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Nyx shadow pencils. A lot of people have problems with them creasing, but I don’t! I recently discovered the amazingness of Milk and I don’t see myself giving it up!

You use them without setting them with powder? I wouldn’t say that a lot of people hate them, they just like them as eyeshadow bases.

I use them on their own, and have no issues with creasing. However, with the exception of UD 24/7 pencil liners, I very rarely have any issues with any eye pencils.

Yes! Maybelline’s Bouncy Blushes. It seems like everyone says they’re void of pigment and a pain to work with, but I love mine! Easy to blend, fun to use, and I get a subtle flush of color.

I love the brush on Urban Decays liquid liners, but I see a lot of people prefer other liquid liners with the more traditional applicator.

Me too! I received a perversion one with a palette and fell in love… It’s been gone for quite some time and I’m finally going to splurge on another one.

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I feel like I’m in a minority because I love MAC Studio Fix Fluid, possibly because a lot of people seem to report that it breaks them out. It’s seriously the best foundation I’ve ever used. It’s not perfect but it’s damn close.

It tends to go the other way, most people I know put a lot more store in skin care products than I do. But I’m the only person I know who owns and knows the purpose of a highlighter. My friend couldn’t see the point of them when I explained what they were (but she’s got beautiful skin, so for her it probably is a bit pointless).

I like Maybelline’s Dream Matte Mousse foundation fairly well, and I know a lot of people hate it. My sister likes it, too, though, so we apparently must have similar skin types.

I also really liked a couple of UD products that were recently discontinued – the Pocket Rocket lipglosses and the last lipstick formula, that a lot of people disliked because of scent/flavor, which I didn’t mind in either.

Seems like a lot of people hate tacky/sticky lipglosses like Mac lipglasses, but with the non-sticky ones I’ve tried, I may as well be using vaseline – sticky ones are the only ones that work. Though I do want to try the Bobbi Brown ones.

Also, Essie nail varnishes – a lot of people call them streaky and tough to work with, but I have about 20 and with the exception of Fiji (an almost white pink) they are the easiest for me to use.

I dont know about “love”, but Chilled on Ice paintpot. wasnt creasy on me like everyone else said, and I thiought it was beautiful layered under powder shadows. Also the Maybelline purple color tattoo, everyone said it sucked but I actually really liked it under some poorer performing purple shadows I had.

I agree about the Purple Maybelline Color tattoo. I have almost all of them, and that is definitely my favorite. I wear Mac’s Parfait Amour on top of it. It has become my go-to when I’m feeling like wearing a bright eye look.

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Most people have low reviews for Benefit’s “They’re Real” mascara and “Ooh La Lift,” but I really find them highly satisfactory. There’s also Kiehl’s Blue Herbal Moisturizer that garnered not-so-high reviews on MakeUpAlley, but it did wonders for my very oily pimple-prone skin (it’s actually the only moisturizer that has ever worked for me).

I have one for you… 😀 I seriously detest “They’re Real.” It’s one of the most mediocre mascaras I’ve ever used. I wanted to like it so, so bad, and couldn’t believe how horrible it looked on my lashes. I think it’s a love or hate thing. But isn’t every mascara? Lots of folks love Diorshow. Bleck, patooey. Another fail for me. LOL!

There are very few mascaras I absolutely detest, as I have naturally full, dark, long lashes, but Bad Gal is tied for first in that regard (along with tarte). Perhaps it’s because I’ve only tried “samples” of these, although it 3-4 separate tubes received with a significant amount of time between receiving them, but I would never bother to take a chance buying full-size.

Yes! When I first got into makeup, I used to throw away all of the makeup applicators that came with products because everyone was saying how unhygienic and useless they were. But now I regret it :/

Me too! I use them so much to pack on my eyeshadow on the lid, sometimes brushes aren’t enough, firm as they may be. They positively suck for blending, so I only use them for packing on color. 🙂

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Oh yeah, Stila Long Wearing Liquid Lip Color (previously named cream stains or something along those lines). I. LOVE.THEM! They’re absolutely not perfect but I love them anyway! The color 1, Fiery, is my power red! There isn’t a day I wear it that I don’t get at least five compliments! I also own the colors Muse, Patina, Beso and Carine. I’m such a matte lipstick fiend.

