It’s been a year since I last wrote a blog post about disappointing makeup & skincare products that didn’t work out for me. I recently had my eyes opened to the fact that makeup & skincare can work entirely different based on climate. The skincare and concealer I brought on vacation was useless to me in Costa Rica, my makeup slid around and looked oily the whole time, but at home it works for me just fine.
I’m going to start taking reviews with a grain of salt because we all live in such different parts of the world and climate can totally change your skin or makeup products! For this post I’m talking about products that didn’t work out for me in my home of Alberta Canada where my skin is dry instead of oily AF like it was in Central America 😄
Doucce Lipstick 💄
I’ve had this lipstick since last spring but I’ve worn it literally once. I wore this red out to dinner and it just didn’t look cute when I was finished eating. I need to let go, it’s not getting used.
Living Proof Night Cap Protector
Honestly I’m still not completely sure what this was supposed to do for my hair. It smells peppery to me and I noticed absolutely no difference in my hair while using it.
Life Grapefruit Acne Face Wipes.
I bought these for my vacation because they were cheaper than the simple wipes I normally buy. BIG mistake, they stung my face and made my skin feel sticky. Especially when removing eye makeup my undereyes would burn and it was awful. It didn’t even do that good of a job of removing my makeup…
Beauty Creations Matte Lipgloss
I received this lip product in my May Boxycharm, and let me tell you, there is no such thing as a matte lipgloss. NO. SUCH. THING. If it’s not Glossy it’s not a lip gloss. If it’s matte it is most definitely a lipstick. I had a few complaints about this lipstick and after using it two or three times I couldn’t stand it anymore. First, though it initially smells nice I noticed that there was a plasticky chemical smell underneath it. Second, when it dried down matte my lips still stuck together. I’m not a fan of sticky formulas, even though the colour was really pretty.
Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream
I was so excited when I got this little sample pot in my Boxycharm last month. I’ve been wanting to try this cream for years, but as soon as I opened it the scent assaulted my senses. I know a lot of people absolutely love this cream and I have friends who do, but the scent was just too overpoweringly sweet for me. It’s not a bad scent but it never seemed to dissipate. Scent is so subjective and there are products that will smell amazing to some people but not to others. I will agree that it is highly moisturizing. To everyone who loves and swears by this cream: I’M SORRY!
JontéBlu Eyeliner Pencil
This eyeliner is $5 and I can tell. It drags on my eyes when I try to apply it and it applies next to no pigment when I try to tightline. Pencil liners aren’t my favourite to begin with, and this isn’t an exception.
ColourPop MAR Palette
This palette is waaay too much effort for my liking. The mattes are fine, the metallics are fine, but the satins absolutely sucked in my palette. I’ve been told that maybe I got a bad formula batch, other people seem to have had no issues with the satin formula so I don’t know what’s up. Regardless, I don’t like them. They take way too long to build, especially when applying them dry. I had to play with the Mar Palette at least five times before I finally figured out what brushes worked best with it and that’s four times too many to figure out a palette for me. You can read my first impressions Here!
What products have you found disappointing lately?
Keep in mind that just because these products didn’t work out as well as I hoped for me that doesn’t mean they are bad products. We all have different skin and hair so what works for one person won’t work for everyone. These products are not my personal favourites and won’t warrant a repurchase from me, but if you like these products that’s great, I wish they worked for me too! Thank you guys so much for reading, please remember to like & subscribe <3