Products That Sucked Summer 2016 Round Up

Hi beauties,

I recently shared my all-time favourite products from the summer, so why not share products that sucked? I don’t know about you, but I LOVE reading people’s “regrets” posts. We’re bombarded daily with new product releases and it’s always refreshing when someone comes out and says THIS SUCKS.


NYX Brow Pencil in Taupe: This product was released conveniently close to the ABH Brow Definer and boasts a similar concept, so I was intrigued. The ‘taupe’ shade is different from NYX’s other taupes and is way too warm. The pencil itself always gives me bad-brow days because it isn’t precise enough and the formula is hard so you have to really press to apply it. Fail.

Milani Matte Lipstick in ‘Passion’: I was reaaaally hoping to like this because I haven’t found a good drugstore lipstick in ages. Unfortunately it just wasn’t matte or long lasting.

Covergirl x Katy Perry Katy Kat Matte in ‘Coral Kat’: Ugh. I generally detest Covergirl products for overall lack of quality and this one was no different. It was the epitome of a bad lipstick day– bleeding, enhancing dry spots, too sheer, didn’t last long and gave me the dreaded LINE. 

Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip Colour in ‘Frick ‘n Frack’: The colour is absolutely stunning but within an hour this formula was already bleeding out in the corners of my mouth (and no I wasn’t eating or drinking at all). Within four hours my lips were a hot mess.

NYX Honey Dew Me Up: This honey and gold infused primer was weirdly slimy to apply and it broke me out! Sadly a fail.

Charlotte Tilbury 5 Star Lashes Mascara: This mascara promised the world and barely delivered natural, plane Jane lashes. Not worth $35 at all.

Velour Lashes in #WINGing: Cue silent tears. These lashes have been the most beautiful falsies I’ve ever owned but they do not last!! They advertise you can wear these up to 25 times, but I’ve worn these maybe 8 times. I noticed some shedding on the first few wears but brushed it off and recently I’ve noticed full on chunks have fallen out!! As you can see in the photo, they are super patchy. I can no longer wear them because they now look uneven! They are beautiful but damn expensive and haven’t held up to their claims. Buyer beware.

Morphe Face Brush (from the Rose Gold $20 Travel Set): What can I say, I was won over by the rose gold packaging and thought $20 isn’t bad for a travel set, which it wasn’t. This face brush however is AWFUL and they really shouldn’t have bothered. It is extremely scratchy and rough and smells very strong of chemicals despite me washing it several times. I’ve tried better quality from a $20 eBay brush set.

There we have it my loves. So saddening but you can’t always win with makeup. Have you tried any of these products? Let me know!

xo J



  1. October 18, 2016 / 2:58 am

    I agree! It is refreshing to have someone come out and say that certain products sucked. I also love reading those lists! I did one of my own a few weeks ago and it felt so good to be honest. Those lashes are so beautiful! It’s a shame they didnt last longer than eight wears.

  2. November 19, 2016 / 11:30 pm

    Great list! I love the honey dew me up primer, I’m glad it doesn’t break me out. It IS a really weird texture though.

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