Life in Mascara: Disappointing Products

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Disappointing Products

I try a lot of beauty products out there in the name of 'research' for the blog. Really it is because I am a product junkie and I am always on the hunt for the next best thing (eyeliner is my drug). Of course I come across products that I do not like for one reason or another and I thought I should share those with you as well.

Trader Joe's Antiplaque Toothpaste- I can't say anything about how well this product works or not. For me, it was all in the taste. It taste like black liquorice. And if there is one thing in the world I can't stand, it is that exact thing. I don't like to be wasteful so one way or another I will finish this. It is the first Trader Joe's anything that I do not like. Sad day.

Rimmel Londen Wonder'lash Mascara with Argan Oil Waterproof- I may be the only person in the beauty blog world that does not like waterproof mascara. I think I purchase one once a year, if that, for a specific reason. When I saw that Rimmel had come out with a mascara infused with Argan oil I jumped at the chance to get one since Argan oil has done wonders for my dry sensitive skin. But when I got to the drugstore, they only had it in the waterproof version. 'Fine' I thought since I didn't have one. A few weeks went by and I actually ended up needing a waterproof mascara since a cry fest was sure to come where I was headed. I got ready and applied my mascara and blinked. It got all over my eyes. 'Odd' I thought. I cleaned up and went about just to catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror with tiny mascara dots under my eyes. Here's the deal. The formula is so creamy and easy to apply. It is dark and the brush gives great separation to my lashes. But the dang thing would not dry! I don't know if it's because of the oil that makes it creamier but I finally gave up and applied a coat of my regular mascara over it to get it to dry. As far as it being waterproof, I did do a light cry not a Kim K. kinda cry and it did not run. 

Rimmel Londen Thick and Thin Eyeliner- The issue I had here was not with the formula of the product, the pigmentation, or the lasting quality but rather the nib. Designed to be like a calligraphy pen in that depending how you turn the tip you can get a thin line or a thicker line. You are supposed to be able to get the flick done easily too. Um no. Just no. I made a mess of my eyes is what I did. I wonder if it is just something you need to get used to? Anyone else out there have a hard time with it? I will continue to try and report back if anything changes. Liquid liner is hard enough with out this gimmick.

Josie Maran Pure Argan Milk Intensive Hydrating Treatment- This product was a God send. Not what you thought I was going to say right? I developed a dry patch right over my right eyebrow. It was red and itchy. Nothing and I mean nothing would make it go away. Until this mother's milk product came along. A couple drops every night and within a week it was almost gone. Within a week as well, this product dried out. I went to use it one night and the pippet would not pick anything up. I finally looked into the bottle and the product was thick and adhered to the sides of the bottle. Because I refuse to let this go to waste, I jammed a cotton swab in there and got it out. But it just felt like such a chore and I was disappointed I had to work for it. 

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