Hi, and welcome to the start of a new series on this blog. I’ve seen a few of these types of posts floating around, and in the form of YouTube videos too, so I thought I’d jump on the bandwagon.
Honestly, until I had a think about making this post, I didn’t realise how many things I’ve bought because I’d seen them reviewed, raved about or slated on the internet, and I thought that that was pretty crazy.
So, to separate things a little, I’ll be posting about beauty products that were recommended to me, and in another post I’ll go on to stationery, in another fashion, and so on. So here we go, here are the things that I only bought because Bloggers Made Me…
This wasn’t one of those products that’s a fad. It’s been a thing in the beauty-blogger world (and the world in general) for well over half a year, and I’m still seeing it everywhere on the internet (maybe it has something to do with the fact that the packaging is pink… bloody people and their Instagram…), but there is definitely a reason why.
I can’t say much about this product objectively, as it’s the first makeup removal product I’ve ever used apart from wipes (which hurt, btw. Take it from me and stop using makeup wipes. You’ll thank me later.), but I really bloody like it. It doesn’t smell, doesn’t sting on my overly sensitive face, and sometimes it goes on offer in Tescos. Result!
Soap and Glory Supercat Eyeliner (Carbon Black)
(I actually did a full review and comparison of the Soap and Glory Supercat Eyeliner in a previous post, so for the full review make sure you check it out! (plug plug plug))
For all intents and purposes, I really like this product. I think the formula is really smooth and applies nicely, and the nib (oo-er) is perfect for getting that wing that everyone wants, or something. And it’s a lot cheaper than I originally thought, which is a bonus.
What brings this ‘liner down is simply the staying power. It ‘ain’t got the stamina, I’m afraid, ladies (and gents). If you want to have a little cry, get caught in the rain, or fancy splashing your face with a tidal wave of water like one of those totally realistic face-wash adverts, then this isn’t the product for you.
MUA Undress Your Skin Shimmer Higlighter (Iridescent Gold)
I heard so much about this highlighter, mainly from YouTubers and Bloggers in a similar predicament to myself, AKA: Broke As Fuck.
Make-Up Academy have had a long-standing reputation for being the savior of the Poor Girl. Offering actually pretty good products for cheap as chips, that’s what us girls like. Cheap makeup and chips.
This highlighter didn’t disappoint. It’s such good quality for the price, and it will last a bloody long time. Not only that, but it looks freaking beautiful. Did someone say bargain? Yes. Please.
The only downside to this product is that when you first start to use it, I find the formula very hard, meaning you have to get your brush quite hard in there (oo-er) to get any product pay off. But, when you do get the pay-off, boy do you get the pay off.
Okay, so I cheated with this one. Sue me.
I got my knock-off Beauty Blender from the holy grail Primark (whose beauty range really isn’t all that bad) after hearing about these bloody sponges everywhere. And let me tell you, I was not about to spend £15 on something that looks like it belongs in the cupboard underneath the sink.
But I will eat my words and say I was pleasantly surprised to find out that this little sponge changed my life. I have not used a brush for my foundation or concealer since. And my daily face thanks me for it on every level.
Rating (Primark beauty blender): 7/10 (bit flakey)
Rating (product as a whole): 10/10
And they were all the things (so far) that Bloggers have made me buy, beauty-wise!
What were you pressured into buying by a blogger or YouTuber? What have you regretted buying? Do you agree or disagree with any of the products I’ve mentioned in my post? Let me know by writing a comment, and let me know what I should try out for next time!
Til next time,