Disappointing Products

Disappointing ProductsI like to think I remain pretty positive particularly on my blog but sadly some products just don’t impress me much (apologies for the Shania Twain connection). Speaking of which, today I am going to talk a little on some of those products. Now when it comes to beauty, everyone has different preferences and some things suit others better so I am sorry if I am about to slag off your holy grail product! Anyway here are my picks of the not so impressing products (for me anyway).

Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation – Now I have mentioned this one before and I know a lot of people love it but sadly it just didn’t work well with my skin. Sometimes it would sit okay and others it just failed on me. It seemed to stick to my dry patches, it didn’t last long and I felt like it was slightly difficult to blend in to a good finish.

Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder & Highlighter – Again I know this bronzer is a favourite of many but again I just didn’t get on with it. I don’t know whether I got a bad product or its always like this but I found this pretty unusable. Both the bronzer and highlighter are really stiff in the pan. My finger doesn’t pick up the bronzer at all and while it does for the highlighter, my brush doesn’t pick up the product. Other than that it smells pretty damn amazing which is probably the reason why I haven’t chucked this one yet!

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer – I’ve spoke briefly on this one too here and again its a pretty hyped up favourite by many. It just didn’t offer me the coverage I needed for my heavily blemished and red skin. It was really cakey as well in my opinion and just stuck to dry patches and the lasting claim never really happened for me either.

Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser – Sorry for the repetitiveness as I know I have mentioned my dislike for this one too. I love my primers but this one just didn’t quite cut it. It felt really greasy on my skin and never did anything for my pores. I didn’t really feel like it helped pro-long the wear of my makeup much either which is what I look for in a primer.

Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner – Being a lover of eyeliner pens like the style of this one from Eyeko, I was pretty excited to receive this in the Latest in Beauty box. However after first use attempt I was pretty disappointed. It’s not easy trying to master the cat flick with eyeliner so I always felt using pen style liners were much easier but this one left me in a struggle. It was so difficult to apply that I actually had to swap back to my trusty Soap and Glory Supercat to finish the look. It didn’t apply smoothly and felt like it was dragging my eyelid, I wanted to like it but it was just far too difficult to apply.

Benefit They’re Real Push Up Liner – Yep another eyeliner and pretty much the same reasoning. I absolutely love Benefit, they hardly ever let me down and being a huge fan of the mascara from this line I got quite excited to receive this in one of the Christmas gift sets. I have heard many reviews of this one saying its a bit like marmite, some love it and some hate it. Sadly, I’m in the latter category, I just couldn’t work this, it was too difficult to apply and it wouldn’t give me the smooth line I was after.

The Body Shop Tea Tree Pore Minimiser – Another disappointing primer. Again I couldn’t really see what this did for my pores at all and I don’t think it really did much to help improve the base of my makeup. The tea tree scent does feel fresh on the skin but it wasn’t quite what I was looking for.

Are you a fan of any of these products?




11 thoughts on “Disappointing Products

  1. I was also really disappointed with the Collection concealer too Lauren, after trying it myself I also found it was super cakey on me and didn’t really cover very well – even though I’ve read such brill reviews on it. Maybe my skin is just darn awkward lol Another gripe I had was how easily the writing came of the packaging… silly gripe but it still annoyed me! Having said that the Collection Lip Butter is beautiful – not a concealer obviously (haha) but a great product from their range 🙂 X

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    • I think my skin is pretty awkward too haha! I got annoyed at the packaging too, the writing came off so quickly and I also found it dried up pretty quickly too and the tube was pretty messy! Definatelly not a product I will be buying again! I haven’t actually tried anything else from the Collection range, I should probably have another look, apparently their eye palettes are pretty good too!

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      • Yes, me too Lauren!!!! I actually was surprised how quickly I ran out, either that or it just dried up in the bottle! I’m afraid it’s not for me either so no repurchasing here too 😦 Haven’t tried the eye palettes (or even seen them come to think about it) must keep a look out next time I’m in Superdrug or Boots!! xx

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  2. I HATE the benefit liner!!!! I like to think I’m pretty good at applying eyeliner and the pen makes it soooo difficult in my opinion! And then I find that I push too much product out.

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  3. I am one of those people that love the match perfection, I loved the shade range and how it worked on me but everyone’s skin is different. I agree, I wasn’t a fan of the baby skin primer, it just seemed to sit on my skin and not do anything at all no matter what I tried. I’m just finishing it up thank goodness, I have a new elf one I’m dying to replace it with! xoxo

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