It’s almost impossible for any product or item to be 100% perfect, there might be a very small flaw in the packaging, the application or a particular shade or colour. I have loads of products like this, things I love, use regularly and would happily re-purchase but there’s just one little thing which means that aren’t the best of the best.
After using a particular face mask which features on this list I thought to myself how much better it would be without the one thing which I had a problem with so I decided to turn it into a mini-feature as sometimes with the near perfect items people almost forgive tiny flaws.
I might just be a sucker for the colour but I really do like the Glamglow Gravitymud mask. Despite the heftier price tag attached to it I’ve found that it lasts really well and even after six complete face uses it doesn’t look like much has been used. With the larger pot, you get a small brush to help you apply the whitey gray product which over the course of the next 20-30 minutes turns an awesome silver colour giving a real spaceman vibe. And for once, unlike other so-called peel masks, it does just peel away and my skin felt firmer and more radiant after use
It’s the scent for me which is the one thing I hate about this mask. It’s a coconut scent but I don’t think it’s subtle at all and when it’s on your face and slowly working away it’s all I can smell.
The Ordinary High-Spreadability Fluid Primer
After a small splurge on the Abnormal Cosmetics site, I picked up a bunch of products from The Ordinary including the high-spreadability fluid primer which at just £5.50 is a complete bargain.
It’s a simple silicone-based primer which sinks pretty quickly into the skin and provides a great base for my foundation doing exactly what it says on the tin to keep my foundation smooth and on my face for longer. But one thing I hate about it is the dropper application. I don’t know if it’s just me but I have no idea how to apply it without making a mess. Usually, with primer, I pop some on my finger and lightly rub it into my face but you can’t do that with this liquid primer and when I try and squeeze the dropper directly onto my face I end up making a mess.
Teeth whitening is something I’ve always been interested in as sadly my teeth are not white, and they have never been despite how much I brush and care for them so I’ve tried a few different things and while I love charcoal toothpaste I just have the smell of them. It’s rare to find out which has a minty smell and for me this is something I look for in a toothpaste, it just feels fresher which is a good sign for my teeth.
If anyone could recommend a charcoal toothpaste which does taste and smell minty do let me know.
Too Faced Melted Chocolate Liquid Lipstick
I absolutely love Too Faced Liquid lipsticks and I think they’ve nailed the formula of a matte lip without it being drying or feeling strange on your lips but one thing I hate about it is the squeezy tubes of the melted chocolate ones. A standard doe foot applicator for me is the easiest way to apply liquid lipstick and allows you to get into the corners and apply it perfectly.
With a squeezy tube, I am so conscious of squeezing out too much and having product going everywhere – much like I used to with the Benefit They’re Real gel eyeliner. But then sometimes not enough product comes out and with the style applicator being like a sponge there’s always old product stuck on there which can’t be good. I’ll still continue to use this as it’s a great liquid lipstick but the tube is such a nightmare.
What little things annoy you about beauty products?