Beauty Products I’ve Changed My Mind About!

Second chances that paid off

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I usually know right away if I’m going to love or hate a product. Maybe it’s the wrong shade, or the formula isn’t meant for my skin type, or the scent is just way too strong for me. If I’m leaning towards liking a product, I test it for at least a week before deeming it a favorite. But when a product falls in between my favorites and garbage pile, I’m usually not super thrilled about using it. If it’s just okay, what’s the point?

I decided to give some of my in-between products a second chance recently. Of the bunch, these two have really grown on me! I actually love getting use out of something I had almost written off too!

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The Tool Cool for School Guggenosaurus Concealer has become my go-to! One side is a matte concealer for covering spots (bottom swatch) while the other is really creamy and has a peachy tone for under eyes (middle swatch). They both blend quickly and look natural. The under eye side is definitely my favorite because it quickly brightens and has a natural finish (not matte or too dewy). When I tried originally this, I think it was too dark for me. Now that I have a bit of a summer tan going on, it’s actually the only concealer in my collection that matches my skin tone. I’m so happy about this one!

I always loved the color of this MAC Pro Longwear Lip Liner in Staunchly Stylish – it’s the perfect deeper pinkish nude for me (top swatch). It also has a bit of dimension to the color, but it’s not frosty or glittery. The first couple times I used this liner, I felt like it was dry and dragging on my lips a little. It wasn’t very creamy, so I preferred my Sephora Collection Rouge Gel Lip Liner or Colourpop Lippie Pencil.  However, after using it more, I think that top layer was just a bit stiff and now I’ve sharpened it and gotten into the true product. I usually fill my lips in completely and then add a balm over the top for a bit of hydration and sheen. This combo matches pretty much any eye look and it lasts for half the day while fading away nicely.

After using these two products for a couple weeks, I’ve added them into my everyday makeup bag (which is pretty small!). Have you discovered a favorite product after disliking it?

5 Drugstore First Impressions

Here is the video I had mentioned in my drugstore post featuring some new makeup and a couple items that are EWG approved. If you’d like to see me swatch and test everything for the first time, just press play!

What are your favorite EWG approved products or new finds from the drugstore?

My First Empties!

Here are a few products I finished up and really liked along with a bunch of items I’m decluttering because they don’t work for me.

What have you finished up lately?