Here’s the thing about high-end products: if I shell out the big bucks, I want a big pay-off. Doesn’t this make sense? Higher cost = higher quality? Sadly, I sometimes feel like “mo’ money = mo’ problems.” There are three high-end makeup products in my collection that are so disappointing to me. This doesn’t mean that they’re not great for everyone, they’re just not great for me (sadly).
Laura Mercier Baked Blush Bronze in Ritual
This veined bronzer is beautiful; there’s no denying that. That’s mostly why I bought it (because people were just raving about its beauty). But it’s honestly WAY too dark for me and sparkly. Bleh. I hate shimmer in face products. I’ve legit used it once, but looked at it a million times. This is my ultimate example of buying something because of the hype and regretting it later. Mea culpa.
Dior 5-Colour Eyeshadow in Grege
Dior packaging makes me just swoon. This eyeshadow quint was my first Dior purchase and I had such high hopes (again, the price tag expectations). Although this color combo is a great one, sadly the eyeshadows have very little payoff color wise.
Chanel Les 4 Ombres in Prelude
This eyeshadow quad is the only piece of Chanel makeup I own (I think…). My beef with this sleek compact is pretty much the same as the Dior eyeshadows – too little payoff for the price. If I’m paying $93784 for a makeup product, regardless of brand, I expect it to be glorious. Although maybe I should view this as a good thing? I have a tendency to (unintentionally) pack on the color and regret the look later.
What are some of your high-end regrets? Do you own and love/hate any of the products I discussed? Let me know in the comments!