There isn't too many disappointments. I know for sure that it's not because I didn't purchase much so either it has to be that I purchased things wisely or I'm conveniently blocking out some bad memories. There are a few things that I'm sitting on the fence as of yet but then again, I didn't start using them until December so I can't make a final decision until later.
Caudalie Instant Foaming Cleanser. I didn't purchase this item but received it as my reward for doing the Sephora Skincare Challenge. I was excited to try this out but was a bit disppointed. Since it is in a foaming bottle, when you pump out the product it comes out a nice foam. Unfortunately, while using it to wash your face, it doesn't stay foamed and soapy. While I do realize that it is additives that is making products do a nice job of foaming up when you wash, it is quite dissatisfying for me not to feel that foam. It's a mental thing and I feel like I'm not getting cleansed properly.
Lancome Genefique Youth Activator Serum and Eye Cream. I had read many great reviews on the serum and really wanted to try it out. I'm so glad that I bought the mini set instead of full-sized products. You are to use a couple of drops of serum and apply it to your face. It absorbs into the skin quickly--very quickly. I like my product to absorb quickly but not so quickly that it feels like it did nothing. I guess that I just like the satisfaction of being able to apply it and work it into my skin. After using it for a couple of weeks, I felt that it hadn't done anything at all. The eye cream is very emolient to the point of being greasy for me. It feels like it's too emolient and just sits on the skin with out absorbing into it. Again, I don't think that it has done anything much. Since it's a mini jar, I will use it up but only at night.
I decided to take the plunge and try out more drugstore brands. L'Oreal Infallible 6 Hour Never Fail lipgloss didn't work for me. It leaves my lips with a prickly feeling. I have found that with drugstore brands, that will happen with lipsticks and blushes.
MAC VV Mineralize Eyeshadow. I really wanted to like these two eyeshadows because I totally loved the colors in the case. Unfortunately, it didn't apply on me like the colors in the palette, was way too glittery and I experienced major fallout while applying it. I used both of them only twice and it doesn't even look like I used it at all. I'll probably be posting these up for sale in the near future.