Products I Won't Be Buying Again


When it comes to make-up purchases I don't have many regrets. Usually before I purchase a product i'll look up some reviews to double check it's a decent product. Then sometimes..I just say 'screw it' and buy it so I can test it out for myself. Some of the items I mention may be your holy grail but personally i've found they just haven't worked for me.

  1. Maybelline Colossal Go Extreme Mascara: I'm a big fan of Maybelline mascaras but the brush on this one is far to big for eyes. I could never do a complete mascara look with this alone cause it was too big to get to my littler lashes. It's great for adding volume to a pre-existing mascara but alone it didn't work for me.
  2. They're Real Mascara: In my first ever post I compared this mascara to the Maybelline Falsies, you can read it here. I really should throw this out asap, it's all dried up and unusable. I won't buy this again as it didn't give any curl to my lashes and never gave off a "wow" effect. I adore the Roller Lash so i'd much prefer to buy that.
  3. Bourjois Bronzer: I bought this due to seeing how many great reviews it had. Plus the packaging is great (who doesn't love chocolate?!). Upon reflection it isn't a great bronzer, it's barely pigmented and I have to swivel my brush for 30 seconds to actually get any product on the brush. I don't know if I got a bad batch :/ I'll probably use this bronzer up but it's not something i'll repurchase
  4. M.A.C Mineralize Concealer: For $38 it isn't worth it, my holy grail concealer (collection lasting perfection) does a much better job for half the price. It wasn't bad but it just wasn't great. It didn't give enough coverage and the staying power wasn't fab.
  5. Rimmel Kate Moss lasting finish lipstick in '28': It's odd because my other Kate Moss lipstick (107) is really good but this one just doesn't work for me. Firstly it isn't pigmented enough so it never applies evenly to the lips. Secondly it has crap staying power. After a few sips of coffee majority on the lipstick has transferred to the cup. 
  6. W7 Eyeshadow Palettes in 'In the nude' & 'In the buff': These are obvious dupes for the Naked palettes. I saw them on ebay and thought "score!". After months of owning them I haven't used them much. Why? Cause they are barely pigmented and have terrible staying power. I'm going to bite the bullet soon and purchase the legitimate Naked palettes. Wouldn't recommend these AT ALL as they are shocking. I attempted to do swatches before to photograph but I couldn't get any photos due to not being able to get any of the colours on my arm to show up. Definitely won't be repurchasing and may just throw out.

Would love to know if anyone has owned any of these products and has any thoughts? I want to know if someone agrees with me on the Bourjois bronzer because I feel like the only person who isn't a fan of it haha. Also what are products you would never repurchase again?

Holly xx

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  1. Totally agree with you on the Bourjois Bronzer! I thought I was the only one! I thought I had a bad batch too! I have the duo one with the bronzer and the highlighter and I find that both powders are really stiff in the pan and the brush can never pick up the product! Whenever I swatch it with my finger it doesn't even feel like powder and I can never get any product off! I don't really know whether its just a bad batch or not but its completely unusable! I do still have it though cause the chocolate scent is amazing haha!

    Lauren x

    1. Glad someone else feels the same about it! I had such high hopes but am disappointed with it. Haha I keep it for the chocolate scent too! x

  2. Ooh, I was eyeing up that Bourjois bronzer the other day...think I might give it a miss, thanks for the heads up!

    Kirsty x

  3. That's a shame you didn't like the Bourjois bronzer, I've been wanting to try it just for the smell! would love if you could check out my latest fashion post? :)

    The Fashion Road

  4. I liked that mascara... But it's quite expensive yep!

    Following each other?

    Let me know!


  5. Love these kinda posts!
    I've always been tempted by W7 as naked dupes, but like yourself I might wait now to just spurge on the real thing!
    ♥ Fran - xx

  6. I actually returned that Bourjois bronzer because I just didn't like the scent! Great post, always appreciate the honesty :)

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

  7. I tried other cheaper palettes before picking up a Naked Palette and there is just no comparison! The palettes are pricey but so much easier to use and give a much nicer look too!

    Rachael at

  8. I never tried the They're Real mascara but I am in LOVE with the benefit rollerlash!
    Aleeha from HALE, xXx