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    Makeup Products I Regret Buying

    I’ve been sitting with this post idea for some time and decided today is the day to just do it. My list of products I regret buying isn’t that long as I tend to buy with extreme caution and I do my re-search so it’s no surprise that these purchases where all made in a whim. Makeup Products I Regret Buying.

    I Regret Buying the Swiitch #Taupenotch Eyeshadow Palette

    I don’t disagree that the shades are all gorgeous, but I felt that there are just too many shades that are very similar. Also the palette smelled like chemicals. A friend of mine’s palette smelt so bad that it wasn’t usable and had to be thrown out. R300 down the drain. Just a side note, we contacted them and was promised a replacement that never came. Doubt I would be supporting them again in the future.

    Physicians Formula Nude Eyeshadow Palette

    The eyeshadows where not very pigmented and I struggled to blend it. They are also extremely narrow in the palette and they aren’t being separated by pans so when you use it the colours smush together.  When I initially reviewed this palette I don’t think I used it enough. I ended up giving it away.

    The Balm Time Balm Foundation

    I’m already not a very big foundation fan because most of them feels heavy on my face. This one was a disaster. Even with a primer it sits in each and every crater and line on your face. If that’s not bad enough it slips and slides like someone stepping on a soap in the shower not even an hour after application. Luckily this was purchased at the Stuttafords shut down sale and not a lot was spent on it. Just shocked that such a bad foundation could be priced so high. Myself and both my girl friends had a problem with this one.

    The Balm Tall Dark Handsome Mascara

    I love myself some mascara and this was another purchase from the Stuttafords sale. I didn’t open it immediately as I had a bunch of other mascaras open. When I finally wanted to use it and pulled the wand out it came out without a head. What a waste! I will see which one of my mascara wands will fit in there and be able to screw on so it’s not a total bust.

    Have you tried any of the above products or had a bad experience with any other?


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    1. Avatar 20/03/2018 / 10:06

      Don’t own any of these…. Been wanting to do this post for ages as well…it’s one of those… I should do it….but you forget…for months. lol. So I enjoyed reading this….Great to see what people felt they wasted their money on, or didn’t live up to the hype!

      • Avatar 20/03/2018 / 10:42

        Looking forward to reading yours once it’s up!

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      20/03/2018 / 13:14

      Oh no, I can’t believe you had that experience with the swiitch beauty palette – so not cool. I have the slays for days palette and didn’t have any issues with it.

      Candice | beautycandyloves.co.za

      • Avatar 20/03/2018 / 13:17

        It really smelt like it had a chemical bath!

    3. Avatar 20/03/2018 / 14:56

      I haven’t tried any of these, but I do have the Balm foundation, but haven’t tried it yet. Sounds like it is a miss. Its terrible about the Swiitch palette!

      • Avatar 20/03/2018 / 16:09

        Just spoke to another friend about the balm foundation and it was a miss from her as well. So that makes four. If you do end up trying it let me know what you think!

      • Avatar 21/03/2018 / 22:50

        Which palette aren’t you using? Would love to know!

    4. Avatar 22/03/2018 / 14:56

      Don’t own any of these, but I do have the Swiitch Slays For Days palette and I like it! I didn’t go for the Taupe Notch because so many shades looked similar and I’d rather invest that money in another neutral palette. Or a Morphe palette!
      I regret buying the Urban Decay All Nighter foundation – so many of their products are incredible, but that one is very much love/hate and I can’t stand it. I gave it away! Did absolutely nothing for me and was a lot of work to blend out.


      • Avatar 22/03/2018 / 17:44

        I think the all nighter foudation has a very dry formula so I think I’d probably also not like it. I want to try their BB cream tho!