SLIDER

x

July 31, 2012

Disappointing Products

Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Eternal Gold, Avon Ideal Flawless Foundation*, Boots Eye Make-Up Remover Gel, Vichy Normaderm Nuit*, Lily Cole for the Body Shop Liquid Eyeliner*, Revlon Watermelon Scented Nail Polish
There's nothing worse than picking up a product and being left horribly disappointed (not to mention poorer!) Because I spend a lot of time (too much) online reading zillions of beauty blogs, I usually have my  homework done before I buy new make-up and beauty items. Nevertheless, I still have a few that I really do regret buying. I've also received a few items that I just haven't got on with and wouldn't recommend - this post is going to be about all of them!

I'll start with the eye make-up items at the top of the above picture: Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Eternal Gold is one of those eyeshadows that I just cannot get to work for me. Now, I am definitely not knocking the entire range of Colour Tattoos, as I also have the bronze and taupe and am obsessed with them. They've been a great addition to the high street, rivalling MAC Paint Pots and Benefit cream shadows in terms of quality. However, this shade seems to be a bit of a dud - it applies very patchy on my lids and creases way too easily - not a fan, I'm afraid.

Swatched: Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Eternal Gold, The Body Shop Lily Cole Eyeliner in Purple

I'm a massive fan of liquid eyeliners, and was surprised with how let down I was by The Body Shop Lily Cole Eyeliner* in purple. Now, let it be said that I am very fussy when it comes to eyeliner, and I know that other people do like this, but I just can't say that I do. I really like the shade, but the applicator is terrible - too hard and thick - and makes it impossible to get an even line. It also flaked off during the day, which I cannot stand in an eyeliner. Thumbs down, I'm afraid, and such a pity because I love Lily Cole!

Avon is a brand that we've both come to love and rely on for make-up, and I know that Sinéad is a fan of their Ideal Flawless foundation*, but it just won't work with my oily skin. I found this surprising, as it is a fairly high-coverage, heavy-duty formula, but it just seems to sit on top of my skin and refuses to be buffed in properly. It's prone to moving around quite a bit on my face during the day and doesn't really stay put. I do like the finish it gives, I just wish that it had better lasting power for my skin type, especially as it claims to suit all!


Now, I won't moan too much about the Boots eye make-up remover gel, as I have said before that I don't think any non-oily eye make-up removers are worth buying. My mam picked this up for me (sorry Mam) and, in short, it doesn't work and it irritates my eyes. FYI - it's good for cleaning hair dye off your hands, though!

Vichy Normaderm Nuit* is a bit of an odd one, especially as I usually love anything from French skincare brands. I'd previously bought and used it when I got it in a goodie bag, and my first thought when I saw it again was that it wasn't great. I don't think that it's an awful product, I didn't react badly to it or anything, but it didn't really seem to improve my skin at all. There are just better acne treatments out there, in my opinion (the La Roche Posay Effaclar range is amazing)!

Annnd finally, at the end of this long list of offenders we have Revlon Scented Nail Polish in Watermelon. I have no idea what possessed me to pick this up - nostalgia for my childhood, perhaps?! I don't know. Anyway, this stuff is horrific. The smell is vile and gives me a headache, and the colour itself is really hard to build up to any kind of decent opacity. I should have known better, I guess!

Are there any products that have disappointed you lately?


25 comments:

  1. oh wow good thing i didnt get the lily cole eyeliner last saturday!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Good thing indeed, it's not cheap either!

      Delete
  2. I bought two Avon foundations and dont like them :(

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm hoping that they come out with something a bit better soon, because I love their mascaras and eyeliners!

      Delete
  3. Oh lord that eyemakeup remover is woeful! Made my eyes a big sting-y panda mess.
    S xx
    http://www.belfastbeautylove.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  4. I sniffed the nail varnish, theres no different smell!! Nearly passed out haha!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. There is when it dries, but it's really pongy!

      Delete
  5. Wow, glad you share this. I'll be aware now.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Nothing worse than buying Foundation that doesn't work. I have the same issue in that I have oily skin so it is tough to find a good foundation that sticks (and is pale enough!)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I have the exact same problem, I really want to try Illamasqua foundations!

      Delete
  7. The Colour tattoos made me so sad! xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That one really annoyed me but have you tried the taupe and the bronze? I love them!

      Delete
  8. Oh nooo I love Revlon Watermelon! It does take an age to dry though :(

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah it went kinda lumpy on me! Shame because I do love the colour!

      Delete
  9. Vichy Normaderm Nuit was a let down for me too. I found it too thick, like my pores were suffocating. La Roche Posay Effaclar is pretty good but I like Avene's TriAcnéal for the glycolic acid content.
    I picked up Revlon Scented Nail Polish in Watermelon too. Yes I think it's nostalgia. The glitter and color brings back memories, don't feel much for the whiff of it though.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I must track down that Avène stuff - the Normaderm Nuit is definitely too thick!

      Delete
  10. I am kinda disappointed with the Gold colour tattoo as well, love the other shades! I actually quite like the gel eye makeup remover haha, but admittedly it is not made for heavy duty eye makeup removal!! I also am still on the fence with that Avon foundation; the lightest shade is perfect colour wise for me, but I also find it moves about my skin a lot and doesn't 'settle'... but I have combination skin and find that with most foundations :(

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Lauren you should try the Lancome Teint Idole 24h, one of the best longlasting foundations ever x

      Delete
    2. Ooh you have me intruiged now! Might just do that, thanks Dee! x

      Delete
  11. I've also been disappointed with the Maybelline colour tattoos! I only have the bronze one, and have also found it to crease and the wear time is a bit disappointing for something meant to be so long lasting. It's a shame as I love how it looks when first applied! X

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's a shame, it'd be worth trying with a primer underneath maybe, the colour is stunning!

      Delete
  12. Totally agree with you re: the eye make-up remover! Had to rub my eyes so hard to get the make-up off anytime I used it, not good >.< It's actually really good for cleaning swatches off your arm though! Discovered that by accident one day :P

    ReplyDelete
  13. I am looking few tips off makeup & got some useful tips from this post.Thanks for sharing for makeup products.

    buy makeup online & best mascara

    ReplyDelete

Leave a comment and be sure to check back four our reply!

Hover to Pin

 
Designed with ♥ by Nudge Media Design