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Disappointing Beauty Products | June 2016

Disappointing Beauty Products June 2016 Soap & Glory Supercat Eyeliner, Freedom Makeup ProStudio Strobe Cream Highlight, Makeup Revolution Rose Gold Private Members Lipstick, MUA Luxe Liquid Lipstick Velvelt Lip Laquer Unity.jpg

Disappointing Beauty Products | June 2016

Disappointing products posts are always a little sad to write - especially as some of my June 2016 discoveries come from some of my favourite brands -  I'm looking at you Makeup Revolution. But no product is ever going to work for everyone, which leads me onto this unpopular opinion of a Soap & Glory staple...

Soap & Glory Supercat Liquid Black Eyeliner Pen

Before you rage-quit or head to the comments to vent your views - just hear me out. I have oily, mostly hooded eyelids and because of that Supercat Eyeliner by Soap & Glory just doesn't work for me. In fact, that's an understatement. Try transfers like crazy. I can't make it an hour in this liner - even if it does give me one heck of a wing - before it transfers to my crease and I end up looking like a crazy clown and/or panda lady. Take your pick

I was so prepared to love it - and I know you were too thanks to the zillion of you suggesting I try this in a #bbloggers chat a little while ago. But, alas, Soap & Glory's famed eyeliner pen just wasn't meant for me.

Freedom Makeup Pro Studio Strobe Cream*

Strobing is a trend that's here to stay at least another summer. So when Freedom Makeup joined the highlighting hype and released a number of new  products, I was pretty excited envisioning my Jefree Star-esque glow. But, when I swatched this on the back of my hand, I have to say I was severely disappointed. Whilst it leaves a slight dewy sheen and what I think could be a hint of bright, duochromatic, pink shimmer *reaches for magnifying glass*  it's not what I envisioned at all when I lusted over Freedom Makeup's constant social media teasers a few months back. 

Where's that coveted glow? I definitely can't see myself using this on top of my makeup for some extra illumination, like the packing suggests, as it lacks the pigmentation. But as a base, I'll give it a shot - after all, it does say the words subtle and natural too.

Makeup Revolution Private Members Club from their Rose Gold Collection*

Let's start on a high - that packaging is both enviable and eye-catching. Who wouldn't want to own a rose gold lipstick to match their rose gold... everything else - #trendy. And the colour is a beautiful blackberry. But I'm afraid that's all the good points I have to say about this lipstick. It's sheer, unpigmented and smudgy and  - in my humble beauty blogger opinion - worse quality than their £1 line. Plus it literally smells like a wax crayon - I actually did a DIY lipstick from a wax crayon that smelt better.

It's harsh, I know, and I'm definitely going to beauty blogger hell for hating on one of my favourite brands, but I just cannot with this product. Now, here are some other posts that show how amazing Makeup Revolution are: Best of Beauty 2015Makeup Revolution Lip Hugs & Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Bronzer.

MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Laquer in Unity

MUA promises long-wear matte finish lip lacquer - a.k.a liquid lipstick - and believe me when I say, they deliver I am totally head over heels for a certain shade from their Luxe collection - you can find out which here. However, MUA's Luxe Velvet Lip Laquer in Unity, a straight up lilac shade, is just a little too ghostly for my pale complexion.

Which, I know, is totally my fault for assuming I'd like all Instag chic, and not MUA's for making a quirky and out there shade . In fact, more drugstore brands should really learn from that. We need more affordable drugstore liquid lipsticks in our lives!

Agree or disagree? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

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