Friday, 27 June 2014

Disappointing Products

I don't normally like negative posts but sometimes I think they are necessary. As a makeup and general beauty product lover, there are gonna be products out there that I don't get on with or aren't suited for me or I just simply don't like. So I thought I would show you some of the products I have found disappointing in recent months.

Barry M Pallettes
In hindsight I think I should have known that these wouldn't live up to their hype. However I was so disappointed when they were nowhere near as great as everyone thought. They contain 6 eye shadows of different shades and finishes, and then a blush. The eye shadows had very little pigmentation and the blush was too light for my liking, however I did use it for a highlighter.
Rimmel BB Cream
This wasn't neccesarily an overall disappointing product, it just wasn't suited to me. I have oily skin and when I tried to apply this I found it slipped around the skin. I bought this with the thought of wearing it during the hot weather, but that is when my skin is at its oiliest  and this just ran around my face and was really difficult to blend. However I think this would work great on someone with drier skin. I might give their matte BB cream ago.
Sleek Matte Me Lip Cream
When I swatched this in store, at first it looked great: very pigmented and a lovely matte finish. However, half an hour after purchasing and after leaving the store, the swatch became very dry and almost like paint on my hand. I decided to give it a go on a night out, although I was very apprehensive. The colour looked lovely however I noticed, after about half an hour the colour really dried my lips out and it was like having a layer of paint over my lips. Then, after a few drinks it created the dreaded 'liner' effect where the colour just stuck to the edge of my lips. It looked pretty awful to say the least. I won't be trying anything else from this range, even though I am a huge fan of other Sleek product, this one just didn't work for me.
Revlon Shadowlinks
I love the idea of these, literally creating a palette than you can continue to add to. In the range there is a lovely selection of shades and finishes, something to suit everyone I think. However the shades that I picked have no pigmentation whatsoever. I tried different eye shadow brushes and my fingers to try and get some colour onto my lids, but this product has no colour pay off at all. Its so disappointing because this could work so well.
L'Oreal Absolute Makeup Remover Eye&Lip
I had high hopes for this product as it had been dubbed a duplicate of the Clarins Instant Eye Makeup Remover. Firstly, the packaging is pretty bad, its so hard to control how much of the product you put onto a cotton wool pad due to the shape of the bottle. The product itself is very greasy and leaves an oily film over the eye, despite claiming to do the opposite. Such a let down. I have done a full review which you can see here.
Rimmel Apocalips in Nude Eclipse
Now, I love the Apocalips range and so I was pretty excited to try the nude shade in their range however it just didn't live up to its reputation. The shade completely washed out my lips but coated them so heavily it was hard to apply anything under or over the laquer. I have tried making the look work but it literally looks like I have applied foundation or concealer all over my lips. Not a great look.
Have you tried any of these? Or had any better experiences with them?


  1. I love these kind of posts! Its great to find out what bloggers DON'T recommend as well as what they do! Thanks:)


    1. No worries, I know exactly what you mean :) plus what works for one person won't necessarily work for another xx

  2. I wasn't too impressed with the barry m palettes either. I do use the blush though, but the eyeshadows were a disappointment.

    Jenn | PhotoJennic

    1. Yea its a shame because they could have been great :( xx

  3. I hated the Barry M palette as well, I posted a review on it and was thoroughly unimpressed! It's a shame because the colours were quite pretty, just such subpar quality!

    Efflorescent Dream

  4. I didn't like the sleek matte me lip cream. But for the record, I LOVE the Rimmel BB cream, it suits my skin perfectly, and I actually felt like my skin condition improved with it! So it really does depend on the person.

    Love the post! :)