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Beauty Products I've Thrown Out

Beauty Products I've Thrown Out

If you stop by this blog regularly you know that, like a lot of beauty and lifestyle bloggers, I do a monthly round-up of my favourite products. While it's true that I love most of the products I try, there are a few I have regretted purchasing. To spare you the same disappointment, here are four beauty products I've thrown out. 

L'Oréal Infallible Makeup Extender Setting Spray - As soon as I started using this I wound up with some the worst, most painful breakouts I've ever had. I immediately got rid of it and my skin went back to normal. 

Make Up Forever Aqua Smoky Extravagant Mascara - This was a really sad disappointment because I love so many Make Up Forever products. I've had such great results with their foundation, concealer, powders, and eyeshadows that I really thought their mascara wouldn't let me down. Unfortunately, this mascara smudged more than any I've tried in recent years. The only place I could reasonably wear this would be a Halloween party if I decided to go as a racoon. 

Quo Makeup Brushes - I bought a Quo multi-purpose foundation brush when I was looking for something a little more budget friendly. At first I liked it so much that I went out and bought one of their contour brushes as well. But then it came time to wash them. The bristles of the multi-purpose brush fell out in big clumps and the contour brush fell completely out of shape. My more expensive brushes have been put through many many washes and the bristles always bounce back perfectly so I guess they are worth the extra money! 

Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo - I got this in a Topbox subscription a few month ago and was really excited to try it but the results were pretty ho-hum. I didn't notice it making much of a difference in my hair at all, so after a few months of wishing it lived up to my expectations I finally threw it out. 

Have you tried any of these products? I'd actually love to hear some opposite opinions, one girl's trash might be someone else's treasure! 

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