I’m hesitant to do negative posts featuring products I’ve disliked because I think what doesn’t work for one, could be someone else’s holy grail product, so I decided to include I disclaimer in this…
* THESE ARE NOT PRODUCTS I HATE, THEY ARE ONES THAT PERSONALLY DIDN’T WORK FOR ME, MY SKIN OR HAIR TYPE, OR MY MAKE UP NEEDS*
…now that’s said, I’ll get on.
L’Oreal Elvive Smooth & Polish Perfecting Shampoo and Conditioner
I usually get great results with L’Oreal products, however this duo just didn’t work for me. It specifies it’s for unruly, fine to normal hair….my hair is anything but fine, it’s the complete opposite, but I thought it might be good for keeping greasiness at bay, tame the flyways and keep my waves in check.
I just found there was no moisture there at all, and no scent, in fact my hair kind of had a ‘damp hair’ smell to it. It might definitely work better for those with fine/thin phair though….let me know!!
Andrew Barton – The Frizz Tamer
I found this weighed my hair down and made it look a bit lank but still quite frizzy on the ends.
Soap & Glory – Sugar Crush Body Wash
I thought I was going to loveeeeee this as I am obsessed with the scrub from the same range. Initially it smells lovely, however it just doesn’t linger for very long. It made my skin feel a bit tight as well which I found odd as the scrub always left me feeling soft and moisturised.
Garnier Skin Naturals – soft essentials ultra-cleansing wipes for dry skin
I know face wipes are seen to be evil by some skin care gurus, but I can’t help but think they’re so handy when life catches up with you and you find you have no time. I tried these as they were on special offer, but sadly I’m not a fan.
I just don’t find they’re very moist, and I feel like they drag a bit across my skin. They also don’t remove waterproof make up very well.
They’re super sensitive on the eyes though, which I’m pleased about because that’s where I suffer the most.
ELF HD Powder
I was initially pretty pleased with this product, until someone showed me a picture of me (taken with a flash!) on a night out…I had a ghost face! My whole face was glowing like a bright white ceramic dinner plate! Since then I’ve tried various way of applying it – powder puff, buffing brush and powder brush and then also using the minimal amount possible, but nothing’s helped though!
This has been sat in the back of my cupboard for ages gathering layers of dust, waiting for me to change my mind and decide that a talcum powdered face is a go!
NYX Above & Beyond Full Coverage concealer
NYX cosmetics is a much loved brand in my books…I love their lip products the most. Being the concealer whore I am I decided to try one, and I went for full coverage because I have horrible hereditary dark circles. The concealer itself is quite creamy and thick, I find it drags a bit on the delicate under eye skin and doesn’t really have much staying power once on. It also is quite prone to creasing so you really have to blend and work it in quite well.
Rimmel Lasting Finish 1000 Kisses Lip Tint
One word: drying! The product itself is very drying once applied, however the felt pen nib also drys out pretty quickly. The balm end of the pen is a pretty good overcoat to add a bit if shine, but it really doesn’t do much as far as moisture goes.
Revlon Colourstay Ultimate Suede Lipstick
I loved everything about this lipstick initially: the colour, the texture, the staying power and the fact it didn’t transfer. However I did notice that once the product had worn down it left a really horrible residue on the lips which both felt and looked really weird. The only way I could get it off was to use make up remover. It just wasn’t practice to use for a night out as you couldn’t keep reapplying it really, without it looking a bit built up.
MUA Liquid Eyeliner
Now I know that MUA are a super budget friendly brand, with most of their products being just £1…but still I don’t think that’s any excuse to have products that are poor quality.
The liquid liner tends to transfer, rub off and flake so easily, and it’s not so pigmented either. The nib of the applicator is also something which I found odd…it’s like a flexible plastic tip which doesn’t quite catch and hold the liquid very well.
….that’s all folks. I’ve been good this month and haven’t had any hauls or binges to show, which has made me feel a bit sad really, I’m sure it won’t last though; I’m not sure I could do another month cold turkey!