The Beauty Quadrant: The Bad & Boring Tag!

Hello to all of my beautiful nerds and welcome back from traveling the vast universe! I am back with a new post and it is a tag!

The Bad & Boring MakeUp Tag!

This is a new tag flying around on YouTube and that is the Bad & Boring MakeUp Tag where people get to talk about what’s bad or boring to them. A little disclaimer, not all products are so amazing that the angels will be singing their praises even Jacklyn Hill would tell you to buy it like she always does. There are duds within makeup and I will be talking about those and they are based on my own opinion so please respect.

Makeup finish you don’t like? Okay, first question up is this one! It’s hard to choose because I only really stick to one foundation and that is the Phot Focus line from Wet N Wild and I can’t really say if I don’t like the finish. I do love it because it doesn’t break me out but I would say having a foundation with SPF so I would put it under Protection Finish. I can’t really do anything with SPF in it even though I live in a coastal town right now and I do go outside to get some fresh air during morning break and well SPF makeup breaks me out. For instance, I tried a moisturizer from Paula’s Choice I got back in my Ipsy August 2014 bag and that broke me out and when I got the IT Cosmetics CC Cream with SPF 20 I think and used it in Miami I came back with a big zit on my face. So I can’t do that finish at all. Heck, I gave a co-worker my Yensa foundation sample I got in my Ipsy bag due to the SPF in it.
The Worst Mascara You’ve Ever Tried? I would say the L’Oréal Feline Noir would be the worst one I have ever tried. The thing is that Miss Manga was discontinued and you all know that is my Ride or Die especially with cosplaying and when I saw that they discontinued it I was really sad and even sadder when I had to toss my final tube after it drying out but had one last good use. Before it was discontinued, at the same time they released the Feline Noir and I loved and still use the Colossal Cat Eye from Maybelline and thought that this would be similar but it did NOTHING to my lashes. It felt like my lashes had nothing on them when I wore it. I know when I have mascara on when my lashes are curled and separated like no other and that my natural length is being shown! This one nope! I felt like I just have my shadow and liner and nothing else. Oh yes, it was supposed to be the next Miss Manga but this is not it! Please L’Oréal bring back my beloved Miss Manga!
One Thing You’ve Tried Once and Threw Away: I would have to give it to Ribbon from COlour Pop. If you remembered that Colour Pop did a Hello Kitty collection and you know me with Sanrio items that I must have almost all of them. When I saw this collection was on sale, I saw the lipstick Ribbon on sale and it was a Matte Liquid Lipstick I think? I know they have various formulas and I was excited to get this one since it was in the iconic Hello Kitty red ribbon color that you see on her. This one turned me into Suicide Squad live-action Harley Quin! As in, it smudged all over my face! It did not stay in one place it just went all over and I had to toss it. I could not salvage it with lip liner or even my beloved E. L. F. Lip Primer would save it. I had to throw it out even if it was limited edition. I also admit another product but it took me a few tries before throwing it away and that is or they were the Girlactic Lip Balm pencils I got in my Glam Bag Plus a month ago. These were very drying and hard to sharpen! IT would be one thing if they put these in a chubby stick form or made it more of those automatic pencil type ones since it can be easier to bring up rather than sharpen a pencil because I could hardly fit these in my E. L. F. cosmetic pencil sharpener. I had to toss them.
Most Boring Shadow Pallets You Own? Hmm…that is hard! If I were to pick I would have to give it to the shadow pallet from one of the Ulta sets I got in 2017 which I got in a mint case? I forgot the name of it but that was a pretty boring eye shadow pallet because it had colors that were hard for me to work with. I am not sure who made up the color scheme for it but they should have added more silvers or a few more greys to it in my opinion. Another one would be the unicorn shaped pallet I got from Hot Topic last year. I love unicorns and that pallet did not scream unicorns at all because it had mainly brown shades, it was mainly a smoky pallet with two blues. I think they were going with the trend of neutral with a blue and even though it’s nice but that pallet did not scream unicorns even though I did like the blush and highlighter. I think I make better shadow pallet decisions based on colors I like. I think the Midnight Unicorn was better despite having a red in there.
A MakeUp Trend You Find Boring? Hmmm! This sound interesting since there are so many things out there but I would have to say is neutral pallets even with one pop of color. I think this has been a done to death trend lately and I think a lot of brands are starting to break away but some have been still doing it. It started with a neutral pallet with a pop of blue or purple or even green but a lot of people have been yelling for more colors to show up and agree that should be done more to make it more interesting. I am glad that a lot of brands have been coming out with some blue pallets even green, heck now neons are coming back since Urban Decay had discontinued the Electric Pallet a while back and giving other colors a chance is helping break away from it. Still some brands are still doing the neutral pallets. I do love my neutrals but sometimes I do love my colors in the color wheel.
