We all buy products we regret right? and wish we didn’t get sucked into the hype and waste our money!
I want to talk about a few of my products I wish I passed on.
You will probably be surprised to see some of these products as some are popular but I will explain why they just didn’t work for me!
MAC & NARS brushes
You will probably be shocked about these Mac brushes as Mac is so popular especially the brushes but I think they are so over priced, I’ve not even used these ones, I regret buying the top 3 as they aren’t the typical brushes I go for or use, I think I got sucked into buying them by the Mac artist at the time. Plus it was when I first properly started getting into makeup and I was convinced I needed them. I was so wrong! The duo fibre one I haven’t used because I’ve got other similar ones that are the exact same in my opinion. Mac brushes also shed like crazy which is so dissapointing for the price so I definitely think other cheaper brands are better.
The Nars ITA brush is another one I got because everyone was raving about this brush being the best for contouring. I seriously don’t understand all the fuss about this brush it’s another one that sheds so much, I can’t even use this without having hairs all over my face I’m forever picking them off, I’ve washed it a few times and it doesn’t make any difference I think the benefit brush that comes with the hoola is better than this so save yourself some money!
ABH cream contour palette in fair
I wanted This palette for so long I got this while I was in America the week it came out and I was so excited, as I love ABH as a brand and love the powder contour palette so thought I would love this but it just doesn’t work for me, it’s not creamy enough or blends well. A lot of people add oil to help blend these but I think that’s bad as you shouldn’t have to be adding oil to make it more creamy. The shades are really nice and perfect for fair skinned girls though. I think because I have dry skin I need a really creamy or liquid contour product and the fact these are already a little dry it just doesn’t work for my skin.
NARS soulshine blush
This is an old limited edition blush I can’t remember what collection it was from. But I haven’t really used this as I don’t normally Wear pink blushes I do prefer more peachy blushes. This is a stunning blush don’t get me wrong but It’s just not one I reach for. This is a product I definitely wish I didn’t buy at the time and saved my money.
Gerard cosmetics illuminating powders
I love Gerard cosmetics but these powders just don’t work for me, they aren’t very pigmented and don’t show much glow on the skin, they come across a little chalky which is a real shame as I absolutely love the packaging on these.
MAC studio water weight foundation
This was one of the foundations I was really excited to try, I had heard it was similar to Mac face and body which is my all time favourite from Mac but this one apparently had more coverage so straight away I purchased this, but I was disappointed, it’s very runny and the coverage isn’t great I would say it’s the same as face and body but This isn’t as build able. I also set this but it transfers so bad if I touch my face and that’s the one thing I really hate about this foundation.
Too faced hangover primer
Another product I got because everyone raved about it, saying it was a holy grail product for dry skin. But this didn’t work for me I think my skin had a reaction to this as it felt all tingly and itchy after I used it, and it also wasn’t that moisturising either. Too faced is expensive so again a product I could have passed on and saved some money.
NYX lingerie lipsticks
I’m a big fan of NYX especially the suede and soft matte lip creams and I did a first impression on these and at the time I liked them but after using them some more these just didn’t work for me, they’re very drying and patchy. I just don’t think they’re very comfortable to wear on the lip either which is such a shame as I think they could have had something amazing with these, they look exactly like the Kylie liquid lipsticks.
I will very rarely regret buying makeup, as I love buying and collecting limited edition items. But sometimes products just don’t live up to the hype and expectation.