The 23 Worst Reviewed Products At Sephora

Despite some brands like Too Faced, Kat Von D, and Urban Decay having cult status, not every single item they produce is a win.

The next time you’re on a shopping spree at Sephora, think twice before you scoop up every pretty thing in site. Despite some brands like Too Faced, Kat Von D, and Urban Decay having cult status, not every single item they produce is a win. In fact, some results actually fall flat of our expectations… Don’t buy these products at Sephora, they have the worst reviews; most customers ended up disappointed and wishing they never forked up all that cash.

Givenchy Prisme Quatuor – $69

Rating: 3 stars

Among reviews like worst eyeshadow ever and very disappointing, many customers also claimed that this Givenchy palette has no pigment whatsoever. Given that it has a $69 price tag and only four colours, it’s definitely a waste of money.

Natasha Denona Face Glow Foundation – $54

Rating: 3 stars

While some customers loved this foundation, more of them ended up hating it. Apparently, it’s a “sticky mess” and has very little glow in it. Another review stated that the thick formula made it almost impossible to blend with a brush or sponge.

Marc Jacobs Shameless Youthful-Look 24Hour Foundation – $56

Rating: 3 stars

When it comes to the Shameless Youthful-Look Foundation, you’re definitely paying for the brand name. This Marc Jacobs product has a ton of 1-star reviews, with one of the biggest complaints being that it isn’t actually longwear at all. Sounds like false advertising to me.

Too Faced Peach Frost Melting Powder Highlighter – $38

Rating: 3 stars

The pros of this Too Faced product end with the packaging and delicious smell. Among the stream of 11-star reviews, customers commented on how this highlighter barely shows up on your skin and lacks any type of glow.

Kat Von D Fetish Blush + Highlighter Palette – $52

Rating: 3 stars

Kat Von D really took a miss with her Fetish Blush + Highlighter Palette as most people were utterly unimpressed. One reviewer in particular even went as far as saying that along with having very little pigment, any drugstore blush would be better.

DRYBAR Detox Whipped Dry Shampoo Foam – $30

Rating: 2 stars

If you thought the words “dry shampoo” and “foam” being in the same sentence sounded off, you were right. The consensus was that this dry shampoo actually will leave your hair looking greasy and wet rather than clean.

Sephora Collection Pro Fan Brush – $35

Rating: 3 stars

While Sephora does a great job with a lot of their house brand products, this Pro Fan Brush was not one of them. The most common complaint states that the brush works great until you wash it, but after that, it loses its shape and becomes frizzy.

Sephora Collection Pro Stippling Brush – $43.50

Rating: 3 stars

Another Sephora brush you should definitely skip, is the Pro Stippling Brush. The price seems abnormally high since the Sephora collection is usually more affordable. Not to mention countless reviewers said this brush sheds on your face like crazy.

Sephora Collection Sculpt: Infrared Curling Iron – $94

Rating: 3 stars

This Sephora Collection curling iron ended up being a major dud. Customers were disappointed when it ended up burning their hair and the curls fell out only after a few hours. One buyer also said that after about 10 uses the coating was already starting to chip off.

Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Cleanser – $45

Rating: 2 stars

While reviewers loved the original formula of this cleanser, the new one left them in despair. Along with breaking out from it, customers also said it is too runny in texture, and doesn’t cleanse the skin in the same fashion as the first rendition.

CLINIQUE Take the Day Off Cleansing Milk – $36

Rating: 3 stars

Another cleanser you’re going to want to skip is CLINIQUE’S Take the Day Off Cleansing Milk. One reviewer said it is the worst cleanser they’ve ever tried. Along with burning their eyes, they said it barely ended up removing makeup.

Urban Decay Troublemaker Mascara – $30

Rating: 3 stars

Most Sephora customers rave about Urban Decay mascaras, but the Troublemaker Mascara is an anomaly due to its poor reviews. Welcome to clump city, writes one customer, while another said it flakes and has a very unsual applicator brush.

Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Eyeshadow Palette – $32

Rating: 2.5 stars

People are utterly obsessed with Too Faced Chocolate Eyeshadow Palettes so it’s surprising that the White Chocolate Chip Palette has such a low rating. The brand might want to rethink this formula as it’s said to have little to no pigment.

Tarte Closeup Lash Liner – $24

Rating: 3 stars

Along with breaking off in tiny pieces, the Lash Liner by Tarte Cosmetics sounds way more promising than it is. While it’s supposed to be waterproof, there are multiple reviews stating it smudges and transfers everywhere. No thanks!

Sephora Collection Tinted & Cooling Eye Primer – $18

Rating: 3 stars

This might not be the biggest miss for Sephora, but there are a ton of eyeshadow primers that are way better. Customers state that it doesn’t blend, is sticky, and ironically made creasing on the eyelids worse. WTF?

BECCA Volcano Goddess Eyeshadow Palette – $55

Rating: 3 stars

BECCA is among one of the favourite cult brands at Sephora, but make sure you stay clear of the Volcano Goddess Palette. You’d think a $55 price tag would ensure quality, but instead, the shimmers have no pigment and the mattes are very chalky.

Makeup Forever Brow Pencil – $25

Rating: 3 stars

Every girl wants a bold brow, but unfortunately, Makeup Forever’s Brow Pencil gives false hope. Fans of the brand said it is too stiff with little payoff because the pencil is super dull, and doesn’t seem to work no matter how hard you press.

Bobbi Brown Longwear Brow Gel – $30

Rating: 3 stars

Add Bobbi Brown’s Longwear Brow Gel to your list of brow products to skip. Apparently, the formula has been changed and is way too wet compared to how it used to be. More than one reviewer said it never dried completely.

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain – $18

Rating: 2.5 stars

This Cream Lip Stain is another Sephora Collection product to avoid with only a 2.5 star rating. Along with being patchy and sticky, customers seemed to agree that the product lays uneven on lips and is very drying. Flakey lips aren’t a good look.

GLAMGLOW Plumprageous Nudes Lip Treatment – $24

Rating: 3 stars

While there was so much hype about GLAMGLOW’s entry into cosmetics, their Nudes Lip Treatment is lackluster. I think the brand may have to reconsider their packaging as most reviewers said it was weird AF.

BENEFIT Dew the Hoola Liquid Bronzer – $38

Rating: 3 stars

If you’re a makeup junkie, you’re likely familiar with BENEFIT’S beloved Hoola Bronzer. However, stick to the powder version because the liquid bronzer is a disappointment. The colour looks orange on the skin, resembling an oompa loompa instead of a tan.

Sephora Collection Mini Glitter Jellies – $10

Rating: 2 stars

Sadly, Sephora’s Mini Glitter Jellies aren’t as fun as they sound or look. Not only do customers think it’s overpriced, but there seems to be way more gel than glitter. Reviews also stated that the glitter doesn’t stay put. So unless you don’t mind trailing glitter everywhere you go, SKIP.

Natasha Denona Lip Colour Matte – $31

Rating: 2.5 stars

$31 for a lipstick seems a little outrageous if you ask us, and when it comes to the Natasha Denona Lip Colour in Matte, it really is too much. The formula has a nasty texture and one reviewer actually tossed it in the garbage after just one use.

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