No one likes to write about disappointing beauty products- especially bloggers who identify as beauty bloggers. Why? Because it's bad business. But being someone that is obsessed with all things beauty, I have tried a lot of products. A lot of those products that I have absolutely loved, and unfortunately some times, some of those products that just haven't lived up to the hype for me. Today I am going to talk about the latter. The products that have disappointed me.
one | Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream with super 7 complex
three | Benefit Air Patrol BB Cream Eyelid Primer
Being a cult favorite, and of course, highly recommended from Kate at The Small Things Blog, I really wanted to love the Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream like I love all the other Fresh products. After lusting over it for months, I finally bit the bullet and grabbed a deluxe travel size from Sephora. That night, I slathered it on my face after washing, and instantly felt greasy. It was so heavy for something that is advertised as lightweight and supposed to be used day and night. So, I thought that maybe it was just me, and decided to look at the reviews.... everyone LOVED it. Out of 1100 reviews, there was only a handful of people that didn't like it and said the same thing that I experienced- that it was greasy and felt heavy. I may be in the minority, but I did return it.
two | Nexxus Comb Thru Volume Finishing Mist Hairspray
I am a big fan of Nexxus products, and when I ran out of my Kenra hairspray, I picked up a travel size of Nexxus Comb Thru Volume Finishing Mist Hairspray since it was advertised as color protective. The first thing I noticed was the smell. It was horrible and I wasn't able to breathe with even spraying a small amount (ie. bangs). The second thing was that the formula made my already thin hair feel sticky and weighed down. The only good thing was the hold- so if it was the 80s, and I wanted big hair, this would be my go to. Until then- it's garbage.
On one of my many trips to Sephora, I was able to get a sample of Benefit's new BB eyelid primer. It was easy to apply, and blended nicely, but it did absolutely nothing to help my eye shadow "pop" or stay all day.
TRESemme is one of the first lines to actually make a reverse shampoo and conditioner, and market them. For those who don't know what the reverse shampoo/conditioner hype is- basically you condition first, wash it out, and then shampoo; the reason is because conditioner typically weighs down your hair. So after using the TRESemme combo, I was not a fan of the products. I didn't see a difference in the volume of my hair, but I did see that my hair was dry. Dry meaning that after I used the 2nd step- shampoo- my hair was so dry and I had to use a hair mask. I promptly returned the set.
Have you ever tried any beauty products that disappointed you?
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