Have you ever watched a beauty YouTuber review a product and they rave about it so you have to go buy it too? Or read a beauty blogger and saw swatches of the prettiest highlighter that you had to get? Well, there have been quite a lot of products that I’ve purchased over the past two years because I saw a cool video or I watched/read reviews. I’ll let you know if I liked the product and if I’d repurchase.
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Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patches – I love these (read my review), but I kind of wish they had different packages for different sizes. Sometimes I have a ton of the smallest size left over until I get a teeny, tiny whitehead.
Cosrx BHA Blackhead Power Liquid – I bought this last year and don’t know if it was working that well. I had to stop because my skin was reacting to something I was using.
Repurchase? Probably not.
Cosrx Salicylic Acid Daily Gentle Cleanser – I quite liked this cleanser and it didn’t dry out my skin too much from the salicylic acid.
CUCNZN Blackhead Remover Suction Black Peeling Mask – This is kind of messy. If you put too much on, it can drip. It’s very hard to wash off your hands and clothes. The best way is to let it dry and then peel it.
Repurchase? No, I’d rather try a Biore Pore strip for the face.
Essence I Love Colour Intensifying Eyeshadow Base – I haven’t put this through testing yet, but I like the formula and I have noticed that it does intensify eyeshadows.
Essence Volume Stylist 18h Lash Extension Mascara – This mascara is like $5 and it’s great! It does dry out fairly quickly, but it’s not as painful as buying a $30 tube and having it dry out on you.
Repurchase? Probably. I just bought two other Essence mascaras to see how they compare.
Finishing Touch Flawless Facial Hair Remover – It removes hair pretty well and I like the light it has attached when you turn it on.
Repurchase? I’d get the rechargeable one if I get another one.
Repurchase? Already have!
Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder – This powder is very finely milled and comes with a cute little puff. I’m not a huge fan of the mint smell, but it sets and mattifies my makeup nicely.
Makeup Eraser The Original Makeup Eraser – I saw this in a BuzzFeed video, I believe and had to see if it really worked. I really like it because it’s so soft.
Repurchase? I bought a dupe that was a 4-pack, so it’ll take me a while, but I’d repurchase when I need to.
Maybelline FaceStudio Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter – This is a beautiful highlighter that gives that wet, metallic look.
Repurchase? Yes, I really want some of the other shades.
Maybelline Fit Me Foundation – I’ve tried the Matte + Poreless and the Hydrate + Smooth, I preferred the Hydrate + Smooth because it gave a dewy finish.
Repurchase? No. No more drugstore foundations for me.
Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara – I read that the Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, uses this (don’t know if she still does) and I had to try it for myself.
Repurchase? I bought this, but haven’t tried it yet.
Maybelline Super Stay Better Skin Concealer + Corrector – This smells like chemicals to me.
Repurchase? No, I’d rather get the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer.
Maybelline Super Stay Better Skin Skin-Transforming Foundation – This was the first drugstore foundation I got. I bought the wrong shade and back then, I didn’t know what primer was or that you had to wet the sponge. Knowing what I know now, I could probably get a better match and get a more beautiful application, but no more drugstore foundations for me.
Repurchase? No. I didn’t love the smell of this.
Nars Sheer Glow Foundation – If you read my Mid-Year Inventory on Foundations (click here), you’ll know that I’m looking to find high-end foundations with different finishes and coverage. I didn’t love this one and I’d rather get the Lancome Miracle Cushion Foundation as my sheer foundation.
NYX Setting Spray (Matte) – I think I’d rather pay a little more for a better quality setting spray. I don’t know if this helped a whole lot, but it made my eyes water.
Physician’s Formula Butter Highlighter – Why pay $50 when you can pay a fraction of that for a gorgeous, butter highlighter?
Repurchase? Absolutely!! I need more shades!!!
Physician’s Formula Murumuru Butter Butter Bronzer – Blends like a dream and smells so good (which is surprising because I’m not a huge fan of scented things!!)
Pixi Glow Tonic – I got a pack that had a travel-size bottle of this and I will definitely be picking up a bigger size when I’m done my current toner.
Pixi Hydrating Milky Mist – I love Pixi and it smells so good and keeps the face hydrated.
Repurchase? Probably not.
Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge – This sponge gets huge when it’s damp and I love that it has a flat side. I bought this at Winners (4 pack for $20) which was cheaper than at the drugstore.
Repurchase? Absolutely! At Winners though.
Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler – I didn’t know what I was missing until I bought this eyelash curler. Previously, I’ve used a Tweezerman, Revlon and Sephora lash curler, but this one beats all of those.
Repurchase? When I need to buy a new one, yes!!
Wet N Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder – So pretty!! I wish I could get more shades, but Wet N Wild is hard to find in Canada and Rexall only has a selection of Wet N Wild products.
Repurchase? If I can get my hands on it, yes!!
A lot of the products on this list, I would repurchase. For most of these, I heard more than a few good reviews, which made me buy them. So, it’s no surprise that I love them too.
What products have you bought because of a YouTuber’s recommendations?