It's always a sad day when you try a new product from a brand you love and you hate it. Because we're bound to have high hopes and expect to instantly love it.
So I thought I'd share my product woes with you today to lessen the pain ever so lightly. Of course I will still go back to said brands and most likely make friends with them once again but for now all of these products are being booted out of my makeup collection!
Revlon Colorstay Shadowlinks in Plum and Sand
£2.99 - Boots here
Me and Revlon go way back. I remember they were someone of the first lipsticks I tried as an adult and I still to this day I swear by their lip products. So whilst shopping online I decided I needed to tried out their eyeshadows as I'd never gotten around to. I went for the Shadowlinks as the idea of linking your eyeshadows together to create your own palette is pretty ingenious. But sadly what was inside just didn't live up to my expectations. I found both eyeshadows to be extremely chalky in texture and dry which just isn't flattering on the lids and makes blending a bit of a nightmare. I also found the pigmentation to be lacking compared to cheaper eyeshadows from MUA and Makeup Revolution. These had so much potential but sadly the quality just isn't there!
Rimmel 24hr Super Curler Mascara
£4.99 - ASOS here
When a mascara goes and calls itself Super Curler you expect it to curl. Am I right, or am I right? So when I whipped this out of my Powder Beauty Drawer I expected fanned out lashes that would last all day. Instead the result for much like any other standard mascara. It gave a bit of volume but the curl that was there was from using eyelash curlers. Within hours my eyelashes had drooped back down to their normal sorry state and I was thinking how glad I was that I didn't actually spend any money on it. This may have been able to curl better if the brush hadn't of been so damn huge but due to the size I just couldn't get in there to the base of my lashes and wiggle n' push away. As an average mascara it's ok and it does actually stay on the lashes without smudging or flaking at least.
B. Pure Micellar Cleansing Oil
£6.99 - Superdrug here
Over the past year or so I've tried quite a number of B. from Superdrug skincare products and loved them all! For me they're an understated brand that deserves more attention and coverage online. So when placing a random little Superdrug of products I didn't need I decided to pop this interesting looking Micellar Cleansing Oil into my basket. My saving grace was that it was half price so a total bargain but I simply didn't think it removed makeup that well. You see you are supposed to first wet your face, then sweep over your makeup with a splash of the oil on a cotton pad and then remove the excess with a clean cotton pad. Now wetting the skin did makes sense but after rubbing the oil soaked pad around your face the oil had pretty much soaked into the skin so when I went back in with a dry cotton pad it removed very little makeup. I could use this as a normal cleanser with warm water and a flannel but it also feels very thin for a cleansing oil but not in a smooth silky way and it really is over fragranced for no real reason. Sadly this will be passed onto someone that doesn't mind a cleanser that doesn't fully remove makeup.
Models Own Copper Chrome Nail Polish
£4.99 - Superdrug here
For the longest time I've been such a cheerleader of Models Own products and would say they are in my top 3 nail polish brands as the formulas are great and I love how creative they get with each collection. So when the Chrome collection with the amazing mirrored packaging was launched I was pretty darn excited. I heart emoji'd over that Copper shade like you wouldn't believe and so when I got my paws on it I had high hopes for it. Now I should have really shown you what Copper Chrome looks like on the nails because a picture is worth a thousand words and you would instantly have seen why it was such a let down. But you can see swatches of the full collection courtesy of Nail Lacquer UK here. The other shades in the collection really are stunning especially the chrome blue, however Copper Chrome reminds me of that old fashioned pearl shade my nan was ever so fond of - just not flattering or anything like the gorgeous bottle, basically a total let down. As for the formula is wasn't as thick as I'd have liked and due to having a metallic finish shows up imperfections and ridges in the nails. I kind of feel like Models Own wanted to get on the copper trend but couldn't execute the shade well enough.
I'd love to know if you've ever experienced any rubbish products from brands you love!