Its been nearly six months since I wrote my last disappointing products post, so having only five products in that time that I did not enjoy, is actually quite good going I feel. I love these type of posts as for the most point, I am singing the praises of products I enjoy, so its good to see what things do not perform in my opinion.
You should know by now how much I love the Body Shop Body Butters, they appeared as one of my top 14 beauty products of 2014, and I literally cannot live without them. One of my subscribers suggested their Body Sorbet as an alternative and when I placed and order before Christmas I decided to pick one up. The smell is gorgeous, I love the Satsuma range and have bought numerous products from this line but the texture is dreadful. I am quite liberal with my body moisturizer an apply it after every shower, without fail so have been though a fair few. When rubbed into the skin, this felt as though my skin was peeling off, the way it does when you get sunburn. It felt very bitty and felt quite dry. Its quite hard to explain, but I was so disappointed as there are not many products that I dislike from The Body Shop, but this was not good. I shall be sticking to the Body Butters from now on!
I used some of my Sephora reward points to buy this as heard that it was good and thought the brush looked similar to Maybelline The Falsies one, which is my all-time favorite drugstore mascara. The brush I have to say was the only good thing about this mascara as I love how it hugs the lashes. The formula was awful though, it was extremely dry so I found it very difficult to build up product on my lashes and needed at least three coats for definition. It did lengthen my lashes after a lot of hard work, but did not find it to be volumizing at all, which is actually the selling point of the mascara. I appreciate I got a sample size and I sometimes think the full size gives a better opinion of a product, but unfortunately I won’t be repurchasing this. Save your pennies and buy Maybelline The Falsies if you like this type of brush.
As Charlotte Tilbury is queen of the feline flick, I was excited to try out her black liquid liner, but it was not for me. The liner is lovely and fine but the nib is just so god damn hard, which makes application difficult. I don’t find much flexibility in the pen and therefore find it difficult to create the perfect feline flick, a look that I wear nearly daily! The Kat Von D Tattoo Liner is far superior as it has just the right amount of flexibility to create the best winged liner of your life. Sorry Charlotte, but I literally am obsessed with every other product you have created!
Another liner I am afraid, and this one, for me was just terrible, I literally could not work with it at all! This is more of a gel liner with applicator but I found that too much product dispensed, making it so hard to get a precise line. I found it to be quite patchy and not neat in the slightest and ended up in a bit of a black-eyed mess. I have tried to work with it a couple of times, but it is simply not for me. There was so much hype about this product, which it certainly didn’t live up to! I know a lot of people like this though, but I seriously don’t know how they got it to work for them!
When I initially bought this, the intention was to use it to smoke out shadow under the lower lash line. When I first bought it, it was no problem at all and did the job well, however, after a few washes, the brush has become extremely scratchy and now it literally hurts to smudge shadow there. The skin is very thin and sensitive under the eyes and I need the brush I use to be delicate and soft. I have a few Crownbrush brushes and I don’t think that the quality is quite there with some of their cheaper brushes so after they have been washed several time, they loose some of they shape and softness. For affordable brushes, I shall be sticking with Real Techniques I am afraid!
Please bear in mind that these are just my views and these are products that have not worked for me. Everyone is different and has different likes/dislikes and views on things, so what might not work for me, may work for you. It’s all a game of trial and error and I love that about beauty!
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