March 9, 2016

The Best of Do Not Want Makeup and Beauty

do not want makeup

Ahhhh Do Not Want Makeup and Beauty! Have you every run across makeup, beauty, or skincare and you just kinda snap your head back, sneer, and think to yourself, DO NO WANT!

I must admit it has so been a while since I had that special do not want makeup and beauty feeling. Too long in fact, which is why I thought I’d relive some of the best do not want makeup and beauty posts from back in the day.

Some are funny so do click ahead and take a look at ’em!

Do Not Want: Makeup That Claims To Cost Millions of Dollars!
E.L.F. used to be a little too willing to tell you that some of their really large palettes were worth $100 and upwards. Ummm I kinda had my doubts on that.

Do Not Want Justin Bieber anything particularly a singing toothbrush!
Yes, a few years ago Justin Bieber had a singing toothbrush. No, just no! But mostly you have to ask, WHY, JUST WHY?

Do Not Want Kitty Lipstick
They are just too creepy! Sorry!

Still Do Not Want The Larger Thermal Twirler Brush
Still not wanting this one anywhere near my head. Running away from it in fact! Buh-bye!

Do Not Want to Have to Worry About Chest Wrinkles
Still not worried about chest wrinkles, still not sure I need this tool to help me with chest wrinkles. Note to future self, you might regret typing this

Any do not want makeup and beauty currently on your list?

Do share!

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Rachel R.

    Do not want warm-colored “contour” products. Warm should be for bronzers.
    Do not want super-shimmery oversprays on powdered cosmetics. I find it very misleading.
    Do not want lipglosses that appear to be colored in the package, but are clear on the lips.
    Do not want eye and face products with strong scents, especially florals.

  • Robin

    My favorite do not want from your site was the stick on deodorant pads for your undies! Lol you even mentioned in your review how you jumped around and they fell off. Oh the things you review for your readers!!

    Rachel R I agree with everything you said as well!

  • Robin

    The comments on the toothbrush!! Ironic the last comment was about Lady Gaga and how she may be dropping off the radar. Wow!

  • TropicalChrome

    Do not want flavored lip balms. They keep me licking at my lips which just makes them worse.
    Do not want contouring. Even when a professional did it I thought it made my face look dirty.
    Do not want even *one* more sample of moisturizer. Yes, I’m over 50. But that doesn’t mean I have dry skin. It’s oily. I have enough moisturizer to last my into next year at the rate I use it.
    Do not want nail polish in any color that looks like something that came out of either end of a baby.

    • Kimmwc03

      Ha ha! Baby poop nails. They work on some people but they are not for me. I love unique nail polish but I avoid most yellows, some browns and a few greens.

    • Rachel R.

      I’m 46 and have oily skin as well. I’m so sick of moisiturizer, wrinkle, and age spot creams in my samples and subscription boxes. Not all aging skin is created equally.

  • Claire L

    Haha about the Paul & Joe cat lipstick, I got one and it was so cute!

  • danadoo

    I am exactly that cat person that you described, and i’ve always wanted one of those lipsticks! Never got one though because i know i couldnt bring myself to use it and ruin the little kitty! As for things i do not want, first on my list are conturing kits. It already takes me a half hour to do my way i’m dealing with that too! I also have to just say no to bronzer. Im old school and am not afraid of getting a little sun. I do not want lip gloss ever. I love lipstick, i like lip balm, i despise lip gloss. Also, i never ever ever want drugstore eyeshadow ever again. I am a high end eyeshadow snob all the way, and i’d rather just flush my money down the toilet than spend it on crappy, chalky, low pigmented, short wearing maybelline, etc ever again!

