Thursday, 16 January 2014

Products I Regret Buying

Products I Regret Buying

As a beauty blogger and self - confessed make - up junkie, sometimes I buy things hoping for the best and I am left disappointed. I love reading rave reviews about products, but I find it so helpful when I find a blog post about things that have left the consumer disappointed. It gives a good heads up to think more about picking it up myself. I have devised a post sharing with you four products I have been disappointed with. Off  - course this is all of my own opinion, others may love these products but this is me giving my two cents.

MUA Matte Perfect Primer
Being a huge fan of MUA products, I bought this hoping it would be a great product. Unfortunately, for me, it seemed to just clog up my pores and really didn't work for me. I didn't like the consistency of the product, and didn't feel it controlled my oily skin at all, as it is advertised to. I think it is probably because it is a matte primer, which is probably not the best for my skin type, so this off course is not MUA's fault. I was just a little disappointed it didn't work for me, but hey-ho, you win some you lose some! 

Revlon Precision Lash Adhesive
I picked this up in hope to improve my false lashes staying put for a longer amount of time. I picked out the clear drying white version. Thinking this would be better than the tiny samples you get in a pack of lashes, I gave this a whirl and was left a little disappointed. I found the adhesive didn't hold false lases down well at all, in fact it seems the same quality as the sample adhesives included in cheap eye lash packs. I tried the glue with various cheaper and higher ended false lashes, but I had the same problem. Maybe I am just not cut out to wear lashes, or I am awful at applying them (I am) but I felt a little disappointed with Revlon as a brand as the products I have purchased from them before have always been of an outstanding quality. 

Soap and Glory Arch De Triumph
I was disappointed with this eye brow product which aims to help highlight and shape your brows. The brown side of the pencil was not pigmented enough to fill in my brows. This was the only colour available, so I wasn't sure whether the product is aimed for people with lighter coloured hair, or perhaps it is aimed for those with fuller brows that don't need quite as much filling in as I do. I found the highlighter end of the pencil quite chalky and didn't blend well at all. I would not purchase this product again.

Jelly Pong Pong Wide Awake Palette
Firstly, I was very confused about this palette. It includes 3 shimmery shadows designed for eye brows, is it just me that finds this odd? I did try these colours on my eye - brows and frankly it looked ridiculous. My sister has used them as eye - shadows and says they are OK quality, I just don't understand why they have been designed for brows, as I cant imagine ever using them for that purpose. Along with this, there are mini tweezers and brush which are of quite a good quality, The palette also includes a highlighting cream and illuminating cream which are of a decent quality. They don't do the greatest job and I wouldn't buy it again, but the creams are the best part about this palette. The packaging is very cheaply put together, and the stickers are ripped and not straight. I was really disappointed with this, as I know packaging isn't everything, but this particular product retails at £15 which is pretty expensive for something so poorly made. Maybe it was just a on - off, but I found it very disappointing and a waste of money. I do wonder what on Earth the creator of this palette was thinking, as putting these products together to aim for a 'wide awake' look doesn't make sense to me. 

Are there any products you think are not worth buying? 


  1. I got the eyelure lash glue that comes in the bottle and it works nicely, and if you get the lashes then they come with a mini of the same stuff which is good for taking with you, especially on night outs, I don't know how I manage it but I always manage to rub the corners so the little one's good for reapplying, this was a really good post, I love reading them to see what to avoid :) xx

  2. Aww, Sorry to know they didnt work for you. Some of them are really raved esp MUA primer. Never thought Soap and Glory product would be a disappointment
    Thanks for sharing though

  3. Great review! Thanks for the warning! Just found your blog and really like it! Would you like to follow each other on GFC, Facebook or bloglovin to stay in touch? Let me know, thanks!


  4. I'm never one for Primers, I've found most primers to be disappointing, I much prefer translucent powder.

    I found you via the Where Rainbows End Blog Hop. Look forward to reading more from you!

  5. Hello Zoe! There are so many products I regret buying, not because they weren't any good but because I use them once and never again, such a waste of money. Thanks for stopping by my blog hop. I'm now following your lovely blog via GFC :)

    Fiona @

  6. Hi! I rarely wear make up!! Not because I don't like it, just I don't get time! I wish I did as i feel i look like an old bag pmsl!!! I found you over at Dollie Dowsies Blog hop! I'm Lucie from

  7. love makeup posts like these <3
    giving me more ideas!

  8. I absolutely LOVE these types of posts. It's nice to see what bloggers feel aren't up to scratch.
    I've actually been considering buying the Soap & Glory Arch De Triumph and the MUA powder, but I think I might shop around for something else!

    Thanks for the lovely post :)

  9. Insightful post, everyone has hits and misses!
    Thanks for sharing :)

  10. Wow, I also wouldn't have expected that from Revlon either, especially as their mascaras,lipsticks and nail polishes are great :/ I was actually thinking of buying the Revlon Precision Lash Adhesive last month, think I will have a look at another brand instead then :( Thanks for this post, nice to see what works and which products can be a total flop! :)
    Selena x