The 5 Most Disappointing Beauty Products of 2014
Today’s post is all about the most disappointing products that I tried out in 2014. I know I nearly always talk about products I love and I try to only share ones I want you guys to know about and try out because they’re awesome, but I thought it was high time I shared a post about products that didn’t work out for me. I tried a TON of beauty products this past year and,to be honest, there were not a whole lot of products I didn’t like, but there were a few that just didn’t work for me and so I thought I would share my top 5 with you all.
- Clinique Face Cleansing Brush – First up is the Clinique cleansing brush. This is something I received as a part of a Klout perk last year which I was really excited about because I wanted to do a comparison of it between my beloved Clarisonic and see how it measured up. Long story short: I used this crappy brush one time. It does NOTHING. Don’t waste your money on this, seriously. It doesn’t work. It doesn’t do anything? It just haphazardly vibrates or something and I was so bummed because I had such high hopes for it. It’s such a cheaply made crappy device; I was so disappointed by it as I really wanted it to be a cheaper Clarisonic alternative, but sorry; the Clarisonic still rules in the beauty tool world, IMO.
- Hourglass Mechanical Eyeliner – This is a product that I originally fell in love with and then grew really annoyed by as time went on. First off, as a product, it works really well. The formula itself is awesome and goes on super dark in a VERY thin line that lasts ages without smudging. It’s the perfect product for a super precise line. What sucks about it is that it’s so thin that it constantly breaks off when you tried to apply it, ironically, just like a mechanical pencil would. Maybe I just have an incredibly heavy hand? I really love this eyeliner, but seriously, WTF. Design flaw to the max. I got so frustrated trying to use it and it kept breaking off so I went back to previous liners.
- Clayspray Face Masks – Another product with a wonderful formula that works amazing as a face mask, but with a serious design flaw. The face mask works wonders on dullness, acne and even redness and the packaging as a concept is great. It’s a non-aerosol pressurized can that releases the product onto your hand or brush so you can easily apply it without mess or fuss. And it really is easy and mess-free…when it works! I’m not sure what happened within the first week that I had it. The first few days were fine, but after that the packaging completely stopped working. It could have been that we had really hot weather the following week which caused the can to malfunction, otherwise bad design is likely to blame and it sucks because it was such a cool idea. I was just bummed because there was more than 3/4 worth of product in the can of face mask I had which was totally wasted and would not come out of the can!
- Essie Nail Polishes – These are held in such high esteem and they come in such pretty colors so I was really disappointed to find that these polishes totally suck. They go on really thinly and don’t apply all that smoothly to nails either. Aside from that, they have horrible coverage and crap finish that takes a thousand coats to resemble the color you think you’re buying. I just found it way too much effort to use and they didn’t last long at all.
- Jason Sunscreen – I thought this would be a good affordable natural sunscreen to use, but these are horrible. They give your skin a horrible white cast that looks somehow oily, pasty, and dry all at once? They don’t absorb very well at all, they make your skin look oily all day long unless you set with a powder or something, and they clog your pores. These broke my skin out so bad that I threw it out before it could do me any more damage.