Episode 1: Disappointing Products

Disappointing Products

Whilst putting this post together I came to realise that I have actually been quite lucky where products are concerned as despite having purchased a lot since I started blogging there have rarely been any products which have truly left me disappointed; having said that there are three here which left me feeling rather flat.

The first product I have chosen is probably the most controversial within the blogging community because I know a lot of you are huge fans of the Caudalie Beauty Elixir. For a rather long time I put off buying this little bottle because in all honesty I wasn’t too sure what it was supposed to do.  One day however whilst I was in SpaceNk curiosity finally got the better of me which of course resulted in picking one up. The Caudalie Beauty Elixir is according to the Caudalie website ‘…a powerful plant based anti-dull complexion treatment…’ which sounds all well and good but in my case I have to say that I’ve seen no benefits at all from using it. I’ve read a lot of reviews on this product over the last two years where people have stated that they don’t like the smell which is a shame as I do but for £9.50 I think I’ll be using it as a make up setting spray for the remainder of its life even though I can’t see any improvement in this area either and then we will be departing our separate ways.

My next product is the Rimmel Scandaleyes Micro Liner which boasts a super thin nib to help you create a precise line. When I first saw this in Boots I immediately wanted it, I feel like the clumsiest person to have ever graced the planet when it comes to using liner therefore any product which sounds like it will make the job easier is one that I have to try. I have to give it to Rimmel the nib on this is one of the thinnest I have seen and if it wasn’t for all the problems I had the overall design would have made a great liner. First of all within two weeks of owning the liner I found that it had dried up and was pretty much unusable. This was the icing on the somewhat dry cake as the liner within those two weeks had been pretty poor in terms of quality anyway. Patchy lines, flaking and longevity were all issues that I had with this so sadly I cannot recommend it to anybody; I hope if you have this that you had a much better experience than I did.

The Dr Jart Water Fuse BB Cream was probably the product that I was most looking forward to trying from this small selection today however once again it just did not live up to the hype with one reason and one reason alone being why. This bb cream is available in one shade only, a shade to suit all skin tones which for me is a claim that I just cannot agree with in my experience. This is sadly too pink for me and makes my skin look a funny colour despite blending profusely; having said that this is a lovely bb cream I just really wish that the shade range was more practical.

Have you tried any of these products before?