The main message of this post today is, go against the grain, have the unpopular opinion, dare to be different! Now although this does apply to life in general, I am focusing more on in the beauty-product world. Just because every well-known blogger, and the whole of your bloglovin' dashboard, bow down at the feet of a 'miracle product' doesn't mean you have to like it! Sometimes we (including myself) get far to swayed by what other people think. Everybody's face/skin/body/hair is different, so what works for one person may not work for you, and that is ok! So, in the spirit of today I am going to do a little overview of products that everyone seems to love, but me.
Estee Lauder Doublewear: Absolutely everyone (including my house mate) loves this full coverage, non-budging high end foundation. However, I do not. It doesn't sit nicely on my skin at all, it leaves me with a strange white cast and feels far to heavy on my face. I have tried it on a few occasions to make sure it wasn't just a one off but it definitely does not work for me. It is an extra shame as this is the first 'high end' foundation I splurged on, so I am a little bit wary now.That being said, if it works for you I have a nearly full bottle in Ivory Nude for sale!
Maybelline baby lips: I found one of the plain baby lips in the clearance section of Superdrug for £1 because the packaging was damaged. I was super excited as I had heard nothing but good things since these sticks crossed the pond, but alas, they were not for me. Far from the 8-hour hydration they claim the formula sat on my lips for an hour or 2 before needing to be re-applied. They aren't shockingly bad by any means and would be useful to have in your handbag, but for hype I felt quite let down. However, for the £1 I paid I am perfectly happy, as the smell is divine.
Rimmel Scandaleyes waterproof kajal in 005 nude: Everyone loved a nude pencil in the waterline to open up tired eyes, and so do I. Particularly everyone seems to love this one, however I find that it doesn't seem to work for me as well as it does everyone else. The colour seems a little bit off and the overall effect not great. I much prefer to use my Chella highlighter which I received in my Birchbox, the brighter and lighter colour is a lot more flattering on me and the product is very soft and gentle. I do like the Rimmel offering but it doesn't hold the same place in my heart as it seems to in everyone elses.
Dr Lipps nipple balm for lips: Another cult lip-product that just doesn't do much for me. I find this to be like a concentrated version of vaseline (which I don't get on with either) it just kinda sits on my lips and doesn't do anything except make them feel sticky. I also find the formula really thick and hard to work with, I need some elbow grease to apply it to my lips!
Bioderma crealine h20: This is a bit of an odd one, as I do love Bioderma for taking off my make up, it does it quickly and efficiently with minimal fuss. However, I cannot use this on my eyes, a quick sweep with a very slightly damp cotton pad to remove the top layer is about as far as it goes, because this stuff stings.
Benefit's they're real! mascara: This is another odd one, for me I only have a small window when I can love this mascara. The right time is when it has dried up a little bit, as otherwise I find the formula too wet, but it will quite quickly dry up too much. In that respect the price of it, for the amount of time I actually enjoy using it, doesn't cut it for me.
And that is it for my negative-nelly post! I hope you didn't think it was too much of a downer. Are there any products that you have been in a similar situation with? I would love to know.