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YouTube Made Me Buy It

Have you ever been watching a Beauty YouTube video and thought to yourself, “Wow, that sounds so great, I NEED to go get that!”? Yup, me too, I definitely have!

Sometimes these YouTube recommended items are “Winners”, and sometimes…”Not So Much”.

YouTube Made Me Buy It! |

Here are a few things that YouTube Made Me Buy…

**Of course, just because some of these products didn’t work out for me doesn’t mean that they aren’t great products.  Makeup is such a personal thing, and I still take recommendations from Beauty YouTubers.**

Aussie 3 Minute Miracle |

Aussie 3 Minute Miracle

I LOVE this!  It really is a 3 minute miracle, it is awesome. I can’t quite place my finger on the scent to describe it, I don’t know, maybe a sweet citrus vanilla/orange creamsicle scent.  I don’t know if that really describes it, but I really like it.  It leaves my hair feeling super soft and healthy.  I have already repurchased this three times since I originally tried this one back in September.  

In my opinion, Aussie 3 Minute Miracle gets a rating of Winner!

maybelline lash sensational |

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara

Beauty YouTubers rave about this mascara!  I am a big fan of Maybelline mascaras so  I thought that with all the hype surrounding this one I was bound to love it.  NOPE!  I don’t like this mascara at all, not even one little bit.  I hate the brush, I hate the formula and I hate that it smudged all over my upper lids.  The few times that I wore it I looked like a hot mess!

For me, this mascara gets a rating of “Not so much”

Coty Airspun Powder
Yup, it smells like your grandmother, but it’s been around since 1935 for a reason!

Coty Airspun powder

If you can get over the overly excessive perfume scent of this powder then you are in for a great product!  I love the way this powder applies and how it lasts.  I am very sensitive to the way things smell, and despite the  scent, I love it.  Now that I have been using it for a while, I don’t even notice the way that it smells.

Rating of  Winner!

CeraVe Moisturizing Cream |

CeraVe Moisturizing Cream 

This is going way way back in my YouTube watching.  The first beauty YouTuber that I ever consistently watched was Huda Katan of Huda Beauty. (I wrote a whole post about her, she’s awesome!)  She has beautiful skin and she highly recommended this CeraVe Moisturizing Cream.  I purchased it on her recommendation and have been a believer ever since!

Rating of Winner!

Wet N Wild 503C

Wet n Wild Silk Finish Lipstick, Will You Be With Me? 503C

Look at that color!  It is beautiful!  I think that this shade will work beautifully on so many different skin tones and shades.  So many Beauty YouTubers have talked about this shade of WnW lipstick, and for only $0.99 USD it is a real steal.  On the down side this lipstick does tend to dry out the lips, but nothing a bit of balm can’t cure.

Rating of Winner!

Lorac Pro Palette Review |

Lorac Pro Palette

I could go on and on and on about this palette.  I actually don’t think that YouTubers give enough love to the LORAC brand.  Everything from Lorac that I have ever tried has been amazing.  I LOVE my Lorac Pro Palette!  If you are planning on splurging on something special I highly recommend this absolutely wonderfully beautiful palette.  Read more about what I love about this palette by clicking HERE.

Rating of Double Extra Winner!

Maybelline Fit Me

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer

NOPE!  I have given this concealer so many chances!  I don’t know if I just got a bad one, but it has never worked for me!  It is thin and watery yet it creases and just makes my under eye area look crepey.  I definitely don’t want to bring more attention to the wrinkles under my eyes!  I have heard so many YouTubers talk about how awesome this concealer is, so I am sad that it didn’t work out for me.

Rating of Not So Much.

On the other hand, that brings me to the next item that YouTube made me buy…

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind |

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Concealer + Treatment in brightener-

I may not like the Fit Me concealer, but this  Age Rewind concealer has never let me down!  I love the smooth consistency and the easy application.  I really love the way it just melts into my skin making my under eye area look smooth and fresh. I wrote a whole post about it that you can read by clicking HERE. 

Rating of Winner!

I hate this mascara! Loreal mascara Voluminous |

Loreal  Voluminous Volume Building Mascara Blackest Black

I hate this mascara! Possibly due to the fact that I got it in waterproof, I’m not sure.  I don’t know if the regular formula is better, but considering how highly recommended this mascara is, I am guessing that must be the case.  The waterproof one is terrible!  It is clumpy and thick, it made my eyelashes look terrible!

Rating of Not So Much

Eos YouTube Made Me Buy It!

eos Lip Balm in Vanilla Mint

I REALLY wanted to like this lip balm!  The packaging is so cute and I love the idea of it.  But it is just not good.  Instead of moisturizing, it actually makes my lips feel dryer and also gives my daughter a rash around her mouth.  I didn’t even finish this one, it was that bad.

Definitely a rating of Not So Much

YouTube Made Me Buy It! |

What about you?  Have you purchased things solely based on recommendations from YouTubers?  I’d love to hear what you have bought and whether or not it worked out for you!

*I bought all of these with my own money.  As always, all the opinions are all my own.:-)

14 thoughts on “YouTube Made Me Buy It

  1. Love this post! I didn’t like the Maybelline FitMe concealer either (or the age rewind for that matter) but that’s because their lightest shade is way too dark for me 😦 I’m going to have to keep an eye out for that Lorac palette when I go to the states in August (seems so far away right now though!) Such a fantastic idea for a post, I find myself adding so many products to my wishlist while watching YouTube! It’s a dangerous but oh so fun activity!


  2. The EOS lip balm in sweet mint is the only decent one. I used mine up. Then got honeysuckle. Smells great but didn’t feel as good on the lips as sweet mint.


  3. Aw I’m using the Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara now and I was SO skeptical because I typically don’t get along with Maybelline mascaras. But this one really delivered! But yes, I do agree it does smudge on my upper lids – I’ve learned to tilt my head back to apply. Other than that, it’s a great formula for me.
    I need that Coty Airspun powder – will have to order it online. And ONE day, I will get my grubby hands on the Lorac palette. ONE DAY! Shakes my fist that the brand is not available in Canada.
    No, it’s not just you, I didn’t care for the Maybelline Fit Me concealer either. It’s thin and watery and doesn’t last on me. It’s NOT a dupe for the Nars Creamy concealer like everyone claims it to be!
    AND YES YES YES I love the Maybelline Age Rewind concealer. It’s HG material right there.


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