22 June 2014

Beauty Products I'm Scared To Use

 UK beauty blog

I tend to stay in my comfort zone when it come to all things beauty related. The other week I swapped my black eyeliner for navy blue which was pretty wild and crazy for me. You know when that's the most exciting thing you did that week you really need to get out more. So I thought it was time to break this beauty bubble I'm in. I'm going to give these scary beauty  buys a go. Who knows, I might end up enjoying it! I was also inspired by the lovely Zoe's post about her experience of trying make up items out of her comfort zone. Go give it a read here.

Urban Decay Electric Palette (review + swatches here)
Colourful eye shadow and I just don't really get along. I like to stick to my neutrals; I've never given bright eyes a chance. There is no denying this palette is beautiful. Seriously I can't stop looking at it. At first I thought I could save this for a music festival (Bestival in September YES!) or fancy dress but life is too short not to wear 5 different eye shadow shades to Tesco. Plus there are loads of really cool tutorials on YouTube for this palette!
Maybelline Brown Lipstick
Brown lipstick seems to be on trend right now. It's a staple with the likes of Kylie Jenner and Little Mix but it reminds me of that whole Spice Girls era of the 90's. Maybelline are really pushing the nude look right now. The Colour Sensationial Nudes is a 5 piece collection of creamy nudes suitable for all skin tones. I have the shade 728 Honey Beige which is a true brown shade, the kind of colour J Lo wore when she was still Jenny from the block. I'm determined to make this work. The lipstick formula is buttery and gives opaque coverage with just one swipe. Any tips for rocking a modern nude lip?
Percy And Reed Wonder Balm
We have primers for our face, even our eyelids so why not have a primer for your hair? This gel/cream is suppose to be used by applying to towl dried hair from root to tips. It claims to prep hair for styling and give it definition. However, all the looks I've seen created with this look really wet and almost greasy. I'm really unsure about trying this, I just don't think we are going to get on!  
Maybelline Baby Skin Primer
Silicone based primers make me shudder. Just the thought of applying them on my face makes me feel dirty. It just feels like it's blocking my pores and doing nothing good for my skin. I did spot Anna from Vivianna Does Make Up mention her love for this so maybe I should give this a go. Anyone tried this before?

What beauty products are you too scared to use? 


  1. I actually love the Maybelline pore eraser I have a review about it here if interested and its not as bad as you imagine for silicone based products http://maybemayhemmakeup.blogspot.com.au/2014/05/maybelline-baby-skin-instant-pore.html

  2. I don't think I'm scared to use any products! Worst case scenario, I don't like how it looks so I wash it off. I did used to be terrified of bronzer but now I wear i everyday :)

  3. This is a great post and I completely agree with all of these! The eyeshadow palette looks beautiful, but I am also settled with neutrals :)

    Beccy ~ Bluebell & Bumpkin

  4. I use the Maybelline Primer but I don't know if I like it or not. According to me there are better stuff out there xx

  5. I have the wonder balm and really like it! I don't use it at the roots though, my hair is quite fine. Perhaps try just using it in the mid lengths and ends of your hair?

  6. I share your woes about the Urban Decay Electric Palette.

  7. i feel the same about the maybelline primer, i hate primers with a silicon base makes my skin feel horrible! X


  8. Ooh love this idea for a post! Two big ones of mine are red lips and black eyeshadow, I can't break the fear!!xx

  9. I really like the Maybelline Primer, although it does feel a little greasy it helps my makeup go on so much smoother :)


  10. I really like the Baby Skin primer but I know a lot of girls don't. Each to their own I guess, I am a primer hater but can't bear wearing foundation without it!

    Peach Pow XO

  11. I have the baby skin primer - I get on ok with it. It doesn't feel like it blocks the pores and I've not had any breakouts with it so I'd say give it a go! xx

  12. The idea of pretty palettes excites me somewhat but there's no way would I ever get the use out of that UD palette, I look at Sugarpill products in a similar way... nice to look at but no way could I pull them off!

    Jade x
    Beauty Butterfly | UK Beauty Blog

  13. I have the Wonder Balm and I use it on the mid-lengths and ends of my hair, I don't really want to go near my roots! It smells really nice if nothing else haha xx


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