5 makeup products NOT worth the hype

Isn’t it so annoying when you splurge on a hyped beauty product from Instagram or YouTube but the minute you use it, you’re disappointed?

In my opinion it’s the worst, luckily for you, I have found 5 products that you can save your money with.

Please understand however, that these products didn’t work for me, I’m not saying that they won’t for you. So, keeping that in mind, let’s start!

Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation

I was really annoyed that this one didn’t work, especially since I hadn’t read any bad reviews about it. The woman tested it in the shop on me and I loved it, though when I applied it at home, in the same way, it was not the same. I have oily, acne-prone skin and this foundation made my skin look cakey and dry which made my spots look more pronounced. I really did have high hopes for this foundation since I love the light version and the concealer but sadly, this foundation was not as good.

Benefit Gimme Brow

Benefit are known for their brow products though this one, for me, was simply not worth the money. I feel like it was a regular brow gel and it dries out pretty quickly. This may be because my brows are already thick but I feel like it only added a little colour and didn’t really change their appearance at all.

Mac Fix Plus

Now this is one that everyone can save their money on. I’d seen this on YouTube a lot mainly because Sister James mentions it plenty. Now, don’t get me wrong, this does make your base look less cakey but it doesn’t do a much better job than normal water. I’d suggest just filling a spray bottle with water and using that. It gives the exact same effect but at a much lower price.

L’Oréal Lash Paradise

I brought this mascara on a whim one day as I remember a post on Instagram saying that it was an exact dupe for the better than sex mascara. Now, I love the long lash look with slight volume, I don’t mind mega volume just so long as all my lashes are separated. This mascara however, clumped your eyelashes like something else! I had to comb my lashes to try and separate them but the minute I stopped, they clung together again! Despite this, it did add perfect length but the clumping was not something I could look past.

Nars orgasm blush

It’s the product that comes to mind when you hear this brand and it was the one that disappointed me. Many have labelled it the most versatile blush shade or the perfect blush but I really cannot see what the big deal is. I agree that it is a beautiful shade but I know for a fact that their are near-identical shades for much lower prices. Maybe this is because I don’t see the point in splurging on a blush when I can make drugstore ones work but it just wasn’t worth the money.

I hope this has helped! Please leave a comment about your worst beauty buy!

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  1. Great post! I also tried out Lash Paradise because the Too Faced one is such a holy grail for me and I had heard the two compared so much. I was disappointed though because it did not hold a curl in my lashes.

  2. Love this post! I found NARS blush anticlimatic and I figured it was just because I don’t like blush that much, glad to see someone else feels the same way. I can’t live without Fix Plus tho.

  3. It’s so funny how products work for some people and not for other, I adore double wear! I agree though on the blush!

    I think it’s really refreshing to read posts where to products aren’t amazing, saves us all wasting money on them 🙂

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