Disappointing products – Part 1

When you constantly buy new products for testing (*cough*) reasons, inevitable you will find some that just don’t work for you.

And as much as I like to write reviews urging you to run out and buy stuff, I figured it could be of some use to tell you what I already wasted money on to save yours.

Todays edition features a drugstore eyebrow pencil, a concealer/eye cream hybrid, some skincare and a lash growth serum.

They just don’t work for me…

A short disclaimer first:
I by no means tell you these are bad products. If you happen to love them, that is great. What may work for me might not work for you and vice versa.

Without further ado…

1. Garnier Miracle Skin Cream Eyes

Garnier Miracle Skin Cream Eyes

I bought this one by accident, as I wanted to buy a plain eye cream, but figured I would give it a go. A two-in-one to save me some time in the morning sounded great.
Just like Garniers Miracle Skin Perfector, this is a white cream that develops color when you start working it into the skin.
The color itself is quite yellow, which is usually a good thing on my complexion, but the coverage is much to light for my dark circles.
If you just need a little pick-me-up, I encourage you to give it a go, but if you are a sleep-deprived mom, this won´t work.

2. Essence eyebrow pencil in Blonde

Essence eyebrow pencil in „Blonde“ 

I am a fan of eyebrow pencils and have gone through about three or four of MACs „Fling“, but as those are expensive and I tend to go through them quite quickly, I was on the hunt for a cheaper alternative.
The essence product is much cheaper, but as you find quite often, you get what you pay for. The color payoff is nonexistent, I have to warm the pencil first and then work it into the skin, and the little color I manage to deposit to my skin lasts only three to four hours.
Not impressed…

3. Miracle Worker Dark Spot Corrector

Miracle Worker Dark Spot Corrector

I had high hopes when I bought this, as it contains Niacinamide, one of my preferred skincare/antiageing ingredients (see here) and is aimed at correcting dark spots and hyper pigmentation. And even though it left my skin feeling smooth and I really liked the smell, it just didn’t do anything for me.
Of course, you can never really assess longterm benefits, but during the six months I applied it every night, i just didn’t notice any change (for better or worse) in my skin.
I won´t rebuy.

4. Beauty Society Enormous Lash

Beauty Society Enormous Lash

Three years ago, I started using a lash serum that worked wonders for my lashes. They grew long and thick up to the point where I had to cut them (schock-horror, I know) and nearly every mascara was good enough, because they just needed a little color to look stunning. But as I repurchased, they had changed the formula and my lashes returned back to normal.
After my pregnancy I wanted to give another Lash Growth Serum a go and purchased above mentioned. But despite regularly applying it morning and evening, my lashes just stayed the way they were. So on goes the hunt …

Have you tried any of these products? Am I using them wrong? And what product did you buy lately that you want to protect me wasting money on?
Let me know in the comments below.

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  • I hardly ever buy Essence products thinking the quality must be poor since the prices are so low. Have you tried any other products from them? I am disappointed the Philosophy cream didn't work for you since it's so expensive!

    • Yes, I have tried some other essence products and the quality is decent. They have some very good mascaras. I think it is the same with all drugstore products: You can find a hidden gem or end up disappointed, but as they are quite a bargain I usually end up throwing something in my basket. Strictly for research purpose, obviously.
      I hope you have an awesome weekend. It is quite lovely here today, sunshine after several days of rain.

  • Great post 🙂 I love your blog and I have followed you with Bloglovin. If you ever get a chance to check out my blog I would be delighted, thanks!

    Camille xo

    http://www.cococami.blogspot.co.uk

    • Hi Camille,

      Thank you for your kind words. I will make sure to check out your blog.

      I hope you have a nice weekend.