Products That Have Failed To Impress Me

Products That Have Failed To Impress

Believe me when I say I really struggled with this post. When you have so many just ‘meh’ products sitting about, it’s very uninspiring. Nothing in this post has blown my mind away with how great it is. Nothing has wowed, impressed or even made me want to use it more than what I had to, to gain an opinion on it. These aren’t necessarily BAD products or disappointing, they’re just mediocre, average, does what it says on the tin but they don’t excel at all.

Obviously this isn’t going to be a lengthy post as I don’t have much to say about these products, hence the ‘meh’!

Joan Collins Liquid Eyeliner, £20

£20 for an eyeliner that’s as good as a £3 one but this one frays after a couple uses? Need I say more?
Joan Collins Liquid Eyeliner
FAB Eyeliner with Lash Growth Treatment, £25

An eyeliner that doesn’t work on an angle because the product doesn’t reach the tip. Also an unnecessary combination, I like my lash growth products separate to my makeup. Double fail.

FAB Eyeliner with Lash Growth Treatment

FAB Brows, £20

All packaging, hardly any product and the brush that comes with it is terrible. £20 for a brow product can actually get you a long way now, this is not the way I’ll be heading forward though.

FAB Brows

Cargo Matte Top Coat, $22

It’s a real waste of time when I’m sent colours that I would never wear. The lipstick shade was all wrong but the matte top coat was more wrong. It doesn’t actually work very well at all, it drags the lipstick making it more sheer in places and won’t work after a while because there’s too much lipstick ‘blocking’ the matte. I’ve heard about great products at Cargo so I really want to try more, but these just weren’t for me at all.

Ultra 32 Eyeshadow Palette Flawless Matte 2

The first of the Makeup Revolution palettes that I found really did not blend as well as usual! Very odd.

Ultra 32 Eyeshadow Palette Flawless Matte 2

Joan Collins Timeless Beauty First Base Foundation, £25.00

Firstly I am VERY happy that Joan Collins’ Range listened to customers and that there wasn’t a pale enough shade and delivered in a timely fashion, but, it just doesn’t make the foundation good. It’s very sheer, very easily moved and depending on how you apply it, you can see brush strokes/lines.

Joan Collins Timeless Beauty First Base Foundation

I had a bundle of products from NEW CID, but I was sent the completely wrong colours or duplicates of things I already have featured, so I couldn’t feature them again. I will point out that the i – glow Mini has nothing wrong with it at all, it’s a bit pricey at £16, but overall it’s a shimmer blush that works.
However, the i – flutter gives a very underwhelming performance. With a cheap looking brush and very little structure, it doesn’t do much at all for £19.



This will shortly be followed by products that have wowed me and that I can’t stop using!

What products have you come across lately that have been unimpressive?



This post features PR samples unless otherwise stated. For more details, read my disclaimer.

  • I find some MUR palettes hit and miss, one that has impressed me is the New-trals vs Neutrals Palette very pigmented. I haven’t tried any of the other products you have mentioned but I will give them a miss! I think my most disappointing product is the Soap and Glory One Heck of a Blot Foundation… HORRID! It applies terribly, my skin is clear and this made me look like my skin had more problems than it does. I have tried alot of foundations this was by far the worst. Such a shame as I love alot of their other products.

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  • Trecee Hutchinson

    Makeup Revolution palettes are soo inconsistent. I have quite a few, but I only love a few of them. I love the Iconic 3, but I hate the Essential Day to night palettes. Great list of things I definitely should’nt buy.


  • I’ve been wondering lately whether to try the Cargo Matte Top Coat or not, but even the thought of using it didn’t make sense – surely the lipstick transfers onto the Top Coat stick, affecting its use on another colour. Perhaps I’m wrong?

    Kayleigh x