As I mentioned in my recent “Fashion Trends I’ve Never Understood” post, I don’t actually tend to give that much air time to things I dislike on my blog. Sticking to my statement that that was indeed going to change, I thought I’d write a post on products I regret spending my time and money on. Funnily enough with the amount of beauty bits that I’ve tried, there aren’t actually all that many products I regret buying, that I can strongly remember anyway. I no longer have a few of the products for obvious reasons so I wasn’t able to photograph them. Here are the products I regret buying!
When I first bought this, I thought it was brilliant. A post about some Kat Von D products including this was one of my first uploads on this blog actually! I will admit that it applied beautifully on my skin and gave great coverage. I do think I was slightly blinded by the brand owner, though as I loved Kat Von D at this stage. The first thing that annoyed me was that there wasn’t actually a shade that matched my skin tone properly. The yellow toned one closest to my skin colour was a bit too dark and the next lightest in the range was far too pinky. I was desperate to try the foundation though so I just went with the more yellow-toned one.
Despite the coverage being great, it feels extremely heavy on the skin and is a hefty job to take off at the end of the day. I’ve only actually used it possibly twice, maximum three times and just couldn’t imagine myself wearing it anymore. I much prefer to use lighter alternatives now as looking after my skin and letting it breathe is definitely more important to me. Also, I’m not going to lie, as someone who has spent a fair amount of time in a vulnerable state with their health and on immunosuppressants, the anti-vax news definitely put me off using or buying from her company again!
See, these palettes are bittersweet for me as they remind me of first getting into makeup. They’re one of the products I regret buying because they also make me think of the money I WASTED when I could’ve spent less on better quality and palettes with more shades. I have all the originals and the smoky palette and honestly do not use any of them anymore. The only thing I occasionally use them for is to take on holiday as I’m not afraid of them smashing in my suitcase but even then, I have Makeup Revolution palettes that I could easily take and replace for under £10.
I will admit, I still love the shades in Naked 3 but the pigment just really isn’t up to standard. I am totally in love with how the Cherry palette looks, too but I don’t want to spend that much money to probably be disappointed. I still love Urban Decay though, there are just other brands that are killing the eyeshadow palette game at a much more affordable price. Morphe do double the shades with much better pigment for half the price.
This is at the very top for products I regret buying. I gave this product away as I didn’t want it to go to waste, hence the absence of a photograph. I honestly wanted to try this product for the LONGEST time and was so excited when I found it on offer in a set after last Christmas. From people I know, I’d heard nothing but great reviews about how it was worth the high price tag and how it saved their skin. At the time I was suffering with awful skin which you can see in my review post here so I was willing to try anything, really. After testing the mask out 3 times a week for a month, I saw no improvement. I was extremely disappointed and also had the same uneventful result when trying out their Thirstymud mask, too.
These were a colossal waste of time and money, especially the foundation. I’d heard such amazing things about The Ordinary in general and at the time I was looking for a new cruelty-free foundation that I could call my new holy grail. I don’t think I could’ve picked a worse one to try out, I’m actually still kind of appalled at the performance of it. The primer wasn’t as bad but it definitely didn’t help and I haven’t used it at ALL since I uploaded my review post. I can’t fully slate the brand though as the skincare wasn’t a complete fail.
When I say cheap, I mean cheap as in clearly awfully made, not price-wise. When I first got into makeup, I wanted to have loads of brushes but couldn’t afford big nice sets so I bought a load of cheap and tacky brushes online that honestly just turned out to be awful. The bristles have come out, they’re scratchy, some of them were so weirdly shaped I’m intrigued to know what they were supposed to be used for. I’ve been gifted two sets of Spectrum brushes in the last few months and I absolutely adore them! They are so soft, so beautifully designed and have really put me off buying anything of a lesser quality again.
Do you have products you truly regret wasting your time and money on?