Cult Favorites We DON’T Love

Each year, hundreds of new makeup and skincare items are released but only a few make it to “cult favorite” status – or products that have a strong, ride-or-die following. New products always come and go in the beauty industry, but these so-called “cult favorites” or “cult classics” have withstood the test of time. I’m always up for trying these supposed extraordinary products, and I’ve become a diehard fan for many of them (the beautyblender, NARS blushes, ABH contour kits, KVD liquid lipsticks… the list goes on!). However, there are a few I’ve tried that made me think to myself: what’s the big deal!? The following is a list of cult classics that don’t excite me… at all!

Fresh Soy Face Cleanser
I don’t understand the hype for this cleanser. It’s good, but it’s not great! I’ve tried so many other gentle cleansers that have left my skin feeling 100% clean, soft, and radiant – the Fresh Soy Cleanser only does about 50% of that in my experience.

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
I’m a complete concealer junkie- I have about 30 in my vanity right now so you know I have strong opinions about what I like and don’t like! The Radiant Creamy Concealer is nice when I first put it on, but it sets to an awful finish: it’s dry, cakey, and prone to oxidizing! In my opinion, Tarte makes some of the best concealers (i.e. Maracuja Creaseless Concealer or Shape Tape!)

Benefit They’re Real Mascara//Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Both of these mascaras couldn’t hold a curl past 2 minutes on my straight lashes! If you have the same issues as me, I recommend the Too Faced Better Than Sex *Waterproof* Mascara (our in-depth review here) and the Urban Decay Cannonball Mascara – I’m a big fan of these two! Check out our top 6 favorite mascaras for straight, stubborn lashes here.

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner
This liquid eyeliner isn’t terrible, but compared to my ride-or-die liner, it just doesn’t stack up. I’m talking about my baby Stay All Day liner by Stila – it’s jet black, sharp, doesn’t skip or run out too quickly, and really does stay on all day.




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