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Products I Regret Buying | 2017 Edition

Sometimes I’ve purchased products because they have been hyped up on social media and YouTube, and after trying them out, they are nothing like what I expected them to be. Today, I will be sharing with you some of the products I regret buying this year. Thankfully, there aren’t too many. I’ve gotten over my anxiety a bit and now I feel more comfortable returning products to Sephora and Ulta if they haven’t worked out for me. If you’re in the U.S. make sure you take advantage of that! Sephora and Ulta have amazing return policies that let you return makeup products even if you’ve used them. Remember that just because these products didn’t work for me doesn’t mean they’re not good products, but they might work for you and your skin type.

Laura Mercier Transluscent Loose Setting Powder

Who hasn’t heard about this product? It is everywhere!! It is considered a cult classic, but it didn’t work for me. I have dry skin and I find that this powder highlights dry texture. This will sound weird, but this powder looks like I have powder on my face. Makes sense? Setting powders should help you achieve a flawless look, not look like you have actual powder. I really wanted to love this, I felt like I had to love it, and I tried it over and over again, but it just doesn’t work on me. For my trip to Colombia I picked up the Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder and it has been amazing! Would definitely recommend that one.

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Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer

Okay, so the product I regret buying is not the usual concealer, but they have a Brightener shade. The Brightener shade as the name says is supposed to work as a brightener, but this literally looks like blush. It is so so pink, it’s ridiculous. I honestly didn’t pay too much attention to the color of the product when I picked it up, I decided to believe the Brightening claim… Pay attention to the color of the product when you buy something!

Urban Decay Naked Skin Shapeshifter

This is one of those I picked up because it was getting hyped on social media. It just looked so cool, and I wanted it. The Shapeshifter palette is a contour palette. It has two sides, one for cream products and one for powder products. I honestly can’t say my thoughts about this palette only that I never reach for it. While I was deciding on the products to include here, I decided to try it out again and the contour shade just looked so patchy on me. The one pan I really do like is the powder highlight shade. Another con about this palette is that the pans are loose now, especially the powder ones, so they move around. Also, I regret buying this one because I feel like I don’t have the right brushes for cream contour and I really don’t want to have to buy some. Do you prefer powder or cream contour products?

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Colourpop Cosmetics Belle of The Ball Palette

I debated including this one because it is no longer available, but I had already taken the pictures sooo here it is! This is one of the first “palettes” Colourpop released, but I think it was just four of their single eyeshadows packaged together. Nothing like the palettes they do now. This palette came with four pinky shades, I have another one like this one that I really like, and I think it basically comes with the four shades you need for one eye look. One shade can work as transition, two darker shades to deepen your eye look, and a shimmer shade. I’ve used these shades with other palettes, but never on their own. It’s not that the quality of the shadows isn’t good, it’s just that the shades are not really what I reach for on a regular basis.

MAC Cosmetics Next To Nothing Face Colour

Another one of those Instagram products. This was everywhere! Everyone was opening and sharing their huge PR Packages, MAC really hyped this one up. I manly regret buying this one because I am pretty sure the MAC Cosmetics sales associate matched me wrong because the shade I actually was wasn’t available. She sold the shade Medium… If you go on the website, you’ll be able to see the shade Medium is pretty orange. Usually I am on the Light range of the spectrum. This looks like I gave myself the worst self-tan, Jersey Shore style. Maybe one day I’ll be able to tan and this will work one me.

These are the products I regretted buying this year, hopefully there will be a lot less next year! I’ve learned to really do my research before purchasing a product and thinking about how it will work on my skin. One of the things that has really helped is watching YouTubers who also have dry skin. Make sure you’re doing your research as well! Not only so that you don’t waste your money in products you won’t use, but it’s also wasteful.

What are some products you regret buying this year?

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Holaa! My name is Maria, twenty-three, Colombian in Oregon, pursuing my Masters degree in Media Studies and using makeup as a procrastination tool. Join me as I learn more about makeup and share my thoughts with you!

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  • Nice post! I’ll take in consideration what you said concerning those products before purchasing them!!

    • mariiacano

      Glad you liked the post! As I said, they’re not bad products, they just didn’t work for me, and my expectations were maybe too high.

  • It is always frustrating to buy some hyped products and end up returning them ! It happens to me a lot. I am not a big fan of the urban decay naked skin shapeshifter palette too. it does not work for me at all.

    • Same! In the end, we’re at fault too unfortunately. What are other hyped products you’ve disliked in the end?

  • I totally understand what you’re saying about the Shapeshifter palette—if you don’t like cream products it’s not worth it. I think a lot of folks with fair skin tones have had issues with it, but I’ve really enjoyed it. I go through phases of preferring cream or preferring contour, so it’s a handy one for me I also like that the pans aren’t huge—I can never finish big bronzers or contours just because I don’t contour that often

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  • With the start of a new year, I decided to set myself some realistic goals. Like traveling ✈️ But not to Australia or Japan, but keeping it local. I know I look ridiculous but it was freezing and this Colombian wasn’t made for the cold🧣I also set goals for my blog and Instagram. These are up in my blog now! Do you set yourself goals at the beginning of a new year?
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Con el comienzo del nuevo año, decidí fijarme metas que fueran realistas. Cómo viajar✈️ Pero no a Australia o Japón, pero local. Se que me veo ridícula pero esta Colombiana no fue hecha para el frío 🧣 Ustedes se fijan metas al comienzo de un nuevo año?
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  • Some of my favorite products together ♥️I swear @itcosmetics isn’t paying them to say nice things about them (if you want to pay me, I’ll take it), but it’s just such a nice foundation. The @milanicosmetics bronzer is great too! I have the shade Soleil ☀️but I think I need to check out their other shades as I’m quite pale right now. Do you have a bronzer for the summer and one for the winter?
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Los productos que amo todos juntos ♥️Les juro que @itcosmeticspr no me está pagando por decir cosas lindas (si me quieren pagar, se los recibo) pero la CC Cream es tan buena. Los polvos bronceadores de @milanicosmetics también son geniales! Yo los tengo en el tono Soleil ☀️pero creo que tengo que buscar otro tono que vaya mejor con piel pálida. Ustedes usas un bronzer en el verano y otro en el invierno?
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  • Have you seen anything prettier than a brand new @physiciansformula Butter Bronzer? What’s your current go-to bronzer?
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Han visto algo más lindo que un Butter Bronzer nuevo de @physiciansformula? Cuál es el Bronzer que más están usando en el momento?
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  • Simple but quick and effective 🙌🏼What did you use today?
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Simple pero rápido y efectivo 🙌🏼 Que usaron ustedes hoy?
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Los nuevos labiales de @physiciansformula son buenísimos 🙌🏼No tienen un acabado matte, por lo que si transfieren un poco, pero son súper pigmentados y súper cómodos. Este es en el tono Bare With Me 💄
  • Today’s picks... Jk I’m still in my pijamas 🤷🏻‍♀️ BUT I did use my @narsissist Tinted Moisturizer again a couple of days ago and LOVED it ♥️ It was just the perfect amount of coverage. There’s also a NEW post up! My review of the @deciem The Ordinary foundation (Coverage and Serum). Link in bio 👉🏼
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Mi maquillaje de hoy... Mentiras, sigo en pijama 🤷🏻‍♀️PERO si use mi tinted moisturizer de @narsissist hace unos días y me encanto 😍Un acabado súper lindo! También hay un post NUEVO en el blog! Mi reseña de la base The Ordinary de @deciem  El link en mi bio 👉🏼
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