For the most part, when I purchase a product, I typically enjoy it. But there are always some products that just don’t work for me for one reason or another. Here are the products that disappointed me in some way.
Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate in SS16
My problem with this is the lack of pigmentation. I have other cream products from Tom Ford that I love, but for some reason this just has no pigmentation to it. The highlighter side I can get behind. It gives an almost wet look to the face which I think can sometimes look nice. Again, there is basically no color to the highlighter portion. But my main problem is the pigmentation of the blush color. It really sucks, because I wanted to love this so much.
Omorovizca Hydra Melting Cleanser
Now I love a good balm to oil cleanser. They remove my makeup with ease without stripping my skin and leaving it feeling tight. But the Hydra Melting Cleanser is far too thick for my acne prone skin. I don’t find that it melds with the skin to become an oil. Instead it feels like I’m rubbing Elmers glue all over my face. I also don’t find that it emulsifies well for me.
Side Note: While I didn’t like this, I gave it to my mom who has dry, dehydrated skin and she really enjoys how thick it is because it imparts a lot of moisture into her skin.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Whiz
I absolutely love the Brow Whiz. It has been my go-to brow pencil since it came out. The actual product is not where I have problems. The packaging is. Ive had at least 3 of these pencils and every single one of them has had the spoolie break off. I don’t understand why it continues to break, but the plastic that hold the spoolie in place seems to be flimsy. I will still continue to use and love the Brow Whiz, but I wish that the packaging was better.
Aussie Total Miracle Dry Shampoo
Again, my problem is not with how well the product actually works. My problem with the Aussie Dry Shampoo is the smell. It’s almost smells like rotten grape juice to me. I don’t know. It’s just something that I can’t get over.
Honua Hawaiian Skincare ‘Olena Beauty Oil
Speaking of smells I just can’t get past. This has a very natural smell. Normally, I’m okay if something smells slightly of grass or whatever, but this stuff is potent. The product itself is nice, and the smell does dissipate after a few minutes, but I can’t put it on my face. A lot of what I love about skincare is the way it makes me feel when I sue it and the enjoyment I get from the product. This product not only lacks that feeling, it actually makes me unhappy to use. I tried giving it to my mom and she immediately gave it back because she couldn’t get over the smell either.
Burberry Face Contour Pen
I wanted to love this. The idea if having a contour stick thats this slim sounds great. I could easily contour m cheeks as well as my nose with one product. But this product blends out into literally nothing. It’s so creamy that it just blends away. The idea is great, but this just does nothing.
Skin Owl Body +
I love a good body oil, and this is a good body oil. But it’s supposed to be a rose gold illuminating body oil, and on that point it falls short. The problem is that the rose gold particles settle to the bottom of the oil and they get stuck down there. Even when I try to shake the bottle (which results in oil coming out of the top pump) the particles stay on the bottom. I really wish that the rose gold sheen was able to come through, because that sounds beautiful. It is still a nice, clear, body oil.
Becca Mineral Blush in Wild Honey
Now this one is on me. The blush is a beautiful texture. The color is the issue. My skin does not do well with orange or yellow based products. I ordered this online without seeing it in person first and thought that it would be a little more bronze than peach. On my cool-toned skin, Wild Honey comes off orange. On a warm skin tone, I think that this would look beautiful. I’m more disappointed in myself than Becca on this one. I just should have picked a different color. But the product itself is wonderful. My skin tone just would have done better in Flowerchild over Wild Honey.
Pyunkang Yul Cleansing Foam
Again, this is my fault. I don’t like cleansing foams. I find they strip my skin and leave me feeling dry and tight. I love rich cleansers and cleansing oil instead. And yet, I still bought something that was called a cleansing foam. It did say that it was non-stripping, however, I still find it feels drying on my skin. The description of this says “The stretchy consistency of Pyunkang Cleansing Foam adheres to dirt and oil trapped in pores, and removes them leaving skin feeling clean and fresh without drying.” And it does have a very odd yet interesting stretchy consistency. But I just don’t like cleansing foams and the way they make my skin feel. I don’t like feeling like I immediately need to run and use my toner and oils to add moisture back into my skin.
The Browgal Eyebrow Gel
This has a huge mascara wand. That isn’t my favorite, but I can live with it. The real issue is the eyebrow gel itself. I always end up with crispy brows and even though the gel is clear, it shows up in my brows in places almost white.
Which products have you tried that just didn’t make the cut?