Make-up I wanted to hate...

Monday, 25 January 2016

























I’m sure I speak for us all when I say sometimes you buy a product with the hope that you really hate it, so you can either prove people wrong when there is a huge buzz around it or because it’s so expensive that you never want to purchase it again! 

I hate to even be admitting to this because it’s one of my closest friends who sells Younique, but as a blogger who has seen many products hyped up over the last 6 years I did really want to prove people wrong and find some fault with the products that I bought. 

When you read up about Younique there is so much about “empowering woman” and network marketing which is what initially put me way off buying anything. That coupled with the numerous Facebook posts on buying/selling pages I’m in really turned me away from the products. Until Sophie started selling and as someone who is very close to me I trusted her views on the products and put in an order. They also don’t test on animals and helps those who have experienced sexual abuse as children - two really great points.

First up, my favourite product out of the two I have from Younique - the foundation. I’d read a fair bit around this product and asked for lots of different people’s opinions because let’s face it, the product is still £30. This may not be much for some people but it is for me, especially as I have been using a £10 foundation for a while. The general response that the foundation was one of the stand out products so I ordered one.  

I was matched to the shade Velour just as a guess from the online descriptions and turns out it was a good guess - it’s my shade. (I’m a NW25 in Mac for reference.) The bottle is smaller than I imagined it would be, but maybe that’s wishful thinking to have a huge bottle of foundation for £30. I’ve seen loads of videos that are circulating on Facebook on how to apply the foundation, the claims that you can get a full face of makeup from just 5 “splodges” but I don’t agree with them. I have found that more dots of foundation around my face but less foundation in each dot works best for me. I use my Real Techniques expert face brush and I have found that whilst the brush still gets stained by the foundation there is very little product left in my brush. 

For those who loved the Jemma Kidd foundation - this is almost the perfect dupe. I say almost down to the setting time of the foundation, it takes ages to dry! So much so that I’ve bought a setting powder and that’s something I haven’t used in years. Somehow Younique have made a foundation that doesn’t set for ages yet never seems to leave your face and that’s quite something considering the transfer I’ve had from this. For example, I can touch my face, get foundation all on my fingers and therefore on everything I touch - yet my face looks like nothing is missing. 

The second purchase I made from Younique is one of their lip stains. Long gone are the days where a lip stain is in the form of a nail polish style bottle or a really drying felt tip pen. This is just like a normal lipgloss applicator and I got the colour "sultry". I think it is pretty much a given that when I try a new lip product I always head to the red as a starting point and this didn't disappoint. Lasting all day, transferred to nothing and didn't bleed. My only gripe is how much this clings to the dry patches on my lips - but this serves as a reminder that I neglect my lips and I've actually started to use the blistex treatment a lot more. 

At the risk of sounding like a news reporter "annnnnnd finally" we have the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette. This has been spoken about so much on blogs that I'm not going to add to it, because quite frankly - I'm lazy and this blog post is hard to write whilst crying watching Fast and Furious 7 - Paul Walker :(! Basically, it's as good as everyone says and yes, if you like rose gold - you will need it. 


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19 comments:

  1. Ha I know what you mean. I've purposefully nor brought the urban decay pallette because of that although I do really want it lol x

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  2. I know what you mean about all the hyping, it often turns you off from buying something. Tx

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  3. I have to admit, Younique seems to be based on MLM. One of my favourite brands in Benefit. I like their retro styling and their products live up to the hype.

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  4. I've actually never used any of these products and as someone who's very out of touch haven't heard a great deal of hype on them (other than the Naked 3). I'm intrigued though and definitely wanna give these a go!

    I know what you mean though about wanting to hate a product - I so badly wanted to hate NARS sheer glow but now I'm totally obsessed!!

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  5. I love how to just managed to squeeze in the blogger's BFF in at the end. I see the Naked palette everywhere! I just don't understand how they've managed to keep it going for 3 series.

    Jess
    Philocalist.co.uk

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  6. I Def want to give the younique foundation a go but I'm so reluctant haha. A friend at work just bought it too! For now ill stick to using the foundations I do have in my possession already!

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  7. I have some great reviews over the foundation and I just love those eye shades

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  8. The Naked 3 palette is one of those I want but havent yet bought x

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  9. I keep watching videos on Facebook of younique foundation which looks incredible but then you always get a million comments saying its rubbish so I'd love someone impartial to do a review.

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  10. Totally relate! My friend sells actiderm and I really want to try it but at the same time, I dont!

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  11. Loving the eye shadow shades here. I'm not big on cosmetics so I had no idea folk bought products hoping they'd hate them - a totally new concept for me!

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  12. I have seen the videos of this foundation doing the rounds too but the price tag really put me off. I really want to try the urban decay pallet though

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  13. Great post - my daughters would love these products, I don't really wear make up. The Urban Decay palette is rather lovely though. Kaz x

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  14. What a great idea for a post! I've heard good and bad things about the foundation x

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  15. i have to say i bought the naked pallet and i was so disapointed with the pigmentation! That was a product that i wanted to hate that came true haha

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  16. I agree! I really want to hate the naked 3 but I love it! I think they're so over hyped but I really really enjoy them!

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  17. These products sound great and I agree, there have been so many products I've wanted to hate in the past and fallen in love with. I really want to try Younique.

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  18. I have never used any of those naked pallets, I don't understand how they have so many!

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