When it comes to the launch of new makeup products, there’s a lot of hype – and it’s not always easy to know if that hype is marketing jargon concocted to sell more units, or genuine praise for a game-changing product.
We polled our Facebook audience to find out their worst makeup disappointments, and the same disappointing makeup products kept showing up in the comments over and over again. From makeup products not worth the cost (like Kylie Lip Kit) to reformulated drugstore products that don’t compare to the original (why do brands do this??), this list covers the industry’s biggest makeup fails. Hopefully these insights will keep you from spending your money on lipsticks, foundations, mascaras, and more that just don’t work.
Read on and vote up the makeup not worth the hype!
"Can't get it to go on, and it wears off in less than 5 minutes and leaves pure glitter on my face. I can't stand it and have only used it maybe 10 times. Should probably get rid of it..."
"It just flakes right off my eyelashes."
"L'Oréal Waterproof Lash Paradise is TERRIBLE! Applied and looked awful, sticky, clumpy, gross! Such a disappointment cuz the original is bomb!!"
"$65.00 so not worth it! I have had cheap makeup with better shimmer. The foils (the reason I wanted it) suck wet or dry! Plus, the shadows are already breaking!"
"Kylie Cosmetics liquid matte lipsticks. They feather on your lips and don't last for more than 30-40 minutes of normal wear. Huge disappointment for the price and hype."
"All it did was pull my hairs out without adding any color. I had to run it over my brows a few times and then really blend it before it made my brows look okay."
"Way too cake-y. Kat Von D is so much better! I can't live without it."
"They have great colors but it takes long to dry, feathers quickly, and feels sticky and clumpy if you put on enough to cover your lips."
"It’s thick like putty and so hard to blend, leaves all kinds of crazy creases under my eyes. Not a good look."
"The colors are so pretty but I hate the formula. It smears all over my face, but when it dries I practically had to use a pickaxe to get it off."
"I bought into the hype and got the first batch before they sold out and I swear every time I try to use it, when I blend it out, it disappears."
"Was too powdery, made my face burn ironically enough, like really bad, covered pretty nicely for the most part though, and was definitely waterproof, but just me personally, it really made my entire face burn so bad, bad enough that my skin was irritated and red for almost a week."
"It doesn’t feel like it’s setting my makeup, no matter how much I put on. And it makes me look so greasy! I wear glasses, so setting spray is crucial... and it basically melts off when even the tiniest bit of moisture is present. Definitely not worth $25."
"It burned my eyes, made my eyes swell up, and flaked like crazy."
"First, the spray is so bad. It splatters and doesn’t spray evenly. It also leaves me feeling sticky. I was super disappointed in it."