The biggest one for me was anything from Coastal Scents! When I started watching makeup videos on youtube I remember this brand was hyped everywhere! Every makeup guru was saying how great their products were. Their products are made in China, they are cheap, and fall apart, shipping is expensive and you can get the same identical products on ebay, lots of other companies sell these exact same palettes.
Coastal Scents 88 Matte Palette
I had to wipe off the dust off this baby, and the pile of other palettes from Coastal Scents to take a picture of this. You will never use this! Yes, it has lots of pretty colours, but they are dusty, chalky and no one wears these colours unless it's Halloween. Buy yourself some nice MAC shadows, a couple and you will be set. I never use this, and have 3-4 other palettes from Coastal Scents, which guess what, I never use! Their neutral palette is okay, but I wouldn't advise buying that either. The quality is sub-par, my one palette fell apart when I dropped it once.
Coastal scents brushes
That's right more Coastal Scents hate from me. Do not buy their brushes. I have several of them, they are not dupes of anything! they are scratchy, smell like dead animal and are as cheap as they come! Yes, cute pink handles, that's all it is. These are garbage, I've thrown many out.
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
This mascara is featured in magazines all the time as being the best rated mascara and it sucks! All this does is colour your lashes black.
L'oreal HIP shadows
These are not that good, and they are expensive! I think some are okay, I have a few that I really like, but these three in particular have like no pigmentation, the colours that they pair together are really dull and boring too. The colour are Flash, Adventurous and Rascal.
MAC Blot Powder
I don't know why I bought this. If you have dry skin like me, you have no business buying this. People swear by this, use it as a finishing powder or for touch-ups during the day to avoid shine. But I have no use for this at all, I basically keep it in my makeup bag in my purse as a compact, and it works for that. I have it in Light, which is the lightest colour and if not blended well it can make you look ashy. This is the only MAC product that I have bought that I do not care for.
I think I am pretty smart to not buy stuff just cause someone says it's great because not all products work for all people. But it really annoys me when I see youtuber pushing the same product, if it's too good to be true, it probably is and I think I have a pretty good bs detector.
So what are you guilty of? Tell me about it. :D