Faith's Underrated Faves
How often do you give into the hype of a product? For better or for worse, it happens to all of us. With hundreds of new releases coming out monthly, so many products don’t get the hype that they deserve. And for some, they fly under the radar, never to be discovered. Today, I’m bringing to you my top 5 underrated beauty products! Lets see if we can’t discover a new beauty treasure!
TARTE RAINFOREST OF THE SEA FOUNDATION
$39/1 oz 21 shades
I know the phrase “ Holy Grail” gets thrown out there a lot, but seriously, if I had to pick just one foundation to use for the rest of my life, this would be it. It’s completely customizable. You can easily wear it sheared out on the skin for your “no makeup makeup days”, or apply multiple layers for a full coverage look! It never cakes up on me, patches off, or sinks into my (rather large) pores. The Rainforest of the Sea Foundation plays nicely with other products, is extremely long wearing and feels like absolutely nothing on the skin. Oh, and if thats not enough, it has an SPF 15 to keep you protected from the sun! This is literally what my foundation dreams are made of. Why is nobody talking about this!? I just don’t understand!
COVER FX BRONZER
$28/.35oz - 3 shades
Cover FX's makeup is, in my opinion, incredibly well formulated. Their good for the skin bronzers are the most beautifully milled powders you will ever come across. They glide onto the skin perfectly and almost blend themselves. They are also extremely easy to work with! Their buildable color payoff makes it so that you will never go overboard with these beauties! The best part? Their undertones. I’m as fair as they come and its very easy for bronzers to pull orange on me. The Cover FX bronzers make my skin look like it was touched by the sun in the most natural way possible. They are perfection!
BITE BEAUTY AMUSE BOUCHE LIPSTICK
$26/.15 oz - 47 shades
I heard a lot of buzz about Bite Beauty when they launched in Sephora a few years back. Now, its like crickets. Bite Beauty is my favorite “lip brand”- hands down, end of story. Their formulations are all made out of good for you ingredients, which I more than appreciate. Especially, considering over the course of the day, you’re likely to ingest some of your lipstick. I don’t know about you, but I’m not trying to ingest lead on the daily! But, it's more than that. Their Amuse Bouche formulation is the best I’ve ever tried. With 47 current colors to choose from (and multiple new launches annually) there is literally something for everyone! Specifically, Verbena. My favorite! Its a beautiful rose terracotta that goes with any look. It goes on like butter and lasts for hours without re-application. Also, theres never any of that weird white build up in the corners of my mouth at the end of the day. I’ll take one of each, please!
DR.JART BB CREAM
$36/1.7 oz - 2 shades
The shade range is abysmal. With that aside, for those of you who color match, the Dr. Jart Dis-A-Pore BB cream is the best I’ve ever used. This K-Beauty brand knows how to formulate a BB cream- I use mine almost daily. It fills in my pores and evens out all of my texture. You can pair this with a pore pilling primer if you want, but you really don’t have to, as this product creates the most beautiful canvas for foundation that I’ve ever used. I love mixing this in with my foundations for a more perfected look and love to wear it on its own for extremely minimal days. The pigmentation is insane, yet somehow looks completely natural. Truly, its more pigmented than most of my foundations, yes blends out into the skin quickly and easily. This claims to be for combination/oily skin (it totally is), but I’ve turned my dry skinned friends onto this product and they love it too! Excellent coverage. Long wearing. Pore perfecting. Controls Sebum. Brightens the skin. SPF 30. What more could you ever want or need?
MAYBELLINE COLOSSAL VOLUM EXPRESS WATERPROOF MASCARA
This product is like a dinosaur in the beauty world, so you probably haven’t ever heard anyone mention it before. I started using the Maybelline Colossal Volume Mascara 15 years ago! I’ve tried hundreds of mascaras- hundreds! This one always comes out on top, consistently beating out both drug store and high end alternatives. I am constantly being asked which falsies I’m wearing! I’ll let you in on a little secret… I don’t wear false lashes! Its always this mascara! It lengthens, volumes and evenly coats the lashes every single time. There aren’t any frills here. It’s simply just a knock out product with an extremely friendly price tag! I couldn’t recommend it more!
Well, there you have it! My top 5 underrated products! I hope you were able to find a diamond in the ruff from this list! Have you tried any of these products before? What are some of your favorite underrated products? Let me know in the comments below- I love discovering new (or old) beauty treasures!
Until next time, I #BlondeYouAdieu!