Beauty Product Fails #8

It hasn’t even been that long since I posted my last product fails. It’s only been three months! I know Thanksgiving was just last week, so it might not be the best timing in the world. But I’m a firm believer that a negative review is just as helpful as one that’s positive. Nothing in this world is perfect, including beauty products, and there’s no sense in trying to pretend that it is. I’ve had a lot of products recently that were a complete fail for one reason or another and it’s my duty as a (beauty) blogger to report back with the results, whether they be good or, in this case, bad.

I have this sort of rule with myself where I try my best to not test unknown skincare. I know every brand deserves a chance, but when a product isn’t sold in stores and there’s not much information to find online, I should probably take that as a sign. Normally I stay true to that rule because taking care of my skin is super important to me. But when I recently ran out of my last Neutrogena retinol lotion, I decided to give this Yeouth Retinol Serum a chance.

They sent this to me a long time ago, but I was too scared to use it. So it just sat unopened in my closet until now. I wasn’t really fond of the consistency from the first time I used it. Instead of being more of a lotion like the Neutrogena product, it was an actual serum and left my skin feeling a little sticky for a few minutes until it all soaked in.

The reason I had to stop using this and decided to include it in my fails post is because it started breaking me out. I’ve had my breakouts under control for the last year or two and as soon as I noticed more pimples appearing before others went away, I knew something was off. This might end up working for someone, but my skin definitely didn’t like it very much.
Another skincare product fail is the Callyssee Foaming Skin Milk. I tested a bunch of their products recently and, as you might remember from my recent review post, I liked most of what I tried. My main complaint was the prices. The full size of this product retails for $26, which is pretty crazy to me considering they’re not a well-known brand.

Although I liked the majority of their products, I couldn’t stand this Foaming Skin Milk. They recommend to smooth a thin layer of this over the face and let it sit for no more than one minute before wiping off with a cotton pad.

That’s exactly what I did and it felt so wrong. It left a disgusting residue that was clearly visible on my face, even after rinsing. It was so uncomfortable, I barely even made it to the one minute mark. I’ve never tried a skin milk before this and unfortunately, I don’t think I’ll be trying anymore until I can forget this experience.  
I got this Butter London Stroke of Wow Roll On Liner in my September Boxycharm. I was super excited about it at first because I have always wanted to try one of these roll on liners, but I was also nervous because the applicator looks like a pizza cutter that could just slice right into my eye. I gave it a shot and unfortunately, I don’t like this method of eyeliner at all.
While the roller applicator was created to make eyeliner application easier, it actually made it much more difficult. It rolls perfectly fine, it just doesn’t roll in the shape of my eye. The formula is super black, which is great, but it doesn’t dry completely matte and makes it very obvious when you make the tiniest mistake.
The last two items were both from my August Boxycharm. Normally I find a ton of new favorite products in my boxes, but there’s always a few that are a complete disappointment. Like this Bang Beauty Gel eyeliner, for example. I love brown eyeliner and actually much prefer it over almost any other color. But this brown is much too light to show up on the eyes.

It’s more of an eyebrow shade, so that’s where I decided to apply it after it failed on the eyes. Although it was slightly better in the brows, I wasn’t completely happy with the way it looked and the amount of effort it took to apply it. The formula on this eyeliner is extremely dry! I’d much rather my favorite Elf cream eyeliner that’s less than half the price.
The last product isn’t necessarily a complete fail, it’s more of a color fail. I absolutely loved the formula, the packaging, and the applicator of this Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Metal Lipgloss. It was so comfortable to wear on the lips and the applicator is nothing like I’ve ever used before. It was the color that made me not want to wear it again. It’s a beautiful shade, just not on the lips. I can’t get behind the whole metallic lip trend. I would love this as an eyeshadow, but on the lips it wasn’t flattering at all.
I was really hoping to like all of these products, but sometimes that’s the beauty of playing with a bunch of makeup. Not everything is going to live up to your expectations and other times, products might also perform better than you might have expected. I’ll have to do a post on that soon! Unexpectedly amazing products, stay tuned! ;)

If you have any questions about any of the products I mentioned, please feel free to leave them for me in the comments section. Have you tried any of these products before? What are some of your recent fails?

~Mani Monday~
This week I’m trying out another Emma nail polish from the Holiday collection. This color is called Tis the Season to Shop, which is very appropriate considering this Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend. I wouldn’t typically think to wear such a light pink during the Winter months and I’m still not positive if I’m enjoying its shimmer finish, but I’ll give it some time. This is definitely one that needs two coats, though. It’s very light!
What’s on your nails this week?

XO ♥ Christina ♥

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