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Items to avoid at all cost.

Since the sale is rumored to be coming up, I'm just curious as to what products or even brands I should be avoiding in general. There are posts for overrated products, but being overrate indicates that there is something decent about it. But I am interested in items and brands that you absolutely hate.

 

 

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I've tried their mascara, which I love, but the eyeshadows irritated my eyes and the face oil broke me out.  Never again, honey!

 

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Nonsense.  Lead has not been banned from the US.  It's a natural element.  How can it be banned?  It has been limited in products to meet federal safety guidelines.  

 

According to the EPA: "Federal and state regulatory standards have helped to minimize or eliminate the amount of lead in air, drinking water, soil, consumer products, food, and occupational settings."  

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Make. It. Stop. Please.

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This! Exactly this!

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As far as products that didn't live up to my expectations, that's how I feel about Smashbox products.  I've tried several shadows and lippies and am not a fan of the quality.  I also can't seem to find a good foundation shade regardless of what line of their's I try.  But of course that is all personal preference.

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Honestly the only thing I love from smashbox is there CC cream and primers. 

 

Theie eyeshadows have a ton of fall out and their lippies are very drying on my lips. I also hated there BB cream it did nothing for me. 

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Definitely goes to show how far personal preferences will take you - I'm a huge Smashbox lover!  I'll even custom blend their foundation to force a match because I love the formula.  And I've never had a problem with their eyeshadows!

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Tarte, mainly. Maybe it's just me, but their products have left me disappointed. The mascaras make my eyelashes look phenomenal... but they dry out VERY quickly.

I got one of their eyeshadow palettes over the holidays, and there was absolutely NO pigmentation, even with the darker colors.

I suppose the blushes are "alright" but I wasn't exactly thrilled with them.

Lipsurgences...some are okay, some aren't.

 

The only thing I've actually liked from tarte is their new loose powder foundation thing. Now THAT is an amazing product.

 

 

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I have to agree. I love the mascara, but since it's a drier formula it dries out very fast. Plus, I'm not super impressed with much else from their company. The eye shadows are not bad, but not all winners.

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I agree with this. I have been super, super excited to try Tarte products and when I did it was just kind of 'meh.' I wish I could love them as much as other people do, but I just can't get on board. I own one small mini blush which I find is 'okay,' but there are so many great blush formulas out there that I am not sure I'll buy a full size yet.

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In all seriousness you really need to post a coherent and properly spelled thought . You are seriously weirding me out even though I know you won't read this please post something related to the topic. There are other boards besides a makeup forum to discuss your obvious fantasy life. 

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And yet again I say...

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^ *Unimpressed face*

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This is such a tough topic.  I really dislike Benefit for multiple reasons (all previously mentioned by other users), and I'm not particularly impressed by Clinique.  But I'm not sure I could name a brand as a whole that is so bad I would warn others to avoid it at all costs.  

 

I know I've hated specific products before but again, it's all personal preference and others will disagree about a product passionately - one's woman's hate is another's HG!

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I find that I'm liking Benefit less and less. I used to be a huge fan when I first started shopping Sephora, but the more I tried other brands the more I realized that most Benefit products seem to be cute packaging/names but not much else. 

 

...I had more to say on this, but started reading the previous posts/comments and just...got really thrown off, trying to make sense of what was going on, lol.

 

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For those of you guys I want your honest opinion... For chic week I had planned on getting a blush of Benefits (everyone seems to use them) So is it just hit miss or should I consider going with like a Nars blush or... some other brand? I know this is like a disenable thread but you can enable me here or with a PM Smiley Happy Smiley Tongue

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Actually I think a LOT of people really love their blushes.  Personally, I would recommend Clinique's Cheek Pops (I know I said I didn't like Clinique that much but these blushes are HG material…they are soooooooo nice) or Illamasqua blush.  I'm sure others will disagree, but I don't think Benefit blushes get people hysterical - they certainly have a following and a lot of people own them, but I would be surprised if they were a lot of peoples' HG blush.

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I love the cheek pops. I have two of them already. I didn't even think about Illamasqua. I could even look into Hourglass as I sit here thinking about it... or there the new naked flushed but that gives me a few worries too (I hear its all pretty shimmery... I really like the ones that just give a nice sheen.. like the pops. or something that isn't too glittery... 

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I know exactly what you mean - I love a bit of shimmer/sheen but HATE glitter.  Illamasqua Morale is frosty and has a pronounced sheen, but most of their other shades are matte.  I'd look into the Hourglass blushes as well, it seems like there are at least some that are matte (or very nearly matte).  Also, while it's not at Sephora, MAC has some very decent blushes - particularly the satin finish blushes, which have a very subtle sheen but no shimmer or sparkle (similar finish to the Clinique Cheek Pops!)

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I have bella bamba and rockateur and LOVE both blushes! I highly recommend them (and I like them a lot more than the few nars blushes that i've tried)

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