I am going to be honest and say that I have not been watching much YouTube beauty videos lately as I feel like a lot of the content out there are extremely similar and repetitive. I’ve also been in a makeup funk lately as well, thus explaining the lack of desire and inspiration. Despite not watching much lately, YouTube was my favourite way to pass time when I was younger. When I was clearing up my makeup collection recently, I noticed that there are many products that I bought under the influence of YouTube and its beauty gurus. Some products were definitely favs, whereas some I used once or twice before stashing it away.
So I thought I would share with you some of the products which I clearly remembered purchasing soon after watching a makeup related video on the tube.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette
Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel
Hourglass Ambient Metallic Strobe Lighting Palette
Colourpop Brow Gel
Ah Kathleen lights did it again and since I’ve always wanted to try a brow gel and see what it can do, I thought to give this a try. It is extremely affordable as with all Colourpop items so it was easy to take the plunge. This brow gel isn’t tinted and when applied, it is a whitish paste that sets to clear. I found that this brow gel has great hold and it helped tamed my eyebrows tremendously. It works great in helping to shape the hairs and prevent any unruly ones from sticking out. I do wish that it was to tinted so it could help add more definition to the brows as well, but I’m sure that it is probably in the making as Colourpop is constantly releasing new items. I’ll keep my eyes peeled until then, but for now, I have no regrets with this purchase.
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Concealer
This concealer was pretty much like a touch and go on YouTube, where I remember watching a few videos featuring this concealer for a short while before everyone else moved onto something else. However, what pushed me to purchase this was Jaclyn Hill as she mentioned that this concealer was a possible contender to her absolute love, MAC Prolong wear concealer. Good concealers are key in my makeup routine as my undereye circles need something heavy duty without all the creasing that comes with my fine lines. This concealer was not cheap, and I do think that it fell short on my expectations. Coverage isn’t spectacular (I would say its a medium) and I find myself having to add another layer to be pleased with the coverage. It isn’t the most hydrating either and does crease on me. Thus, I have to say this concealer was not worth the hype and I do have regrets purchasing it.
These are just some of the items I bought due its hype a while back and while I am a little cautious when it comes to recommendations now, I do enjoy watching these videos every once in a while now. It can get a little stale when different youtubers talk about the same product at around the same period of time so instead of blindly buying them like I used to, I would hold back and see if they actually still do talk about them a few weeks or months later before I make a purchase.
What items did YouTube make you buy? Do share!