    • Isabella Muse

      haha danadoo! I’m sorry they are still so creepy to me 😀

  • kellly

    Definitely do not want contouring! I already have cheekbones, thank you very much, and I’m sick of everybody and their cat pushing contouring products.
    I’m also pretty sick of everybody coming out with “new” matte lipsticks.
    I’m also almost sick already of the color-correcting that now EVERY.BODY has to have products for. It’s like some conspiracy to have all the companies come out with pink, green, yellow, and lavender stuff all at once.
    And last but not least, for the longest time I didn’t want anything made by Laura Geller because of that awful product name, “Spackle”. I’ve mellowed and can deal with some of the other products because they’re actually pretty nice, but “Spackle”; never. It makes me think of applying makeup with a trowel. Not a good image of anything I’d want to do!

    • danadoo

      Oh yeah, i totally agree with the whole color correcting obession! I feel like i’m being force fed this fad and i do not appreciate it!

  • Deb

    I have a thermal twirly hairbrush. It hasn’t got tangled in my hair (yet) and it does add volume.
    I do not want one of those round hair brushes, with the metal on them…..IDK what those things are called. I had one of those get tangled in my hair, not pleasant.
    I do not want ANY shade of blue eye shadow or orange blush.
    I’m with Tropical on the moisturizer samples and I will add hair care samples, to the list.

  • FrugalCat

    Ah, Muse, chest wrinkles are no joke. You may laugh them off now(how old are you?) but as this 45 year old, D cup lady can tell you, it’s a real concern each morning. I might actually look into the very product you make fun of. Each night, I sleep with a special teddy bear between my breasts as I am a side sleeper.(Snuffles, by Gund)

    • Isabella Muse

      Sorry Frugualcat! Didn’t mean to be insensitive! I tend to sleep on my stomach so hopefully that will prevent chest wrinkles in the future?!

    • Lorraine

      Lol! I have the chest crease problem but it only happens when I wake up, which I actually think that product may be for seeing as the pic has a sleeping lady on it!
      If you have a large chest and sleep on your side you might get a crease in your cleavage kind of like the creases you get on your face when sleeping on pillows/ blankets. I think it tends to happen more over 30 too, as I only recently started noticing this happening to me in the mornings.
      I don’t think I would buy something for it though. Just can’t imagine wearing that thing to bed but who knows it might become necessary someday!

      • Thiel

        Heck, I’m 21 and I get the morning chest-crease. But it goes away within minutes; probably as I get older my skin won’t bounce back like it does now. Still, I’m just fine saving that worry for another decade!

  • Heidi

    I agree with Rachel whole-heartedly.

    And that round brush — or any kind of round brush like that — I don’t want. I had a bad tangle one time where I had to cut some hair out after trying to straighten and blowdry it, and never again.

    I’d rather a lot of brands dialed down the fragrance in products, especially face creams and lip products. Some smell more like deodorant than what I’d want on my face.

    As for the chest wrinkle patches, I never knew there was such a thing, and yet I’m not that surprised. I’d think sunscreen would be just as good or more effective if your chest gets a bit exposed outdoors.

  • Robin

    Do not want snail cream. I don’t care if it makes my skin perfect, I can’t get pass the gross factor.

    Do not want striking lipsticks- black, orange, blue. I could never rock those colors.

    I will admit, I bought the Avon Mascara torture device mascara. Not good.

  • Iris

    My do not want is anything with emu oil. I love birds, don’t eat them, and would not want to wear them. 🙁

  • Naomi

    Contouring – I agree, the colours are usually terrible (I use a nars blush)
    Eyebrow products that are too yellow, what is it with companies, they name them blonde or light brown and when you apply them your eyebrows look yellow or orange, I have quite light eyebrows but wear dark brown eyebrow products applied with a light hand and it look more natural than the colours meant for me.
    Products with no pigment.
    Products with too much fragrance (bar Guerlain super aqua range and meteorites)
    Toners – prefer Avene spray water
    Micellar waters – have tried a few, they cleanse well but leave my skin dry and stripped, old school nice creamy moisturising cleansers for moi.
    Spackle – yup me too, this word put me off the brand, sounds like sparkly makeup for an eleven year old.
    Sticky lip glosses – I don’t need cat whiskers thank you.
    Cat lipsticks – yes creepy
    Exfoliating products with bits in, they scratch and ruin the surface of your skin, prefer, aha’s, glycolic etc.
    Cloggy mascara
    Mascara that dries out when you have only had it open two weeks or so
    Lip products that are brown or have a lot of yellow or orange in, they can make your teeth look yellow.
    Hair conditioners that coat your hair, after one nights sleep you hair looks like a week old without a wash.
    All products that you love – then are discontinued for not apparent reason, so annoying

