I know I can’t be the only one who regrets buying beauty products. Most of the time I buy on impulse and hope that I love the product. It does happen and I love being surprised. But sometimes you pick up a few pieces that just didn’t cut it or didn’t compliment your skin type.
I’m sharing beauty products I regret buying, and if you’re anything like me (skin type wise) then you might want to keep these items out of your cart.
Side Note: Although, I’m expressing how I didn’t like these products, it’s really about knowing your skin, your beauty routine and what works best for you.
- E.l.f Perfect Blend Concealer: $2.00
- NYX Baked Blush + Illuminator + Bronzer: $6.99
- Maybelline Master Glaze Blush Stick: $9.99
- Olay Total Effects 7 in 1 Anti-Aging Daily Moisturizer: $19.99
- Tresemme Expert Selection Max the Volume Root Lifting Cream: $6.99
5. Okay, so aside from the fact that this concealer is not a light beige, or doesn’t match my skin color, it has a dark finish. It gets darker over time as it sets in, so you look like you don’t know how to apply makeup. I really hate that this concealer is extremely liquidy. It takes about three dips to actually get a decent amount of product on the applicator and onto your face. It slides right through your problem areas that you want to conceal and really moves when you apply foundation or powder. I didn’t like the way the product felt on my face, mostly because it is so liquidy, and I felt like I was applying grease and water onto my skin. This is a cheap product and that’s exactly what you’re getting. It kills me to say that because I think e.l.f. makes great makeup items that are affordable, but this one just didn’t cut it.
4. Normally pink blushes/illuminators work really well with my skin tone, but this one applies on very patchy. I mean, this blush makes my hand look like I have patches of red skin or a rash around that area (not cute!). It takes about 2-3 rubs to actually get the product on your brush, and the worst part is that it doesn’t apply evenly on your skin. It’s not very pigmented, either. Fo a blush that can be an illuminator, it doesn’t do much illuminating. I don’t understand how this blush can also be a bronzer? Maybe if I purchased a darker shade it can act as a bronzer? Not sure, but either way I hated the quality of the powder and how it applies. I don’t think it’s worth $7 at all.
3. For $10, this blush stick really doesn’t come with much product at all. Look at that little stub! So aside from this being overpriced for the amount of blush you get, it also applies patchy. Look at my hand. Look at how dark and deep the color is on one side while the other part of my hand looks like it’s been stained with wine. This blush also moves around when you apply foundation or powder, which makes your cheeks look really weird since it already applies uneven. It’s not blendable, either. This product would probably work best on someone who doesn’t wear makeup and wants to add a touch of color to their skin. However, I the color is absolutely gorgeous. I don’t really want to throw $10 down the drain, so I’ll probably use this blush as lipstain with a touch of gloss on my lips. I wouldn’t waste any more money on this product.
2. Okay, this purchase is really on me knowing that it wouldn’t work for my skin, but really hoping that it would. So first off, if you have dry skin, you’re going to love this product. If you have oily skin and sensitive skin like me, don’t waste your money on this. The lotion is thick and creamy and will likely clog your pores. It will make you sooooo oily and you’ll just want to take off the gunk you feel on your face. The fragrance in this bottle is very strong and it made my skin irritated. I broke out and got a small rash. I think they sell a non-fragrance moisturizer, but I’m not going to try it out to find out how if it will react differently to my skin (Sorry!). I’ve learned that anti-aging moisturizers just don’t do well with my skin type and cleansers with anti-aging ingredients work better. I was definitely sold on this product because it’s Olay and because it’s an anti-aging moisturizer, but I don’t think my skin liked the lotion at all. I also don’t think it’s bad to start using anti-aging products, because prevention is KEY! But, paying attention to your skin type is also just as important. I really regret buying this product because it was expensive and I should’ve known better.
1. This is a product I really wanted to love and I just didn’t. I’m obsessed with products that treat your hair, make it look volumized, and leave your hair feeling healthy. This cream is not one of those hair products. This product is supposed to be applied before blow drying your hair and styling and I just don’t got time for all of that. I regret not reading the back of the bottle because I wouldn’t have bought this cream. I did try it as the instructions said to. I applied it to my hair and I noticed when I was blow drying it that the cream was still thick and it didn’t sink into my hair. My hair felt so sticky and gel-like that I had to shower. You can’t even run your fingers through your hair without feeling the thick cream. I wouldn’t even say that it added volume to my hair, either. It almost weighed down my curls and made them flat. I think this product works best for someone who has short hair and needs to style it every day. It would probably work best for someone who needs a cream to help with the hair and heat damage. I’m just not one of those people. I really thought this cream would make my hair looking like the Kardashians or like Selena Gomez but my hair ended up looking like I hadn’t washed out the gel from the night before. I regret buying this product the most, and was really bummed that it didn’t fulfill my hair desires.
I hope this helped! Let me know what products you regret buying, so I can save myself some money in the future. LOL Share in the comments below!