Most Disappointing Beauty Products – 2017

Hello there friends & fam!

Ok, how the fuck are we already in the second week of December?? I still feel like I’m not ready for 2018. This year has been full of surprises, both good and bad, and along the way I’ve had the chance to try A TON of beauty and skin care.

In this blog post, I will essentially be ripping apart a variety of products that I spent my hard-earned money on that just didn’t work out for me. Like with anything, you shouldn’t base your opinion solely based on what I say – do further research and read multiple reviews before you ultimately decide to try out anything for yourself.

Every single person has a different skin type with different issues and different DNA, so let’s embrace that!

I hope you will enjoy my mini makeup rants. Let’s get into it:


FENTY Beauty by Rihanna Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation – $34.00

I hate to say that I dislike this product because I had SUCH high hopes for it! In case you’ve been living under a rock the past year, this is the first foundation launched by Rihanna’s infamous beauty line, FENTY Beauty. Now, in all honesty, this isn’t the absolute worst foundation I’ve ever used – it just didn’t work on my skin type. I have a combination of oily and dry areas on my face and this emphasized the worst of both. It made my dry skin look extra dry and tbh it didn’t control my oil for shit.

Like I said, I really hate that it has to be a part of this list but unfortunately I would never, ever repurchase this foundation again. I think the price point is spectacular and the 40+ shade range is revolutionary, but all that aside I can’t say any positive things about this particular foundation.


Bobbi Brown Eye Opening Mascara – $30.00 

OMG this is probably one of the most disappointing, overpriced, useless mascaras I’ve ever had the displeasure of using. Bobbi Brown beauty products are iconic in the cosmetic community and they tend to come with a hefty price tag. This mascara is the first Bobbi Brown product I’ve ever invested in and I could not have been more unhappy with it.

I purchased this mascara because I was in search of a formula and brush applicator that was similar to the Too Faced Size Queen Mascara (one of my holy grail mascaras) because that one was no longer available at my local Sephora. The Eye Opening Mascara by Bobbi Brown is $9 more expensive than my beloved Too Faced mascara and doesn’t even begin to work as well. The brush itself felt incredibly uncomfortable on my eyelashes and the formula was horribly dry – which is just totally unacceptable for a brand new $30 mascara.


NYX Cosmetics HD Photogenic Concealer Wand – $5.00 

I would just like to disclose that I have never personally found a drugstore concealer that works for me and this NYX Cosmetics HD Photogenic Concealer isn’t helping the cause. I’m almost positive that I’ve seen a few beauty YouTubers like Nicole Guerrero rave about this product and when I saw it was only 5 bucks I figured that I could give it an honest shot.

When it comes to concealer, I typically prefer full-coverage with a moisturizing formula and a matte finish. This concealer is odd because I feel like it does the exact opposite – it’s a very, very light coverage and it makes my undereyes look like I’ve been locked in a dungeon for 10 years without sleep or proper hydration. I would highly encourage anyone with a similar taste in concealers as mine to just save your money and splurge a little on the Tarte Shape Tape, a favorite that I can’t live without.


Boscia Porefecting White Charcoal Mattifying Treatment Primer – $38.00 

Ok, so this is the only product in this list that I technically didn’t purchase myself but rather received as a gift/reward from Sephora using my VIB Rouge points. Still – I expected A LOT better from Boscia. Those of you who’ve been following YourGirlChase for a while know that I’ve had a few Boscia products in my monthly faves posts, but this product is just quite shitty.

I was super excited to receive this product because charcoal-based formulas tend to work really well with my problematic skin, but this one just sucked. It made my moisturizer pill up and when I attempted to blend out foundation on top, it made the application very patchy and dry. Before anyone tries to come for me, I did try this primer a total of 5 individual times with 3 different foundations that I know and love. Sorry Boscia, but this product isn’t a winner in my eyes.


Shea Moisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Wash & Scrub – $10.99

Truth be told, I picked this product up on a complete whim. That being said, I normally have great luck with Shea Moisture and have been extremely satisfied with the shampoos and conditioners from this brand. I guess I was being a bit hopeful to assume that I’d love the skin care items as much as the shower products but I’ve been attempting to find an affordable face wash and scrub for the longest time and saw this as a potential option.

Unfortunately, this product just doesn’t do it for me. The scrub is so mild to the point where I can’t believe they market this as a scrub. The beads are scarce so it barely feels like a true exfoliant – ON TOP OF EVERYTHING, there is a really uncomfortable residue left after you cleanse the product off your face. I just can’t. I tried to give this product a shot but I will not be repurchasing this so-called “scrub”.


I hope this post helped inform you guys on a few products that didn’t work out for me. Again, please don’t let this list dissuade you from trying new things – at the end of the day, it’s just makeup and thank god for lenient return policies!

I can’t wait to update you guys on my next beauty post which will be my beauty faves of the entire year of 2017  🙂

Till next time!


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