Today, we’re discussing makeup regrets and fails that are simply not worth your hard-earned money. It’s crucial to make informed choices when purchasing beauty products, as investing in the wrong ones can not only be a waste of money but also affect your overall makeup experience. In this article, we will examine some common makeup regrets and fails, providing an insightful guide to help you de-influence your purchases and make smart decisions that align with your beauty preferences.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Concealer: A Disappointing Regret
The Anastasia Beverly Hills concealer is a well-known product that has been praised by many. With its great ratings and promises of medium to full coverage, I was excited to try it out. However, to my dismay, it turned out to be a complete fail for me.
According to the description, this concealer is supposed to be lightweight and correct, brighten, blur, and conceal imperfections while giving a natural “Second Skin” finish. It also claims to hydrate the under eye area and provide a smooth, creaseless wear without settling into fine lines.
Unfortunately, these claims did not hold up for me. The concealer felt heavy on my skin and did not blend seamlessly. Instead of blurring my imperfections, it accentuated them, making my under eye area look cakey and creased. It also failed to provide the promised medium to full coverage, leaving me disappointed.
Overhyped Eyeshadow Palette: A Waste of Money
Another product that I regret purchasing is an overhyped eyeshadow palette. This particular palette has been raved about by influencers and beauty enthusiasts, but it simply didn’t live up to the hype for me.
The colors in the palette looked stunning in the promotional photos, and I was excited to create various eye looks with them. However, when I actually tried to use the eyeshadows, I found that they were poorly pigmented and lacked the smoothness I expected.
Not only were the eyeshadows difficult to work with, but they also faded quickly throughout the day. Despite using a primer, the colors seemed to disappear and lose their vibrancy within a few hours. This was incredibly frustrating, especially considering the price I paid for the palette.
False Promises: A Mascara Disaster
Mascara is an essential part of any makeup routine, and finding the perfect one can be a challenge. Unfortunately, I came across a mascara that was a complete disaster and a waste of money.
The mascara claimed to provide voluminous, lengthened lashes with just a few coats. It also boasted about its long-lasting formula that wouldn’t smudge or flake throughout the day.
However, when I applied this mascara, it did nothing for my lashes. Not only did it fail to deliver any volume or length, but it also clumped my lashes together. The formula was thick and sticky, making it difficult to achieve an even application.
To make matters worse, the mascara started smudging and flaking after just a few hours of wear. This not only ruined my eye makeup, but it also made me question the validity of the mascara’s promised long-lasting formula.
Not Suitable for My Skin Type
When I came across a concealer that claimed to be best for oily combo and normal skin, I was intrigued. However, as a 48-year-old with dry under eyes, I knew that the pool of suitable concealers had narrowed down. The texture and fine lines make it challenging to find a concealer that covers my dark circles while remaining creamy, hydrating, and flattering throughout the day.
Promising at First
Nevertheless, this particular concealer seemed really promising. At the beginning of the day, I loved the coverage and how it felt on my skin. It seemed to be self-setting, which was a bonus for those who don’t experience severe creasing under their eyes. I was hopeful to achieve the same results that many others were raving about.
A Disappointing Outcome
However, as the day went on, my under eye area started to look more textured, dry, and unflattering. It was not the outcome I had expected or hoped for. This was definitely a regretful purchase for me.
A Test of Performance
As someone who tests makeup to evaluate its performance, it is part of my job to share my with you and help you make better buying decisions. From that standpoint, I cannot say that I regretted trying this product. However, I can confidently say that it did not work for me as a concealer.
Not Worth the Hype
I love trying out new makeup products, especially when they promise to be versatile and convenient. One product that caught my attention was the Huda Beauty concealer. I had high hopes for it, hoping it would be similar to the Anastasia Beverly Hills concealer. However, it turned out to be a major disappointment.
Missing the Mark
I’ve always been a fan of lip hybrid products. They combine the goodness of a lip tint, gloss, balm, and treatment in one. They are so easy to use and can effortlessly enhance any look. So, when I received a PR package from Hard Candy with their insta pout lip melts, I was ecstatic. Unfortunately, my excitement quickly turned into regret.
