Do you remember that song? That terrible, melancholy song that everyone and their brother was singing for months. It made you feel terrible, you weren’t sure why – do artists set out to make people cry? The only other more gut-wrenching song that comes to mind is that Goodbye My Lover song, talk about a day ruiner. Anyway, one of my fave YouTubers recently posted a video about her least favourite products and was called out in the comments by a subscriber who remembered that one of the products had been included in another video and given a good review like 3 years ago. I just have some advice for this person, step away from the internet. Go outside. Preferences change, every time that I do a declutter, I find products that I cannot believe that I used to love and I though I’d share a few today!
Urban Decay De-Slick and All-Nighter Setting Sprays – These were some of the first setting sprays that I used, they are hugely popular but I don’t like the way that my makeup looks when I use them. These sprays cause my foundation to crack, it doesn’t crease but it’s like all of the moisture gets sucked right off my face. They are uncomfortable and now that most brands have setting sprays out there, I have found others that work much better for me.
Wet ‘n w Wild Photo Focus Foundation – Just about everyone went wild for this foundation, myself included but I don’t find myself reaching for it as much as I did when I first purchased it. The shade is perfect, the coverage is great but there’s just something about the way that it sets on my skin that I don’t like. It doesn’t meld with my skin or something, it looks like I am wearing a ton more foundation than I am even though I only needed 2-3 drops to do my whole face.
NYX Liquid Lingerie – This is another one of those products that hasn’t stood the test of time only because there have been so many great liquid lippies flood the market, I used to really enjoy these lippies but after trying ones that are so much more comfortable, I never wear these.
TheBalm Cindy and Mary Lou – Two products that I have listed as favourites before but now I find them lacking. I think that this formula is a tad dry and crumbly in comparison to many of the highlighters out there. I still use these, I take a spoolie and scrape the product up then use a powder brush – it works but I wouldn’t repurchase these.
Benefit Cosmetics Porefessional – This primer just doesn’t get along with my skin any longer, it definitely clogs my pores and makes my face incredibly dry. Nothing against the product, it does erase pores and smooths the skin, it doesn’t agree with me.
I wouldn’t say that any of these are bad products, they no longer suit my needs. I also think that as more companies release variations of the same products that they are only going to keep getting better and some old faves are going to be shelved. With so many new products being released, it’s inevitable that we are going to discover new must-haves and it isn’t deceptive or dishonest- it’s human nature!
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