It’s a bummer when you spend more than you usually would on a product that people rave about and for it not to be right for you. Or, even when it’s a budget item that is highly commended in the blogging world but for you, it’s nothing special. I’m thankful that the majority of the products I do buy work for me but there are a few that just don’t.. some I’m rather bummed about because a lot of people seem to love them and consider them ‘holy grail’ but they just don’t sit right on my skin or are just not what I expected them to be. Today, I’m sharing the products I won’t be repurchasing unless my opinions on them somehow miraculously change!
NARS Creamy Concealer |
Oh, how I wanted to love this! Everyone seems to love it but my dry under eye certainly does not. It creases so badly. No matter what I do, it just looks awful. The coverage isn’t too bad but I just can’t stand the creasing. I have the shade Chantilly, which is the lightest available and I’m thinking Vanilla might be a better option, I’m not sure as I do usually opt for the lightest shades in a range due to my pale skin but I just have a feeling Vanilla would look better but obviously, I’m not going to spend another £20 odd quid to have it crease on me, so it looks unlikely my opinions on this will change.
Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer |
I bought this as so many people said if you didn’t get along with the NARS option, you will with this. But I don’t. I just don’t find the coverage to be all that good. I do love how creamy this is (so much creamier than the NARS one, funnily enough) and the doe-foot applicator is probably my favourite but due to my dark circles, I need good coverage and unfortunately, this does not deliver.
Maybelline Eraser Eye Concealer |
Now, I do like this, it’s got great coverage and hardly creases but my only gripe is the awful shade selection. The shade Light is certainly not light, at all. It’s quite a dark shade for me and it ends up being more of a corrector than a concealer due to this. If Maybelline introduces an even lighter shade than I’ll happily repurchase this.
L’Oreal Infallible 24H Foundation |
A couple of months back, I would have recommended this foundation to anyone looking for a nice, budget, full coverage foundation but now, I wouldn’t. I don’t know what’s happened but this just looks plain awful now. I mentioned in my Two Foundations to Try from L’Oreal that it made my skin look flawless, well not anymore! It goes patchy and I just can’t get it to blend into the skin. It all looks so uneven.. I don’t know what happened, maybe I bought a dud but I’m chucking this in the bin for sure.
Soap and Glory Thick and Fast Mascara |
With its gorgeous gold packaging, it’s no surprise I wanted to try this for the longest time. I was expecting great things as so many seem to like this but wow, it’s not for me. It does nothing for my lashes! This is said to create longer, fuller lashes but for me, my lashes look flat and unlifted with no definition whatsoever. A real disappointment.
Benefit They’re Real Mascara |
Another mascara I don’t get along with is Benefit’s They’re Real. I find it clumps my lashes and I just really dislike how it looks. It does give great definition and length but I can’t get on board with the clumpiness. It’s a big no-no for me.
Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Colour |
Marketed as a matte lip colour, this couldn’t be further from the truth! It does not dry down at all and has much more of a sheen finish. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still gorgeous and I love the shade ‘Devotion’ but I wouldn’t buy any more of these.