The lip melt shade I received was a soft pink called “Meet Cute.” It applied smoothly and had the same texture and finish as other lip hybrid products. There was no strong scent that overwhelmed me. However, when I applied it to my lips, I noticed a major flaw.
Where’s the Flaw?
While the lip melt looked pretty on my lips and accentuated my lip lines, it failed to provide that soft, flattering lip tint and balm effect I was expecting. It didn’t deliver the hydration and nourishment I look for in a lip product. It was like wearing an ordinary lipstick, which was not what I wanted or anticipated.
I was genuinely disappointed with the Huda Beauty concealer and the Hard Candy lip melts. They both failed to live up to their claims and left me feeling unsatisfied. I believe that in the world of makeup, there are plenty of alternatives that are worth our money and attention. These products, however, are a regretful investment.
When it comes to makeup, it’s essential to make informed decisions and not be swayed solely by the hype created by influencers. Instead of blindly following trends, take the time to research and read reviews. Experiment with different products and brands to find what works best for you.
Lip Treatment Letdown
I came across a lip treatment that caught my eye, priced at a reasonable seven dollars. Excitedly, I thought to myself, “This is perfect!” However, as soon as I applied it, disappointment struck. The chemical taste and smell were just unbearable. I had to wipe it off immediately. It’s been ages since I last had to remove a lip product due to its unpleasant scent and flavor. This turned out to be a major letdown for me, despite the potential it had. The taste and smell placed it in the fail category for me.
A Glimmer of Hope with Lip Liners
But hold on, there is a silver lining. The lip liners from the same brand do not have that dreaded chemical taste and scent. In an upcoming video, I’ll delve into them more. If you’re a fan of lip hybrid products like these, I have some alternatives in various price ranges that I frequently use. You can find them in the description box and top pinned comment. I truly wish the lip treatment had worked, as I generally have a favorable opinion of Hard Candy as a brand. However, it’s inevitable that not every product from a brand will suit everyone’s taste.
With these makeup regrets and fails, it’s essential to remember that not every product will be worth your hard-earned money. The scent and taste of a lip treatment, for instance, can make or break the experience. It’s important to do thorough research and read reviews before making a purchase to avoid disappointment. So, take note of my experiences and make informed decisions when it comes to your makeup products.
Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Light Wand
I know this is a hot take because of how popular and how viral this product has gone several times. Actually, I just don’t think that Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Light Wand in Peak ASM is all that great. I don’t think it’s a must-have in my makeup collection. I don’t think it’s horrible, but I can live without it and I reach for other liquid and cream and stick cheek products more than I reach for it.
The Luminosity and Sheen
I think the reason why it went so viral is because of how you get kind of a blush and a highlighter all in one, but sometimes that luminosity, that sheen is a little bit too much for me. It’s not completely natural-looking and on a daily basis, that’s really what I prefer. Even when I’m using a blush that looks like it could be a combination all-in-one blush and highlighter, I like for it to look a little more natural, more undetectable than Pink Gazza.
The Sponge Tip Applicator
Plus, I really dislike that sponge tip applicator. Now we have all kinds of dupes trying to dupe that product with sponge tip applicators. I actually reach for her matte version of that more because it looks like natural skin. But when I want a combination, looking product that actually looks natural and beautiful and blends out easier and more seamlessly, I reach for the Tarte Maneater Blush and Glow Cheek Plumps.
Underrated Tarte Maneater Blush and Glow Cheek Plumps
I love these, and I just think these are so underrated. I’m pretty sure these are going to be in Ulta 21 Days of Beauty sale, and I am going to be getting these in another shade, something a little bit different than the pink and peachy pink that I have now. I just have other products that I reach for more than that Beauty Light Wand in Pink ASM.
Charlotte Tilbury Regret
I must admit, I have a soft spot for Charlotte Tilbury products. There’s something about the brand that always catches my eye. However, there is one product that left me questioning my decision to purchase it. It’s a lovely product, no doubt about that, but it didn’t quite live up to my expectations.
