Let’s start with Burberry Pale Barley & Burberry Midnight eyeshadows ($29 each at Nordstrom; Pale Barley not currently available), which I’ve changed my mind about twice! Here are my original reviews; I initially adored both. Then I fell out of love, decided they were too subtle, and sold both. Now, I miss them – I wear subtle neutrals to work every day, and wish I still had them.
I purchased Burberry Trench at the same time, and have consistently loved it and used it – check out the pan!
Do I still love it? & How often do I use it? See above.
Would I recommend it, given the quality and price? Yes, but only if you’ll use them frequently.
Another item that I fell out of love with after the first flush of NEW! is Tarina Tarantino’s Dollskin Cheek Palette (original review – currently available for $45 at tarinatarantino.com). It is good quality, but not as pigmented as I prefer and while I like the shades, I don’t love them.
Do I still love it? No, though I do like it.
How often do I use it? Pretty much never.
Would I recommend it, given the quality and price? Only for people who are paler than I am.
While the above are by no means the only items I’ve fallen out of love with, let’s move on to items I initially disliked (or felt meh about) and currently use and love. However, I went through my negative reviews category, and I still don’t like any of the items in it. So, I’m going to cheat on this one (since I haven’t reviewed it yet) and talk about Milani’s brow pen in Dark Brown ($6 at drugstore.com). When I first swatched it, I realized it was far too warm to work for my brows. However, I’ve now repurposed it as a (very) subtle eyeliner, and I now love it along my lower lashline to add just a little definition. Note that I have no idea if it’s eye-safe, but it hasn’t bothered my eyes.
The Browlash pen (reviewed here & still a favorite – I’m on my second!) looks very greenish-grey in comparison, but works perfectly on my brows. The Milani is way too warm to work on my brows – note that it’s impossible to draw super fine lines, though that doesn’t bother me. I also swatched the Maybelline Master Shape brow pencil in Deep Brown, which is much cooler than the Milani but doesn’t have any green in it.
Do I still hate it? I hate it as a brow pen, but I love it as an eyeliner!
How often do I use it? A few times a week
Would I recommend it, given the quality and price? Absolutely.
What products have you recently changed your mind about?