Unfortunately, not all makeup/beauty products work for everyone, and I thought I'd lump together some products which have been a bit disappointing for me, for whatever reason as a kind of reminder for myself to not re-purchase these and to hear what you guys have tried and just didn't end up liking.
I thought had I found a really inexpensive felt tip eyeliner in the Jordana FabuLiner Liquid Eye Liner, which was around 2 or 3 dollars, however, the felt tip is really hard & irritating on the lids, and the formula itself isn't very opaque. It takes a lot of going over your line with that really irritating nub to get a line anywhere near the color black. The Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser gets a bit of hype on amongst the beauty community but I find the applicator kind of fussy and it actually broke on me. The formula wasn't great either - since the applicator broke I can't really recall what I didn't like about it but the fact that I can't even try it again really annoys me. Plus any beneficial anti-aging ingredients are listed at the very end so any of those effects are probably negligible.
I've mentioned previously that I'm picky about mascaras because of my glasses - I hate the feeling of my lashes brushing against my lens when I push my glasses back up onto the bridge of my nose, it's just so unpleasant. And these three - the Maybelline The Colossal Volum'Express Cat Eyes Waterproof Mascara, the Rimmel Scandaleyes Flex Mascara, and the Maybelline Great Lash Lots of Lashes Mascara - are all culprits of that crunchy, uncomfortable on my lashes, mascara feeling. I'm sure someone who doesn't wear glasses might think these are perfectly good, but for me they're just really uncomfortable to wear.
I'm a huge fan of all kinds of lipstick, and am usually pretty forgiving for lipsticks that don't quite do what they're advertised to do. But these three just aren't for me, unfortunately. For something that has the words "color riche" in their name, the L'Oreal Color Riche Balm in 418 Caring Coral is not pigmented at all, at least on my lips. On my lips this ends up just leaving behind a glossy and really slippery mess without any color. On the plus, it smells like cotton candy.
I just don't get the Maybelline Color Elixirs. It's thick and feels weird on the lips and the full pigmentation doesn't last for very long, maybe an hour or so at the most. The smell/taste is probably the worst for me. This is weirdly floral tasting/smelling and is just so unpleasant that I can't stand wearing this for very long. Maybe it's just my product, but I'm so completely unwilling to go out and buy another one, I shudder thinking about it! And lastly, the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Romantic - I actually like the balm stains, but the color of this is just so deceiving. I was hoping for a dark cooler toned red like in the packaging, but it's actually some weird orange-red shade that isn't flattering on my I think. I'll keep it - maybe later on I'll change my mind about the color, but for now it is a bit of a disappointment.
And my last two products are more of an expectation problem than anything else. I expected something different from the CoverGirl & the Revlon Nail Polish in Chameleon. In the ad, the , looked like this cool textured glitter effect that was fully opaque, but upon swatching it on my nails it just ended up being this sheer glitter polish. And the Revlon nail polish looked beautiful in the bottle - this really cool bronze and blue duochrome polish. But that duochrome doesn't translate well onto nails and I don't think the color it did turn out - just bronze - was actually flattering on me.
Phew, another lengthy post! But I'm glad to have finally written about these products so I can finally get rid of them! The lesson is: read reviews & look at swatches before trying! I could've saved myself with some of these products, but for others it's all a matter of preference. With new products popping up, it's always fun to try, but just know that not everything will be great for everyone.
Anyway, what are some products that you've tried and didn't like and why not?