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Monday, 18 August 2014

After the Hype's Died Down

By know I'm sure you know how things work in the blogging community. Really well known and well loved bloggers receive some press releases of new and exciting products, wet everyone in the beauty communities palette, and by the time they're released to shops the aisles of Boots are cleared for weeks. Once you find the coveted item you get home and use it constantly for days, maybe even weeks; and then something else comes along.

Sound familiar? I know it's what I do. Today I thought I'd share with you my thoughts on products long after the hypes died down.

Clinique Blush Pops - Aren't these just the prettiest. That's what drew me in. However I must admit I wasn't that blown away once I started using it. It just wasn't what I wanted it to be, if that makes sense. However, it's prettiness keeps it in rotation as I like seeing it in my basket.

Loreal Extrodinare' Gloss - There have been so many liquid lipstick releases over the past year or so, and I think this one is actually my favourite. I reach for this quite a lot as it applies nicely and the colour goes with  everything.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder - These original powders have been well and truly been put in their blusher shadows, however I still really like this powder. I don't use it as much as I found a cheaper dupe, so this is just special occasions for me now.

Bourjouis Cream Blush - For some reason me and cream blushers are on a bit of a break. I love how they look, but for someone with oilyish skin, summer is not the time to be whacking out creams. Maybe my love will rekindle in the winter?

Maybelline Colour Tattoos - If I'm honest I don't give these guys the attention they need. I prefer the Rimmel Scandal Eyes Sticks as the application is much easier and the packaging is sleeker. Sorry Maybelline.

Revlon Lip Butters - Right, in the interest of full disclosure, I kind of forgot about the whole lip butter thing. I know! Sacre bleu! I think it's because Revlon have had so many new and exciting lip releases I've just forgotten. I must remember to use them more.

Bourjouis Rouge Edition Velvet - I must admit, I don't wear this often, but I think that's more due to the fact I feel uncomfortable in bright lips atm. I'm having one of those phases.  When the more nude colours are released, maybe it'll be a different story...

Rimmel Appocalips -  I much prefer the Loreal version. I find these get on my teeth too easily and smudge a bit too much.

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains - I can't remember the last time I used this. For me, my crayon fave is the Bourjois one. (I guess I'm a bit of a Bourjois whore atm!)

Chanel Cream Blush - This is the only cream blush I've used in the past few months, but I fear that's more cause I feel like I need to use this, rather than I want to. Again, let's wait till winter rolls round.

So what do you think? Remember/use these products?



  1. I have been loving Bourjois products recently too especially their foundations which are amazing. I am guilty of sometimes loving and raving about a product but then forgetting all about them when new products launch. The revlon lipbutters are much adored by me but like you said, its difficult to keep up with all their recent launches~ I've been using their moisture stains alot recently.

    Thank you for the post, it was great to read. Although I really want the ambient lighting palette.
    Have a lovely day ♥


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  2. Amazing post! I totally agree about the Apocalips, they transfer way too much! I definitely need to give the Loreal glosses a go.

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

  3. I never give in to the hype, I'm quite good at staying away from places which means I don't get sucked in!
    xxx | daisydaisyxxo

  4. Lovely post, I really enjoyed reading your honest thoughts. Actually they sound like me, but I always buy new things just cuz' they're new :D

  5. Good honest post :) I still quite like a lot of these hyped up products and have them on high rotation. I think a lot of it comes down to what works best for you and your skin/tastes :)

    Kate |

  6. Great post

  7. I really enjoyed reading this post :). I only recently bought a revlon lip butter (Berry Smoothie) and do think it is a great product, however I still prefer the super lustrous lipsticks as the pigment is stronger on my lips.

    I still need to try the hourglass ambient lighting powders. I am always tempted by the ambient lighting palette! I would love to know the cheaper dupe you found.


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