Beauty products I would buy… if they came in mini size

Hey everyone! How have you been lately? If you are reading this on my actual website, and not through the WordPress reader, then you will know that I have done a bit of re-branding on my blog. I am about one month away now from my 1 year blogiversary, so I thought it was time to switch things up a bit. I would love to get your feedback if you have any!

If you read yesterday’s blog post, Beauty brands that can’t take a hint, you will know that a lot of recent releases have been grinding my gears for one reason or another. However, there are definitely some items that have piqued my interest. Although, not quite enough to get me to drop the big bucks. Luckily, mini size products are becoming more and more common, which is amazing if you still want to try new product, but are on a tight budget or have limited space. Mini sized products are also great if you just know you aren’t going to use all of something. And that, my friends, is what this post is all about.

I have gathered a list of items that I am definitely interested in trying, but I’m not quite willing to spend the money on because they are either 1) expensive, 2) too big, so I know I will never finish them or 3) I would like to try the product but I know I won’t use it a whole lot.

So, let’s get into it!

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed “Dreamsicle”

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TBH I was hypnotized by that creamy, dreamy orange swirl since I first laid eyes on it. Believe me, I have all of the basic highlighter shades by now, so anything that is unique, but not crazy, grabs my interest. However, I’ve been tentative because I was not sure how pigmented it would be and whether it would work for my skin tone. BUT, if they were to come out with a mini size, I would JUMP on that!

Natasha Denona Tropic Palette

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Now that ND has started to release some mini items, I am eagerly anticipating minis to come! I have the Mini Sunset palette, and I freaking love it! I probably use it every second day. The blendability is great, and the shades are soooo pretty for summer. SO, wouldn’t it be perfect if she dropped a mini, curated version of the Tropic palette? Especially if 2-3 of those colourful shades were in there. I would get that IMMEDIATELY!! If I were to create a mini with the shades above, I would choose Peach Puff, Coco, Mint Frost, Laguna and Limoncello. Which shades would you choose?

Fenty Beauty Killawatt Foil Freestyle Highlighter Duo

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I admit, I do think that these highlighter duos look so beautiful, but as I mentioned in my Wow! or Waste? on the Fenty Beach Please Summer Collection, they just aren’t wearable enough for me, my style, and my skin tone. If I were to buy these, it would be for eyeshadow. But that’s a $44 CAD eyeshadow duo!!! HOWEVER, if these were half the size, $22 for an eyeshadow duo wouldn’t be the worst price in the world. And, you would actually have a hope of using some of the product. As things are, they are too pricey and too big for what use I would get out of them.

Fenty Beauty Body Lava Body Luminizer


Have you seen these in store? I really need to know, because if you haven’t, you cannot possibly appreciate my next sentence. THE PACKAGING OF THESE IS SO STUNNING I WANT TO BUY IT JUST FOR THE PACKAGING. Except, they are $69 CAD, so I won’t be doing that. I don’t know why she produced such large luminizers (3 oz is a lot of product) for such a hefty price. If she were to produce a 1 oz size, or even a 0.5 oz size, I would definitely be very interested. I do not use body luminizers often (if ever), but if there were a mini size it would potentially be worth it, and I would be willing to explore this product!

Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter

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My thoughts on this product are very much the same as the last. This bottle costs a whopping $55 CAD, which is just too much. You only get 0.8 oz of product in this, but as a face highlighter I wouldn’t be surprised if that lasted you YEARS. You literally need one drop when using a liquid highlighter, so I would much rather pay less to get less. Additionally, it would probably go bad before you used it all up.

Marc Jacobs O!Mega Bronzer Coconut Perfect Tan “Tan-tastic!”

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Honestly, I’m still a little salty over this product. When it was first supposed to come back to Sephora in April, I was absolutely going to get it. However, it never seemed to come into stock in Canada, and I never ever got a back in stock e-mail, and it’s still out of stock 1.5 months later!! WTF!! It was so incredibly frustrating. But, I could potentially be won over again if he were to release a mini. And if it were to ever be in stock….. Clearly no guarantees there though.

Artist Couture x Jackie Aina Diamond Glow Powder Highlighter

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I really love watching Jackie Aina on Youtube, and these loose highlighters that she released with Artist Couture look so stunning! I have never used a loose highlighter before, so I am very curious. However, I would much prefer to try a mini first, to see if it’s something I would even like. I could see it being pretty messy, and potentially difficult to work with.

Farsali Jelly Beam Illuminator

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I was VERY interested when the first one of these came out. When reviewers applied it, it looked SO stunning. That is if they did it right, since it seems to require a sponge and quick application. However, I’m not going to pay $50 CAD for something that can very well turn out to be a disaster. Aren’t these new shades GORG though?

