Friday, October 24, 2014

When the hype dies down #1

Blogger hype is fast becoming one of the most important things for companies, but what happens when the hype is gone. Today I thought I'd show you some of the products that I bought because of the hype and how I feel about them now the hype is gone. 

The Avon Supershock gel eyeliner was all the rage for a couple of months, everyone was talking about it. I was never really a fan I find it smudges everywhere, that being said the pigment is amazing and it is very creamy. Rimmel apocalips were everywhere, everyone loved them but as the hype died down more and more people revealed that they weren't fans. I never did like them I found them to bleed really awfully and settles on the lips in a very strange way. 

Zoella mentioned the Bourjois Colourboost lip crayons and all of a sudden everyone had them and everyone loved them. I still really like these and still reach for them every now and then. The pigment is really strong and they feel moisturizing  on the lips. The Revlon Moisture stains are the most recent release in this little collection of products. I'm not a fan of these I find them to seperate really strangely on the lips  and they smell and taste really awful. 

One of my favourite drugstore concealers is the Seventeen Stay time concealer this had it's five minutes of fame a couple of months ago. It really is a lovely concealer but the hype seemed to disappear very quickly. It's a lovely creamy concealer which has very high coverage and great lasting power. Finally for today I have the Maybelline Lasting drama gel liner this had a very long reign at the top of the hyped product list. It is a really nice product, I find it to last really well even on my oily eyelids and it packs a punch pigmentation wise.   


  1. I adore the Maybelline lasting drama gel liner, still my all time favourite! x

    Jordan | Keep Dreaming ♥

  2. This is such a great post! I have the Rimmel Apocalips, Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain and the Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Liner and to be honest I don't really reach for any of them. The Apocalips and the Moisture Stain were definite hype purchases for me and I'm glad I tried them but they aren't something I would ever repurchase. The Maybelline Gel Liner however I found was lovely to use, it was the first gel liner that I had ever tried and it did make a great impression for gel liners so I would definitely recommend this as well :)

    Roo xx

  3. I always disliked the Rimmel ones too I really didn't get the hype, I agree with the Bourjois chubby sticks 'Plum Russian' is still one of my most worn shades in my collection...I love it! :) xx

  4. I think the only product of those I'd have bought without the hype is the Maybelline liner which I LOVE. The others I could take or leave xx

  5. I Definitely agree about apocalips, I tried to like them but just never loved them. But the lip crayons I did love!
    The Makeup Directory

  6. I agree with you. I bought the Apocalips but when I applied it it looked awesome for a couple of hours until it started to bleed in such an ugly way - I didn't know what the hype was about! X

  7. I agree that sometimes people get swept up in hype, but it's perfectly possible that just a lot of people liked the product. However there have been so many times I've been like 'wtf, why were people going crazy over this awful product?!'

    Jasmine // Magpie Jasmine

  8. I love that 17 concealer its a great alternative to the collection concealer that everyone is still hyping about!
    The Lipstick, The Girl and Her Wardrobe

  9. You know, I still might try the Apocalips, because those shades are so scrummy!

  10. The Maybelline gel liner is my favorite. I was never drawn to Apocalips and from what I've read, I'm glad I didn't spend my money on it :)

    Sam |

  11. I absolutely love the Maybelline Gel Liner, it has been a staple of mine for months. I also quite like the Revlon stains, despite most people disliking them. I have the darkest shade and it looks so pretty paired with Mac's Rebel :-) Loved this style of post, I haven't seen anything like it before. <3

    Love Charlotte Xxxxx

  12. The Maybelline gel liner is one of the best ones on the market, but I do love the Apocalips, their pigmentation is fantastic.

  13. Great post subject! I am a big fan of the Seventeen concealer but must admit I never quite got the hype around the Bourjois lip crayons.. Sometimes it is too easy to be swept up in the hype!

    Rosie (


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