If you’re like me, you have about a million different beauty products lying around your vanity. And out of those one million, you probably have at least ten products that do the exact same thing. Cosmetic brands are tricky. They are consistently pushing out new products to get beauty lover’s attention and along with these products come elaborate unnecessary names for products that already exist. Because of this name changing charade, I’m constantly sucked into the façade of a new product hitting the market.
Let’s face it, we’ve all ended up stuck in front of a display asking ourselves if the finishing powder or the translucent powder will perfectly set our concealer (currently obsessed with this one from Too Faced, btw). I know I’m not alone when I say that brands are getting a little out of control with creating names for products that don’t need to be this complicated. Here is the beauty breakdown of what these products really are….
Translucent powder / finishing powder / loose powder / pressed powder = setting powder
All of these fluffy beige powders set your makeup and keep your concealer from going anywhere. Both mean exactly the same thing. Bake your face without worry.
Clear brow gel = clear mascara
Either one will keep those pesky brows in place. You don’t have to solely seek out clear brow gel. Tinted brow gel, is another story.
Splash mask = face wash
Don’t get sucked into the mask craze, a splash mask is just a fancy word for face wash. Both wash your face and cleanse your pores.
Brow powder = eyeshadow
I actually used brown eyeshadow long before brow powders existed, and they are the exact same thing. Any shadow that matches your brow color works perfectly!
Leave-in conditioner / hair mask = de-tangler
I use a leave-in conditioner on a regular basis, but when I was a kid it was simply called de-tangler. Don’t even get me started on hair masks.
Lip mask = exfoliator
Each one will get rid of dry skin and replenish your lips. There is no difference except packaging and scent. Pick one and use often.
Leave-on face mask = moisturizer
You’re leaving it on to moisturize and replenish your skin. It is not a mask; it is a moisturizer. Masks are meant to be washed off after use, moisturizers stay in place.
P.S. check out my previous blog here.