7.02.2014

DISAPPOINTING PRODUCTS


I am not one for slating products or spreading negativity but I thought I'd share my views on some hyped up products that, in my opinion, have fallen short of the blogger publicity surrounding them.

LAURA MERCIER SILK CREME FOUNDATION
I mentioned I felt disappointed by this foundation in a #bbloggers chat a couple of weeks ago, and I think a few people were quite surprised as there is a huge amount of hype surrounding it as so many bloggers like Lily from LLYMLRS and Kate from gh0stparties love it and are always raving about it. But, for me, this product just didn't work; it stuck to dry patches and emphasised the uneven texture of my skin. Despite following the advice of all the bloggers of only using a little at a time, it still went cakey. If I'm honest, it certainly wasn't worth the £33 I paid for it. What I do like about it is that it looks natural (for the coverage that it gives) and the shade is okay - not quite pale enough for me in the winter but it is a good match at the moment. I may do a separate review on Silk Creme Foundation with pictures etc.

BOURJOIS BRONZING PRIMER
I think the only reason I was a little disappointed by this was because I had heard it was similar to the Chanel Solei Tan de Chanel which I had heard tons and tons of good reviews on. I bought this so long ago, I think last summer and I haven't really used much of it. All in all, it is a good bronzer it just wasn't what I was expecting. I do find it a little tricky to apply as if you buff it in too much it can go patchy so I use tapping motions to apply this.

SOAP AND GLORY EXTREME PLUMPING GLOSS
I suppose I did buy this on a whim, so I'm not so sure as to what I was expecting, but this just does not do anything for my lips. Yes, it makes them tingle for around a minute but then the feeling fades and your lips are no plumper than they were before. This gloss is clear though so I have been using it as a standard gloss over lippies.

Have you ever fallen for the hype surrounding products and been disappointed?

Olivia x
6 comments on "DISAPPOINTING PRODUCTS"
  1. I've always wondered about the S&G plumping lip gloss and whether it actually worked, thanks for clearing that up for me!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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  2. I actually went to my stash to look at the things and have a think, but I couldn't come up with too many products (mostly because I don't hold onto the disappointing stuff for long.)

    I think the biggest stand-out was an MUA palette I'd gotten. Not exactly a big loss, considering they're only £4, but I'd heard good things about the brand and thought it might be nice to try out their Matte Ever After shadows. Unfortunately, they were exactly what you might expect from a £4 eyeshadow palette. (My experience with MUA is largely the reason why I haven't yet given into the Make-Up Revolution hype.)

    Another product in general which I've been disappointed by, on numerous occasions, is kohl eyeliner. The liquid kind, I can make work, if I find a good brand (The Body Shop, oddly enough, have some really good ones) but the pencil variety never fails to make me look like a Burton movie cast-off. I've tried primer, I've tried different brands, I've tried smudging and blending, and my only conclusion is that I just can't pull it off.

    I think 3 products to be disappointed in, especially if you're a beauty blogger, aren't too bad, though! I'd say it's a fairly lucky streak. :)

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  3. I didn't really like the Bourjois bronzing primer too, it looked way too orange on me and I don't like the consistency of it :/ x
    Ana xo anacelinelabod.com

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  4. I don't like the Soap & Glory lipgloss either, it just felt the same as any other gloss. It's so annoying when products disappoint. Great post though :) xx

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  5. love disappointing products posts! i like the LM foundation, but agree that it does cling to dry patches a little

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  6. YES! the aesop parcley seed mask, it did nothing for me!!

    http://thebeautyvernacular.blogspot.co.uk

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