Twitter Talks

Twitter is an encyclopaedia of information, it is always bustling with up to the minute news
and an opinion or twelve with that in mind I took to Twitter and asked what is everyone's overrated
beauty products. I have to admit that I was a little shocked to see some of my favourite products
being bashed but that's the thing with cosmetics one (wo)man's trash is another's treasure.

Essie Mint Candy Apple

For me the product that is not worth the hype what so ever is Essie's Mint Candy Apple Nail Lacquer,
it seems to be the mint green nail choice of many a beauty addict and although there is no denying that the
shade is something special and hard to dupe (I tried) the formula is terrible, it streaks, chips
and considering it's price point it's safe to say I won't be repurchasing!

Now on to what you said...


I might be in a minority here but YSL touché éclat. For me it just doesn't do what it says it will x – Shelia @sheisuk

YSL Touche Eclat, doesn't cover or illuminate. Just watery and expensive and much cheaper better copycats out – Julie @flabbyface

Touch eclat!! There are so many better concealers out there!! :) xx - The Pampered Sparrow @PamperedSparrow

Garnier BB Cream - I saw everyone raving about it on their blogs so caved in to the hype,only to be totally disappointed. – Bex @OhNoItsBex

Estee Lauder BB cream and BB Creams in general really – not lived up to the hype for me! – Jen @Jen__La
Lip Butter

Revlon lip butters, they're OK but soooo overrated, so is the Bourjois One Second pot thing! (Magic Nail Polish Remover) - Laura @callofbeautyB

Chanel Perfection Lumiere, impossible to blend, highlights open pores, dryness makes skin greasy and costs a small fortune – Julie @flabbyface

Chanel vitalumiere aqua is so overratted! I prefer the vitalumiere, much nicer x – Chacharoo @cha2908

For moi it's Chanel polish. It gives me wrinkles with rage that I then have to buy cream to counteract *shakes fist* - Cherry Sue @ItsCherrySue

Maybelline great lash mascara. Not great. Just average! :) xx - The Pampered Sparrow @PamperedSparrow

Caudalie's Beauty Elixir, Clinique 3 Step System, Touché Éclat and that Maybelline mascara! – Hafsa Issa-Salwe @muslimahb

That Garnier under-eye roll-on thing....found it sticky and it stung a bit! x - Emma @thestylebox

Definitely the clarisonic, it made my skin much worse! - Beauty Aesthetic @lisaandsami
Liz Earle

Liz earl cleanse n polish broke me out big time x – Hailey B @haileysbeauty

I'm gonna be hated but liz Earle, I wanted to love it but it broke me out (after everyone saying it cleared up their skin) – Smoking Peaches @smokingpeaches

I'd also have to agree with people tweeting about Cleanse & Polish! Really irritated my skin and made it greasy! Xx. – Kayleigh @k_leexjx

Liz Earle C+P made my skin the worst it's ever been! Also, UDPP (Urban Decay Primer Potion) made my eyeshadow crease. E.l.f's is a million times better! – Amy @flawsandallblog

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish! Broke me out and did nothing for my dry skin.. So overrated! Xxx – Nichole @Coleyyyful
Nars Orgasm

NARS Orgasm! I didn't find this very pigmented and the colour didn't show up on my cheeks! Don't get the hype at all!! Xx. - Kayleigh @K_leexjx

Wake Me Up

Rimmel - wake me up foundation. There was a massive hype around this product, I didn't think it met expectations. – Alyse @allyx

The Rimmel wake me up foundation - hated the finish and the glittery effect, and terrible range of shades! – Gillian @elevatormusik

Blooming Caudalie Beauty left me looking 'damp'. – Holly Arabella @hollyarabella

Caudalie beauty elixir! Didn't find it did anything special to me! – Amelia @LianaBeautyBlog

Caudalie Elixir Spray – Megan @megan220211997

Benefit Bad Gal mascara! – Itzi @Itzi86

Benefit Porefessional. Makes me look like I’ve dipped my face in lard! – Terri @Hello_TerriLowe

All benefit make up,so rubbish. And Chanel eyeshadows,I was lured by the brand/packaging but the pigment is crap! – Natasha @natash_n 

Benefit Hervana - yes it's a lovely colour, but does not stay put, would expect more for the price! – Simply Daisy Bell @DasiybelleBlog

Mac eyeshadows, as much as their good quality, Mua are so much cheaper and same quality! – Lisa @lisacreativity 

Mac Studio Fix Foundation, hello dry patches I didn’t even know I had! – Kelly Marie @andpeaches 

Hi, mine would be Mac Fix +..soo useless – Daniella @A_T_G_N_W_T 

Mac studio fix fluid, lush ballistics (nothing compared to bubble bars), mac 224 blending brush (sff irritated skin, 224 hideously scratchy), soap & glory foot cream (did bug all) x – Emma @emmabeans 

I’d say Fix+ Just fancy water, does nothing for me! Also benefit makeup in general, too overpriced,esp with cardboard packaging – Gill @makeupthenight 

Most overrated? MAC Matchmaster foundation. I liked it at first, cos I was in MAC-love mode. It's too thick/hard to blend x – Sophia @TattooedTeaLady

Nars Turkish Delight lip gloss!!! – Max @LittleMissMaxi 

Great idea! Origins super spot remover, didn't work at all for me, if anything made my break out worse! – Zoe @Zoebxo 

Nails Inc Magnetic polish - just ended up being a complete and utter mess! – Fash-ling @AislingNM

And for a little light relief… 

Not strictly a reply, an anecdote. My other half isn't into products. Ages after buying him a nice set he complained said the moisturiser was rubbish & actually made his skin feel tight and dry??? Was only when I looked closely at his face that I was able to tell him he'd been vigorously rubbing in exfoliator! *sigh* 
What made it worse was that we were on a train platform when he decided to finally mention it! en route for a full day out - the clown. I had to start getting the bits off his face.Doesn't help that I'm short sighted! – LadySG @LadySG 

Which brings me to next weeks question “What is the one beauty product you can not live without?"

Tweet me your stories @TheSundayGirlUK and use the tag #SGTwitTalk, I will publish them all next week!