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I don’t think so….once in love, I stay in love! I may find a similar product I like more, but that doesn’t mean I fall out of love with the “original”.

The Balm Mary Lou Manizer. It’s probably the highlighter that got me into highlighters but I never touch it anymore and I don’t like it’s texture. Definitely fell out of love w it!

Mostly food that has been overselected! Color: when my coloring changed, the pinks and corals I formerly used fell out with me, especially opaque and warm lipsticks. Skincare: I was fickle due to stuff not working>for decades, but I do not fall out of love with Cosrx or the few Paula products I continue to use.

Yes, but if we’re not talking about the magpie effect, then this really only applies to skincare. Generally, when I fall out of love with a skincare item it’s because my skin has changed and things don’t work like they should anymore. I know this has happened but I can’t think of an example right now.

If we’re including the magpie effect, then like Christine, it’s less “falling out of love” and more “my love got lost in the crowd.”

Sad to say that, yes, this has happened with me. Especially when it has come to mascara formulas and various skin care products, too. Also, once my daughter got me hooked back onto mid-end and HE cosmetics after I hadn’t indulged in such for over 2 decades, I slowly began to turn away from my hoard of Nyx eyeshadows and other DS products. I’m feeling ashamed to even admit that.


I know MAC wedge is a great example of that!! When I was learning to do eye shadow, I used wedge daily to hell me blend.

I fully finished TWO pans of it!!

But now I have transition shades and crease shades I much more prefer!!!

Yes, I do fall out of love with some palettes and then rediscover them and realise that they were fabulous.
An example of this was the bareMinerals The Playlist – didn’t really use it for ages, then suddenly discovered that it was wonderful in conjunction with Soft and Smokey.
I also fall in and out of love with my two Naked palettes too.
I fall out of love with skincare brands regularly as well.

Sure, as I’ve found better products over the years. I couldn’t afford to buy much high end while I was raising my kids. Now that I can, and there are more brands and formulas than ever before, a lot of my old drug store favorites fell by the wayside. Some were replaced by better DS brands such as NYX; others were replaced by high end. Eyeshadows, especially.

My skin went through some changes as I’ve gotten older, so I’ve previously loved skincare products have fallen by the wayside and I’ve moved onto something new.

I had to really think about the answer to this question which in my book means it is a great question! I was trying to decide if I fall out of love or just move on or as we have mentioned here on the blog, the magpie effect. I think part of me wants to say that I do fall out of love but then I start to thinking that maybe it is the magpie effect and maybe I should go back and revisit each of those products. Maybe I am missing something amazing that is just sitting there in my stash or has been discarded and not repurchased. Oh dear, no that opens too many possibilities and I would want to go repurchase or dig until I found them in my stash and that wouldn’t be good. The closest I can come to an answer is with mascara’s and I have no explanation for why it is this way, but I will purchase the next great mascara and I will use it for a week and think I have found my HG mascara and then the second or third week it will start smearing, flaking, transferring and I stop using it. I honestly have no explanation for why this happens. I have had the same experience with face primers and I imagine that may be related to my skin changing or my using a different foundation but I tend to buy very similar foundations and my skin doesn’t change that quickly.

I’ve heard some youtubers say that mascaras may perform a little differently since they dry up a bit after being opened. Not sure I buy that explanation though lol

No; I can’t think of anything. I really gave this some thought, but the answer comes up ‘no’. Nothing in the past 8-10 years anyway. Before that — probably so.

This seems to happen to me pretty frequently! I’ll get a new lipstick (usually this is the product it happens with) and I’ll put it on and think Wow! What a great color!!! And then after a little while, somehow the love just goes away ?. Might have a problem!

As I’ve reached “a certain age” i have decided that cream and liquid blush are more flattering than most powder blushes. I still love my satin and matte (but not too matte) powder blush formulas but any that are glowy or sparkly I have abandoned. That took care of the baked Milani blushes, Nars Orgasm and most of the Laura Geller shades I owned, among others.

Yeah definitely, though like you said, it goes more from love to like.

The one thing that I’m really not loving these days are my dark lipsticks. I used to be in love with the dark, grungy lip look, but it’s just too harsh for my taste now. I still love that type of look, just not as much on me

That being said, I have a couple that are getting on in the years, so I’m trying to power through them to use them up lol.

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