Disappointing Products #1


I realise that I've only really written positive things on here so this is definitely a different post; however I do enjoy reading disappointing products (that makes me sound so sadistic!), just because I always like finding out more than one perspective of the product and weighing them up against the pros. I'm all for spreading positivity, and so I just want to point out the following products just didn't work for me, but may for anyone else - of course people have different skin/hair tones, complexion types and personal preference! 

Base



Bare Minerals BareSkin Foundation
The latest release from Bare Minerals was a serious let down; not only was it horrendously orange, it was so runny it was difficult to apply. I ordered a free sample from a student website through Facebook because I wanted to try it (nothing like a new product to sample, eh?!) and I'm glad I paid zilch for it... Unless tinted liquid foundation that has little coverage - which I guess is why it's called BareSkin - is your thing, I'd give this one a miss.

Collection Illuminating Touch Concealer
Maybe this was because I picked it up in the wrong colour, but me and this concealer really didn't hit it off. Like the foundation above, not only is this very orange (I realise I got the wrong shade, but it would have been fine for my tanned skin), I found this did nothing to my skin. I saw no brightening effect to my under eye area and it just creased a vast amount. If you want one of the illuminating concealers, I definitely think you get what you pay for (my favourite drugstore one that I've tried is the Nip+Fab one!)

Brows

E.l.f. brow kit
Being someone who barely touched their brows sixth months ago, I had no idea what to get when it came to grooming them in to place so I opted for a few different things. This product not only makes my brows look extremely dark and unnatural the wax completely flattens them and so they lose all of their texture. 


E.l.f. Clear Eyelash/Eyebrow gel
Having got this in order to set my brows in to place, be it after applying product or purely on its own to keep my unruly hairs in place, I was disappointed pretty much straight away. On the packaging it's described as a "wet gel" and that it certainly is; it takes about 10 minutes to dry and creates an uncomfortable sensation. The application isn't easy, but I do have to admit, once you've got enough on, this stuff does the trick - it's just not worth the hassle!

MUA Eyebrow Pencil
I bought this ages ago and have only used it once - in the shop the brown seemed far too dark so I opted for blonde. Instant regret. This pencil contains far too much red for it to look anything other than ginger! A no go, definitely. Silver lining? The spooly is pretty darn good.


Eyes

E.l.f. Jumbo Eyeshadow Stick

If there's one thing about this, it's the amount of glitter, not even shimmer, that this has. The colour is lovely, the consistency is quite nice - although it is difficult to blend - and the longevity is pretty good; but boy is my hatred for large particles of glitter in eyeshadow outweighing those. It's not that I don't like the product, it simply is that I'm disappointed because e.l.f decided to add glitter! 

As you can see, most of them are affordable products, so it's not all doom and gloom and I have noticed with these that I got what I paid for them. You win some you lose some and for these products, it certainly is the latter. I hope you have a good week - see you on Thursday for a more optimistic post!
Becky xx

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