Beauty Buy Heartache: What to do with Products You Hate

There’s an indescribable excitement that comes with buying cosmetics that only a beauty lover will understand. The planning, the experimentation, the inevitable over-eager purchase, then that final rush as you hurry home to try your new prize. It’s a scenario many know all too well. But after the glowing fluorescent lights of the beauty counter have dimmed and the adrenalin wears off, what happens if that red lipstick you thought was “gorgeous” actually makes you look like a clown with yellow teeth? Or that “amaaaazing” new face cream makes you break out in hideous welts after an hour on your skin?