Thursday, 23 October 2014

Disappointing Products #2

Don't you hate being a beauty blogger and hating a product? I know I certainly do, I think because us girls write about this and we love it, every beauty product should be good but sometimes they just don't make the cut and this time, we're talking eyes and eyebrows.

Clarins Ombre Matte in Nude Beige, Taupe & Sparkle Grey* | These little pots were a beauty release I was so excited for. I'm not really that skilled in the eyeshadow department, I think I've just cracked a bronze smokey eye but that's about as far as my skills go so when they were released I jumped straight onto the bandwagon and couldn't wait to cut down my 20 minute eyeshadow application down to 5. These little pots are a creamy eyeshadow that turns into powder when applied on the lid and it's this aspect of them I really disliked, I found that when I applied the eyeshadow and let it dry, it looked chalky on my eyelid and there wasn't much colour payoff. I applied the shade Sparkle Grey and Nude Beige together and once they'd dried out, I literally looked like I had a black eye. I usually love Clarins and can't fault their other products, but this? Not so great.

Soap & Glory Archery Brow Pencil | Bit of a controversial dislike as this product is doing the rounds on blogs at the moment. This pencil is actually the old style brow pencil which has the felt tip style pen on the other end. I've heard this compared to the Anastasia Brow Whiz and I can't compare there but if it's anything like this, I'll give it a miss. I really couldn't get on with this product, the pencil is far too grey looking and quite solid so it's really hard to work an even colour through the brows. The felt tip? Absolutely awful, don't know about you girls but I try not to look like a 3 year old has applied my make up. The felt tip is literally like a colour crayon which distributes product in the most inconsistent way, making sparse then darker patches in my brows. Give me my Hourglass Brow Arch Pencil any day!

L'Oreal Super Liner | Another product where I really can't understand the hype. The formula of this product is terrible and while I was applying it, the pen would dry out leaving my eyeliner looking lumpy, messy and generally awful. The only thing I do like is it washes away in bits instead of smearing it all around my eye but you're lucky if you can get it looking consistent and dark enough.

Rimmel Brow This Way | I'm a tough girl to please in the brow department, I think it's purely because I have a routine of my Hourglass pencil and Maybelline Brow Drama and it just works, the Maybelline brow gel is actually on it's way out so I picked this up on a whim hoping it would be good. Wrong. It's a thick dark creamy gel which is on a small brush, apparently this is a dupe for Benefit's Gimme Brow but I can't compare. I've tried multiple times to brush this on my brows using minimal product, I've wiped the excess off the brush but the finished look more or less resembles slugs. It's just not for me and I'll be repurchasing the Maybelline Brow Drama.

Maxfactor Masterpiece Line & Define Eyeliner | And lastly, another terrible eyeliner. Thank goodness I'm not a liner girl the majority of the time, I'm very picky, but this really is just like the L'Oreal liner. It's very much the same in formula and on application it dries out half way so when it's being applied it just looks messy. Please leave your eyeliner recommendations below.

I hope I've mananged to stop you ladies buying some terrible products so save those pennies, an October favourites post and a newly released blush palette review will be up soon and they're products worth buying.

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