Don’t get me wrong, there are a few Charlotte Tilbury products that I absolutely adore and reach for regularly. But this particular one didn’t make it into my must-have list. And honestly, I don’t feel like I needed to spend my hard-earned money on it.
Fenty Beauty Skin Tint Fail
Now let’s talk about the Fenty Beauty Eavesdrop Blurring Skin Tint. As someone who loves a good skin tint, I was really excited to try this one. After all, it seemed to be a favorite among many of you out there.
However, it didn’t quite work out for me. The main issue I had with it was that it emphasized dryness on my skin that I wasn’t even aware of. As someone with combination skin, I have oily areas in my T Zone, while the rest of my face is pretty normal. But depending on various factors like my skincare routine, the climate, and other variables, my skin can sometimes lean towards dehydration or dryness.
Living in a hot and humid climate, I knew that finding a foundation that would stay put all day was a challenge. But even with a primer, the Fenty Beauty Skin Tint just didn’t cut it for me. It started looking shiny and oily within a short period of time, and the coverage seemed to vanish quickly as well.
No Matter How I Tested It
I tried experimenting with various application techniques, different primers, and even setting powders, but nothing seemed to help. The Fenty Beauty Skin Tint simply didn’t work with my skin.
It’s disappointing when a product you had high hopes for just doesn’t deliver. But hey, that’s the nature of makeup. What works for some may not work for others. Beauty is subjective, after all.
In the end, makeup regrets and fails are bound to happen. It’s all part of the journey to find the perfect products for your unique needs. So don’t beat yourself up over it. Instead, embrace the experience and keep exploring all the amazing options out there.
Regret #1: Popular but Disappointing
One of the makeup products that many people seem to love is the foundation that promises to combat dryness. However, I found that this product not only emphasized dryness on my skin, but it also wore off quickly and made my oily areas even more noticeable. I struggled to recommend this for any specific skin type, especially considering the climate I live in. It’s disheartening when a popular product fails to live up to its hype.
Regret #2: High Hopes Crushed
Another foundation that I had high hopes for was the Bobbi Brown intensive serum Foundation. As a fan of some Bobbi Brown products, I was excited to try this one out. The luxurious bottle added to my anticipation. However, this foundation turned out to be a massive fail for me. It clung to every bit of texture on my skin and sat on top rather than blending in. No matter what I tried – with or without a primer, with different skincare – it just looked terrible. I couldn’t even wear it out for a wear test because it was that bad. Sadly, I wasted $75 on this product, which was a lot of money for such a disappointing experience, especially coming from a brand I usually adore.
A Bit of Heartache
I’m always happy to test out new makeup products, but when they fail so miserably, it does sting a little. It’s a reminder that not every pricey item or hyped-up brand can guarantee a successful purchase. Wasting money on a product that doesn’t perform as promised is a disappointment we’ve all experienced at some point. The beauty industry is full of surprises, and not all of them are pleasant. So, it’s crucial to be cautious and not get carried away by the allure of popular trends or influencer endorsements.
Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Foundation
I have another Foundation which happens to be another Charlotte Tilbury product, which is kind of odd, considering how many Charlotte Tilbury products I actually do love. I just happen to have two in this particular video. I guess because they’re more recent, I do feel like I’m the odd man out here, though, because a lot of people really enjoy this Foundation.
Lightweight but Drying
The Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Foundation does feel very lightweight, I’ll give it that. However, this is another one that picked up on some dryness right upon application. Clearly, that makes it a fail for me because I know a lot of you have dry skin, not even combination skin. So when a product does that to me, I feel like you’re going to want to know about it, and all three of these foundations did that to me.
Emphasizes Dryness and Shine
Initially, the Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Foundation emphasized and showed some dryness. It also gets shiny on me pretty quickly, and as the day goes on, it settles into my skin, pores, and texture, making them look not so good. The shine is always there for me, which is unfortunate. So this just was another Foundation fail that I had hoped to love.
