Sunday, 20 July 2014

Saying Goodbye : Disappointing Products


It's not often I'll really talk about the products that haven't really impressed me, but I actually think people respond quite well to occasionally hearing a few negatives, rather than always seeing "this is amazing", "you need to buy it!". There isn't a huge amount that I've really disliked so much that I've wanted to write a bad review on, but most of these just don't work for me at all, so it's time to say goodbye and have a little clearout.

Charles Worthington are a brand that have been really impressing me recently, so I'm so disappointed to say the Style Setter Salt Spray didn't work for me at all. Despite trying it out a couple of times and using different amounts, it made absolutely no difference to my hair except making it sticky, crunchy and feeling really horrible! Models Own are also one of my favourite nail polish brands, but sadly the formula in the Fruit Pastel Collection just aren't up to scratch. The colours are beautiful, and I love the novelty of being scented, but somehow that resulted in nails that chip within an hour or so of application, which really just isn't worth it.

The Topshop Lip Marker in Hot Shot is exactly the same; I usually love everything from Topshop, and I'm still pretty convinced I got a dodgy one of this, but it dried out after the first use! It was only the day after first wearing that I went to it and could hardly get any product out, which for £8 is really a shame and such a waste, so I'll be sticking to their lipsticks in future which are lovely. Benefit Porefessional Agent Zero Shine was all over blogs when it first came out, and the majority had really good reviews on. For me, the powder was too dark and wasn't easy to blend, especially with the tiny, dense brush it came with. I didn't notice any difference in my pores either, and I've used much better powders from the high street that cost just a few pounds.

Last up is the Bourjois Liner Feutre in Ultra Black. I was a little unsure whether to feature this as I really do like the formula, it's very black and easy to use like most felt liners, but half way through application I found it quite drying and I actually had to go get another liner to finish it off, which I'm so disappointed with 'cause I'm quite sure this might have taken over from my all time favourite eyeliner, Supercat by Soap & Glory.

How did you get along with any of these?


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25 comments

  1. famousinjapan09:46

    I didn't quite understand how the Porefessional powder worked as it looked too thin to make an actual difference! So many people raved about it though so I'm glad someone has been honest about it :)


    Danniella x
    www.famousinjapan.co.uk

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  2. It's a shame about the salt spray, the rest of their range is really brilliant!

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

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  3. I'm so glad that I didn't buy the Bourjois liner because I was so close to on more than one occasion! I totally agree with you about the Porefessional powder, I love the primer but the powder was just not worth all the hype it received x

    Charlotte / coloursandcarousels

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  4. I have to agree with the Models Own scented polishes.. they were SO streaky and horrible! xx

    Gemma // Miss Makeup Magpie

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  5. Lets Talk Beauty13:59

    I find most Models Own Polishes quite disappointing but I can imagine how streaky these are. I have given up purchasing their polishes & much prefer Rimmel & BarryM.

    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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  6. I was interested by the Porefessional Agent Zero Shine, i think i have a similar skin colour to you so if it's too dark for you it probably wouldn't work for me either! xxx

    mollyox.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. It's nice to see a post like this for a change:)!

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  8. Sophie Blumenthal21:39

    I love posts like this, shame to hear about the CW spray, that was next on my list but I might give it a miss for now!


    Sophie x

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  9. I would, I was quite disappointed as it's the first sea salt spray I've tried too. I'll have to try and find a decent one!

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  10. Yep, I think they were just trying to follow on from the success of the primer, except they didn't really pull it off! Thanks :)

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  11. Thank you, glad you liked it :)

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  12. I just don't have the patience for them at all!

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  13. That's half of why it's so disappointing 'cause I absolutely love the shades!

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  14. Yep, I don't think it's too suitable for us pale-ys! Especially how hard it is to blend as well.

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  15. I like most of them, but I do usually stick with Barry M as they're just a bit easier to get a hold of.

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  16. I've not seen too good things about them, such a shame as the shades are so pretty!

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  17. Yeah, it was quite hyped up so I expected to really love it, I think that causes half the disappointment sometimes!

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  18. I know! I'm still on the hunt for a good sea salt spray now.

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  19. It was very raved about, but it just didn't work for me!

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  20. Ohh that's such a shame about the sea salt spray, their texturising spray is wonderful! xo

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  21. kat clark11:01

    that's a shame about the Model's Own polishes - I sometimes find their formulas to be quite 'chippy'. x

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  22. Abigail Levi09:36

    I got super excited when I saw this on my feed. It's a nice change. x

    http://duvetabyss.blogspot.co.nz

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  23. I usually quite like them so I was pretty surprised by this collection!

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  24. I think that's part of why I'm so disappointed as I love it too, but it really is awful, just doesn't do anything!

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