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Wednesday, 14 May 2014

What's All the Fuss About?

Beauty bloggers are great at creating a hype. As soon as a couple of top notch bloggers mentions a product, the shelves of Boots are cleared meaning the hype around said product becomes even greater. I for one am a sucker for a hype, but rather than reading another countless review I decided to round up all the latest 'hyped' products I've managed to get my hands on and give you my verdict on whether they are worth your pretty pennies.

Clinique Cheek Pop Blush in Peach Pop - Firstly, the packaging of this is gorgeous, you can't deny it and for Clinque it's not too badly priced at just £16.50. As soon as I saw the PR samples of these pop up on blogs I new I wanted one and saved up my Boots points to get one, which I'm glad I did as I think I would've been disappointed if I'd spent my own money on it. Now this isn't a bad product, I just found it to be really lacking in pigmentation. This does mean it gives a nice natural flush, but I find I have to build colour up, rather than give a light dusting.

Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream - I really didn't want to be dragged into the hype with this product but I just couldn't resist. I do think this product adapted to my skin tone nicely, but considering I have normal to oily skin I found it really didn't sit well on my face and oxidised throughout the day. I found it best used when worked into a moisturiser, but it's something I won't be repurchasing.

Charles Worthington Texturising Spray - As much as I love a blogger hype I refuse to waste a shed load of money on the Orbie Texturising Spray when I spend most of my days shoving my hair into a ponytail. On hearing that this guy was a dupe I decided to give it a go, and I really don't get it. It leaves my hair feeling crisp, like I just coated it in hairspray, and it also has a really strong hairspray-esque smell which puts me off too. Am I using this wrong? I really don't like this at all.

Borjousi Rouge Velvet Liquid Lipsticks - This is another product that as soon as I saw it pop up on blogs I new I wanted it. I canvased my nearby Boots waiting for it to be released, and I have to say it's worth the wait. Out of all the liquid lipsticks I've tried this is by far the most long lasting. My only gripe is that it feels a bit drying, due to the matte texture, but I really like this product.

Have you tried any of these? Do they live up to the hype?

Laura xoxo


  1. Interesting to hear your honest thoughts! The Clinique blushes are adorable but your thoughts may give me the reason not to purchase haha! Same goes with the other two products. I will however, definitely be checking out the Bourjois Liquid lipsticks!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

  2. The Clinique blushes are so pretty but the lack of pigmentation would definitely put me off shelling out that much cash for them!
    I really want to try the Bourjois liquid lipsticks, though :)

    Jess xo

  3. I love those velvet lipsticks! I bought two of them and still having a bunch of colors on my wishlist :)

  4. Great post! Interesting point about the pigmentation, lots of people have noted how impressive it is! :/ I'd be disappointed too!



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