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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.

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Smashbox Photo Finish Primer... all of them. Not sure if it's the high amount of silicone in these or what, but I'm pretty sure they clog my pores and cause breakouts.

 

Benefit They're Real and BadGal Mascaras- I love the majority of Benefit's products, but these two popular mascaras do absolutely nothing positive for me!

 

The new Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee- these perform terribly for me!

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I hear rave reviews about the Benefit They're Real! mascara all the time, and I really just don't understand the hype. It does absolutely nothing for me.

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Benefit's Bad Gal mascara too! Too clumpy and my lashes just look messy. 

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I'm with you on Benefit They're Real mascara! I know they are in this years birthday gift, and I'll be giving that away. I find that mascara almost impossible to remove, and it's not worth losing lashes! 

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I super agree with you about Urban Decay Naked palettes! I caved and got the Naked2 when UD had a sale and was super underwhelmed by it. Honestly, I'm just pretty underwhelmed by UD eyeshadows in general..

 

And the Naked foundation! I've tried the foundation multiple times to see if there was just something I was missing (and I'm a foundation junkie), but there's just nothing I really like about it. :\

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Also Bare Minerals Foundation. I tried both the original and matte formula and I just don't understand what people like so much about it. It took a lot of time and effort to build up coverage and it would fade in only a couple hours (this was with primer and everything). While they do make some other great products I don't understand the foundation hype.

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I HATE bare minerals foundation!  It looked like an oily orange mess on my face, and I agree that it took WAYYYY too much product to get any coverage.  Ugh.  Terrible.

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im not a big fan of the urban decay Primer potion it just feels greasy on my lids and it does nothing with helping my eyeshawdow with lasting longer i'd personally rather use the nyx or e.l.f one which is cheaper but way better

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I have honestly never tried the urban decay potion but I absolutely LOVE the e.l.f. one! It makes such a huge difference in my eyeshadow 

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I like Too Faced shadow insurance and I just found that Milani's eyeshadow primer does as good of a job for almost one fourth of the price!  You got to love these drugstore gems!