Usually before I buy products I am quite methodical, bordering obsessed with research.
I read reviews, look at swatches, browse videos but sometimes, I have the whim purchase, most of these fall into the latter category.
My list of products I am currently using and am disappointed with.
L’Oreal Color Riche Balm
I purchased this because I heard from a fellow blogger this particular shade (Pink Satin) was the perfect daily wash of color with hydration.
Well…I can kind of see what she was speaking of but here are my thoughts.
Pigmentation, close to zero. I have to swipe it about 10x across my lips to see the pink, and I don’t think I have very pigmented lips.
Hydration? Without eating/drinking/talking this doesn’t even last 30 minutes on the lips. It has a shine but it is very short lived.
Luckily since each application requires 10 swipes I should be able to get through this very quickly – another con.
Hope to be finishing this up soon.
10 swipes later
I think it looks better in the photo than real life...
Nivea Kiss of Moisture Balm in Raspberry Kiss
When these came out about two months ago? The hunt was on! I scoured several CVS’s to find these and when I spotted them I quickly and happy grabbed raspberry Kiss. The pros are this smells amazing. Like raspberry sherbet. That’s where the pro’s end. Oops, pro-singular!
This is not the most hydrating lip balm I had ever tried, or even close for that matter. It leaves a semi nudish white cast on the lips, a color I am very unsure of, along with a list of bad ingredients which I don’t enjoy putting near my mouth.
I might not even finish this, this might find a home in the bin.
Khiels Creme de Corps Body Butter
During the mad rush of Black Friday deals I grabbed myself a small Khiels kit. Now I have not had the best luck with the brand but this sample box held several items I had always had my eye on. One of them being this body butter. I love body butters, I have dry skin on my legs and arms and always enjoyed the smell of this line, along with what looked to be a luxuriously thick product.
Well….first I will state, this is not as moisturizing as anticipated. All my Body Shop Body Butters seems to add more hydration to the skin than this did.
Second was the actual sample. The tub looks quite nice in size. Wrong. Where the label start on top of the container is the bottom of the container. There was so little product in this for the pot. Waste of plastic.
I am glad I got to try this sample, because now I am now assured to never buy the full size.
Khiels Ultra Facial Cleanser
Also found in my sample box from Khiels was this cleanser I had always noted as something to try. I had used the Ultra Facial moisturizer in the past with success and have always been curious on the line's counter part. I have been an avid user of my Clarins wash now for some time, and this was quite different but not in a way I enjoyed. The cleanser was a gel - I did not know this, and it doesn't lather well. I am thankful it is unscented but when I apply it, i just doesn't really seem to sink in to clean my face well. I have reserved to use this now for travel or to wash off any residue product after Bioderma.
*EDIT* no joke I just learned how to use this about an hour ago, you need far more product than I would have guessed but the froth does come up. No longer a disappointment, but I would not purchase this still.
Benefit's Stay Don't Stray
Another sample! At least I am getting through them! I have been on the hunt for a eye shadow primer that is the color of skin so I can just simply apply it and that's it! I don't want to use shadow everyday but want to brighten my lids a bit and I figured if it was flesh colored and primer in one, it won't crease. This product had all of the above qualifications but the last, it creased, bad. I applied it, spread it out, and before leaving the house within 30 minutes of application all I saw was creased primer! Not even an hour? I just rubbed it off a bit and declared this a current disappointment.
Etude House Blush in 05 Lovely Pink
A gift, a non purchase I received long ago. I never used this because I could tell from looking at it, it would lack pigmentation. I finally tried it on and was spot on. Pretty much zero color with not a very smooth texture. I DID however find a use for this. Since it is so low in pigment but has a bit of shimmer I have been using this to set my cream blushes and it has been working great. Thought I found a way to use this, I do not predict these being in my shopping cart if I ever go overseas.
Lastly the largest disappointment but not shown above are the new L'Oreal Color Riche Eyeshadow palettes.
I owned the one in Snooze something...
I literally bought it for the packaging (sucker!!!)
Quite possible the worst shadows I have used in my life. Rough/not smooth, skips, and zero pigmentation.
Gave this away immediately, could not even try to work through it.
Current products I am using at the moment and having a bit of a struggle to get through but will carry on!
Have you tried any disappointing products recently?