Disappointing Products 2016

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This year is almost over and I wanted to go through and talk a bit about the products that I’ve tried throughout the year that I find disappointing in one way or another.
Now, I’m not saying that I hate the brand, and I’m not saying that these are bad products, I’m just saying that these products didn’t work out for me.
Also, not all of these products came out this year, but they were all new to me in 2016.

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The first product I wanted to talk about is the Vita Liberata pHenomenal Luxury Tan.
I got sucked into this one because it claimed that it would last for 2-3 weeks, it would fade perfectly, it wasn’t supposed to smell etc.
But this faded so patchy and unevenly in about 4 days, it does smell quite a bit ( I don’t really mind the self tanner smell, but I know that alot of you do), and it does take a lot of time and effort to use this, because you have to apply it 2-3 times, leaving each application on for 10-24hours to get any colorpayoff from this, so I just do not like this at all, and I would not recommend this.

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Next up is the Biotherm Crème Solaire Dry Touch SPF.
This one I got because I wanted an SPF that was mattifying, because most SPFs makes me very shiny and I don’t like that, especially underneath my makeup.
Now, this doesn’t make me shiny throughout the day, so that’s nice, however this balls up, it makes my makeup ball up and look cakey and patchy, and it leaves me looking like a ghost so I don’t really like wearing it on it’s own either, so I was very disappointed with this.

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This SPF from Hawaiian Tropic is sort of the same thing, but this did leave me very shiny.
Now, I wouldn’t say that it’s as bad as the Biotherm one, but it does ball up a bit too, and I didn’t like it underneath my makeup.
Also, it did break me out a bit, so I just didn’t like it as much as I would like.

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This next one is also from Biotherm, and sadly, this did basicly the same thing as the SPF did in terms of balling up.
Now, it did make my skin feel very smooth and hydrated, but it would always crumble off whenever I touched my face, and I couldn’t wear makeup on top of it either.
It might just be that my skin doesn’t get along with Biotherms moisturizer and SPFs, but this did disappoint me.

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This next one is a sample I got from christmas bundle last year, and I just find that it’s too harsh for my skin, and it didn’t really do anything for me.
Now, I’m all for exfoliating cleansers in the morning, but this actually hurt when I used it, and it broke me out, so I can’t really use it.

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Next up I have this hair oil from Living Proof.
So, this product did disappoint me, but I still use it.
Now, I’ve been using argain oil in my hair for several years now, and I wanted to try something a bit different, that’s when I got this.
The thing with this is that it made my hair feel like straw, and I’m used to my hair being very silky so I got so disappointed in this that I went out and bought a new bottle of argain oil in stead.
Now, this oil does work for me when I mix it with my argan oil, but I didn’t really buy it to mix, so I will not repurchase this again when I run out.

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This next product I have to talk about is the NYX Ultimate Shadow Palette.
First of all I will say that is a palette that I still might reach for at some point, because I wouldn’t say that it’s the worst thing I’ve ever tried, but I do find that you have to build up the colors a bit too much for my liking.
Now, that does mostly apply to the darker shades, but the darker shades was the main reason I got this palette, and I just wish it was a bit more pigmented, and I also wish that the colors didn’t blend into eachother so much, becuase htey can look a bit muddy, and I would rather spend more money on a palette that ‘works’ rather then saving a few bucks on a palette that ‘doesn’t work’.

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This next product is the Smashbox Photo Matte Eyes Palette.
Now, this palette didn’t disappoint me because of the quality, even though it didn’t really blow me away, but this is more of a shade preferance thing.
Because this palette is just a bit too cool-toned for me, since I prefer warm-toned shadows, and that’s why I don’t really like this one.

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Next up is the Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation.
Now, I do still use this to mix in with other foundations if I need to sheer it out a bit, or if I need to make it lighter, but I really don’t like the way this sits on the skin when I wear it on it’s own.
It clings to dry patches, it looks cakey when I build it up, it emphasizes facial hair, and I just don’t like this.

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I got this eyeliner from Rodial in a subscription box a while back, and I just can’t get it to work for me.
Now, I’ve tried to smudge this out, but it looks very patchy when I do that, so I tried it in my waterline, but it’s not made for that so it did bleed quite a bit, and I think it’s a bit to expencive to do that, so I don’t really think I’ll reach for this at all.

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So I know that almost everybody loves these Soft Matte Lip Cremes from NYX, but I do not understand why.
These were all very patchy on me, they didn’t last on my lips, they settled in my liplines, they didn’t really dry down, they did crumble and ball up on my lips, and I just don’t get what all the hype is about.

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These are also very hyped up around the internett, and I tried so hard to like these, but I just can’t.
I don’t know what happened, but when I used these my lips started to burn, they got very chapped, almost like they were very sunburned, and it did get better ones I stopped using these, so I’m a bit scared of these to be honest.
Now, I’ve never heard of anyone else that this happened to, so it might have been that one of mine were bad or something, but I don’t want to try them again.

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Next I have a couple of lipliners from Catrice.
Now, these lipliners are OK, and they are actually quite pigmented, but they are way too dry, and I really don’t like that.
They’re also a bit patchy, and I have other lipliners in the same pricerange that are way creamier and a lot smoother than these.

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Next I have the Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish Loose Powder.
Now, the only reason that this disappointed me is because it claimed to be ideal for oily skin, but this didn’t control my oils at all. And I bought this in the summer because I wanted something that was lightweight and, at least a little bit, oil controling, but I feel like this is more suitable for normal to dry skin.

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Lastly I, unfortunately, have to mention the NYX #NoFilter Finishing Powder.
Now, I’m abit torn when it comes to this powder, because it is a powder I would use in the colder months, it was a bit too creamy for my liking, but I would use it.
However, my skin started to break out whenever I used this, and it cleared up once I stopped, and no one wants that. And I don’t break out that easily, so I won’t reach for this again.

Links:
Vita Liberata pHenomenal 2-3week Tan Mousse: https://februaryglow.wordpress.com/2016/06/08/review-vita-liberata-phenomenal-2-3-week-tan-mousse/
NYX Ultimate Shadow Palette: https://februaryglow.wordpress.com/2016/10/26/review-nyx-ultimate-shadow-palette/
Smashbox Photo Matte Eyes Palette: https://februaryglow.wordpress.com/2016/09/07/review-new-smashbox-photo-matte-eyes-palette/
Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation: https://februaryglow.wordpress.com/2016/01/20/urban-decay-naked-skin-foundation-and-concealer/
NYX Soft Matte Lip Creme: https://februaryglow.wordpress.com/2016/04/13/review-nyx-soft-matte-lip-creams/
Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish Loose Powder: https://februaryglow.wordpress.com/2016/07/27/review-bobbi-brown-sheer-finish-loose-powder/
NYX #NoFilter Finishing Powder: https://februaryglow.wordpress.com/2016/11/16/review-new-nyx-nofilter-finishing-powder/

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