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19 Beauty Products That Are Actually Worth The Hype

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1. Beautyblender, £16.00

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"I have dry skin and applying my foundation with a damp Beauty Blender has been a game changer. No more streaky or cakey foundation! Worth every penny and they last a decent amount of time if you take care of them."

– Katy Plummer, Facebook

"The Beauty Blender changed everything about my makeup game. It never disappoints and the upkeep is too easy. Getting the perfect contour is a no-brainer with this glorious, beautiful, little pink ball."

Noelle Cotnoir, Facebook

"Beauty Blender! There is no dupe and don’t let anyone tell you there is. The sponge is completely different from anything you have ever felt."


2. Urban Decay Makeup Setting Spray, £22.00

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"Urban Decay Makeup Setting Spray! My face gets super oily when I go out because of how dehydrated I get, but this stuff is magic. My makeup looks perfect, even after 5 hours of non-stop dancing."

– Ashley Roddy, Facebook

"Urban Decay's Makeup Setting Spray is a godsend. No more runny eyeliner/mascara after a long day and/or night out. It's seriously the best.

– Fia Torres, Facebook

"Urban Decay Makeup Setting Spray. Will make even the worst foundations stay all day. Especially for oily skin!"



3. Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer, £22.00

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"For people with pale skin, the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Chantilly is da bizness. Not only is the formula amazing it actually highlights my pale skin."

– Katy Plummer, Facebook

"NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer! I don’t know how I ever did my makeup without it!"


"Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer, hands down best concealer I’ve ever used. It blends so well, and covers everything without looking cakey. Especially for my ghostly skin."


4. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, £19.00

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"Better Than Sex Mascara by Too Faced is worth every penny spent on it. I haven’t gone a day with out it in two years. People constantly think I’m wearing false lashes because it just works that good.


"The Too Faced better than sex mascara was SOOO worth the hype. My eyelashes go up to my eyebrows now and they have so much volume."


"Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara is still the best stuff I've ever used. I don't buy it all the time because I'm on a college student budget, but every time I do buy it, it's absolutely worth the money."

– Hannah Gorski, Facebook

5. Urban Decay Naked Palette, £38.50

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"The Urban Decay Naked Palettes are amazing! I hate makeup but I actually love to wear the eyeshadows from my Naked Palette.I love that I can pick lighter tones to be more subtle or darker tones for going out. The possibilities for a palette are endless!"

– Clarissa Whitehead, Facebook

"Urban Decay eyeshadow is worth every penny. Especially if it's paired with a good primer, it'll stay all day and always look flawless. Plus, it comes in so many shades so there is a flattering option for every skin tone. My personal favourites are Sin and Midnight Cowgirl Rides Again."

– Jayme Hunt, Facebook

"I definitely recommend the Urban Decay Naked Palettes to any one. They have a variety of them with different shades that look good on anyone. I honestly only use my Naked Palette for eyeshadow looks, especially when I’m traveling because it has all the colours you need for any type of look you’re going for."


6. Benefit “They’re Real! Mascara”, £19.50

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"Benefit They’re Real Mascara. I bought in on a whim 5 years ago and I will never use anything else."


"Benefit They're Real Mascara I cannot live without it. I don't know if it's the brush or the mascara formula, but it's like I'm wearing false lashes. I'll occasionally grab a cheaper brand and it's nothing but disappointment. You've ruined me Benefit."

– Angel Nickens, Facebook

"Benefit They’re Real Mascara. It literally make your lashes look like they were carved by the GODS."


7. Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade, £15.00

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"Aanastasia Dipbrow Pomade! I have the most pathetic light eyebrows and honestly thought there was no saving them but then I bought into the Anastasia hype and they are literally on fleek as we speak. Sooo pigmented and it just slides on like nothing. I've had it for almost a year and still haven't used it up, but I would honestly buy it once a month if I had to."


"The Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade and the Clear Brow Gel are definitely worth the hype."


"Anastasia Beverly Hill Dipbrow. I’ve honestly had mine for a year and it's still slaying my eyebrows."


8. Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation, £30.00

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"Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation is a complete game changer. I have somewhat sensitive skin and I'm also prone to breakouts around the chin area so i'm always going for the full coverage foundations. Four dots of this foundation around my face, a stippling brush to blend, and I'm good to go for an entire day! It looks super natural and I've never received so many compliments on my skin before."

