8 Beauty Products That Did Not Work For Me

Happy Saturday beauties! I was organizing my makeup stash recently and was inspired to write about products that didn’t work for me as I hoped they would. Some of these products may surprise you as they’re loved by many and some probably won’t shock you at all.

The won’t be listed in any particular order so let’s get right to it!

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette

Let’s get this one out of the way. I’ve seen so many people rave about this but I found that some of these shadows (of course the ones I was interested in) lack pigmentation and the ones that worked fine were the shades similar to those in my other palettes. I just don’t think this palette is worth spending $49 with my experience with it. I found it astounding that my Profusion Runway Glamour palettes have better formulation and those are only $2.99 each!

I do have the original Chocolate Bar and LOVE it but I am super disappointed with this one. Apart from the packaging, there’s nothing else that makes me want to keep it. At the same time, however, part of me thinks I might have gotten a bad batch. Needless to say, I will be returning this one.

Make Up Forever 50 Shades of Grey Cheeky Blush Trio

If you saw my MUFE 50 Shades Collections Review you probably know how disappointed I was with this palette. They swatched beautifully but applying them was impossible unless I used my fingers. I could run a brush through this palette for hours and still the bristles wouldn’t pick up any products.

I know not all MUFE shadows and blushes are like the ones in this palette because everything else I have tried from them has been a hit!

Maybelline Fit Me Dewy + Smooth Foundation
I’ve been trying to find a drugstore foundation (no luck as of yet) and thought of trying the Fit Me but I was not a fan. It applied great and looks fantastic on my skin but it broke me out really bad. If you know of a great drugstore foundation, please let me know in the comments below! 

Bare Minerals Ready Luminizer
This..just no. It lacks pigmentation and shows up super patchy and splotchy on the skin, I am not a fan at all. I used to be a huge fan of Bare Minerals in the past but now I rarely use products from them. Let me know if you have any favorites from Bare Minerals!
ColourPop Ultra Matte in Bumble
I love many of ColourPop’s Ultra Mattes but some of them, like Bumble, have a horrible formula. The shade is beautiful but it applies patchy and feels like goop on the skin. It doesn’t dry down as well as the others and parts of start to peel off within an hour of application. 
Don’t let this one negative experience get to you though, I have dozens of other ColourPop products that I absolutely LOVE! If you follow me on Instagram, you probably have seen all the ColourPop craziness I’ve been posting! In fact, I have 2 more hauls from them coming soon!

Sephora Luster Matte Long Wear Lip Color in Deep Plum Luster
Another beautiful shade and another formula that applies patchy. I have other shades that apply fine but this one is another story. It takes patchiness to a whole new level. 

Too Faced Rock N Roll Palette
Let me just say, thank God I got this in their Cyber Monday Mystery Bag rather than paying full price for it! The darker shadows don’t apply like the colors you see in the palette, they turn into this dark smokey grey color, which is a shame because I really love Punk and Heavy Metal.
Crown Brush Eyeshadow Trios in Bora Bora and Barbados
I don’t recommend these palettes at all. The shimmery shades are okay but the mattes are just horrible. I’m sure you can get similar shades with a much better formula with brands like Makeup Revolution, Morphe, Profusion, and more! I haven’t tried their larger palettes so I can’t speak to those but these trios were a huge miss for me.

Did any of my misses surprise you? I totally tried to work with each of these products but they just did not seem to cooperate with me. I’ll definitely give most of these another shot in the future since I refuse throw them out.

What are your thoughts on these products? Do you have any products that were a complete miss? Let me know in the comments below!

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  1. January 30, 2016 / 11:44 pm

    I love the loreal lumi if you are looking for a dewy finish. If you dont like too dewy just set it with a powder. Its ny favorite drugstore foundation

  2. January 31, 2016 / 1:23 am

    Wow, I'm shocked…. This is why I love to read reviews

  3. January 31, 2016 / 5:45 am

    Thanks for the tips on the Bon Bon palette! I was thinking of trying it 😛 I didn't like the dewy and smooth foundation either, plus it was WAYY too dark 😕 I like the matte and poreless version, and two nice drugstore foundations I've found are: Revlon ColorStay and Sonia Kashuk Stick Foundation. I LOVE the stick foundation! Great post, love your instagram 😊
    My instagram: red_lip_classic01

    • February 14, 2016 / 10:53 pm

      I'll have to pick up the Sonia Kashuk foundation for sure! Thank you so much – I really appreciate it!!! <3

  4. February 1, 2016 / 1:32 am

    Really Great to know about a lot of these products. Also checked out the Profusion link. Those all have Beautiful colors. I want them all. I signed up for their email so I can find them later when I want to place an order. Thanks so much.

    • February 14, 2016 / 10:53 pm

      Thank you for stopping by and reading my post – I hope you enjoy Profusion once you get a chance to place an order!

  5. February 2, 2016 / 8:59 pm

    It's funny how stuff that some people RAVE about can just be "blah" to others. I haven't tried a Too Faced palette since the original Chocolate Bar but I can tell you I sold mine after about a week. Maybe it, as you said, was a bad batch? But it just didn't impress me at ALL. So I've been investing in Urban Decay when I have spare cash for high end.

    I should really do a post on the different ways I've found to sell used makeup. Have you considered selling these things & putting the profit to some new stuff?

    • February 14, 2016 / 10:51 pm

      Right?! I actually swatched another Bon Bons palette at Ulta the other day and the pigmentation was so much better with that so I'm assuming I got a bad batch. BUT I still wasn't impressed considering the price point.

      I definitely like the UD palettes more – I need to save up for the first Naked palette lol! Maybe when another coupon code comes along!

      I haven't sold things – I actually don't know how or where to begin with that!

  6. Michelle Fajardo
    May 7, 2017 / 3:41 pm

    Can’t believe Bumble is in here :'( Is my favorite shade and formula of all the Ultra Mattes 😍

  7. Anaya H
    May 7, 2017 / 5:16 pm

    thanks for the heads up! I was very close to buying the Bumble ulm from colourpop

    • Priyanka
      May 8, 2017 / 2:57 pm

      You’re welcome! I know so many people who love Bumble but I’m not sure why the formula is so gross with the ones I got.

  8. Gigi
    May 8, 2017 / 1:35 am

    My fave dewy foundation from the drugstore would be the L’oreal True Match Lumi. I believe Stephanie Nicole said it has same ingredients as the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation.

    • Priyanka
      May 8, 2017 / 2:45 pm

      Ohmygoodness, I definitely need to give that a shot!

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