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Disappointing Beauty Products

Disappointing Beauty Products


Colab Paris Extreme Volume Dry Shampoo
Colab Paris Extreme Volume Dry Shampoo

Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes
Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes

Zoella Sweet Inspirations Double Creme
Zoella Sweet Inspirations Double Creme

Magic Cosmetix Magic Tips
Magic Cosmetix Magic Tips

Disappointing Beauty

Hi guys, 

After reading Allure of a Girl's guest post on Twenty Something Meltdown, I decided to carry out this blogpost. as it’s nice to take a break from talking up the great products and discuss the ones that have disappointed me. I did one of these a few years ago and I still stick by my views on those items but I have some more to throw into the mix. You can’t like everything and a lot of these products you are going to think, what the hell is she talking about, but it’s only my opinion. You may love some of these but we are going to have to agree to disagree I’m afraid as I thought they were pants.

I had high hopes for this little guy as everyone and their mother were raving about the Ruth Crilly launch so I was keen to get my hands on it and see what all the fuss was about. I hated this from the get go. I didn’t like the texture of my hair afterwards and I didn’t like the fragrance either. I used this as I would any other dry shampoo, I held it away from my hair and sprayed onto my roots by sectioning my hair but it left my hair feeling sticky and unclean. I had slight volume but nothing worth raving about. This felt more like a hairspray rather than a dry shampoo so for that reason it gets a thumbs down from me.

I just couldn’t get to grips with this at all. It didn’t do anything for me and it didn’t keep my makeup in place nor did it "erase my pores". Not that I was expecting it to. Instead it left a film over my skin which didn’t feel natural and its texture was quite off putting when I began applying to my skin. 

These have been made for those of us who like to use our fingers to apply makeup. They are silicon tips which are supposed to feel skin like and smooth makeup on easily. I can wholeheartedly disagree. These do not help anything smooth on my face, infact they pull at the product which leaves it looking streaky and not applied properly. I used this to apply concealer before buffing out with a concealer brush but I had to go back in with the doe foot applicator as the product which pretty much non-existent. 

4. Eve Lom Cleanser (£40)
I really wanted to like this as it smelt fantastic and everyone raved about it. Vogue hailed it the "probably the best cleanser in the world" but I have to disagree. I liked how soft it made my skin feel (before the breakouts) and how it took off makeup, don’t get me wrong. I also adored the scent but as far as good skincare went, this was a nightmare. I was left with horrible spots all over my face. At first I thought the skin was purging (although I don’t agree with that statement) so I persisted but after a few weeks I had to stop as my skin was sore to the touch. As soon as I stopped using this, my skin started to heal and thankfully, its back to normal but I would never buy this again as my oily/sensitive skin hated it. Maybe this would be better on dry/normal skin though.

I really disliked this mascara. It done absolutely nothing for my lashes and left me with black rings round my eyes. I can handle a little seeping at the inner corners of my eyes which can easily be removed but this little guy smudged all over my lower lash line, above my eyes and at each corner. I looked like I had been punched in the face which is not a look I go for when wearing mascara, I can assure you. My eyelashes felt limp, there was no length,no separating, no curl and no volume. The only good thing was the fact that my lashes looked black at the roots but that’s not enough for me, I need a mascara to create some fabulous eyelashes not little black stumps!

I bought this off the back of many reviews online and I am gutted that it didn’t work on me. It took far too long to work into the skin, regardless of how much I used and left me with white streaks up and down my body. I also woke up with the worst smell coming from my skin when I wore this overnight after applying after a bath one night. The smell was disgusting. I can safely say this has never happened with any other body lotion, butter or cream I have used before going to sleep but this was horrible. I also didn’t like the smell it left throughout the day, I can’t quite explain it, but it was almost like a fusty smell, you know if you leave wet clothes for too long and they carry that lingering smell. I thought it actually was my clothes for a hot minute, but it wasn’t, it was this bloody cream. 


That’s all I have today guys. Just because I didn’t like these particular items doesn’t mean I hate the people or the rest of the products. I actually adore everything else that I have tried from Maybelline, Charlotte Tilbury and Zoella but I didn’t get on well with these at all. I haven't sampled anything else from Eve Lom, Magic Cosmetics or Colab but I will try some of their other products to see how I get on with them. Let me know in the comments if you disagree with any of my choices as I like to know how you got on with them too.

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8 comments

  1. The Eve Lom cleanser left my skin very red, sore and angry! I love the original Colab Dry Shampoo but haven't tried the extreme version. I remember Fleur saying she didn't like that CT mascara - having said that, I'd love to try her new mascara! xx

    Beautylymin| Abercrombie & Fitch First Instinct Giveaway

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    1. I havent tried the original Colab, I may have to pick that up to see if its any better.
      I might pick up her new mascara too as everyone has been talking about it and it sounds amazing.
      Thanks for commenting :) xx

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  2. I thought I was the only one that didn't love COLAB! I just don't get the hype, it's awful xx

    Gemma ♡ Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. I agree! I thought I would like it but I couldnt get on board at all. Maybe its just this range so I will give the original ones a go and see how they compare :) xx

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  3. I find the Eve Lom cleanser ridiculously over priced . It's basically mineral oil to which they added some fragrance, to further irritate your skin. And they charge 40 £ for a tiny jar of it? Mind boggling! I can make my own cleanser with better ingredients for a quarter of the price. I also agree that the CT mascara is more hype than results. My precious Pupa Vamp is a thousand times better than it ( and almost every other mascara I've tried). I really have to get out of the YouTube hype trap!

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    1. Yeah as soon as a product is hyped up, I need to try it and more often that not, I am disappointed. Totally agree with the eve lom cleanser, I forgot to put a picture up of my face but found the picture on my phone so will upload to show people what it actually done to my skin xx

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  4. I'm surprised that you're disappointed with the baby skin pore eraser, I find it more useful than the famous benefit porefessional xx

    www.itsmeganelizabeth.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I like the BPF but not 100% convinced on it thats why I bought this one but I couldnt get to grips with it at all as it literally done nothing for me. My make up slipped off throughout the day and it didnt minimise my pores at all xx

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