Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Products that don't work for me #3

As we continue to go through my beauty stash and clear out the products that don't work for me here is the next instalment.

Barry M Glamour Puss Shadow & Blush Palette* link
When I use an eyeshadow palette I want to be able to create a look using it, not picking and choosing one colour from it which is the case with this. I don't feel like any of the colours necessarily compliment one another, all have sparkle and minimal pigmentation (the swatches above have been applied heavily) . I've attempted to use this on numerous occasions but always gone for something else. I appreciate Glamour Puss would translate to evening but I have other products that work for this purpose I would pick over this. Likewise the blush is a blue toned pink which doesn't suit me and certainly would be too heavy if I were to use any of the eye colours here.

Philip Kingsley One More Day* link
I don't seem to have much luck with Philip Kingsley products. The famous Elasticizer does nothing for me and nor does One More Day. A typical dry shampoo which sadly despite smelling amazing is too chalky for my dark hair - I don't need any help with looking like I'm going grey.

Barry M Lipstick, 160* link
I have tried numerous dark berry tones and they do not suit me at all. Time to let go of the nudes and dark shades and accept it's pinks and reds for my lips.

Trevor Sorbie Volume Big Hair Powder* link
I reviewed this big hair powder many moons ago in this post so I'll let that cover the full explanation of why it did not work for me. I still kept hold of it hoping that it would come in handy for up do's but that hasn't been the case so it's time to clear the way for something new.

Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes Mascara link
It pains me to feature a Charlotte Tilbury product in those that do not work for me but the Full Fat Lashes Mascara does not. I had heard many great things about this mascara but for me it creates the dreaded panda eyes from fall out that I cannot rely on wearing it in public.

Kiehls Ultimate Strength Hand Salve link
We all know how picky I am about my hand creams and Kiehls hand salve does not make the cut. It reminded me of L'Occitane's Immortelle Brightening Hand Cream I featured here in that on applying my hands felt drier and it almost evaporates taking any moisture with it.

Any hits and misses you've tried lately?

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  1. Such a shame, the Barry M palette looks nice in the pan but I can see from the swatches why you can never be bothered! xx
    The perks of being a hipster

  2. It's refreshing seeing these posts! It's a shame but it's also lovely to 'keep it real' if you get me ;)
    I've been trying out the new Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipsticks and they're a bit of a fail for me.

    Sarah | More Than Adored

    1. Thank you, I like reading them from others too. I don't like everything and what doesn't work for me might help someone else is making a decision and save them a few pennies! x

  3. I'm not a fan of the Philip Kingsley dry shampoo either, I don't seem to get along with their products at all!

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

  4. What a shame its heartbreaking to think how much money has been wasted :-( shock as well a Kiehls product on there!!! xx

    1. I'm lucky my stash is filled with a mix of samples and things I buy myself so I'm sure it evens itself out! x


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