Over the years, I’ve made a lot of stupid purchases when it comes to makeup. I’ve wasted tons of money on products that beauty gurus on YouTube recommended. Here are some of my biggest makeup fails. (Disclaimer: just because a product doesn’t work for me doesn’t mean it’s a bad product, or a bad brand. These are my opinions only, take them or leave them. All photos are from google because you know I got rid of every single one of these girl).
15. NYX Micro Brow Pencil
14. L’Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder Foundation
I was so excited to try out this liquid to powder foundation, and had been told it would do amazing things for my oily skin. It didn’t. It set powdery, but within an hour, my skin was oily.
13. Maybelline Mega Plush Mascara
12. Urban Decay Naked 2 Basics Palette
This all matte neutral palette was right up my alley when I picked it up several years ago. However, after using it consistently, it became obvious that the three brown shades are nearly identical on the eyes. I expected a lot more for the price tag.
11. Covergirl Clean Foundation + Powder (Old Formula)
10. NYX HD Blush
There has been nothing but hype surrounding NYX blushes for years. When I finally got my hands on one, to say I was disappointed would be an understatement. Between the terrible staying power and the so-so pigmentation, these were a huge fail for me.
9. Maybelline Baby Skin Primer
This was all the rage when it came out, and everyone claimed it was a perfect dupe for the Benefit Porefessional primer (spoiler alert, it wasn’t). This primer was very greasy on my skin, and didn’t do anything to help my foundation last.
8. Maybelline Color Whisper Lipstick
This lipstick did exactly what it claimed to do, leave a whisper of color on your lips. However, with all the hype surrounding “Lust for Blush”, I thought it would be a lot prettier than it really was. This is really more of a tinted lipbalm that slides all over your lips than the “perfect your lips but better” lipstick everyone claimed it was.
7. Maybelline The Colossal Mascara
6. Revlon Lip Butter Lipsticks
These had so much hype and to be honest, they’re really nothing special. At all. They feather outside the lip line and smudge and smear all day. (I’ve only ever tried the red shade, the nude ones are probably better).
5. Benefit Boi-ing Concealer
4. L’Oreal Brow Stylist Plumper Gel “Light to Medium”
While the product itself isn’t too bad (a little crunchy and hard to work with since the brush is so big), the color is just bizarre. I’m blonde bordering on strawberry blonde, and even this was way too orange.
3. Maybelline Color Tattoos
I think anyone who followed the YouTube trends can agree that we all blew way too much money on these guys. They were pigmented and creamy, but they dried out so fast and you had to use a primer under them or they would crease (which kinda defeats the purpose if you ask me).
2. Benefit They’re Real! Mascara
This mascara was just not good. Not good for the hype it got, not good for the price tag, just all around not good. It flaked and transferred all over my lids. There are so many good mascaras in the $20 price range, skip this one.
1. Maybelline The Rocket Mascara
This mascara had a huge cult following back in the day. I have never in my life had such terrible smudging than I did with this mascara. By the end of the day, I would have black dots all over my brow bone and under eyes. I wanted to like it. I really did.
Alright folks, there you have my 15 biggest makeup fails. Some of these products were decent products, but just didn’t live up to the hype they were given, and fell flat to my expectations. Let me know what some of your least favorite makeup products are in the comments.
Until next time!