Friday, October 28, 2016

Underrated products

Today I thought I would show you some of my favourite products which I think don't get enough hype. I actually found it quite difficult to whittle this down as it turns out there are a lot of products I love which aren't that well known. Some of these are mentioned by a few people however largely they are just products that I have picked up on a whim and fallen in love with.
Illamasqua powder blushes (Duo in lover and hussy) -
I love these blushes they are so pigmented however they blend out beautifully so you can get everything from a super intense look to just a slight hint of blush. I also absolutely love the two shades in this little palette!
Clarins Instant concealer -
This is possibly the most barginous high end concealer to ever exist, you get 15ml for £22.00 which is so cheap compared to most concealers which are usually around the 8ml mark. This is so beautiful, it has a very high coverage whilst still being thin and lightweight meaning that it sits really nicely on even my duper dry skin. I'm not sure how this would fare on oiler skin types however for me it's perfect.  
L'Oreal BB powder -
I'm pretty sure  that this has been repackaged since I last bought it as powder isn't something I use very often however when I do want a pressed powder this is the one I reach for. It offers a tiny bit of coverage whilst still looking completely natural on the skin. It is milled so fine that it is undetectable on the skin and I also find it doesn't cling to any dry patches like so many powders do.
Smashbox Brow tech matte pencil -
This was one of my Manic duty free blow out in March and I'm so glad I did pick it up. It's an incredibly fine pencil which is the perfect ashy dark brown. What I like about this is that it isn't too waxy that it makes the brows sticky but it also isn't dry so it doesn't just crumble up. I also do really like the spooly on the other side as it is nice and firm.
Zoeva Cocoa blend palette -
I absolutely love this palette, it is perfect for anyone who loves warm toned shades. I feel like the Zoeva palettes overall don't get a lot of press. I love this one the shadows are beautifully pigmented and creamy. I especially love the shade warm notes which is a stunning pink shade.

NYX Butter glosses (Crème Brule and Tiramisu) -
These glosses are my favourite of all the drugstore glosses I've ever used. I feel like a lot of other NYX products are getting so much hype at the moment but I have honestly seen barely anything about these. They aren't sticky smell amazing and have the perfect amount of pigment for a gloss.
No7 Precision lip pencil (Nude) -
This was another really random purchase which I had seen absolutely nothing about! These are so stunning and incredibly creamy. I feel like a lot of my lip liners are to dry and just really drag on my lips. This shade is a really lovely basic nude which works under pretty much any lipstick! I definitely need to get around to buying some more shades.
Clinique Lip pops (Poppy pop and Cherry pop) -
These lipsticks are so good and honestly don't get near enough hype. They are so beautiful and work incredibly even on super dry lips. They are glossy enough so that they don't look dry and gross on the lips however they also stay on the lips really nicely and don't smudge all over my face like some more glossy lipsticks do.

I'd love to know what your guys favourite underrated products are! 


  1. I haven't used any of those products. They really seem like a good investment. Thank you for sharing them. Definitely going to check them out. xo

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

  2. I totally agree with you on the Clinique Lip Pops, Clarins Instant Concealer & Zoeva palette! I need to try the Smashbox Brow product! xx


  3. That palette looks beautiful! I love the bronzey brown shades! Both those NYX shades are perfect every day glosses.

    corrie |

  4. I've actually got an Illamasqua cream blush that I think deserves way way more hype than it gets :)

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

  5. I definitely need to try out those butter glosses, I've been loving NYX lately!

  6. The Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette looks so beautiful!! x
    Louise |


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