I usually research products I'm going to buy pretty well online before I make a purchase, sometimes I don't and I go on impulse, but even when researching products I still manage to buy some duds that just don't work for me. So I thought I'd start up a blog mini-series on products that I don't like and I haven't got on with, here's what I've not been enjoying (kind of, anti-favourites!).
Dainty Doll blusher in 01
Don't get me wrong, I like Dainty Doll, I have the blusher in 02 and I really like it, but what compelled me to pick up a light lilac shade I'll never know - I'm not sure what skin tone this would work on, but pale isn't it. I think I just got a little excited over the hype around them being on Fragrance Direct for £1.99 and panic bought - either way, I ended up with one blusher I like (002) and one I don't (001).
New Look | Kelly Brook bronzer
Now, this product I didn't actually buy (so technically it shouldn't be in this list), it was in a goody bag, but I'm adding it in here as I absolutely wouldn't repurchase it and just don't like it. The pigmentation is insane and it's very dark & sparkly - this isn't a bronzer you could contour with, I'm actually failing to think of anywhere you could put this where it would look nice - it's certainly not one for very pale people like myself. Sorry New Look, I love your clothes, just not this bronzer!
Maybelline Master drama liquid eyeliner in Black & L'Oreal Super liner in perfect slim
Maybelline products are normally a hit for me, but back a few months ago I was determined to find a dupe for my Chanel Ecriture liquid eyeliner (which I eventually found!) and this was one of the products I bought whilst on my endeavour. Sadly, very quickly it transferred onto my eyelid leaving an unsightly black line there, and the product itself wasn't very black and didn't come off the pen very well. Just a bit of an all round fail for me, this isn't something I'd consider buying again and after this post it'll be finding a new home in the bin.
The same goes for the L'Oreal one - both I had the exact same issue with (transferring onto my lid & not black enough). They just were underperforming and underwhelming. This will also be accompanying the Maybelline liner to it's new home in the bin.
Revlon nearly naked foundation
This actually pains me, I wanted to love this so much. I'd seen so many amazing reviews and through it's launch I was on a 100 day spending ban, it was hard not buying it, and in a moment of weakness I nearly broke my ban to buy it, I'm so glad I didn't. The day after my ban finishing I rushed out and picked this up, but boy oh boy was it a disappointment. It cracked over all my fine lines and pores over my face, it clung to dry patches and just looked hideous on my skin, it was really really obvious I was wearing foundation, not a good look. I couldn't wait to get it off my face, I've tried it again and again using different applicators (hands, beauty blender, RT miracle complexion sponge, foundation brush, stippling brush) and none of them gave a good finish. I have to admit defeat, this didn't work for me one little bit.
So there's my disappointing products and ones that won't be making it back on the shopping list in the future, did you have similar experiences with any of these?
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