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
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
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
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)
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)
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
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
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
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
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!