Are you wasting thousands of dollars a year on name-brand makeup? We tested your favorite brands against these gross berries I found and the results may surprise you!
Lancome Mascara vs. These Gross Berries I Found
Lancome Mascara: This mascara is a staple in my makeup bag. The $30 price tag is a lot to stomach, but it always leaves my lashes perfectly separated, lengthened, and darkened.
These Gross Berries I Found: Surprisingly, the gross berries I found in a pile of dirt and cigarette butts did not lengthen my lashes the way I am used to. I’m not sure what kind of berries they were but they definitely made my eyes burn. One the plus side, they were inexpensive and not tested on animals.
Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder vs. These Gross Berries I Found
Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder: I totally love this bronzer! It’s lightweight, shimmery, and adds the perfect sun-kissed glow to the tops of my cheekbones. The only downside? The $40 price tag.
These Gross Berries I Found: These gross berries I found are shockingly not very colorful when you mash them up and rub them on your cheeks. I wrongly assumed that berry juice would be red like berries, but the goo from these berries was so clear as to not be visible at all, aside from some weird flecks of seeds. The upside? My cheeks swelled up due to an allergic reaction, which enhanced my cheekbones.
MAC Lipstick vs. These Gross Berries I Found
MAC Lipstick: I LOVE using MAC lipsticks. They have the best assortment of colors and they really last. If it weren’t for the price, I’d wear MAC lipstick every day!
These Gross Berries I Found: These gross berries felt AMAZING on my lips. All week I had coworkers asking me if I had my lips done because they had swollen to three times their normal size. It’s way better than any of those expensive lip plumpers on the market, and I didn’t even have to buy them because they were just sitting in the dirt in front of my house! I’m almost certain I’m horribly allergic to these gross mystery berries, but still, this substitution was a total win for me.
Dior Airflash Foundation vs These Gross Berries I Found
Dior Airflash Foundation: This foundation is so lightweight I almost forgot I was wearing makeup! It’s a spray foundation, which is a little unorthodox, but it works better than any liquid foundation I’ve tried. It’s pricey though, at $62 a can.
These Gross Berries I Found: First of all, berries are cheap. Especially berries you find on the ground and not even growing on a plant like normal! That being said, make sure you don’t have a berry allergy before rubbing them all over your face for an article you’re writing. The medical bills have been really expensive and my doctor says I may never fully recover from the severe face swelling. The takeaway: While these gross berries I found are a great deal, they probably aren’t worth the beauty benefits.