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Not impressed with products - spill all!

(189 Posts)
HelloBoys Thu 20-Mar-14 17:27:35

Are there any products you've bought which you just think that was a waste of bloody time and money?!

Now I love Bobbi Brown but this product - Rose Shimmer Brick has done NADA for me doesn't add any colour to my face nor use as an eyeshadow. In fact it's put me off these types of shimmery stuff.

Anyone else got anything they weren't impressed with?! smile

MellieFitz Thu 20-Mar-14 17:34:17

Bobby brown concealer and correcter. Looked brill after she did it in John lewis but just looks orange and creasy when I do it. Annoyed.

Smerlin Thu 20-Mar-14 17:38:28

Oh no Melliefitz - I was planning on buying BB concealer/corrector after having it done in Selfridges!

dexter73 Thu 20-Mar-14 17:39:31

Liz Earle - Superdrug do similar products that are just as good and don't smell odd.

Floisme Thu 20-Mar-14 17:42:51

Serum. I am so cross with myself for falling for that cod-science bollocks.

santamarianovella Thu 20-Mar-14 18:08:03

Charlotte tilbury eye shadow and lipstick,the worst makeup I ever tried.

PlumBear Thu 20-Mar-14 18:11:10

Benefit erase paste. Finally thought I'd found the answer to my horrific dark circles, but it's far too pink toned for my skin. And it weren't cheap angry

Crutchlow35 Thu 20-Mar-14 18:14:24

The compact version of bare minerals.

Double wear foundation

Clarins double serum thing bloody expensive too.

Not a bad product but I am a convert to the superdrug equivalent of liz Earle. I used to be a massive fan of LE cleanse and polish. This saves me a fortune.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Thu 20-Mar-14 18:15:36

Benefit Plum mascara - leaves a mauvey ring round my eyes ( I use it on my upper eyelashes only)
I'm not into the Vampire look sad

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeGoes Thu 20-Mar-14 18:18:07

Micellar water - La Roche Posay. Not very efficient at getting eye make-up off and as it's watery the cotton wool feels all scratchy on my skin. I nearly bought a different brand last week but decided against.

Plum - you probably don't want to risk another Benefit purchase, but I use Lemon Aid for under eye circles and as an eyelid primer and it's brilliant on my pale, olive toned skin. I tried Erase Paste in a shop and it was far too dark for me. Lemon Aid gets rid of redness close to the lash lines and generally perks up the eye area.

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeGoes Thu 20-Mar-14 18:19:03

Oh yes - Benefit They're Real mascara, smudged all over the place.

Gingefringe Thu 20-Mar-14 18:25:06

Shit, I've just bought some Bare Minerals compact foundation today!!

I haven't tried it out myself yet but it looked good on me at the beauty counter.

PlumBear Thu 20-Mar-14 18:25:50

Thanks whoknows, may try that once I've finished the Clinique all about eyes stuff I'm using - it's pretty good, tbh

andadietcoke Thu 20-Mar-14 18:27:24

There's definitely call for a 'once-used' swap shop here because some of my HG products have been mentioned! I would donate Clinique CC cream, which just looked dry, flat and cakey, Bobbi Brown shimmer brick, Bobbi Brown Old Hollywood lipstick (just not that brave despite thinking I was and it not looking the same at home) and Kerastase hair oil (nothing special at all, but does smell nice!)

Blithereens Thu 20-Mar-14 18:33:18

Benefit Bad Gal - went everywhere. Clinique Take the Day off balm - way too greasy for me.

McFox Thu 20-Mar-14 18:35:46

Liz Earle C&P - horrendous stuff, ruined my skin for months and has done the same to several friends and family.

Basically anything haircare related. Nothing that I've ever bought beats a weekly coconut oil treatment, and a minute amount of it as a smoothing agent for in between washes.

QuizTeamAguilera Thu 20-Mar-14 18:37:13

Hydraluron Moisture Booster, what a waste of £25.

DrankSangriaInThePark Thu 20-Mar-14 18:41:13

Elemis. Smells divine, I'll give it that. But ££££s for something that smells vaguely like Dior Poison but doesn't moisturise nearly as well as, well, anything really.

I love C&P though. MNers persuaded me to give the superdrug a go, but I have had a lovely crop of teenage acne on my 48 yr old cheeks since Christmas as a result.

DrankSangriaInThePark Thu 20-Mar-14 18:41:45

Eye creams. Any. I have spent a fortune on the bastards.

PlumBear Thu 20-Mar-14 18:42:35

That's a good idea, andadiet anyone else in? I have a barely used benefit erase paste and an unused bottle of Benefit lee lee perfume - unwanted birthday present last week.

StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Thu 20-Mar-14 18:44:13

Aveda damage rescue stuff, very spendy and did nothing much to my hair.

Ohwhatfuckeryisthis Thu 20-Mar-14 18:44:37

Another one for Bad Gal. Nothing-just nothing.

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeGoes Thu 20-Mar-14 18:48:36

Oh yes, hair products, where do I start?

Boots Curl Creme
Extraordinary Oil
Argan Oil
Coconut Oil
Umberto Gianini scrunching jelly
Naked curl stuff
Aveda Be Curly products
Every mousse I've ever tried
Hairspray except Ellnett
Batiste dry shampoo, works but reeks.
Lush Salt Spray, again works but stinks.

AntoinetteCosway Thu 20-Mar-14 18:51:09

Agree about all eye creams.

MadamTwoSwords Thu 20-Mar-14 18:53:15

Benefit boing concealer and bobbi brown tinted moisturiser for me.

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