Products That Actually Do What They Say On The Tin

A week has passed since my last post, check it out here, and it's now August which I can't quite believe. I'm now two weeks into my work placement and still loving it (however, I'm still getting used to the 7.30am starts on a Monday). Over the years I have bought a lot of beauty products, some of which where certainly not worth the hype, however there were always a select few that did do what they said on the tin- or bottle. I find there is nothing worse than investing your hard earned cash into a product that doesn't really stand up to what it promises. So today I wanted to put together a post featuring a few of my favourite products that I've found actually do what they claim and share them with you.
Skincare-wise I have two standout products that really do what they claim, one of which has been a standout favourite for many months and the other, a newbie to my stash. The Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water claims to be "a super efficient and gentle way to cleanse, remove makeup, soothe the feel of skin and hydrate in just one step". Like many beauty products out there this simple bottle of water seems to make a lot of promises however I couldn't agree more with its claims. It is so easy to remove makeup with this micellar water, simply apply a few drops to a cotton pad and wipe away every last scrap of makeup from your skin. No need to spend hours of your time trying to remove waterproof mascara as this product removes even the most stubborn makeup with little effort. 

The second skincare product that certainly does what it says on the bottle is the L'Oreal Sublime Bronze Overnight Elixir. L'Oreal claim that this product will give you a "overnight boost of hydration whilst gently working on building your perfect warm natural tan from the 1st morning". Now this little beauty has already been mentioned in a previous blog post however I couldn't resist featuring it again because it is just so great. I'm not one for fake tanning all the time however when I feel like I want to give my skin a bit more life and the illusion that I have been on a luxurious holiday somewhere this just the product to use. No funny smells, or waiting a lifetime for it to dry, this product gives your skin the perfect sun kissed glow in the comfort of your own home. 

Moving onto beauty now and it was pretty clear what two products I would talk about because I've not yet found something that can compete to either product. Nothing is more annoying than your makeup fading halfway through the day and feeling like a sweaty mess, but fear not, a fixing mist is all you need. L'Oreal claim that this product "sets and extends your make-up, for that 'just  applied' look". I am yet to try any high end makeup setting sprays, however I have tried pretty much all drugstore equivalents and nothing beats the L'Oreal Infallible Fixing Mist. Now this stuff helps your makeup stick all day, so you can say goodbye to your makeup slipping and sliding everywhere and say hello to near perfect makeup as if you just left the house. 

Last but not least we have probably my most loved highlighter in my collection. The Balm's Mary Lou-Manizer claims to "diffuse light so your skin looks softer and younger whilst adding a subtle glow". Shimmer pay off is a must for any highlighter to make an impact and this product certainly does that with the smallest amount needed to make your cheekbones glow. I tend to just apply this powder along all the high points of my face to get the ultimate glowy look, creating the illusion of radiant, youthful skin. This is by far the best highlighter I've ever tried and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a highlighter that packs a serious amount of glow.

What products have you tried that actually live up to their claims?

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