Thursday, May 30, 2013

Products Worth/Not Worth The Hype

Hey ladies!

It's Megan here, and today I'll be telling you all about my beauty hits and misses. Please know that these products are the ones that did/didn't work for me. If I happen to talk about some of your favorite products as products I hate, remember that this is soley based on my opinion! 

Products Worth The Hype:

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Benefit They're Real! Mascara: This mascara just does wonders for my lashes. It lengthens them tremendously, it seperates like no other, and it even volumizes. I feel like I could put 10 coats on my lashes and they would never get spidery. This mascara is win all around.

Benefit Boxed Blushes: Benefit's boxed blushes are my favorite blushes ever. They're slightly expensive, I think they're around the $28 mark, but they're so worth it. I have used my Coralista blush almost every day for the past three months and I have yet to even start to make a dent. These come with so much product, you will never run out.

Wet N' Wild Eyeshadows: For the longest time I was put off by Wet N' Wild products. They were the products that I had used in jr. high when I first started getting into makeup. I didn't remember them being anwhere near as amazing as they actually are. I am so glad that I spent the $3 on my Comfort Zone palette (pictured above) because I use it almost every single day. They are definitely some of the more pigmented eyeshadows I've ever worked with.

Revlon Kissable Balm Stains: For the longest time I wouldn't jump on this bandwagon. But I have, and I won't be jumping off. These balm stains are the perfect every day lipsticks.They're hydrating, easy to wear, and give the most perfect amount of color.

Products Not Worth The Hype:

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Revlon ColorStay Eyeshadow:
I really just hate this. I own two of them, for whatever reason, and you really have to dig to get any sort of color pay off. I have seen so many raves about them and I just do not understand why. These eyeshadows are a complete miss for me.
Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation: One word: Orange. 
Maybelline Volum' Express Falsies: This miss actually goes for most of the Volum' Express collection. My eyelashes are pretty short and sparse, so most mascaras are just a pain in the ass for me. The only mascara from this collection that I've gotten to work for me is The Rocket. Even it doesn't work every day for me. I blame it on my lashes, not so much the product. But alas, this is a miss for me.
Revlon Lip Butters: Oh no. I'm probably going to hit a nerve with the beauty community. While I do own quite a few of these lip colors, four to be exact, I am just not a fan. But I am crazy and I like to waste my money. I am a lipstick kind of girl. I like there to be a good amount of color pay off. I don't like tints or sheer colors. I like full on color. Even for day to day, I still like it to be noticable. These babies just don't do it for me. 
MAC Brushes: Once again, I'm probably hitting a nerve here, but whatever. I just don't like MAC brushes. Period. I find that my $3 elf brushes and my Real Techniques do a far better job. Not to mention they are much, much softer. If you're looking for new makeup brushes, don't waste your money here. Go with elf or Real Techniques. I would even recommend Eco Tools over MAC. 

Well, that's all for my hits and misses! I actually have so many more hits, but I figured this post was long enough. I hope that if you were on the hunt for any new products, this post helps you out! Honestly, it took me a while to do the misses because I like to do a lot of research on products before I buy them. I encourage you to do the same, before going out and spending your money. 

Until next week!


  1. Nice post Megan!

  2. oooh gotta disagree on a few of these, the benefit blushes are NOT worth it in my opinion, my go to brand is thebalm, they often go on sale on hautelook and tjmaxx use to have them too, the price point is lower and it's just better value in my opinion
    and revlon lip butters I always thought are overratted, but i recently bought a few pigmented ones, they are really good when i dont want full on colors

  3. I`ve been searching high and low for Comfort Zone, it looks so perfect! I agree with you about Maybelline mascaras; The Rocket is the only good one.

  4. This is so interesting, as I love the Revlon lip butters. So good however, to read someone else's opinion!