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Cult Beauty Products: Are They Worth The Hype?

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We all hear about cult beauty products. They are the ones that everyone seems to rave about and there is a large following for. I tested a few out to see if they are actually worth the hype.

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Benefit The POREfessional

This is a silicone-based primer that is meant to fill your pores and make your skin’s texture appear smoother. This has been a cult favorite for many years and after trying the sample size, I know why. It does indeed smooth your skin especially over your pores. The silicone texture is velvety. The only problem with this product is its price tag. The sample size is ten dollars for .25 oz, the regular size is .75 oz for thirty one dollars and for a whopping 1.5 oz is forty two dollars according to Sephora’s website. That is completely crazy to me. Right now I trying something similar, The Garnier 5 Second Blur Skin Renew Primer, that was eighteen dollars for 1oz. This is a total bargain compared to the Porefessional, but I need to try them both more before I put them head to head. Overall, this cult classic does work, but the price may not work for everyone.

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Jordana Best Lash Extreme Volume

Kathleen from Kathleenlights on YouTube loves this mascara and so do many of you, so I decided to try this. I don’t understand the hype after trying this. The mascara does give volume, however, it leaves small flakes throughout the lashes and it looks clumpy and just doesn’t look right to me.

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Revlon Colorstay Foundation – dry skin formula

I bought this foundation after so many reviews said it was nice for dry skin. I have been using it for a few months and I really like it. It’s a full coverage foundation that doesn’t look cakey, which is my number one concern with foundation. It also doesn’t cling to dry patches and it’s long wearing. I will say this is worth the hype.

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Maybelline Fit Me Concealer

This concealer is often compared to the Nars creamy concealer, so if you like that you will probably like this drugstore concealer. This formula is light, easily blendable, and very smooth on the skin. I am in love with this concealer and it is definitely worth the hype.

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Batiste Dry Shampoo

This dry shampoo is loved by many a fashion blogger, and for good reason. For me, this dry shampoo worked better than any other dry shampoo I have ever used. I use the dark brown version so it doesn’t leave a white cast on my hair, and this always gives my hair volume and a less greasy feel. It definitely deserves the cult classic title.

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Fresh Rose Tinted Lip Balm

People love this balm for the sheer wash of color and moisturizing qualities. Though after I did like the rose version’s sheer wash of color, it was not very moisturizing. For the price of these lip balms, I would skip them and go for the Maybelline Baby Lips. I do not understand the hype.

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L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara The Original

I have heard of this mascara being used by many popular beauty bloggers like Nicole Gueirerro, so I finally decided to try it out when I ran out of mascara. So far so good, but nothing special. I need to try this one out a bit more before I can tell if it’s worth the hype. A post about my favorite mascaras is coming soon.

 

What are your favorite cult beauty products? Which ones should I try next? Let me know in the comments below.

 

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