Every now and then there comes a products that I think that I’ve going to love, it may even impress me at the time delivering its intended functionality however, over time, these products may not be very good. It could be that I’ve found better alternatives or even that they damage my skin or hair over time, today I’ve rounded up some products that I thought I loved but over time I’ve found better.
V05 Smoothly Does It Frizz Free Cream £4.19 (Boots)
I used to love this for smoothing out the annoying flyaway and baby hairs I get and for that it does work however, this presents other issues. I’ve noticed that whilst this works it also balls up leaving little rubbery like balls in my hair that then look like dandruff, not a good look! In future I’ll be avoiding this.
Sainsbury’s Extra Firm Hold Hairspray 90p (Sainsbury’s)
When doing my weekly shop I realised I was out of hairspray so I thought nothing of plonking this into my basket, I mean you can’t really go wrong with hairspray can you? Turns out you can, this is very strong however, some baby hairs sitll escape but what I hate is how crispy and crunchy it turns my hair. Even after washing you have to brush this out and not only is that painful but it literally feels like it’s tearing and ripping my hair. I feel like this is wrecking hvok on my hair so in future I’d avoid and stick with Boots’ own.
Soap and Glory Supercat Liner Pen £6.00 (Boots)
I thought I’d hit the jackpot with this I really did but turns out that this is no different from other felt liners that I have the same issues with. Fraying/worn nib, faded colour and it dries up quickly. I love the idea of felt liners as they’re easy to use but this is the same issues as always I think I’m just done with felt liners except the blue one by ELF which is actually very good.
Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in Accuse £14.00 (No Longer available part of a set)
Some of the Urban Decay 24/7 Liners are the best I’ve tried but Accuse is just disappointing. Part of the Delirious set which so far has been a huge dud for me, this smears, smudges, wears away quickly and doesn’t take on the waterline, it’s just not worth it.
Max Factor Creme Puff Powder £6.99 (Superdrug)
I thought that this was a really good powder but now I just don’t use it. The shade Truly Fair is a little dark for me but worst of all this breaks up on the skin and ends up making your makeup look cakey and cracked. Again it’s just not worth it, now I just skip powder entirely.
Illamasqua Lipstick in Kontrol £20.00 (Illamasqua)
I love Illamasqua but this lipstick could be better, whilst it has a fairly decent wear time it’s far too drying which means that it flakes away throughout the day. I think this formula would benefit by being a tad creamier, in the meantime I use alternatives to this if I want to wear a purple lipstick.
Total Waste: £45.09.
I thought it would be fun to add up how much these products had cost, as you can see that’s almost fifty pounds wasted on products that I now rarely use so I’d recommend avoiding them!
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