Monday, 12 October 2015

Disappointing Products: What Went Wrong?

Hi Guys,

It pains me to write this post... It's rare that I find products that I don't love, as I tend to rather go for products that I have researched a lot of online and heard great reviews of. I hardly make a purchase on a whim anymore and although I miss it, its saved me so much money in the long run. However there are still those odd few that just haven't been my best buds of the beauty world.
 Quite a few of these products I thought I could love, but now I realise for me they were quite a let down. I want to think I'm just using them ridiculously wrong or theres a secret way to get the most from them, but I just don't think they personally agree with me. I'd love to know how you get on with these products if you've tried them, as I really want to give them their second chance!
One of the products that I was quite sad not to love was the Soap and Glory Sexy MotherPucker Lip Shine Lacquers (Sorry it's not pictured, but I have no idea where I've put it!). I am a big fan of the Original Sexy MotherPucker Plumping Gloss, so I just presumed they would be the same, except the Lip Lacquers would have a tint. I was wrong, the Lacquers are so much thicker and I find them really sticky, I wish they were as fluid and have more slip to them like the Plumping Gloss.

Back in 2013 when the Rimmel Apocalips first launched, I was pretty smitten with them. I still do love them for the same reasons, they're pigmented and long lasting. But one thing I have never gotten over is the flavour/smell, I just cant stand it and the perks of these glosses have worn off now that I've found others. Being abandoned to the back of the drawer, never to be seen again and its such a shame because they're really not awful products for any other reasons, but the artificial cherry scent is something I cant stomach.

I feel like I must be using this one wrong, as everyone raved about the Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain's so of course I wanted one. But me and this particular stain don't want to get along. I will happily try loads of these types of glosses as I love the effect they have, leaving this lips looking glossy and plastic like without any stickiness. Although its not sticky, I've found once I apply it, it kind of shrinks back on itself like shrinking plastic if that makes sense. I have to apply loads and I just cant seem to get the even coverage I was hoping for. If there's any tricks on how to get this to apply like a dream, please let me know!
Possibly one of the most famous makeup products to ever grace the earth is the YSL Touche Eclat. Andrew from Beauty and the Boy knows exactly how much I want to cry over ever purchasing this, it seemed like a miracle in a pen when I tried it in store. Although its a highlighter and not a concealer, it just seemed to solve all my dark circle issues in a few swipes. Fast forward to me using it on myself and I cant say I get the same effect... I find for me its an ok highlight, but personally I just prefer a full on highlighter such as Illamasqua Gleam in Aurora or MAC Soft and Gentle, this one just doesn't do it for me, but I can see how it can be favoured as a quick and subtle brightener.

I must admit I used to swear by this stuff and it was my favourite foundation from the drugstore, (it gives one of the best glows!), however now I'm not entirely sure what's happened to the Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation. I'm not sure if the formulation has been changed, not only that but the shades have definitely been changed. I used to have an almost perfect match, which is rare for me as usually drugstore foundations aren't pale enough. However now I just find I have to mix it with other shades and it doesn't seem to last as long on my skin and just slips off, even when powdered. If there's a specific way to make it last, again let me know!

Im kind of hoping I'm just not using these products correctly as I just want to love them! But I guess they're just not for me, I've heard so many great things about them from others too, so they definitely work. Hopefully a magical miracle will happen and I'll suddenly fall in love!

Eloise x


  1. I really don't like Wake Me Up foundation! I bought it ages ago and I still have the whole thing... It didn't last at all on me *literally like 3 hours* and I looked like a twilight character...

  2. I own one of those Revlon Moisture Stains and I have to say I didn't like it much either. It isn't much of a stain at all. It looks more like a really thick gloss. I've only used it once and I don't know where I've put it now.
    Thanks for sharing! Now I know what not to buy. :)
    Aria | Girl in a Whimsical Land

  3. I really didn't get on with the Wake Me Up foundation, I'd heard great reviews and really love the Wake Me Up concealer so it was especially disappointing how rubbish it was on my skin! I've never really got the fuss over Apocalips either - I just found them really difficult to apply and super sticky and smudgey!

    Misia xx |

  4. I recently tried the wake me up foundation again as I saw they had porcelain which is a new light shade and perfect for my pale skin. But, the wear time is terrible on it!
    Pretty Mad Things .. xo

  5. Sorry to hear your unsuccessful stories ­čś× so fast I only have one - the Younique mascara, I just can't get on with it xx

  6. I've never really noticed the smell of the Apocalips, I just picked one up to sniff and I see what you mean though it probably won't put me off wearing them. I do reach for other lip products first though. Wake Me Up is a hit and miss with me, sometimes I love it and sometimes I don't but I can't put a finger on why. x

    Megan |

  7. I also was really put off by the smell of apocalips, It got so bad it started to trigger my migraines so I have completely got rid of them from my small lippie collection :(

  8. Thanks for the mention! :) i cant believe how much you hate Touche Eclat and i absolutely love it haha cant get enough :P

  9. I have the Revlon Moisture Stain and I like it! I find it can be hard to get it even when applying but I use a lipliner underneath and that solves out the problem! Try it and let me know how you get on!

    Jasmine ||

  10. Oh no, I love the Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation. It´s the only one where I can get a perfect match and I love the effect it has on my skin. It´s the perfect mixture between glow and matte for me. I need to purchase a new one now and now that you said they might have changed the formula, I am kind of skeptical towards it.
    xx Lisa | Following Lisa


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