Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Temptalia Asks You


What’s one type of beauty product you’re not interested in trying? Why?

Temptalia's AnswerWith MAC’s recent press-on nails, I can very easily say those! I’m fortunate to have strong natural nails that grow just fine, so press-ons are off my radar.

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107 thoughts on “What’s one type of beauty product you’re not interested in trying?

  1. Toners. They’re not my thing.

  2. Avatar of LeeAnn moena

    Self-tanner. All I gotta do is go outside for 20 minutes, and I’m a shade or more darker.

  3. f0rtunefaded

    false eyelashes cause my real ones are long enough

  4. AbsolutGoddess

    foundation primer, i hardly wear foundation in the first place!

  5. Tigress

    False lashes, press on nails, self tanners, BB creams, and anything with glitter. That’s all. haha

  6. Dominique33

    False eyelashes ! I have long ones so Bad Gal is perfect ( They’re Real is a bit too much ! )

  7. Avatar of Amy xamyx

    This is a pretty hard question, as I’ve pretty much tried everything at one point or another, in terms of actual product. I guess I’ll go with getting a perm; I’ve never had a desire to get a perm. My hair is relatively straight, but it is thick with alot of body, and it holds a style very well.

  8. casey23

    anything connected to nails… I never even once in my life used nail polish, color, etc… :)

  9. stelalalala

    false eyelashes!! i’ve read in a book that said never try false eyelashes because it’s not good for your eye health!

  10. Marissa

    cream blush or BB creams. I have really bad skin and I wear full face makeup. Liquid and powder foundation. BB creams are too light and don’t give enough coverage and cream blush would just be a mess on my face.

  11. Ana

    Also nails! And MAC Nailpolishes I have enough for now :3

  12. misscheriamor

    Any press on nail, fake eyelashes or the magnetic nail polish. I have zero interest in any of these things.

  13. Avatar of Catherine CatherineM

    Press on Nails, because they never fit my (very small) natural nails and acrylics. I like my nails just fine like they are and I like to switch nail color every two to three days anyways, so it would be a waste of time and money for me. Other than that I’m open to anything…

  14. TalulaDay

    Eyelash enhancing serums. The side-effects seem so scary.

    • Avatar of Emily 18thCenturyFox

      @TalulaDay Right? I consider those
      side effects so unacceptable. To the point that I really don’t think much of Claire Danes anymore.

  15. ZulaikhaMuddassir

    Eye brow pencil n any other cosmetic for eyebrows coz I have very thick eyebrows n eyelashes so fake lashes are not for me too.

  16. Press on nails, self tan and those multiple sticks for cheeks and lips… The first two I don’t need and the sticks just never impress me. 

  17. Avatar of Mariella Mariella

    False lashes – too much trouble and they always look very “false” to me. I’d also add press-on nails/nail art type effects. Just not my thing.

  18. Megan

    Mascara, my eyelashes are suuuperrrr long! 

  19. Avatar of Faith Whambamglambam

    I agree with the press-on nails! The idea seems very dated to me. I don’t know anyone who uses at-home fake nails! I think they should have gone with nail polish strips for that collection. They’d probably sell a lot better.

  20. Avatar of Mirian Vermeulen MIRIANV

    eyebrow gel. i dont get it.

  21. Marie

    Self-tanner. I’m pale (NW7 to NW10), and I like it that way.

  22. Avatar of Fitrah Fitrah

    mascara, concealer, and foundation. for me, makeup is not about correcting, enhancing, or covering up.

  23. freshpinklips

    MAC’s fragrance. Does anyone actually buy that?

  24. Slumberlite

    Eyelash curlers! I can’t watch people use them either. I’m convinced my eyelid would get caught in it.

    • Avatar of Kafka Kafka

       @Slumberlite  Me too! I’m terrified I will somehow poke out my eye or rip off my eyelashes. I have too much of a phobia about going blind or things going near my eye, so it’s something I will never own.
       

