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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Beauty Products Worth The Hype


Every beauty blogger loves a good rave, and it can be hard to know whether what they're talking about is actually worth the hype or not. Personally, they rave with good reason so there has to be something good about it, and these are a few that definitely did live up to their expectations and didn't let me down.

We'll start off with some brushes and the Sephora brush collection has put its name on the map as far as brushes go. You'll find one or two pop up in various Sephora hauls and bloggers showering them in compliments and I have to second everything they say. I own three, and love them all. They have tonnes to chose form varying from their pro and classic lines. Their face brushes equal out to around £15-£20 and the eye brushes about £10, so not too bad in my opinion. They're great quality, very soft and I love the black handles, very chic.

For base products I thought something summery would be appropriate so I've chosen the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser. As far as tinted moisturisers go this one is probably the most talked about and most popular and for good reason, it's one of the best for sure. It offers decent coverage for a tinted product and they have an oil free version for those of you who suffer from oily skin which is a nice bonus. Kind of pricey but it looks natural on the skin and is a great moisturising base. 

Eye wise I had to talk about the Naked Palettes which have made the rounds on several occasions. Both the originals and the basics are fab in my opinion. They're buttery, pigmented, long lasting and overall amazing. My favourite is the original as I love all the warm tones and the two matte browns are really decent crease/blending colours which can sometimes be hard to find in palettes. And if you want some mattes added to your collection the Naked Basics - again, original - will be a brilliant one to try. It has nice mix of lid/highlight colours, a few good blending shades and a black to use as a liner. 

I have a couple for lips, and no doubt you have heard of both of these. The first is a lip liner and the second a tinted balm. The latter are the Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfecter Balms which are the perfect tinted lip balm in my opinion. They are super super moisturising and the colours are really lovely for everyday wear, the brighter ones you can also build up and get a more intense look, a great day to night option. They also smell incredible! The former is of course the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip Cheat. I'm so over the whole Kylie Jenner lip look and you want fuller lips you can do so without people thinking you want to be like her. This is a nice pink shade which feels creamy on the lips and leaves them looking natural and not too 90s. I really want to try some more of these lip liners because so far, I'm hooked! 


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15 comments:

  1. Love the Clarins Instant light lip balms they are dreamy and they smell so good! I bought the shade Red and now I want one in every colour haha it's terrible! :) Love the idea of this post it can be hard to know which products to spend your money on sometimes haha xx

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  2. I have two naked palettes and the moisturizer and I totally agree they're worth the hype! Sadly I haven't got around to trying the ones you mentioned for lips! Great post
    xo, Lauren-lee
    Lauren-lee Grace Beauty & Fashion

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    1. Everyone loves a good naked palette! x

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  3. I have the Naked 2 palette, as well as the Naked Basics palette and to be honest I don't reach for them as much anymore which is a shame. I should pull them out again. I am really wanting to try the Clarins Lip Perfectors because everyone keeps saying how amazing they are so why don't I have one already? ;)

    The Beauty Collective

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    1. You'll fall back in love with them once you brush the dust off a little! x

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  4. The Clarins balms are something I have wanted for so long, I'm glad to hear they are worth the hype!

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  5. I completely agree about the Naked palettes, I have the 3rd one and I love it. Great post to sort out which ones are the best ones to buy :)

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    1. I love the shades in the 3rd one! Thank you x

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  6. I love the Naked palettes, they are just so creamy and beautiful!

    Eilidh from Velvet-Winter

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  7. A beautiful selection of products! I love that shade you have of the Clarins Lip Balm :)
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    1. Awwh thank you so much, I'll check it out x

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  8. I agree 100% about the Naked Palettes and I would love to try some Charlotte Tilbury lip products at some point! They are on my wish list for sure x

    Phoebe | Phoebe’s Diaries

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