When it comes to being a 'beauty blogger' or general makeup enthusiast it's almost garanteed that at some point, you will purchase products you just don't like. If you missed the last installment of me rambling on about products that just didn't work for me, you can catch up with that post here. But today I bring you another ramble about some of the products I've tried, tested and just didn't enjoy. As usual, a quick disclaimer - these aren't bad products, they just didn't work for me and what works for one individual doesn't always work for the next. Sometimes it's just a case of personal preference, other times it's a case of different skin types or just a bad batch of a certain product in a line! Anyway, I'll get straight onto the next batch of disappointing products:
A non makeup related item is the John Freida Frizz-ease 3 day straight spray; this haircare product just didn't work for me at all. I'd read a lot of great reviews about this and it is essentially a styling spray that claims to lock in your straight hair and reduce the amount of straightening you need to do. My hair is very wavy and unruly, and this just didn't live up to my expectations. It certainly helped with frizz when drying my hair and made it look quite sleek and straight, but for a '3 day' straight it made absolutely no difference. I'm sure it's just my hair but I just wasn't born to have straight hair. The slightest bit of moisture or humidity makes my hair go POOF and quadruple in size, and this didn't stop that.
Onto actual makeup products and there's actually a few recent buys in the line up! Firstly this bourjois happy light concealer just didn't work for me at all. I found it to be very drying once applied and almost too thick to blend in fully - it just clung to dry areas and made spots appear even more than normal. I actually featured the bourjois happy light primer in my last products I regret buying - so maybe it's just something about that range that I don't like.
The Senna eyebrow pencil in taupe was a bargain buy at just 99pence, although the shade was perfect unfortunately the formula didn't do so well. It's rather hard and has little colour pay off - not great for brows in my opinion. The No7 precision liner is a strange one, I love the applicator and at first the liner applies great but throughout the day it just disappears completely - so I think there are definitely better ones out there.
The Elf eyeshadow stick is a gorgeous shade but unfortunately the shimmer in this shade is more like large uncomfortable chunks of glitter that you can really feel, so I didn't like this at all. I image some of the less shimmer shades would be okay, but this one didn't work for me. The balmi lip balm is more of a packaging complaint than a product complaint - it's just awkward. The square never quite sits correctly, the lid always comes off and the inside of the lid ruins the product. The balm itself is okay, but nothing special that warrents £5.
Finally these two Revlon baby stick blushers are a regret. Luckily they were a bargain price but they just don't work. I like the concept of a stick blush but these had little to no colour pay off at all - so I just didn't use them. The idea is great - but unfortunately they didn't live up to the name!
I'd be interested to know if you've had any experience with any of these products? Let me know in the comments below!