  25. There are a lot of things that I’m not interested in…fake eyelashes, contouring products, bronzers, acrylic nails….

  26. Definitely agree with you on the false nails. Also false lashes. My natural lashes are wimpy as hell but I don’t want to risk ripping out the ones I do have with eyelash glue! And tattooed makeup. Definitely no to that!

  27. Avatar of Veronica Veronica

    Contouring kits.  They take a lot of practice and skill to apply properly, and frankly I’m sort of against women feeling the need to make their faces look “thinner.”

    • Avatar of Amy xamyx

      @Veronica I don’t contour to make my face look “thinner”, because it won’t, but I do it to accentuate the features of my face that I happen to really like. I actually love my cheekbones and jawline, so contouring & highlighting really bring them out.

      • Avatar of Veronica Veronica

         @xamyx  @Veronica I understand the benefits of facial contouring in terms of creating dimension, especially on camera or under strong lighting.  That I’m fine with.  That doesn’t change the fact that nearly every tutorial and article I’ve come across keys in on the benefits of “facial slimming,” the implications of which I find unnerving.
         
        Perhaps I should rephrase my original statement – contouring/highlighting as  a practice I don’t have a problem with.  I do take issue with the misleading way it’s advertised.

  28. Avatar of Cat Cat G

    Makeup setting spray. I just don’t like the idea of it for some reason! I’ll stick with finishing powder :)

    • Avatar of Alisha alisha

       @Cat G
       I think it feels kind of gross and sticky on your face.  I suppose that is what makes it work?  I have only tried it once and I felt like my pores were clogging up.

  29. Crazy nail art and fake nails. I like my own nails, and I can’t function properly if I feel my “nail earrings” are going to fall off. :P

  30. Safyre

    Any kind of false nails or tanning-type items. False nails because my natural nails are just fine, I’ve never ever had false ones and just can’t imagine them being comfortable or easy to work around. My nails beds are kind of on the sensitive side anyway and I think just the weight of the nail would bother me. As for tanning items, I kind of embrace my ghostly paleness and work with it  :P

  31. eltscott

    I second press on nails–they seem tacky to me.
     
    I’m also not interested in bothering with eyelash curlers–they’re unnecessary step for me.

  32. The edgier colours of opaque lipsticks by LimeCrime are a good example of what I won’t do:  the grey, mint, yellow, blue, black.  I’m too old for it and it’s too out there for my personal tastes.  Love seeing fun things like this on other people though!

    • lilinah

      I’m over 60 and not too old to wear blue, green, gold, black, etc. on my lips. Most lipsticks are not the natural color of my lips anyway.
       
      We all have different tastes and different preferences, that’s why there are nude, pink, and red lipsticks as well as green, teal, and violet one.

      •  @lilinah Like I said in my post, not for me and not to my personal taste.  Nor is overly frosty eyeshadows for that matter.  I feel too old for them as well.  But, hey, if you are 90 and want to wear teal coloured lips and frosty shadows all the power to you and no skin off my nose.  Since this topic was about PERSONAL limits, I’ve merely stated mine.  I was not stating you are too old, you read that into it.

  33. Avatar of Gina Gina

    Any type of fake nail. Acrylic, press on, etc. I just think they all look so fake. I have terrible natural nails that peel and break, but I’d rather just suck it up and deal with them being short than looking thick and unnatural.

    • Avatar of Alisha Alisha

      I have weak nails too, and they also break and peel. I wish I knew something that would help with that…

      • deleted_4661689_amberlights

        I’ve heard OPI Nail Envy (nail strengthener) is good… I haven’t tried it, but the reviews seem positive!

      • I have terrible nails too – they are stupid shapes and they never grow and they peel etc etc.  I use the Sally Hansen “Hard as Wraps” stuff… it doesn’t help with the stupid shaped-ness of them but it kind of helps with the other stuff?  IDK, maybe I just tell myself that…

      • Avatar of Amy xamyx

        @Alisha Have you tried Sally Hansen Triple Strong? Inexpensive, simple to use, and makes my nail polish last much longer, all in addition to making my nails stronger (while product is on-it does nothing to strengthen the actual nail once product is removed).

