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Oh, and bad-tasting lip products. I’ve had quite a few that tastes like soap. I think I might also be sensitive to an ingredient (probably sweetener) in some of them, as some lip products literally give me a sore, scratchy throat. o_O;

Scented products, in general, as I’m scent sensitive. And who really needs an eyeshadow palette thay smells like chocolate? !

I can usually get a product to work in some capacity, and I realize I may have to try different combinations of product, brushes, primers, bases, etc., so I oveelook alot of that. My biggest issue is having a product cause an adverse reaction.

As far as determining whether or not I’ll purchase a product in the first place has to do with availability. If a company/brand expects me to jump through hoops (ie, stalking the site, pre-ordering, etc.), then I just bother, especially with so many others making it so easy to take my money. I also don’t like being forced to buy online; brands that aren’t available in stores often just get overlooked by me; again, there’s simply too much competition out there.

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Blush: chalky texture, fades easily, hard to blend, sheer color payoff, turns patchy
Foundation: fades easily, has a thick texture, makes me look an oil slick, oxidizes, smells unpleasant, unnatural looking
Eyeshadow: crease-prone, excessive fallout, gritty texture, poor pigmentation
Lipgloss: cloying scent, settles into lip lines, sticky
Lipstick: drying, has a scent that causes migraine, not long-wearing, prone to bleeding/feathering
Powder: if it’s just sits on top of the skin and leaves a cakey finish

Excessive packaging. People rave about products like Benefit hoola and coralista, etc, and I just won’t try them because I feel like those big boxes take up too much space. Also things like Urband Decay’s anniversary palette– no thanks. I just don’t have the space in my makeup bag for that, no matter how gorgeous the product is. I also don’t like anything with glitter that doesn’t show up on the eyelids like it does in the pan. What’s the point?

I hate, HATE when products get caught all over my dry spots….sinking into my pores and creating weird battlefields is also unacceptable.

Aside from foundations I also hate eyeshadows that aren’t rich and pigmented and flakey mascaras.

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I have quite a few deal breakers: Eyeshadow that are powdery and that has a lot of fallout, lipsticks that are too drying, lipsticks that are not true to color based on the packaging, lipsticks with no formula type on them ( i.e, matte, shine, lustre..), lipsticks with glitter, nail polish that is too thin and runny, shimmer blushes that tends to exacerbate my pores, any product that I want to try that does not come with a tester. This list could be endless.

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Hard to apply: I have no time for fussy eyeshadow. Nauseating smell: the main reason I won’t go near Rimmel for example. Fast wear or migratory: I need ALL DAY NO STRAY, not kidding!

Good question! I can’t stand mascara that doesn’t volumise, powder that doesn’t last all day and orange foundation.


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I personally cannot stand drying lipgloss. In my mind lipgloss should be hydrating! I can deal with slightly drying lipsticks, especially mattes, as I don’t EXPECT them to be hydrating – I just top them with a lip conditioner or hydrating lipgloss. I also can’t stand my mascara smudging, I only wear tubing formulas now. I also like foundations/base products which set/dry down without needing to be set with powder. I powder if I need long wear, but generally I prefer not to. Scent is a big one too, I cannot stand synthetic scents, such as what you find in a lot of drugstore lip products.

If a product[especially face products] has parabens in it, its a deal breaker for me! I mean parabens are the cheapest kind of preservative available. If you are paying a lot of money to buy a certain product, then they ought to use better chemicals! Or else whats the difference between high-end and low-end, other than the money.

Under pigmented products are the biggies*. I DO NOT want to have to build or layer or bring in bases and so on. Also lipsticks that I judge as being likely to bleed, mascaras I know don’t give me the effect I want, lipgloss period (though I make a little exception for some of the Illamasqua ones). I researched my last foundation purchase obsessively because I am so sick of my oily skin just eating the foundation I put on it. I do avoid parabens too, I’m not totally convinced they actually do any harm but since my mother got a breast cancer diagnosis I can’t feel as blase as I used too about them, and I swapped away the paraben containing products I had.

* Which in the case of blush makes no sense, I always buy these super pigmented blushes then curse at the fact that, on my pale skin, they go from zero to sunburned clown with the merest dusting of product. I don’t know why, but whenever I buy a ‘pale girl friendly’ blush, even if it is totally flattering, I always end up feeling ripped off…

Scents in lip products! I am highly sensitive to the fragrances used in many lip products (esp. peppermint and vanilla), so unless I want my lips chapped or even blistered, I won’t buy scented lip products, no matter how much I may love the color!

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