Monday, 15 May 2017

Disappointing Products #1 ft. Too Faced, Urban Decay and Kat Von D

Danielles Beauty Blog disappointing products

I have been meaning to do one of these posts for a ridiculously long time now but I find that when I am disappointed by a product, I stop using it. This means that I can really say much about it other than I don’t like it but I have been using the products I’m talking about today regularly again over the last couple of months in an attempt to actually like them and failing that – to give a better reason as to why they are disappointing! I think some of these products usually show up in people’s favourites as well so this could be a little controversial!


soap and glory one heck of a blot primer review

This primer promises to diminish pores, offer all day shine control, hide imperfections, even out skin tone and reduce the appearance of redness and make your makeup last longer. It feels gorgeous on the skin and quite hydrating and does even out my skin but this does NOTHING for my oily face and when it’s marketed as a 12 hour shine free primer I’m allowed to feel disappointed that it doesn’t work and I have to powder my face constantly throughout the day!

Mark Hill wonder ball brush review

This looks like a torture device and it feels like one too! It’s meant to detangle wet or dry hair and add lift to roots and it might if I could actually get it through my hair! This is a complete gimmick and actually painful for me to use, I tried to use this to blow dry my hair and it got so tangled I thought I would have to use scissors to get it out! I hate it!

Nuxe Reve de Miel review

I just don’t get the hype with this one at all and believe me I have tried. I’ve went through a few of these pots and this will be the last one. It does feel nice and hydrating when it’s on and it smells nice too but if I put this on at night it dries out quickly and I sometimes wake up needing to put more on. It also leaves me with disgusting white bits in between my lips when I wake up which is the reason I choose not to wear it during the day. I find Carmex and Blistex work much better on my lips overnight  and are much more affordable so I will stick to those!

Fairdrops Scandal Queen waterproof mascara review

A product I bought because of the hype and the most money I’ve ever spent on a mascara and what a waste of money it was. If you like clumpy lashes with no volume, length or definition you will love this. It seriously makes me look like I have about three lashes on each eye! The wand is an absolute mess with the fibres even after wiping the excess off the side of the tube and I absolutely hate it. It’s got marginally better as it’s dried out but I’ll be sticking to the drugstore as usual for my mascara choices from now on!

I am very hard to please when it comes to foundation – I have acne scarred skin and struggle with pigmentation issues as well as uneven texture. Paired with mainly oily but sometimes dehydrated skin and you will see why I’m so tough on my base!

too faced urban decay kat von d foundation review

I think out of the three foundations I have included is the most disappointing! It’s an oil free foundation with a medium to full coverage that promises to be undetectable and leave you looking radiant but I look like an oil slick when I wear this! It didn’t matter what primer or powder I wore, nothing worked with it!

I have the shade Vanilla which is orange as you can see from the swatch and I have to be wearing tan to make this work for me even though it’s supposedly one of the lighter shades (at least it was when I ordered it last year!). This wears off my chin and lower cheeks to the point they look stark against the shade of the foundation and for an oil free foundation I can’t believe how oily my skin gets with it!

I was so excited when Urban Decay released this as it promises to provide full coverage with a matte finish for all night wear and a flawless looking complexion. It’s got a high amount of pigment, its waterproof and it absorbs oil to reduce appearance of shine.

Although this looks good when first applied as the pigment really is amazing and it gives good coverage, it fades like mad on me! It gathers and wears off my nose and chin awfully so I end up looking patchy though I will say it doesn’t make me look oily so the matte finish gets a thumbs up from me.

This promises to even out discolouration, stop shine and hide blemishes while offering amazing coverage so long lasting you can go 24 hours without reapplying. It’s meant to stay flawless, fade, free and transfer proof but on my skin is doesn’t!

It clings to fine lines I didn’t even know where there, is patchy AF on my cheeks and chin and shine comes through my t-zone and chin after only a few hours wear. It has a tendency to “sit” on my skin no matter how much I’ve blended it in and transfers too.

too faced born this way vanilla urban decay all nighter 2 kat von d light 45 foundation swatches
Too Faced Born This Way Vanilla, Urban Decay All Nighter 2, Kat Von D Light 45 foundation swatches

I have recently found a day cream in the Nivea Cellular Radiance range that I talked about last week that works well with all three of these foundations so I have been getting on with them a lot better recently as they have been lasting longer on my skin! However, I don’t think I should have to use such a specific product underneath to get the results the foundations themselves promise!

