Friday, 24 January 2020

Product Fails Part 1

Just a quick one today, I use this blog to share all the products and makeup looks I love but maybe I should also be writing about some of the things that I'm not so enamoured with. Often when I'm intrigued by a new product I'll check some reviews before buying and maybe if I had on these occasions I wouldn't have wasted my money. I'm all for being honest in reviews so here is my first instalment of product fails.

Arctic Fox Hair Dye - This was actually a product that was recommended to me by a fellow colourful hair dye user so I had high expectations. It's an American brand and I could only find it on Amazon but at least that meant I would get it quick. I was excited to use it right away but alas, it left absolutely no colour on my hair whatsoever. A completely pointless exercise. I have found other pastel hair dyes to be disappointing in the past so perhaps my hair just doesn't take it well, but to get no payoff at all is a new low. In case anyone is interested I've now gone back to switching between Directions and Crazy Colour, both of which work as good as anything else I've ever tried. Oh to find a permanent colour dye!

Fenty Beauty Foundation - I was excited about the arrival of Fenty Beauty and just how many foundation shades they had to offer, though it took me til the end of last year to finally try one. My first impressions was that it was a bit too heavy for what I was after but that's not usually a deal breaker, however I'd ordered a shade too light even for me. Who knew it was possible? Again, I wasn't deterred, I just warmed it up with bronzer and picked a dewy blush and was pretty pleased with the outcome. Fortunately I think it was just a day about town because by lunch time it looked horrendous, my skin looked like I'd never even seen water. You could see every pore, and attempts to touch up failed miserably. I tried it a couple more times since, (perhaps I was just having a bad skin day) but it just won't sit nicely on my skin at all now even on first application. I have combination skin so it's not because it's too dry, but I guess I am just not compatible with it. I'd love to hear how other people have found this, I wonder if the formula of the lightest shade is slightly different or if they would all be like that?

Charlotte Tilbury Lipgloss - I feel slightly bad including this as the main reason I dislike it is because I didn't realise it was a lipgloss. I know it's in the name, but I found it in TKMaxx and thought it was a liquid lipstick. The fact the range is called Latex Love further backed that up and I thought it was going to be a liquid lipstick that dried but stayed shiny, nothing about the word "latex" relates to a gloss. Of course that's not the case and it is sticky...REALLY sticky. To be honest even if I was looking for a lipgloss this would be too sticky still. To it's credit it is very highly pigmented, but that will transfer onto anything you touch and smudge very easily. Nice colour but that's about it.


  1. I love reading about fails more than favourites, and wish more bloggers would feature fails as it's good to know which products to avoid! I've not tried any of the fenty range yet, I feel like the worst blogger! xx

    Gemma • ❤️

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