When it comes to my purchases (beauty supplies, food products, or anything I could potentially want to try out in the future) I want to know the good, the bad, and the ugly. Negative reviews often help me more than positive ones because they save me money and time- two things we all need more of, right?
Today I'm sharing some beauty products I have bought, tried (sometimes multiple times), and ended up tossing in the garbage can! Most of them are drug store products. I hope that this post will help you with your purchase selections next time you go out shopping. These are my beauty product regrets...
6 Beauty Products I Wish I Never Bought
I have used the MAC Beauty Sponge one or two times since purchasing. I do not like it one bit. It doesn't get wet or retain moisture very well. I also don't like how flat it is as it doesn't apply makeup very well due to its shape. The texture is also very rough. Ouch! I'm spoiled with the Beauty Blender nowadays and this one just doesn't even compare. Not sure how much I spent on it (knowing MAC it was probably too much) but it was definitely money wasted.
2. Toni&Guy Curling Iron
I tried. I really did. But no matter what, I never liked this product. This curling iron doesn't get hot enough for me. It takes forever to curl a strand of hair, and in the end, there is still no curl to be seen. The barrel is extremely smooth and slippery which makes it hard to hold the hair in place during the curling process. I don't like it at all and I have been much happier since purchasing a more expensive and professional curling iron at Ulta for $70 (I will do a post on it in the future). But it was completely worth every penny even after the first use. The Toni&Guy curling iron was $20 at Target if I recall. Either way, I believe curling irons are one of those beauty products where you really get what you pay for. Spend the extra money on a professional grade curling iron. You won't regret it. Promise!
A while back when it started to get really cold here in NC, my skin got really dry so I decided to look into purchasing a better moisturizer for my face. I just wanted something over the counter and not high end. I read a bunch of reviews on this product and felt like it was a good choice for me. Wrong. It made me break out within a matter of minutes. Not even exaggerating. A red rash plus acne! Nightmare. It was extremely irritating and pore clogging. It never felt like it soaked into my skin, but rather, just felt like an oil mask sitting on my face all day long. Gross! Never again CeraVe, never again.
4. Jordana Fabuliner
This was such a huge let down because I am OBSESSED with Jordana. Their eye liners and lip liners are amazing. This is a great drugstore line and normally I love all of their products but this particular product I did not care for. I read so many raves on this felt tip pen eyeliner. Let me say that I love the physical product: the packaging is great, I love the way the thick wand feels in my hand, and the felt tip is super soft and lovely against my skin. However, I just can't get any product to show up. It isn't pigminted enough and it comes out looking watery and splotchy.
5. Maybelline Lash Stiletto
The only thing going for this product is the packaging. There was so much advertising for this product so I had high hopes for it back in the day. Hate is a strong word but I really hate this mascara. It does nothing for me. The wand is absolutely horrible and makes my lashes look extremely clumpy and dirty. Nothing more to say here.
6. Almay Lip Gloss (Apple a Day)
I am SO picky when it comes to my lip products. I don't like anything sticky, wet, or glittery. This lip product was "Meh". It's not as pigmented as it looks in the picture or in person so it doesn't really show up very well on my lips. It's a little too glossy for me. It basically gives you a light hint of red with a lot of clear gloss. Basically, it's sheer. If you are looking for a bright red glossy lips, this is not your product. I would look into something from Bobby Brown. Their lip glosses are the best.
What beauty products do you regret buying and why? I would love to hear what didn't work for you!