Unpopular Makeup Regrets!

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Eyeshadow Palette

The Charlotte Tilbury Instant Eyeshadow Palette ($102 CAD) was one of the most expensive palettes I have bought and probably the most expensive palette for the number of shadows I got (12!). While this palette applies better than it swatches it’s not enough to justify the price tag and I barely find myself reaching for it because I can get the same looks with any other palette in my collection. There is not anything memorable or special about this beyond the price tag >_<

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit

At the time, the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit ($52 CAD) was ahead of it’s time. This was a precious palette for all things contour, bronzing and highlighting! However now so many other brands have evolved and enhanced the formulas, colours and textures of contour, bronze and highlight powders making this one forgettable. While this is a nice palette, I havent reached for it much at all and find myself struggling to use it up.

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ColourPop No Filter Concealer

The ColourPop No Filter concealer ($6 USD) is something I did not like from day one. The formula separates in the component, applied it removes my foundation if over blended and the amount that this oxidizes makes it impossible for me to find the right colour match!

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Fenty Beauty Kilowatt

Kylie Cosmetics Creme Lipsticks

The Kylie Cosmetics Creme lipsticks ($17 USD) are nice but not a necessity. The smell of these really put me off, it’s light an overly sweet liquorice scent. I have other lip products that give me a similar creamy look without the scent and colours I prefer to wear more that I reach for. I wish I had saved the coins on this! There is no magic sauce or inexplicable secret that make these remarkable – they are just ordinary lipsticks.

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Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

I know I’m probably going to lose a lot of readers on this one! Call me crazy but I find the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder ($48 CAD) to be too intense! It makes my under eyes look too dry when I set my concealer. When I bake my jaw it adds too much coverage, making me look cakey. And when I lightly dust this over my face I look powdery! I used to like this when it was the first of it’s kind but now with other options like the Hourglass loose powder that sets my face but leaves a healthy glow, I am strugling to finish this. I can see the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder working for oiler skin tones amazingly, but for my normal to dry skin – this is a hard pass.

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  1. April 8, 2019 / 6:11 pm

    I haven’t ever liked the No Filter concealer either! It’s so drying on me. There isn’t enough coverage, and it creases like crazy. (When you’re a senior in high school and the concealer makes you look like you’re 45… something’s wrong haha. )

    • beauty.swatched
      April 8, 2019 / 11:19 pm

      Omg LOL! You’re hilarious 😂 totally agree sister!!!

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