Even though 99 percent of the time this blog is sunshine, rainbows, and products that tickle me pink, sometimes I don’t always end up liking the products that I buy. I always purchase with the best intentions and most of the time, online reviews steer me in the right direction but sometimes, products are just not what I want or expect
Now to be fair, just because a product didn’t work for me doesn’t mean that it isn’t going to work for you. The success or failure of a beauty product is ultimately up to the individual, their body, and what they are looking for in a certain product. So, I am going to do my best to explain why these products didn’t meet my expectations.
I bought this Freeman Bare Foot Foot Scrub for $3 at Walmart two months ago in the hopes that it would soften my feet for the upcoming summer. However, I was pretty disappointed with it . For one, it’s probably my own fault that I bought something scented with peppermint and plum, but this doesn’t smell very nice.
The product itself has tiny exfoliating beads that you are supposed to massage into the tough areas on your feet. However, they had no effect on me whatsoever. The beads dissolved almost immediately and acted more like a gloopy body lotion more than anything else.
I bought this CoverGirl Clean Foundation for Oily Skin three months ago, and I have used it three times since. To start, the most annoying thing about this is the packaging. It comes in a lovely glass bottle, but there is no pump and, the foundation does not come out of the bottle unless you use a q-tip or something to scoop it out. Why CoverGirl decided that this was okay is beyond me. You can literally hold the bottle upside down forever and no foundation comes out (HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE?)
Overall, I thought this was an okay foundation. It wasn’t what I was looking for in terms of coverage, and the lasting power is okay (6-8 hours). But, it also has a very strong chemical scent that I was not a fan of.
You may be wondering why floss got included in this post, but I have to say, this is the worst floss I have ever used in my life. I’m sorry, Walmart, I love you, really, but trying to yank this out from between my teeth is impossible and, it hurts. My advice? Spend the extra $1 for the Equate Extra Comfort floss. You may get less floss in a package, but trust me, save yourself the aggravation.
I did a full review on this Clinique Acne Solutions Moisturizer a few months back so, I won’t spend a lot of time talking about it. Overall, I wasn’t impressed by this at all, especially for the price I paid ($19.50 at Sephora). It dried out my skin, which is kind of bad for a product claiming to be a moisturizer, but I did like the natural scent that it had.
Oh e.l.f., I don’t feel too bad about this purchase considering it was only $1, but this e.l.f. Eyelid Primer was a fail for me. The formula made my eyes water so badly. I actually had to wash it off because my eyes wouldn’t stop tearing up and ruining my eye makeup.
However, you might want to try this if you are looking for a cheap eye primer because the reviews online are really positive so, my reaction to the formula might be the minority.
Last up is the L’Oreal Telescopic Liquid Eyeliner, which some of you may have seen in my Target haul. I’m glad I only paid half price for this because it really was disappointing. For one, the brush is huge for a liquid liner. As you can see from the swatch (please ignore my very dry hands, climbing chalk sucks all the moisture from your skin) the far left is the actual thickness of the brush with light pressure. The middle is very light pressure and, the right is the lightest pressure I could manage. Overall, this is incredibly difficult to handle and, it’s basically impossible to do winged liner with this due to the rigidity of the brush. Sorry, L’Oreal, love your eyeshadows but your eyeliner let me down.
So, I hope the negativity of this post wasn’t too much of a killjoy. I don’t like to be the Debbie Downer in the blogosphere, but sometimes I want to put my two cents in if it could end up saving you some money in the long run. Don’t worry though, my next post will be back to the sunshine, rainbows, and showcasing products I adore. And, I’ll be countering this post with a favorites post next week. :)
Have you used any products that disappointed you lately? Have you used any of the products in this post and had a different or similar experience?