Sunday, 11 September 2016

The blogger made me buy it but was it worth the hype

I've always been guilty of buying a little too much makeup so where I can shift the blame for some of my purchases I do! There are certain beauty products that seem to be cult favourites among bloggers and so being one myself I have bought said product so I can jump along the bandwagon. I've decided to put together some of the products the bloggers made me buy and whether I personally think they're worth it!


The first item 'the blogger made me buy' is the Nars sheer glow foundation. I had seen so many people rave about this and how great it was for a full coverage foundation which is what I like. However when I tried it myself I was incredibly disappointed with it and found the coverage to just not be up to scratch on me and that it also settled in to my fine lines. It's safe to say I was pretty disappointed with this considering how much money it cost!
Was it worth it: No


My next product is the Maybelline eraser eye concealer. Everyone and their mum was raving about this product and it took me a surprisingly long time to try it out myself. I'm so glad I did try it though because I love it, mine is a very yellow shade which is perfect for underneath my eyes and it also gives the perfect coverage and blends out really easily too so it doesn't look thick or cakey. This was a product I was really happy I tried!
Was it worth it: Yes


For my third product I have the Sleek precious metals highlighting palette. I saw god knows how many blog posts with people claiming this palette had the best highlighters in it they've ever tried which is a pretty big claim but I thought why not give it a go in case they're right and I'm missing out big time. Yeah I wasn't missing out at all... I am not a fan of this kit one bit! I don't think any of the highlighters are very pigmented, I find them a hassle to apply and can never get the highlight on without it looking patchy and it making my foundation look streaky. I definitely wasn't impressed with this product at all and am sticking to my trusty Mary lou manizer highlight by Thebalm.
Was it worth it: No


Moving on to mascara , the Maybelline lash sensational has been a pretty big hit. This was a product I definitely agreed with the hype for though. It does all the things it claims and lengthens my lashes whilst giving volume, paired with my Maxfactor false lash effect mascara it's a dream products.
Was it worth it: Yes

My final product is the Rimmel Kate Moss lipstick in 107. I'm pretty sure the original hype around this came from Zoella and from then on it became everyone's favourite drugstore lipstick. It must have been around Christmas time when I decided to try it for myself because I thought it would be the perfect shade for the season. When I used it for the first time though I looked more like a washed out clown than anything that resembled pretty, the shade didn't suit me at all which obviously isn't anyone's fault but after reading on numerous occasions that the shade would suit all skin tones I was slightly disappointed. I also wasn't overly keen on the formula either as it made my lips feel really dry. Since then I've found other shades of red that thankfully suit me much better!
Was it worth it: No

So those are the five products the blogger made me want to buy. I'm thinking about doing more of these posts as I have lots more products like this. Thanks for reading.
Kate Rose xo
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16 comments

  1. This post is really interesting! I thought Nars sheer glow was amazing when I tried it I have ran out now but I would buy again! & I love the concealer too however I really don't like the mascara! Mixed reviews! Xx

    louiselovesbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you. It's funny how we all have completely different opinions on things that we like and that work for us! x

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  2. I also love that mascara! I've repurchased it so many times, and I agree with you about the Rimmel lipstick, I found it SO drying and haven't worn it once xx

    http://www.jessbethan.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yes I never did get the hype around the Rimmel lipsticks, I've tried much better! x

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  3. What a great post! I'm glad you loved the Lash Sensational as it's one of my favourite mascaras. I'd definitely recommend the other Sleek Highlighting palette over the one you went for. It's more powder based than cream and honestly is so worth it xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. That's really interesting that you think the other Sleek palette is better, from what you've said I think I would probably prefer that as i do prefer when things are more powder based! Thanks for that, I'll check it out next time I'm in Boots! X

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  4. Ah such a great post! I feel you on a few of these. The concealer is now my every day fave product to use to highlight at the same time & the mascara is the one I'm using at the moment! Both incredible! However, I wasn't a massive fan of the sleek palette also. I find it being a cream highlighter makes it separate when it sits on top of powder, and as I bake my face all the time, it just didn't' work out! Recently purchased a powder highlight though which I'm so excited to haul and take pictures of! xx

    www.lexilife95.com

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    1. I found the same problem with the Sleek kit- just didn't work for me at all! I'll definitely be looking out for your haul post though! x

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  5. I'm glad I came across this post. I've always heard so many good things about the NARS shear glow. I haven't tried it but I may think twice before purchasing it. Thanks for sharing!

    x. Cattleya

    alittlecattleya.com

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    1. I mean the foundation could still work for you but for me it just wasn't a hit for me! X

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  6. Loved this post & it has helped me so much! I've wanted to try each any everyone of these products & now I have a bit more of an insight to them so thank you! Xxx

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    1. I'm glad it helped! Let me know if you try any of them out and what you think! X

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  7. Surprised to say the least! The Rimmel lipstick is one of my treasures! I absolutely love this shade and it's the first berry shade I ever bought. The only thing is now I've recently had a lot of blonde put in my hair (not all over) but I put this shade on the other day and NOW I don't think it suited me and I was really upset. sometimes I wish it was a little darker though

    Claire ❤| My Little Memoir

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    1. It's funny how one person loves something whilst another doesn't! It's definitely a shade that doesn't suit everyone which is such a shame! X

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  8. This post is so interesting! So many bloggers talk to them so its nice to hear another opinion on the products xx
    http://blossomofhope.blogspot.com/

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