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10 Things I Hate About Makeup


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Makeup is a beautiful thing to exist but it does come with dislikes, even hate. Here are 10 things I hate.

Reformulation and discontinuation – You buy the same product for years but then all of a sudden the formula changes. It’s happened to me a few times and I’ve always hated the new formula and have never repurchased them again. I mean, why?! Even the tiniest change can affect the whole result. Or how about when a product gets discontinued? I remember when my all time favourite eyeliner was discontinued, I was so heartbroken. I had even emailed the brand just out of curiosity. Took me a few years to find a new HG.

Cleaning makeup brushes – Effort, time consuming, a chore. I’m lazy but it has to be done. When I misplace my brush cleaner tool, I have to resort to using my hands. Wrinkly hands aren’t a good feeling.

Makeup stands – The high street ones aren’t well kept. With the dirty stands, disgusting testers and opened products, I shiver. I’ve watched people applying testers directly to their face, I shiver even more. There are people stealing them too meaning other people ends opening new products to test and it repeats. The testers and stands are covered in makeup which probably hasn’t been cleaned in a while.

Foundation colour match – Lack of shades on the high street, make up artists thinking they know everything, foundation oxidising etc. Need I say more? I’m going to elaborate more on the makeup artists point. Whenever I get colour matched, the majority always assume I have yellow undertone because I am Asian, therefore matching me with a warm undertone shade, when in fact I’m actually neutral. There needs to be more neutral shades out there.

Palette shade only available in the palette – We all have that favourite shade from a palette that we hit pan on and most of the time, it’s not available as a single eyeshadow. When it’s a limited edition palette, then we’re screwed. We try to save every last bit, only use it for special occasions, or not even use it at all.

The perfect, matching eyeliner on both eyes – We all know how much of a pain that is. That one tiny stroke can transform the eye from perfection to a panda.

The urge to rub my eyes – Especially during hay fever season. When your eye makeup is on point but you get that itch and you don’t want to ruin the look, what do you do? What do you do?!?!

£££ – Especially when there are 3 for 2 deals on. You do get what you pay for most of the time in terms of quality and we may end up spending a little more on the higher end. Higher end = better quality and better in general? Not all the time. What about those products you’ve purchased then hated it? Money gone just like that. I’m currently looking at my makeup collection thinking whether to total up how much I’ve spent however, I’m not taking products I’ve finished, thrown or given away into account. I think I’ll skip it altogether.

Certain brands not being easily available – And when we can get our hands on it, the prices are jacked up. There are a lot of brands that are only available in the US I want to try but doesn’t ship to the UK. Getting my hands on Asian brands are getting easier but as with any brand, there’s that fear of fake products. If we do buy products from a brand’s official website or an official distributer, and they’re not UK based, say hello to custom and import charges.

Unnecessary eyeshadow applicators – You know, those cheaply made sponge, foam, plastic ones. What’s up with that? Does anyone actually use those? I’ve always thrown them out and wish the pans were bigger to fill the unnecessary space. I am yet to hear people rave about them. I don’t think that’s going to happen anytime soon, more like never. Unless patchy application is what you’re looking for, then they’re the one for you.

There’s more reasons but I’ll stop here and may do a part 2.

What’s the one thing you hate about makeup?

28 comments so far.

28 responses to “10 Things I Hate About Makeup”

  1. Stephanie Merry says:

    I agree with so many of these! Especially having to clean my makeup brushes and the most amazing shade only being available within a palette x

  2. LaaLaa Monroe says:

    UGH! The makeup stands, I can't the lack of hygiene and women will stand there and use the testers on their face and no…just no! xo

  3. Vivian Yuen says:

    All of these are SO true!

    Vivian | LIVE . IN . LOVE


  4. Emma White says:

    I agree with so many of these the worst is cleaning make up brushes, I usually put them in the dishwasher

  5. Sarah-Louise Bailey says:

    Foundation colour match is the worst and then when they change the formula or discontinue it is awful!

  6. shiza bblogger says:

    Yeah i hate many of them as well.


  7. MissSparkles says:

    I am so guilty of not cleaning my makeup brushes enough! I hate doing it too! x

  8. Joanna Victoria -x says:

    I agree with many of these. I hate it when products are discontinued or change formula this has happened to me a few times.

  9. Clarissa world says:

    but were women and we must have these things lol *i will keep telling myself this*

  10. Melissa Major says:

    Cleaning my makeup brushes is one thing I don't like doing, takes so much time haha

  11. Anosa Malanga says:

    I think I am the same, especially the itch to scratch my eyes which I often do and forget I have makeup on

  12. Charlotte Guyon says:

    Love this post! I absolutely loathe cleaning my makeup brushes!

  13. Baby Isabella says:

    Discontinuation and reformulation really does my mummy's nut in especially when it's a foundation she's been using for years…shame on you Lancôme 😉

  14. ana de jesus says:

    I hate when a product is discontinued as well, especially if it was something I used often x

  15. Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes says:

    Makeup can be expensive, depending on what brands you go for.

  16. Dannii Martin says:

    I hate the prices. It's insane how much they think they can get away with charging, which is why I don't buy in to it.

  17. Rhian Westbury says:

    Yes to all of these. I always get one eyeliner wing perfect and can never get the other to match x

  18. savi says:

    I love this post and agree with everything you've mentioned, especially the lack of foundation shades. I find it so frustrating

  19. Sarah Ann says:

    Haha I loved this post. Cleaning make up brushes is one of my pet peeves!

  20. beautyqueenuk says:

    I am with you on so many of these and make up stands in stores especially!

  21. anthea barton says:

    oh such a great list. I hate it when something I love and have used for years is discontinued. Brands don't seem to make for loyal customers anymore. I loathe buying foundation as well as I've been sold so may wrong colours in the past including concealers. You have to be so string and stand up to these sales women.

  22. Nayna Kanabar says:

    Like you I too feel reluctant to use the testers in shops as so many people have fingered them. I even saw a lady use the tester lipstick to apply on her lips and then walked off!!!

  23. Laura Ferry says:

    Ugh I agree with SO many of these. I hate it when my fave eyeshadow shades only come in a palette! xxx

  24. Elizabeth says:

    An interesting post this! The main thing I don't like about makeup is that it makes me look like a clown. I don't like how it feels on my skin. You know that 100 layers of makeup challenge? That's how I feel I look after one layer of foundation, lol!

  25. Behind The Scent says:

    Love this! I hate it when a brand discontinues my favourites product, it's always sod's law!

  26. Brand And Beauty says:

    Haha this is so true! I agree with all of it, I also hate when things discontinues. So annoying!

  27. MUMMY'S LITTLE MONKEY (@Jax2000) says:

    I hate the way chemist makeup displays don't have mirrors anymore. Why? WHY?! Is it to stop you testing them?! Answers on a postcard, please. x

  28. Lubka Henry says:

    Aw cleaning my makeup rushes is not my favourite either, but it's so important!

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