Friday, April 11, 2014

Products Not Worth the Hype #1

Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre
I've been testing this out for about a month now, and I wanted to love it so badly. My skin was so dry and dehydrated from this winter, and I really wanted to find a new moisturizer. I saw this and read so many amazing reviews about it. This moisturizer claims to be a miracle worker, it also acts as a makeup remover, face mask, and primer. I really liked the scent and the consistency of the cream, but it did not provide enough moisture for me at all. It was pretty inexpensive and it comes with a lot of product, but I think this is definitely more for people with normal skin.

Too Faced Better Than False Lashes
This came with a set that I bought from Sephora last Christmas, but I only recently tried it. I was so confused about the little lash primer. It looks like cotton stuck on a mascara brush. I followed the instructions, put the little fibers on the lashes first and then use the big mascara second. It did nothing. 

Benefit They're Real Mascara
Oh boy. Where should I start with this one? So, I have stick straight Asian lashes. I always use an eyelash curler (love my trusty Shu Uemura one) first. I curled my lashes like normal, swiped one coat of this stuff on, and it straightened my lashes back out. What?! I don't even understand. Maybe the formula was too wet, but I definitely do not see why people love this so much. I'm glad I didn't buy the big version and got to try it first.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
I do not hate this product, but it is seriously not as amazing as everyone says it is. One thing I do have to give is that it lasts forever. I've had this primer for a long time, and there still seems to have lots of product in there. I admit that my lids are super duper oily and that may be why it doesn't work as well on me. The consistency is nice and it dries to a matte base and feels very light. It's better than not using primer at all, so I will keep using this until I get my hands on something else.

I hope I didn't offend anybody by bashing on one of their favorite products!


  1. I'm curious what can combat my oily eyelids as well. Hm.

    1. I've heard really good things about the Nars eye primer. I'll let you know when I buy it and try it out!

  2. Love how genuine your reviews are, defo. following :)

    1. thank you! I really like your blog! :)