    • kellly

      “All products that you love – then are discontinued for not apparent reason, so annoying”
      OMG, YES!!! This!!!! Me, too!!!!

  • Naomi

    Forgot to mention – animal testing, try where possible to buy products and companies that don’t test on animals

  • Naomi

    oops – I don’t buy companies !!! (wish I could) should read “from”

  • Anne

    Do not want: mask primers. And shampoo primers. Or basically any other “primer” for something that should just work on its own. I’m all for face and eyelid primers, but I expect my makeup to last 12 hours!
    And I now know that I don’t want to sleep with a sticker on my chest. I’m 40 and I get that wrinkles are a problem but I think wearing sunscreen on my chest is a more comfortable way to go!

  • Courtney

    No to contouring kits, celebrity make up lines and perfume lines. No to beauty guru YouTubers collabs with sigma, colour pop and makeup geek eyeshadow pallets, lip sets. No to Tom Ford $52 lipsticks. ($52 foundation I can deal with) $52 lip product, no way. No to drugstore eyeshadow.

  • genevieve

    Lots of inspiration from the comments above:

    Rich, moisturising shampoos and conditioners – even though I am in my 60’s, my hair is still oily as and I wish the brands would bring out some good products for oily hair
    Sticky lip glosses – lots of brands are in the lip gloss phase and there are many who just don’t like it.
    Perfume in products – no, no, no – it is irritating to the skin, overwhelming to the nose……
    Mascaras – clump, dry out too soon
    Matte lipsticks – just dehydrating for your lips
    Foundations – all the world’s women do not fit into a 8 shade range…..
    Discontinued products – always my favourite and the new range is never as good
    Black, green and blue lipsticks – you could really wear that to work couldn’t you?
    Animal testing in products – totally unnecessary in this day and age
    Eye shadow palettes – where half the shadows are really shocking in quality.

  • Ivanna

    Do not want unsubstantiated nonsense claims on skincare.

    Do not want lipgloss. Any of it. Ican’t stand it on my lips.

    Do not want heavy foundation. Gross!

    Do not want mediocre high end makeup that’s worse than deugstore.

  • Emme

    DO NOT WANT wax for my eyebrows… does anyone actually use this? Makes my browser greasy and product slide off… why? DO NOT WANT ORANGE contour products…agreed! DO NOT WANT gritty lip products, why would anyone company do this? Really bro?

  • Diane

    Do not want lipstick or lip gloss that shows a pretty color on the tube but you cannot see it on your lips. Do not want matte lipstick (what’s the point).

  • cajuncocoa

    I love your site….but as a 60 year old cosmetic junkie, I have to say…on the subject of chest wrinkles … your future self will most definitely regret typing that!! Unless you’re luckier than I am, anyway. Oh well. Just thought I’d throw that out there….just to embarrass myself. Carry on.

    • Isabella Muse

      You might be right 🙂 So far, so good but who knows what the future will bring!!!!!!

  • Alecto

    Do not want ligloss. Despise the stuff.

    Do not want fragrance of any kind in products that go on my skin. (I have a faint amount of tolerance for those that come from oils that are properly scientifically proven to provide benefit for the skin, like vanilla, but even that’s iffy).

    Do not want chest wrinkles! Seriously, I wonder if something out there would actually work for this life-long side sleeper. For those of you who think sunscreen is the answer, I don’t tan, and I didn’t escape them, so … good luck.