Product Reviews

Products That Don’t Get Enough Hype

August 12, 2016

Hi Everyone!

With the Youtube beauty community promoting products like they’re going out of style, it’s not unusual to hear about the same products until your ears bleed. Today we’re not going to talk about those products (your ears are safe). Instead, I’m going to talk about the products that, for whatever reason, don’t get talked about enough.

Essence Silky Touch Blushes

Essence Silky Touch Blushes

The first products I want to talk about are the Essence Silky Touch Blushes. Essence is general has some hidden gems and despite being awesome and super cheap, they don’t really get the love they deserve. Even though these blushes are less than $5, pigmented and buttery soft- no one talks about them. I will admit that I don’t give these enough love, but they deserve to be recognized. The texture and pigmentation of these blows a lot of other drugstore (and high end) blushes out of the water. As an example, I have a Tarte blush that is in a similar shade to the Essence blush in Life’s a Cherry and the Tarte blush is way less pigmented and soft than the Essence. I’ll include a comparison swatch down below, so you can see for yourself. Honestly, if you’re looking for an excellent quality blush on any budget, definitely pick these up.

Essence Silky Touch Blush Swatches

Life’s a Cherry, Adorable ^


Tarte vs. Essence

Left to right: Tarte, Essence

Make Up For Ever Star Powders

MUFE Star Powders

Moving on to something not in the drugstore realm, we have the Make Up For Ever Star Powders. I discovered these in New York City with my sister and I fell in love. As you may already know, I love pigments and I have quite the collection. I often go for an intense foil shade on the lid and pigments are a great way to get that look. These Star Powders are amazing. They are ridiculously pigmented and super metallic. I purchased 2 shades, both of which make amazing lid shades and one of which also makes an amazing face highlight. There are some pigments that I’ve tried that just don’t work dry, but these are amazing both dry and wet.  I know that for some people pigments are not worth the hassle, but I think they are completely worth it and if you like pigments, these are definitely ones to try out.

Star Powder Swatches

(Dry Swatches) Left to right: 975, 946

Urban Decay Afterglow Powder Highlighters


The last product I want to mention is by Urban Decay. Urban Decay released highlighters either late last year or early this year and I never hear anyone talk about these. I swatched the shade Sin in Sephora and I knew it was coming home with me. These highlights are ridiculously soft and extremely pigmented. I’ll be honest, these don’t have the most diverse shade range, which might explain why they’re not talked about. They only have 3 shades, a pink, a bright peach and the light gold, which is the one I have. These are excellent quality so if they expanded the shade range, I bet these would be a lot more popular.

UD Sin Swatch


So there you have it, these are the products I think deserve more hype. What products do you think don’t get enough love?

Bye for now!


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1 Comment

  • Reply Emily August 24, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    I have to admit, I’ve never thought about buying essence blushes but I’ll definitely have a look at them now!
    I just did a post on products I regret buying! I’m a bit new to blogging and would really appreciate if you checked mine out!

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