I was watching Youtube this morning and a few of the channels I’m subscribed to did this Unpopular Opinions Makeup Tag. The videos were really fun and interesting to watch and I thought that a tag like this might be a nice change from the reviews I normally do. I laughed when I watched Tati’s video and she said that she was tagging herself to do this because no one had actually tagged her, so I decided that I would do the same. So I’m tagging myself into this because I want to do fun things too!
So without talking about that any further,
here is my version of the Unpopular Opinions Makeup Tag.
1. Popular makeup product you don’t like.
MAC Prep + Prime Fix +. This was the first high end/not-a-drugstore-brand setting spray that I bought and I assumed because of how much everyone loved this online that it was going to clear my skin and reduce my wrinkles even on top of setting my makeup to be ready for a red carpet. Unfortunately as I have now learnt, sometimes things that are cult favourites are only still that popular because the people using them have rose coloured glasses on that remind them of their first love with the product.
MAC Prep + Prime Fix + was a terrible setting spray for me. It does smooth everything down but literally any spray will smooth out a powdery face. This spray left me shiny and I was so oily after a few hours that I couldn’t pass it for dewy in any way I tried. The spray applies patchy, I would always end up with stray blobs of liquid that dried down funny and I went through the bottle so quickly that I think it only lasted me about a month. I am glad this was not the first setting spray I’d ever used because it would have put my standards for them very low. Thankfully I’d been using a NYX setting spray before it and was able to realise that I preferred the NYX one and that maybe this MAC spray just wasn’t all it was hyped up to be.
2. Popular makeup product/brand that everyone else seems to hate but you love.
I said this in the review of this product but everyone online and anyone I spoke to would tell me it wasn’t worth it no matter how cheap the product was. But when I finally caved and bought the BYS 48 Palette Eyeshadow Intense Pigments for AUD$11.95 it was one of the best makeup purchases I’d ever made. An all shimmer eyeshadow palette with 48 different colours ranging from neutral to rainbow, finishes from a sheer glitter wash to straight metallic shine, there’s very little I can fault with this palette. I also really like how small the pans are because I’d rather have 48 little eyeshadows than 10 large pans, I never hit pan on any eyeshadow anyway because of how fluctuating my style is so this palette really does suit my every need. And yet still online people call BYS a cheap brand with bad products, this is one of my favourite eyeshadow palettes and the best one for travel because it has everything I’d ever need all in one.
3. Makeup collab you didn’t like or were not interested in
Honestly I haven’t been keeping up with too many new releases of late, purely because I’m trying not too buy more makeup for a while until I’ve used up some of my other products first. However there was one name that kept popping up on my radar and that was the James Charles x Morphe Artistry Palette. I don’t watch James Charles but I am aware of him on Youtube however there wasn’t anything about this that interested me. The palette looked like it had shades I’d seen before, even though it was very bright and colourful, it kind of looked like an almost generic colourful eyeshadow palette. And I’m finding myself getting bored with the plain shimmer and matte colours even if they are bright. I’m needing really unique shades or duo-chromes for me to get excited these days.
4. Popular makeup step that you never do
This one is probably because I’m lazy and simply can’t be bothered, but I never put on false lashes. I’ve never used them and can’t see myself starting soon. I can already take up to an hour on my makeup, I don’t need to be adding another 20 minutes for false lashes, I just don’t have that effort in me.
5. Popular beauty influencer you don’t subscribe to/watch
Honestly that list is too long, it’s shorter for me to say I don’t watch any of them except for Tati, Nikki and Shaaanxo. I used to watch a few like Laura Lee, MannyMUA etc but their drama and lack of real opinions annoyed me to the point where I don’t watch them any more. I’m almost getting that way with Nikki too if I’m honest, only Tati seems to me like a “big beauty influencer” who will actually say if she doesn’t like a product. Because those things are what I look for when I watch Youtubers, I am now subscribed to a lot of smaller channels that still give their honest opinions. Some of my favourites are Angelica Nyqvist, Mariam A., Melissa Gold, Stephanie Nicole and theblondemann.
6. Popular makeup product/brand that you don’t use/support anymore
This is not a brand that I don’t support as in they did something that offended me. It’s more that everyone seems to rave about them but they’re expensive and their products have never impressed me so I don’t buy from them anymore. That brand is MAC. I’ve tried their setting spray, lipsticks and foundation and nothing particularly impressed me for how much they cost, I definitely wouldn’t call it cheap by any means. So I don’t buy MAC products and until something amazing comes out, I won’t be buying anything from them in the future.
7. Makeup trend that you have no interest in trying
There are a lot of them, mostly the silly looking ones on Instagram with the wavy brows or applying contour with kitchen utensils. One trend that’s not just plain stupid that I can think of is matte liquid lipsticks. I just can’t wear them. They’re too drying and uncomfortable to me. I don’t mind reapplying a gloss or lipstick every few hours if it means I won’t end the day with cracked lips. Especially now that I have short hair and I don’t have to worry about getting it stuck in my lip-gloss, it’s basically all I wear.
8. Makeup product that was better in theory than when you used it. Either swatched better or worked better on others than on you.
I was so excited when I bought my Juvia’s Place The Magic Palette, it was colourful and big and everyone online was talking about it. So when it finally got to me I swatched it immediately and was already planning some cool looks using the shimmers and colourful mattes. So I was pretty disappointed when in the end it wore terribly on my eyelids. The shimmers were okay but the mattes were pretty patchy and everything would crease horribly within a few hours. So yes, this was a product that under performed on me and I’m still very disappointed about it.
Yay! This was actually a lot of fun. It’s good to break off from the product reviews all the time and share some stories and talk about some unpopular opinions. I might try and do some more of these if I come across any, or if anyone wants to actually tag me these are super fun to do!