NOT ALWAYS LOVE
Makeup is a beautiful thing to exist but it does come with dislikes, even hate. Here are 10 things I hate.
Reformulation and discontinuation – You buy the same product for years but then all of a sudden the formula changes. It’s happened to me a few times and I’ve always hated the new formula and have never repurchased them again. I mean, why?! Even the tiniest change can affect the whole result. Or how about when a product gets discontinued? I remember when my all time favourite eyeliner was discontinued, I was so heartbroken. I had even emailed the brand just out of curiosity. Took me a few years to find a new HG.
Cleaning makeup brushes – Effort, time consuming, a chore. I’m lazy but it has to be done. When I misplace my brush cleaner tool, I have to resort to using my hands. Wrinkly hands aren’t a good feeling.
Makeup stands – The high street ones aren’t well kept. With the dirty stands, disgusting testers and opened products, I shiver. I’ve watched people applying testers directly to their face, I shiver even more. There are people stealing them too meaning other people ends opening new products to test and it repeats. The testers and stands are covered in makeup which probably hasn’t been cleaned in a while.
Foundation colour match – Lack of shades on the high street, make up artists thinking they know everything, foundation oxidising etc. Need I say more? I’m going to elaborate more on the makeup artists point. Whenever I get colour matched, the majority always assume I have yellow undertone because I am Asian, therefore matching me with a warm undertone shade, when in fact I’m actually neutral. There needs to be more neutral shades out there.
Palette shade only available in the palette – We all have that favourite shade from a palette that we hit pan on and most of the time, it’s not available as a single eyeshadow. When it’s a limited edition palette, then we’re screwed. We try to save every last bit, only use it for special occasions, or not even use it at all.
The perfect, matching eyeliner on both eyes – We all know how much of a pain that is. That one tiny stroke can transform the eye from perfection to a panda.
The urge to rub my eyes – Especially during hay fever season. When your eye makeup is on point but you get that itch and you don’t want to ruin the look, what do you do? What do you do?!?!
£££ – Especially when there are 3 for 2 deals on. You do get what you pay for most of the time in terms of quality and we may end up spending a little more on the higher end. Higher end = better quality and better in general? Not all the time. What about those products you’ve purchased then hated it? Money gone just like that. I’m currently looking at my makeup collection thinking whether to total up how much I’ve spent however, I’m not taking products I’ve finished, thrown or given away into account. I think I’ll skip it altogether.
Certain brands not being easily available – And when we can get our hands on it, the prices are jacked up. There are a lot of brands that are only available in the US I want to try but doesn’t ship to the UK. Getting my hands on Asian brands are getting easier but as with any brand, there’s that fear of fake products. If we do buy products from a brand’s official website or an official distributer, and they’re not UK based, say hello to custom and import charges.
Unnecessary eyeshadow applicators – You know, those cheaply made sponge, foam, plastic ones. What’s up with that? Does anyone actually use those? I’ve always thrown them out and wish the pans were bigger to fill the unnecessary space. I am yet to hear people rave about them. I don’t think that’s going to happen anytime soon, more like never. Unless patchy application is what you’re looking for, then they’re the one for you.
There’s more reasons but I’ll stop here and may do a part 2.
What’s the one thing you hate about makeup?
哈喽！Nicol is a China based British blogger with a goal to visit all provinces in China, using this blog to document the good, the bad and the ugly of anything and everything. Currently visited 32/34.