What products that everyone seems to love do nothing for you?

curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 12,171Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
Clinique dramatically different moisturizer - meh. Might as well put water on my skin. Does nothing dramatic for me!

Also, Maybelline Great Lash. What??? The most over-hyped mascara. Very un-great. One of the least effective mascaras on me.

How about you? What "fabulous" "terrific" famous products fail completely for you?
2/c Coarse hair med. density.
Highly porous. Color over grey.
I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
Every day is a gift :flower:
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  • aspenaspen Posts: 154Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    For me it would be MAC foundation and concealers, it just does not sit well on my face regardless of primers or prep. It almost separates on my face into flaky, dry pigment and oil... never had that happen before.

    Love MAC's eyeshadows though!

    Curly Pearl: That Clinique moisturizer used to work great on my skin, but something changed last year and now it really does NOTHING at all! I had to switch to a new moisturizer.
    3A-3B / Medium / High Density / Low Porosity
    Modified CG
    Low poo: Creme of Nature Argan Oil Moisture & Shine
    Conditioner: Curls Unleashed NB
    Leave in: Creme of Natura Argan Oil Strengthen & Shine
    Styling Product: Curl Keeper/ Curly Solutions gel
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 12,171Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    That's interesting. Everyone raves about MAC foundations. Maybe it's because of their confusing but seductive color scheme numbers. Are you NW ? C? CW? Just kidding, but you get the idea. Like curl types - we all want to know which type we are!

    For what it's worth, I was cast as NW15 in one MAC place and a C in another. I didn't buy either one - thought the foundation was very thick and gloppy.
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • Fifi.GFifi.G Posts: 15,490Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I think MAC foundations are their least favorite products. There is one that I universally hear raved about and it is Face and Body (found in every pro makeup artists kit), but it's supposedly a bear to work with. It separates easily in temperature changes and you have to keep rubbing to get the great flawless finish.

    I hate Clinique's Dramatically Different Moisturizer. My mom has used it for years. I had to get the green version when I was a teen. The standard yellow DM burned my skin and left it dry.

    I'm really not a huge fan of Clinique or Estee Lauder skin care products. I don't notice that they do much, they are expensive, and I always have a reaction after reformulation.
    When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

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  • caramix3acaramix3a Posts: 462Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    For me, that would be hard question to answer as there'd be too many LOL! Suffice it to say that I have pretty reactive skin, and a particular type of coloring that one would think that a good amount of makeup shades would work, but don't. So I have to stick to a fairly narrow range of both skin care and makeup products. One good thing about that - I'm not spending boatloads of money on either LOL!
  • anonymous_166474anonymous_166474 Posts: 70Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    curlypearl wrote: »
    Clinique dramatically different moisturizer - meh. Might as well put water on my skin. Does nothing dramatic for me!

    Also, Maybelline Great Lash. What??? The most over-hyped mascara. Very un-great. One of the least effective mascaras on me.

    How about you? What "fabulous" "terrific" famous products fail completely for you?
    Shea Moisture deep mask treatments and shea butter products for hair. They do nothing for me. They are too heavy, cause too much build up and causes dryness on my hair. I always see suggestions for shea moisture products and I just roll my eyes.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Kosher Curls
    mostly 3b curls
    Low Porosity
    fine, medium, coarse
    medium to high density
    Products: Giovanni direct leave in and olive or argan oil eco styler.

    LONG: 10"+ (armpit to waist length)
  • eveumeveum Posts: 744Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I am with you on mac foundations. I tried studio fix liquid and for one, their palest shade did not have the correct undertone for me, so that alone rendered it useless. Like Aspen said, the foundation separated and turned my face into a flakey yet oily mess. Sat in all my pores, it looked and felt awful.

