Recent Makeup Duds #1


They can’t all be winners! Here’s a few that just did not work out for me… whether it was colour, formula or simply WTF?? These items went quickly in the “to-give-away” bag.

ELF Angled Contour Brush


I’m not sure what this brush is for? I tried it a few ways. They say it’s for eyeshadow so I thought it would be for blending the crease however I found it way too big for that! I tried it for contouring my nose… but I didn’t feel like I had enough control with it. In the end, I couldn’t find a use for it. The brush itself is fine quality but the size and shape are just a little awkward for my personal makeup routine. Pass!

Freeman Feeling Beautiful Cucumber Peel-Off Mask


Buyer beware! There’s a high alcohol content within this mask… It burned my face 😦 I also managed to get it all in my hair line and eyebrows. That was more user error than the products fail… but learn from my fail people! Don’t put peel off masks in your eyebrows. It sucks. Also this mask burns your face.

Buxom Mascara


It smudges under the eyes super easily. I tried it 3 or 4 times and just said nope. No more. I don’t want to have to constantly look in the mirror to wipe away mascara. FAIL!

ELF Matte Lip Colour


The formula feels fine and I have no complaints about the actual product itself. The shade however… it’s one of those super nude shades that only succeeds in making me look sick. I don’t know about you but when I do my makeup I try not to look worse than I did before applying makeup sooooo this one is a pass.

L’Oreal Miss Manga Mascara


This one was another product that we can chalk up to user error. Or should I say “not reading the packaging before you buy!!” I found it at Dollarama for $3 and was all “Yay I’m so thrifty!” Then I put it on… It’s crazy blue! Like I took pastel paint and dipped my eyelashes in it kind of blue! I totally can’t pull it off so this will get passed along as well.

And the juries still out on…

Buxom Eyeshadow Palette – Mesmerizing Eyeshadow Collection

I got this kit on clearance a while back because I wanted to try the new Buxom shadows. I am warming up to the idea of buying more singles to build my own palettes and was excited to see Buxom offer some options for that! I was really disappointed with 1 shade in here and felt sort of meh about the others. Does anyone else have an opinion on these shadows in general?? I’m curious. At $15 a single I don’t think they’re worth it. MAC are $12 a single and much more reliable. That being said, it’s not terrible, just not good either.


2 thoughts on “Recent Makeup Duds #1

    1. The taupe shade was a big let down for me too. I was using this kit as an intro to buxom shadows and was left un-wowed. I was really hoping to love them because I do love the buxom gloss and Bareminerals products! Oh well. That’s life I suppose! Good post by the way, I like your stash worthy ratings. It’s a good idea 🙂

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