Makeup and skin/haircare flops

It is time for a makeup and skin/hair care flop post. I feel the need to mention that opinions are solely my own. The fact it didn’t work for me, doesn’t mean, it won’t work for you. We are all different with different expectations, and wishes. If you have been following me long enough you know, I love other products from below mentioned companies, but these particular ones just weren’t for me.



e.l.f. Lip Primer & Plumper

This product just didn’t work for me at all.

The primer was easy to blend and made my lipstick colour brighter but nothing else. I didn’t find it to be a good trait for the product. Especially if I was wearing dark coloured lipstick, I didn’t want a primer which changed the tone. I didn’t make lipstick last longer on my lips. So in this sense, it is a flop.  

In the description of the product it was said about the plumper it has a subtle “plumping tingle effect”. In reality, on my lips, it felt like it was burning my lips. I couldn’t bear the feeling longer than a few minutes before I just needed to take it off. It irritated my lips too much.

I tried to use this product several times. I wanted to like it because under some lipsticks, it is suggestible to wear a primer underneath them. In the end, the product just didn’t make the cut.


Milani Brilliant Shine Lip Gloss

I think I can easily say it is the worst lip gloss I have ever owned.

I picked it up because of the beautiful dark cherry tone. Dark toned lipsticks or lip glosses are my weakness. It looked like something I could love. I have no complaints about the tone. The reason why it is a flop to me, lies in the formula.  On the lips the product feels really sticky and syrupy. The lip gloss is impossible to apply smoothly. No matter how hard I tried, it still looked gloppy on the lips. After I was almost satisfied with the appearance on my lips and when I opened them, I saw little strings of product forming. Also, it smells bad.


Maybelline SuperStay 24 Color

I bought it in the tone “All Day Cherry”. It is beautiful colour in the bottle and on the lips. At least first three minutes. The reason why it is a flop to me lays in the longevity, and how it feels on my lips The first minute it looks really nice. When the first minute is over, I could feel how it dried my lips. Even the balm didn’t help to reduce the drying. On the lips it felt sticky and weird.  Also, the colour flakes off the lips. I needed to retouch it in ten minutes. The product was in every way a huge disappointment to me.


Batiste Dry Shampoo for dark hair

I love the Batiste Original dry shampoo, so I thought that since I have dark hair, this should be good too. I was wrong. I think it didn’t suit me because I don’t dye my hair. The shampoo contains a hint of colour which made my hair feel heavier, and dirty. The shampoo helps blend in root re-growth on coloured hair. So, if you are in that category, you’ll probably be golden.


Syoss Beauty Elixir Absolute Oil

This product was a disaster to my hair. I used it for two weeks after each time I washed my hair. I put some on my palm, and then rubbed it into my hair tips, working my way up to mid hair. Every time it made my hair heavy. After the product soaked in, the look was still greasy. It was supposed to moisturize the hair from inside out. I have a feeling it just added gloss on the top layer of hair. Before I got the product my hair was shiny, healthy and nicely moisturized. After using it for a while, I noticed changes in my hair. The oil made my hair dull and dry. I began noticing splits in my hair tips. Brushing my hair needed more effort because I began to have little bird nests in it.


Clinique Redness Solution

I bought this from one of my acquaintances for a way cheaper price than what I would’ve had to pay in the store. Part of me is glad about that. When I first saw it, I was bit excited. It promised to reduce redness. I expected it to be really good, because it is Clinique. I was so wrong. On the bottle it says redness solution, when in reality in caused redness on my skin. I assume it is more suitable for dry skin. For me it caused my skin to breakout and go all back into teenage years. It was horrible experience. I am sure, there are people who love it, but for me it was just a bad choice.

The Body Shop Two Sided Nail File

I got the nail file from their christmas calendar. Already then I was sceptical about the nail file and I was right. It is too harsh for natural nails. After using it, my nails were breaking and chipping. I have to admit, I used it only once, but it was enough to see how it affected my nails. Only situation I can see the file being good, is to remove gel nail polish. It is a speculation because I have never had gel nail polish, but as much as I have heard, it needs to be filed down to remove it.


Huggies Baby Wipes

I decided to give them a try as a makeup remover wipes. More than one beauty blogger’s suggested them and I thought I’ll give it a go. Boy, how I was wrong. They clogged my pores and overall didn’t even remove all makeup. Quality of removing eye makeup isn’t even worth mentioning. Now I use them as just any other wet wipes in everyday housekeeping.

I’m sure, cleaning a baby’s butt, they are great but as makeup remover wipes, not so much.


I hope you enjoyed this post. If you have any questions or comments, don’t hesitate to let me know.

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16 thoughts on “Makeup and skin/haircare flops

  1. Great post. Although I didn’t try the lip glosses you wrote about, I find, that in general, ALL lipcolors don’t last at all. The exception being lip stains–but they dry out the lips! That’s why I end up swiping Chapstick across my mouth most of the time. As far as makeup remover goes. Have you ever tried Albolene? It’s like lard but does a great job of taking everything off. Keep up the informative posts. I love ’em!


    • Thank you for such nice words! 😄 I love lipcolours 😊 They look good on me, and I don’t mind reapplying if I don’t have to do that in 10 minutes lol. And I haven’t tried Albolene. To be honest, I’ve never heard of it at all. I’m glad it works well for you. It’s nice to have your own go-to products.


  2. I finally gave into the baby wipe hype too and it was a huge let down. They clogged my pores and left my face feeling sticky. The baby wipes I used sort of smudged around the makeup instead of removing it. Loved this post!!!

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  3. Oh yikes, no no no on the baby wipes as makeup remover wipes! I even hate the whole idea of makeup remover wipes – too much rubbing of the skin. Have you ever tried cleansing oils?
    Thanks for showing product flops – sometimes there’s just so many glowing reviews for everything, it’s great to see the other side. 🙂

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    • Thank you! I’m glad you like my post 😄 I feel sometimes posts like these are necessary to show that not everything is gold that shines. I use makeup wipes (for example Simple or The Body Shop Vitamin E facial wipes, check out my January empties and favourites post 😉) every day after coming home from work. It takes almost all of the makeup off, and is just a relaxing routine. Before bed I wash my face with cleansing gel, and do the whole nine yards of my evening routine. I wrote about my evening routine, and products I use in separate post entitled “My evening routine”.
      About cleansing oils- I have quite oily skin so I am avoiding oily type cleansers.
      I’m glad you like my post. Thank you 😊😎

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  4. If you are looking for an alternative for facial wipes, then try Liz Earle hot cloth cleansers and you will feel such a difference in cleansing and for more conformability, they have lots of flavours in which you can choose one from them. Besides, Liz Earle always use botanical extracts which is skin-friendly.


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