What Color Do You Find Boring? Hmmm! I would have to say black! There are so many pallets with at least one black but they keep on adding to it. As in sparkle or making it more of a black brown, etc. It may be my favorite color but it seems like it’s almost in every shadow pallet I’ve seen or hear. Heck, I used my Flawless Ultra 32 and the last two columns sport different shades or variations of black. You can play with more shades than that.
What Brand Do You Think Have the Most Boring Releases? I give it to Morphe! I admit I tried one brush kit and that was the vegan one, I was tempted to get the Jeffree Starr one but to me they come out with the most boring stuff ever. Doesn’t help when people love to shove this brand into your face by saying it has the best eye shadows, sponges, and brushes. To tell you the truth, I’ve tried really good brushes from the brands in Ipsy and BoxyCharm like Luxie, IBY, SL Miss Glam, and so many more. Heck, a good portion of my brushes came from Amazon! I even enjoy the blending eggs from Beauty Bakerie since I just got those and have tried the sponges from Juno & Company all thanks to Hot Mess Mama MD! Not only that, with their shadow pallets they come out with pallets based on that color like one just purples, another oranges, and so on. That’s nice but some of them are pretty pricey and you can get really cheap pallets not only in that color scheme like Colour Pop now but you can get more variety, also I heard some of the shadow pallets don’t perform as they are claimed and you can get pigmented shadows from other brands. Another brand, even though I love some of their products and most of my items come from it is NYX Professional MakeUP. Some of their pallets that do come out don’t excite me to buy them as much as they used to. I do still have all three Dream Catcher pallets and making major dents but some of the new ones have not excited me as much as their lip items, some of their face items, and so on. I think it’s because of trying so hard to fit the trend but some of the trends have been changing as time goes on. The only pallet I did get was the Swear by It Pallet since that contains the shadows I would need in one look. The Steam Punk Collection was nice but they did have two shades in the pallet I got that didn’t really fit since Steam Punk is known for just being earth tones and neutral tones. Wishing I got one of the other pallets though but hey I do learn. And of course, agreeing with a lot of them, Tarte! Even though I have been getting back into them but they need to really step out of the neutral zone! The only pallet I have seen them do that was the Tartiste Pro Remix because of the colors they put in there and you are wondering where those in other pallets are? They should keep going with that because the more colorful shadows they bring out are so good, especially the Swamp Queen pallet a few years back. Tarte you need to really get up your game.
Which Is the Most Boring In Your MakeUp Routine? Hmmm, like everyone else is brows! I do have a nice arch but doing the brows even for work with my clear gel from E. L. F. is boring because you’re pretty much putting on certain products in a straight or almost straight horizontal line on both sides and you’re done! I know there were new eyebrow trends around 2015 or was it 2016 where people on Instagram were doing really different things with their brows? Still a boring step. I also give it to lips since nowadays everyone is coming out with lip glosses due to the trend changing. But lip gloss, lip sticks, and even lip liners have been around for many, many, MANY years and they have kind of stayed the same. I think Maybelline was the one that stepped out and made newer things for their Color Sensational Brand but I rarely hear much of them anymore.
If You Were to Choose Between a Good Base and a Bad Eye Look or a Bad Base With a Good Eye Look, Which One Would You Choose? Oh man, I would say the Bad Base because there are times where I did make poor eye shadow base decisions and did not like how they performed. For instance the shadow bases that come with brush applicators. They are nice but you run out product so quickly, especially the E. L. F. ones where I feel like there’s nothing in there and when I put my shadow on my shadow sometimes goes to crap or it comes out totally amazing. That is why I prefer the potted bases like the Mac Paint Pots and the ones from NYX that are in little jars because those are easier to apply and I can make really good looks with. Plus, we do have bad eye shadow days anyways, there was one day at work where I went ham on my Coastal Scents shadow with the blues and I smudged it all over my face. Not kidding!

Well, that’s it! I had fun with this one because it does make you think of what is bad or boring and you do have your thoughts about it. I want to do the MakeUp Purchases Tag that Danielle Schmidt also did but will wait for another day to do it. And if I were to tag anyone, Vivi you’re it! So, until then! Stay beautiful while traveling the nerd universe!

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