Everywhere we turn, beauty brands are pushing product after product on us — many of which we don’t actually need. As consumers, we get so caught up in the marketing of beauty products that we completely overlook the fact that many of them are burning an unnecessary hole in our pockets.
From gimmicks to short-lived trends to products that you can easily swap for something homemade or more affordable, we’ve rounded up some of the top skin care and makeup products that are a complete waste of money.
Are you guilty of purchasing some of these unnecessary beauty products? Find out, ahead.
1. Makeup remover
With many innovative cleansers making their way into the spotlight, makeup removers have become obsolete. So, instead of spending your hard-earned money on expensive makeup removers, reach for a cleanser that can do both. We love micellar water for its ability to remove stubborn, waterproof makeup and gently — yet, effectively — cleanse the complexion. The no-rinse cleanser leaves the skin feeling deeply cleansed and without a trace of makeup. On top of that, you can find micellar water at a variety of different price points, and many of them reside on the shelves of your local drugstore.