Beauty Products Not Worth The Hype | EmmysBeautyCave

Im not one to buy a hyped up product as soon as it is released. I usually only buy them if I know I will really use them and get use out of them. I did a blog post similar to this, my “The Blogger Made Me Buy It But Is It Worth It” which went down really well so I thought I would do this post all about hyped up products I don’t think are worth the hype. 

Soap and Glory One Heck of a Blot Primer | £8.00 | Link

This is one I did buy as soon as it was released only because I have been using the Soap and Glory One Heck of a Blot Powder for a few years and find it is amazing for oily skin especially in the Summer. The texture of the primer I love, it reminds me of the Urban Decay Pore Perfecting Primer as it really does smooth out your skin ready to apply makeup. When I first got this I loved it but as I carried on using it I noticed it wasn’t really stopping my skin becoming oily at all. I have so many other primers that do a much better job at keeping me matte.

Bourjois Radiant Reveal Concealer | £7.99 | Link

This is one of Bourjois’ newest releases. I am a concealer and foundation junkie so of course I picked it up. I picked it up in the lightest shade to conceal and highlight. I love the packaging and that is about it. I have quite dark under eye circles and this doesn’t cover them at all. Highlighting wise it doesn’t really brighten as much as other concealers like the Urban Decay Concealer or the Seventeen Skin Wow. It does smell lovely and has a lovely creamy texture though.

Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette | £18.00 | Link

This is going to be a controversial opinion as 99% of bloggers are obsessed with this palette. I only got it about a month ago now and I think I have used it twice! Don’t get me wrong the shades are stunning and 100% my kind of shades but I find when you swatch them they are alot more pigmented than when you apply them on your eyes. I have applied these with different brushes and different eyeshadow primers and still find that they don’t last on my eyes all day. After a few hours the shades don’t stand out at all. I definitely prefer my Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette which does have very similar shades to this one and also my Makeup Geek Shadows.

Soap and Glory One Heck of a Blot Foundation | £12.00 | Link

I wanted to love this so much but I really don’t. There are only five shades in this range which is awful, I got the palest shade and it is still quite dark so not great for us pale girls. I did a full review of this last week where I mentioned the main issue I have is the finish. It looks awful, I hate it. Once I apply powder etc it looks ok and lasts well but it just looks dry and horrible. Im surprised as I thought as I love the Soap and Glory One Heck of a Blot Powder that I would love this. 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz | £15.50 | Link

I used to use the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow until I found the Freedom Brow Pomade version which is only £5 and works just as well. I picked up the ABH Brow Wiz when I had a voucher for Beauty Bay and thought it would be good for those days I want a more natural brow. There is nothing wrong with this product at all it is just the fact there are cheaper drugstore ones which work just as well as this one. I would much rather pay less money for something that is just as good quality. One of my favourite’s which is similar is the Eylure Defining and Shading Brow Crayon which is only £6.45.

La Roche-Posay BB Blur | £16.50 | Link

Bloggers have gone mad for this product over the last few months. It is aimed at oily skin which is my skin and it is said to blur pores and keep you matte. This is a very thick mousse it is like the Maybelline Dream Matte Foundation. I have applied this in so many ways and the finish is ok, it provides great coverage for a BB Cream but considering I have extremely oily skin this looked quite dry. It seemed to dry my skin out. Again like the ABH Brow Wiz I find there are other BB Creams just as good. 

What Products Have You Purchased That You Don’t Think Are Worth The Hype?