I admire nearly everything about beauty boss Tyra Banks. The model, actress, TV host, producer, business maven and new mom has been blazing a trail for more than two decades. The woman who taught the world to smize – smile with your eyes – is the epitome of fierce and I expected her first beauty line to be as fab as she is. Unfortunately, I learned that even a runway queen can stumble and this makeup line is as drab as that sad realization.
I received four products from the new Tyra Beauty line – two shades of Sculpt In A Stick, a Cheek In A Stick and a Fashion-Able Blush – for review and the best thing I can say about them is they arrive packaged beautifully. I wasn’t able to actually try any of the products out, because well – they are poorly made.
Of the three makeup sticks, I received – two of the sticks were broken and stuck to the top of the makeup cap and the third was broken and fell into my sink when I opened it. The blush I received (a round cylinder with a gold cap) opened easily the first time. After I twisted it shut, I couldn’t get it open again to test it – and I tried everything except shattering it open.
I wrote to the company and asked if they had a quality control issue with the product and what recourse buyers had if they received damaged product. The company’s quick reply gave me hope:
Regrettably, that hope was misplaced. The replacement makeup products they sent me had the exact same issues. Again, the makeup sticks were broken and stuck to the top of the makeup caps.
I’m not sure if they did or didn’t check out the second set of makeup sticks before mailing them, so I can’t say if they are being damaged in transit or before. What I can say is no one should pay good money for makeup they can’t use!
I’ll still enjoy watching reruns of America’s Next Top Model but would totally recommend waiting a few seasons before ordering any of the Tyra Beauty products.
-Charell Star | Not Just A Girl In A Dress