Estee Lauder Double Wear is Holy Grail for me and I don’t think I’ll ever find something that tops it so I’m going to stop trying! Rant over! That’s my disappointing products; let me know what you think of these and if you’ve tried them!

I've also scheduled this post a little earlier than usual as I have a blog sale going up this evening! These three foundations will be in it - I've done a good job of selling them haven't I? 

Danielle xx

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60 comments

  1. That once more prooves that products are compketely different for each and averyone of us. The Nuxe Rêve de Miel is the only thing keeping my lips hydrated in the winter!

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. Exactly! Its so strange that what works so well for one person doesn't for another! xx

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  2. That hair brush baffles me - how is it even supposed to work?! That lip balm did absolutely nothing for me either! I love the Too Faced foundation but I have dry skin so maybe that's why it worked for me xx


    Beautylymin| LuxurySkincareGiveaway

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    1. That could be why! I though with it being oil free it would do better on my skin though :( the hair brush is awful! Glad I'm not the only one who doesn't love Reve de Miel! xx

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  3. I was just staring at the Fairydrops Scandal mascara and all I could think was 'what the hell is that'? How is this brush supposed to work? How????? What a mess.

    Yiota
    pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

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  4. I was the same with the S&G Primer, it did nothing for my oily skin. I have oily skin and find the Too Faced Foundation lasts so well as long as I use the RCMA Powder.

    www.EmmysBeautyCave.com

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    1. I need to give the RCMA powder more of a chance and test it out properly at work! xx

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  5. Eeeeeerk dissappointed by the brush😫

    https://anaturellecraving.blogspot.my/2017/05/taking-stock.html

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  6. Gosh the mascara looks shooking! 😱How is it even possible that something like that can be sold? 🙈😬
    I think you've made the right choice to just stay with the foundation from Estee Lauder. Why change something when you're absolutely happy about it? 😉

    www.tanjarickert.com

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    1. Exactly! What a waste of money when I had my perfect foundation all along! xx

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  7. Gutted that the brush turned out to be a gimmick, I hate it when brands play us like that haha! And what the hell is that mascara wand? It's shocking! x

    Lottie Unlimited | Beauty, +SizeFashion and Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Haha I know right! It got such good reviews too! xx

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  8. I agree with you about the Fairydrops Scandal Queen Waterproof mascara, I had high hopes for this mascara and, overall, I'm really disappointed! As you said, it's getting better as it dries out, but I hate the wand so much that I use my old It Cosmetic Tightline wand instead otherwise my lashes are so clumpy I need to redo my entire makeup!

    http://fannyanddailybeauty.com

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    1. I'm so glad I'm not the only one! Its so bad I cant get over it! xx

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  9. That hair brush!! It looks awful!
    Great post!
    -Maria
    SheBlushes


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  10. This is the first time I'm reading about Nuxe lip balm listed as disappointing product and same goes to the Fairydrop mascara! What a refreshing read and thank you for your honest, Danielle!

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  11. Omg that mascara wand looks like a thing of nightmares. I cringe at the thought of putting that anywhere near my lashes lol. The hairbrush also looks terrifying! I hope you didn't actually have to cut your hair out of it :/

    The UD foundation is so weird! I swatched it on my hand once at ulta, and by the time I left the store it oxidized into a totally different color! So weird.

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

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    1. I didn't haha I just had to spend about half an hour detangling! xx

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  12. The wand of this mascara looks terrible, no wonder you didn't like the results.

    Nina's Style Blog

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  13. I can't even begin to describe how awful that mascara looks!

    Lauren x Huggled

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  14. The soap and glory primer did not for my oily skin but on dry days its perfect! x

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    1. I don't have dry days :( it does feel beautiful on the skin though! xx

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  15. I loved this post! That hair brush literally looks scary. I have super thick, curly and i know for a fact that would get stick in my hair to! Such a shame about that UD foundation, I really like it. I was debating the Kat Von d foundation but it doesn't sound great! What's up with mascara it looks so strange haha xx

    www.lpagebeauty.com

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    1. Thank you Leanne! I cant get over how bad they were! xx

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  16. I completely agree with you regarding the Nuxe Reve de Miel, however many times I try it it does nothing for my dry lips. I picked up the much cheaper basic Nivea lip balm a couple of months ago, and this one is a miracle worker in comparison. On the other hand thought, I absolutely love the UD foundation, it is my go to evening foundation. It's such a shame you haven't gotten on with it, but everyone's skin is different.

