Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing 'Lotion'(DDML) ~ I still don't know how something this greasy, can work on any skin type without causing breakouts or clogging pores. The gel version(DDMG), which is actually a more creamy gel, is great! I have combination-dry skin and the gel still works for me in summers. However, in winters, my skin needs a little more moisture so I prefer a more hydrating cream. The formula of the gel is far better than the lotion. I mean, c'mon, the lotion has "mineral oil" as the first ingredient. How much more dated can a formula get? The smell is really cheap too! Clinique has so many state-of-the-art products with quality ingredients, but I just don't get why they cannot re-formulate this one. This might work great for some people but for me, it was an epic fail.
Benefit Bad Gal Lash Mascara ~ I think this is one of those mascaras that is really a hit or a miss. Thank god, I got a trial size($9) and did not waste money on a full size tube($19) which by the way, I think is waaay over-priced for a basic mascara like this one. Mine was the non-waterproof version in black which was not all that black, to start with. Plus, it smudges and takes a long time to dry. It does curl my lashes to an extent but volume, no. I need to work real hard to get a decent volume. On to the bin this went!
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara ~ This is by far the worst mascara I have ever tried. It's pure crap and over-hyped. Did nothing to my lashes. Clumps like mad and flakes like anything. I ended up having those flakes on my cheeks. Not pretty! At least, the bad gal lash does a decent job of curling but this one, does nothing at all.
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer ~ I love Smashbox products. Especially, their lip glosses, concealers and blushes which probably made me think this would work great too. I got this as a sample with an order from Smashbox and I am glad I did not splurge on a full size ($36). This primer dried out my skin, made it flaky and in fact, enhanced my fine lines and pores. They say, this is to be used after a moisturizer and before a foundation. That is exactly what I did and it totally nullified what my moisturizer did for me.After this, I have refrained myself from trying any kind of gel based primers since, I have a feeling this is what is going to be the end result.
L'Oreal HIP Color Chrome Eyeliner ~ I know a lot of you love this eyeliner but, it just did not work for me. I have tried much better drugstore options that are dupes for UD's 24/7, but this isn't one. The shades are pretty, but it stings my eye every time I apply. And when it starts fading after a few hours, it gets really streaky. I can fix that with just re-applying but, the not so tolerable sting was a huge deal breaker for me.
That's it for now.Whew! That was a long post! I hope the list stops with these five and I don't end up doing another post like this! These are the five products that did not work for me at all in-spite of the rave reviews they have received and some of them which, I also thought, were overrated. So, do you have any such products? Do share them. I'd love to know!