3 Times The Beauty Industry Conned Us All

*The following post isn't aimed at every brand, just the Beauty Industry in general!


The two most beloved yet contentious words: Beauty Industry. 

Like most things in life, the Beauty industry is invariably evolving with the time. Despite being shamefully notorious for generating a lack of shade variety, displaying meager diversity and promoting animal cruelty: the industry is desperately attempting to rectify these problems with expansive shade ranges and a colossal increase in vegan cosmetics (not to say that the prior issues have all been resolved).

However, this time, it isn't a scandal that's left all beauty enthusiasts raging at home. Nuh-uh. These are cases where the industry got a lil' too money hungry, constructing these, suspiciously revolutionary, beauty innovations!
  1. The eyebrow stamp 
"Wait, so you're telling me I can create cute, Insta-worthy brows in just 3 seconds?"

"Urmmm, don't mind if I do!"

Photo by: Macey J.Foronda / BuzzFeed

Photo by: Macey J.Foronda / BuzzFeed
"Ummm...right...okay, *nervous laugh*, maybe I'll just stick to my good ol' pencil!"


2. Stainless steel mascara
Yep. You heard me. Stainless Steel. Y'know, like the metal, not typically known for putting in dangerously close proximity to your eyeball?
When this arrived on my search engine there were exactly two thoughts cascading through my mind:

1)'What sort of abomination have they come up with this time...'
2)'Huh, I don't remember clicking on the Amazon 'home and Garden' section...'

Photo: Jennifer Mulrow / Glamour

Photo: Jennifer Mulrow / Glamour
Photo: Hourglass

Photo: Hourglass

I have to give it to Hourglass for not making this a complete and utter rip-off, though. The results are pretty good. The Packaging gets next level Boujee points and, wow, can we just talk about how bloomin' beautiful this would look sitting on your dresser?!

But is it really anything your trusty drugstore alternative can't pull off? I think not. And for a whopping $78.00...I think I'll continue with my Lash Sensational!


3.Lower Lash Mascara 
Even the title of it sounds like it's worthy of winning 2018's biggest gimmick award.

I mean, maybe, I'm just being a little too critical...
There's got to be some people who get use out of this thing, right?



Huh, I guess my Instagram poll states otherwise...

So, there we have it! Three times the beauty industy conned us all, big time!






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26 comments

  1. I voted on that poll, feeling a lil famous haha. I used to use that clinique lower lash mascara and all credit to it it is pretty good but I can't bring myself to pay the price for something I don't always remember to use. The eyebrow stamp well that was ridiculous
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks

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    1. Haha you've made it in life JK! I have heard a lot of people raving about that mascara but I just know I wouldnt get a lot of use out of it! The eyebrow stamp was such a joke haha !x

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  2. It astonishes me that enough people buy lower lash mascara for them to still sell it haha! This is such a fun post!

    Soph - https://sophhearts.com x

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  3. This was such a good read! I agree lower lash mascara is completely unecessary!

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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  4. Loved this post! I've never heard of the stainless steel mascara but I'm quite glad I missed that one!!
    Kate Xxx https://www.luxekate.com/

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    1. People tend to not know about that one which is good haha! Thansk so much! x

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  5. Such a fun post hun. I have not heard of the stainless steel mascara, or the stamp brow and also think lower lash mascara is just unnecessary!

    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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  6. They try to set us all up but we know what we want and what suits us.
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  7. This made me LAUGH for a real one - I'm loving your writing style gorgeous! Admittedly, I do own a lower lash mascara (sorry) but barely use it because I'm too lazy to switch mascaras half way through application! That stainless steel wand is a new one - just surplus to requirement, mascaras work perfectly fine normally! x
    Marina Rosie x
    http://marinawriteslife.blogspot.com/

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    1. Haha, thanks lovely! I know quite a few people who own lower lash mascara but i just thought it was a little OTT haha! Exactly, the stainless steel mascara is just so unecessary! x

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  8. Stainless steel mascara. Wowwww. I guess I'm not surprised.

    // Carmen

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  9. This is super informative dear. Didn't know about stainless steel mascara. Thanks for sharing!
    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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    1. A lot of people don't know about that one! No problem x :)

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  10. hahaha the lower lash mascara one made me laugh the most!

    www.fashionradi.com

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  11. Hehe I remember eyebrow stamps, and eyeliner stamps too! if only it was that easy xx

    Violethollow.com

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    1. Oh yeah, how did I forget about the eyeliner stamps! They would be such a lifesaver if they actually worked x

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  12. Lower lash mascara seems a little silly - although I'm intrigued by the stainless steel mascara! Definitely put off by the price though, haha!


    Hope that you are had a lovely weekend :) We took advantage of the warmth and sunshine by going to the park yesterday :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. That was exactly me haha! The results seem pretty decent but I just can’t justify the price :)

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