Friday, 14 February 2014

Disappointing Products


























If you try enough beauty products, every once in a while your bound to come across a couple that you don't get along with. Beauty blogging can create an enormous amount of hype and sometimes the product description just doesn't fully deliver. Today I'm going to talk about a couple of products I won't be repurchasing in a hurry.

Let's start with the most controversial of the products, the Rimmel Kate Moss lipstick in 107. This is the most perfect shade imaginable and I am in completely love with it and the texture, but obviously there's something not quite right if its in this post. The one issue I have with this lipstick is how it wears. Whilst it hasn't got an awful wear time, it tends to fade (patchily) from the inside out on me leaving me with a rather fetching red-lined pout. It also transfers like crazy whenever you drink or eat, more than any other lipstick I've tried. I'm going to try and match it to a good quality lip liner and see if that makes a difference, but at the moment, its just a huge disappointment. 

Another let-down has been the Loreal Super Liner Perfect Slim (review here). A bit of a bizarre one, I've loved this liner for a good year and a half and have repurchased it numerous times, until suddenly it seems to have stopped working for me. Recently, any line I've drawn with this has transferred onto my upper eyelid. I'm not even talking a slightly transfer, this is full on mirror image, full intensity stuff. How odd?! Maybe they've secretly changed the formula or my eyes had mysteriously changed(?!) but whatever it is, this obviously isn't the eyeliner for me.

When I did a huge Liberty haul  I had to include Mane 'n Tail Shampoo and Conditioner in my shopping basket. I'm planning on doing a more detailed review of the duo soon, but in case you're unfamiliar with the products, its hair care that can be used both on humans and horse hair. Both products state that they will give your hair a healthy shine and that's the look I was aiming for, so all good. What it didn't say was that when used together, as suggested, your hair is less Cheryl Cole, more Chip Pan. Extremely heavy, this takes shiny to the extreme, and not a good extreme at that.

Lastly, a bit of generic Lush disappointment. The product photographed is Sugar Plum Fairy Solid Scrub from their Christmas range, however I've now tried 3 different types of this scrub all with the same result so that's quite irrelevant. Usually a massive Lush fan girl, I don't think I've ever been truly disappointed with a product until now. I criticize scrubs for not being abrasive enough but this product is another that takes it to the other extreme. I don't have sensitive skin, and yet it becomes incredibly sensitive when I use this. Not only that but I find it very wasteful as it kind of disintegrates as you use it. I've ended up keeping it in an old Soap and Glory Scrub pot while I try and finish it just to try and use most of the product. To me, its just a complete waste, and you would be far better off buying their potted scrubs to begin with.

What are your experiences with the products I've talked about? Have you had any disappointing products you think I should avoid?

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