February 17, 2015

I Love to Hate On…

I Love To Hate On

I love to hate on Miss Dior Cherie Perfume! Some days it feels a little too dark and I hate the patchouli. Other days I’ll wake up, wear it, and think it’s the most amazing perfume in the world!

I just have to be in a mood for it you know?

Do you ever run across perfume or makeup or even skincare that you love yet you hate? You use but sometimes you push aside? Some months it’ll be a fragrance or a product that rocks your world and others you’ll push it to the back of your stash and curl your nose up in digust.

What are some products, fragrance, and skincare that you love to hate on?

Do share them!


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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Gisela

    Me and Maybelinne have a really bad romance going on here.

    I really dislike Loreal and any company under that umbrella. The hate comes from getting my first and only bad allergic reaction to a Loreal mascara as a young teenager. Then I heard/read that many of the companies have the same ingredient lists on their products just under a different price tag and name. Makes me nervous to try anything. But sometimes my makeup collecting side awakes and I can’t resist the pretty promo pics.

    “Hey, this is awesome!!” … just to a few months later toss the item in disgust. The color tattoo shadows is a good example. It looked good at start but then I just got nitpicky and threw all 4 shades I bought in the trash one day.

    • Isabella Muse

      I understand. Color tattoos are great but I notice if I have them for six months straight or longer and they get very dense and hard :-/ the struggle is real! haha!

      • Faye

        Wow, I thought I was the only one who ended up not loving the color tattoos… They crease like crazy on me… and the colors weren’t a big hit for me either. The only one I kept was the matte taupe color, but it’s starting to dry out. :/

  • Sammie

    Me and liquid lipsticks. They look great. They last forever. But 95% of the time they feel INCREDIBLY uncomfortable on my lips, can be a mess to put on, and sometimes are really difficult to reapply. Like you and your perfume, I just really have to be in the mood to fight for a great lip that day.

  • Tracy

    Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc Free Powder! I think I’ve bought it a dozen times in the past 6 month. At first I love the finish and the wear time but then all of a sudden it looks chalky and cakey and well…powdery.
    My skin doesn’t change much so I’m not sure why it happens.

    I have a few foundations that I like to set with powder not so much for coverage but to mask the stickiness. And because of this I hate spending more than I have to because doesn’t everybody? I’m using the LM translucent setting powder but at over $30 it just seems crazy. So even though I don’t really need it,l seeing it’s on sale at CVS right now I may add it into the mix once again.

  • Holly

    My Clinique collection. It was my first “big girl” brand and for the longest time only Clinique touched my face. I could still do several single brand looks including my entire skin care regiment. But since I have branched out to both high end and drugstore brands I guess I am just bored with it.

  • Tali

    Bare Minerals Mineral Veil and their original mineral foundation. Sometimes, I think the mineral veil feels kind of gritty but it looks good on, and the foundation coverage is kind of MEH on me. But I keep crawling back to it like an ex-boyfriend I just can’t shake, because it looks passably decent and I can apply it so quickly in the mornings. Total love/hate.

  • Bonnie S

    Chanel perfumes. I know they are the height of sophistication for some, but they make me gag. I have Chance and Mademoiselle Coco and oh how I wish I could return them for anything else. I currently use them to freshen up my cat’s kitty litter.

    That is the last time I buy for name brand only! (she says hopefully)….

  • Dia

    Lip glosses! Sometimes I love them but then other times I hate the way they feel on my lips and never use them. Plus, it’s notriously windy where I live and I have long hair. I can’t stand when my hair gets stuck to my lips. Yuck!
    As for fragrance, Vera Wang Princess. It can be the perfect scent or make me gag some days.

  • The Silver Nail

    I tried to love TooFaced’s Better Than Sex mascara. It was neither better than sex nor better than my drugstore Maybelline Great Lash mascara! Worst flaking stuff I’ve ever used.

    On a tangent, I really loathe the current trends of Instagram brows and over-contouring. It all looks so fake and harsh. Will be really glad when the fads pass.

  • Leslie

    Philosophy perfume scents. They all make me feel quite nauseated. And Bobbi Brown anything. Dark lipstick shades on anyone with shrunken lips — usually older people. On old ladies it is ok because it can be sassy and cute. On middle-aged ladies, usually not so much unless their lips are full and plump. Looks like they are trying too hard.

    • Isabella Muse

      haha yeah I try to convince myself I LOVE philosophy perfume but yeah, I hate ’em 🙂

  • Karen

    I hate to admit this buuuuuuut it has to be my Hourglass Ambient Lighting palette. I purchased it when it was LE and the hype was unreal so I jumped on the bandwagon and brought it home. I think it’s an amazing product but I just don’t know how to use it. I’ve told myself that I should search the countless YT tutorials to see how to really use it or I could schedule an appointment at Sephora to learn buut I don’t really have the time. I’ve tried venturing out on my own with the product but I just don’t think it works for me. I don’t understand how to use the powders and when I try I don’t really see it as something that’s necessary for my makeup routine. I feel guilty because it’s sitting in my vanity drawer without being used.

    • Isabella Muse

      omg I love the hate on the hourglass ambient blushes…I love them but I hate them haha 😀

  • C

    I don’t know if Maybelline lipsticks still smell like watermelon but I’m not 16 anymore. When I turned 17 I was so fed up with the watermelon smell that I never bought a drugstore lipstick again.

    And everything Marc Jacobs does. If you look at his perfume bottles like Dot, Daisy and, Oh Lola and the lipsticks in bullets that are shaped like a pencil. Yet again, cute if you are 16 but it makes me not wanting to buy anything from that brand. How beautyfull and sophisticated the lipsticks, eyeshadowpallets, clothes or bags can be.

