By Sheila Arkee
In life and beauty there are winners and there are losers. There are those products you’re all hyped up about, because they really are as wonderful as everyone says they are, and then there are the ones you never want to see or deal with ever again.
Through the years of my life as a makeup lover, I’ve come across my share of duds, the top 8 of which I am sharing with you here. .
1. Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Why can’t you let my lashes be great, Great Lash? I so wish this worked for me, but sadly, it’s just a flaky fail from start to end.
While there are some in this world who adore and swear by Great Lash, it’s just not for my body chemistry.
2. Smith’s Rosebud Lip Salve
Another much-adored item I wish worked with my lips, but all this does is induce mega blisters. I think it has something to do with the red tint. Oh, well. Fortunately, I’ve discovered Vaseline Lip Therapy Rosy Lips which has a similar effect and doesn’t bother my lips at all.
3. Jordana Best Length Extreme
While I should have returned this to Walgreens, it wasn’t worth the gas money to get my $3 back on this incredible dud of a mascara. Considering how much I have liked other Jordana mascaras, it was a major disappointment!
4. Wet n Wild Mega Protein Mascara
More like mega awful! Yes, you can definitely find great mascaras for under $5, but this just isn’t one of them. Limpy lashes guaranteed!
5. CoverGirl Outlast Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation
I know there are many out there who consider this a grail foundation, but it just isn’t that wonderful to me and leaves my skin in an awkward state of existence. After trying to make this work for a while, we sadly had to part ways recently.
6. Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation
Revlon and I barely get along, and this is one reason why. While I like their lip, nail, and some eye offerings, their foundations make my skin look terrible!
7. Revlon Cream To Powder Eyeshadow
Ugh. Ugh. Ugh! I have gone through a couple of rounds with these shadows, trying desperately to make them work and not turn into crease city at the snap of a finger. Can anyone make these shadows last? Why are they still on the market?
8. NYX Primal Colors
The latest on my list of disappointments, these powders (which aren’t intended for use in the eye area) are just completely powdery, under pigmented fails. I typically love NYX, but would advise everyone to stay far, far away from these deceptively bright colors.
What are some of your top makeup disappointments?