Thursday, April 10th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


What product did it seem like everyone hated, but you love? Surely there’s a much-ranted over product that has somehow managed to earn a spot on your beauty shelf! What is it?

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41 thoughts on “Temptalia Asks You – What product did it seem like everyone hated, but you love?

  1. Hey Cristine,

    Nope, i dont think so anyone hate my any of the product.YUP.

    Zzainy..

  2. Stephanie

    MAC Fleshpot lipstick – everyone says it makes them look dead, but it’s the perfect nude for me (NW15).

  3. Estee Lauder Illusionist Mascara, my friends said, it doesn’t do great things to them but it did to me.

  4. Peri

    Ochre Style eyeshadow – Christine, I know you said you didn’t think it was great on you but it’s such a perfect “natural” shade on me that I hardly use mine outta fear of running out!!!!!

  5. Nell

    Nouveau Frou from the Originals Collection.

    I´ve heard lots of bad things about it, but it is my go-to lip color, when I´m in a rush or uncreative or want a low maintenance look, it goes with everything. I bought several backups ;)

  6. Amy

    I would have to say the Alexander McQueen collection. It didn’t seem like too many people liked the colors, but blues and greens are my favorite so I couldn’t help but love it.

    • Charlotte

      Do you have any tips on how to really make this collection work? I have all three eyeshadows, Pharaoh paint pot, Nothingless lipglass, and New Vegas MSF. I’ve tried the shadows as accents to looks with other similar colors (Nars Rated R duo, Surreal/Shimmermoss) but I still haven’t figured out how to really make those shadows stand out.

    • We must not know the same people — everyone I knew was RAVING about McQueen!!

      I wonder if it was because it was such a select release!

  7. Ashleigh

    Everyone seems to hate on Parfait Amour…I absolutely love it and have NO problems getting color payoff (and I’m NC25-30ish)

    Entremauve is another one I see people hate on a lot. I absolutely adore it…it’s such a nice deep purple with the red (pink?) sparkle in it…

    people hate on the MAC purples…I need to invest in that MUFE92 color and see what the hype is about ;)

    On the flip side everyone completely adores that hot pink lippie from Barbie…I never understood that and still don’t (but maybe it’s because it just doesn’t look good on me?)

    • shayna

      i luvvvv all the purple mac eyeshadows lol
      my first e/s from them was floral fantasy, everyone has stars and rockets but i barely know anyone with the e/s i have lol
      star violet is a gorgeous purple e/s from mac as well

    • I like Parfait Amour, too! I think it just needs the right base :)

  8. Charlotte

    Every seems to hate Lustre eye shadows, the glitter, the texture, etc. I love them! I probably have most of them that were ever released.

  9. Jess

    Nobody likes Provence pigment! I love it. Sure, it’s a little chunky, but at least it’s not a glitterbomb like, say, Naked pigment.

  10. tatiana

    actually this 1 is opposite for me.. most of my friends who own FIX+ love it but i hate it! lol just doesnt work for me!

  11. Liz

    (Watch me write an essay…)

    Dunno about hated, but here’s some stuff I love that I don’t see much hype about: Lovebud & Amethyst lustre e/s (I’m not the biggest lustre fan but these two work great on me – too bad they’re LE), Mon Cherry TLC Stick (I had to track down a 2nd one because I completely used my first one up within a year! I love the TLC Sticks in general), and a bunch of lippies: Plink!, Sophisto, VGIV, Full on Lust (there were so many nice glosses in the Originals collection!), Jewelbright, Berry Boost, Rougette, Hot Tahiti, Ample Pink…

    Conversely, people seem to love the MAC makeup wipes but lord I hate them – they dry my skin out, sting when I use them, and smell weird, augh! The smell’s a total spousal giveaway, too: “You’ve been to the MAC counter, haven’t you?” Heh. To be fair, I don’t like makeup wipes in general – my skin is too sensitive. I use cream or oil-based cleansers followed by a mild soap and then moisturizer.

    I also can’t do the concealer lip look. I’m NC15 (very pink toned, actually, but I neutralize it) but my lips are pigmented, so having them really paled out is just scary on me, and most of those lipsticks are too yellow/beige. N3 or Ample Pink is as pale as I go so far, but Fleshpot made my skin crawl. ;)

  12. Julia

    I’ve heard so many bad things about Rose pigment, but I ordered a sample from someone because it looked so pretty. Well, sure enough, I got it and HATED the texture and the way it applied. But then I realized that it looks amazing on top of a clear gloss. It just goes to show that sometimes the horrible products can be great if used in a completely different way ;)

  13. Jennifer

    MAC’s Creme De Violet shadow..love it, it really brings out the green in my hazel eyes

  14. Tonee

    Maybelline’s Dream Matte Mousse foundation – it’s a love-it-or-hate-it product and there seem to be more haters. I found it worked very well for me and even though it’s not my Holy Grail, I still use it every once in awhile and love it.

    • I tried it once, but it was the wrong shade so I couldn’t really try it on my face. I liked the way it felt, at least on my hands, though.

  15. Stargirl

    Urban Decay’s ‘Lounge’ eyeshadow — it seems (around my area, anyway) that I am the only one who adores it. Recently, they haven’t been selling it in Sephora — which is a shame, ’cause it’s gorgeous. :) Makes green eyes pop.