Tuesday 23 October 2018

Unpopular beauty opinions

Hello, my loves! Today, I thought I'd do something a little different, and share my take on the 'Unpopular Beauty Opinions' tag. I've first spotted this tag on the lovely Lulle's blog, although it was originally created by a couple of fellow YouTubers. I think it's a really fun tag - it's interesting to learn about other people's unique perspective on makeup and current trends; and who knows, maybe you'll find that your opinion isn't so unpopular, after all! I encourage you all to try this tag, and for now, here are my answers to the tag questions. Hope you enjoy!

Popular makeup products you don't like
I am not sure whether these are actually popular anymore, but I could never stand the Baby Lips range by Maybelline. I used to see these lip balms advertised everywhere back in the day, so I tried a couple (seemed worth a shot for the low price point!), and it ended up being a complete disappointment. They feel waxy, artificial and do not hydrate the lips at all. I know a lot of people that enjoy these, though, so it could just be my lips. And don't even get me started on their Baby Skin primer, which gave me breakouts and made my skin ten times more oily than it already is...! I now make a point to always steer clear of anything in the Baby range.

Popular makeup product/brand that everyone else seems to hate but you love
I probably wouldn't call it a 'hated' brand, as it definitely seems to sell very well, but maybe quite controversial - Jeffree Star Cosmetics. I don't want to get too much into the drama and controversy behind Jeffree Star himself, but personally, I really enjoy his makeup products. The quality is always top-notch whilst the price point isn't completely ridiculous. The Velour lipstick range is the only liquid lipstick formula that doesn't completely dry out my lips, all whilst being highly pigmented and long-lasting.

Makeup collab you didn't like or weren't interested in
Pretty much any major YouTuber collabs (there are so many that I can hardly keep up with them all), although I would also like to mention the Disney x ColourPop collab that recently blew up on social media. Don't get me wrong, I think that it's an amazing collab idea, and I was so excited when I first found out about it. The lipstick range is absolutely stunning (each one named after a Disney princess), and I really love the look of the highlighters, but there were parts of the collab that seemed quite underwhelming - namely the eyeshadow palette. It just looks a little bit... Meh? I was definitely expecting something more whimsical, magical and fairytale-like!

Popular makeup step that you never do
Definitely contouring. I've tried it a couple of times, but am completely useless at it. I love to admire a good contour on someone else, but don't attempt it myself anymore. I also find that it's incredibly time-consuming, and just doesn't seem worth the hassle when I'm already pressed for time in the mornings!

Popular beauty influencer you don’t subscribe to/watch
To be honest, I hardly watch any. It might just be my impression, but I think that the beauty community on YouTube is a little toxic, saturated with drama, controversies and focused on the wrong things. It seems that people are constantly trying to one-up each other, 'exposing' one another and what not, instead of focusing on why they started a beauty channel in the first place. Personally, I get most of my makeup knowledge and news from fellow beauty bloggers that I regularly visit and keep in touch with. We're a fairly small, but very tight-knit community!

Popular makeup product/brand that you don’t use/support anymore
I honestly can't think of a specific brand that I wouldn't 'support' anymore, although there are many makeup products that I used to love, but haven't used in a very long time. For example, taking a look at my 'What's in my makeup bag?' post from 2015 (the cringe!), I no longer use any of the products I mentioned back then - even though I used to swear by every single one, back in the day!

Makeup trend that you have no interest in trying
I know that this isn't really a 'trend' anymore, but do you loves remember when people on YouTube would apply their makeup with all sorts of objects instead of actual makeup brushes? We've seen everything from craft supplies, food, to more questionable items... So yeah, that. On a more serious note, it would probably be most modern eyebrow trends (for instance, shaping your brows with concealer) - I am still stuck in the early 00's when it comes to doing my brows, plus I am completely useless at it! So, whilst I love to admire a good Instagram brow, I always stick to the very basics when doing my own.

Makeup product that was better in theory than when you used it. Either swatched better or worked better on others than on you
It has to be the Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation! So many people swear by this foundation, and nearly all reviews I've read have been incredibly positive. However, on my skin, this foundation was an utter fail. It looked greasy, patchy and kept sliding off my face - seems that my skin really has a thing against it! Another one would be the Anatasia Beverly Hills Norvina eyeshadow palette - it's a gorgeous palette full of gorgeous, whimsical, pigmented shades. However, it is also one of the most fragile formulas I've ever tried. You have to be so careful dipping into these eyeshadows, because they make a mess and cause a lot of fallout. They do look so pretty when applied, though!

Hope you've enjoyed this post! If you do end up doing this tag, please be sure to let me know, as I'd love to check it out!

What are your unpopular beauty opinions? 

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