Don’t rate it! Worst beauty buys ever

By Aisling | February 5 2013 | 99 Comments

My life seems littered with the detritus of discarded jars and bottles.  Of creams that brought me out in a rash, of mascara that instantly flaked all down my face and of foundation that just made me look frankly weird.

It’s no wonder that some people stick to the tried and tested – never venturing further than the lipstick that suited them twenty years ago and the face cream that they’ve been picking up in the supermarket since the year dot (when it was still called Quinnsworth possibly).

There’s some desperate stuff out there – and I bet you’ve tried out lots of it.

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99 Replies to "Don’t rate it! Worst beauty buys ever"

  • mummypupper says:

    Gatineau melatogenine(is that how it’s spelt,who knows).It’s like a jar of white concrete…..avoid.Also didn’t like Max Factor 2000 calorie mascara,I found it very clumpy

  • ZsaZsa says:

    First thing that pops into my head is L’Oreal Luminizer Eyeliner for Hazel Eyes – nice product but I didn’t like the applicator! Oh and both Bourjois Healthy Mix foundations – did not last on my t-zone at all plus I struggled to find a good colour match for my skin tone! I’m sure I could think of more things…..

  • Grá says:

    Boots No7 Colour Calming Green primer. A total waste of time! It just didn’t do anything, got stuck to various parts of my face, foundation didn’t go well over it… unless I’m using it wrong…. but Ive used green stuff on my face for years and primers so I couldn’t be.

  • sarah says:

    i found Benefit Bad Gal mascara very much a let down. I love bog-brush size wands but the formula was so dry and flaky. Another mascara let down i found was Lancome Hypnose Drama. I adore Lancome regular Hynose, so thought i buy the Drama one. Found it didn’t really add much drama at all! Lashes stuck together and went spidery. Too much faffing about to have to make your lashes look dramtic. Very disappointed.

  • Shygirl says:

    Any home waxing strips I have used are always crap.

  • Janette says:

    Maybelline mascaras, despite all the hype and good reviews, never worked for me.

  • aine says:

    There’s a clinque city block or however it’s spelled, I even have a friend who even works in clinique and she says it’s awful as well.

    It just kind of melts down your face.

  • Atkin says:

    Anything by Benefit.

  • IceQueen says:

    @ Atkin – I agree about Benefit. I’ve only used the Erase Paste which is awful and doesnt do what it claims. And the Bad Gal Lash mascara which was nothing special either. Went straight back to my False Lash Effect. They didnt give me much confidence in using anything else by Benefit.

    The Rimmel Scandaleyes mascara wasnt much cop either.

  • Babodpower says:

    Revlon photo ready foundation!! Was like Edward Cullen after it! Their mousse foundation was awful as was their single matte eyeshadows.Bioderma is a bit of a disappointment,it doesn’t remove waterproof mascara as good as cheaper alternatives,does ok to remove everything else though. Bought Benefits fine one one last weekend and while I like it it’s €34 for a product that will probably last me a month,it’s tiny!!! Catrice lip tint,God awful stuff! Could go on all day about bad products,think its best to stop now.

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