Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Thrill Is Gone...

It happens to the best of us, but lately I've noticed that a few of my favorite beauty products--my old faithfuls--have let me down a bit. Here are my top three "I'm not feeling it anymore" products:
  1. Great Lash by Maybelline. Say it ain't so! Once my favorite inexpensive mascara on the market, Great Lash seems sorta ho-hum to me now. I am not exactly sure what's happened, but the last time I cracked open a tube, it seemed too clumpy and a bit, well, cheap. I've been a big fan of Great Lash for years and I do plan to give them a chance at redemption, but for now, I'm going to find something else.

  2. Lip Venom by DuWop. I was a Lip Venom addict, especially when it first came out. I liked the cinnamon-y bite of the lip plumper, and I also liked the way it made my lips shine. Now? It seems like Lip Venom has lost it's bite. It seems to fade away too quickly in my opinion. Plus I was really unimpressed with their Lip Venom V, the plumper with color that tied in with Twilight.

  3. Bare Minerals by Bare Essentials. I am not sure why, but I have fallen out of love with this mineral foundation. Maybe they've saturated the market too much? Maybe I'm just ready for a change? Whatever the case may be, I'm going to search for something new once my current foundation is used up.
So sorry formerly loved beauty products. It's not you...it's me. Except, maybe it IS you. Ugh. I guess time moves on, things change, and what was awesome 4 years ago doesn't quite cut it today.

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5 comments:

phairhead said...

I agree w/ you about Great Lash. Lately I've been loving Elizabeth Arden mascara

All Women Stalker said...

I really don't like that mascara :) I'm using a cheap one but it's really good

Heather said...

If you're tired of these "oldies" give Ava Anderson Non-Toxic a few weeks....try out their 100% NON-TOXIC makeup and prepare to be wowed!

In the mean time, check out all Ava's non-toxic skin care products at:
www.NonToxicBelle.com

Brooke said...

I don't like that mascara either...I use Covergirl Professional Superthick Lash mascara and really like it. I wouldn't say that it makes my lashes "superthick" but it gets the job done.
As for the let down - I use to use Olay Complete facial lotion all of the time and looooved it. The last time I purchased it (a few months ago) it made my face burn. I don't know if it's a new formula or what? I'm now using Eucerin for my face and like it so far.

Jo said...

Interesting post. =)

I've been using Glysomed hand cream for the longest time and it's the only thing keeping my hands from completely shrivelling up, due to frequent hand-washing at work. But the formula seems to have changed recently and I need to apply it more often.

I'm also on the lookout for some new mineral foundation. I found Bare Essentials to be okay. Heard some raves about Silk Naturals and am thinking of trying some of their products.