Other // 8 Popular Beauty Products - Are They Worth The Hype?

We are all guilty of buying beauty products just because other people say they are so wonderful and amazing, but are they really as amazing as people say? It can be hard knowing which products to spend your hard-earned cash on so you need to make sure you aren't wasting your money on any old rubbish. Luckily I have wasted mine so you don't have to! 

The Beauty Blender - I was really late to the party with this one as I just could not understand why people were making so much fuss over a sponge. But it's not just any old sponge! I am a complete and utter convert to the beauty blending sponge and whilst this may not be the original Beauty Blender, it still works an utter dream. The one above is just Targets own version which I bought in America last year but it has taken over a year for me to fall in love with it. I have been using it for about a month now and it has applied my foundation like an utter dream. No more streakiness or cakiness.. I can't believe I have only just got onto the bandwagon! Is it worth the hype? Yes!

The Kylie Lip Kit in Kourt K - If you read my most recent review on this Kylie Lip Kit then you will know just how disappointed I was in it. This is the most expensive lip product I own now what with the inital $29 for the product, the $14.95 shipping fees and the £12 customs fees, making the product cost a whopping £42.50. And I dislike it. A lot. I am upset that I bought it, actually. I love the Kylie Lip Kit in Candy K which I have spoken about below so when I saw a wonderful vampy dark purple shade I couldn't wait to buy it. But this just isn't the same. The formula is different, the wand is different.. It is streaky and patchy and no matter how hard you try and apply it, it still looks terrible on the lips. Is it worth the hype? No way.

The Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita - Another liquid lipstick that I wasn't too keen on. I couldn't wait to try some of the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks and I think that if I hadn't have tried the Kylie Lip Kits first, I would probably love these. I typed up a full review of Lolita recently and sadly, I wasn't too impressed. I didn't find Lolita to be too long-lasting at all, in fact it crumbled and flaked away soon after applying, and I wasn't too keen on the shade on my lips. Lolita is very 90's, very outdated and it did not suit me at all. Is it worth the hype? Not this shade on me, no.

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water - Remember when everyone was raving about Bioderma Micelle Solution but realised it was quite hard to get hold of? Garnier released this Micellar Cleansing Water at just the right time. It does everything that Bioderma does but for a fraction of the price and I really could not live without it. It cleanses and removes make-up whilst leaving the skin feeling hydrated and soft. Is it worth the hype? Absolutely!

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Stockholm - These NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams are certainly doing the rounds at the moment. They are cheap at £5.50 and are readily available at Boots but are they worth it? ...Yeah. They are pigmented and creamy and whilst I don't find them too long-lasting, they are perfect for the price and come in a whole array of shades. Is it worth the hype? Yes.

Kylie Lip Kit in Candy K - aka, my favourite lip product EVER. The formula to Candy K is completely different to that of Kourt K. The latter is very thin and watery in consistency whereas Candy K is thicker and creamier. It is so easy to apply, very rich in pigmentation and once it is on, it is on - it ain't going anywhere!! I could not speak more highly of it. Is it worth the hype? Absolutely.

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper - Creating a winged or a cat eye liner can be really hard when you struggle to draw a straight line. It is a real struggle to get liquid eyeliner right and fortunately this liquid liner makes the whole thing so much easier. Because the tip of the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner is so thin, it makes it such an easy job and I manage to get my eyeliner correct the first time, rather than having to remove it and start again! Trooper is a really intense black shade and it stays put all day long. By far my favourite eyeliner product and it is a real shame it is only available from Sephora. Is it worth the hype? Yes!

Makeup Revolution Pro Cleanse Brush Tool - Washing make-up brushes is a real arduous task. It is long, it is boring and it makes your fingers go all wrinkly and horrible. Luckily we are seeing so many products come out which are supposed to make the task a whole lot quicker and easier. And they work! I have a Brush Tool from Makeup Revolution but Real Techniques and Sigma both have other versions out there which make the job quicker. The idea to this product is that you put a blob of brush cleanser/baby shampoo onto the tool then just rub the brush up and down a bit and wa-la, your brush is clean with very minimal effort. I couldn't live without it. Is it worth the hype? Yes!

What are your thoughts? Have you tried any of the above but thought differently?

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  1. Loved this post! Beauty blenders and the nyx soft matte lip creams are definitely worth the hype! X

    Amyx Makeupwithmissa.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I agree! I really want to try the original Beauty Blender although Targets own works wonderfully well! x

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  2. I'm going to try the Kat stuff just because I'm curious. I am anti anything that has to do with the Kardashian clan so I didn't even think to purchase the lip kit as it seemed over hyped and stupid. Also, I don't like that family so totally wasn't going to support any of them.

    S .x http://ramblingsofayoungprgirl.blogspot.com

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    1. The Lip Kits are really good (with the exception of Kourt K) but the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams are a cheaper alternative x

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  3. I can definitely recommend the beauty blender too. I use it with Nars sheer glow and wouldn't be without it :)

    www.thesundaymode.blogspot.com.au

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    1. I really want to try Nars Sheer Glow! x

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  4. I always have a bottle of the Garnier Make Up Remover on hand, it's amazing, pus it doesn't sting my eyes like a bunch of other have in the past.
    xxx Claire
    http://www.claireellis.co.uk/

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    1. I haven't tried the Garnier Make-Up Remover yet! Thanks for the recommendation :) x

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  5. I orfered my first NYX lip matte creams last week, Stockholm was the first on my.list but decided to order Cannes and Prague instead and now I see Stockholm everywhere! It is such a beautiful nude shade! :)

    Yiota
    Pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

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  6. I orfered my first NYX lip matte creams last week, Stockholm was the first on my.list but decided to order Cannes and Prague instead and now I see Stockholm everywhere! It is such a beautiful nude shade! :)

    Yiota
    Pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

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  7. I love posts like these! I'll definitely be trying the Nyx soft matte lip creams at some point x

    www.beautyfromkatie.blogspot.com

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  8. Garnier just does not work with my skin. x

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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  9. Thank you for this review!!!!!! Really helped me with some products I had in mind buying.

    cosmetologylover.blogspot.com

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  10. I love the Garnier cleansing water too! I really need to try the NYX lip products!!

    Kate xx
    http://katemorgancecilia.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. Can you use the beautyblender for bb cream as well? X

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  12. Great post! I wanted to try the Kylie Lip Kit but didn't know if it would be worth it as I've heard mixed reviews. However now I think I'll definitely give the Kylie Lip Kit in Candy K a go :)

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  13. I really wish I saved my money and not bought a Kylie Lip Kit I really don't think they are worth the hype at all.. That's really disappointing that Lolita flakes off


    Ronnie
    www.veronicabizzarri.blogspot.co.uk
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