    Low Shampoo: Aveda Be Curly Shampoo
    Conditioner: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture/ Perfectly Undone
    Treatments: SM Black Castor Oil Masque/ Packet Gelatine
    Leave in: Redken Diamond Oil Conditioner
    Styling: AG Recoil Curl Activator/V05 Mega Hold/Cornstarch
    Refresh: Redken Fresh Curls Curl Boost


    Between Waist and Hip Length (stretched), 2C with 2B roots
  • stephanielynnstephanielynn Posts: 40Registered Users
    Shea Moisture deep mask treatments and shea butter products for hair. They do nothing for me. They are too heavy, cause too much build up and causes dryness on my hair. I always see suggestions for shea moisture products and I just roll my eyes.

    ^^this
  • pinkpostitheartpinkpostitheart Posts: 112Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Shea Moisture deep mask treatments and shea butter products for hair. They do nothing for me. They are too heavy, cause too much build up and causes dryness on my hair. I always see suggestions for shea moisture products and I just roll my eyes.

    The masks don't work for me either. They make my hair drier and they don't help me detangle. At all. I can barely salvage them with olive oil.

    Products I wasted money on:
    Lancome TONIQUE CONFORT and GALATÉE CONFORT. It's just good marketing. That toner gave me horrible acne and the "gel pudding" face wash was just glorified Cetaphil that couldn't remove makeup or properly moisturize.

    BareMinerals. Everything. Even their stupid little sample brushes. All the powders turn orange-ish on me; they just don't have anything to match my undertone and after 30 minutes I look ridiculous. And something in even their Buxom line irritates my skin something awful.

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    Last Relaxer: 12/24/2012
    Weekly Products I'm Using:
    Pantene Relaxed & Naturals Shampoo and Conditioner
    Blue Magic Hairdress
    Grapeseed Oil
    my hair is normal-ish porosity / dense / fine+medium strands
  • AutumnwavesAutumnwaves Posts: 41Registered Users
    Maybelline Baby Lips! I find them waxy and they dry out my lips so much!
    Shea moisture anything! The coconut hibiscus one drys my hair out and has this sickly sweet rotten scent. Everyone raves about it and I just hate the stuff! Lol
  • sew and sewsew and sew Posts: 3,443Registered Users
    Burt's Bees lip balms. My lips are super sensitive to drying out easily and really nothing seemed to work until I found Smith's balms (by the Rosebud Perfume Company), especially the Rose and Mandarin one. BB happens to be the most recommended for those with the same predicament out of what I tried. Absolutely no bueno.
    “It was only a sunny smile and little it cost in the giving but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.” - F. Scott Fitzgerald

    3B ■ Medium/Course ■ High Porosity
  • SweetRellieSweetRellie Posts: 468Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Proactive. Nuff said!
    Thick, highly porous but protein sensitive 4a hair
    Modified Curly Girl Method

    Current Staples
    Cowash/Rinse-Out: Not Your Mother’s Naturals Tahitian Gardenia Flower & Mango Butter Conditioner
    Shampoo: NYM Naturals Tahitian Gardenia Flower Shampoo
    DC: Shea Moisture’s Raw Shea & Cupuacu, Fruit Fusion, Superfruit Complex or Manuka Honey lines
    Leave-In: Maui Moisture's Curl Milk or Shea Butter Hair Mask
    Stylers/Creams: Maui Moisture's Curl Smoothie or Camille Rose Naturals’ Sweet Buttercream (kids line)
    Sealants: Maui Moisture's Coconut Milk Weightless Oil Mist
    Scalp Treatment: Alikay Naturals Hair & Scalp Balm; Essential 17 Growth Oil
  • frcklsfrckls Posts: 528Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation - That was the most expensive crap I had ever put on my face. The most HORRENDOUS thing.

    MAC Face & Body - I can attest that it separates, on my face.

    MAC Matte Lipstick - Drying. What are people thinking, really? NARS and Make Up Forever have much better formulated ones.

