FYI before I start this blog I just want to point out that the products in my flatlay above are NOT the ‘Pointless’ makeup products I just wanted a pretty and pink flatlay for this post so I used those products.
Getting on to the main point of this post… I saw this idea on the Cosmopolitan Snapchat story and I thought this is genius because there are so many items where I am just thinking to myself ‘What the actual hell is this??’. New beauty trends are coming out more and more often, some of them being actually really good and others just being completely worthless and a complete waste of money. I am always skeptical over them, especially some of the wackier ones because you never know what to think of it.
You might be drawn to try them from adverts, or YouTubers trying them or from your friends trying them however I think everyone always has their doubts about some products.
I can’t say I have tried all of these methods, however these are the beauty products which seem pointless to me and I won’t be trying or re-using them. This is just my opinion and it doesn’t mean that they are bad and you shouldn’t try them… just saying!
1. Rainbow Highlighter
Unless you are going to a festival or to a concert, then I don’t see the appeal to wearing a rainbow highlighter everyday because lets face it, it’s not the most natural looking highlighter to wear on your cheeks. Don’t get me wrong, I love the look of it and I think it is so fun, however consider I am not a festival goer I think it would be a waste of money.
2. Anti Dandruff Shampoo and Conditioner
This is just from my personal experience, but I have found that anti dandruff shampoo and conditioner can be very drying on your scalp which can lead to you getting more dandruff! My hairdresser has said similar because some of them can be quite harsh and damaging for your scalp. You may find that your dandruff might be due to you using too much product or not washing it out well enough. Changing your shampoo and conditioner can also affect your hair condition.
3. White Eyeliner
It can be argued that helps your eyeshadow pop if you put it on your eyelid before hand, however people also use it to line their water line to make their eyes apparently seem bigger however I don’t find that this works. I find it painful to apply eyeliner to my water line, and I don’t find it stays on very long so simply it is a waste of product.
4. Setting Sprays
This is probably one of my more controversial options however I don’t find that setting spray works for me. I don’t see a change in the time that may makeup stays on for, and once I think I used a bit too much and it made my mascara run. I personally don’t think there is a difference between using it and not.
5. Lip and Cheek Tints
I have tried a lip and cheek tint before and I haven’t used it since. I don’t like non-powder products, especially when they are liquid, to use on my cheeks because I don’t find that they blend as easily and I don’t like the look they give. I also find liquid lip tints dry on my lips and I prefer pigmented and bright lipsticks.
6. Eyebrow Stencils
They move around when you try to use them, they don’t look natural and they are slippery little things! When shaping your brows, it is best to shape it according to your face shape so it looks flattering, however if you just use a stencil you might get a high arched looking brow that doesn’t suit your brow bone shape.
I will be doing a part two of this soon so keep your eye out if you have found this post relatable!
What do you find the most pointless beauty products? Let me know in the comments and you might feature in part two!
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