So, a flurry of tweets on Twitter today have brought me to this:

What “must-haves” have you never bought or used?  You know the ones I mean?  The ones that always win the beauty awards, the one that every beauty sage will say you cannot live without, the ones that you wouldn’t dare own up to not having tried for fear of being boo-ed out of the girlie club of beauty snobs.

I’ll get the ball rolling, or rather, should I say, fellow blogger, The 6 Inch Stilettos, did the necessary by owning up to never having owned a Nars Multiple.  Shock, horror!!! But then, neither have I!

So here’s my list of those other “essentials” I have never tried:

Creme de La Mer Moisturizing Cream – I use the lip balm and have used the serums, but for some reason, never the moisturising cream!

Dermalogica – bizarrely enough, although I have some products, I’ve never used them! Why, I ask myself!
YSL Touche Eclat – but I have good reason not to use this – the shades on offer are just not right for Asian skin tones.

Shu Uemura Sheer Face Powder – said to give the best soft-focus effect over any make-up, without the chalky finish.

Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage – only because I can’t be bothered to mix the colours to get the right one for me, but I only ever hear great things about it.

Dr Hauschka Body Oil – I love a good body oil after a shower or a bath, but for some reason haven’t tried this tried and trusted favourite.

Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Cream – really embarrassed to admit to this one, but in my defense, I DO use the fair facial moisturiser – does that count?

Bumble & Bumble Thickening Hairspray – actually, as I type this, I’m busy ordering this online – if you’ve seen my hair, you’ll know I NEED volume, texture and thickening – all the things this baby promises.

Mason Pearson Popular Boar Bristle & Nylon Hairbrush – again, ordering this one too! Although I have over fifteen brushes of all sizes, from Paul Mitchell to MOP and everything in between.

OK – over to you – which essential products can you admit to never having used?

The 6 Inch Stilettos



  1. March 30, 2011 / 9:14 pm

    I haven’t used any of the above. So I guess that means I’m a “beauty hipster” (because I won’t use products that are touted as “must haves”)?

    Quick, where’s my PBR…

  2. March 30, 2011 / 9:40 pm

    i have to say that laura mercier concealer is the bees knees! you gotta try it, nars multiples r nice but not must have believe me! A must have for from bumble and bumble isnt the thickening spray even tho its good, the surf spray is amazing! ysl touche eclat is crap try byterry touche expert instead. never tried dr haushka, dermoligica or creme de le mer, creme de corpe is fab tho!! oh ye the shu powder is great

    love this post!!

    Tell u one thing i havnt tried, DIOR lol seriously i must be the only one in the beauty bloggin world!

  3. April 23, 2011 / 5:56 pm

    I think I’m going to try one of these a month – on a spending ban at the moment, so can’t buy them all straight away – starting with the Laura Mercier concealer – can never get totally rid of the dark shadows!

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