If you are a big fan of beauty blogs and youtube videos you definitely know that there are some products that become cult ones in no time and are praised and hyped about by most of the beauty community. And you just dream to get your hands on them. These three products I want to talk about today are definitely very well known in the beauty world and it seems like everyone tried them and loves them.
So what do I think of them? Are they worth the hype?
Let's start off with this iconic Flat Kabuki brush by Sigma which has been used in thousands of online tutorials, especially by American beauty bloggers/vloggers. Everyone claims that this brush gives an amazing finish to the skin when applying foundation with it so I wanted to have it since like forever. Finally, a few months ago I ordered the famous F80 Sigma brush (RRP £15.95) from Beauty Chamber.
The quality of this brush is excellent, it's very well made, has VERY soft and super dense bristles. It washes well without shedding.
But, does it give me the flawless, airbrushed finish I was hoping for? No.
Seriously, I've tried with different foundations, with stippling motion, buffing and the results are ok but not satisfying, I always come back to my beloved Beauty Blender to perfect the blending and to get the finish I like. I just don't get the hype surrounded this brush, yes, it's a lovely tool but definitely not the magic wand I thought it would be.
Maybe because I love Beauty Blender so much and nothing compares really, my experience was like this but the truth is I rarely reach for this brush unfortunately.
Glamglow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate treatment is one of those masks that everyone raves about them and you think they are the miracle workers you were waiting years for. I was super excited when I received my first sample of this mask a few months ago. Since then I've had another two samples and still, I'm not that impressed and certainly wouldn't spend nearly £50 for 50g jar of this product. Again, it's a great mask, leaves my skin soft and clearer but so does my other mask which costs a fraction of the price. The tingling sensation is probably not for everyone, I don't mind as such but the mask leaves my skin slightly irritated and red. I was expecting that the mask would remove any existing blackheads but it didn't. It's a good mask but definitely not worth the money, in my opinion.
Caudalie Divine Oil is another beauty product that I was dying to get my hands on so when it arrived in one of the beauty boxes a few months ago I was over the moon and started using it straight away. Firstly, the scent, it's lovely, a bit musky, might be overpowering for some but personally I like it. The texture, dry oil that doesn't feel greasy or sticky, perfect. It's suitable to use on face, body and hair.
Lovely product but it didn't really impressed me, in fact I haven't even used the 15ml sample. I tried it on my face for a week or so but I didn't noticed any benefits. I used it on my body but even though it's not sticky or greasy it does leave a residue on the skin and I like my moisturiser to sink in quickly. I tried on my hair but it makes my hair greasy so I only use a tiny amount on the very ends on my hair and that's the only way I use the Caudalie Divine Oil now. Would I purchase the full size for £27? No.
So there it is. My opinion on those three very popular beauty products. In no way they are bad, I just don't think they're worth such a hype. But of course you might have had a different experience with them. Let me know your thoughts on these iconic products if you've tried them.