Disappointing Beauty Products #1

Happy International Women’s Day!

Last year, I wrote a poem and posted it here. This year, I’m going to talk about a few beauty products to not waste your money on. Saving is the new spending, am I right?

A while back, I did a poll on my Instagram Story to see if it would be helpful to talk about beauty products that don’t work. Turns out, people want to know. And I feel the same way.

So, here is my first disappointing products post.

Disclaimer: This is not meant to express negativity towards the brands. I am just sharing the products that did not work out for me. Everyone has different preferences and experiences when it comes to beauty products.

#1 French Girl Rose Lip Polish

I got this around this time last year and have used it probably a total of three times. Each time, I think I am using it wrong. A lip scrub that is so highly recommended by beauty sites and blogs should work, right? Well, apparently not for me. The scrub particles would actually fall off as I attempted to exfoliate my lips. And, at the end of each attempt, I always had to wash the skin around my lips with cleanser to get rid of the oily film the lip scrub left behind. Now that I’ve come to accept that this was a waste of $15, I’m going to have to clean out the jar and recycle it. I am also giving up on lip scrubs because they have never worked for me. Because I still need to get rid of these annoying flakes on my lips, I just ordered the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask from Sephora. I hope it works. Either way, you’ll hear about it 😉.

Also, there’s a really interesting Racked article about using the French girl myth as a marketing strategy. I have definitely fallen for it. I mean who doesn’t want to look effortlessly chic?

#2 Biossance Squalane + Antioxidant Cleansing Oil

In my first empties post, I mentioned that I had just finished the Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Oil and wanted to try something new. Well, that was a mistake. I tried this Biossance one and was not happy with how it made my eyes sting. So much so that I couldn’t even concentrate on getting the grime off my face. Isn’t this supposed to be made of nontoxic, natural ingredients? Lesson learned. I guess you really shouldn’t mess with a good thing. I am reunited with the Clinique oil, and I am so happy. It costs $2 less than the Biossance one, it doesn’t sting, it lasts a while (about six months), and it removes waterproof mascara like a dream.

#3 Ilia Fade Into You Powder

I initially thought the brush and powder in one was perfect. Until I realized that I have very little control of how much product I want on the brush. For the few times that I have attempted to use this, I could never tell if the powder actually came out. It would land on my clothes and the floor but rarely ever on the brush. And even when it seemed to be on the brush, nothing happened when I used it on my face. This was a waste of $34. Instead, I’ve been loving Glossier Wowder to keep the oily areas of my face under control. I reviewed it here.

That’s all I have for now.

What are some disappointing beauty products you’ve tried recently?

Thanks for stopping by.

See you in my next post!

Sophie 🙂

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