NEW Drugstore Beauty FAILS

Y'all, we are about to get negative.

Normally, I try to find the positive of a beauty product, but not today.

I've been getting some misses in the drugstore department lately.

While these were not for me, you might LOVE them, so check 'em out below:

SinfulColors Gel Polish Kit
  • With the popularity of other no-lamp-needed gel kits, I had to try this.
  • Love this brand, but this didn't last long at ALL on me. 
    • If you follow me on Snapchat (ellesees) you saw how quickly it disappeared from my nails. So disappointed in this.
Jordana Cat Eye Liner
  • This was new to me! It looks like a felt tip marker liner, but was actually liquid liner.
  •  It didn't last long on me and separated pretty quickly.
Maybelline Soft Blur
  • I was wearing this in THIS post and THIS video.
  • This is supposed to be a matte lip crayon, but it's more of a creamy matte. Not a bad formula.
  • I love the color, but not the packaging--that's why it was a fail. I also disliked the blurring tip. 
  • I am going to de-pot it into another container.
L'Oreal Voluminous SuperStar
  • Double-ended mascara that is supposed to give lots of volume
  • While this wasn't a bad mascara, it didn't deliver for me. I'm wearing it in the video at the end of this post.
Revlon All-in-One Mascara
  • Revlon has released 5 new mascaras (reviews coming SOON) and this is the first one I saw.
  • This is a super wet formula with a small paddle wand.
  • Y'all, it made my lashes fall out!
Revlon Matte Lipcolor
  • These come in a variety of pigmented colors, but never reached that matte phase for me. They also transferred easily. They were pretty thought.
  • Random: I think I'm the only one who liked the scent!
NYX Suede Lipsticks
  • This is a love it or hate it product. It just transferred too easily for me to love it.
NYX Be Gone! Lip Color Remover
  • A super thick balm with random granules that is supposed to remove lip products.
  • This ended up making a huge mess and I had to use wipes anyway. Just kind of ridiculous. I liked it better at moisturizing lips.
Two videos in one week, what???
Don't forget to watch more details below!

Are these products you love? Do I just need to try another shade maybe?
Any of these you'd try or skip?

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  1. Hehe thanks for the warning! Revlon products do have a lovely scent, I always find the balms quick to rub off though, even though the colours are lovely! :D xx

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  2. So surprising to see NYX on this list. They are always a good go to brand for a designer dupe, but I will stay clear of these particular lines from them.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  3. That Voluminous Superstar mascara looks amazing! Need to try it!

    Diary of a Debutante

  4. I haven't tried any of these so thanks for sharing! That NYX lip color remover looks ridiculous! What a mess!

  5. Have you tried the Sally Hansen gel polish? That lasts the longest of all the ones I've tried, about a week if I'm gentle on my nails but still 4-5 days if I do activities like washing dishes, etc. Hoping your friend is okay, so scary!

  6. I'm really surprised by the Sinful Colors gel line, because their regular nail polish line is amazing and lasts much longer than Essie and OPI. Good to know! I just picked up the Essie gel coat topper so *fingers crossed* <3

    Green Fashionista

  7. I almost bought that Revlon matte lip color last night and now I'm glad I didn't! Thanks for sharing so I know what to skip next time! :) <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  8. So good to know about the gel nail polish! I've been trying a few different brands, so I will be sure to stay away from this!!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

  9. I was at Target the other day and was so curious about the NYX suede lipsticks and Revlon's all-in-one mascara. Now, since you reviewed them I won't buy them. though the lipsticks tempted me a lot. They had some nice colors.

  10. I've always been a fan of NYX so I was surprised to see a few of their products on the list. The lip color remover sounds like a hot mess! Thanks for sharing! Sending prayers to your friend!

    Doused In Pink

  11. Absolutely love it when you do drug store beauty fails - sometimes those are more important than what works well, you know?!

    ​​xx katie // A Touch of Teal

  12. Beauty fails are so frustrating sometimes. Bummer you found things you didn't like, but thanks for sharing them with us.

    Prayers for your friend !

  13. Omgosh.. Thanks to posting thes! I'll stay away! Though that Lip Color Remover sounds so awesome!!! Wish it worked haha

  14. oh my gosh to the mascara that made your lashes fall out! goodness no! this post is super helpful girl!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  15. This is helpful! Most of the time all you hear is positive reviews! I can't believe the Revlon mascara made your lashes fall out!


  16. Negative is just as important as positive. Now I know what to avoid!

  17. 100% agree about Maybelline ColorBlur, the product itself is lovely but the packaging is ridiculous and stupid. And omg, so sorry about your friend, Elle. Thoughts and prayers to her.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  18. Never tried any of these... Now I Know not to ♥♥


  19. I haven't tried any of these yet! Thanks for the heads up that you didn't like them. I almost bought the revlon mascara yesterday but now I'm glad I didn't! I've wanted to try those Maybelline color blurs, but I don't think I'd use the smudged end. Can't wait to see your video later! And prayers for your friend!