    Vichy Capital Soleil Face BB Tinted Velvety Cream SPF50 - Yes, it does dry non-oily, which is amazing for a high protection sunscreen. But after 2 seconds I finished applying it on my face, my skin felt this crazy burning and stinging sensation and my eyes started watering, I had to immediately remove it in the gentlest way possible. Plus, they only have one color-fits-all and it didn't fit me at all.
    I honestly think it would be amazing for people with normal-oily skin and not sensitive in the slightest, whose skin color is a match for the tint.
    2B/C canopy & 2A/B underlayer
    coarse | low-normal porosity | normal elasticity | low-med density
    (by GoosefootPrints)

    Clarify: Suave Daily Clarifying Shampoo, Citric acid rinse
    RO/LI: Jason Moisturizing 84% Aloe Vera / Paul Mitchell The Conditioner
    Styler: DIY Okra Jelly / Paul Mitchell Thicken Up / Shu Uemura Cotton Uzu Flexible Defining Cream
    Treatment: H&B Wonder Oil + VCO, Honey-Cardamom-EVOO-Chamomile
  • BotticelliBritBotticelliBrit Posts: 2,075Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Estee Lauder foundations. They're so thick and cloying and drying! Blech.
    3B. Med porosity. Med thickness. Med density.

    LP: Shea Moisture (currently JBCO)
    Conditioner/CW: Jason Aloe Vera

    LI: Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils Quench
    Refreshing: TRESemmé Naturals Aloe Vera & Avocado
    Gel: DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel
    DC:
    Aunt Jackie's Soft & Sassy Super Duper Softening Conditioner
    Treatments: Coconut oil/Coconut milk

    UK curly. CG since Oct 2013.
    Growing my hair to WL when dry :thumright:
  • mustangbunnymustangbunny Posts: 1,033Registered Users
    A lot of the products mentioned above do nothing for me. Great Lash, MAC, Burt's Bees, etc.
    I'm not fond of Lush face products. All have led to breakouts. Especially Ultrabland. Oh and my Clarisonic did nothing. I can't use any exfoliating products, that makes me breakout, too.
    I think my skin is very sensitive.


    Low-poo: Looking for a new one.
    Condish: V05 Tea Therapy, Body Shop Banana
    Leave in: Giovanni Direct Leave In
    PT: My hair needs very little. I use Suave Naturals Coconut when I need a little bit and follow up with a moisturizing conditioner.
    Styler: Giovanni LA

    Go Red Wings!
    :hockey:

  • frcklsfrckls Posts: 528Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    A lot of the products mentioned above do nothing for me. Great Lash, MAC, Burt's Bees, etc.
    I'm not fond of Lush face products. All have led to breakouts. Especially Ultrabland. Oh and my Clarisonic did nothing. I can't use any exfoliating products, that makes me breakout, too.
    I think my skin is very sensitive.
    I wish there's something like hair analysis for skin. I used to have only oily skin, then I experimented with natural stuff and exfoliation and I irritated my skin super badly and it barely looked any better than before.
    Now I figured my own simple routine with some chemical exfoliations and tender care and never bought into natural and/or pricey-highly-advertised products ever again, and my skin has never looked better (although now it's oily-dry-sensitive combo - woe is me). The same with makeups.
    2B/C canopy & 2A/B underlayer
    coarse | low-normal porosity | normal elasticity | low-med density
    (by GoosefootPrints)

    Clarify: Suave Daily Clarifying Shampoo, Citric acid rinse
    RO/LI: Jason Moisturizing 84% Aloe Vera / Paul Mitchell The Conditioner
    Styler: DIY Okra Jelly / Paul Mitchell Thicken Up / Shu Uemura Cotton Uzu Flexible Defining Cream
    Treatment: H&B Wonder Oil + VCO, Honey-Cardamom-EVOO-Chamomile
  • mustangbunnymustangbunny Posts: 1,033Registered Users
    ^for real. I'm 27, I'd love to not have acne before I have to start worrying about wrinkles.


    Low-poo: Looking for a new one.
    Condish: V05 Tea Therapy, Body Shop Banana
    Leave in: Giovanni Direct Leave In
    PT: My hair needs very little. I use Suave Naturals Coconut when I need a little bit and follow up with a moisturizing conditioner.
    Styler: Giovanni LA

    Go Red Wings!
    :hockey:

  • frcklsfrckls Posts: 528Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    ^for real. I'm 27, I'd love to not have acne before I have to start worrying about wrinkles.

