Like many things in 2017, some things weren’t what they claimed to be. Some beauty products were not only subpar, they were, well, the worst products. There’s a reason some of them never even made their debut here on my blog.
I based my decisions on one main factor: did the product make me angry while using it?
I assure you that all of the following caused rage. These products are receiving the newly-created…Wake Up For Makeup 2017 Turd Awards!🚽🏆
Lacking in coverage and blend ability, this “foundation” made my skin look like trash. I don’t see the need to contour everyday personally, and if I do, those products wouldn’t be what I also use to cover blemishes, darkness and discoloration. I think this was made for people with great, hydrated skin, who don’t need much coverage. Find my original review here. The photos speak for themselves.
Completely Bare Easy Off Foaming Hair Removal Spray
I kind of wish you could have been in the shower with me when I attempted to use this product because omg, I was so mad! Not only did the hair removal product smell like rotten eggs but it simply didn’t work. Not even a little. The name says ‘easy’, the product says otherwise. Keep shaving.
InStyler Wet 2 Dry
This doesn’t fully dry my hair, doesn’t fully straighten it and potentially damages your hair too. I mean, what’s not to love about the InStyler Wet 2 Dry?! I don’t hate the original, meant to be used on dry hair, but I still maintain that neither one of these is easier, faster or better than just blow drying and flat ironing. My original review with video can be found here.
Beautycounter Eyeshadow Duo
These were some of the most low pigment eyeshadows I’ve used, and at a higher price point to add insult to injury. I wanted to like them but they only made me mad. I couldn’t achieve anything close to the color in the pan. I’ve tried the palettes in their holiday collection and while the colors are richer and pretty, the formula seems only slightly improved. See original review here.
e.l.f. Glitter Silicone Blender Duo
I should have known something that feels like a cold chicken breast wouldn’t apply and blend out makeup. I was right. It totally felt like I was slapping a fish on my face or something. I tried it for Halloween makeup and it failed at that too. Just stick to your brushes and beautyblender sponges of yesteryear.
Japonesque Waterless Brush Cleaner
As a working makeup artist, I clean more brushes than your average Joe so I’m always on the lookout for time-saving, sanitary solutions. I used to use the regular Japonesque brush cleaner so I thought this waterless “dry cleaning” version of brush cleaning sounded intriguing. It simply did not work. Not in the slightest. Back it went! Do not pass go, do not purchase.
If you disagree with any of the aforementioned products, I’d love for you to weigh in. It’s always good to have a discussion about different ways of using things or why something worked better for you. Also, if you sell any of the above products, please don’t take offense because this post isn’t aimed at you in any way. You are the hard working representative who should ask more of the company you work for. They owe you that for all that you do for them. If you are selling their products, they need to give you excellent products that are so good, they sell themselves. Not frustrating products or ones that “kinda” work. Please know that I’m on your side; no disrespect. Thanks for reading and letting me keep it real.
Some products provided for review purposes. No financial compensation was received. Japonesque product purchased with my own money.