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The YSL Tatouge Couture Matte Lip Stains are truly fabulous. Comfortable, long lasting. Wonderful yet not many talk of these!

1. VDL Primers. VDL has a primer for any skin type. They have such a smooth and nourishing application and actually do what they claim.
2. Chantecaille blushes. They are a luxury blush that is beautiful on the skin and worth the money
3. Holika Holika Jelly Dough Blushers. Cream blushes that last all day. Very skin like and mimics a natural flush.
4. Essence Shine, Shine, Shine lip glosses. So cheap, so plush, and in a bazillion colors.

i agree with you Christine, i recently purchased an EL PC Envy because of your review and i just love it. (525 Truth Talking shade).

Kiko Milano Water Eyeshadow. It’s great as a one and done shadow. Nice pigmentation and it doesn’t crease on my oily, hooded lids in an hour like the sticks do. I really like the brand in general and I don’t see much about them online.

Epically Epic All Business whipped body butter. It’s an all natural product that’s handmade, unscented, and makes my skin feel like a marshmallow and look amazing. Coupled with my vitamin and propolis serum, my skin is glowing.

I really want to try it with a scent because their scents are incredible and I’m not a fan of “raw” smelling products but I’m worried that adding a scent may trigger a reaction.

More than specific underrated products, two categories come to mind.

One is brow pencils in the classic wooden pencil format. I am currently using MAC Veluxe Brow Liner and I am actually impressed how quickly and nicely fills in my brows. Someone with thinner brows than mine would probably like something more precise, but I always prefered the teardrop brow pencils to the skinny ones. It sharpens easily and it lasts ages… I think I will have mine for the next two years, and that’s with me using it almost every time I do makeup.

The other category is blotting powders, I rarely hear people talking about them. I do use them as setting powders, but I really liked both the Clinique and the MAC one.

Talking about brows, while for some are quite popular (Anna from theannaedit and Ingrid Nilsen convinced me to try them) the Hourglass brow products are underrated to me, considering how amazing they are. They deserve same hype as Benefit and ABH at least.

I love the MAC Velux Brow pencil. It last forever and their shade match is fantastic as usual. Also love the MAC blot powder. I carry it in my purse. It’s great for touch ups. Never makes you cakey. I typically go back to MAC or Clinique for base products. They just work for my oily skin!

The article with Briogeo reminded me that more people should try VERB hair care products, their amazing and really worked for me. And their fresh slightly citrusy scent is tolerable for a person like me who doesn’t enjoy scented haircare that much. Also, Paula’s Choice conditioner (fragrance free, yet!) deserves as much hype as the skincare.

There are many! For one thing, I remember when MAC Pro Pan eyeshadows were everything, now I hear crickets on them. Their mattes, Matte², certain satins and Veluxe formulas work so wonderfully on my aging crease area without catching in spots the way PML Matte eyeshadows tend to do. They blend out seamlessly and evenly. Yet, nobody really mentions them anymore.
Another one is the Japanese beauty brand Hada Labo. I’ve been using their Skin Plumping Gel Cream for at least 6 years. This one is great during summer when my heavier moisturizer tends to exacerbate breakouts. The Hada Labo one deeply hydrates without giving me whiteheads or acne developing practically overnight.
Finally, there is my HG tightline pencil, Smashbox Fishnet Always On Eye Pencil. I have yet to hear anyone sing its praises! Yes, I have to sharpen it, but it literally applies, wears and helps in my eyelash curling just as perfectly as has Marc Jacobs Highliner in Blacquer!

Uoma Stay Woke concealer is really pigmented and lovely to use. I’m really glad I picked it up instead of Shape Tape as my new undereye concealer. Their metallic lipsticks are amazing too. I have Mother and it’s a wonderful upgrade from the old classic OCC Black Metal Dahlia. And Rituel de Fille Solaris highlighter gives an amazing ethereal glow.

Esteelauder envy has been very very very very hyped and discussed in the Chinese makeup community for years.

3CE as well is very very popular in Chinese and Korean communities

I like the EL Pure Colour Envy range lipsticks – but at more than $50 a pop here, they are just waaay too expensive for me….even on sale they are about $40…
A couple of products spring to mind, in answering the question:
1. L’Oreal’s True Match foundation – the shade range has been considerably expanded in recent times to include a whole range of skin tones from all ends of the spectrum. It is reasonably priced, on sale often and easily accessible to many. It’s also a great foundation that lasts all day.

2. A’kin brand of skincare and hair care products – not sure if you have them in the States, but they have a fabulous shampoo and conditioner for those with sensitive scalps, fragrance free and the products contain no nasties. Their skincare range is excellent as well.

BareMinerals Gen Nude eyeshadows! The six pan palettes. They are so creamy and ‘buttery’. They need to release more colorways!

I had thought the original and UD were….but recently learned that skindinavia created a similar but different formula for UD….they kept the original formula private. And the bridal format is the strongest.

NYX Filler Instinct Plumping Lip Color. I personally don’t notice any plumping or tingling. However, the formula feels really nice and hydrating on the lips, and the semi-sheer finish is perfect. There are only six shades, but they’re all really pretty.

Tubing mascara generally, L’Oreal Double Extend specifically. Despite having combo/oily skin I didn’t really know about tubing mascaras until last year. Now mascara never smudges under my eyes and I am so happy.

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