    Retin-A (the gentlest there is: 0.025% Cream) works wonderfully for me, used sparingly. I don't care about building resistance, persisting through the adjusting phase, increasing the level, etc. I don't care what people say. I use it on my skin when it feels fine and stop and moisturize like mad (Vaseline mixed with water works just fine) when my skin feels about to be over-exfoliated.
    I get compliments on my skin, good enough for me.
    2B/C canopy & 2A/B underlayer
    coarse | low-normal porosity | normal elasticity | low-med density
    (by GoosefootPrints)

    Clarify: Suave Daily Clarifying Shampoo, Citric acid rinse
    RO/LI: Jason Moisturizing 84% Aloe Vera / Paul Mitchell The Conditioner
    Styler: DIY Okra Jelly / Paul Mitchell Thicken Up / Shu Uemura Cotton Uzu Flexible Defining Cream
    Treatment: H&B Wonder Oil + VCO, Honey-Cardamom-EVOO-Chamomile
  • mustangbunnymustangbunny Posts: 1,033Registered Users
    Retin-A is an ingredient, right?


    Low-poo: Looking for a new one.
    Condish: V05 Tea Therapy, Body Shop Banana
    Leave in: Giovanni Direct Leave In
    PT: My hair needs very little. I use Suave Naturals Coconut when I need a little bit and follow up with a moisturizing conditioner.
    Styler: Giovanni LA

    Go Red Wings!
    :hockey:

  • frcklsfrckls Posts: 528Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Retin-A is an ingredient, right?

    It's the brand name. The active ingredient is tretinoin. :)
    2B/C canopy & 2A/B underlayer
    coarse | low-normal porosity | normal elasticity | low-med density
    (by GoosefootPrints)

    Clarify: Suave Daily Clarifying Shampoo, Citric acid rinse
    RO/LI: Jason Moisturizing 84% Aloe Vera / Paul Mitchell The Conditioner
    Styler: DIY Okra Jelly / Paul Mitchell Thicken Up / Shu Uemura Cotton Uzu Flexible Defining Cream
    Treatment: H&B Wonder Oil + VCO, Honey-Cardamom-EVOO-Chamomile
  • MissCamilleMissCamille Posts: 47Registered Users
    MAC anything, but especially foundations, powders, etc.
    Their products just never work for me. Okay, running and ducking before I get flamed :laughing3:
  • mustangbunnymustangbunny Posts: 1,033Registered Users
    This is a bit embarrassing but does anyone use a "clinical strength" deodorant? I feel like I have tried them all and if I'm having an active day nothing seems to work very well.


    Low-poo: Looking for a new one.
    Condish: V05 Tea Therapy, Body Shop Banana
    Leave in: Giovanni Direct Leave In
    PT: My hair needs very little. I use Suave Naturals Coconut when I need a little bit and follow up with a moisturizing conditioner.
    Styler: Giovanni LA

    Go Red Wings!
    :hockey:

  • MissCamilleMissCamille Posts: 47Registered Users
    This is a bit embarrassing but does anyone use a "clinical strength" deodorant? I feel like I have tried them all and if I'm having an active day nothing seems to work very well.

    I don't use an antiperspirant or deodorant. I just wash the bacteria away throughout the day if necessary. If I am on campus working I'll just use a witch hazel wipe in the ladies room. Yes, it may seem odd at first but it works better for me and there is no aluminum or gross residue.
  • virginbluevirginblue Posts: 194Registered Users
    This is a bit embarrassing but does anyone use a "clinical strength" deodorant? I feel like I have tried them all and if I'm having an active day nothing seems to work very well.

    I don't use an antiperspirant or deodorant. I just wash the bacteria away throughout the day if necessary. If I am on campus working I'll just use a witch hazel wipe in the ladies room. Yes, it may seem odd at first but it works better for me and there is no aluminum or gross residue.