Stila Shimmer and Glow Liquid Eye Shadow


I now own two of these, and they are some of my favourite eye products. However, I got those free through Shopper’s Drug Mart because of their rewards program. These liquid eyeshadows are so stinking expensive, it’s incredibly hard to justify. They periodically release mini sets, but I would love it if all of the shades were available as minis. I want that blue!!

Milk Watermelon Brightening Serum


I don’t know why, but when I saw that this was releasing, I was so interested! I’m pretty sure I’ve never tried anything from Milk, so why now? It’s definitely because of the watermelon. Oooh, I am such a marketing sucker. And even now, I’m interested, knowing that it apparently has literally no scent! What makes it watermelon? Well it’s the 9th ingredient in the stick (that’s not great). I know it’s best to not have scent in skin care, but how can they tease us like that!? Anyways, I would still be curious to try this if they made it available in a mini, which is plausible since they currently offer many other minis.

Well, those are all of the items that I would purchase if they were offered in a mini size! What items would you jump on if you could get them mini? Let me know!

Disclaimer: All images are from the associated brand’s instagram.

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19 thoughts on “Beauty products I would buy… if they came in mini size

    1. Thank you! Yes, the theme I have now works pretty well with mobile! Shape Tape is a great example! You get so much product, almost double the amount that you usually get, but it is an expensive upfront purchase! It would be great if they could offer a mini version of all of the shades!

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  1. I love minis! I know you typically get less product for your money but some full-size products are just impossible to use before they go bad anyway. I’d much rather have a few mini highlights than one big one.

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    1. Yes that’s very true that the value usually isn’t there, and value is usually what I am going for. But if I am trying to be realistic, value doesn’t always come into play if you know that you will not go through the whole item. I love having a selection of shades too, so minis make sense! I’m glad that you agree.


  2. I want to try the fenty body lava sooo bad! It was in so many beauty youtubers favourites, but 3oz is way too big for me. A 1oz size would be perfect!
    I would also love to see some smaller natasha denona palettes, I can’t justify over $100 for a big palette no matter how good it is.
    That’s so annoying that the marc jacobs bronzer never came back to Canada, I hate it when restock notifications never get filled.

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    1. Yess!! Yeah I can’t believe how big the body lava is! Who would go through that? It would surely go bad before you used it all up. I can’t wait for more ND palettes! Yes that bronzer has me a bit jaded lol.


  3. Your new blog layout is so nice! I agree with you on all of these! I just purchased the fenty mini highlighter and lip gloss duo today. I love it because I won’t use up full sizes of the products. I just have so many, but I wanted to try fenty!

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    1. Yes!! It’s so exciting that Natasha Denona has realized that there is a market for mini palettes, since she knows her prices are exorbitant. Can’t wait to see more minis!


  4. As a fellow Canadian and someone who is on a beauty budget, I’d love it if brands would release mini try-me sizes when they release new products. It’s a lot to ask for I know, but after exchanging U.S. to Canadian dollars buying full size items aren’t worth it (and this is before you factor in shipping charges!!) I’ve gone to Sephora and while buying a full size item or two I ask for two or three samples of products that I would love to try before splurging on their full sizes. A lot of the time, I get a dirty look. I’d even be willing to pay a couple of bucks for this service so at least they’d still be making money. I do agree with you on the Farsali Jelly Beam, Milk Watermelon Serum and the Natasha Denona Tropics palette. I also can’t help but wonder if these big companies know they’d make more money if they had these smaller sizes instead of people buying the full sizes and then returning them because they didn’t work, oxidized on their skin or gave them a bad reaction.


  5. I agree with all of these! That Becca highlight is sooo pretty, but I don’t know if I’ll like it on! Also, would absolutely die if the ND palette became a mini, it’s so stinking pretty, but so expensive for me to justify! Your blog looks amazing too, by the way! 😊

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  6. I completely agree with you on the Marc Jacobs Dew Drops highlighter needing a mini. I’ve wanted it since it came out, but I can’t bring myself to make the splurge – especially when I know I’ll only get through like a quarter of it before it goes bad!

    Tarte definitely needs to release mini versions of those Shimmer and Glows. They’re SO expensive, but I’d buy every shade if they were in cheaper minis!

    The FENTY highlighters from the summer collection are beautiful in the pan, but I just don’t understand them…at all. Like I feel like those shades would look whack on every skin tone??

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    1. I wonder if there have been any sets where the Marc Jacobs highlighter has been included as a mini.. I haven’t checked that out yet, but probably not. But I would so jump on that!
      I totally agree with the Fenty highlighters. They definitely aren’t “suited” for anyone. But as eyeshadow they could be really cool!


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