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Is there a brand that you would NEVER buy?

What brands do you steer clear of?  It could be a  brand that just doesn't appeal to you or one that is associated with a celebrity.  Or, it could be one that is over-priced or one that you have found to be ineffective.  Share!

Anything Kardashian, lol!

Anything Kardashian, lol!

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This was going to be my exact reply LOL

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@poemelyric I do marvel at their makeup, but that's b/c they have a great glam squad.  I don't see myself buying anything from them.

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Years and years ago when I wore my hair wavy/curly, L'Oreal changed the formula to my HG mousse and it devastated me.  Since then, I've shied away from that brand.  The trouble is, L'Oreal owns most of the brands out there!  So I guess I've had to put some of my bitterness aside b/c I've been known to buy NYX, Matrix, Maybelline, Essie, UD, and The Body Shop...and that's just a sliver of what they own:

http://www.loreal.com/brand

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Herbivore.

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Brands I don't plan to buy from (with reasons that may only matter to me)

- La Mer

- Loubotin

-.Dolce and Gabbana

- KVD

- Glam Glow

- the majority of Social Media makeup brands (specifically those led by odious people)

- If I find a collaboration/association obnoxious, I will drop a brand.  

 

And then there are brands that I am just not interested in - either the products are underwhelming, they don't cater to my aesthetic, or I just find them unappealing for any number of reasons.  Even trivial reasons.  I might have owned an odd product or two from them, but they are just not brands I look into at all.

 

  • Too Faced
  • Tarte
  • ABH
  • IT Cosmetics
  • Bare Minerals
  • Cover FX
  • Benefit (ETA)

I leave the door open to delve into them in the future.  

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@greenchilli our lists are very similar (with only a couple of exceptions), and our reasons DEFINITELY are.

 

i really don't like anything twee. 

i'm an adult. please treat me like one.

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jemly wrote:

@greenchilli our lists are very similar (with only a couple of exceptions), and our reasons DEFINITELY are.

 

i really don't like anything twee. 

i'm an adult. please treat me like one.


@jemlyI know what you mean by twee.  Anyway, I have never been one to care for themes like - princess, fairy tales, hearts, mermaids, unicorns, pink...they don't hold an appeal for me.  They make me stabby.

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@jemly I agree that many brands are going for that demographic - that's why I've been considering Clinique more.  I always thought Laura Mercier seemed sophisticated, but I haven't had luck with her lipsticks and hated her cream eye shadow stick.

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@greenchilli I was hoping someone would mention that sometimes packaging just doesn't appeal to us!  FAB's packaging seem like an odd mix of 4th of July and clinical.  I broke down and bought their Retinol Serum and now I like it.  Go figure.  Of course, who knows if I'd like their other products.

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I try to never say never but I don't think I will ever buy something from Ch.Louboutin - I think the brand is overpriced and I personally don't like the packaging. Also some of the new brands Sephora is introducing didn't really cought my eye - like Pretty Vulgar - it looks like kids makeup to me...

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@katkapivarci Some brands are so overpriced that it's unconscionable.  

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There are the usual suspects that I would never buy, for very common reasons:

 

- Jeffree Star

- Nars 

 

Then there are the brands I would never buy for oddball reasons:

 

- Sephora brand Smiley Surprised , just feels like the makeup has marketed itself as being 'cheap'

- Bare Minerals, only because it has the word Minerals in the name, and I despise mineral makeup so it gives me the icky feels to think of wearing it

- Pretty Vulgar, the first item I saw from it was their birdcage palettes. These looked so drugstore/cheap to me that I am now blind to anything they put out

- Chanel, something about this brand makes me feel that if I ever feel like buying something from them then I have crossed the line somehow. Like I've gone from a casual/recreational user to an addict. 

- Make Up Forever, brand scares me because it seems like very serious business.. so anytime I think of buying something I remind myself I'm not a MUA

 

I should mention that I am not a makeup snob - I'm an advertising victim.

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@Insomniacmuffin Many people have commented that Pretty Vulgar has cheap packaging.  I wanted to see for myself, but of course they are online only at Sephora.  The birdcage palette didn't look attractive to me - it looked dry.

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@Insomniacmuffin I used to gravitate toward the Sephora brand, but I think the quality has declined.  

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I'm done buying Zpalette! After the way the owner acted towards her loyal customers...blechhh! 


Lime Crime - I bought a few things from them when I first started really getting into makeup but as soon as I heard about the horrible things the owner/CEO has done I turned around and threw them in the garbage. That of course did not stop my aunt from buying me quite a few of their liquid lipsticks for my birthday...

 

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These are the two on my list, too! OMG I couldn't believe the things the Z-palette owner was saying during that meltdown over the hot plate.  Like lady, you are the worst at PR!!

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Jeffree Star -- just can't get over his comments about people of color, regardless of his apologies

Smashbox -- constantly underwhelmed with the brand

anything Kardashian

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I was about to say Jeffree Star lol

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@nycmle I remember when Smashbox was on top of the world years ago.  I was all their eye shadows that came in triples.  They lost their game somehow.  Maybe it was b/c their products weren't any good.  I only got around to trying one or two.

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@greeneyedgirl107I think they tried to do too much at one time -- their brand expansion went a little crazy, especially over the last couple years. I do have a few of their liquid lipsticks though, as I worked for Sephora at the time of their launch and I do actually like them quite a bit.

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For me, just much just any brand who are run by terrible people who don't even bother trying to hide the fact that they're terrible. Some brands have already been listed below. 

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@txcatx Gone are the days when people had to hide their bad behavior.  I guess that's kind of what the movie "Hail, Cesear" is about.

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Probably Milani. I'm big into the whole never say never buuuuuuuttt.... I bought one of their rose shaped blushes and the awful chemical smell coming off of it convinced me to not even attempt to try it out. I have allergies to some chemicals/fragrances and the horrid toxic smell coming off of mine set off super warning bells. I wonder if it's all of them or I got a dud? I've been watching more YouTube lately and while I love watching tutorials I feel like you can't always trust those folks with all the sneaky sponsored content.

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