    I really hate deodorant! I used to use CertainDri, but now I just wash throughout the day if needed. My boyfriend thinks I'm crazy not to wear any lol. I think deodorant is gross and I have no idea why anyone wears it!
    2b//high porosity//fine texture//medium density//low elasticity//loves protein
    Lo-poo: SMMR, SMC&S
    Clarifying: VO5 shampoos
    Co-wash: VO5 conditioners
    RO: VO5 conditioners
    Styling: AIF, FSG, gelatin gel, ecostyler krystal
    PT: IAGirl's gelatin treatment
  • mustangbunnymustangbunny Posts: 1,033Registered Users
    Hmm I do have witch hazel. I just feel like I perspire very quickly and it can be quite strong and embarrassing.


    Low-poo: Looking for a new one.
    Condish: V05 Tea Therapy, Body Shop Banana
    Leave in: Giovanni Direct Leave In
    PT: My hair needs very little. I use Suave Naturals Coconut when I need a little bit and follow up with a moisturizing conditioner.
    Styler: Giovanni LA

    Go Red Wings!
    :hockey:

  • MissCamilleMissCamille Posts: 47Registered Users
    Hmm I do have witch hazel. I just feel like I perspire very quickly and it can be quite strong and embarrassing.

    I feel like it was worse when I first stopped using antiperspirant. I do sweat due to medication it just doesn't smell that bad now. My body has adapted somewhat. I just wash and dry to refresh and prevent smell. Only way to know if works for you is to try it out. Maybe pick days you are home or have more leisure time to start. Start by wearing it less frequently.
  • mustangbunnymustangbunny Posts: 1,033Registered Users
    Kind of like an armpit adjustment period, I suppose. I think winter would be a good time for me to try it out since then at least I will be wearing longer sleeves! :P


    Low-poo: Looking for a new one.
    Condish: V05 Tea Therapy, Body Shop Banana
    Leave in: Giovanni Direct Leave In
    PT: My hair needs very little. I use Suave Naturals Coconut when I need a little bit and follow up with a moisturizing conditioner.
    Styler: Giovanni LA

    Go Red Wings!
    :hockey:

  • PigletPiglet Posts: 1,451Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    MAC foundations are awful on me - like thick oily grease paint. They also are not nearly pale enough.
    Maybelline Great Lash - gave me clumpy short spider leg lashes.
    YSL Touche Éclat - did nothing for my dark circles whatsoever. I don't understand the hype.
    Yes, my tail is naturally curly.
    No, it was NOT me who cried 'wee wee wee wee wee' all the way home.
  • BotticelliBritBotticelliBrit Posts: 2,075Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Piglet wrote: »
    YSL Touche Éclat - did nothing for my dark circles whatsoever. I don't understand the hype.

    YES. Spent, like £20 or whatever on this and it's pretty sub-par, bordering on useless
    3B. Med porosity. Med thickness. Med density.

    LP: Shea Moisture (currently JBCO)
    Conditioner/CW: Jason Aloe Vera

    LI: Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils Quench
    Refreshing: TRESemmé Naturals Aloe Vera & Avocado
    Gel: DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel
    DC:
    Aunt Jackie's Soft & Sassy Super Duper Softening Conditioner
    Treatments: Coconut oil/Coconut milk

    UK curly. CG since Oct 2013.
    Growing my hair to WL when dry :thumright:
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 12,171Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Agree re: YSL touche eclat. The advertising and hype sold me - waste of $$$.
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,157Registered Users Curl Novice
    Girls, you need to try Real Purity deodorant. That's the only deodorant that has worked for me. Sometimes I can go 2 days without reapplying if I'm not doing anything strenuous. I've tried them all. Kiss My Face liquid rock is pretty great too.

    So yeah, most natural deodorants are crap and make me smell worse than if I hadn't applied anything at all. I also hate Bare Minerals foundation.
    2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density
    :bunny:
    NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
    RO/LI: Aussie Moist, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Hask Keratin Protein
    DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
    STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
    COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
    :thumbdown:: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens
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