  34. Avatar of Alisha Alisha

    No press-on’s, and no BB creams

  35. Avatar of Aida ingerasata

    Fake nails. 

  36. AmandaElisabeth

    Bronzers, highlighter, fake tanners, and eyelash curlers….

  37. Spray tans.  I don’t wanna look like an oompa loompa.

  38. Avatar of Kafka Kafka

    Lip gloss. I really don’t like lipgloss! I don’t like the feel, the look (a lot of the time), the sheerness & mostly, the incredible lack of stay-on time, so it’s something I will never be interested in.  (And yet, my sister keeps giving them to me!)  Also: eyelash curlers (because of my phobia of going blind or things poking out my eye); press-on nails (because they seem fake and/or vulgar); crackle type nail varnishes (because they’re a fad I just don’t get); & spray-on tans.

    • Avatar of Emily 18thCenturyFox

      @Kafka Ha! Moi aussi! I have a drawer of lipglass I cannot bring myself to wear for all the reasons you’ve listed. I also will not use eyelash curlers and while you noted spray tanning ( which is currently under the microscope for having potentially dangerous inhalants), I have zilch interest in fake tanning. Again a drawer full of Santa Tanita.

      • Avatar of Kafka Kafka

         @18thCenturyFox  @Kafka  I hear you. I haven’t used Santa Tanita but every self-tanner I have ever tried has been a disaster. It’s bad enough that one looks as though one has a weird combination of Malaria and Ooompa Loompa-ness, but *streaky* malaria and orangeness is really the worst! Somehow, that’s always what happens to me, probably because I use a lot of OFF in summer due to all the mosquitos here & it seems to take off the “tan.” Once, I sprayed myself before running out the door and was in the supermarket before I realised I had yellow-orange drops running down my leg!!  I was mortified, esp. in case anyone thought I had peed myself!   :O  Never again!
         

  39. Avatar of tzwiggy t_zwiggy

    Fake nails (acrylics, gels and press-ons), fake lashes, any unnatural lip color, glittery makeup, permanent makeup, colored mascara, shimmery body products

    • Avatar of Emily 18thCenturyFox

      @t_zwiggy I have hard time understanding what constitutes “unnatural”? I’ve seen so many different naturally colored lips that I don’t know what this means? Funny thing is “nude” lipstick shades are rarely ones I see in nature. I’m asking an earnest question :)

      • Avatar of Esther EstherKudron

         @18thCenturyFox  I’d assume “unnatural” means blues, greens, things like that.

        • lilinah

          Well, RED is an unnatural lip color, yet it is a common lipstick color, and very fashionable now. Not to forget that different people have different natural lip colors.

      • Avatar of tzwiggy t_zwiggy

         @18thCenturyFox  @t_zwiggy Unnatural for me is colors that no ones lips are naturally. Like yellow, green and blue ;)

  40. Fake nails, false eyelashes, eyelash conditioner/primer, pretty much every single bronzer except NARS Laguna, and lip liners. 

  41. nacacijin

    Fake tans, press-on nails and false lashes. Botox, lasers and plastic surgery, too, if we’re including treatments. (Though I won’t completely rule out things like Restalyne or Juvederm. They intrigue me…)

  42. Avatar of Abbi AbbiPemberton

    Foundation, it’s too much for me, I just use concealer where needed and I’m blush obsessed. Also I’m with you on the fake nails, while I ALWAYS have polish on I keep them short, I couldn’t function with long or fake nails in my way or collecting dirt and germs underneath, gross!! Everything else I would try for fun at least, you only live once!

  43. Avatar of Laura lauramarie100

    Ditto on the press on nails. And caviar nails. That would drive me nuts because I know it would snag in my hair when I’m washing it.
     
    I’ve given up on highlighters. I’ve tried several and have never liked the look (at least on me). I feel like they look good on camera, but not so good in real life.
     
    I’m not into cream foundations. My skin is already an oil slick. I don’t need to add waxes or greasy product bases to that.

