OK, the title is a bit dramatic, but following a conversation on Twitter with a few other bloggers I came to the conclusion that I may be heading to beauty blogger hell.
Because I have never owned or swatched a NARS Multiple.
*insert image of YOU with your mouth wide open in disbelief*
The NARS Multiple isn't something that I would classify as a "must have" product but then that could be because I've never tried it. If I had tried it, I might have a few in my posession but seeing as I haven't, well, it's just another beauty product to me.
This got me thinking... There must be quite a few products that are classed as "must have" or "holy grail" or "product of the year" but I've either never gotten around to purchasing them or they just don't excite me. You know... Different strokes for different folks, and all that.
My conversation with Ambarina of Beauty Passionista inspired this post and a similar post on her blog of all the products that create the buzz and are always the 'talk of the town' that I don't own.
DISCLAIMER: Don't hate me once you see the products that I don't own. I'm already going to hell for not having them!
The NARS Multiple
A product that has been around for ages, been featured in countless magazines and received awards by the bucketload but still has never been in my collection. Why? I have no idea!
MAC Mineralze Skin Finish:
Another product that I've heard so much about but have never purchased before. I know a lot of people use MAC MSF's to set their foundation or to add a nice glow but it's not something that draws me in. I've used their other MSF products, namely Stereo Rose and Petticoat, as blushers but the standard MAC Mineralize Skin Finish products are bit *blah* in my opinion.
Liz Early Cleanse & Polish
Now in all fairness I do own this product and have had it stashed away for 4 months now but from the mixed reviews I have read of it, I just don't know whether I want to whip it out and start using it. Some people have said it's the best thing since sliced bread while others have said that it did absolutely nothing for them which has left me a bit lost and in two minds. I know I'll eventually use it but for now it shall remain at the bottom of the box.
Tom Ford Lipsticks
I can't justify spending £35 on a lipstick. Simple. I don't care if it's laced with some magical potion that will make me look like a million bucks, it's just not for me - If anyone wants to give me one for free, drop me an email! Haha.
NARS Blush in Orgasm
Yet another NARS "must have" product that I have never owned. I've swatched the product and thought it was pretty but the sensible person inside me told me that I didn't *need* it so I put it down and went on my merry way. Do I regret it? Not really. People have compared it to Benefit Bella Bamba which I do have and I'm happy with that.
Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation & Concealer
When Bourjois launched this foundation, it was the talk of the blogging world. Everyone loved it and sung it's praises about how amazing it was and there have even been comparisons to a Chanel foundation but I've never swatched it. Whenever I go to my local Boots or Superdrug, the testers look so grotty and germ-ridden that they put me off completely.
Revlon Photoready Foundation
Apparently the Mac-Daddy of high street foundations because of it's coverage and ability to give a really good finish in photographs, the Revlon PhotoReady Foundation has never tickled my fancy. After hearing of the dreaded "Cullen-Effect" that it gives off, it put me off and I've never looked back.
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser
OK, this product I actually was planning on picking up last year while in New York but I completely forgot about it and only remembered while writing this post. I've heard that this is probably one of the best tinted moisturisers out there because of the coverage that gives and it's oil-free formulation make it great for my kind of skin type but I still don't own it. Maybe that "out of sight-out of mind" saying is true after all?!
Shu Uemura Painting Liner
I'm a big fan of the Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner and think it really is the best thing since sliced bread so it's going to be hard for any other gel liner to break up that relationship. Recently, I've seen a lot of talk of the Shu Uemura gel liner on Twitter and other blogs so I may invest in it one day but not in the near future. Bobbi Brown is my first love and always will be.
So there you have it!
Those are just SOME of the products that make my list of "must have" products I should own, but don't.
Do you think there are some that I'm going to have to bite the bullet and purchase or am I making a lucky getaway by not having them in my collection? Drop your comments in the box!
Until next time...
Keep swivelling those hips in your