Airbrush Flawless Finish Foundation
Now, on a more positive note, I do really love her Airbrush Flawless Finish Foundation. I shared that in my top long-wearing foundations video. If you haven’t seen that, I’ll have the link below and in my top pinned comment, as well as up in a card here.
Makeup Regrets and Fails: Not Worth Your Money
Finishing Touch Device for Peach Fuzz Removal
If you want to check that out, there are some really great foundations in that video. There was a period of time where a lot of people were sharing how they removed peach fuzz on their face with the Finishing Touch device. It was easy, fast, and seemed like an electric way to do it. However, I personally found it to be a fail.
I shared in a video how I felt like the Finishing Touch device didn’t live up to the hype and that I was the only one who felt that way. It has been a while since I talked about it, and I decided to give it another try recently. Unfortunately, my feelings about the product were just validated once again.
When I use the Finishing Touch device, even though it’s designed to remove facial hair cleanly and efficiently, it takes me a lot longer to use compared to other methods. I have to sit there and use circular motions repeatedly, which becomes tedious. On the other hand, using alternative methods like razors or facial hair removal creams is much quicker and easier. Additionally, these alternative methods usually cost less too, making them a more attractive choice.
Another makeup regret that’s not worth your money is high-end mascara. While it’s tempting to invest in expensive mascaras promising dramatic lashes, there are affordable options that deliver equally impressive results. Drugstore mascaras often offer comparable volume, length, and curl for a fraction of the price.
Investing in high-end mascaras can be disappointing when there are affordable alternatives that perform just as well, if not better. Save your money and opt for drugstore options instead.
Trendy Eyeshadow Palettes
Trendy eyeshadow palettes can also lead to regrets and wasted money. Makeup trends come and go, and it’s easy to get caught up in the hype surrounding a particular eyeshadow palette. However, purchasing a palette solely because it’s popular at the moment might result in it sitting untouched in your makeup collection.
Instead of splurging on trendy eyeshadow palettes, consider investing in versatile and timeless options that can be used for various looks and occasions. These palettes provide better value for your money and are more likely to be used consistently.
Overpriced foundations can be another regretful purchase. While high-end foundations may offer luxurious packaging and claims of superior performance, it doesn’t always mean they are worth the hefty price tag. There are many affordable foundations available that provide excellent coverage, a smooth finish, and lasting power.
Expensive foundations may work well for some individuals, but it’s essential to consider your skin type and preferences before splurging. Don’t be swayed by extravagant marketing campaigns and celebrities endorsing high-end brands. Take the time to research and find affordable foundations that work just as effectively, if not better, for your specific needs.
When it comes to makeup, not every product or trend is worth your money. It’s essential to assess the performance, value, and personal preferences before making a purchase. Avoiding these makeup regrets and fails can help you save money while still achieving stunning looks.
Not Worth Your Money
In my opinion, there are certain makeup products that I regret purchasing and consider them as fails in terms of value for money. However, I understand that everyone’s preferences may differ, so what I dislike, someone else might love. Nevertheless, I believe it’s important to share my thoughts and hear your opinions too.
Looking back, I realize that I could have saved my money on certain makeup items. These purchases were not necessary, and I could have easily made do without them. Sometimes, we get caught up in the hype and trends, but it’s important to reflect on whether these products truly add value to our makeup routines.
Pat McGrath Eyeshadow Palettes
One particular brand that I have mixed feelings about is Pat McGrath. While her eyeshadow palettes are highly coveted and known for their quality, I personally find myself not reaching for them as often as I do with other eyeshadow palettes. Despite the high price tag, I feel that they don’t offer the same user-friendly experience as other palettes in my collection.
Preference for Other Brands
When I have a special look in mind, I initially think of using my Pat McGrath palettes. However, more often than not, I end up opting for alternatives like Natasha Denona or Persona Identity palettes. These palettes not only offer great quality, but I find them to be more user-friendly and easier to work with.
Makeup regrets and fails are subjective. What works for me may not work for someone else. It’s important to consider the value for money and how frequently we actually use certain products. Ultimately, it’s all about finding what works best for our individual preferences and styles.