  44. JC86

    I think it’s really great that most of the Temptalia readers can express their opinions without slamming people’s taste. It’s so wonderful that there are so many different beauty products that offer such limitless possibilities for creative expression or just increasing confidence.
     
    Frankly, it’s a sense of light-hearted curiosity that has prompted me to discover beauty products that I now love! (like false lashes! I used to think they were totally creepy!) I think I can safely say that I’ll try anything once.
     
    That being said- I tried yellow eyeshadow, and boy-howdy did it look dreadful. I can’t say I’ve much of an interest in forcing that issue!
     
    Cheers!
     
     

  45. JC86

    I think it’s really great that most of the Temptalia readers can express their opinions without slamming people’s taste. It’s so wonderful that there are so many different beauty products that offer such limitless possibilities for creative expression or just increasing confidence.
     
    Frankly, it’s a sense of light-hearted curiosity that has prompted me to discover beauty products that I now love! (like false lashes! I used to think they were totally creepy!) I think I can safely say that I’ll try anything once.
     
    That being said- I tried yellow eyeshadow, and boy-howdy did it look dreadful. I can’t say I’ve much of an interest in forcing that issue!
     
    Cheers!

  46. Avatar of Jill JillBaldwin

    I like to think I’m pretty open-minded and thrill-seeking when it comes to beauty products that many say they wouldn’t try. I’ve been known to regularly wear black lipstick or other odd-ball shades (green, blue, etc) in daytime, in public. Confidence makes ANYTHING look good on you! However, for some reason, I’m unable to make myself try cream blushes. Maybe I’m so accustomed to powder blushes? My skin is pretty oily as it stands, and adding a cream product to my skin? Not sure I could manage that.  :)

  47. Daniellenm30

    I really have no interest in trying any serums that say they make your eyelashes grow. I’m afraid of going blind! But otherwise I’m open to trying most other products.

  48. Miss J

    Any of those lash serums! They totally skeeve me out! I also have no interest in the caviar manicure. It looks kind of fun for a party/event, but meh.

  49. Avatar of Kristen Kristen J

    Fake eyelashes. I just can’t do it. Plus, I don’t need them so I will never do fake eyelashes. 

  50. You DO have really pretty nails, Christine–I wouldn’t wear press ons if I were you either! I’m always jealous when I see your nail swatches because my nails are naturally very raggedy and UGLY–so if I’m not on top of them every single day, they get out of control! :P

  51. Avatar of Alisha alisha

    Well, I would like to try a lash serum but am kind of waiting to see what ones work and are the safest I guess…and not so expensive.  I also have no interest in lash curlers.  I have somewhat long, naturally curled up lashes.  I finally did try one and I hated it and it made them too curled.  Yuck, no more of that torture device for me!

    • NellieYang

      Tarte makes a great one that works really well for me. I’ve been using it everyday for a year. I probably go through a tube every 6 months (I should probably replace it more). It’s $65 which is a bit high for me, but twice a year they have a 30% off sale.

  52. Miya Caballero

    press-on lipstick! i mean yeah it looks cute for pictures but i wouldnt walk around with hot pink leopard print lips lol maybe if it was a natural solid color?

  53. Conniption Queen

    Miya: Stick with your guns, they are terrible! They feel like you have plastic all over your mouth. terrible experience.

  54. Conniption Queen

    Miya: Stick with your guns, they are terrible! They feel like you have plastic all over your mouth. terrible experience.

  55. Clarisse Bartlett

    Press on anything! That and tattooing on my eyebrows.

  56. Jenn Aviles

    False lashes, lash extensions, hair extensions, etc… Anything made of human/animal hair really skeeves me out! Currently, converting my makeup brush collection to Taklon… : )

  57. Jenn Aviles

    False lashes, lash extensions, hair extensions, etc… Anything made of human/animal hair really skeeves me out! Currently, converting my makeup brush collection to Taklon… : )

  58. Lisandra Tsb

    face peels ..to scary!

