Disappointing Products

Friday, July 17, 2015

Unfortunately for me sometimes, not every product has been able to live up to its high hopes and expectations, I have gathered through its reputation as a 'cult product' or as being the latest 'must have hype'. Don't get me wrong here, the majority of products I own have certainly exceeded my expectations but in today's post I thought I would share with you my honest review of some disappointing products.

Benefit They're Real Mascara
I just do not get the hype for this one at all. I find the brush to be quite spiky and can be quite irritating to apply, the actual product itself is also not the best at lengthening my lashes. I will admit however it works brilliantly as for applying bottom lash mascara but it doesn't do anything for my top lashes. Rather than lifting my lashes I find they appear to look almost as if they are drooping. This shall result in excess, frantic application to achieve the perfection I am searching for but then I am left with sore and clumpy looking spider lashes. A real disappointment. 

Benefit They're Real Eyeliner
This product does work well when you get to grips with it but I still cannot at all. I always seem to dispense too much product as I am sat there twisting it for a good couple of minutes and nothing is happening; it then decides to all come out at once. Annoying, I know. I also find this product to be quite dry, making it difficult to spread across the lid. Furthermore the product comes out in clumps which doesn't make the issue of dryness any easier and lastly, it is super messy slotting the accuflex back into the tip and I am usually left with black covered fingers. I wish I could love this, but I just can't.

Rimmel Stay Matte Primer
This product is such a shame for me because when I wear this without make-up it certainly keeps my skin looking fresh and oil free. However, underneath make-up is a completely different story. I have combination skin and I find that this product will cling to the drier parts of my face, leaving my base looking messy, dry and very patchy. Definitely not the look I am going for.

Percy and Reed Volumising No Oil Oil
A complete and utter disappointment. I picked this up with Elle a couple months back and was really hoping it would actually add even just the tiniest bit of volume to my extremely flat roots. But nothing, absolutely nothing. I have used this on several occasions and it has given no lift to my hair whatsoever, I am completely better off using dry shampoo. A complete and utter let down.

Lush Santa's Lip Scrub
Now I'm not sure if I picked up a dodgy batch but this limited edition flavour is horrible. Over time my product became hard and the flavouring has completely reduced to water, it tastes disgusting. Definitely nothing like coca cola. I had to stab this with a knife several times to bring the consistency back to its original form, however it all began to clump together like a cake mixture. I am assuming this must just be a bad batch considering my Bubblegum and The Kiss ones are perfectly fine but either way, it is disgusting.

A bit more of a negative outlook towards products than usual on Clarke Couture, but hey we can't be impressed by everything! Have you ever tried any of these products? Let me know what you thought in the comments below! Until next time lovelies,

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  1. LipstickandLighteningJuly 17, 2015 at 9:34 AM

    Great post! I was also so let down by They're Real! mascara. I don't get the hype at all x

  2. nice

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  3. It's such a let down, Roller Lash is much better in my opinion! x

  4. They're Real! mascara dried out so quickly for me and just clumps my eyelashes every time I use it. >:(


  5. Such a shame isn't it?! I really don't see why there's such a big hype surrounding it!

  6. I wanted to try the They're Real mascara but when I saw the brush in real life, I knew I wouldn't like it. I think drugstore mascaras are sometimes even better than high end ones.

    I tried the Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate and it was a huge disappointment for me. It's supposed hydrated your skin but when I woke my cheeks were really dry and flaky... I found a similar product from Body Shop though which I LOVE :) xx

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  7. I agree, the Maybelline Rocket Volume Express is one of my favourites! And I've heard a lot of things about Kiehl's skincare but never gave them a try for myself. I guess not every product can work for every person but that's such a shame it made your skin even drier! At least you found a great alternative :)xx

  8. i dont like the benefit mascara and eyeliner either! chanel is def my favourite :)

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  9. I'd love to try something by Chanel!! xx

  10. I haven't actually tried any of these, but now I know what to avoid haha!

    Hannah | Rated In Beauty

  11. Oh no it does sound like you got a dud in the lip scrub as mine's still perfect from Christmas! I love They're Real but mascara is so personal, though I instantly regretted buying the liner as it's so tricky to work with and dries too fast! I also agree that the Stay Matte primer reduces shine but doesn't do anything else you expect from a primer xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  12. I must have done because my bubblegum and the kiss are perfectly fine! Completely, I have very small lashes and they're real unfortunately didn't lift them the way I hoped it would! The liner is so hard to use, I'd love to get better at it but it's so frustrating haha! And yeah definitely, I was disappointed as I love the stay matte powder!xx

  13. Thats a real shame about the Rimmel primer! really odd how it acts different under foundation too!

    Caroline x

  14. This post is such a good idea! So many people just talk about good products and what they recommend. It's good to know what products aren't actually what some people say they are x

    daniellelgreaves.blogspot.co.uk xo

  15. Thank you! As well as helping the blogger, I think it also helps the brand to see where they can improve with honest reviews x


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