    Kristy | thevioletblonde.com

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    1. Exactly! That's why I'm loving reading the comments on this post! More people are agreeing with me that I thought so I'm glad i'm not the only one who has problems with these products! xx

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  17. Great post. I am sad to see some of my faves here - the S&G primer though I do know what you mean, and the Nuxe lip balm which is basically a constant companion for me - but thanks for being honest about the Too Faced foundation. I can strike that off my wishlist now xxx
    UmmBabyBeauty

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    1. Or try and get a sample before forking out for it! xx

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  18. That mascara looks like it would be so clumpy! I love the Born this Way foundation but I have dry skin and I do have to set it with a powder.

    Beauty From Katie

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    1. Ahh really! I though it was supposed to be good for oily skin thats why I bought it! xx

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  19. That hair brush/styling tool looks so intimidating haha! So sorry that it didn't work for you! I recently threw away a bunch of gimmicky hair tools I've bought over the years- so many of them just don't work for me. Or maybe I just don't know how to use them properly lol.

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

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    1. Haha I'm with you, this will be going in the bin now I've at least managed to get a blog post out of it! xx

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  20. Great Blogpost :) I really enjoy reading those types of reviews.
    I personally love the Too Faced Foundation :)

    Xx Sarah
    www.wonderlandblog.de

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    1. Thank you! Glad you get on with it! xx

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  21. The mascara looks just awful :O Thanks for the honest reviews x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  22. I hate when items such as the heck of a blot primer claim something and it literally does the complete opposite, so frustrating! Ew the wand of that mascara is actually disgusting!
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks

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  23. I love the Nuxe lip balm! its the only thing that saves my lips when I use it overnight, funny how everyone is different. I kind of agree with you on the S&G primer, its okay at smoothing but doesnt make a huge difference to how long makeup actually lasts!

    claresloves.blogspot.com

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    1. Yeah it feels so good but doesn't stop my oils :( I'm loving the comments on this post seeing how one product I don't like someone else loves! xx

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  24. You know I couldn't make the UD foundation work for me either so I won't be trying the Kat Von D one anytime soon. I'm still tempted to try the TF one though.
    And what's wrong with that mascara?? It look horrendous! LOL! x

    Mummy's Beauty Corner

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    1. The TF one might work better with your skin type! The mascara is just a mess! xx

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  25. Such a shame you didn't love the NUXE lip balm - it's an essential for me every night before bed! That mascara wand looks nasty as hell. Definitely puts me off trying Fairydrops!

    Morgan | Hyacinth Girl

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    1. I know! I do like it but I just don't get the hype and have other lip balms I would repurchase over it! xx

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  26. Sorry to hear about your disappointment with the Too Faced Foundation. I love it, though I havent used it in a while, and I guess it's better for dry skin?

    Hannah
    Floraful

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    1. Yes it definitely must be! Glad you get on with it! xx

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  27. The mascara looks awful, definitely avoiding that! Maybe the S&G primer would be better for dry skin? x
    A Blushing Beauty Blog

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    1. I think it would! Just annoying that its advertised as keeping you oil free! xx

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  28. Wonderful post, love it! ♥
    Maybe follow for follow? :)

    veronicalucy.blogspot.com

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  29. Great post Danielle. I wanted to try Born this way foundation but not very keen now.. haha :)
    Ash | www.mstantrum.com

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    1. Haha! A lot of people seem to love it so maybe it would work better for you but it's not my cup of tea! Xx

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  30. Loved reading this post Danielle! I have to agree about that NUXE balm, whenever I want to buy it - something stops me. Those three foundations would look horrible on me, because my skin dry, so all in all - and now I am so happy that I never bothered in first place :-D

    Naya // www.partyparrotblog.com

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    1. Thank you Naya! I don't get the hype over it at all! Xx

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