March 24, 2016

Is it worth it? 5 Beauty Products Worth the Hype

Too often, the reason we buy a beauty product is due to the hype surrounding it. You see the product on every beauty blogger's instagram, all over your timeline and in every fashion magazine so you finally decide to try it out. Unfortunately, not all of these beauty products live up to the hype surrounding it and you end up wasting money that could have gone towards a pizza. Fear not my loves! I have compiled a little list of some products I have bought actually worth the hype!

1. Colourpop Lippies 
Of course these had to make it into the post! If you did not already know, Colourpop's Ultra Matte lippies are my new found love. (Literally just ordered four more colors.) The colors are super pigmented, one application will last for HOURS and they are so cheap! Check out my previous post, "Pucker Up" to read more about this glorious product.

2. Highlighting Pressed Powder
Yes, yes, yes. Absolutely worth the hype. If you want the lit from within glow, then you need to purchase a highlighting pressed powder. The right highlighting powder can really pack a punch and create the perfect glow. I am in love with my Lorac Travel Sized TANtalizer Baked Bronzer but have also heard amazing things about the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed and the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Gold Deposit. *Side note: Ulta is having a month long sale on a variety of beauty products!!! You're welcome.

3. Ben Nye Mojave Luxury Powder
I'll get straight to the point. You need this in your life. I know you have seen every beauty vlogger use a Ben Nye powder in their tutorial and for good reason. I use it as a finishing powder and it gives my face a warm, matte finish. By the middle of the day, my T-zone is usually shining like a light beam but this powder keeps my skin matte for hours. The only downside is that you have to order it online but it is honestly worth it.

4. L.A. Girl Pro Concealer
Here's another product I know you've seen in every YouTube makeup tutorial. I just bought an L.A. Girl Pro Concealer in Dark Cocoa to use as a contour and I must admit that I am very pleased. The product is a bit on the thicker side which I am not a fan of but the color is very pigmented and a little bit really does go a long way. It provides a natural contour but must be blended quickly due to the fact that it sets so quickly. Honestly, for $3 this product really gets the job done. I'll definitely be grabbing more colors soon to use as a highlight.

5. Beauty Blender
I finally did it. I took a leap of faith and landed into a soft, absorbent pile of beauty blenders. No seriously, I am in love. My friends have been telling me to get one for months and I kept brushing them off. Now here I am, advocating for them. I still use a brush for my foundation (can't convert me that easily) but I use my beauty blender to blend out my highlight and contour and oh my goodness does it blend it out. I refused to spend $20 on the original Beauty Blender and am still in love with my $5 beauty blender by Studio Basics.

What products do you think live up to the hype? Comment and let me know! And as always, Stay Profashional, my loves! xoxo


  1. I've been considering getting Ben Nye powder for a while now, and possible trying LA girl concealer (but I'm hooked on NARS atm) lol. Beauty blenders are life!

    1. You have to try a Ben Nye powder and tell me what you think! And I would definitely say to stick with NARS lol.


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