  59. Susannah Kent

    Never tried fake lashes and dont think i will…

  60. Sarah Serck Wulff

    Def press on nails…ga-ross!!! Women need to realize IT’S OK to have short nails!! Nail polish looks just as good on short as it does long ones…

  61. Mir Cheung

    I agree! Esp those home acid face peels O_O..also not a fan of nail jewellery, personally tattooed eyebrows and liner

  62. Elisha Bauch

    when will you have information about the heavenly creatures collection coming out in 2 weeks? do you or will you have any informatoin/swatches for this collection?

  63. Pamela Bacan-Pagente

    more than one – paper false eyelashes, lash extensions, hair extension, press on nails, black lipstick.

  64. Tracy Alvarez

    I am so not interested in trying those press on eyeshadow sheet things.

  65. Lynne

    Any nail product that crackles, magnetizes, caviars, etc.  Nothing says Snooki more than tacky nail toppings.

  66. Avatar of Leticia Leticia

    Press on nails as well!  And “permanent” eyeliner or brows, which I believe involves some kind of tattoing technique – I find that so creepy. I don´t know if that is still done, but I remember some years ago a colleague at work had permanent eyeliner done and it didn’t become her at all.

  67. Avatar of Sue moushka26

    I agree with you about the press on nails even though mine are soft and break easily. Just too much trouble. Also any nail polish finish that “crackles” – yuck. And I have never mastered liquid eyeliner. It was considered old-fashioned (pencil was newer, lol) when I was young (I’m 62!) and I never thought it looked good on my deep set eyes. I think there just isn’t enough visible lid for it to work.

  68. Avatar of Sally SallyGannett

    Masks.  There is little or no reason to use them these days, with high tech exfoliants such as alpha hydroxy acids and glycolic acids.  Nothing inherently wrong with them, it’s just that technologically we have far better ways to get good skin than using masks these days.  They feel good and the after effect may be nice, but especially considering the cost, I’d rather just pass on them….

  69. Khadijah Mohamed Alydrus

    Press on eye shadows!

  70. Avatar of Jen JEN

    BB Cream!  I’m so not interested.  I read so many reviews but still don’t get what they actually do.  I am sticking to my tinted moisturizers and regular skincare underneath. 
     
    Press on nails come in second. 

  71. Wendy Ervin

    Permanent makeup…ughh.

  72. there is more than one type but mainly preparation H used on the face.

  73. Shelley Weyand

    Press on nails and decals.

  74. The BB creams… I don’t know why, they just don’t convince me!

  75. lilinah

    I’m not into bronzing powders for the face. I have a great one, Guerlain 4 Seasons in Blonde, but i use it for contouring.
     
    I have put some fake tan on my legs, which are larval white, just so they have a little color if i happen to expose them in the summer, but i sure don’t work them up to a tan color, just, well, off-white :-)
     
    Would never dream of putting it all over my body or on my face. I mostly embrace the Pale.

  76. Any nail art that restricts use of hands, unless it was for a VERY special occasion; fake tanning things; anything that requires the aid of a professional (eyelash extentions, surgery, etc.); those “one-swipe” eyeshadow/blush products; cake eyeliner.

  77. Avatar of Jess TMBJessxox

    Press on nails, any thick lipgloss, fake tan(all that work for just a couple days is outrageous), powder foundation without liquid underneath, cream foundation, any mattifying creams, gels or liquids because I know they won’t work, fake lashes and teeth whitener.

  78. Avatar of Jess TMBJessxox

    Also, lip primer or gloss coats. Don’t see the use.

  79. Samnouska

    Lip liners – I hate the things

  80. candleashes

    Had to think about this for a while because there’s almost no product category I wouldn’t TRY. It would have to be acrylic nails, probably not going to use the gel manicure, no foundation of face products in open top containers. And trying to phase out all animal tested products. Seeing some comments below: the one sweep eyeshadow palettes.

  81. diamond_8806

    I am not a fan of lip stains because they tend to dry my lips.  Also, I am not a fan of highlighting products.  I have only used one once, and I did not like the look of it on my face.  I didn’t even recognize myself! I prefer my makeup to compliment my natural beauty, not change my look altogether! PASS!