– Carie Anne Pfrogner, Facebook

"Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Foundation. I have bad hyperpigmentation scars on my face and they’re practically gone with it."


"Estée Lauder’s Double Wear Foundation is the best foundation I’ve ever owned! For oily skin that’s prone to acne it’s great because if provides full coverage and looks flawless! Use a beauty blender for best results."


9. Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation, £27.00

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"Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation. Best I have ever tried for my skin! I love it! It looks very natural, plus it’s not completely matte so it doesn’t dry out my skin."


"Urban Decay's Naked foundation has given me life. When it comes to anything Urban Decay, it's so worth it."

– Lauren Ray, Facebook

10. Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed, £32.00

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"Everyone is flipping out over the BECCA highlighters, but with good reason. The colors are all not only stunning, but high impact. There’s honestly a highlighting shade for everyone. Though they are on the expensive side, they come with quite a bit of product and you only need the tiniest amount for it to last all day."


"The Becca highlights are what I live for! No other highlight compares to how soft the powder is. You only need a tiny bit so it lasts FOREVER!"


"Becca Champagne Pop Highlight = my ride or die product. Stocking up for life would be the smartest thing."



11. Pixi Glow Tonic, £18.00

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"Pixi Beauty, I love everything I’ve ever bought"


"Pixi Glow Tonic. It has SERIOUSLY cleared up my skin without drying it out. I've gone from being prescribed antibiotics for severe acne, to going make-up free most days. It's an absolute dream."

– Jenny Bunyan, Facebook

"This stuff is THE BEST."

Halley Reed, Facebook

12. Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation, £29.00

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"MakeupForever HD liquid Foundation! It doesn’t clog your pores or make you look cakey. It’s expensive but I wear foundation everyday and still only buy it once a year. Totally worth the money!"


"Makeup Forever foundation, I’ve been using it for years, and no matter how many times I experiment with other foundations it is the greatest one I have ever used."


"Makeup Forever Foundation does amazing things to cover up rosacea without feeling heavy. Worth every penny"


13. Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Eye Shadow Palette, £39.00

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"Too Faced’s Chocolate Bon Bons Palette! The shades are super pigmented and have great staying power, and the smell of chocolate is to die for. I’m obsessed with this palette!"


"Too Faced Chocolate Bons Bons Palette, smells gorgeous, looks gorgeous and all the colours are super pigmented."


14. Nars Orgasm, £23.00

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"The Nars Orgasm Blush is so beautiful, worth the money and lasts you for a really long time."


"I really do love the Nars Orgasm blush, it’s long wearing and beautiful. The lip gloss in Orgasm is phenomenal too."


NARS Orgasm blush is worth the money, definitely. It is subtle enough to layer a bit at a time.



16. YSL's Touche Éclat Concealer, £25.00

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"YSL's Touche Éclat Concealer. I'd known of the hype for years, but always talked myself out of it because it seemed a bit too luxurious. I'm genetically predisposed to dark circles, and this stuff brightens and wakes up my entire eye area like nobody's business. It's a great investment, and I can't recommend it enough."

– Diana Samu-Visser, Facebook

"The YSL Touche Éclat is worth every penny for me. I have dark circles, even when I get enough sleep I have dark circles. This product covers dark circles better than any concealer I've tried."

– Madeline Strickland, Facebook

17. Clarisonic Mia, £99.00

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"My Clarisonic Mia has been 100% worth it! So much more makeup comes off, my complexion has improved in all areas, my face is just so much cleaner when I use it. These products are an investment."


"I asked for a Clarisonic for Christmas and it has changed my life. Immediately it changed the texture of my skin in the most amazing way. I have acne prone skin, and it hasn’t cleared that up yet, but the texture is just smooth and not flakey like it usually is. I’d say it is definitely worth the money."


"My Clarisonic Mia was well worth the cost of my phone bill. It helped my skin so much by clearing up blemishes and acne. "


18. Smashbox Photo Finish Oil Primer, £28.00

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"Smashbox primers! I’ve tried their photo finish primer in gel and oil form, and they really are one of the best for helping your makeup last throughout the day. The oil primer also makes your skin look great when worn alone."


"Love the Smashbox Photo Finish Oil Primer! It really is amazing."


"Smashbox Photo Finish Primer changed my makeup game forever."


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