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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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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 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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