Okay, before we start to discuss the best beauty products of all the time all over the world, let’s make one thing clear: Everything on this list appears is review from and my friend for long make up experience, and if you have other thinking, please share with me in comments.
I and my friends have tried all of these beauty products, even dropped a lot of cash on a few of them, only to be ultimately disappointed by them. There really is no such thing as a product that will deliver the best results for every one who uses it and I am willing to bet that a lot of the things I swear by just do not cut it for some of you. With that being said, here are a few of the products that are, In my own oppinion, totally overrated.
1 Bare Minerals
The same as every other lady on the world, I had heard so many nice things about Bare Minerals by Bare Essentials that I just had to give it a try. I am handy with makeup application, but the BeMozza associate made me look so good, I wantedshe could do my makeup every day! I was so pleased with the result that I ended up buying the original starter kit. This kit included two shades of foundation, Warmth, Mineral Veil, foundation primer, Maximum Coverage concealer brush, Flawless Application face brush and a kabuki brush. I can not wait to apply my Bare Minerals the next day! Well, I did not do such a great application job, but I knew that would come in time. My biggest issue was the itch factor! All day I was scratching my face. What an annoyance. I used it on two subsequent days and the second day I applied it with my own makeup brushes, but I still had the dreaded itch. If I can help it, I won’t stick myself with overrated #makeup items, so back to Sephora this went.
2. For Sugar Lips
One year my friends presented to me 2 pack mini of the Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment by Fresh. It included Sugar Rose and the Original Sugar. I was super thrilled because I had been contemplating a purchase of the Sugar Berry, but because of the $20+ price tag, I had hesitated. Good thing! By the third time I used this, the product was already listing to the side like a miniature replica of the Tower of Pisa. The fourth #time was the death knoll, and the contents just broke in half. I kept the other mini in the fridge and it held up slightly better, but my intent was never to buy a pricey lip treatment that I couldn’t carry around with me. I did return it, hoping that just maybe this particular Sugar set just happened to be a lemon, but the replacement did the very same thing. I never bought the full size.
3. Lipstick in black honey
Oh, I wanted to love this because I think it’s the most beautiful, most becoming lipstick I have ever worn. Aside from being sexy and flattering, it makes your teeth look undeniably whiter. Unfortunately, this product disappeared from my lips in under 30 minutes. This was a huge disappointment to me. Black Honey would be my one and only lipstick if it worked. Aside from the disappearing act, I had to apply so much of this product just to get a decent color payoff. I have actually purchased this on two separate occasions, hoping I would get different results. Duh. I didn’t.
4. Lash Mascara
I will never understand what makes this mascara a cult favorite. Are you kidding? I can start a petition to rename this. How about: Great Clump Mascara or maybe Great Transfer To Under Your Eyes Mascara by Maybelline. Either of those names would be more a propos. If you are a fan of this mascara, please help me to understand why. I think the problem might be because the formula is just too wet. This leads me to an even better name: Great Smudge Mascara. I wouldn’t take a tube of this for free.
5. Eye-shadow Palette
My favorite shadows tend to come from MAC Cosmetics, but when I saw this 100 pc palette for $10 at Target, I just had to try it. I have such incredible eye-shadow brushes, and I use the E.L.F. eye-shadow primer, so I thought I could combat anything that could go wrong. But I was the one that was wrong and all 100 pieces are wrong. From the moment I put this on my eyelid, the shadow had so much fallout, that my black top was loaded with a purple mist. The shadow went on so light and the more I added the more fallout I experienced. I gave up, removed all eye-shadow from my lids, and then for the entire evening my left was eye was irritated. I did not even feel comfortable giving this away, so I just tossed it.
6. Nars Blush
What’s the deal with this? It looked like a shimmer bomb had exploded on my cheeks. This might be the most unnatural color blush I have ever seen. It just screams makeup and because of that, it’s very disconcerting to me. I look at a picture of someone wearing this blush, and I can’t see any of the other makeup she is wearing, or her pretty eyes or smile, I am that focused on this coral over-the-top shimmer. I think people are just infatuated with the name and secretly hate the blush as much as I do.
Have you tried some of these popular cosmetics? Has your experience been anything like mine, or did you love them? My problem is I get so caught up in the moment that I have to make the purchase as soon as I see the product, rather than wait until I can buy it at a store that allows returns.