From time to time all of us pick up products that end up being quite disappointing and of poor quality. Beauty bloggers probably experience this a lot more than others, as testing out products for our blog is what we do, and coming across something that didn’t quite fulfil expectations is bound to happen at some point. Read about my experience with three particularly disappointing products below.
Maybelline Dream Touch Blush in Berry – £6.49 from Boots
I picked up this cream blush as I wanted to create a subtle flushed look on my cheeks. I thought this would do the job perfectly but unfortunately it didn’t. The very pigmented colour is hard to use, you need an extremely light hand to get a subtle look. Once you manage to get the right amount of colour on your cheeks you realise that you still look like a clown as there is so much glitter contained within the formula. The silver glitter particles are what I really dislike about this product. Why is there glitter in a blush product? It’s so unnecessary. It’s also very thick and quite difficult to blend without ruining your base makeup – it definitely does not blend seamlessly as Maybelline claim. I personally think that it’s not even worth the £6.49.
Vichy Dermablend Corrective Cream Stick in Nude – £12.75 from Escentual
I have previously talked about this product on my blog, and if you’re a regular reader you may remember my review on the corrective cream stick (which you can read here). I wasn’t overly impressed with this product when I first got it, which was a shame as I expected it to be brilliant. When I picked this up I had previously tried the foundation from the same range – which was amazing and I thought this would be too. Although the coverage and shade were great, the lasting power of the formula really sucked. The 14hr statement Vichy make about this product is completely false. Once applied it lasted for around 2 hours max before it started sliding around my face and sinking into the skin. I finished the stick but I definitely will not be repurchasing this.
Rimmel London Wonder’Full Mascara in Black – £7.99 from Boots
I wasn’t too disappointed with this mascara, but it was nowhere near the best I’ve ever tried from the drugstore. The formula was ok whilst it lasted, but just like with many other mascaras, unless they’re totally amazing I will not repurchase them. I think most people feel this way about mascara. I never usually stick to or get attached to one in particular, I like to experiment. This formula gives a natural look to the lashes which isn’t really a look I opt for as I’ve got quite short and straight lashes. It doesn’t do much for me personally but could be a great product for someone who already has pretty long and curly lashes. My favourite mascara at the moment is Maybelline’s Lash Sensational, what yours?
What beauty products have you been disappointed with? I would love to know if you’ve experienced the same as me with these products. Please leave comments below.
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