The idea is to choose 5 things you love but never seem to use, and why. As you all saw from my 'best of 2010' posts I have way too much of everything, but you'd be surprized how much of it I manage to slap on, on a regular basis. There are some items though that just don't seem to get enough attention. So, in no particular order here are the top 5 items that I love but don't use.
1. MAC MSF in By Candlelight
I do love this, or at least I love the idea of this. Who doesn't want to have their face look like it's bathed in candlelight. My biggest issue is that I just don't know how best to apply it. I've yet to find a brush that works just right. If any of you have any suggestions I'd love to hear them.
2. Cover FX mineral foundation
Couple of things, first I hate the packaging. This is such an awkward strange design, that makes it messy & difficult to store. I also think this color is a bit too light for me so if I use it, I have to mix it with something in order for it to work. Also, because of the design I have to tap some in a lid of another product so that I can apply it. I will say I do love the coverage of this once it's on. But the pain of the packaging, combined with the wrong shade results in me skipping over this all the time.
3. Dark or Bright Lipstick
These are from Clinique & I got both of them in a free gift with purchase. I always think 'oh I can sheer these out & make them wearable', because I do like the formulation. But then, I never sheer them out and make them wearable, and they just sit in my drawer until they expire. All the while, as I continue to reach for my light pink & nude colors. At least they clearly print the expiry date on the tube.
4. Bobbi Brown eyeshadow
These are great shadows, they apply nicely, have great pigmentation, blend beautifully and have good staying power. Why don't I use them more? I have no idea, well actually I might...but I'll get to that in a minute. These are huge shadows, as you can see from the comparison with the MAC MSF. I did manage to finish one, which was a great base color. The others, I've barely made a dent...but I'm determined & will make more of an effort to wear these.
5. Hard Candy Blush in Honeymoon
I love the look of this but this is not really a blush, it's more of a highlight. A highlight that is very very very subtle, and I'm not patient enough for very very very subtle most days. This would be great for that daytime glow but I never seem to grab for it. I keep it in with my blushes, maybe I'll move it to where I have my highlighters & that will remind me to use it.
So there they are. Did you notice that 4 out of the 5 items are higher end?
Do you ever buy a candle & then never burn it. Or have a 'good set' of dinnerware, glassware, etc. and keep them stored in a cabinet.
Here's why I shouldn't have nice things. I don't use them. If they cost a bit more money, I squirrel these items away. I keep them pristine and untouched for as long as I can, until I forget that I even own them. It's a sickness, it's unexplainable, it's the truth. Am I alone here?
How about you, what are your loves that don't get love? Do you regularly use everything all the things you love? I tag anyone who wants to do this because I'd love to read it!
p.s. To any of my family or friends who are reading this. Please don't stop buying me nice things. Thank you.