This post is to unfortunately give some bad reviews on products that I wish I hadn't spent my money on, and maybe spare you from being sucked into the same ad campaigns! Bear in mind that there have been a *lot* of mixed reviews on some of these products, so these are just my personal opinions on them.
|These products are not numbered in order of quality, I just thought it would be easier to discuss them if they were numbered ☺|
1) Revlon PhotoReady Liquid Foundation (shade natural beige).
According to Revlon, this product promises poreless, airbrushed skin in any light, and being water-based rather than oil-based it's supposed to provide coverage as well as hydration. I've seen a lot of mixed reviews about this product - some love it, some hate it, but unfortunately... I hate it. The formula is *very* watery, and stays wet on the skin for a lot longer than any other liquid foundation I've used does. The water base causes it to streak, and it takes a while to build up an even coverage over the entire face. It retails for £12.99 in Boots, which is not too expensive, but it was definitely £12.99 wasted for me.
2) Aussie Take The Heat Leave In Protection Spray (150 ml).
I have always been a fan of Aussie shampoos, conditioners and hair masks before, and always make use of the numerous promotions that always seem to be on in Superdrug and Boots, but I was sadly disappointed with this product in the range. It has a very precise spray nozzle, which means that it it does not cover the hair in a fine mist of product, but tends to directly drench only one patch of hair at a time which isn't the desired effect of any heat-protection spray. After straightening with this product I also find that some patches of my hair dry hard, where the product has dried on it - not a good look for anybody! For £4.99 I think I will definitely look elsewhere.
3) Avon Glimmerstick Retractable Eye Liner (shade starry night blue).
For an Avon product I actually found this quite expensive at £6, especially when comparing it to similar products such as Barry M's retractable eye liners that only retail at £3.99. The colour itself is lovely - a very deep blue with just a hint of shimmer, but the quality of product lets it down considerably. It is quite hard, and so does not glide on smoothly, and it is very difficult to get an even line of colour from this product. When applying make up around your eyes you don't really want to have to press hard to achieve your look, so this product is a no-go for me.
As in my Every Day Products That I Can/Can't Live Without post, I'll continue reviewing product 4 and 5 in part 2 that will be up tomorrow (reading gets boring, I know!) ☺.