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i know the improved they packaging greatly…but I am not fond of UD Primer Potion in Eden, the tube is a weird hard plastic on mine that shoots out way too much product if you are not super duper careful, and I dislike the big bulkey “Genie” type cap. I would prefer a better tube, and a more user friendly basic style cap.

Too Faced eyeshadow palettes, which are too bulky, and the cardboard just looks cheap & juvenile. I don’t expect “luxury” packaging, but I don’t want a $36 product to look like I picked it up at Claire’s for $10. This is why I won’t bother with the Balm, or benefit.

I really hate cardboard packaging as a whole, but if a brand refrains from cartoonish artwork, I’m willing to overlook it a bit more. LORAC does alot of cardboard, but at least the palettes are sophisticated.

They changed that packaging! Current palettes like the Boudoir Eyes and the re-released Summer Eyes palettes now come in a thin plastic-y tin (I’m not really sure which it is) packaging which is really sleek! I’m glad because I’m with you on that bulky cardboard, such a pain to store.

The up side is that its really easy to remove the actual pans of maekup and compile them into a Z-Palette. More makeup in one spot, super easy to store 🙂


But some too faced palette got incredible quality..
I dislike Cardboard packing because It’s just like not bactercia-protecting and the stuff will get expired more quickily…

Bourjois Healthy Balance pressed powder. Great product, but the packaging is super cheap plastic. Seems like the packaging should be nicer considering the price (in Canada). Apparently Bourjois is cheaper in Europe, so maybe that explains the packaging.

Clinique’s Almost lipstick (particularly Black Honey). I’ve gone through tubes and tubes of this product. Every time I buy a new one and use it for two weeks, the cap gets loose and just falls off all the time. Super annoying !

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OMG I’m so glad that someone else out there knows how much it sucks!! Every time I take the lid off it’s so awkward to hold I end up digging my nail into it and powder goes everywhere! But it’s so good 🙁

Those bareMineral eye colors that come in the little tubes! The product seems wonderfully pigmented and pretty but the messy and wasteful packaging keeps me from buying them!

I admit as much as I think they are GORGEOUS, the Guerlain Rouge G’s are so cumbersome and heavy and a pain to open, I would much prefer simpler packaging for a few less dollars like the rouge automatique.

I agree with you…it’s bulky and not convenient for me as I am lefthanded, so the mirror is useless for me.. and I hate the packing altho the texture is buttery.

Benefit’s packaging puts me off trying any of their products. It is just too loud and chaotic and would look untidy on my dresser.
And speaking of Guerlain, I’m only just realising what an inconvenience the luxe packaging of the Rouge Gs is. I wish the mirror compartment didn’t flip open automatically, but manually – it keeps flapping open while I’m trying to replace the lipstick.

Several but what comes to mind first is Guerlain’s Cruel Gardenia. The screw-top separate lid means you have to be careful not to gash or otherwise damage the surface of the product. I don’t know why there isn’t a hinged, snap-top lid. Guerlain’s Rouges Automatique are another – the square tube makes it awkward to apply the lipsticks. UD’s Mariposa Palette – the lid is hard to get open. Finally, any of the “novelty” palettes – BOS 3 and 4, TF Enchanted Glamourland – they’re unnecessarily boxy and bulky, not the best for taking away with you and just plain awkward.

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Urban Decay’s Naked2 palettes. The pans aren’t secured properly to the case, which is a shame, because the case is actually quite lovely and has a snap closure.

Milani baked blushes…they’re so great, but the package is so clunky and the plastic top falls out too easily. :/

Givenchy Mister Light Corrective Pen! It’s an amazing product, but the twist pen dispenser sucks.

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Guerlain’s Rouge G. It’s pretty and innovative, but overall impractical and it adds too much to the cost of the product, IMO.

Estee Lauder blushes – Sensous Rose is a perfect natural blush for me, but I think the packaging is ugly and clunky, and worst of all, tough to open. I have to use my nail, and I’m always worried about breaking it/chipping off nail polish.

I love Fresh Sugar in Berry and wear it every day, but hate the brushed metal packaging. It’s heavy and good quality, but I hate the feeling of the metal.

I am so glad you asked this question! I absolutley LOVE Urban Decay eyeshadows, but the Mariposa palette is so difficult to open sometimes, the metal packaging is slippery and I have trouble getting a grip on the lid to open it.

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Benefit Hervana is my all time favorite blush but I depotted it because I hated the cardboard packaging. I like it much better in a z palette!

My biggest pet peeve.. pumps on products where you only require a tiny bit. I totally adore the entire range of Rouge Bunny Rouge liquid highlighters, but the darn pump inevitably has me pulling far more product than I require in one go. While, I can appreciate they definitely are hygienic, I really hate wasting so much product.

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