Before we get into the post I just want to say I know these products may be loved by some. In fact, one of the mascara's is a favourite among bloggers but for me these products are disappointing. I don't mean to offend anyone or come across as a brand basher but everything I say is based on my own personal experience with the products.
MAC Lip Pencil 'In Synch': After all the rave reviews I'd read on this product I decided to go ahead and make it my first lip liner purchase from MAC. I love the colour but Im afraid that's where the love ends. The texture is very solid and dry, even when warmed on the back of my hand it's no easier to use. It drags, looks patchy and highlights any and every flaw. You need to apply so much pressure to get any colour to show up. I posted about it back in September (link)
Rimmel Scandaleyes Mascara: I don't even know where to start with this one. The packaging is revolting and overly bulky but the reason I bought it (apart from having a discount voucher) is because it has a huge brush which I usually love but for some reason I don't get on with this one at all. I end up with mascara all over my lids, my lashes feel so heavy and almost point towards the floor and it's flaky. Rimmel have been bringing out brilliant products over the last year or so but this mascara isn't one of them.
Benefit They're Real!: I'm definitely in the minority here but They're Real! doesn't deliver any of it's promises on my lashes. So glad I got my hands on a sample as I was really tempted to buy the full size a few times. The only way I can describe how my lashes look after using this is baaaaaad!
MAC Viva Glam Nicki: This shade looks absolutely gorgeous in swatches which is why I ordered it but on me it looks like a bad quality lippy you would find in cheap palettes. It's not a bad product as such, I just don't like the colour and worst of all, it makes my teeth look yellow which is never good.
Una Brennan Rose Hydrate Intense Moisture Mask: I honestly can't tell if this mask does anything in the way of moisturising my skin but what I can tell you is it stings my face so badly that I can't even use it now. I really wanted to try more from the rose range but have a feeling I'll react the same way to it all.
Have you tried any of these products?
Do any of them disappoint you?