1. BB Creams
I've tried my fair share of these but they've all left me cold. What are they even? A moisturiser? Foundation? They're just too heavy to be a moisturiser and don't provide enough coverage to be a foundation except for the Jane Iredale one which which I liked as it had full coverage, but was lacking in longevity. On the whole BB creams just leave me cold, so pass.
2. Lip butters
The Revlon lip butters were on everyone's lemming list and spawned a whole generation of lip butters from other brands. I wanted them too... and I tried them, and yes, they left me cold. Gorgeous colours but they were just too sheer for me, and that buttery feeling? Nope, didn't like it. Felt too heavy and slipped all over the place. I've tried a few others in the "lip-butter" family and again not been converted. Pass.
3. Radiant finishing powders
Yes, I am talking about those Hourglass ones. This will probably be controversial as soooo many people think these are a must have. I even went and spent s*tload of money and got one from Meccamaxima. And I admit, they do make my skin look flawless and lit from within. So what's the problem? The effect doesn't last! Unless I go around reapplying this powder all day long, that lit-from-within glow goes away after an hour.
4. Micellar waters
Here's another one that might be controversial as every MUA and beauty blogger I know raves about them. Yes, it's those cleansing waters that started with Bioderma and now every other brand is also releasing their own. Now these are something I have not tried, so I didn't really want to include in this list in case I end up trying it and convert. But right now I have no intention of trying them. As above, I just don't want to add yet another step to my skincare routine. Pass.
5. Cleansing brushes
You know the ones I'm talking about? Those little hand held electric contraptions that have a rotating brush on the end which you use to cleanse your skin. Every beauty blogger and their pet wanted one of those. Me? Nah, as someone who preaches simple skincare I couldn't think of anything worse to use to cleanse my face. Those brushes just look too harsh, and seriously who has the time to add yet another step to their skincare routine? Pass.
So my lovelies, what beauty product bandwagons have left you cold?