Makeup Products That Aren't Worth Your Money | 2019

Monday, January 21, 2019

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Today, I'm going to be sharing products that absolutely did NOT work out for me as I had hoped. The beauty industry has grown into a multi billion dollar industry over night, which means that companies are coming out with products weekly. As amazing as that is, It's actually super hard to keep up with as a beauty blogger who doesn't get any PR sent her way ;) It also makes it super hard for consumers to choose what they should buy, because there are so many different options to choose from. The following products, are products that were super hyped up by the beauty community, but ended up being super underwhelming (in my opinion). Keep on reading to see what products are LITERALLY not worth the hype or the money.

First up we have the Lancome Cils Booster XL lash primer. Lash primers have become all the hype as of recently, and I'm still having a hard time understanding why. As someone who could use a little help in the volume and curl department, I'm still on the hunt for a lash primer that does just that! I feel like when using this primer, it weighs down my lashes, and makes them super chunky rather than giving them volume and curling them up to the heavens. This was a no for me dawg. 

This one hurt me a little bit. The ever so loved Superhero mascara by It Cosmetics. I love most things produced by this brand, so I was excited to see that this was included in my Boxycharm subscription box a few months back. So many people talk about this mascara, so I had high expectations. This mascara isn't the worst mascara I've ever tried, but it definitely didn't rock my world either. For a high end mascara, it truly performed the same if not worse than some drugstore mascaras; it was super thin and watery. It didn't help hold my curl, and literally gave no volume what so ever. No superpowers here.

Smashbox Photo Finish Radiance Primer

This guy. I bought this with all the best intentions. What more could you ask for? A primer that adds radiance underneath your foundation AND has hyaluronic acid to help hydrate the skin at the same time? Yeah, that would be lovely if it actually worked :)
When applied, this gives little to no radiance as far as I can see. I wore it for a couple weeks to give it a fair shot, but there was no difference in my makeup application. My skin did not feel hydrated when wearing it, and did not help with texture AT ALL. Unfortunately, the claims ended up being too good to be true.

Wet N Wild Photo Focus Foundation. I guess we can start off by saying something positive about this foundation before we get real. The color match was damn near perfect to my skin tone, and that rarely happens and the finish is great for a foundation that costs less than 10 bucks. As soon as I opened this up, I was completely turned off by the smell of legit paint. Now I am not someone who is super crunchy/clean with my beauty products (or anything in life really), and usually can get over the smell of something if it goes away but this one does not. I can actually smell this throughout the day and it makes me feel gross. I keep this guy around for absolute emergencies (lol), but other than that I would rather spend the extra couple of dollars to not smell like a big ol' can of Sherwin Williams if possible.

Becca Cosmetics Hyrda-Mist Setting Powder

This is probably the most disappointing product out of the bunch. My absolute favorite YouTuber @KathleenLights rants and raves about this product and I assure you I have never been let down by a single recommendation of hers. This hydra-mist powder has a cooling effect, and when applied it feels like you are sweeping water on your face, and that's about the only cool thing about this product. As far as the actual setting process goes, I feel like it doesn't do much of anything. My bronzers and highlighters apply super patchy over it, and I know it's the powder because my bronzers and highlighters apply beautifully over every other powder I've tried. 

I After a couple weeks of not using the powder, I opened it back up to find that most of it had actually evaporated. I followed the strict instructions, and made sure it was stored in a cool dry place, and it still evaporated. I don't know about you, but if I spend 40 dollars on a powder I expect it to be there when I go to use it. The idea of this powder was amazing, but I don't feel like it was executed well enough.

Alright guys. I know this was a super harsh post, but this is one of the reasons I started my blog in the first place. As a new beauty lover, I fell for ALLLL of the marketing scams, and paid endorsements, and direct sales bull. I hope that my honesty will help you all save money where you can, as it can be so easy to get caught up in all the hype when it comes to new launches in the industry. 

If you have tried any of these products and feel differently about them I would love for you to comment your opinions down below! 

As always, thanks for reading!


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