I love trying new makeup, but it’s definitely not always a successful venture. I’ve experienced makeup remover wipes that burned my skin and mascaras that made my lashes fall out. Yes, I have suffered, but it is my hope that all of my suffering will save you from having to experience your own. These are the makeup products that you should not waste your money on.
Rimmel Colour Precise Eyeliner
Listen, when I go for a liquid liner, I don’t need it to be the most black or the most matte or the most long lasting. All of those things are a definite bonus, but I really just want a liner that works, and this one did not. The felt tip crumbled and began to fall off when I tried to use it for a precise line, and it lost half of the pigment when I tried to put it on over shimmery shadow. Now my liner comes out grey, instead of black, and I just don’t have the time for that nonsense.
Amuse Volume Mascara
Remember when I said earlier that I had used a mascara that made my lashes fall out? This is the one. It gave me absolutely no volume, clumped my lashes together and left me looking like I only had 6 super shiny, thin, plastic lashes. Worst part: I’d always lose at least 3 lashes in the removal process.
Santee Super Gel Intense Eyeliner
I originally assumed that, because this is a gel liner, I could put this in my waterline. That was not correct. You have to go in with more force than your waterline deserves for any pigment to show up, only for it all to disappear within the hour. It lasts better on the actual lid or lashline, but it still takes way too much pressure for the pigment to go through. If you’re looking for a cheap, pigmented, creamy, and long lasting gel pencil liner then just spend $4 on the LA Girl Glide Gel Eyeliners.
Elf Brightening Eyeliner Pencil
My main problem with this pencil was that it was just painful to use. It didn’t sharpen right and was rock hard. It literally felt like I went outside, picked up a thin stick from the ground, put some black dust on it, and then rubbed it on my eyelid.
AOA Wonder Skin Perfecting Blurring Primer
On the bright side, this was only a dollar. On the not-so-bright side, it was a dollar wasted. It didn’t blur, and it didn’t smooth. All it did was leave 5 specs of glitter on my face and gift me with some acne a day or two later.
NYX Matte Finish Setting Spray
I didn’t hate this, but it was kind of pointless. It didn’t extend the life of my makeup or keep my face any more matte. The most it did was wet my face enough to get rid of that powdery look at the end of my makeup routine, which I kind of liked. This being said, I just believe that if your product does the least, then it should cost the least, which means that this should not have cost me $8.
Elf Flawless Finish Foundation
First and foremost, the shade selection for this foundation is so odd and definitely has room to grow. I probably suffered, because I’m on the deeper spectrum and if you go on the website, you’ll see the tomfoolery happening in that shade range. Beyond that, I was mainly disappointed in the wear. It was kind of heavy, hard to blend out without leaving brush strokes across my face, made my face very oily, and looked incredibly cakey at the end of the day.
Too Faced La Creme Lipstick in Naked Dolly
Thankfully, I didn’t buy this. It came as a sample with my PB&J palette, but I definitely won’t waste $22 on a full tube. Nothing about this impressed me. Number one, I would describe the shade on my lips as “I love powdered donuts.” Number two, the formula was too creamy. It definitely looked more like it was just sitting on top of my lips, and got clumped up on all of the lines and cracks. I know other people like this, but it’s definitely a hard pass for me.
What products have you wasted your money on?
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