Not one to dwell on the negative, it’s time to let you all in on the products I wouldn’t buy again and why they didn’t work for me.
As a blogger I try a tonne of stuff and as always what doesn’t work for me, may be a product which does wonders for you, so take with a pinch of salt. These are just products which I wouldn’t recommend.
Let’s kick off with a much raved about product from Kate Somerville. It took a tonne of persuasion for my friend to pick this up from New York when she visited at the beginning of the year. I’d heard great things about Kate Sommerville’s line in general and was sure this Daily Moisturiser would work for me.
It didn’t. It’s meant to be hydrating, in fact this is more like a lightweight moisturiser. Yes, it’s nice enough, however for something which is meant to hydrate, this offered nothing to my super dry complexion. The formula is much too light if you have parched skin. I noticed little difference after using this for a prolonged period of time and need something which packs a punch, which unfortunately this didn’t.
I’ve loved Garnier’s cheap-as-chips micellar waters for as long as I can remember and must have worked my way through umpteen bottles of the original version. However when I discovered their new oil infused version I realised I was missing out. Ultimately one of the best cleansers I have ever used it’s super hydrating and nourishing to dry skin whereas the original version was a little drying. The original is great for normal skin. If you have skin needing something a little more hydrating try the oil version instead. Not so much a disappointing product, more like an upgrade.
Bobbi Brown’s Long Wear Even Finish Foundation was expensive and disappointing. It clung to all dry patches, was difficult to blend and offered poor coverage. Check reviews before investing, this is one foundation which I’ve only used a handful of times and every time it has let me down.
I had high hopes for Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue. I’m a big fan of good quality tinted moisturisers and BB/CC Creams. Promising hydration was the main reason I gave this little tube a go. Even after a couple of layers, this provided no coverage at all and I didn’t find that it hydrated my skin either. A total fail.
Benefit’s Porefessional Powder is so handy to keep in your bag for touch ups. I originally tried this product at the start of my blogging journey and raved about it. After testing tonnes of products, this is certainly a very average powder to blot excess shine. My main gripe is the small brush which is housed in the bottom of the tube. Ideal for on the go, however it takes up nearly two thirds of the tube, so as you can imagine you really do not get much bang for your buck. Overpriced and there are much better high street powders out there. Just remember to pack your powder brush!
Let’s round things off with The Body Shop’s Himalayan Charcoal Glow Mask. It works ok, however it is more expensive than L’Oreal’s Detox Charcoal mask, which I personally think is much better. After opening and using a few times, the product completely dried out which made it pretty impossible to smear all over my face. If you are looking for a budget option L’Oreal’s version is fabulous.
What products have you tried lately which you wouldn’t recommend? Have you tried any of these, what do you think?