Beauty product scams come in all shapes and sizes, from misleading adverts to disappointing products. These beauty product fails will have you dropping your jaw in shock. Some are out-and-out tricks, like the Perfect Radiance scam, while others are just ahead of their time and create unfortunate misunderstandings, like the Clairol Touch of Yogurt Shampoo.
There are certain claims that some products make that couldn’t possibly be true like Physicians Formula Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Blush, which promises to improve your mood or a color-change lip gloss that presents itself as a reaction to your mood. Although the products are well reviewed in their own right, they’re not actually really doing what they’re marketed as doing. They often show up on beauty product gimmicks lists, as do stick-on eyeliner and the L'Oréal True Match Roller.
Marketing and advertising can cause problems for some beauty products like the expectation versus reality issue surrounding the Revlon Sugar Sugar Lip Topping, which didn’t live up to the hype for many customers, or the Revlon 3D Extreme Waterproof Mascara, which looked much better on Jessica Alba than on any actual consumer.
Then there are the controversial stories surrounding certain products, like the Ciaté Caviar Manicure. And, of course, the wrath of the beauty vlogger community, when the product doesn’t live up to the marketing. You only need to look at reviews of the Kim Kardashian Contour Kit to see what we mean.