Blogger-Hype Purchases

While browsing my feed the other day, I came across a post by Lauren from Styled by Lauren about blogger enabled purchases. It really got me thinking about products I’ve bought based on blogger reviews. Anytime I’m considering a purchase, I read blogger’s posts in order to validate my purchase. More often then not, I end up reading about, and buying, things I had no intention of buying! I went through my makeup back and found 4 blogger hype purchases that I use regularly, and one that I  don’t use nearly enough.

Jouer Matte Moisture Tint. Blogger after blogger raved about this and the luminizing tint and seeing as that I love lightweight foundations and tinted moisturizers, I just had to get this. And I’m so glad I did. It’s the perfect tinted moisturizer that covers all imperfections and can be built up for extra coverage. I apply it with my beauty blender and am probably only half way through a tube I’ve been using for about 4 months now. I will definitely be repurchasing this when I run out.

TheBalm Mary Lou Manizer. I bought this without even really knowing what a highlighter was or how to use it! Therefore, I’m not the most knowledgable person on the highlighter front, but I love a light dusting of this on top of my cheekbones and in the corner of the eyes. It’s a beautiful champagne color that can also be used for eyeshadow.

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil. Everyone raves about the Milk color as an eyeshadow base, so this is a bit as a cheap since I have it in the Yogurt color. It is such an easy way to quickly add a swipe of color without the hassle of using a brush. Plus, the color lasts all day. The pencils are not travel friendly though, the lid comes off leaving your pencil uncapped in your makeup bag, leaving it vulnerable to bacteria and damage.

Benefit They’re Real Mascara. It’s no secret that I’m a mascara junkie. So I had to have the mascara that seemed to be a blogger favorite. This mascara definitely lives up to the hype- it separates lashes while lengthening them and also allows them to hold a curl. One of my biggest issues with mascaras is that my curl doesn’t last, so this truly is the best mascara out there. It is a pain to get off, but that just means you have to use a second swipe of remover which is no big deal.

Hourglass Ambient Powder Lighting, Diffused Lighting. This was such a popular item, it was very hard to get my hands on, especially during the Sephora 15% sale. I was finally able to get it after stalking the site day after day. I’m sad to say I just don’t reach for it often. I’ve used it a handful of times, and my skin looked nice after using it but nothing special. I was expecting much more from it so I’ve been disappointed.

What products have you bought based on blogger hype, and was it worth it?

  • Alice Percival

    I love benefit they’re real mascara! 😍

    • I was recently told that benefit roller lash is even better, so I’m hoping to try/compare that one soon!

      • Alice Percival

        Ooo I’d love to hear what you think of it!

  • I have all of these products and agree that they are all worth the hype!

    • They’re worth the hype and have swoon-worthy packaging. I’m such a sucker for packaging!

  • Fab post! Thanks for the mention! I love your picks! That Hourglass powder looks so damn gorgeous! I so need to get my hands on it! Same with the Balm highlighter! Benefit They’re Real is one of my faves! Love it!

    • Both the hourglass powder and the balm loumanizer are now available in gorgeous palettes! I need them!

  • Jessica Marshall

    I’ve been wanting to try the Benefit They’re Real mascara for sooo long! And I love the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in mild as an eyeshadow base, not sure why I never thought of getting in other colors! I never knew if I should go for it and get the Mary Lou Manizer but I’ve heard a ton of great stuff about it, I’ll have to try it out!(:

    • I really should invest in the NYX pencil in milk for an eyeshadow base, not sure why I still don’t have it. You should definitely try the Mary Lou Manizer, but first look into the palette that contains all the lou manizer powders- it’s perfect!

  • Jessica Marshall

    That’s a great idea, I’ll do that!(:

  • I have been buying so many things due to reading blogs and watching YT, it is ridiculous! So far I have resisted the hype around Hourglass, but I find myself considering a purchase again and again, even though I am more a matte skin kind of girl.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • Don’t give in unless it’s actually a product you’ll use! I don’t use the hourglass much and I’m still contemplating the palette! Must resist!

  • Lauren

    Thanks for the mention! Great picks! The Benefit mascara and The Balm highlighter are definitely two blogger enabled purchases for me! Both of which I love so much!

    Lauren | Styled By Lauren