Disappointing Products No. 1
You read the title right my friend, disappointing products. There's nothing I hate worse than buying a new makeup product that's gotten a lot of hype, then going home to be let down. Sometimes these products come in those "try five different products" sample boxes, and other times I've bought a full size versions with high expectations. I do a lot of research on products and read a lot of reviews before I go out to buy new things because I don't want to waste my money, and 98 percent of the time my research has done me well. It's that other two percent that is a royal pain in the butt, because some things you either can't return or think, "maybe it was just the day I tried it, I'll try it again!" only to be disappointed for a second, third, or thirty-third time. These are the products I have accrued that I just haven't liked.
1. Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation
I thought I loved this product. It made a Monday Must-Haves a few weeks ago I loved it so much. I went to the store had the sales associate help me out when it came to picking a new foundation and she highly recommended the Urban Decay one. She color matched me, put it on, let me walk around the store to see if I liked it while I finished shopping, and I loved it so I bought it. Then after wearing it for a few weeks I realized something that no one else had said in a review. IT SMELLED LIKE PAINT! I was literally putting war paint on my face. I thought that couldn't be a good idea. So I returned the product only to be told "most high-end makeup smells like paint." Uhhhh I don't think so. #SorryNotSorry for being rude to you, but makeup from high-end companies doesn't smell like paint.
2. Benefit They're Real Mascara
I got this product in a large package of multiple mascaras for Christmas. I had heard great things about Benefit products, and seen so many videos about this product in-particular. I loved the packaging. It was easy and pretty slick. But the packaging isn't going to get the job done is it? One swipe of this and my eyelashes went from spread and small to clumpy, gooey, and still small. While I do like the spider-lashes look that Lou Teasdale rocks every once in a while, this is not the product for that. The formula of the mascara was thick and almost like semi-dry but still sticky glue. It just wasn't for me.
3. Maybelline 24 Hour Color Tattoo Eyeshadow- Color: Barely Branded
The 24 Hour Color Tattoo eyeshadows get a lot of hype from beauty bloggers around the world. I love the concept of them, I really do. I think the color range is awesome, and I think they have a great pigmentation on the darker colors. I just think I got the wrong color, so I want to buy a new one. The color "barely branded" is a light champagne gold, but the pigmentation on it is so light that you might as not be wearing anything. So many people use this product as a base for their eyeshadow instead of a primer, which I have tried multiple time, only to be left with creases. I have used a different color from a friend to do her makeup and it looked great all night, so I honestly think it's just this color, but disappointing nonetheless.
4. Too Faced "Naked Dolly" La Creme Color Drenched Lip Creme
There's so much I could say about this product but the first thing that comes to mind is "concealer lips." You know when people put concealer on their lips because to cancel them out so they can draw on lips that are not natural? That's what I feel about this product. The color just isn't good for me. It also came in one of those sample boxes, so I'm not mad about the price tag because the whole box was about $20 for five Too Faced products, three of which I love! I also find that this product settles into the lines in my lips, no matter how dry or moisturized my lips are.
5. Anastasia Clear Brow Gel
Besides the Urban Decay foundation this is the most disappointing of all the products on my list. I went into Sephora to buy something completely different, saw this in a "Brow Bar To Go" box with a set of tweezers and a Brow Wiz pencil. I had heard great things about the Anastasia brand, so I went ahead and put it in my basket. The brow gel and I didn't get along. In fact after one use I threw it away. I did my eyebrows with the pencil then did a quick swipe with the brow gel to set everything in place. I felt like the skin around my eyebrows had tightened almost like when you put Elmer's Glue on your hand and waited for it to dry in elementary school. Then going to take the stuff off was a real struggle. I felt like I had to fight with my eyebrows to get it off, then the unthinkable happened! The brow gel had taken some of the hairs of my right eyebrow with it and made it look like I got a bad wax. (Which I have never gotten my brows waxed before.) Cue real tears because I'm crazy about having my eyebrows even and Cara Delevingne-esque. So my suggestion is just don't.
Are there any products you've found disappointing or not quite right for you? I want to know about it, so tell me in the comments! Also like this post if you've ever had someone at the makeup counter tell you something crazy to get you to buy a product.
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