I tend to be quite cautious when buying new beauty items and most of the time I'll read a review of the product before buying, but once in a while I will make an impulse purchase and it'll turn out to be really not that good. So here's a compilation of all the products I've accumulated that I should've avoided at all costs.
Naked Scrub Up Renewing Salt Scrub - This is the plain tub in the photo (the label peeled off), my problem with this is that it simply doesn't exfoliate. I couldn't get a good photo of the product inside the tub but it basically looks like a body butter, and feels as exfoliating as one too. All it does is deposit a salty residue on my skin, the same kind you get after swimming in the sea. I have no problems with Naked as a brand, in fact I love their shampoos and body washes but this really didn't impress me.
Balance Me Rose Otto Intensive Lip Salve - This was in a Latest in Beauty box, and I thought it was the same product as the Rose Otto and Shea Butter Lip Salve that I reviewed here but it isn't. Sometimes when I wear a lipstick on it's own, after four or five hours of wear I get dry skin gathering around the inside of my lips - my lips won't be dry, it'll just happen. With this, there will be dry skin buildup within an hour, which is incredibly annoying and why I dislike this lip salve.
17 Berry Crush Lip Stain in Pinkini - I gave this quite a forgiving review as it worked really well the first few times I used it, but after no less than 10 uses it had started drying up and began to be a pain to apply. I expect my products to last a lot longer than this did.
L'Oreal Telescopic Explosion Mascara - I just can't work with this wand. It's too flimsy to get under my lashes and the only look I can achieve with it is clumpy spider lashes and the mascara weighs them down so I have no curl. The formula is very dry too, all in all it gets a no from me.
Max Factor Max Effect Trio Eyeshadow in Queen Bee - I'm not ruling out the possibility that I have a dud, but the pigmentation is seriously lacking in this trio. The yellow doesn't give off any colour and the green and brown are very faint - this wasn't that cheap either!
Rimmel Colour Rush Eyeshadow Quad in Smokey Purple - I did a full review of this here, but in summary it's pigmentation is non-existent.
NYX Glitter Mania Jumbo Pencil in Raven - The swatch in the photo took a good few swipes, one swipe dispenses about five glitter particles. Such a shame as I love the original Jumbo Pencils by NYX but the glitter versions just fail to deliver.
Barry M Silver Glitter Stick - This is even worse than the NYX version as it's just glitter with no creamy base, so it's really scratchy to apply which makes it an instant no-no as a face product.
Which products have disappointed you? Let me know in the comments so I don't go spending my money on bad products!