Wednesday, 13 March 2013

disappointing products :(




Now before I get comments like "but you use this product all the time!" or anything like that, this post is called DISAPPOINTING products. I use all of these really often, however they either don't live up to the hype, or just aren't what they used to be, sadly!

The Soap and Glory Smoothie Star Body Milk is something we heard a lot about over Christmas. This was many people's "holy grail" skin care product. The scent is just to die for, so sweet and lovely - so definitely not for those of you who don't appreciate sweet, kind of artificial scents - but for me, it didn't do much on the hydrating side. I feel a little greasy afterwards but it quickly soaks in and leaves me soft for around 12 hours, then I want to apply it again, which is not something I imagined to feel after all the rave reviews!

Now this is a product I'm super disappointed in, I don't even know why I bought it. It's the 2000 Calorie Waterproof Mascara by MaxFactor. How could this mascara ever be very volumising when the brush is SO small?! It's tiny. It makes my eyelashes look ridiculous, spidery, gave no volume or length whatsoever. It just look awful. I've started to use this on my bottom lashes just to use it up to be honest!

Benefit's They're Real Mascara  is an award winning, cult product. But of course you all already know that. It's good, I wear it, it's nice and does what it says, but it doesn't blow my mind. For me, it's nothing I can rave too much about, it's lengthens and gives nice volume, but if I apply it onto bare lashes it makes them go all sparse and crappy, so I must use another mascara as a base. This is something I'll definitely use, especially when it comes to travel make up, but I doubt I'll repurchase it, it's blooody expensive!

This has been my every day, go to foundation since I started this blog, so for what, six months? But lately my MaxFactor Face Finity Foundation has been pretttyy bad lately. It's just not blending into my skin anymore. It'll kind of, roll up.. That sounds so gross but seriously, it'll roll up and come off my skin. NICE. None of my brushes are working with it either, nor does it apply well with my fingers, I dunno. The colour has randomly gone quite dark too, eurgh. On the hunt for another nice foundation.

Illamasqua Illuminator in Slay, which has recently been recontinued, is a product I'm really trying to love. I did a review here, and you can tell how desperate I am to like it, but I cannot deal with the dryness anymore. Ten seconds left on your skin, it dries and you will not get rid of that mark. It can drag my make up off and ruin eeeverything. I use this still, I love the colour and effect, when it decides to be nice so!

And finally the POREfessional Primer from Benefit is another cult product, and another I didn't used to get along with, but am finally finding myself liking more. I don't know what I dislike, I'm just not mad over it! It's not exactly drying, but it does dry up a bit, and feel bitty sometimes. I really can't pinpoint what I don't like, I guess it just wasn't worth the hype for me!

So this was a loooong post! Sorry about that, guys!

11 comments:

  1. I have that exact same problem with FaceFinity! It was perfect for weeks but now its started just not blending and makes me look like I have way more blemishes/dry skin then I actually do.

    I've just ordered GOSH X-Ceptional Wear because I've heard it's really good, have you used it before? X

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    1. Yesss! Think it may be the reason for my dehydrated skin, too!
      I've used a GOSH foundation before but it was yeeears ago! Let me know how it works for you :) x

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  2. totally agree about the 'they're real' mascara. it was so, so hyped up and i thought it was rubbish. it does nothing for my lashes and it all clumpy and horrible. much prefer the bad gal lash from benefit. xx

    melissa x
    http://justfortonightx.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I'd really like to try Bad Gal Lash! :):) xx

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  3. I'm so surprised about the Max Factor foundation, I use it daily as well for ages now as it' still going strong and thanks for the heads up about the mascara! I was going to pick it up, but for £18 it doesn't sound worth it :(

    A little bit Unique - Blog // Facebook

    x

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    1. I'm surprised too! Maybe my skins just gotten used to it, I won't be throwing it away! :)
      Maybe the mascara will work for you! Who knows :) xx

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  4. Hey found you on twitter and first of just wanna say I love your header!

    I'm dying to try the Benefit mascara and I suppose everyone likes their lashes a different way. I love the Benefit primer though, just wish it was in a giant tube cause I feel I use up too much too soon!

    - Danielle.
    http://thesweetnesstalks.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you! Yeah exactly! It works for so many people :)

      Haha, my friend text me afterwards like YOU DON'T LIKE THE BENEFIT PRIMER?! I'm definitely a minority haha :):) xx

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  5. I've heard a few bad things about "They're Real" which is a shame given the price and the hype. And the facefinity, I think I'm staying away from that. I know what you mean about rolling up, the MUA BB Cream does that on my nose in the cold :(

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    1. Yeah! I guess different things work for different people :)

      So glad someone else understands! Its gross haha!

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  6. I agree with you about the 'bad gal' mascara. I used to quite like it but find it dries far to quickly in the bottle and becomes unusable.

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