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Tuesday, March 08, 2016

The Current Misses

Underwhelming Beauty Products

I think we are all well enough informed to know that not every product will be a hit, along the way we are all sure to discover a few misses; sure it's annoying and it is expensive, especially if said item works so well for someone else but I guess it is all part of the learning process. I am a huge believer that just because I don't hold something in high esteem, doesn't mean it won't work for someone else and as such , I do try my best to highlight in any reviews where a product under-performs and if my skin is to blame. Spoiler - more often than not it is. That's not to say I can't grumble with the best of them and below is a few recent purchases that have left me slightly underwhelmed.

Underwhelming Beauty Products

My Beauty Diary Lemon Vit-C Sheet Mask
I love sheet masks, in fact I use one every single night and my skin has never been better but one of the very few that I wouldn't recommend is My Beauty Diary Lemon Vit-C Sheet Mask. Now on the whole My Beauty Diary Sheet Masks are great: low cost, effective and fairly easy to get but My Beauty Diary Lemon Vit-C Sheet Mask irritated my skin. After just two minutes of application my skin became tight, uncomfortable and irritated. Needless to say I quickly removed the mask, washed my face and slapped on some Aloe Vera gel to cool and calm my complexion. Never again.

Underwhelming Beauty Products

Tony Moly Facetone Skin Tint
While stockpiling sheet masks I decided to add a Korean foundation of sorts to my basket and must stress that there is nothing really wrong with this product, as in I can find no real faults but at the same time I wasn't overly impressed. Tony Moly Facetone Skin Tint is best described as an ultra light foundation (both in coverage and texture), as someone who needs a little coverage this was a little disappointing. On a more positive note it does contain an SPF of 30, is easy to apply and features an ever so slightly glowy finish. If all you have to balance out is an uneven skin tone this could be a great option for you.

Underwhelming Beauty Products

Diorshow Brow Styler Gel
Bought on a whim, a product that promises to tame, shape and hold unruly brows while appearing entirely natural and transparent in finish. Turns out it is nothing more than a clear brow gel with a great brush applicator and that is the only compliment I can muster. The Diorshow Brow Styler Gel never fully sets meaning the brows are always a little tacky to touch - a clear mascara would cost a whole lot less and do a similar job, if not identical job.

Underwhelming Beauty Products

Superdrug Facial Hair Removal Cream (Sensitive Formula)
Yep I'm hairy and as such I do use hair removal cream, I'm not really fussed in terms of brand and as I am such a huge fan of Superdrug's own brand products, I purchased their Superdrug Facial Hair Removal Cream and actively looked forward to applying it. I'm weird like that. Typically speaking my face isn't hyper-sensitive and yet this left a bright red, slightly flaky moustache. Yeah I think I'd rather embrace the peach fuzz thank you very much.

Underwhelming Beauty Products

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipsticks
I have more liquid lipsticks than sense and couldn't wait to get my hands on a few of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipsticks - the shades are beautiful and without really doing any research I assumed that the formula would be great. I was wrong, they are beyond drying, never fully set and prone to flaking. As much as I love the brand Anastasia Beverly Hills, this is one product I can not get behind - maybe my lips are just being awkward? Who knows.

Maybe I should do a little more research before handing over my bank card in the future. I know I'm not alone in purchasing a product on a whim, so tell me what has recently underwhelmed you within the beauty world? More importantly are you accepting that not everything will work for you or do you find a way to get your money's worth from every single product?



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10 comments:

  1. I honestly have very few items I really regret buying... most of which have been drugstore items though. Because they are cheaper I tend to be more spendy with them, dont research them so end up with dud products. I have learnt now though, I hate being disappointed!

    http://www.makeerinover.co.uk

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  2. Yea the ABH liquid lipsticks kill my lips (but thanks to your blistex stick recommendation they are looking better than ever) along with the Kat von d. As much as I hate to say it, the Kylie Jenner ones are amazing and Jefree Star is also a brilliant forumula - I just wish he would expand more on the wearable colours, blue lips are not my thing haha!

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  3. Love this post. I bought Estee Lauder's Double Wear foundation because it seems like everyone loves it. It made me break out! My skin was bad for like two weeks after.

    Mel | www.thegossipdarling.com

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  4. Aw, sorry the Anastasia liquid lipstick didn't work for you! I really wanted to try them, but now I'm second guessing.

    xx, A Little Dose of Makeup

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  5. I haven't tried any of these products but I had been wanting some Anastasia Liquid Lipsticks so may be I'll hold off if they're drying! I hate that! x

    www.shayholly.co.uk

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  6. I've never had a problem with the Anastasia Liquid Lipsticks, but if you can get a hold of Girlactik Lip Paints in the Uk they are great!

    www.makeupmusicbooks.com

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  7. The Anastasia liquid lipsticks look gorgeous, not good that they are drying!
    Paula | www.namelessgap.blogspot.com

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  8. I will have to avoid the Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipsticks. I can't stand drying lip products - my lips are dry enough as it is! I'm a big fan of the My Beauty Diary masks but I haven't tried the lemon one. Thanks for the heads up :) x

    Jess | It's That Time For

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  9. What a shame about the Anastasia Liquid Lipstick I know sometimes certain shades in a product can be worse than other shades ,I've tried so many products where the formula has been different for each shade,sounds as though you have tried quite a few. Also you may have already tried but the NAIR Argan facial removal cream is brilliant! Very good for sensitive skin but does a good job too! xx

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  10. I have always wanted to try the Anastasia Liquid Lipsticks this has definitely made me have a second thought about my purchase. As for the Dior show eyebrow product I use a natural collection clear mascara which is so much cheaper and holds well.

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