Sunday, 2 February 2014

The Meh Products

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.

Do you have any meh products?

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  1. Love this post, I know what you mean with the UDPP, it's just too much shimmer xxx

  2. i totally agree with you on the smashbox one. i usually just take my blush brush from real techniques and swirl in it without grinding. it goes and picks up the product from the little holes. :)


  3. Oho , the palette , blush and primer potion looked so good, sad that they didn't work well .

  4. I have always wanted to try out the NYX gloss but I should probably steer clear. I always buy things not realising the people who have raved about it have a complexion completely different to my own! xx

  5. I dont have any meh products but loads of wow products like the hourglass powders space nk have the new blushes on pre order right now and ive been looking forward to those and just ordered 3!!! Guys go have a look!!!!

  6. lol, i love this post especially when you speak of buying things and realising I read/watch too many caucasian bloggers coz none of the recommendations don't suit me AT ALL! I do like NYX mega shine lipgloss in Miami Babe. It's' my perfect 'nude colour' (i'm NC44 in mac) and I always get lovely comments.