starletta8

Going Against the Grain: Products Others Rave Over, You Don't

Alright, this is a thread that I've thought about starting for a long time but have been trying to consider how best to approach it without starting a flame war or offending anyone.

 

Disclaimer: this thread is not for people who love these products to try to convince those who don't love their favorites that they're wrong, to try again, etc.  Trying to make anyone feel bad for their opinion will not be tolerated. Nor will "beauty evangelizing." Likewise, please remain polite when you talk about the products you just don't like.

 

So, what products do you go against the beauty grain?  What are those consensus favorites that you just don't like?

 

I'll start.

 

I'm just not a fan of the Urban Decay Naked palettes. I know they're widely considered a HG product and everyone "has to have them!".  I understand why they're considered a value from an intellectual perspective.  But I don't own any of them, and won't. I often bite my tongue because they seem to be the only answer repeated thread and after thread.

marydiva

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I don't like face primers either! They feel greasy to me! 

crayzeeRN

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Funny, I keep thinking the same thing as of late with face primers. I've found my face lotions/creams seem to work just as well to prime my face rather than adding another layer of primer!

Seiba

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Interesting topic!

 

For me, the first thing that comes to mind if Bare Minerals foundation, since it just didn't work for me and I cannot stand the mess it made on my counter when I try it. 

 

Another is something a lot of people have posted on here already. UD Naked palettes. I have the basic one, and that's okay, but after getting my HUGE Coastal Scents palette, I found that I really have no need for more eyeshadow palettes in general, much less ones that are heavily glittery or shimmery. I like the matte one though, since a good matte formula is so hard to find. 

 

Another thing: natural bristle brushes. A-whaaaaaa? The natural brushes I've tried for eyeshadows have ALL been scratchy in some form or another, or lose its shape so easily, or some other thing that annoys me. I know a lot of people claim that natural bristles are the best for eyeshadow and color pickup but I guess I'll be one of the forever synthetic girls.

mxcx

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Can we talk about drugstore products here too? .. because I just don't get what the hype is with Maybelline The Falsies mascara! Or Maybelline mascaras in general; I've tried two or three of their formulations and they were all super wet, smudged like crazy, and didn't hold a curl for more than five minutes.

starletta8

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You can talk about any product you want!

beautytester

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The OPI sale have finally given me the opportunity to play with many nail polishes, and I can finally say with certainty that....nude nails don't suit me. It just look so...flat, even with a shiny top coat. I can do sheer pink, or shimmery neutrals, but not the opaque neutrals/nude rose/peach tones you see on magazines. 

starletta8

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Not a fan of mannequin hands?

beautytester

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Nahh. I tried shiny top coat and glitter top coat, doesn't help. I'll stick to sheer pink for my "neutral/professional/business" nails. =/

starletta8

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I like Deborah Lippmann Careless Whisper or Modern Love for business.

beautytester

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I did not hear that, for the sake of my wallet. *peeks*

drrragon

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eeeeeek!  this cat is SO ADORABLE!  @beautytester how do you always find the most totally awesome animal pics!  like our favorite melodramatic squirrel, and all those LOLcats, and the lioness and the lion one.....

starletta8

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That squirrel is my personal mascot.

starletta8

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Sorry!  One's a sparkly nude and the other is a beautiful dusty mauve.

 

Then again, I've been known to wear literally every color to my office!

Spyski

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Philosophy products smell weird. 

Hope in a jar especially. I put a sample on my hands while I was at Ulta and had to find the nearest towel or piece of cloth or something to get that crud off! Yuck. Products that work are one thing, but if they have a funky scent to them sorry I just can't use it, especially if the scent lingers. 

beautytester

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Haha, I'm ok with Hope in a Jar's smell cuz right now I've got a facial mist that smells like wilted lettuce (watercress detox elixir from Super by Perricone). It works fine on normal skin, but the problem for me is that it stings and burns on wind chapped or irritated skin, which only happens in the winter, and I can only use it in the winter, so. =/

Spyski

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That's exactly how Hope in a Jar smelled like...wilted lettuce. Reminds me of the Love Lettuce mask at LUSH actually. No thanks, I'll stick with smelling like a giant cucumber if I'm feeling fresh.

kenny

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I know what you mean. I've gotten samples of Hope in a Jar, but I couldn't get past that smell

annonymous1

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I recently recvieved Too Faced's Budior eyes? 

 

i hate this palette literally and i am such a fan of any eyeshadow palettes but this one just didnt do it for me, its like no special colors or anything the box is like made of tin? but it doesent even have a mirror or didnt include a brush or anything, for 38 bucks i expected something different 

latinadiva

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i don't have this palette but i agree, this one looked like such a disappointment. i literally own every single eye palette from too faced "natural, naked, smokey, natural at night, romantic, summer" blah blah. this palette, while the new colors were pretty, majority of them i already have in other palettes. what's the point?

ellevee09

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Orgasm blush by Nars please sit down! #js

poohblueberry

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Hi Ladies!

 

I've read your thread about Pantene shampoo and wanted to put in my two cents worth.

 

I was at my doctor's a few months ago and she had noticed that my scalp was flaking pretty badly - I told her that it was because I used Pantene every day (before I realized what the shampoo was doing to me). She advised that I should shampoo every other day - I did that, and still my scalp was flaking.

 

I think most of us bought into the myth that Pantene is a good brand - I'm here to say that Pantene (the clear shampoo anyways) really stripped my hair of any trace of oil - my hair felt like straw afterwards and my scalp flaked something awful.

 

Sooooo, I would recommend that you *not* purchase Pantene if you want to avoid the problems that I ended up having.

 

By the way, because Pantene (clear) is a *grease* stripper, I decided to experiment. I had accidentally spilled some olive oil on my sleeve; I decided to put some Pantene (clear) on the stain, used an old toothbrush and scrubbed the Pantene into the stain. I then threw it into the washer on the hottest water setting, and believe or not, the oil stain was gone! Voila!!!

 

So, if anything, you can use your harsh shampoos for ring-around-the-collar stains and other oil/grease stains you may encounter in your laundry basket!! :smileyvery-happy:

 

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