It's rare that I ever really dislike a beauty product, I always manage to find a use for something as I simply hate waste. But this list here are 5 things I simply did not like & thought were a waste of money.
(Please note, I'm not saying these brands are no good as I do use products by all of them, it is just the products listed.)
JOHN FRIEDA GO BLONDER LIGTHENING SPRAY
At the end of last year I started lightening my hair, trying to achieve a blonde colour, but like most blondes I just couldn't go a full 6 weeks with dark black roots! This product is to de sprayed into damp towel dried hair, then dried with a hair dryer. Using this for a few weeks if supposed to lighten your hair to a nice, blended colour. This product literally fried my hair whilst my hair was still in decent condition. Though it did lighten the hair, it lightened it as you would expect a 'Shop bought Hair-dye' would do; to a un-wearable, orange/yellow colour. As a hair stylist I strongly recommend you avoid this product or consult YOUR hairstylist before using as it does have the potentially to really damage your hair.
MUA LUXE LIQUID LIPSTICK
Before Liquid Lipsticks became a huge part of our daily routines, MUA was one of the first I seen in the drug store and bought it immediately for £2. Their glossy lipsticks are fabulous & always full of pigment so I had high expectations. This liquid lipstick IS full of pigment & is a gorgeous colour but It takes FOREVER to dry! Once it does dry you can't really do anything, if you talk, or have a drink the lipstick starts crumbling off and turns into a messy goop that you then have to try and remove. Very disappointing.
However I do highly recommend
Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipsticks.
W7 PHOTOSHOOT BUDGE PROOF FOUNDATION
I really have no recollection in my mind of buying this product, so if anybody knows anymore about it, let me know in the comments. I tried this out after finding it deep in my makeup collection & thought I had discovered the philosophers stone when I read the bottle. This is nothing special. This gives you zero to -10 in coverage & gives you a brilliantly oily (and slightly crumbly) layer on your face. I would definitely save your money by boycotting this one.
MUA TURQUOISE EYELINER
Again, as this is an MUA product we expect greatness for a low price! I had been filming a Drug Store vs High End Eyeshadow look & needed a dupe for MAC's 'New Marine' Eyeliner so i chose this guy. When I tried applying this to my water-line it literally felt like jabbing twigs into my eyes. I think I have splinters. Once you're done jabbing yourself in the eye there is still no colour anywhere to be seen. It took an extreme amount of pressure for me to get a slight swatch. But don't get me wrong, I love MUA as a brand & use their liners & brow pencils frequently. But the turquoise just seemed like a bit of a failure (unless I picked up a faulty one).
RIMMELL LONDON WONDERFULL MASCARA (WITH ARGAN OIL)
When I was in High School I really abused my eyelashes as much as somebody could. I would layer & layer them in Mascara (and occasionally apply falsies on top) then of a night I would spend about 15 minutes sitting removing glue, goop and colour from my lashes. Doing for 2 years caused them to almost completely fall out, so when I recently started using Mascara more I opted for this one as it had Argan Oil in the ingredients. However, as a mascara this just not do anything. I really had to sit for a good 5 minutes putting on layers to end up with a soft, natural look. Though this product let me down there are some brand new amazing looking L'oreal Mascaras that I can't wait to test out!
That is it for the products I regret buying, are there any other no-go's I should know about?
Thanks for reading.
See you next Sunday,