    Every cosmetic product wich is housed in an golden something will not be on display. No matter how amazing or every day the product is. I rather dig out something every day than look at something gold during the day.

    And I know this is hoorble to say but Chanel cosmetics are horrible too. I love them a lot but the brand does not seem to scream “sense of style” to me but I get more of a “playing with granny’s make-up” kinda feeling. To me, Chanel feels even more granny than Dior lipsticks smell.

    Bodyshop products look awfully cheap too. It’s a shame because the products are from okay quality and the prices are not that cheap. Please TBS, emprove your packaging.

  • Anna

    Drugstore makeup-sometimes it can be really good and I have a few favorites (Soft ‘n Full Mascara, L’oreal Infallible Liner) but a lot of the time you get what you pay for. Also-on your website lots of the adds are the same video and it usually shows up 2-3 times on a page and it starts playing music automatically and it’s rather distracting. I don’t know if you can do anything about it but, just so you know, if you can do something about it

  • Kirsten

    Angel perfume! I will put it on and mid day say “eew too much patchouli”. But then I’ll smell it on someone else and think “oh that smells SO good” then I’ll put it back on….and repeat! haha 🙂

  • devon

    rimmel. all of rimmel. for some reason, i think that that brand will come out with the next biggest and best thing, and they’re just ok. and i move on. and then i do it all over again! i keep falling for their cute british ploy.

  • Danadoo

    For me, its my lorac pro pallette eyeshadow. Sometimes i think its the greatest thing since sliced bread but other days it seems to migrate and i look like poo by mid day. I just wish it would deliver consistent results! On the other hand, the pro palette 2 is amazing every day!

  • mabel mayhem

    In no particular order:

    –TooFaced. They probably have some really good makeup, but for some reason the brand screams white trash trailer chic to me. It looks like a grown up version of the old Hard Candy line. I have no idea why.

    –Most of MAC’s collections. Less collabs, more thought! Really feels like they’re just churning out stuff as fast as they possibly can, which is a shame because I love their packaging and lip scents. Pretty chic.

    –Super narrow regions between the brow. There’s a makeup artist/blogger that does it, and she’s really pretty, but it looks borderline unibrow. Blegh! No thank you.

    –American sunscreens. ’nuff said. (I’d rather be tan than suffer from chemical burns and cystic acne.)

    –Brands like Nars with stupid NSFW names. Lovely product but horrible names. What happened to class?

    –GARDENIA. MY least favorite scent. Smells like lil old rich white ladies.

  • Soup

    Bath & Body Works…ever since the Co. changed CO’s in 2011 they have gone insane with line changes, reformulations and discontinuances. Most the items smell nothing like the originals, yet I can’t help but keep trying. My other L/H relationship is Wet n Wild’s eye pallets. They all look so dreamy, I buy every one in each new collection only to be disappointed by inconsistency, color pay off and pigment, some colors are remarkable while others…well, you know.

  • Genevieve

    What I love to hate – wow what a topic!
    I really dislike makeup brands that really don’t move to cruelty free – no excuse for it nowadays.
    Lip glosses – cannot use them – tacky, sticky and they end drying out my lips chronically.
    I agree with Mabel above – lots of MAC collabs coming out with glossy packaging etc but the products themselves are really poor. And they charge a big price.
    Calvin Klein perfumes – smell great once and then I dislike them.
    At least Australian sunscreens are pretty good – we have been into them for a very long time due to the hole in the ozone layer above Melbourne – so wearing them has become essential. Lots of good brands here.

  • Pamela

    I agree with Philosophy. I bought some of the shower gels for Christmas presents and bought some for myself too. Holy Moly! They down and out stink! And the one red one (peppermint cany or something like that) looked like I was bleeding all over in the shower. Horrible!

    I went out and bought more gifts for my frieneds. I know they would not tell me how they hated it.

    Also with frangrances, I have two I love on day and hate on another day. Both not cheap. Champs Elysees and Beach by Bobbi Brown.

  • Pamela

    P. S. Muse, these questions are so great because when someone doesn’t like a product, it helps me decide about it. And I love love your reviews!

  • barbara

    I have a love hate with companies like L’Oreal, Maybelline, Cover Girl… drug store companies that are not cruelty free. If ELF and wet and wild can be I don’t understand why these other companies cannot make the move. I love some of their products but feel horribly guilty when I purchase them. I really try hard not to.

  • Samantha

    Hi Muse!
    I have a total love/hate relationship with my Lorac Mega Pro Palette. Some days, I think my eyeshadow turns out quite nice, but for the most part when I use this palette I feel like the colors look muddy by the end of the day.
    It doesn’t matter what primer I use (Urban Decay Primer Potion, Lorac Behind the Scenes, etc), they always look.. I don’t know.. muddy.. and gross. Bleh.
    Same with the Naked Palette! I feel like the colors swatch so beautifully, yet they look muddy and gross with wear.
    Maybe it’s just me?
    I’ve got to stop buying hyped up products. 😛

  • Shelley

    Please tell me your recommendations for good sunscreens? I’m going to the Dominican in a week and looking for light, non greasy, high spf (30 or more) sunscreen. I’m fair and blue eyed, so burn and tan easily!I’ve been using neutrogena and have loved it just wondering if there are better ones out there that you have tried? Thanks Muse!

  • chaisse

    I tend to fall for cute packaging and magazine adds. I really don’t understand all the hype about La Mer. I bought a one ounce jar for $150 and was highly disappointed at how cheap it felt. I could’ve saved money and just slathered Nivea on my face. I kept it for a year and a half in my medicine cabinet that way every day I could have a reminder of the fact that you dont always get what you pay for. And anything with glitter. Some days I’ll just adore NARS Orgasm and then I’ll go to the bathroom and be like…whoa glitterati.