Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Products Worth the Hype

Falling into the trap of buying over hyped products effects all us beauty addicts.  These products can truly be worthy of their high class status because they're great products, but sometimes the hype around them is due to the media blowing them up into the wonder product of the century, when is truth they can really fall short of our expectations

Splashing the cash on items that do absolutely nothing for you can be really disappointing - after all we all hate to waste money don't we? The products I've picked out today all perform some kind of trickery in the makeup and skincare world, delivering fantastic results that make them truly worthy of the hype that surrounds them!

Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara is one of my most repurchased items. The tiny wand is great at coating the bottom lashes without the fear of it transferring onto the skin. It's smudge proof, non flaky and defeater of panda eye syndrome.

Shu Uemura Eye Lash curlers. I thought all eyelash curlers were the same and the fact that same people spent nearly £20 on a pair quite frankly ridiculous. That was until I tried them. These curl the lashes with ease and hold the curl, something I found cheaper brands failed to do. They really do make the job of curling your lashes a breeze and when I say curl I mean curl!

YSL Fusion Ink foundation is easily my favourite foundation find from last year. The water like texture intrudged me and the silky soft almost velvet like matte finish sits perfectly on my oily/combination skin. It's barely undetectable on the skin, but covers imperfections and discolouration perfectly.

Zoeva Brushes rival Mac brushes easily in my opinion. They're soft and of great quality making makeup application a walk in the park. There's a great selection of brushes to choose from, with there being one for every job imaginable. And what makes them even better is the price. Brushes start from as little as £5, which considering the quality is a bargain!

Mac Pro-Long Wear Concealer is my go to concealer for the under eye. I know I am not alone with this one. Its been highly raved about by many a beauty guru and too rightly so. This is the only concealer I've found so far the delivers the coverage I want with minimal creasing and lasting the good part of the whole day. It's worthy of its holy grail status but if only MAC would change the packaging! Grrr.

Alpha H Liquid Gold is one of those products that I didn't actually think I needed, that was until I tried it. If you're looking for good skin days then this is the solution. The Glycolic overnight treatment refines, refreshes, and evens out the skins texture making you look more youthful with a healthy radiant glow. The Glycolic acid weakens the bonds in skin cells allowing the dead cells to be removed more quickly, thus  preventing pores from clogging and help pigmentation marks fade more rapidly. *Have you read my post on which exfoliator is best for you?*

Bobbi Brown Corrector (or what's left of it!). For those days when you need look like you've had a good nights sleep, when in fact you haven't. The corrector from Bobbi Brown is peach toned and designed to counteract the purple/blue shades under the eyes, and it's exactly what did does. The texture isn't as creamy as some concealers but this works in its favour by not creasing or settling into fine lines. I think it's a must have product for anyone that suffers with dark circles, or any new mums out there!

Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade/Brow Wiz. The introduction of these changed everyone brow game forever. The pomade creates the perfect brow by filling in and defining while staying put all day long. It also adds some texture to the brows, which is great if you weren't blessed with Cara Delevingne brows! The Brow Wiz is fine enough to create hair like strokes and makes filling in brows a quick and painless process.

Charlotte Tilbury lipliner in Pillow Talk. If you aren't blessed with Angela Joile's bee stung lips, and your own need a little enhancing this is the lip product for you. The shade is the perfect lip colour, meaning you can overdraw your lips slightly to give them a fuller appearance without looking like a clown. The texture adheres the to lips, staying in place and also making the perfect base for any nude lip colour.

What products are do you think are worth the hype? Are any of these on your list?


  1. These are pretty much my holy grail glad to hear you love them too :) Bottom lash mascara, pillow talk and pro longwear concealer, shu uemera eyelash curlers are my all time favourites. I now need to try some Zoeva brushes...!

    X Emma |

  2. I really want to get the Anastasia Dip Brow, nice product picks

  3. Yes yes yes!! The YSL foundation, Alpha H, Clinique Bottom Lash, Pillow Talk-all amazeballs!

    Stacey | Expat Make-Up Addict

  4. I would like them all to try please x


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