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YouTubers Eyeshadow Palettes Real vs Fake, Urban Decay Naked and Too Faced Eye Shadow Counterfeits from eBay (Fake eBay Makeup and Cosmetics)
Fake / counterfeit eyeshadow, cosmetics and makeup products in general have become a real problem on online websites, such as eBay, where you just can’t be sure what you are buying until it arrives. There are lots of YouTube videos and vlogs about this problem, so here’s my take on the fake makeup situation.
At Christmas I really wanted to get some Urban Decay Naked eyeshadow palettes, because I’d heard that they were amazing and I wanted to try them out. I found some on eBay that were £10 each, instead of £39 in the shops (Debenhams). So I asked if I could maybe have one of those, but my dad said that when things are that cheap, they’ve got to be dodgy, and it turns out that he was right.
For Christmas my parents bought me a genuine Urban Decay Naked 2 eye shadow palette, which I’ve almost used to death now, and I’ve got more since. But I’ve always been curious about those £10 ones on eBay, especially when I found out that my friend had recently been conned when she got a Too Faced Chocolate Bar eyeshadow palette (not Bon Bons) from eBay, which came from China and was a fake (lots of fake makeup / cosmetics products seem to come from China and Hong Kong in particular). She said that she didn’t think it was as good as people had been saying, and when we realised it wasn’t genuine, it all made sense.
I thought wouldn’t it be interesting to buy some eBay counterfeits myself, and actually compare them side by side with the real ones – Real vs Fake eyeshadow palettes. I ended up ordering a Naked 2 palette for £9.99 on eBay from a UK seller, which never turned up – funny that, and so I’m still trying to get my money back through eBay for that one. Not put off, I ordered a cheap Naked palette from another UK seller that was supposedly in a ‘sale’. It turned up very quickly and sure enough, it was a counterfeit. I also got a Two Faced Chocolate Bar palette for just £7.89 from China like the one my friend had, and it turned up really quickly, and it was free postage too, so at least that was something. But it was an eBay fake as well, and when compared side by side, the real eyeshadow palettes are so much better – more colourful and more pigmented. However, at first glance they are quite similar, but as soon as you know what you are looking out for, it’s obvious that they are fakes.
So, if you have some makeup that you’ve bought cheap from eBay and you don’t think that it is very good, there may be a really good reason for that, if it’s not the genuine article. Let me know if you spot any fakes in your makeup drawer after seeing this – hope not! There are a lot of these floating around, as well as other makeup and cosmetics products, such as fake Kylie Jenner lip kits and Mac lipsticks (not in my lipstick collection though!)
Lots of beauty YouTubers, vloggers and young kids / children have made YouTube videos and vlogs about their experiences with fake / counterfeit makeup and cosmetics from eBay. Some of my favourites include Beauty Script, BeautyNewbie, Cassie Le, CloeCouture, Emily Farmer, GrafittiGlitter, Irishcel507, Living Out Loud Vlog, Miss Nicki, Nazia Umar, Platinum D, Pop Luxe, Rachelleea, RealAsianBeauty, Samantha Jane, Sarah Sparkles, Saywink, Tango2+, Van Khong and Zabrena.
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