Worst Of Beauty 2011

by Gio

Hello everyone,

on Monday I blogged about the best beauty products I’ve tried this year. But not all products I’ve tried in 2011 were good. I’ve also come across a few that just didn’t work for me or didn’t keep their promises. I know that some of you may disagree with me so if you had a better experience with these products, let me know in the comments. So, what products didn’t I like this year?

1. Sally Hansen No More Mistakes Manicure Clean-up Pen: although the tip allows you to remove nail polish near the nail bed, the solution dries up fast and, already from the second use, you’ll find that correcting any mistakes you may make while painting your nails becomes harder and harder. Like that wasn’t enough, the tips break off easily too.

2. Deborah Bioetyc Clean Skin Eye Make-Up Remover: it’s a makeup remover that doesn’t remove anything bar the most minimal makeup. Do I need to say more?

3. I Provenzali Olio Di Semi Di Lino (Lindseed Oil): I don’t think this is a bad product, but I had to include it because I personally can’t bring myself to use it. This oil can be used as a mask before shampoo, on wet hair to nourish it and make it soft, and on dry locks to give them volume and shine. But it has such a horrible scent that makes the product unusable. What’s the point of having beautiful hair if it stinks?!

4. Layla Brilliant Due Top Coat: it has a dense consistency that makes application difficult and chips badly in just a couple of days. But, when you want to take it off, it won’t budge unless you have a strong, acetone based remover!

5. Layla Glitter in Eyeshadow: Layla products are famous for being very pigmented so I was very disappointed to find that these eyeshadows are on the sheer side. In addition, they crease horribly even with a primer and because of the glitters, they are quite hard to remove.

6. I Provenzali Balsamo Labbra Vegetale all’Olio di Argan: it really saddens me to have to mention another I Provenzali product because I really love the brand but it seemed I didn’t have much luck with it this year. This lip balm has a grainy texture that doesn’t apply smoothly and makes my lips dry!

What were the worst products you’ve tried this year?

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Vonnie (socialitedreams) December 28, 2011 - 5:30 pm

yikes! was just going to try that sally pen too :-/ oye vey

beautifulwithbrains December 28, 2011 - 9:08 pm

Vonnie, I’m glad I could help save you some money. The Sally pen is really horrible. The remover solution dries really quickly and the tip breaks off easily. Mine broke and part of it is still inside the pen. Couldn’t take it out no matter what so now I can’t even substitute the broken tip with a new one. 🙁

Makeup Morsels December 28, 2011 - 7:24 pm

haha oh dear! I tried a similar nail polish correcting pen from the Sephora brand, and pretty much had the exact same problems as you. It was frustrating 🙁

beautifulwithbrains December 28, 2011 - 9:10 pm

Makeup Morsels, I was planning on trying another pen like that but now I guess they all work pretty much the same and just ain’t worth the hassle. A q-tip and nail polish remover will have to do.

Jamilla December 28, 2011 - 9:07 pm

Thanks for the post! I love it when you go against the grain!

beautifulwithbrains December 28, 2011 - 9:20 pm

Jamilla, you’re welcome and I’m glad you like it. I think it’s important to talk about disappointing products too and I hope it will help you all save some money. 🙂


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