Ever since I first got into make-up, I've seen a whole lot of things hyped up and seen them come and go. Whether it be products, brushes, palettes, etc.. there is always something that people rave about for a time period, and then it's totally forgotten about.
Something I haven't given into the hype is highlighters and highlighting products.
Maybe it's the fact that I have oily skin, and I feel that highlighting products can just emphasize that, or maybe I don't see the whole "glowly" skin that everyone seems to be aiming for?
I think it may be the fact that there are so many products marketed into giving you a glowy look, but I feel that there are so many other things in your collection already that you can use to achieve the same results.
I purchased a few of these products, for example, the coveted NARS Albatross, but I feel like what's the difference between using Albatross to highlight versus using an eyeshadow? Or a pigment? Or a pigment mixed into some moisturizer?
I have a few shimmery highlight eyeshadows and it's very hard for me to justify why I need to have a $30 highlighter when I have something already in my collection that I can use to highlight my face with.
I can't just throw out my $30 not-so-well-spent product in the trash, but everytime I use it, I think to myself, "I just don't get the hype.."
Atleast for me, I got it in a blog sale, so I didn't pay retail + tax.
How do you feel about purchasing products that are marketed solely for one thing? Like facial highlighters and illuminaters?