These are the products that haven't really wowed me or had me rushing out to purchase more from the range. I have realized that us bloggers get carried away with the hype, and the moment you take the product home and try it, you're left a tad bit disappointed. I guess we all have to live and learn, right?
*KIKO Soft Light Powder 06
Powders are an essential item in an oily girls makeup bag and this powder didn't really wow me or help control the oil on my skin. To be honest it didn't actually do anything! The colour is extremely sheer and is meant to give a radiance look to the skin, but dusting this over my face, i couldn't see any difference. I thought this might have been a dupe for the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural but it wasn't anywhere close to it!
Smashbox Halo Long Wear Blush Peachy Dream
The colour of this blush is gorgeous but the packaging of this blush sucks! It is a grinding type mechanism and is meant to only shaves off the right amount of product. However, you are left with a lot of remaining product and when left in my makeup bag, the powder goes everywhere even though the lid is firmly shut! This is one you can not take travelling or keep in your handbag, as it will just create too much mess.
Urban Decay Primer Potion Sin
I love the UDPP and when they released the extended shades i ended picking one up, however i should have just stuck to the original. Yes, this has amazing staying power and does everything the original primer potion does, but it changes how eyeshadows appear on the lid! This primer is much more shimmery, so any eyeshadows that go onto the lid become shimmery. Imagine putting a shimmery eyeshadow on top of a shimmery base.....i look like a disco ball! This isn't something that i wanted in a primer and i didn't realize how much it can change the eyeshadow sitting on top of it.
*Clarins 3-Dot Liner
So many bloggers were raving about this item and when i first got it i couldn't figure out how to use it! I am an avid user of gel liner, but i found this eyeliner extremely difficult to use and it even took me longer! I couldn't get the perfect cat eye, as i couldn't drag the tip like a normal eyeliner and it just looked uneven! I can understand the concept of this eyeliner for beginners, but i don't think it's one for people who are comfortable using liquid or gel liners.
NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss Beige
Again, another hyped product! I should have realized that the majority of people raving about this particular shade were a completely different skin tone to me! This 'Beige' shade made me look ill! It is a gorgeous soft pink in the tube, but on my lips and against my skin tone, it just appeared a very blue pink. Beige isn't really a beige and doesn't compliment darker skin tones.
*KIKO Cosmic Light Eyeshadow Palette Hyperreal Taupe
I was excited to try out this product but the eyeshadows wasn't the same pigmented quality that KIKO are known for. I swatched this several times and the two outer shades were just too shimmery to work with and it didn't sit on the skin. As soon as i swatched it, then rubbed my hand over it, the colour just disappeared! The eyeshadows look gorgeous in the palette but didn't come across like that once applied.
Some of these products i will still carry on using, such as the Smashbox blush because i love how the actual product is, and others will end up in the goodbye pile.
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