Hey there sexy ladies! Over a year ago we did our first From Bag to Bin post, where we outlined 4 products you should definitely avoid. You seemed to like knowing that not to waste your money on, and we certainly liked the chance to bitch in the name of blogging, and so we decided it was high time we followed up with a newer post. A lot of crappy products have been bought over the last 12 months, and here are 5 of the crappiest…
Collection Cream Puff in Powder Puff 2
I had always heard good things about the Cream Puffs from Collection, and as nude shades are absolutely my thaaaang, I had kept my eyes peeled for this exact shade for ages. For some reason, it was always sold out in my local Boots, which convinced me even more that it must be amazing and I NEEDED it. I finally found it a couple of weeks ago and snapped it up straight away, only to be completely disappointed. This is supposed to be a creamy formula that then dries matte, however as soon I pulled the wand out the product looked dry and cakey. It applies really thinly so you don’t even get full coverage, and then it just clings to random parts of your lips. I know this is a popular product, so I’m tempted to think this is just a bit of a dud – but either way, I’m not rushing to buy another to give it a go.
You might be quite surprised to see this here, as it’s undoubtedly been one of the most raved about drugstore foundations of the year. However, when Lauren tried this out, she didn’t get on with it at all. You can read her full review of L’Oreal Infallible, but if you would just like a referesher then she described it as being ‘a patchy mask of shit’. That girl has a way with words, let me tell you.
Even I’m a bit surprised to see this product featured, and it’s me who has put it in. When the Colorburst Matte Balms came out last year, we absolutely loved them (you can read our rave review here) and I still say they are some of the best lip products I own. About six months ago I picked up one of the glossy versions, the Lacquer Balm in Demure. It has the same pretty packaging and peppermint smell, but that’s really where the comparison ends. I understand that the glosses are meant to be less pigmented than the matte finishes, but the colour pay-off on this is just really weak. It feels a bit like you’re just rubbing a glittery pencil on your lips, and it’s quite gritty. I’m not sure if other colours in the Lacquer Balm may work better with this formula, but once again I’m in no rush to find out.
I find Makeup Revolution to be quite a hit and miss brand, and for me, this product was definitely in the miss category. This odd, waxy ‘balm’ is supposed to be used either as a primer or in place of your powder. I found it to be thoroughly useless at either stage, and since writing my lukewarm review I haven’t touched it once.
Yes, that is the head of the brush snapped clean off. Lauren learned the hard way that buying cheap isn’t always a good idea. Sometimes, maybe we should just stick to the Real Techniques ladies.
Of course, I will pop a little disclaimer in here and say that just because these products didn’t work for us, doesn’t mean they won’t work for other people. For example, Lauren accepts that her skin type may have been the reason the Infallible foundation was super-fallible on her, and I was maybe just expecting too much from the glossy Revlon crayon after loving the matte versions so much. It’s hard to give a balanced argument for that brush, though…
Have you tried anything you’ve been disappointed by lately? Or are you actually a fan of any of these products? Let us know in the comments!