TJ Maxx may have great value makeup products, but there are also products you should avoid.
Shoppers should research makeup products before buying – at least according to makeup expert Tia Samuda.
It might seem like a good deal depending on the price and brand, but Tia has some advice for TJ Maxx shoppers.
The makeup master is tiasamudaa on TikTok and shares all sorts of tips on her page.
Her videos typically consist of product reviews and makeup education.
During a trip to a big box store, this Jamaican-born expert stopped to check out a few products.
She recently posted a TikTok urging her followers to avoid listing her products.
Products to avoid
There are 6 products to avoid due to several factors, especially packaging damage.
Tia said in the video, “Don’t get things out of despair. And don’t get things you don’t know.”
1. Pacifica Light Clean Foundation – $8
This product has some great qualities like clean ingredients and is cruelty free.
However, this particular item appeared to have been opened and used as some of the foundation can be seen on the cap.
An open or broken seal might get you a better deal, but Tia said it’s best to skip it.
2. Sephora S Clean – $20
Sephora S Clean Foundation is also vegan and made with cleaner ingredients than most.
TikTokers told me to avoid this as there were stains on the bottle.
As with Pacifica products, it looks like someone opened it, so it’s wise to pass this on.
3. Milani Foundation Stick – $10
This next product she finds looks like an obvious skip as the packaging had been clearly tampered with.
Once opened, the shelf life of a product, especially one with oil or butter, is quickly reduced as the product must be used.
Tia said the product seems to have been on the shelf too long and should be avoided.
4. MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation – $39
As a make-up brand exclusively for entertainers, Mack is famous for its longevity.
The foundation Tia saw at TJ Maxx was a loud no.
She doesn’t explain why, but many say some products can damage the skin and cause breakouts.
5. Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream – $13
TikToker had never heard of the brand, so it would be wise to skip it, she said.
Some reviewers swear by this product, and buyers beware.
One user said she experienced itchiness within an hour of application, while another was bothered by the gray tint.
Overall, Tia told us to avoid products we’ve never heard of.
6. Beauty Blender Bounce Foundation – $20
This last brand took the helm of major controversy after releasing its first liquid foundation in 2018.
The company faced backlash after many influencers took to social media to express their anger at the lack of darker foundation options.
Tia doesn’t mention this in her video, but she says it’s best to skip this particular foundation.
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