Ever spent money on a beauty product that’s been endlessly endorsed, but find that it doesn’t quite work for you? We’ve compiled a list of ten makeup, skincare, and hair products which just aren’t worth the hype.
If you have any products that you regret buying, or just don’t work well on your skin, share your story in the comments below!
Makeup For Ever Sens’Eyes Waterproof Sensitive Eye Cleanser, $24
The good: Removes eye makeup easily without the tugging at the sensitive skin around your eyes.
The bad: It stings and burns after every single application.
Aveeno Ultra Calming Daily Moisturiser SPF, $13.99
The good: The formula is great for all skin tones, and protects against the sun.
The bad: Leaves a white cast on the skin, and takes a very long time to absorb. Wouldn’t recommend using it before applying your makeup, since you can get a flashback.
Rimmel Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara, $13.56
The good: The colour gives a great lift for tired lashes.
The bad: Since the applicator wand is too big, it’s difficult to curl lashes at the inner corner without getting mascara all over your eyelid.
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink, $35
The good: Waterproof so will stay on your lids for hours on end.
The bad: The formula dries up almost instantly, and makes it difficult to use without popping the entire bottle into the microwave to warm it up.
Krystal Milk Hair Trilogy, $24.95
The good: Keeps ends looking soft and smooth whilst also taming any flyaways.
The bad: The formula is extremely sticky, and leaves hair feeling crunchy if you apply too much by mistake.
e.l.f Essentials Eyelid Primer, $3
The good: Cheap and affordable if you’re on a budget.
The bad: The formula is extremely tacky, and smells like glue.
Arcona Triad Toner Pads, $41
The good: Quick and easy if you don’t have time to tone your face with a liquid formula and cotton pad.
The bad: The toner is extremely abrasive, and has a very strong berry scent to it. You can even smell the product on your face even after applying makeup and moisturiser.
Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Foundation, $23.95
The good: Comes in a variety of shades, and sits at a good price-point for an affordable drugstore foundation.
The bad: The formula acts-up when used in conjunction with oily or combination skin. Problem areas include an extremely oil t-zone, even when used with a setting powder. Not ideal for sensitive skin types.
Nivea Q10 Plus Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream, $12.99
The good: Quick drying formula which settles well into the eye area.
The bad: Doesn’t really have a remarkable change on the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation, $11.96
The good: Comes in at an affordable price, and is available in a variety of different shades.
The bad: Doesn’t stay matte, even when used with a translucent setting powder.
What are some products that you regret buying?
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