Disappointing Beauty Products

Hello, lovelies!

How are you doing? Today I leave you with the most disappointing products I’ve ever bought. I really do regret having spent my money on them! I have two skincare products and the rest is make-up. If you click on the name of the product, it will open a new tab and take you to the item’s website. Hope you enjoy this post and that it helps you to not make the same mistakes as I did.

1. Benefit’s Triple Performing Facial Emulsion

At first I was really happy with this moisturiser (so happy this is my second bottle) but then I realised that my skin was not! I haven’t used it in ages, since I discovered the one from The Body Shop’s Seaweed range.

As you may know already if you’ve been following my blog for a while, my skin is suuuuper oily. This moisturiser, though it says “oily free”, still left my skin very oily and, to be honest, didn’t really moisturise much. Meaning:  I could have bought two pots of the “Seaweed” moisturiser from TBS with the money I spent on this one and would be much happier!

2. Nivea Gentle Exfoliating Scrub



This facial scrub was such a disappointment as well! I feel it is more of a facial gel wash than it is an exfoliating scrub. As you can see on the picture above, it’s very clear and only has one little blue dot of the exfoliating stuff. One can’t possibly exfoliate the whole face with just that!

3. Benefit’s POREfessional


This may work for many of you but it doesn’t work on my super oily skin. It does minimize (ever so slightly, though) the appearance of pores but if it’s going to leave me super oily after a few hours, it’s not worth it.

4. Benefit’s Stay Flawless 15-Hour Primer


This is another product that may work for many of you but doesn’t work for me. The packaging is sooo cute, but mine doesn’t close properly and the stick actually comes out :-/ off to a great start, aren’t we?

Again, this doesn’t work on my skin. If I apply it under my foundation, I’ll be super oily in just a couple of hours.

5. Benefit’s Hello Flawless Foundation


This is another product that, just after a couple of hours, leaves my skin looking super oily. I told the saleswoman who sold me this foundation that I was afraid of anything that claimed to be brightening because I was so oily and she told me it was oil-free so it wouldn’t leave me oily, just with a “healthy glow”. And this is why I now run away from anything that says “brightening” on the packaging. I don’t want an healthy glow, the J-Lo glow, or any kind of glow for that matter. I want my skin looking matte and flawless.

6. Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer Potion

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Look how it applies! At first it was great but a few months in it started to look like this. It still leaves my eyeshadow in place but I hate the consistency! I always have to put in on the back of my hand first so that it loses most of the water/oil, so I end up loosing quite a bit of product – and this ain’t cheap!

Urban Decay has made a few changes to it recently and hopefully it’s much better!

7. Benefit’s Benetint


This product does nothing for me. For those of you who don’t know it, it’s a cheek and lip tint, meaning you can use it as a liquid blush or a lip stain. If you choose to use it as a blush, you have to apply it on top of your foundation (before powder), as it is a liquid product. Also, you have to blend it super quickly as it dries very fast, so do each side of your face at a time.

On me, it just disappears so it’s a waste of money. Smells lovely, though – smells of roses. But scent alone isn’t enough to win me over…

8. MAC Cubic Powder Blush (Satin)

(I can’t find it anywhere online so it must have been discontinued)

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This used to be my favourite blush of all time, until I discovered Kiko’s blushes. On the picture above, I had to swatch MAC’s blush 10 times, while I only needed do swatch the Kiko’s twice! The pigmentation of the MAC blush is so poor when compared to the Kiko’s. And, let’s be honest: it’s much better to spend little money on an amazing product then it is to spend a lot of money on something average.

9. Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder

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The problem with this one is that it is too orange and I think it looks very unnatural. I much rather use my Hoola by Benefit as it is more ashy brown: it looks much more flattering and natural.

How about you, guys? Do you have any disappointing products? Have you ever tried any of these?


Alice ❤

16 thoughts on “Disappointing Beauty Products

  1. Aww, I LOLed at the lonely blue dot in your Nivea scrub!

    BeneFit stuff doesn’t really wow me, either.

    I do have MAC Cubic and am a bit meh on it. I think the color’s just blah on me.

    Glad to have found your blog – followed!

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    1. I know, right?! The lonely blue dot is pretty miserable xD
      As for the MAC blushes, I believe you can find much better. I have two of them and they’re just meh.
      Thank you so much! I’m glad you found my blog, I got to discover yours 😉 xx

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      1. I love the colour range but I don’t think they’re that pigmented. And I usually love everything from MAC… I just think that, for what you’re paying for their blushes, you’re not getting much product (which wouldn’t be a problem, if only they were more pigmented). xx

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  2. I really like the benetint, it works wonders for me. I really wanted to try out the benefit’s skincake line since I’ve only tried their make-up now I’m not so sure. If you don’t like the Guerlain send it my way, I’ll love it like it’s my own. Actually, send everything my way, I’ll gladly be your trash can!

    ps. that instant glow sample that you gave me from TBS Vitamin C line is a terrible orange monster that taints your face orange and gives no moisture or glow whatsoever. It’s shit, really. xx

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    1. I have the It’s Potent Eye Cream, Totial Moisture Face Cream, Moisture Prep and Refined Finish from Benefit’s skincare range and I love them all, so don’t be afraid about that range. Maybe it’s only the Triple Performing that does not work.

      Like Marta I also love the benetint!

      An advice for the eye primer by Urban Decay: shake it before you use it. I have one from Kiko and it is what I have to do now and the liquid disappear.


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      1. The Benefit skincare line doesn’t work on my skin. I’m not saying it won’t work on other people, I’m sure it will. It just doesn’t work for me…
        Thanks for the tip but shaking it doesn’t work, I’ve already tried :-/ xx


    2. Maybe the Benetint works well for you because you don’t have super oily skin. And maybe, because of that, their skincare line will work for you.
      Really? I gave my other sample away and my friend didn’t like it either. Guess it really is rubbish! xx


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