Although the beauty industry is mainly really supportive on the whole, they have shared their controversial moments and everyone has different opinions which can cause disagreements. In this post, I’ll be sharing my beauty opinions which are mostly disagreed with by many others. So, if you’re curious to find what opinions we may share, then please continue to read!
Matte liquid lipsticks are the worst lip product
They’re big on Instagram but I just can’t get along with them. My lips aren’t particularly dry, I keep on top of them with my Vaseline and lip scrubs but when I apply the liquid lipsticks, my lips get so dry and the product just seems to flake off. Also, based on the ones I’ve tried, they always seem to get patchy after a while because the product sticks to some parts of my lips better than others. If it’s a nude colour, it’s not too bad but when I opt for a bold lip, it’s not too good of a luck. I much prefer lip gloss any day!
The unicorn trend wasn’t a good makeup phase
Yes, the packaging and concept was adorable and the holographic highlighters were so cool and new but let’s be realistic, did anyone really walk down the street with rainbow streaked cheeks? No. I think it could have been a lot more popular as skincare theme or aimed at a younger audience rather than influencers who only tested it out on their platform then probably never used it again.
Makeup destruction videos aren’t satisfying!
Whenever I see these on Instagram or Snapchat, my heart breaks just a little- it’s such a waste! Why would you buy products just to destroy them? Even if the product has expired, seeing the knife scrape away at it just gets to me and makes me cringe. I just can’t watch them, I don’t know what on Earth makes it satisfying in the slightest but if you do happen to enjoy them then please give me the reasoning, I’d love to find out!
There’s not a dupe for everything and sometimes you have to splurge
Don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of dupes flying about everywhere these days but popular holy grails are popular for a reason! They’ve become so popular because people keep buying them, not because people are buying their dupe! I also feel like a lot of dupes you see are also based on packaging and not the product inside. For example, the revolution I heart Chocolate palette. The shades in it are great and good quality but they don’t match the shades of the Too Faced Chocolate bar palette, yet its claimed to be a dupe because both packing is revolved around chocolate…
Drinking water doesn’t make a drastic difference to your skin
I once spend 6 months drinking 2 litres of water a day and although I felt great because I was more hydrated, I didn’t see the glow or clear skin that is promised so often to come with it. If I’m being completely honest, I didn’t really see any difference at all. I’m not telling you to not stay hydrated because it’s really important, I still drink as much water as I can but, if you’re only doing it to see skin benefits, from my personal experience, I’d say find a different reason to drink water.
Just because a product isn’t aimed towards your skin type doesn’t mean it won’t work
My moisturiser from Superdrug is marketed for normal to dry skin but this moisturiser is actually the only one to keep my oils at bay for hours! My skin is incredibly oily but this cream does the job and isn’t greasy once I’ve rubbed it in. What also makes it better is that it has SPF in it. I originally purchased it since I heard vitamin E was good for acne scars/marks and I hadn’t really paid attention to the skin type it was tailored for but I’m glad I didn’t or else I would never have discovered how well it works for me!
Some makeup brands shouldn’t have bought out skincare too
Now I’m not naming the brands because this post is about my opinions and not tearing brands down, but some skincare lines are so unpopular because the makeup overrides it so people forget it even exists. If your makeup sales are rocketing and the skincare sales are almost non-existent then surely you should get the message and just stick to what you’re good at. I personally don’t have any skincare from brands that also sell makeup and that’s not because it’s not good, I’ve tried some that’s amazing. I just feel like I should stick to brands that focus solely on skincare.
Those are all my beauty related unpopular opinions! Which ones do you agree/disagree with and comment why!