So today I thought I’d do a bit of a different post – Disappointing Beauty Products.
As many bloggers will know, you often get accused of secretly working with brands and promoting their products and only ever giving good opinions on things. I am always honest with my beauty reviews – I read so many blogs and listen to bloggers opinions, so I’d be pretty pissed off if I found out someone had told me an £80 face serum was amazing, I bought it, and then found out they’d never even bloody tried it.
Just to say, before we start, I’m not trying to slag off the brands or the products. They may work for other people, just as products I love may not work for some of you. Everyone is different. But I am going to be honest about products that I’ve found frankly disappointing.
To start off, the first disappointing product I’ve recently used, is this Kiko Colour Sphere Eye Shadow in shade 16.
I went to the Kiko store in Churchill Square, and bought a few of their eyeshadows, as they looked crazily pigmented and gorgeous and I was so pleased at hopefully finding a cheaper substitute to MAC eyeshadows.
However, when I tried this eyeshadow, it was probably the least pigmented eye shadow I have ever used in my life. In the pot, it is a bright, gorgeous gold, and even when I put some on my finger it looks like it has amazing pigmentation, creaminess and staying power. But upon application, it looked like I’d put a few flecks of glitter onto my eyes and that’s about it. As it’s more of a budget brand, I’m not expecting miracles, but I expected a lot more than I got. I’ve heard great things about Kiko so I do want to try more of their products, but I was thoroughly disappointed with those eyeshadows is all I can say!
Next up we have the Revlon Colourstay Liquid Liner in Blackest Black Noir Intense.
Now, when I first bought this I was so impressed by it. I thought it was such a deep, intense shade of black, and I thought the staying power and also the accuracy of the application brush were great. However after a couple of uses, the brush became very rounded at the end despite me using it delicately, meaning the accuracy of application was not great, it smudged extremely easily and I also found despite the fact I wasn’t bringing it to the corner of my eye, I was still ending up with eyeliner in the corner of my eye and under my eyes. Not good.
Then, we’ve got the Garnier Ambre Solaire No Streaks Wash Off Instant Bronzer Hydrating Gel.
I really wish I loved this but I just didn’t! It was SO orange. Like literally, the most orange, peachy toned, unnatural coloured tan I’ve ever used. Again, it’s inexpensive and instant, so I wasn’t expecting absolute miracles, but honestly, the colour of this tan was a colour that I don’t think any human being could ever naturally achieve. No foundation in the entirety of Boots would ever match this tan. I’m sorry Garnier, I love your Summer Body tan, but this was just an absolute no go. Also, the name says ‘No Streaks’ but I found this to be extremely patchy and stripy looking despite having shaved the day before, moisturised, exfoliated and every other pre-tan necessity.
Next is the Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation in 101 Classic Ivory.
The label is basically all coming off, as I did trial this for such a long time just to ensure that I was giving it an accurate review. But I just really, really didn’t like this. For a start, the colour range was so minimal and basic. I bought the lightest shade to wear when I don’t fake tan, because I am one pasty biatch. No matter what I did, how much I lightened it with my white Illamasqua foundation, this was still a strange, peachy type colour, with a sort of grey undertone. It did absolutely nothing for my complexion, it made my skin look dull and dry (and I was using a good moisturiser, primer and application method), and I also don’t think that this shade is Classic Ivory at all, it’s a lot darker than that.
I was annoyed because I’d heard good things about it, but it just did absolutely nothing for me, and made my skin tone look so unappealing. It also didn’t do much for blemish covering or concealing. Sorry Rimmel. I love ya, but this just wasn’t for me.
Last but not least, a hair product. It’s the VO5 Give Me Texture Instant Oomph Powder.
I’d say this was one of the most disappointing products of the bunch – simply because it did, well, nothing. You’re meant to rub it into your roots/hair, to give you some added volume and texture, but this just did absolutely nothing for me. Like it literally gave me 0 added volume, texture, or ‘oomph’ as it claims. It actually just made my hair look a bit greasy and flat and it didn’t feel fresh at all after adding the powder. There’s only so much you can ‘zzzhush’ your hair to try and get some volume. I’ve never really been much of a VO5 girl, I haven’t really tried anything of theirs, and I can’t say this product left me too inspired too either!
So, that’s the end of my Disappointing Beauty Products blog post – I hope you all enjoyed it! Speak soon and have a lovely rest of the week.
All my love BGP xx