.
    I felt a burning sensation on the most sensitive area of my face like all around the eyes, around my lips and around my nose.
    This is really a failure for Caudalie !

    Have a great day beautiful !


    1. Author

      Thank you Constance! :) I’m happy you like this article. Unfortunately we are not always happy with what we buy, some products are just bad and some fit individually. As I try I lot of products (probably more than the average girl) I thought it was a good idea to tell my readers what I like and what I don’t like.
      I haven’t tried the Crème Sorbet cream from Caudalie, now I’m not sure I will either :/ Too bad it didn’t work for you. I have the Vinoperfect Perfecting Fluid from Caudalie and it works great for me :)


  2. smukke

    Liker innlegget! skriv mer av sånne!
    jeg lurte på om du kunne prøve ut mac sin Tinted Moisturizer å skrive om den?

    1. Author

      Tusen takk! Skal definitivt fortsette med disse innleggene ;)
      Ja kan prøve å få testet ut Mac sin tinted moisturizer, har hatt lyst til å prøve den :)

  3. Mira

    Kreativt innlegg, flott! Jeg angrer på en maskara jeg kjøpte på Ebay, husker ikke merket, men det var i alle fall slik at det hang fire-fem cm med seig maskara nedover kinnet mitt fra vippene når jeg prøvde den. Måtte bare le av den rett og slett, den gikk rett i bosset!

    1. Author

      Takk! ;) Hehe huff det hørtes ikke bra ut! Man kan dessverre være uheldig med hva man kjøper på Ebay ja:/ Heldigvis har jeg vært veldig heldig med alt jeg har kjøpt (enn så lenge) :)

  4. ninilachipie

    Hi Hanne,

    I have the same problem with my Dior Foundation (the same product), you can send an email to dior and they will send you a new product ( they send me a mascara too as a gift).

    Unfortunatly my other new product had the same problem :( but at the beggining it work so it’s a little bit compensated .

    Sorry for my poor english! I wish you a good evening ;)

    1. Author

      Oh, you had the same problem? :/ I will send an e-mail to Dior, first of all to tell them to change the pump and/or the bottle. The quality is too poor for the price you pay.
      Good to hear they gave you a new product and a mascara, but in the end, if you had the same problem with the new one nothing has really changed :/
      I’ll let you know if Dior answers and what they said ;)
      Your English is perfect, don’t worry!

  5. Andrea Marisa

    I’ve been trying the Falsies since the beginning of this month because it was recommended to me by another MUA but I am not impressed. Granted it has not yet flaked on me, I don’t find that I got much volume or length from this. I have the Falsies Black Drama in Waterproof. It does keep my lashes soft even though it is waterproof but I need volume, length and curl…

  6. Linnea

    Could you maybe make a post about your favorite fake tanner? And how you do it to get the best possible result? That would be great :)

  7. Adèle

    Same problem with the packaging Dior ! What a pity. Actually I buy practically all my products (even if I’m still a student who doesn’t work yet) from beauty salons : all from Sothys (a brand which I recommend for allll women), Institut Esthéderm. Others from Laura Mercier. So I’m really rarely deceived. The only thing I regret is the price, of course ! (but my skin seems sooo better and plumpy)

  8. mari

    Jeg har den samme dior-fondation og akkurat det samme skjedde med meg! Jeg likte selve produktet godt, men pga. av den idiotiske flasken, fikk jeg ikke noe ut av den etter å ha brukt den i kanskje en uke. Bortkasta penger..

    1. Author

      Det virker som det er mange som har dette problemet, du burde sende en klage til Dior, de vil nok gi deg en ny flaske, men da spørs det om ikke den og blir å vare i 1 uke… :/

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