I think a lot of people presume that because it’s high end, it’s going to be a brilliant makeup product. Which isn’t always the case, these are a few products I’ve come across that definitely aren’t worth the cash and really should avoid!
First up is Clarins The Essentials palette. I think I’ve done a full review on this and it’s definitely worth avoiding. The pigmentation in this is crap. Really really not worth the money. The shades I adore are the Matte brown eyeshadows but it’s not worth the cash for those 3 shades and could probably find dupes at Makeup Revolution. For the price of this, £35 I think, I could buy around 5 eyeshadow palettes from Makeup Revolution and know the pigmentation is going to be spot on. In fact I wish my fella had done that haha.
Next up is the Nars single shadow in Grenadines. I didn’t even pay full price for this, I paid £12.99 from tkmaxx (not sure how much the original is, I thought this was a blush at first, I’d have never paid this much for a single shadow). It’s a nice eyeshadow and the pigmentation is good, easily bendable etc but I can’t justify paying this much for one eyeshadow. Not when Makeup Academy is just as good and you get a whole palette for £4. I’m all for a good splurge but this was a waste of money
Last up is Smashbox eyeshadow trio on Glow On. I paid £4/5 for this, which is a bargain. But I definitely wouldn’t pay full price. The shadows are nice, but they’re not as pigmented or creamy as I expected from Smashbox. Whatever it costs full price which I expect is a little pricey, it’s not worth. If you’re wanting to try it get to tkmaxx.
Ever had any high end products that just suck? Let me know what I should avoid! ❤