This is the first disappointing products post I've ever written, and the idea of it all makes me feel equal parts thrilled and nervous. I'm open to all opinions on product and am always straight up in my reviews, but often if a product doesn't meet the mark I leave it off the blog rather than goss about it - I've decided that it's important for my slice of the internet to have a good balance so here are some products that I've personally not got on with recently!
Maybelline Make Up Remover Eye & Lip*
The redeeming feature of this was the fact that it didn't leave behind an oily film...but it also failed to remove the majority of my eye makeup and stung my eyes every now and again! I've seen a few people post about their love for this and I think I might've been recently spoilt with the amazing Clarins Gentle Eye Makeup Remover*, but this Maybelline bottle is definitely not on my list of products to purchase!
Luma Cosmetics Tinted Moisturiser*
I like a fair whack of coverage even when it comes to my tinted moisturisers, so the sheer nature of this just wasn't up my alley. For those who like a light look that is quite dewy this might be worth a try, but I think I'll stick to my medium to full satin bases from now on!
Luma Cosmetics Fawn + Taupe Eyeshadow*
I tried as hard as I could to get enough pigment from this duo for a makeup look, but I just couldn't get it to work for me as it was so sheer. I'd put money towards one of the pigmented blushes from this line instead, they seem like far better value and the pale pink packaging is very sweet (check out my review of the shade Soft Peach here)
Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain (Barcelona Nights)
I had high hopes for this but found that it wouldn't sit on my lips nicely, migrating away from the centre of my lips instead of coating them. I found this really tacky too, and had more success dabbing it on as a nice stain as the colour is truly beautiful.
Schwarzkopf Moisture Gloss 10 Days Shine Hair Mask
The holographic sparkly box this was packaged in was (seen in this haul) is much prettier than the plain blue tub it reveals, and despite the promising name I didn't find this to add much moisture (or gloss!) to my hair at all. I'm in the process of trying out a bunch of hair masks and it seems that my hair might be too thick and long for a lot of them, so perhaps those with fine thin hair would enjoy this mask a lot more than I did.
Original Source Daily Scrub Blood Orange
I've come to realise that 'daily scrub' means weak scrub, or body wash with some chunks inside for good measure. I'm all about that scrub life (as I wrote about here!) and this just didn't cut it for me, so I'll stick to spending my cash on the amazing Original Source shower gels instead!
The Body Shop Vanilla Bliss Body Polish*
I definitely prefer the tub scrubs that The Body Shop sell over these body polishes, they are in that grey area between shower scrub and gel and they just don't suit my tastes. The TBS shower gels are probably my favourite product they sell, so I'd recommend trying those instead if you're in the market for a great body wash (I'm currently using the Satsuma scent, it's amazing!)
If you are a fan of these products, feel free to tell me why in the comments below; all opinions are welcome and what doesn't work for me might totally work for you!