MAC Products I Can Live Without...

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

MAC Products I can Live Withouth

I definitely wouldn't say that I'm on here preaching MAC as the end-all be-all of makeup brands, but we all know that they do make some amazing products that are staples to anyones kit that I would recommend . For the most part I feel like I can walk in there and be satisfied with my purchase and have faith that the brand has put in a lot of effort to put out a quality product. However, there are a few items that I've picked up over the years that I have been really dissatisfied with. Below are my Top 3 items that I would NOT recommend you purchase on your next trip to MAC.

1. Brush Cleanser - This was a serious disappointment, with this type of brush cleanser the goal is really to be able to dip the brush in the cleanser and clean the makeup product out with a back and forth wiping motion on a paper towel. However, I found that it took me a few dips in the solution and some vigorous wiping in order to get them clean enough to put away. I went through the tiny bottle way faster than I was expecting and the clean was definitely not "squeaky." 

2.  Full Lash Curler - Even the name for this product is deceiving, there is nothing "full" about it. The size of this curler is average to what you would find anywhere else, but the most frustrating part about it is the mouth of it barely opens wide enough to fit your natural lashes in. Because I struggle to fit my lashes inside, I often pinch my eyelid when I close it down. Based off the small opening, it is also impossible to curl false lashes with this curler. They don't even come close to fitting over wispy lashes, so dramatic lashes are out of the question.  Pass, pass, pass...

3. Duo Sided Sharpener - I noticed when looking up reviews of these products on the site, for the most part they all have above 4.5 stars even though I think they're crap, but this product has a 3 rating on the site. Before reading that I was going to give the disclaimer that I could have just purchased a faulty sharpener, but now I'm thinking that's not the case. EVERY time I have used this sharpener, it has eaten the end of my pencil and turned it into a ragged stub. You are better off using a dulled pencil that putting it in this sharpener. It will eat it up and spit it out looking worse than before. 

I don't want to sound like I'm knocking this brand, we all know that they produce a quality product over all, but I think it's important to put these types of things on your radar so you can look to other brands to meet your needs. If you have any other disclaimers or recommendations, please feel free to share! 

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