What brand has the most inconsistent quality?

Urban Decay was the first brand to come to mind. They CAN do great products, they just don’t seem to want to more often than not these days.

— Christine

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Mariella Avatar

I have to echo Christine’s thoughts about UD (I’m sure I won’t be the only one). And although I’ve never actually used Tom Ford, just from the reviews here, I can see how inconsistent the quality is for that brand. Were I inclined to purchase anything from the company (most likely an eyeshadow quad), I wouldn’t make a move until checking out the reviews here and on Makeup Alley.

Christina D. Avatar

Have to agree with you on UD. But I also want to add Huda Beauty. It’s gotten to the point that I wait to make a purchase from Huda, and I find a noticeable difference from her large palettes (which are usually made in Italy), to her smaller “obsession” palettes (which are usually made in China).

Ana Maria Avatar

I would also mention MAC. I have tons of products I love from MAC, my collection is mostly MAC products… but each time they launch something new, one doesn’t know what quality it will be. Sometimes new products and collections are amazing, bust most times you get something sub-par quality.

I’ll continue to repurchase my old favorites from MAC and hope they’re not discontinued.

Genevieve Avatar

Unfortunately, there are a whole slew of brands that have put out really inconsistent products in the past few years: MAC, UD, Too Faced, Tom Ford, Tarte, Huda, Lancome, Guerlain (who hasn’t produced a decent eyeshadow format for such a long time), perhaps Bobbi Brown – just to name a few.
Oh and Bite, Hourglass and even Fenty’s eyeshadow palettes I recall.

Nina Avatar

I would say Tom Ford. It’s a brand that holds no curiosity or interest for me for some years. It’s not even inconsistent, it’s just boring and lacks something. The writing was on the wall when UD tossed all those great lipsticks and shadows and barely made a comeback. There’s an apathy I get from Ford and UD. Its as if the cosmetic world is only enamored with Tilbury or Colourpop. I do not get it.

Helene Avatar

I agree regarding UD. Their eyeshadows used to be great, now I don’t even think about buying a new palette from them. Their lipsticks seemed to be really good even after the latest reformulation, but they don’t have that awesome range of colours anymore.
I agree with those who mentioned MAC, but I think they seem to be doing a bit better. I love so many of their products and as long as they don’t DC my favourites I’ll keep buying from them. As for the LE’s I try not to buy anything until I’ve read the reviews here, that way I stay clear of the duds. I do feel that they are getting better though, I’ve bought quite a lot of the LE lipsticks past year and I like them all.

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