The only two other times that I was in this much pain were after I had my wisdom teeth removed and my painkiller didn't work, and also the time I had given birth via C-Section, and the hospital sent me home without any painkiller at all, nor did they prescribe me any.
WARNING: What you are about to read next may be disturbing. No horrible pictures, thankfully, but this is going to be a descriptive review. AGAIN, WARNING.
Last week, I received a sample of Clinique's Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer (this is why you are seeing the stock photo instead of the actual product) with my beauty purchase. I tried it on, and absolutely loved it, until the next day. It has been five whole days since I tried it, and I am still in so much physical pain from it.
Let's look at the Pros and Cons, shall we?
Cons: After just one use, I woke up the next morning with painful bumps all over my chin and up to just the outside of my lower lip. Each bump is filled with a hard, waxy yellow bead. Did I mention that my entire chin was covered in them? I did not try anything new on my face, other than this foundation. I removed the foundation completely using the double-cleanse method, too; double-cleansing is when you cleanse your face with one product, and then cleanse it again using another product, to ensure complete removal. Also, the sponge that I used to apply it was 100% clean, as I clean my makeup tools every morning after I've finished using them. Lastly, nothing in my diet had changed.
My chin is still in so much pain, even five days later, and both of my toddler sons pointed at my chin and asked, "Mama ow? Mama ok? Oh, no, Mama ow!"
I haven't worn any makeup for the entire week, as my chin is so inflamed that I want to give my skin a chance to heal before adding makeup to it.
Mind you, I do not have sensitive skin; you can literally rub grease on it, and it'd be fine. Even worse (yes, there's worse!) is that the hard, waxy bumps stick so far out of my skin that I can easily pull one out, which I did. After I pulled the first one out effortlessly, that pore started bleeding, so I stopped and left the site alone.
It is now day 5. My skin has slightly improved. Each day is slightly better than the last, but progress has been slow. I've been so distressed over this, that I don't even want to talk to anybody.
2/3/2017 update: I am now on Day 8. My skin is 99% better, except for a dry patch. After the bumps went away (thanks to chemical exfoliation), my chin had a large dry scab on it for several days. It is now looking much better.
Disclaimer: This post wasn't too insult anybody's taste or preference. If this foundation works for you, that's great! It just happened to cause a very severe reaction from my skin. Therefore, it is the worst foundation that I personally have used, thus far. Not saying that it is the worst foundation; just the worst one I've ever tried. :-)
What's the worst beauty product you've ever used?
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