Where are they now?
I've read beauty blogs for over three years now, that is quite a bit of time and I'm beginning to think my brain has formed a section to remember of all the products I've heard hype about. Turns out we're quite a fickle bunch in the beauty blogging biz and we hop from one holy grail to the next without a second thought. So I delved into that portion of my brain and thought back to the all products that were the best products ever and would always be a favourite to so many people and had a think of where are they now? Is there a place for all the abandoned beauty products to go to?
Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish was the first 'proper' cleanser I ever bought and I still love and use it to this day. Many of us have gone onto oils and balms but I'm still staying strong on the classic creamy cleanser, it just works for me and is something I will continue to buy for years to come I imagine. Over the years I do think the hype around MAC products have died down and the craze over the limited edition collections seems like ancient history now. The mineralize skin finish's were very popular way back then and girls would have them coming out of their ears. Soft & Gentle is my favourite highlighter by far and something that will probably last me the next 5 years as I don't seem to be making a dent in it.
The Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray was probably one of my most coveted products for months because of how much hype it received in blogging and now I don't hear anything about it. Granted I've not used this in a while as I've not really been doing my hair but when ever I do want that tousled look I will always reach for it. The L'Oreal Rouge Caresse Lipsticks and the Revlon Lip Butters are much of a muchness and offer the same kind of thing but people went kind of crazy over them, especially the lip butters can you remember the hauls? I'm guilty of pushing the L'Oreal offerings to the side but the lip butter in the shade Berry Smoothie is so pretty for everyday wear and I'm nearly down to the end of it.
Maybe the nude liner trend has had it's day but people swore by the Rimmel Scandal Eyes pencil and sang the praises of it for waking up tired eyes. The formulation of these liners are creamy soft and are so easy to apply and I need to remind myself to use it more. The struggle that I went through to find the Sleek blush in Rose Gold is pretty ridiculous, it was out of stock in every Superdrug for miles around me. I've since sold it as it was just a little too glittery for my tastes but people held this as a dupe for the also very hyped up Nars Orgasm Blush. TopShop were the first high street brand to really bring it when it came to cream blushes and they were always at the top of any best of the high street post or video. I've moved onto more creamy cream blush offerings like the Stila Convertible Colours but I still think these are a great option and the shades are always fun.
What are the products that you've not heard about in a while?