Sunday, November 13, 2016

Is the Hype Real?

Okay, firstly, yes. I know. It's been a while. My flat has been an absolute disaster and I've kind of been having mini breakdowns because I've never been so stressed in my entire life (you can bet there will be a future blog post on this).I finally had some time to  take some photos and write this posts in the midst of the stress and hell- so I'm here to tell you my thoughts on a couple of products that have been/are very hyped up and whether they are worth the hype - 

Unless you've been living under a rock, you'd have 100% heard of the beautiful Colourpop Super Shock Eyeshadows and just how amazing they are. And they are. When I picked these up a while ago, I was a little bit dubious of how amazing these really could be and made me question whether I really needed to make an online purchase which required customs charges etc etc. I am so so happy I made that executive decision to press 'checkout'. They are only $5 which is an absolute bargain, but are so creamy and pigmented you won't believe. For now I only have two shades 'La La' and 'Weenie', and I just cannot get enough of them. You just can't really describe how creamy they feel, the texture is bouncy and the application is effortless! The hype is real.

The Maybelline 24 Hour Colour Tattoos are a product that I feel pretty much every beauty blogger/person has owned, because they are just a staple in everyone's collection. They've appeared many-a-times on this blog, featuring in my all time favourite drugstore posts, all time favourite eye products posts and will feature every so often in a monthly favourites. I think what makes these so great, is the fact that they are an amazing base, and perfect for anyone who wants to delve into eyeshadows, but is scared of the whole blending bit. I really do think these are worth the drugstore hype because they are just an all rounder of a good eyeshadow product with great pigmentation and a lovely array of different colours. 



Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara I'm sure everyone is sick and tired of hearing about this mascara, and especially from me, because I do know that I've featured it a hell of a lot on this blog. I know that a lot of people are a little bit indifferent about this product and I kind of understand why. When you first buy the mascara, it's got quite a wet formula and it can leave your eyelashes quite chunky to begin with. However, after around 3 weeks, it seriously becomes the most amazing mascara. It dries up a little bit meaning the product curls and applies onto your eyelashes without clumping too much. I do totally agree that it is worth the hype, but only a little bit after buying it! 

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray was a bit of a splurge for me. I had never really felt the  need to get a setting spray, but had heard such great reviews around this one that I felt as if I was truly missing out on something great. I absolutely loved this spray because it sprayed with a very fine mist and really did keep your makeup lasting. For girls with dry skin, this makes your foundation look more alive and that little bit more glowy as well, without compromising your base. However, when you do get nearer to the end of the bottle beware, the mist doesn't spray so fine so beware!

Mac Velvet Teddy is another totally hyped up product, I remember being unable to find this in stock in what seemed like every Mac and Debenhams on the highstreet. I basically looked to sell my soul to get a hold of this. Okay yes, the hype is real with this one. This to me, is my perfect nude. I praise Mac for coming up with a lovely comfortable matte lipstick that I feel is timeless and I can wear with any eye makeup look and it just looks classy and effortless. 

Around 3 years ago (2 years ago?Rimmel Kate Moss 107 this was literally the red lipstick to get your hands on. With the likes of Tanya Burr and Zoella using it in their Autumnal makeup routine and raving about it, I have to admit, I totally bought into the hype with this one. I adore the colour and think it's a shade that can be worn throughout the year. My one little gripe is yes, it can be a little drying as pieces of it kind of clump up and doesn't wear the best throughout the day, but it is a drugstore product and I do think if you line your lips properly and prep them it's worth the hype.

Top to Bottom: Mac 'Velvet Teddy', Rimmel '107'
Lastly is another Rimmel product, the Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder  I think has been a cult favourite for years on years. I love this product as it's affordable and can set your makeup looking flawless. I have tried some pricier and loose powders as well, and personally I am yet to find one that I am completely blown away by as they kind of give me the same final finish. Although saying that, when you do start hitting pan, this is not a travel friendly product as it will smash into pieces!



