disappointing haircare products


Since we’re now mostly working from home, I managed to spend some time sorting some of my beauty and skincare products. It’s been a long time since I talked about some disappointing beauty/skincare/haircare items. So, I will be mentioning them in this post. However, this post will only be part one as I am still in the process of sorting some stuff. Expect to read several parts of this post in the future.


There are four products mentioned in this post. I used to really love one of them, but now I’ve changed my mind. There is also a product here that I thought would work well for me, but it just didn’t. So, here they are.


Benefit Cosmetics Foolproof Brow Powder review


Benefit Cosmetics Foolproof Brow Powder (0.07 oz: 24 USD) – I had been testing some brow powders because they seem to be easy and quick to use, plus they seem to also give that natural volumized-brow look. So, I thought this Benefit Foolproof Brow Powder would be a good option, however, I was really disappointed at this because of two things. First, the brush applicator just doesn’t pick up any product. Instead, it accumulates oil and transfers it into the powder. Second, the powder itself isn’t pigmented enough and it doesn’t adhere to the brow well. The two supposed to be ombré tones you see in the compact will not transpire on your brows. Overall, this was a real disappointment. I find the Benefit Brow Styler Eyebrow Pencil & Powder Duo to be much better than this even though it doesn’t have a spoolie because the Benefit Brow Styler gives a natural volumized-brow look provided that you are lighthanded on your application. For a more volumized brow, the Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil and the Shiseido Brow Ink Trio Pencil (both seen HERE) are also very good options. They are linked below at the end of this post.


Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz review


Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz (0.003 oz: 23 USD) – I used to really really love this and so are the rest of the ABH brow products. But lately, I have shifted my feelings toward some other brands because this Brow Wiz and the Brow Definer have such unreliable flimsy packaging. I couldn’t count how many times these broke on me during my travels. Worst of all, the breakage happens on the spoolie part which gets stuck at the cap, deeming the spoolie unusable. I prefer the packaging of Hourglass or even Burberry which are more robust and reliable during travels. But, with those being said, I still like and recommend the quality and formula of the ABH brow products, I just wish they’d improve their packaging and design.


Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Triple Detox Shampoo


Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Triple Detox Shampoo (2-24 oz: 13-59 USD) – I had high hopes for this product. I thought this was going to be my go-to for greasy hair days, and that this was going to be my most preferred charcoal shampoo. Well, this could have been but if that meant using a ton of this product before I could get rid of the excess oil off my hair, well, that’s going to be very costly. I felt like the 2 oz tube only lasted 3 to 4 usage on me. I had better luck with the Pantene Charcoal Shampoo (reviewed HERE) as well as the Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal Shampoo (seen HERE) which smells so good and so invigorating.


Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask (8-32 oz: 36-115 USD) – I like a lot of Briogeo products, but not this one. I have given this product a chance many many times, but it just didn’t work for my hair. This made my hair so greasy and so heavy no matter how much I use. I do have straight hair which makes me so cautious about using thick and heavy hair masks especially the ones with coconut oil in it because those tend to weigh my strands. For hair masks, I love the ones from Christophe Robin, Kérastase, and the good ‘ol Neutrogena Triple Moisture Mask.



Have you ever tried any of these products before? What are the beauty/skincare/haircare products that disappointed you lately?