I have to agree on the Philosophy Shower Gels. I don’t find them amazing (in fact I find them worse than gels that cost 1/3 as much) and most people look at me like I’m mad if I tell them so.

I do, however, ADORE Clinique lipsticks whereas it seems most people I know think of them as “meh”, but the texture and natural color selection is fab to me. 🙂

I really love Chanel’s Gri Gri, which I know you found disappointing. I’ve also noticed a lot of bloggers did not enjoy the Burt Bees lipglosses, stating them to be waxy and tad drying. They are a bit waxy, but I like them for that reason – they don’t budge on me! Even with the more pigmented shades, I don’t have to worry about feathering.

I have heard a lot of mixed reviews on the Revlon Nearly Naked foundation, but I actually like it. And there has been a lot of talk on BB creams, which is another product I love. Not because I believe all of the claims, but I like that sort of very light to light coverage.

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It seems that most products have at least some lovers and haters, so I can’t think of one that I’m alone in loving. I do think that there are some products that get a positive but unenthusiastic reaction that I think are very good or exceptional- I’m not at all put off by the tackiness of Mac glosses and I like how pigmented they are and how long they last; I likewise think that Armani glosses are phenomenal, but they don’t seem to get as much excitement behind them. I think that Le Metier de Beaute’s lipsticks are as good as their fabled shadows, but they seem to get ignored. And Guerlain’s Rose aux Joues blushes are beautiful and wear longer than any other blushes I have, but I think they get the short shrift because they don’t swatch very well.

It usually ends up being the *opposite* for me, LOL! There are several products that get sooo much hype, but just don’t work for *me*…

NARS Soft Touch Shadow Pencils wear like iron on me, but I keep reading such negative reviews/comments. Then again, I’m obviously not the *only* one who loves them, as they’ve been around for quite a while!

L’Oreal lipstick & gloss; I’ve been wearing these for 25+ years, and will continue. The biggest issue seems to be scent/taste, but I actually really like it, although my main reason for buying any product is overall shade & actual performance. Now, if L’Oreal would just consider re-releasing the matte shades…

This isn’t so much a particular product, per se, but I’m sick of the constant griping about eyeshadow palettes not having any/enough matte shades. While I like matte shadows, and find they serve an important role, I don’t have an issue with tossing a single or two, or even a small quad into my bag. It really doesn’t take up that much space, and if I have to carry less lipsticks, then so be it. I hapen to like more “complex” shades, and shimmers/glitters/frosts usually are the ones that provide that, and I have more than enough “basic” matte shades to complement them.

Totally agree with you on the L’Oreal lipsticks, love them and have about 10! Absolutely love the crayon-y/dirt scent! And yes, they NEED to bring back their mattes.

MAC mascaras! There seems to be this attitude that “everybody knows” that MAC’s mascaras are subpar, but I’ve always had good luck with them. Ditto their skincare line. A Clinique SA recently rolled her eyes and told me, “MAC’s not exactly known for their skincare.” True, and it’s a pity, because they have some truly great offerings in that arena.

I love their prime + prep lip, it makes my lipstick last a very long time. I just ate lunch and it’s still on. I used Tarte lipsurgence in Lively.

could not agree with you more!!! i love mac mascaras and in my country they are about 40% cheaper that the other high/mid range brands. I only just bought my first mac mascara 2 months ago because I had been hearing such bad things but I am never buying another brand again! so much cheaper and better results!!

lancome empreinte mask, my HG for 22 years now, just a basic clay mask really, buuut oh boy its so much better than anything else from the whole ocean of clay masks on the market!
many people say its overpriced and so on, but for me it’s totally worth it!

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