Sunday, 14 October 2012

products i don't get along with

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!

13 comments:

  1. i dont like the maybelline bb cream that everyone talks about, its okay but i dont find it gives any coverage and does not last! Great btw!:)

    http://laurenlovesmakeupxoxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. i have some samples of it that i haven't used yet, i'm almost hoping that i don't like it so i don't have to spend the cash on the full size! xx

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  2. I hate the loreal mascara too! I can't work with the wand for the life of me x

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    1. i don't see how anyone can like it, it literally clumps my lashes together so much i'm left with three big eyelashes sticking straight up! xx

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  3. I use the Barry M glitter crayon on my waterline and find it works okay - it is very scratchy though, I agree! x

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    1. i'm scared to put it anywhere near my eyes haha! xx

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  4. I hated the 17 lip stain too. Awful!! Umm products I've not liked.. Natural Collection lipsticks (everyone loves them, but they do not work for me at all), bourjois bronzer (again, everyone loves it, but I cannot get any colour from it) probably a lot of other stuff. Oh and the natural collection tinted mouisturiser. It comes out grey and turns orange. Eek. Luckily most of the things I hate have been really cheap. My only higher end thing I've not liked is MAC Catterbox as it did not stay on my lips at all. X

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  5. I didn't think the rose otto was up to much either!

    Lauren
    pinkforflamingos.blogspot.com

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  6. Thanks for sending me your link! I always like reading posts like this! I'm following now!
    http://www.curlsandbags.com

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  7. That mascara wand is really weird, how on earth are you supposed to work it?! Xo

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  8. This is a lovely blog and I'm now following! The quality of those glitter liners is shocking!

    www.becaboosmakeup.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. I haven't really experienced too many problems with products, but the Urban Decay glide on shadow stick has given me some problems. I have the color Morphine, and besides finding very few occasions to wear it, the application goes on patchy now so that I have to essentially scrape it over my eyelids! There is also no obvious way to sharpen it, unless you want to go and buy a special huge pencil sharpener...

    Nice post, thanks for letting me know what I should stay away from!

    TheNonBrit.blogspot.com xx

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  10. The Balance Me lip balm contains lanolin and makes a pretty good cuticle balm.

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