Today we're gonna talk about cult favorites....that I don't like. Some of them may just not work for me personally, cause you know...we're allowed to have opinions...that's why I have a blog. That was a joke. Kinda. Anyway, they may not be products that's the point. Although some of them I just don't see them as a good product so there's that.
Ok first up. SKII Essence. I feel like that's just me though. I think I'm not an essence person per se unless it's from Fresh. Where I have the problem is that I got samples of this....used my Sephora points....completely is misleading because I swear it was a vile, maybe two vials, and a DIME size moisturizer container. Thanks Sephora. Also, I had gotten the same sample, for free, with purchase a month or so before hand. Anyway, the point is I really tried it for as long as I could lol. Nothing came of it and it's so expensive. That's my problem. I didn't even have a soothing feeling, a radiant look about myself, nothing noticeable sensory or visibly happened. Therefore, I dislike it.
Next up Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder....yes I know. I have basically blasphemed just now. I've also tried this several times. No, it doesn't work for me. To be fair I really think it's a preference thing, only because I don't like loose setting powders much except for a couple. My fine lines are directly underneath my lower lashline. Not really crows feet just in the under eye area. It's also quite dark under there. Loose powder clings to those lines no matter what and also becomes so crepe-y looking. It looks like a raisin. Bear in mind I hydrate my eyes and face...a lot. I have a whole process of plumping up the skin before I do makeup eye area included. I know what concealers and corrector to use and how to not layer too many products. So what I do is I use my finger to tap in concealer or corrector. Really press it in to the skin that way the finger is both a way to warm the product up and doesn't absorb the product like a sponge or brush. Then I use a pressed powder and smaller fluffy brush, tap off the excess powder, and set the eye area like that.
Keeping with loose powders. Coty Airspun. Hate it. It smells horrible.
Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer thing. That's right I don't even know the full or correct name for it. This just didn't work for me. I don't know why it works so well for other people either. I also find that sponge tipped stuff, like as an applicator and packaging, gives me pause because I just think that you need to be careful because of bacteria. For instance, I clean a sponge with proper sponge cleaner every time I use it. Do you clean a sponge on a package that's also the applicator? My guess is no. I only have one product that is sponge tipped in my collection and that's a contour cream/liquid from Charlotte Tilbury although it doesn't seem like a sponge at all.
Speaking of Charlotte T. I hate to say this but I'm not overly impressed with her face powder. I wish I was. It's a pressed powder which I usually love. It's lovely in the packaging. I wish I loved this especially for the price. I use it to set my face, but I don't love it. It actually can oxidize my under eye quite a bit if I'm not super careful. I don't notice all the amazing claims that Jaclyn Hill and all the big guru's made about this powder. No my face doesn't look airbrushed in real life when I use it, no it doesn't hide my pores, it's just a pressed powder. I have pressed powders that I love, that I do see a difference with. This one is just mediocre in my opinion. I feel like Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless does a better job than this to be honest.
Kat Von D anything. Ok, this is more of a personal thing. I will say though that the last few products I've had from her haven't been great. I personally am immuno-compromised. I'm sure you heard her stance on vaccinating. Measles are currently on the rise again, as well as a few cases of mumps. I have a whole highlight reel on my Instagram if you'd like to see why I take this very seriously. I know everyone say's it's just "makeup" and "it's not that deep", well yea it is. So, I'll pass.
I'm from Tennessee. I'm a makeup and skincare lover. I have always enjoyed creating looks but I love to help people with product knowledge and application even more. I've been able to do these things because God has seen fit to bless me with the opportunity.