Disappointing Products | Clarina


As a beauty blogger, there’s nothing more that I love than experimenting with new products – but it isn’t always rainbows and fairies. I often concentrate on reviewing products I love, so I thought i’d change it up a bit and talk about some products that just haven’t worked out for me. I occasionally purchase something that I then try and instantly regret, and it just ends up shoved to the back of my collection and forgotten about. So, I decided to do this video to benefit you, as well as for the sake of a good clear out.

This video is based on my honest opinions. The products mentioned are ones which didn’t work for me. This doesn’t mean that they won’t work for you. It also doesn’t mean that I don’t like other products from the same brand.

Products mentioned:
Morphe 20 Color Contour/Concealer Palette
MAC Mineralise Skin Finish
Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation
Clinique Skinny Stick Eyeliner
Benefit They’re Real! Beyond Mascara
Avon Magix Illuminator
Gerard Cosmetics Lipstick
Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer

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13 comments on “Disappointing Products | Clarina”

  1. I know Claire. I have heard so many mixed reviews about the Benefit They’re real mascara.

    1. Clarina says:

      I’d not heard any bad comments before I got it which is why I was quite surprised! But a few people have come forward now and said it’s not for them either.

  2. been contemplating getting the Benefit mascara for a change… well, nope! not anymore! 🙂 xx, Annie | Annie’s Beauty

    1. Clarina says:

      Haha. I mean, people obviously love it but I was just sooo disappointed. It was clumpy and the brush is mega sharp, it can hurt on application sometimes! Hope you enjoyed the video. Xx

  3. dajanaerd says:

    Great post! Thanks so much for the review 🙂

    Kisses, Dajana

    1. Clarina says:

      Thank you 🙂 I enjoyed this one, I think talking about products I haven’t enjoyed is as beneficial as favourites!

  4. CiCi David says:

    Great post! I have the same experience with They’re Real mascara! It can clump easily and looks like you have spidery lashes! :/

    1. Clarina says:

      Thank you! Aah so glad it’s happened to somebody else too – however disappointing it was.

  5. Great post! I am big on beauty products because I used to work in that industry, and I just hate purchasing a product and it ends up being disappointing. Thanks for posting this!

    1. Clarina says:

      Thank you! I hate that too – just because it’s a massive waste of time. I have such high expectations of some products and it’s really disappointing when they don’t work for me! I’m glad you found this useful.

  6. Reeanna Lynn says:

    Aww, loved this! I was actually about to give that Benefit Mascara a try–glad I chose to go with a different route. Thanks so much for the review!!

    1. Clarina says:

      Thank you! I’m glad you went for a different choice. Obviously the Benefit is sooo popular but I just didn’t like it, and now people are starting to come forward and say the didn’t like it either!

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