Worth It or Worthless: The Best and the Worst 2021 Makeup Releases

Worth It or Worthless: The Best and the Worst 2021 Makeup Releases

Are you wondering which of this year’s new beauty releases are worth it and which ones are worthless? I’m here to help you figure out which of these beauty products are dazzlers and which are duds. You can see swatches and more info in the video below the post.

WORTH IT: URBAN DECAY COSMETICS Naked Wild West Eyeshadow Palette

With this limited-edition 12-shade color palette you can get wearable neutrals and colors that stand out all year round. You’ll find yourself reaching for this more than you expect!

WORTHLESS: E.L.F. COSMETICS Flawless Brightening Concealer

Although this concealer brightens and hydrates your skin, it does not do much concealing if you have dark circles. With such minimal coverage, it works better as a brightener.

WORTH IT: CHANTECAILLE Cheek Shade– Grace & Joy

chantecaille cheek shade grace and joy on white background
chantecaille cheek shade grace and joy on white background

These blendable cheek shades wear beautifully. Not only is this luxury product a worthy buy, but you will also be supporting a foundation that corresponds to the animal of the shade you choose.

WORTHLESS: No7 Radiance+ Vitamin C Daily Brightening Moisturizer

number 7 radiance plus vitamin c daily brightening moisturizer on white background

Unfortunately, this didn’t do much to adequately hydrate my combination skin. So if you have normal to dry skin, I’d look elsewhere.

WORTH IT: CHANTECAILLE Lip Veil – Moabi and Honeypot

chantecaille lip veil moabi and honeypot on white background
chantecaille lip veil moabi and honeypot on white background

These tinted lip balms give your lips a lightweight and hydrated feel, which is perfect for those who don’t like a thick consistency yet want a hint of tint.

WORTH IT: WET N WILD Color Icon Shadow Palette 5-Pan (Walking on Eggshells) and 10-Pan (Nude Awakening)

wet n wild color icon shadow palette 5 pan walking on eggshells and 10 pan nude awakening on white background
wet n wild color icon shadow palette 5 pan walking on eggshells and 10 pan nude awakening on white background

I don’t necessarily think Wet N Wild needed to reformulate their palettes again. So if you have these already, you definitely don’t need to purchase the new versions. But if you haven’t tried these and are looking for blendable, budget-friendly eyeshadow palettes, these are a great choice.

WORTH IT: Westman Atelier Baby Cheeks Blush Stick (Chouchette) 

westman atelier baby cheeks blush cheek choucette on white background

If you like creams or stick formulas, you will not be disappointed with this blush stick that gives a naturally beautiful finish. This color in particular (shown in the video below) is gorgeous!

WORTH IT: NARS Soft Matte Tinted Lip Balm (various shades) 

nars soft matte tinted lip balm in various shades on white background

This limited-edition tinted lip balm is different from others on the market with its matte, sheer finish. I was doubtful that it could be hydrating and matte at the same time, but it feels wonderful on the lips! This balm contains hydrating ingredients that keep your lips looking fresh while giving them a blurred appearance. Don’t miss out on these!

WORTHLESS: NYX Professional Makeup Marshmellow Primer

worthless nyx professional makeup marshmallow primer on white background

This is the perfect example of a viral makeup product not working out for everyone. For me, this 10-in-1 smoothing primer promised a lot but fell quite short of its promises. However, it does have a nice scent with the marshmallow root extract. 

WORTH IT: Saie Glowy Super Gel Lightweight Dewy Highlighter 

saie glowy super gel lightweight dewy highlighter on white background

A tiny amount of this soft liquid highlighter blends in beautifully with your skin and gives a dewy natural finish. It also dries down and doesn’t leave you feeling sticky. 

WORTHLESS: Saie Dew Balm Bouncy Marshmallow Highlighter

saie dew balm bouncy marshmallow highlighter on white transparent background

We have another marshmallow product that fell short. It’s far too thick and pasty to be bouncy. In order to blend it into the skin, I had to blend it in quite vigorously. If I blended it in over foundation, the foundation was wiped away in the process. I also didn’t see much glow when I was finished. I definitely prefer the aforementioned Saie highlighter to this one!

Do any of these products sound good to you? What have you found lately that you either loved or hated?

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PRODUCTS SHOWN (and mentioned)

Urban Decay Wild West Palette https://bit.ly/3qGpnaw

Elf Flawless Brightening Concealer https://bit.ly/30JJhqA

Makeup Revolution Brightening Concealer https://bit.ly/2OUDyvx

Dior Natural Nude Foundation https://bit.ly/3rJtwf4​ )

Chantecaille – Blush https://bit.ly/30Iqw6P

Lip Veil https://bit.ly/30K1KmY

Read more about Chantecaille causes: https://bit.ly/3tj454x

No7 Radiance+ Brightening Vitamin C Moisturizer https://bit.ly/3tkERT8

Wet n Wild Palettes https://bit.ly/3cvhFuO

Westman Atelier Blush Stick https://bit.ly/2OOAgcU

NARS Soft Matte Tinted Lip Balm https://bit.ly/3rMSeeJ

NYX Marsh Mellow Primer https://bit.ly/3l8LUM2

Saie – Glowy Super Gel Lightweight Dewy Highlighter https://bit.ly/3eyKqcs

Dew Balm Bouncy Marshmallow Highlighter https://bit.ly/38B1tqD


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