We've all been there, absolutely desperate to get your hands on a beauty product only to get it and realise it doesn't work for you. I'm lucky in the sense that this is quite a rarity for me, but, even so, there are still items I own that I wish I hadn't had purchased...
Quick disclaimer: While these products haven't worked for me, I will probably still love their brand and it doesn't mean they won't work for you!
Too Faced - White Chocolate Bar Palette
I am kicking myself for putting this palette on this list because I love Too Faced as a brand (it's up there in my top 3) and I was completely in love with their White Chocolate palette when it came out. I have the Sweet Peach palette and it's my favourite palette that I own, so I was expecting great things from this. I just don't find any inspiration from the colour scheme and I find the shades too cool toned for me - I also find the shadows have a lot of fallout (pictured below) but aren't that pigmented. A plus side is that it smells absolutely AMAZING! I'm not going to get rid of this palette any time soon, though, because I've only had it about 6 weeks so I'm going to keep persevering because I reaaallly want to love it.
KYLIE COSMETICS - KKW COllection
I was dying for the KKW Collection when it first came out, to the point that I stayed up all night to get it on its first release. The packaging is adorable and I love the colours, but when they arrived I only really used two of them, so gave my cousin one (Kim) and kept the other three. Kimberly is absolutely my favourite. I like their formula but it doesn't have a great staying power and I find them to be quite streaky when they're being applied. Reapplying isn't a huge issue for me when I'm at college, but when I'm spending all day/night at work, I want something that stays down! I think I'd buy the colours I use again - which, sadly, isn't actually an option - but I regret buying the collection as a whole (especially with the expensive delivery).
Jeffree STar Cosmetics - Velour lIQUID Lipstick in Chrysanthemum
I got Chrysanthemum at the same time as Redrum (which I love). The formula is great and it's lovely and pigmented, I just don't think the colour suits my lips. I'm quite pale, and I think the colour makes me look a bit washed out - I know some people like pale nude lips with pale skin, this is just my personal opinion. I occasionally reach for Chrysanthemum for eye looks, but in reality it's just sitting on my lipstick stand.
Mac - Warm Neutrals Palette
The colour scheme for this palette is lovely, but really doesn't suit my eye colour (I find browns don't go that well with my eyes) and I don't think the eyeshadow quality is that good. I also find the shadows really difficult to blend. I was surprised by this because everyone raves about Mac eyeshadows, but I have much better palettes and literally never reach for this.
(I actually gave this palette to my best friend a few days before uploading this post)
Urban Decay - 'Self Adjusting' Face Primer
I don't know whether I can really put this primer in here as I don't look at it and think "god, I wish I hadn't bought you", but it's going in anyway. I find this primer works great on my cheeks and forehead, but dreadfully on oily areas like my nose and chin, it just doesn't seem to stay put or last very long. I used this in the winter and it used to stick to my drier patches, but I've now got those under control so this is no longer an issue. I don't feel the need to get rid of this primer, but I have had to buy a mini Benefit Porefessional to use on the areas that this Urban Decay one doesn't work with. I do really like it when it works, so it's a shame that I won't be getting it again.
Maybelline - Age Rewind Eye concealer in 'Light'
This concealer is great, but the shade range is practically non-existent. 'Light' is too dark for me unless it's summertime, and it creases on my eyelids if I want to use it for an eyeshadow primer. If they had a better shade for me, I'd definitely get it (the brightener is too pink).
Charlotte Tilbury - Legendary Brows in 'clear'
I bought this brow gel at the start of the year because it was £5 cheaper than the ABH one I usually use and I've been trying to save some money. I just hate the tiny applicator (which I couldn't see on the website), it means I have to keep dunking it in to get more product and it takes loads longer than I think applying brow gel should. I will most definitely be going back to my trusty clear ABH gel once I've used this up.
I think that's everything! I know I say I regret buying these products, but if I don't like something I will usually sell it (unless it's unsanitary) so there will probably be a reason that they're still in my makeup collection! As well, like I said, I will probably love the brands and it doesn't mean these products won't work for you.