As a beauty blogger I am lucky enough to try new products on almost a daily basis and although I don't tend to focus on negatives, I do like to share products that have fallen short of the mark every now and then. In my opinion less than glowing reviews are just as important as those full of praise. Saying that, what works for won't necessarily do so for you and vice versa. Anyway here is what I'm less than enthusiastic about and why...
Essence All About Matt Foundation - First of all I personally do rate Essence as a budget brand but this foundation isn't suited to my skin type. It oxidises and turns orange really quickly, tends to create dry patches that I didn't know I had and generally just looks patchy.
Murad Pore Reform Blackhead and Pore Clearing Duo - This broke me out in the worst way, a huge red, itchy rash that took over a week to clear up. Initially I blamed my skin for being a little out of whack but a few friends have also tested this out and experienced less than savoury results. If you have sensitive skin, avoid!
YSL Shocking Mascara - I adore YSL Beaute but this is not one of those products I will be rushing out to repurchase. It is important to keep in mind that I have long, flimsy eyelashes that can become easily weighed down as well as oily eye lids. This mascara smudged, smeared, flaked and failed to deliver length or volume. YSL Baby Doll or YSL Faux Cils Mascara's are my weapons of choice if interested.
Maybelline Big Eyes Liner Duo - A clever concept but poorly executed. Neither end of the liner is well pigmented and is rather firm in texture. I found the liners to pull somewhat on my eyes and there is of course the fact that neither shade stayed put. Do yourself a favour and purchase a black and nude liner from Rimmel and call it a day.
Lush Jungle Solid Conditioner - As you can see from my bar I have more than gave this a fair crack of the whip and yet remain unsatisfied. I bought this hoping that the solid bar would save me money as I go through so much conditioner on a weekly basis. Nope. It literally did nothing. I could not get the bar to produce enough conditioner when wet to benefit my hair and ended up reaching for a bottle of conditioner each wash out of frustration. Yes I even tried chopping it into little pieces, still no luck. Grr.
Hey you can't win them all!