First reaction: “Eh…it’s a’ight. It’s not really doing it for me.” Eventual reaction, sometimes months/years later: “WOWWWWWWW!” This has happened to me a few times, where the first time I used something I thought, “bluh,” but then time passes, things change, I change, maybe my skin changes, and then I’ll re-try a product and be like, “This is actually pretty good! What was I thinking?!”
It happened just recently with Hourglass Retouch Fluid, their lightweight concealer, which I have in Sand. When it came out, I thought, “Eh… It’s OK.” Sort of a peachy color corrector, it didn’t appear to really do much for me. I didn’t think it was opaque enough to cover anything, but I’ve done some makeup soul-searching since then (you know what I mean), and now I don’t feel like my dark circles are as big a deal as I used to. I think I made them out to be more than they really were, and it turns out that I really like the light coverage I get from Hourglass Retouch Fluid. It’s just enough for me.
Similar thing happened with YSL Touche Eclat. First time I tried it, I thought, “Hmm… I don’t get the hype.” Then I gave it another go a few years later (it also came out in more colors, which probably made a big difference), and I liked it. Dare I say it — I loved it enough to hoard.
I’m not using it right now because I’m trying to keep my whole under-eye situation very simple, and the more I apply in that area, the older I look (figured that one out the hard way!), but I know I could figure out a way to incorporate it into my routine and be happy with the results.
Also, light hold hairspray. For ages, I didn’t get it. I thought, “What’s the point?” If you’re gonna put something in your hair to hold it in place, why use flexible hold?
(Disclaimer: I also grew up in the ’80s, when it was cool to have hair that wouldn’t move in a wind tunnel.)
But now I totally get it, and I love 💖 flexible hair spray now. I love how it tames the beast without being overly structured. Oribe makes an AMAZING one.
Anywho! I guess the theme here is change. My tastes are constantly evolving.
Are there any products out there that you, when you first tried them, felt only “meh” about but later grew to love? I’d love to hear about it because, you know… I’m asking partially because I want to add to my beauty list, ha ha ha! Not that it’s running low…but I’m always looking.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,