Regretting Expensive Palettes
I guess, but I just think you can get really nice quality without spending this kind of money for it and, as you can probably tell Im, really apprehensive about even saying this out loud because I feel like I might be the only YouTube beauty, content creator that Has ever uttered these words that I just I kind of regret spending the money on these expensive palettes.
Too Dressy for Everyday
Its almost like the unique sparkly shades are too dressy, too sparkly to wear for me anyway, on an everyday basis, and so, if Im going to reach for the other Shades, I have other palettes I can reach into for those.
Choosing Other Palettes
Then when it comes to those Special times I also end up reaching for other palettes. I dont know know why that is its kind of crazy. I think what Im gon na do is see how these take me through the end of 2023, because we do have some dressy events. Some special events coming up. If I dont reach for these for any of them, then I think were done. I think were done with Pat McGrath eyeshadow palettes.
Love Other Pat McGrath Products
Now I have other Pat McGrath products that I cannot live without, but these I believe that I can.
Your Biggest Makeup Regret
Let me know one product: you really regret spending your money on, or that was a big fail for you in the comments down below. I would love to hear that, because I dont think Im alone in that I dont think Im alone and having these products that are just kind of sitting here or that Ive just passed on to someone else, because maybe theyll like it more than I have.
Overpriced Luxury Brands
Luxury makeup brands often come with hefty price tags, promising exceptional quality and performance. However, don’t be swayed solely by brand names and prestige. Many luxury products fail to deliver the exceptional results that justify their high price points. Instead, explore affordable alternatives that offer similar or even better quality without breaking the bank. Remember, it’s the formulation and performance that matter, not the brand name alone.
Ineffective Beauty Tools
Investing in a wide range of beauty tools may seem like a good idea, but it’s crucial to choose wisely. Many tools on the market, such as expensive makeup brushes or trendy gadgets, may not actually enhance your makeup application. When it comes to brushes, quality matters more than quantity. Opt for a few high-quality brushes that will help you achieve flawless results. Additionally, be cautious with trendy beauty gadgets as they may not always deliver on their promises.
Unsuitable Foundation Shades
One of the most common makeup regrets is purchasing the wrong shade of foundation. It’s essential to find a shade that matches your skin tone perfectly to avoid a mismatched, unnatural look. Instead of relying on online swatches or recommendations, take the time to test the foundation in person. Visit a beauty counter or store that allows sampling to ensure you choose the right shade for your complexion.
Impulse purchases often lead to makeup regrets. It can be tempting to buy products based on online reviews or promotional content without considering your personal preferences or needs. Before making a purchase, ask yourself if the product aligns with your beauty routine and if you genuinely need it. Avoid being influenced solely by online trends, as they may not suit your individual style or preferences.
Another makeup fail to avoid is buying non-returnable products without thoroughly researching or testing them first. Some products may look promising but fall short after application. Always check the return policy before purchasing, especially when trying new brands or formulations. This way, if the product doesn’t meet your expectations, you can still exchange or return it for something more suitable.
These makeup products were regrets and fails for me due to their inability to meet their promises and deliver the desired results. The Anastasia Beverly Hills concealer, the overhyped eyeshadow palette, and the false promises of the mascara left me feeling disappointed and frustrated.
However, it’s important to remember that these products may work well for others, as makeup preferences and experiences can vary greatly. It’s always helpful to do thorough research, read reviews, and try out samples before investing in any makeup product to avoid wasting money on products that may not work for you.
Makeup regrets and fails are a part of every beauty enthusiast’s journey. It’s crucial to learn from them and move on, always striving to make smarter choices. Don’t let the allure of PR packages and influencer endorsements blind you from what truly matters – finding makeup products that are worth your money and make you feel empowered and confident.
No matter how much we research or trust in a brand, makeup regrets and fails are inevitable. These experiences teach us valuable lessons about knowing our own preferences and being aware of what works for our unique skin types. It’s important to be critical, not get swayed solely by popularity or brand loyalty, and consider personal experiences and reviews when making purchasing decisions. By de-influencing ourselves and making informed choices, we can avoid wasting money on products that simply don’t live up to their promises.