Okay, I think I've chatted enough, have I sold any of these to you? Let me know if you think the above are or aren't worth the hype! I personally love hearing it if people have different 

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  1. I must try the MAC velvet teddy, such a nice shade :)

    Lotte | www.lottebeautybox.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's so pretty and perfect for this time of the year, I need to repurchase! xx

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  2. You have listed some of my favourite products and I honestly couldn't agree more, loved this post!
    Velvet Teddy and Lash Sensational has to be holy grail products that I can't see myself living without haha!
    leannecresswell.co.uk ox

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    1. Other than Better Than Sex by Too Faced I haven't tried a drugstore foundation that is equally as good apart from Maybelline! xx

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  3. Love all of the products you mentioned - great post, Caroline! :) x

    Melanie - Lilies Beauty

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  4. I love Rimmel stay matte powder and maybelline lash sensational. :) But never understood the hype around color tattoo. I've tried many time and always dislike it.

    Michelle Morchella

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    1. Oh no really! That's a shame - I think because I have quite dry eyelids (gross) they stay put like no other! xx

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  5. Thanks for such an informative post - been toying with the Urban Decay spray for ages and think I'm going to have to get it! Lauren - www.theyoproedit.com

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    1. Oh it's definitely good! Just beware by the end it's pretty useless if there's a little bit of product left because it sprays unevenly! xx

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  6. Love Colourpop eyeshadows, the texture is amazing! Velvet Teddy is my favorite for this time of year x

    www.beautyfromkatie.blogspot.com

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    1. I've never tried an eyeshadow formula like colourpop before! They are literally so worth it! xx

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  7. Ahhh the good old Stay Matte Powder. It is one of my all time favorite products, I keep recommending it to friends that want an inexpensive but good face powder. And Lash Sensation, can't go wrong with those two! x

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    1. It's so budget friendly and think it's just a good all over face powder, I do need to delve into some more to try out different ones though! xx

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  8. I'm literally obsessed with all these haha! I do prefer Mehr and Brave to Velvet Teddy though. I haven't tried Colourpop but everyone seems so obsessed, maybe I need to?

    corrie | corriearnold.co.uk

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    1. I need to try Mehr! I think there are so many on my list though of nude Mac lipsticks it's ridiculous! Oh yes, you definitely have to try them out! You'll be so fascinated in the formula, I was like, obsessed with swatching them for days! xx

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  9. I love practically every product that you mentioned! The Stay Matte Powder is one of my all time favourites, so inexpensive, but such good quality x

    http://luxuryblush.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Ah so glad you agree! Agreed it's just a great powder considering it's drugstore! xx

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  10. I really need to try some bits from colour pop!

    http://claresloves.blogspot.com/

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    1. Definitely do! I need to already make another order soon because I can't get enough of it! xx

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  11. I really need to try the UD setting spray. It sounds like just what I need. I love CP Super Shocks and Maybelline Color Tattoos & Lash Sensational. Its been a while since I've used the Rimmel Stay Matte but its amazing value xxx
    Sal | UmmBaby Beauty

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    1. The Setting spray is amazing, I actually need to repurchase as this bottle is running out! xx

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  12. I love 107, I brought it too a few years ago because it was all the rave but now with colourpop and everything else, I hardly ever reach for it! Have a lovely day :)

    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

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    1. I know what you mean, when there are so many to chose from in a collection it's difficult! xx

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  13. I absolutely love the maybelline color tattoos and the urban decay all nighter setting spray.

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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    1. Ah so glad you agree! They are such good'ns! xx

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  14. Such a fantastic review. Love your blog babe :)
    Omnivogues

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  15. I have been meaning to try the colour tattoos since everyone started raving about it, recently i have got into eyeshadow more too.
    https://wineandwhine99.wordpress.com/

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    1. when i was just starting out with shadows they were perfect because you could just apply them quickly over the lid and easily blend out without too much fuss! xx

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  16. I'm a huge fan of Colour Pop shadows, they are amazing. Although it did take me a while to find the best to apply them. Velvet teddy is one my all time favourite shades, its so pretty! And lash sensational is just the best! xx

    LPage Beauty

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    1. I know, I had watched so many Youtube hauls and videos on them so I knew brushes would be a lost cause! I need to replace my Velvet Teddy soon, starting to die down! xx

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  17. I am a massive fan of the Color Pop eyeshadows!

    Danielle xx
    http://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

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  18. I need La La and Weenie, they look so amazing. And I agree, the eyeshadows are worth every penny and every custom charge. I also love Rimmel 107 which is such a perfect shade for Winter.
    I really enjoyed this post.
    xx Désirée

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