Monday, 13 June 2016

Products That Get the Thumbs Down

If there is any type of blog post that really captures my interest its normally one along the lines of 'disappointing products' or 'beauty buys I regret'. This isn't because I'm a negative Nelly or because I thrive when I see people spending their hard earned cash on things that turn out to be pretty useless to them but because I actually find these posts the most genuine. I really do love bloggers who have no issue with expressing products which didn't quite work for them. I see a lot of bloggers claim that they don't do negative reviews but I'm of the opinion that sometimes it just really has to be done! I have a growing collection of things that have gathered dust in my make up and skin care drawers and not always because they are really bad products. Some just didn't work for my particular skin type and others just don't excite me all that much...

No7 Beautiful Skin Melting Gel Cleanser
I wanted to like this so badly but it just doesn't do much for my skin type. I found it to be quite drying and left me with patches of flaky skin (ew) which was confusing for me because it's marketed as a product for 'normal/dry' skin. In my opinion this actually seems like something that would be much better suited to oily skin as the formala does leave my skin feeling super clean its just that it also strips it of a lot of moisture. Its not the worst cleanser in the world and it smells pretty good and I'm quite dissappointed as I normally really like No7 skincare but this just wasn't for me.

Vita Liberta Nkd Skn Self Tan
I bought this in a rush before a big night out as I hadn't tanned and needed some instant colour, however, this was a really underwhelming product. First of all for a product that markets itself as being odour free it absolutely reeks, which isn't ever something I want in an instant tanning product. Secondly I bought the darkest shade and it was barely noticeable on me at all. I understand that natural looking tan is much nicer, but I pretty much felt like I shouldn't have even bothered to apply it. Wouldn't repurchase this ever tbh.

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer
For a product that gets so much hype in the beauty blogger world I was so disappointed in this. I couldn't stand the texture, the colours were all much too yellow for my skin tone and it oxidised a lot throughout the day. I felt as though it was too thick to use on my under eye area and yet when I tried applying it to blemishes it just made them more noticeable and went really orange. I love Nars foundations so much but the concealer just didn't cut the mustard.

Bourjois Limited Edition Shine Lipstick
This isn't a particularly horrible product its just that for me its a bit 'meh'. I bought this fully expecting it to be a good dupe for the YSL Volupte Shine Lipsticks and it came nowhere near to the quality of those. It is a lot more sheer than I thought it would be and I find the packaging quite cheap looking. I can't say too much about this other than its just an okay product, but there are much better lipsticks available in the drugstore with a lower price point than this one.

Elf Nail Polish
I cannot say enough how much I actually hated this product. It literally just flaked off of my nails and even my toenails. It was too gloopy to apply properly and it took quite a few coats to get a nice opaque shade. Definitely not a nail polish brand I will be going back to anytime soon. 

Bourjois Paris Delice De Poudre Duo
My main problem with this product was the pigmentation. It pretty much has no pigment to it at all and takes a lot of product to build up to the desired colour which I don't have the time for. It also goes quite patchy over the top of foundation which I didn't like. Also you might notice that this contains a highlighting and bronzing product. The highlighter was far too chalky in consistency fot me to use on my face and looked as though I'd just used a really light face powder instead of an actual highlight. It definitely isn't something I would use again and I'm starting to feel as though Bourjois in general might be quite hit and miss as they have some lovely products this just wasn't one of them. 

What products had you disappointed? Do you use any of these?


  1. Such a shame you didn't get on with the nars creamy concealer! I've heard so many rave reviews about it x

    1. I know I really did want to love it but it just wasn't for me at all :( x


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