Back in February last year, I wrote this post about three things I’d buy a million times over, and two I wouldn’t bother with again. So, back then I was thinking about some of the products I’ve purchased as a result of online “hype” and whether or not that “hype” was actually justified in the product itself. I’ve decided to do an updated version, but I only really had one that was just not worth buying again.
So – here are three things I would definitely buy over and over again …
Maybelline FIT Me foundation
I love this stuff …
a) It’s cheap – $24 odd in New Zealand – I got mine on sale for $16.
b) It’s readily available – I bought it in the supermarket.
c) It applies like a dream and leaves you with a gorgeous, dewy, medium-coverage finish – apply more and you’ll get full coverage.
d) It lasts super well.
e) It has a sunscreen in it – SPF18.
f) Did I mention it’s cheap and works just as well as its more expensive counterparts?
The drawbacks (don’t worry – they’re minor) …
a) It can get a bit shiny, but I believe they have a very good (and again, cheap) powder to finish it with.
b) It doesn’t have a dispenser which is a bit annoying.
c) There weren’t any testers at the supermarket *wink* – I’m sure department stores would have them though!
So go get it!
The Balm “The Manizer Sisters” palette
I reviewed it here (and wow, a LOT of people have read that post!) and I STILL love it to bits. I have all but run out of the Cindy-Lou Manizer so am going to be buying the full size version of that one very soon. Buy it – you won’t regret it.
And having said that … I know this is a sneaky fourth thing, but The Balm Instain Blushers are GORGEOUS. Amazingly pigmented and such pretty colours. I currently have two – Pinstripe and Argyle – but I WILL be collecting more.
I LOVE the packaging by The Balm too. So retro and pretty.
GlamEyes Liquid Eyeliner by Rimmel
This is an everlasting love of mine … the brush is fine, so it’s easy to apply and gives a lovely “flick” for those of us who love cat eyes (which in my case have to be bat eyes); it’s a lovely opaque black; it’s cheap, readily available and stays on super-well. And despite staying put so well, it’s easy to remove at the end of the day – *bonus*.
And here is the product I’ve bought lately that I definitely wouldn’t bother purchasing again.
Chi Chi Eye Brightener
Honestly, just don’t bother. I know I’m old and my eyes are probably not easily brightened, but I found this product basically useless. Which is sad, because I really wanted to like it. It didn’t apply easily; it didn’t make any discernible difference to how bright my eyes appeared and it didn’t last very long either. Now possibly I was expecting a miracle, but it sure ‘aint that – I’m just thankful it was under $20, so not a greatly expensive waste of money, although a waste of money all the same. Anyone reading have better results?
Have you ever given in to the hype, purchased something and then wondered what all the fuss was about? I’d love to hear about it!
Miracles (and mistakes) happen …