Disappointing Products


When you love trying out new beauty & skincare products, there are bound to be those ones that just  don't do it for us. The ones that have the potential to be our new best friends, but end up just not cutting it at all. Here are some of my disappointing products:

Rimmel Match Perfection Loose Powder

I tried this after reading some good reviews about it, I usually love anything Rimmel come up with, but when I tried this, I just was not satisfied. This powder doesn't give me the coverage I would like at all. It is also very messy which makes it very hard to apply without having big patches of powder all over your face. I open this pot up ever so carefully just knowing it's all going to spill out on me. It also comes with one of those pointless puffer things, how are we supposed to use this! Just puff all the powder on our face!? I need to blend Rimmel! 

La Roche-Posay - Effaclar Foaming Gel & A.I. Targeted Breakout Corrector

 After everyone raving about the Effaclar Duo, I thought hey, why not try the whole range? I gave these products a good amount of time to work their magic, I used both of them up and my skin has not got better at all. At first I noticed that they got rid of some oiliness and did dry my spots out after washing, which made me feel good about these products. After actually finishing them though I realised, wow you actually haven't done anything to my face at all except dry it out. Especially the sides of my face, this cleanser has really dried my hairline and left it very flaky! The targeted breakout corrector has done absolutely nothing also. For some reason in the last 6 months I have had really terrible skin that I am not used to. These products have not helped at all. Sorry La Roche-Posay:/

Topshop Lipstick "Ruthless"

Okay this one is partly my own fault. I was after the perfect Autumnal plumb colour. I went in to Topshop looking for a specific shade and I couldn't find it (don't you just hate it when this happens!). I didn't actually swatch this lipstick before buying, but the colour on the end looked really pretty so I just bought it anyway. To my surprise when I opened this at home, the lipstick is almost black! I tried it anyway thinking oh it won't be that dark! This shade is not for me, it is not the perfect plumb I wanted at all. It is a very dark, Gothic purple. This is probably a gorgeous shade on someone else, but it just wasn't what I was looking for.

Liz Earle Skin Repair Light Moisturiser

 When I tried the Liz Earle skin range, I was soooooo excited and was expecting miraculous things from this, oh so magical range. My skin wasn't that bad when I started using this range, I just wanted to make it more healthy. I opted for the light moisturiser as I was only 19 and if anything my skin was probably normal/slightly oily. The Cleanse & Polish and Skin Tonic were okay, but this moisturiser was so bad on me! It made my skin so greasy and it felt like my skin was almost sweating through the day when I had used this. My skin before was not super greasy at all, if anything it was probably more normal, so I really wonder what this would be like if  I had greasy skin to start with. I tried using teeny amounts of the moisturiser and only using at night, but in the end I just had to stop using it. After using this range, I have never had such bad skin in my life. I don't mean to be dramatic but it's true. I know thousands of people have had amazing results with Liz Earle, but I really do think that my skin has got a lot worse since using these products. Liz Earle was a massive disappointment for me!:(

LUSH Snow Fairy Shower Gel

 I know there are a lot of people out there who love this shower gel, but sadly I am not one of them. After watching a lot of Youtuber's say how amazing and perfect and gorgeous this shower gel is, I just had to get it! I usually love sweet scents and Snow Fairy is the cutest name, I was really excited to give this a go! At first in the shop I was disappointed by the smell and wasn't sure I really liked it that much. I bought a small bottle anyway just to give it a go. I love shower gels that really lather up and make you feel super duper clean! This product just doesn't do that for me I'm afraid:(

Sorry we're all doom and gloom today! I hope you enjoyed this post, I love reading/watching other peoples disappointing posts so hope you have too. 

What are your thoughts on these products?


  1. I love these posts, they are so good at helping me avoid duds, I too was tempted to try more in the Effaclar range after my success with "duo" and now I won't. xx


    1. I know I love them too! Just because it didn't work for me, doesn't mean it won't for you, but I still think its helpful to read different reviews on products:) xx



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