I’m not a negative person and I always like to look for the best in everything but I though it was about time I share some products that I really didn’t get on with and just were not worth the hype in my opinion. I have nothing against the brands mentioned in this post, I just personally didn’t get on with the products mentioned, that being said they may work for other people, these are just my opinions!
Mac Amber Times Nine
This palette was talked about so much when it first came out. Mac individual shadows are amazing so I though this palette was great value as you get nine shades for £25. The first thing I was gutted by was the size of this palette, it’s really seriously tiny, it’s definitely a travel size palette which isn’t really made obvious on the site! The shadows seems to have a completely different formula than Mac’s usual shadows, they’re not pigmented, there’s a lot of fall out and they just blend out to nothing. I have drug store palettes that are way better quality and 10x cheaper!
Indy Luxe Brushes
I was so disappointed by these brushes. I know so many beauty bloggers are ambassadors for this brand but I honestly was not impressed with the quality. The brushes feel light and plasticy, the brush hairs are scratchy and I just did not get on with the set I have. They’re very overpriced in my opinion. This rainbow set costs £24. The brushes are also really weirdly sized, they’re bigger than travel sized but too small to be full sized. The actual brush heads are also too big to be eye brushes and too small to be face brushes.
The Ordinary Salicylic Acid
I was going to write a full review of The Ordinary’s Salicylic Acid and what it did to my skin but I felt it was better to mention in this post. I was really gutted that I didn’t get on with this product as I’d heard so many amazing things about The Ordinary. It made my skin go red, extremely flaky and itchy! It took my skin three to four weeks to recover as it was so dry! It’s the worst reaction I’ve ever had to a product. I honestly wouldn’t advise trying this if you have sensitive or dry skin. I wasn’t ready to give up on the brand just yet though, I’ve since used their foundations and really liked them both. I’ve particularly fallen in love with The Ordinary’s Serum foundation!
Mac Studio Fix Fluid
This foundation majorly did not agree with my skin! It’s also a lot darker than the other Mac foundations I have in the shade NW13 and clings to every bit of dry skin I’ve got. It looks cakey when applied with a brush or beauty blender. I’ve tried mixing it with moisturiser and using it with and without a primer but nothing helps. This foundation just does not work for me.
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
I actually got rid of this which is why it’s not in the photos, I felt it was worth mentioning though. I know this is so well loved in the beauty blogger community but I find it just did not work for me. I gave it a fair shot but it just looks so muddy and orange on my pale skin. When I treated myself to the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow palette it just proved to me how much Hoola wasn’t working for me so I gave it to a friend with a more tanned complexion.
It felt so strange to be writing such negative things, I normally only share the positive products that I love! Please let me know if you liked this sort of post and if you’d like to see more in the future?