November 19, 2007

The Perfect Product Does Not Exist

How many times have you fallen into the "perfect" trap? You know... the perfect jeans, the perfect mascara, the perfect shirt, the perfect blush?

I have, a few times.

But it comes a time when experience finally kicks in and I learn.

And today I've finally learned that there is no such thing as the perfect product. When I say perfect product I mean perfect for everybody. Sure, it might be perfect for you, but it will probably not be perfect for someone else.

So whenever a company claims their product as perfect for everyone, don't just buy it. Question it.

Think about it. The "perfectly" fitting pair of jeans. How can they exist? How can one pair fit perfectly both Beyonce and Amy Winehouse? Or Shakira and me (I have no hips)?

The "perfect" shirt won't fit you and your friend the same. Unless you are Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox.

And for example, if I ask you to think about the perfect blush, which one comes to your mind? Most of us have been brainwashed to associate perfect blush with Nars "Orgasm". Well, I had heard so much about it, and how it was the universally flattering blush of all times, of course I had to buy it!

So I bought it with high expectations, the top one the fact that I was going to be able to replicate that "special blush" at will!

Unfortunately, I was disappointed.

It's a nice blush, don't get me wrong, but is it special? or perfect? Not at all, at least not for me. So it's not universally flattering, and it's not THE PERFECT BLUSH. It's just a blush that happens to look good on many women. But not all women, and not THIS woman. So it can't take the crown... sorry.

Plus, if you think about it, you can't ever be late when you wear this blush.

Say it's Thanksgiving, and you are invited over your parents' house to celebrate. On your way over, your boyfriend's car gets a flat tire, so you guys get to the party one hour late. Everybody is worried, and even though you had called from the road to let them know the reason of your delay, as soon as you walk in the door wearing that blush, nobody is going to believe the flat tire story anymore...

By the way, MAC Mocha is a much better blush for me. As for that special glow... I think it's still more fun getting it the traditional way. ;)

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