Disappointing products



Everyone is always talking about their favourite products...
But what about the regrets? A lot of us bought stuff that they didn't end up to like so much.

Here are my disappointing products!

Now it may surprise you that I don't like some of these products, but hey, there's always got to be someone!

The sun was not on my side the day I took these pictures, sorry about that!

I talked about these a while ago when I reviewed the Benefit Roller Lash mascara. The They're Real and the Roller Lash are two sample sized products that luckily existed so I didn't have to buy the full size and be disappointed. It's not that they are not doing what they promise, because actually they do, but I just tried them out and see if I personally liked them and I just didn't. They come of really difficultly in the evening. I also compared the Roller Lash to the Maybelline Lash Sensational in that same blog post a while ago. Again, it's just not for me. I try to make it work sometimes but I still didn't figure out how. The last mascara is the H&M Volume Mascara that I bought for the €20 make up challenge. It smells really bad and it does not volumize your lashes at all. I don't know what this product does but you just end up with a bunch of smelly product on your lashes.

Here are three concealer(-ish) products that did not make the cut.
First is the HEMA Concealer Stick which I also bought because it was cheap so it could fit into my €20 make up challenge-budget. It's drying and it accentuates dry patches and again, it stinks. Big no-no. There are also two Benefit products (again! I love Benefit for some of their products, but some of them I just can't work with! No shame for Benefit, but plain old honesty.) The Stay Don't Stray is a concealer/primer product that can be used to even out your eyelids without putting on eyeshadow, but also promises to work as a primer so your eye shadows don't move around. It does everything BUT that. My eyelids are so oily and it's so difficult to get my eyeshadow to last for a long time. They promised me that, but it didn't do the job. I sometimes use it for a naked-eye day, as I said, to even out the eyelid a bit. Nothing more. 

 Last concealer is my Benefit Fake Up! which I have loved a lot a while ago, because I didn't have anything else. I wasn't really into concealers, lets say, two years ago. I started being so tired at school and I felt that I needed one to cover up my dark circles. Since I love the Benefit blushes and stuff, I asked the lady in the shop what I could use best. The Fake Up! is a concealer stick that is very hydrating at the same time. In the centre is the "paint" product and around it is a hydrating stick, as if it was a lip balm. I did love it because I loved how hydrating it was. But I started noticing that it creased a lot during the day and I had to go check every other hour in a mirror if I didn't have the crazy lines under my eyes. Such a shame because I feel like this product could have worked so well. I guess it depends if you have a lot of creases underneath your eyes anyways. I do so in the end, it wasn't a great product for me. I just used it until I found something better. It is, however, very quick&easy if you're running late. It's not the baddest, but I just found better concealers.

This is a BE eye shadow palette; I think this brand only exists in Belgium, at Ici Paris XL specifically, but I'm not 100% sure about what I'm saying right now. I loved this palette when I saw it, but was so disappointed with the colour pay off. The shadows are really dusty and chalky and I have to put on a load of shadow to create the intensity I wanted.

The last products I have for you in this post are two l'Oréal products. Again, I love l'Oréal a lot and I have a bunch of their products. These two are just not good. First is the Super Liner Blackbuster. I bought this one as a first proper eyeliner. I was not sure if I could handle a thin paint brush liner, because up until then I only used kohl pencils. When I saw this, I thought, this will help me gradually go to a proper eyeliner. And I did believe that when I was using it a couple of times. But it created the thickest line ever and my preferences just started to change a bit and I wanted to do a thin line too. Besides, this is just another smelly product (think white board markers, yep.) and it doesn't stay on very well. When I tried to do a flick, it came off after a couple of hours. If I accidentally touched it, it was gone forever. Whereas the Super Liner Perfect Slim, which I love atm, does not do that. So I changed to that one very quickly.

A recent purchase is the l'Oréal Brow Artist Plumper. It's a coloured brow gel (but I think it's available in transparent as well) which I never tried before, of any brand. I heard it was a great dupe for the Benefit Gimme Brow. I wanted to try out the Benefit one, but as this was a cheaper alternative, I tried this one out first. I think I might go try out the Benefit one in the near future, because I don't really like this product at all. Just like HelloOctoberxo describes so perfectly in her video: it feels like the skin around your brow is tightened when the product is dry. It's so hard to describe, but I think it just dries up very hard so it almost pulls your skin when you move your eyebrow. I think I might try out the transparent one if I remember to pick it up when I'm at the drugstore. I have the feeling it's because of the paint in the product.

That is everything I have to rant about! At the end of the month there will be another monthly favourites post and I've got an all-time-favourites post planned for next month (just to spread it out a bit) so keep your eyes peeled for that!

What are some disappointing products for you? What did you really regret buying?

Lots of love,

PS: I updated my blog a little bit. I changed my header logo, the font on my page and put the navigation bar in the center of my blog title. Also I took away the borders around the tabs. Let me know what you think about it!

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