Products I Regret Purchasing!

One of my favorite things to read about are beauty products that people regret purchasing and I’m sure I am not the only one! A lot of the time a product can be so hyped up and then when I actually try it out for myself, I find that sometimes the products are not as good as I would have hoped.

So, here are the drugstore and high end beauty products that I wish I would have left on the shelves. If you have and love any of these products, remember that makeup is personal and certain products just do not work for everyone and that is totally okay!

 

Maybelline “The Nudes” eyeshadow palette

regret 1

This palette is extremely affordable, but the pigmentation and formula of these shadows is not even worth the $10. I found that these shadows were extremely patchy and it took too much time and effort to blend them out. Also the pigmentation, especially with the matte shades, is just not good enough. I have way too many eyeshadows, even from the drugstore, that I reach for way more. I ended up giving this palette away to a friend because I just never used it. I was excited to get my hands on this when the palette first came out because there was so much hype about it, but I really wish I would have spent the money on another product.

 

Maybelline Fit Me! Bronzer

 

regret 2

I love the liquid foundation and pressed powder from Maybelline’s Fit Me! line, so I decided to try the bronzer. Bad idea. This bronzer has almost no pigment and is really patchy on my skin. I was just really disappointed in this products, especially since I love the other products from the line. The formula is really dry and when I swipe my finger across it, almost no pigment shows up. This bronzer just did not meet my expectations and there are many other bronzers from the drugstore that perform so much better than this one.

 

Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Oil- Free Acne Wash

regret 3

I really wanted to like this product but it did nothing for me except dry out my skin, which makes my skin produce even more oils. I am obsessed with the scent of this product, but it did not perform at all. I prefer the original Neutrogena Oil- Free acne wash (orange) way more over this one.

 

Chanel Inimitable Intense Mascara (Purple)

regret 4

I have green/ hazel eyes, so I love to use a plum colored mascara on my bottom lashes to make them pop a little more. I love the shade of this mascara because you can’t even tell that I am wearing purple mascara, but it still just does something to enhance my eye color. That being said, I still regret purchasing this mascara because for the ridiculous price tag, it does not do anything that outshines any other plum colored mascara. This mascara flakes throughout the day and can apply a little clumpy. I still use it just because I have it and it was so expensive, but I definitely wish I would have saved my money.

 

Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Eyeliner (Fervent Blue)

regret 5

This is another Chanel product that I wish I would have left alone. Yes, the color is gorgeous and it definitely is waterproof, but performance of this eyeliner does not justify the $30 price. I would definitely recommend the Rimmel Scandaleyes waterproof liners over this one and they are also way creamier and easier to apply.

 

Maybelline Single Eyeshadows

regret 6

Maybelline just has not been on board with their eyeshadows. These single shadows lack pigment, are extremely patchy, and powdery. They are really cheap, but just do not do anything. If you are looking for a good single shadow from the drugstore, go for the L’Oreal Colour Riche shadows.

 

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

regret 7

This might surprise a lot of people, but allow me to explain. There is nothing about this palette that I do not like, I just rarely reach for it. The colors are beautiful, the pigmentation and formulation of these shadows is awesome, but I just do not really go for these rosey shades that often. I use my Naked 2 way more. I still use this palette sometimes, but I wish I would have gotten the original Naked palette over this one just because I know I would use the colors more. However, if you like these pink shades, then I definitely recommend this palette. It is worth the money if this is the kind of eye look you go for.

 

The Original Beauty Blender

regret 8

I should have known that a $20 sponge was just ridiculous, but everyone was freaking out about how amazing the Beauty Blender was so of course I bought it. I really regret spending the money on this because I love the orange makeup sponge from Real Techniques so much more and it is a fraction of the price! I have since thrown away my Beauty Blender because I had it for so long and rarely used it. Now I just stick with the Real Techniques sponges.

 

Clinique Line Smoothing concealer

 

regret 9

I regret purchasing this concealer because it was expensive and I love my Maybelline concealers so much more. This one was really thick and gloppy and creased a lot under my eyes.

 

 

Hopefully y’all enjoyed this post! I love seeing products that people regret purchasing. Again, if you love any of these products that is great, they just did not work for me!

 

 

 

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The Struggle Is Real: Cellulite

With summer just around the corner, for girls one of our biggest insecurities is the dreaded CELLULITE!!!! Cellulite is just fat deposit beneath the skin that makes the surface of the skin appear a little “lumpy”. I really only have cellulite on the backs of my thighs but it can appear on people’s hips, stomach, and butt.

I am going to share with you my favorite way to not only REDUCE the appearance of cellulite, but exfoliate your skin to get it silky smooth for summer!

You may have heard of dry skin brushing before, but if you have not, it is probably one of my favorite beauty tips known to man! There are many benefits to dry skin brushing and one of the biggest ones is a reduction in the appearance of cellulite. Here are a few other typical benefits:

  • Increase circulation
  • Exfoliation
  • Eliminate toxins (leading to cellulite)
  • Even out skin tone

Personally, I have noticed that my skin is a lot softer and the cellulite on the backs of my thighs has reduced, but it does take time. Also, the first time I dry brushed, it did feel extremely rough and scratchy but that is normal and you will get used to it. It is typical for your skin to be more sensitive after the first time you dry brush just because it is a pretty extreme exfoliant. I love the feeling after though, my skin feels extremely soft and it tingly.

drybrush

This is an example of what a typical dry brush looks like. I got mine from Target for $5, but you can find them on Amazon or any health food store as well. Just be sure that the bristles are NOT plastic.

If you are thinking about dry brushing, there is a certain way it should be done:

  • Dry brush before you take a shower, when your body is completely dry (no lotion). This can be done at any time of the day.
  • Start with your feet and brush upward all the way to the tops of the thighs in long single strokes.
  • Go over each area twice (I do not recommend doing more than twice because it can make your skin too sensitive)
  • Brush in circular motions around your bellybutton and the backs of your thighs.
  • Brush upward on your hips and back
  • Brush in circular motions on your butt.
  • AVOID underarms, bikini line, breasts, face/neck.
  • Start from the hands and brush upward towards your shoulders (go over twice, long single strokes).
  • Rinse your brush afterward.

If I did not answer all of your questions, there are tons of videos on YouTube that show you how to dry brush because there is a method to the madness. If you are really wanting that soft and glowing cellulite- free skin then I would definitely try this out! It is something to get used to but it quickly becomes relaxing and I love the results!