March 27, 2014

Not Worth the Hype #2

How is it only Thursday still? This has been the longest week, and apart from serious exhaustion, I have also been feeling majorly out of balance, living on a work-sleep-work-sleep schedule, and keeping my spirits up only with sugar and caffeine. I am very much looking forward to the weekend for some long awaited boyfriend time (yes, he's coming home again!), a nice long brunch, possibly a Sunday hike. It's also been forever since I've read a book...

Keeping up with the desperation and negativity, here are 3 products that I'm also feeling slightly negative about. They're not terrible, but simply products that I feel like do not live up to my expectations, especially since they've been long acknowledged winners in the beauty community.

I've given the infamous Urban Decay Primer Potion so many chances - from the samples that come with Naked Palettes, to purchasing a full size tube to really test it out. I really wanted to like this! I know many girls love this but it just does not work for me. Too little of it barely does anything, while adding a bit more causes the product itself to crease. That being said, I do think that the UDPP will forever hold a special place in my heart, because it was the first ever primer product I learned about. #lifechanging

Then there's the Garnier Eye Roll-On. Photographed is the newest brightening version, but again over the years I have tried all 3 versions of this - the original roll on, BB concealer-roll on, and most recently this brightening version. I love the idea of a cool and refreshing eye roll-on, but if I'm completely honest these don't really do much for me. The brightening version also strangely irritated my eyes. 3 strikes, you're out Garnier.

Last but not least, Chanel Glossimers were once my favorite lip glosses, but in recent years I've discovered so many amazing alternatives (case in point, Lancome Gloss in Loves!) that have left Glossimers pretty lacking in comparison. Glossimers are gorgeous and luxurious, but they are a bit too goopy for my liking. Overall, not worth the price.

Have you experienced any product disappointments lately?

20 comments:

  1. I definitely agree with you about the Garnier eye roll on - I have really bad under eye circles, so was really excited to try it but none of the products have ever done much for me either :/ xx

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  2. I agree with the urban decay primer, it was quite a let down x

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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  3. The Urban Decay Primer Potion works okay for me, but it's way overpriced and I've tried cheaper primers that worked the same if not better. Unfortunately, I also have a full size tube of it and will use it up before moving onto something else. Actually, I tried a sample of the anti-aging version from Urban Decay and I definitely preferred it over the original. It's still pricey, so I'll likely try something completely different in the future.

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  4. Shame these didn't work for you. The UDPP works great for me although my favorite primer (high end) is the NARS Smudgeproof xx

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  5. That's a shame that you didn't enjoy these - I've never tried any of them and probably won't be! The glossimers sound like a disappointment - I hate goopy glosses.

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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  6. Ahw, I really like the Glossimers, love how light and non sticky they are!

    marlennebeauty.blogspot.com

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  7. Have you ever tried e.l.f.'s eyeshadow primer? Only $1, and it's never failed me :D
    blushingbiddies.com

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  8. noo i haven't but i've heard good things about it. sadly i can't get e.l.f. here in hong kong! :(

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  9. i'm not sure why but the glossimers i've had are quite thick and goopy... it might be that i got a bad one though!

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  10. yea... i would have expected better for such a pricey gloss! the UDPP is a popular one though, not sure why it just didn't work for me

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  11. yes!!! my fave is definitely the NARS too. bought it not long ago and am seriously impressed by it!! :) x

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  12. i've heard that their anti-aging one and shimmery ones are actually better than the original too... not sure why. for me NARS is definitely the one when it comes to eyeshadow primers :)

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  13. have you tried the NARS primer? it's amazing! xx

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  14. haha me tooo... i have bad dark circles so if anyone should be able to see a visible difference it should be me.. unfortunately it didn't help with any of my puffiness or darkness... :(

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  15. I have never bought a high end lipgloss as I don't wear glosses often & think the high street have some very good budget friendly ones! Shame this Chanel one did live up to the hype as the colour is pretty in the tube

    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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  16. Omg I just moved outta Hong Kong! That's crazy, I was in the NT area, lol.

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  17. ahhhh why did you leave! :( and where are you headed? :) hope you had a smooth move xx

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  18. My husband and I moved to HK for his job, but he just finished his contract :3 gotta admit, I missed the good ol' USA! Plus, I have a LOT more options for cruelty free products here, huzzah!

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  19. I agree about the lipgloss. I love the one chanel glossier that I have but there really are a lot of cheaper alternatives! xx

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  20. i never was into udpp either! glad i'm not the only one :)

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