Happy Friday loves!
the time has come to share what I thought were the worst products I tried in 2017. I don’t know about you, but I LOVE to read and write these kinds of posts. Is it because I’m evil?? Honestly though, there’s plenty of ass kissing going around in the beauty world yet often when a product is just plain bad, people are afraid to talk about it. I totally get that some influencers don’t want to tarnish their relationship with a brand, etc. but I’d rather read about why a product didn’t work for someone over a sugar-coated review any day.
WORST PRODUCTS FOR BROWS AND LASHES:
Luckily, I don’t have worst products of every category for the face (or I’d be mad!) but I’m going to still try and keep this post relatively organized.
Physician’s Formula Organic Wear Fake Out Mascara $9.95US
-I wanted to love this because it is formulated with 100% natural products, however this freaking sucked! It did absolutely nothing for my lashes at all. AT ALL.
Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil $30CAD
-The pointed tip of this pencil at first was great to quickly defining my brows, but after a week or so of use, the tip became dull and stayed that way. I also think it hardened too because it became harder and harder to define my brows, and they started looking sloppy and uneven. Definitely not worth the $$$. Full review comparing this and the ‘Precisely My Brow’ pencil here.
Maybelline ‘The Falsies’ Push Up Drama Mascara $12CAD
-This mascara was a total freaking let down. It did nothing but made my lashes look like a clumpy mess and was not flattering in any way. Read the full review here.
WORST LIP PRODUCTS:
Marc Jacobs Le Marc Liquid Lip Creme in ‘Fawn Over Me’ $38CAD
-After a lot of trial and error, no matter what I do this is not a long wearing lip product like it claims to be. I also find this fades to leave an unflattering beige ring around your mouth, and I just can’t make the shade work. It’s either too nude when I’m tan, or awkwardly yellowy-beige when I’m paler. See my full review here.
Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme in ‘Fabulous’ $7CAD
-This product was probably one of my biggest disappointments of the year. It was SO bad, I had to write an emergency review on it after I got home one night (read that here). Flaking, cracking, uneven nightmare lips abound!
YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick in shade ‘214’ $43CAD
-This lipstick is labelled as ‘matte’ but it’s definitely more of a satin finish and doesn’t last long at all! This was my first YSL lipstick purchase and I wanted to love it! The shade is really beautiful but starts to look sloppy as it fades after only a few hours.
L’oreal x Balmain Lipstick Collection in shade ‘Confession’ $14US
-I loved the other shades I bought from this collab (Domination and Urban Safari) but this was definitely more of a salmon shade than a warm nude like it appeared online. It’s more of a summer colour which is fine, but it sinks into all my lines on my lips and doesn’t have much lasting power! Overall a big regret.
WORST EYESHADOW PALETTES:
Nars Narsisst Loaded Eyeshadow Palette $59US
-I love Nars products but this palette was such a let down. The metallic shades just weren’t pigmented as I’d like them to be, even after foiling them, and the darker shades had to be applied over and over and over again to reach ideal pigmentation. I never felt like I could do a complete look with the palette by itself either. The matte shades were really nice, but it’s not enough to justify spending over $60CAD on eyeshadow.
Huda Beauty Warm Brown Obsessions Palette $35CAD
-You guys who already follow me know I have such a grudge against this thing. It IS pigmented and blends well but the thing is sooo small it gets lost in my drawer every single time. I also feel like the pinky and purple shades aren’t cohesive with the warm browns and reds in the palette. The online swatches of this made it look way better than it is, but hey that’s just me. Read my full review on this palette here.
WORST FACE PRODUCTS:
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter in ‘Exposed’ $38CAD (for full size)
-I was sorely disappointed by this because it contains glitter. Ugh! Not everyone is bothered by glitter in highlighter, but to me it just looks cheap and enhances texture on the skin. No thanks.
NYX Eyeshadow Base $10CAD
-Just no. I was hoping this would be the drugstore version of a MAC paint pot to prime the lids, but this was horrible. This actually made my eyeshadow crease more than if I hadn’t used a primer at all! F that.
E.L.F. Aqua Primer Mist $6CAD
-I wanted to love this! For only $6, I hoped I had found a new drugstore facial spray and the ingredients are natural too- but the mister douses your face! It’s barely useable and will straight up ruin your eye makeup if you aren’t careful. Pass. Read my full review here.
Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Foundation $42CAD
–I absolutely loathed this foundation. I know a lot of people love it and it’s great Rihanna made so many shades, but this made my skin look HORRIBLE. Like wishing-I-wore-no-makeup-at-all horrible. Lines, dry patches and texture I didn’t even know existed was enhanced no matter how I tried to use this foundation. I don’t return products often, but I returned this because I didn’t even want to keep it for mixing purposes. Full review on it here.
There we have it! These products just didn’t make me feel pretty, and at the end of the day that’s what makeup is all about.