The Products That Just Didn’t Work For Me In 2014

Hi everyone,

Today I’ll my sharing my thoughts on some beauty products that I tried in 2014 but didn’t like! Obviously they aren’t awful products but they just didn’t work for me. Some of the products below are ones loved by many and are really well known but they didn’t perform as well as I had expected and imagined them to be.

products that just didnt work for meGarnier Tinted Eye Roll On – I cant seem to find the exact image of the one I tried as I think it may be discontinued. While I really liked the metal roller ball to cool and de-puff under the eye, I found the tinted formula to be really thin and unable to cover any dark circles and the shade seemed to oxidise throughout the day, causing it to become more orange.

Olay Fresh Effects Va Va Vivid Cleansing System – I found the cleanser to be stripping on my normal-dry skin but I was most interested in trying the brush which is shaped much more differently to the other cleansing brushes on the market. I found its rubber bristles to be too large to really clean out the pores and it was too gentle as I didn’t find a difference  in my skin after using it to cleanse.

Australis Eyeshadow Primer – I’d heard amazing things about this primer and I was really struggling with my oily lids at the time so I rushed to give this a go. Unfortunately the formula was quite greasy and didn’t mattify my eyelids at all! The design of the tube is also a let down as it’s hard to really get a good amount of product on the brush.

Australis Tint My Brow – While the Dark Brown shade did seem a little red in the tube, I wanted to give it a go anyway but found that the formula was just too red for my dark brows and fair skin.

Transformulas Eye Lifting Gel* – This is a favourite of lots of celebrities, including Victoria Beckham and Elizabeth Hurley so I really expected wonders with this product. I really love the doe foot applicator to apply the clear gel but I used it for over a month and didn’t see any immediate or long term differences as promised. It also leaves a slight tacky feel after application.

Jordana Best Lash Extreme Volumising Mascara – I must be the only one in the world who doesn’t like this mascara! I’m not sure if I received a bad tube but I found the formula didn’t really lengthen or volumise my lashes and instead left them clumpy and a bit hairy looking because the formula was quite thick/dry.

VS Sassoon Big Hair Styler 1000 – The first time I tried this styler, I really struggled but a few months ago I decided to dig it out and try it again but it was just too hard to use! It’s quite large and I struggled to control the rotations which led to my hair being tangled and stuck on the brush.

Schick Intuition Pure Nourishment Razor – At first, I really liked this razor as although it is quite bulky, it was very moisturising and the blades were sharp but after just a few full uses, the blades became blunt and the conditioning solid wore away unevenly.


Have you tried any of these products?

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