Call me an impulsive buyer or a fomo sufferer, but there’s a portion of my makeup collection that I often look at with a deep sense of regret, disappointment or self-contempt. Here is a non-exhaustive list of makeup I regret buying.
Makeup Revolution – Reloaded Iconic Division
I own quite a few of Revolution’s Reloaded palettes, and I actually reviewed one of them here, but this pseudo ABH Subculture dupe is by far one of the most disappointing products in my collection. I don’t have Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture palette, but I intend to buy it someday despite how badly it was trashed by influencers. Even if it does end up being substandard, I don’t think it’ll ever be as lacklustre as Makeup Revolution’s Iconic Division. The pigmentation is almost non-existent and the green shades that should make it interesting are boring and blend away into nothing. I know it’s only $7, but I’d rather buy myself a coke and a sandwich with that money.
Morphe Fluidity Foundation
If you have spent any length of time on YouTube you might have come across a couple of reviews of this foundation. Let me tell you: they were bad. Even Morphe affiliates found it hard to say anything good about it. I bought this foundation just so that I could see for myself how it performed. Not going to go into details here because my review spoke for itself, but spoiler alert: I wasn’t happy.
M.A.C. Cosmetics pro performance pro
My main beef with it is that it costs $19 and doesn’t even come close to the Beauty Blender. As a matter of fact you can buy Beauty Blender sponges from the M.A.C. website. Another issue is that it remains quite hard, even when it’s damp. Its only good point is its pointy shape (no pun), which will allow you to apply products is smaller areas. Better so than the Beauty Blender? Nope. It doesn’t even come close to Real Techniques sponges.
Colourpop – Ultra Satin lip
The shade is beautiful and the lipstick initially applies really well. The problem is with how long it lasts (read: doesn’t) and how ungracefully it fades. After just a few hours, it dries out and leaves your lips all crusty. Very unflattering.
Makeup Revolution – Conceal and Define Concealer
Probably the most unpopular opinion here. I just can’t seem to make it work. It creases more quickly than I can reach out for a setting powder. I also reviewed this product months ago, feel free to have a look at why it doesn’t suit my aging undereyes. I have thought of decluttering it this year (I own it in three shades, that’s how desperate I am to make it work), but I might give it an umpteenth chance.
Morphe Brushes – Morphe M514
There are so many people out there making a profit out of selling you Morphe Brushes that it’s hard to tell whether they’re worth it or not. I ordered this M514 at the same time as the Boss Mood palette. It doesn’t do an awful job blending eyeshadows. However, it feel very scratchy and unpleasant on the eyes. Also, it looks scruffier after each wash.
That’s all for the makeup I regret buying. Are there any products you wish you’d never wasted money on? Leave a comment below.
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