Overhyped and Disappointing Products

Worst Beauty Products 2017. Overhyped beauty products 2017. Disappointing Beauty Products 2017

Hey guys! Today I want to talk about products that have disappointed me lately. I don’t hate these brands, these products just didn’t work for me. Just because they didn’t work for me doesn’t mean they’re bad products and they won’t work for you. And so on and so forth. Okay lets get into it!

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Hourglass Vanish Stick Foundation: 


The hype surrounding this foundation on Youtube was intense. I like it because it is a perfect match, but the transfer is crazy, it settles into smile lines, and it needs constant touch ups. It is too damn expensive to be such a fussy foundation, and it is completely overhyped in my opinion. ABH Stick Foundation is much better for oily skin.

NYX Vivid Bright in Escape: 

For some strange reason I thought this was yellow. So when I ooened it and it was a pastel lemon green I wanted to cry 😭. (The woes of shopping online). I only wear it to Instagram. I wish I’d picked a blue or a purple, something more wearable. The formula is bomb though, I should’ve just picked a better colour.

Estee Edit Pore Vanishing Stick: 

This is cute and everything and I appreciate the ease and innovation of a primer stick but it makes zero difference to my makeup. It does NOT make my pores vanish. It’s a no from me.

Tarte Shape Tape Concealer:

You can read my full review here. This is the most drying concealer I own. It is not that it turns my under eye into a desert, but every other concealer I own is more creamy, and more hydrating. The shade range is not great. The undertones are not great either. The formula is alright, but there are definitely better concealers out there. I just don’t see what’s so special about it. It is an okay concealer, but I much prefer the NYX Photogenic HD concealer, Nars Radiant Creamy concealer, and Kat von D Lock It Concealer.

Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless Foundation



In my opinion, this is just an alright foundation. It didn’t wow me.

First of all, I find the undertones really weird. I tried 3 shades, two leaned grey and one leaned red. Also, it is really not the best at controlling oil. It didn’t emphasis my pores but didn’t diminish them either. Super meh! I will not be repurchasing.

NYX Total Control Drop Foundation is much better for oily skin in my opinion, as far as drugstore foundations go.

ColourPop Tiki. 

This looks like a gorgeous buttery yellow in the pan but blends out to a weak off white shade on my deep skin. It is also super patchy and impossible to build up.

ColourPop Ultra Blotted Lip.

This is just a very weird crumbly sheer formula and it is also patchy and I just don’t understand where they were going with this release.

Veet Facial Hair Removal Kit:

This hair removal cream removed my facial hair, which was great. It also removed a layer of skin and also burned my face in the process, which was decidedly less great.  I’m also convinced the noxious fumes from this gave me a cold. It is absolutely awful and I don’t know how this could work for sensitive skin if it could irritate my non sensitive skin this much.

The Ordinary Salicylic Acid:

This is alright but it takes too long to actually work. Then again, there’s nothing else quite like this for under $10 so I suppose it is one of those “good for the price” products. I wouldn’t repurchase it though. If rather spend a little bit more money and get something a little more effective.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Ashton.

Listen, I feel particularly betrayed by this. The shade is gorgeous! I own nothing else like this. But why does the $20 ABH lipstick feel like a $6 ColourPop lipstick? I really, really don’t like this formula at all. I might have to pick up one of the many dupes for this shade.
So that’s it. Those are some products I currently feel are overhyped, or products that disappointed me.  What product have you tried lately that didn’t live up to the hype?

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6 Replies to “Overhyped and Disappointing Products”

  1. Crazy transfer is the exact same reason I didn’t pick up the Hourglass foundation. Everyone raved about it but I barely see anyone use it anymore, which makes me a lot better about not getting it.

    I feel the exact same way about Fit Me! Everyone loves it so much but I was so underwhelmed. I gave out my bottle and I don’t think I will be repurchasing (except for maybe one of the new shades to see if I’ll get a better match but it’s more likely that I probably won’t)

    1. I’m not even impressed enough by the formula to try out the new shades of the Maybelline Fit Me. The Hourglass foundation is much better with the Mineral Veil primer, and it is a really great match so I am keeping it for now.

  2. I don’t like the Hourglass foundation either, thank God I sold mine immediately cause its too expensive.. Not worth it. The Salicylic acid did nothing for me either. My ABH Ashton is really good tho, may be you got bad batch.

    1. Hourglass really tried it lol! So expensive and so not worth it. It is much better with the Mineral Veil Primer though, and I really do love the finish, the shade match and coverage so I’m hanging on to mine for now.

      I really thought 2% Salicylic Acid was going to clear my pores in a few weeks, but no such luck.

      Maybe I did get a bad batch of the ABH lipstick. It’s such a pretty shade though.

      1. Maybelline Fit Me oxidises terribly on my face. I gave it away and will never buy it again. Then I’m so over ColourPop – which is good for my wallet seeing as I was a bonafide addict. They’ve turned in
        to MAC with a new release every other day. Also, I fell for the hype and bought Pixi Glow Tonic and it did absolutely nothing for my face. The much loved Lancome Teint Idole Foundation was patchy on my skin. I nearly wept – all that money wasted. Oh well, to each their own.

        1. Lol that’s exactly how I feel about ColourPop. Too many new releases every other day.

          My friend complains about Fit Me oxidising on her too, though I didn’t experience it personally, thankfully. I like the formula of Lancome Teint Idole, but it oxidises on me, even though I’ve not seen too many other people who experience that with the Teint Idole.

          I love the Pixi Glow Tonic, and I definitely saw a difference, but I’m happy there are now some more affordable alternatives to it.

          So weird how different people react to the same products.

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