The Beauty Blogger Made Me Buy It

Nothing does damage to your bank card like your favourite beauty bloggers. Back in late 2013 when I started this blog, I was pretty useless when it came to make up. Trust me, I didn’t own a Naked palette until I was 17 and even then I just used to get whatever was on a deal in Boots.  Fast forward to now and make-up is one of my biggest passions with my drawers overflowing with products. Whether it’s Suzie’s perfect brows over on HelloOctober, Shaanxo’s Get Ready With Me videos or Vivianna Does Make-Up’s latest review, bloggers are the biggest enablers out there. But are these products worth the hype? Can you always trust what bloggers say? Here are the products that beauty bloggers made me buy…

NARS Sheer Glow Foundation | Full Review 
One of the most loved foundations in the blogosphere, the NARS sheer glow is one that always seems to make its way back onto the top of my make-up pile. You’ll have heard the spiel by now – but it’s not a sheer foundation at all. It packs decent coverage whilst giving an immaculate glow.

Charlotte Tilbury Film Star Bronze and Glow | Full Review 
My contour obsession knows no limits but the price tag on this is enough to make even your biggest beauty lovers gasp. I bought this with a Christmas gift card and it’s one of my most luxury products to date. With its beautiful gold packaging, this is definitely one to get your heart fluttering. The palette is the ultimate power duo of a buttery bronzer and champagne highlight making it perfect for contour newbies. But with my extensive collection, this is a product which is just a little similar to my NARS Laguna bronzer which is the only reason why it doesn’t blow me away. Do I love it? Yes. Would I buy it again? Probably not.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit 
It was one of the those nights. Cult Beauty discount code. Bank card within reach. No self control in sight. And the Anastasia Contour Kit was bought. This is brand new to my stash – so I don’t want to speak too soon. But it’s the ultimate contour kit with the bottom row of three contouring shades and the top row with a setting powder, banana powder, and highlight. Everything you need for a Kim-K contour packed into one pretty expensive palette, basically. Stay tuned for a full review on this!

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer 
The concealer I always come back to in between being a cheap skate and sticking with the Collection 2000 one for a few months. Nothing compares to this. A super creamy formula that highlights underneath the eyes with super high coverage – it’s just the concealer that dreams are made of.

Real Techniques Buffing Brush
Life before make-up brushes, those were the dark days.  I’d never used a foundation brush before this (yikes) and it did my skin such a favour. It buffs foundation into the skin seamlessly and will always be my ultimate budget brush. These days I’ve moved on to Sigma and Zoeva but I always seem to come back to this.

NARS Tinted Moisturiser 
You know those products that you really just want to love, but just don’t meet up your expectations? This is one on my list. If you’re going to depart with your pennies for a high-end base product, I really just don’t see the point in doing it for a tinted moisturiser. This one just didn’t pack enough coverage to be worth wearing and turned me into an oily mess. Sorry, NARS.

Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade
Again, this landed with my Cult Beauty haul so I haven’t completely made my mind up on this yet. It’s not a product I find easy to work with and on lazy days I really can’t be bothered. But with the right decision this can really work magic on the brows. Check back for a full review!

Have you tried any of these? Which products have beauty bloggers made you buy?

Lydia Rose,

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20 Comments

  1. May 3, 2015 / 6:32 pm

    Great post! I have the Nars Sheer Glow on its way in the post and i can't wait to receive it x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

  2. May 4, 2015 / 1:13 am

    The title of this post is soo true…I might try out the tinted moisturizer 🙂

    Brooke | brookewrote

  3. May 4, 2015 / 8:42 am

    Beauty blogging definitely made me look into and purchase from places like Nars & Charlotte Tilbury, and on a more drugstore basis, Kiko. I'm unsure that I would have discovered them without a little help from all you blogging gals!

    Heather, porcelainbeautyx

  4. May 4, 2015 / 9:48 am

    I just hear never-ending good things about the NARS Sheer Glow foundation, definitely something that's on my list to try out x
    ELEANORMAES

  5. May 4, 2015 / 10:35 am

    I still need to try out NARS sheer glow, it sounds amazing!
    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

  6. May 4, 2015 / 10:49 am

    The Nars Sheer Glow, Concealer and Tinted Moisturiser were all blogger-induced purchases for me too and I don't regret them one bit haha xx

    Magpie Jasmine

  7. May 5, 2015 / 12:39 pm

    It's amazing the effect and enabling bloggers can have on each other. Sadly my budget hasn't yet allowed me to pick up products from this list. Though I do neeeeed to seriously check out NARS as soon as it's my next pay day!

    Sarah xo || See The Stars

  8. May 5, 2015 / 8:13 pm

    The RT buffing brush is my fave ever, even compared to my more expensive brushes! I still want to try the Charlotte Tilbury bronze and glow but I also have Nars Laguna so maybe it's not a NEED.
    I've bought so many things that have been reccomended by bloggers and youtubers ha I'm a sucker for a hyped up product!

    Zandra // AZTEC DOLL Fashion & Beauty Blog

  9. May 11, 2015 / 6:38 pm

    Completely agree on the Nars Tinted Moisturizer! Liked it initially but talk about oily mess – this didn't last on my face at all x

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  11. July 28, 2015 / 10:51 am

    Can I ask where you got your tray from hun, have been searching for one of these and can't find one! Twitter: @CharlotteLewis_ – thanks babe 🙂 xx

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