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What was the "worst" experience you've had with a product or makeup. (Do be fair though)

Mine was with a leading MLM brand's foundation. My friends 4year old asked me if I liked being "orange". ....Till then I didn't think it was that orangy
. Needless to say THAT was just the excuse I needed to do some(more) shopping.
 

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I remember a mauve-colored blush I applied when I was 16 and it ended up looking like clown makeup. Of course I was in a rush to get somewhere so I did the best I could to tone it down with foundation and powder. Those little brushes in the compact sure hold alot of product!
 

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Ok....you really want worse experience with any product....

This was a product that I used for something it's NOT intended for.

Ok....I was younger, maybe 13 or something. And you know Nair (hair removal)....ok, so the little hairs on your face (like the normal hairs everyone has)....Yep, don't even have to guess. My not so smart thinking was.....hmmmm bet this would get rid of that.

Yes....raw skin later....I had to put vaseline on my face for days....poor raw skin and niave thinking.

Other than that....my worst experience would be, breakout or sensitivity or wrong color for my skin tone or here come Kelly's lips type lipsticks...he he he.
 

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Recently, I was in the market for a tinted product not neccessarily a tinted moisturizer (too much layering of product at one time). So I went to Nordstrom and everyone recommended the Backdrop Cooling Tint from Smashbox. The MUA proceeded to wipe my face off (not sure w/what) then he mixed the tint w/some Kinerase moisturizer. As he began applying it my faced started to tingle and then my eyes became irritated. I soon felt like my face was on fire and I mentioned this to him. He just kept applying saying I was probably feeling the cooling effect of the tint. I then realized NO WAY!! This is just too painful!! He opened his eyes really wide at the same time that the other MUA realized something was wrong. I then jumped off the seat barely able to open my eyes and said "Please, Please, help me wash this off!!" "IT BURNS IT BURNS!!" I found my way like a blind person to the nearest ladies room and began to splash cool water on my face. My skin was soooo sensitive that the water almost felt just as painful. I eventually washed it all off and patted my face dry. When I looked up at myself I looked as if someone had splattered strawberries all over my face. When I returned the MUA had already moved on to someone else and never even gave me a second glance. The original MUA in an almost irritated w/me voice said "Is there anything else I can help you with, b/c if there isn't I'm really busy" The store was NOT busy that day and she didn't have another customer waiting!! So, that was my worst experience. I will just stick to my MMU and my organic skin care and call it a day.
 

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Recently, I was in the market for a tinted product not neccessarily a tinted moisturizer (too much layering of product at one time). So I went to Nordstrom and everyone recommended the Backdrop Cooling Tint from Smashbox. The MUA proceeded to wipe my face off (not sure w/what) then he mixed the tint w/some Kinerase moisturizer. As he began applying it my faced started to tingle and then my eyes became irritated. I soon felt like my face was on fire and I mentioned this to him. He just kept applying saying I was probably feeling the cooling effect of the tint. I then realized NO WAY!! This is just too painful!! He opened his eyes really wide at the same time that the other MUA realized something was wrong. I then jumped off the seat barely able to open my eyes and said "Please, Please, help me wash this off!!" "IT BURNS IT BURNS!!" I found my way like a blind person to the nearest ladies room and began to splash cool water on my face. My skin was soooo sensitive that the water almost felt just as painful. I eventually washed it all off and patted my face dry. When I looked up at myself I looked as if someone had splattered strawberries all over my face. When I returned the MUA had already moved on to someone else and never even gave me a second glance. The original MUA in an almost irritated w/me voice said "Is there anything else I can help you with, b/c if there isn't I'm really busy" The store was NOT busy that day and she didn't have another customer waiting!! So, that was my worst experience. I will just stick to my MMU and my organic skin care and call it a day.
The nerve of them....to not even apologize or acknowledge that they set your skin on fire....man! I mean just a simple....wow, you obviously have a sensitivity to blah blah blah...but seriousl...how rude!
 

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Jeez that was totally rude!

Recently I decided to use Nair on my underarms instead of shaving or waxing. I never have a bad reaction to Nair so I figured I wouldn't this time either. So it was on there for like 5 or 6 min (I usually leave it on for 10min to make sure everything is off) and I was oddly wondering why it was burning. I kind of brushed it off and decided to deal w/ the pain bcuz I needed to get the hair off for what I was wearing the next day.

Like in 2 more min., it really really started burning and it felt like my underarms were on fire! I ran to turn on the water and rinse it off as fast as I could. After rinsing it of some of my stubborn hairs were still there and it was still burning. I started lathering w/ soap to get the rest off and OMG I screamed it burned so bad!

Afterwards, I could barely move my arms w/out them burning. I looked in the mirror and i was horrible! I still had patches of hair + there were area of my skin that looks raw where skin had burned off I guess. I couldn't even really fully close my arm bcuz any contact burned. I was miserable like that for prob a week and a half plus I was sweating like crazy w/ no deo. Also, it oozed out this really gross mucus like stuff. -bleh!- It finally healed w/ the hairs that survived still there.

I let everything grow back for a while and finally wanted to remove the hair again. I tried the Nair on my legs and nothing bad happened so I did my underarms again. Stupid Mistake! It started burning within minutes and I had to deal w/ that all over again. I think it had something to do w/ the deo I was using.
 

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Another nair experience...cool...sorry, not cool. Sometimes we just don't learn the first time, do we? It's all in love dai!
 

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OOOUUUCCCHHHH!!! sounds sooo very painful!! Yeah, sometimes it takes us a couple of tries b-4 we realize that the torture just isn't worth it
 

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YUP TOTALLY RUDE!!
OH letter writing time! I would have written the CEO of the company/chain of that store and told them what happened. Tell them you could have SUED them for liability or something. That was SOOO not right of them and they should have been kissing your *** to help you!


My worst experience wasn't with MU but with a hair product. I wanted to frost my hair so got home with my kit in hand, put the cap on, put the color on .....

and fell asleep. (I was working full time and going to college ft at night). Well ONE hour later I JUMPED up and realized what happend. I have dark brown hair so you can imagine - I had BLONDE streaks and NOT what I wanted. I had school that night that I had to skip so I could FIND something to fix the mistake. I found something to cover it but missed a few spots in the back. Fortunately my hair was longer so you couldn't see those parts in the back as they were underneath!
 

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I too have a nair experience. I tried to get rid of the hairs under my eyebrows and I looked like I waxed them because the redness wouldn't go away for days :-( plus the smell is gross...the fact that it can melt away the hairs is pretty scary, i can't imagine what kind of chemicals were put into my body. Also, my tried this electrolysis kit that I saw on an informercial (first time I bought something from an infomercial)...the kit said to hold each strand of hair in the tweezers making sure that the special gel is on it too and the electronic impulses would miraculously get rid of the hair forever...I tried it on five hairs and it felt like I was giving myself electric shocks :-( and i had five red spots on my face. a waste of $100.00 bucks and a bruised ego.
 

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I tried depilatory cream (the stuff that dissolves the hair) on my upper lip hair. BIG mistake. It lightened the skin I applied it too and I now have a pale red line/border where the cream and my skin met. So now I look odd and if I wear makeup, I have to pile on the concealer to try and even out the uneven skin tones.

So not happy. *sobs*
 
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