  20. That is crazy that the Revlon mascara made your lashes fall out. Whattttt?

  21. Oh my gosh - my lashes are so few & far between - I don't need something to make them fall our more - YIKES!

    Prayers for your friend. So scary!!

  22. I didn't love the Maybelline Color Blur either...I've wanted to try the Nyx Liquid Suede lipsticks but haven't yet.

  23. Thanks for the honest review of the products! I find that I don't enjoy a lot of Revlon lip products, they aren't very long lasting.

  24. Prayers for your friend..that is SO scary. I hope she'll be ok!!

    I have only tried one of these products- the maybelline blur and I love it!! I actually really like the application method over regular lipstick, but I guess it's all a matter of preference! Thanks for the tips on the others..I'll stay away!

  25. Thanks for being honest. I don't wear a lot of Revlon but will steer clear of that one. Best wishes for your friend making a speedy recovery, how scary!

  26. I can't get behind gel nail polish. I know it's supposed to last longer and all but I'll take my regular kind any day. That said, disappointing to hear about Sinful colors line. They're my go-to for inexpensive trendy colors.

  27. I felt the same way about the color blur stick!

  28. Boo!!! I wanted to try that nail gel so I'm glad I didn't! Love these posts so I know what not to get! ;)

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  29. I didn't love the NYX liquid lipsticks, but I love the Revlon ones. I liked the smell too! I was curious about the Revlon mascara. I can't wait to watch the video later!

  30. Good to know about the color blur stick! I'd like to try the revlon matte lip color though! :))

  31. that mascara made your lashes fall out?! no!
    that sucks about the nail stuff, i like their normal polishes but good to know that stuff doesn't work.
    i am so sorry about your friend girl, hope she is okay!

  32. SO disappointing about NYX! I usually love NYX lip products!
    Style Tomes | Style Tomes on Instagram

  33. I haven't try any of these products out. Thanks for the review on them. Sending you a hug.


  34. If a mascara is making your lashes fall out, it's definitely not doing it's job. Oy.
    So sorry to hear about your friend. I hope everything is OK and they make a full recovery!

  35. So glad I haven't purchased any of these. If I don't think I'll like it, then I won't spend my money on it unless I have a review request. I'm so sorry about your friend! I hope she makes a full recovery.

  36. I haven't tried any of these, so this is good to know! Sorry about your friend :(

  37. I am glad to hear you thoughts on the NYX lip remover stuff. I'll just stick to a cotton pad soaked in makeup remover. Sounds way too messy! Praying for your friend!

  38. What eye shadow are you wearing in that video? It's so pretty!

  39. I always love hearing about fails too! Such a bummer you didn't like them though!


  40. It seems none of the over the counter gel nail colors have staying power! Such a bummer!


  41. Luckily I don't use any of these duds and never have! Thanks for letting us all know not to get these!

  42. I would be terrified of a mascara I tried made my lashes fall out!!

  43. I haven't heard about the "lip be gone" product before! I always feel like wipes do a good job, I can't imagine needing something extra!!

  44. Sephora's lip color remover is the BOMB... have you tried that?? It's usually only $5! Bahahaha... "massacre"!

  45. I've given up on the no light need gel kits. I just bought the ELF lip color remover and I hope it works. I'm starting to feel better so I'm ready to get back into my stash.

  46. The blurring tip sounds odd. Thanks for the tips on what to avoid!

    little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  48. This is such a great idea to review the beauty fails We always talk about the must-have's so it's great to see both sides

  49. Thank you very much for these reviews! I have not used any of these products. I'm very sorry to hear about your friend.


  50. Love this, Elle! Sometimes a 'what not to buy' post is just as useful as a favorites post!

    The Closet by Christie

  51. Oh no that mascara that made your lashes fall out doesn't sound good at all!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  52. I really enjoy my Maybelline Color Blur. I'm actually wearing it today. (; I do agree with you about that Revlon Matte lippie. Mine never actually dried "matte." It was more demi matte which leads me to assume that's why it transfers soooo badly!

  53. Okay, these are going on my do-not-buy list, thanks Elle for your honest reveiw, as always. And sending prayers to your friend... how scary!

  54. Lashes falling out?! Wow that's crazy. Thanks for your review on these. That Maybelline blur lipstick was pretty on you so hopefully you can make it work. I definitely when they make the packaging too difficult :/

  55. I haven't tried any of these and I am glad you shared that they aren't your favorite so I know to try other stuff! I cant believe that mascara made your lashes fall out! That would be so tragic for me!!! I have never liked Revlon mascaras either. They always fall short for me. I like Loreal and Covergirl stuff better.

  56. I saw you post this on Insta this morning and you should know you look stunning!

  57. You are so crafty...de-potting and all :)


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