Worth the Hype?

In the blogging community various beauty products (usually high-end) are ‘hyped up’, so to speak, and therefore instantly become bestsellers.  There has been many a time when I have bought a hyped up product and have felt a little let down considering its reviews.  So I thought I would share with you all five products…well technically six… that are fairly pricey and are, in my opinion, definitely worth the hype!

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Let’s dive straight in to the most expensive item, the Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel Cream Bronzer which comes to a hefty £32.  But for that you get a heck of a lot of product and I think it is well worth the money I spent.  It is a cream-gel bronzer, only comes in the one shade but the shade is perfect for my skin tone…not too orange!  I use this product on a fairly regular basis as you can build up as much coverage as you prefer and it blends out effortlessly, AND I’ve barely made a dint into the product.

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Secondly, moving down in price to the Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (in the shade Desert Beige 2N1) which is £31 and a very recent purchase of mine.  But it has soon become one of the best foundations that I have in my collection.  The coverage is incredible and the colour match is spot on!  At first I felt a little skeptical about how heavy the product would feel on my skin but it is surprisingly lightweight.  As mentioned in my previous post, the one major downside to this product is the lack of a pump – but it’s something I shall have to get over I suppose!

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The YSL Touche Eclat Blur Primer has also quickly become one of my favourite products and as you can see, I have barely used anything despite having used it for a very long time. For £29.50 it seems a lot for something you wouldn’t at first notice that it was there, but it definitely makes my make up go on a lot easier and eliminates a lot texture.  Also, don’t let the little gold flecks put you off, they add a little radiance to the skin but are pretty much undetectable.

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Next up, we have the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle, which has been hyped up for absolutely years and I can totally see why!  It gives a beautiful peachy glow and trust me, a little bit goes a long way.  For just £24, I think this is also a worthy investment, like the bronzer, I feel like I have used this product so so much yet there is barely a dint in sight.

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Finally, and technically two products… the Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Concealer (I have the shades Fair Neutral and Light Warm) and I haven’t yet found a concealer that works with my skin any better than this has.  I have gotten through so many of these concealers that I’ve lost count and I think this will definitely be a staple within my collection for the foreseeable future.  £17.50 seems a little excessive for a concealer when you can pick up any from the drugstore for around £5, but it doesn’t crease under my eyes, has a lightweight feel yet provides full coverage (I could go on and on).

Let me know in the comments what products you think are worth the hype, I’d love to know if there is anything I can add to my ever-increasing collection!

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