Overrated Beauty Products

And what to use instead
  1. Oxygen treatments
    Unless you are a celebrity and require these right before you are going to be photographed, the effects just don't last long enough (mere hours) to be worth the price. INSTEAD: Sleep in Biologique Recherche Creme Masque Vernix
  2. Eyeliners that tug
    If it doesn't show up on your hand when you test it, just think of how irritating it will be to apply to your eyes ALTERNATE: Hourglass Film Noir liner
  3. Spa treatments that are basically scented baths
    Read between the lines of the spa menu. If you are going to be left alone for more than 30 minutes in a tub of warm water, this is something you can do yourself using $5 worth of bubble bath at home.
  4. Most lip balms
    Straight up don't work. ALTERNATES/A few that do: Lipsmart, Aquaphor, Malin + Goetz.
  5. Concealer that is really highlighter
    If you are over the age of 18, you need concealer that actually covers dark circles instead of illuminating them for the world to see. ALTERNATE: Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer. Full coverage for when you really need it (i.e. Every day if you are me)