5 February 2016

Brands That Blogging Introduced Me To

A picture of LORAC Pro Palette


Whether you read blogs or also write one yourself, one of the things you will soon pick up is a hefty list of brands and products you want to try for yourself. For me beauty blogs are invaluable, because instead of just seeing an advertisement on the television telling me I need a product, beauty blogs offer details reviews from people who have actually taken the time to try those products out for themselves. You can find out whether a product might work for you based on reviews from people with the same complexion, skin-type and needs as you. The majority of brands and products in my beauty stash have been picked up based on reviews from other bloggers, an endless list of brands that blogging has introduced me to.

A picture of Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask


Make Up Revolution
This brand is the friendliest I have come across and by far the most interactive! They have taken the world by storm, constantly releasing new products at amazing prices. I have quite a large amount of their products and some of my favourite things are their palettes, liquid lipsticks and their powder! Scrap that...I love it all!

Urban Decay

The first high end product I ever tried was by Urban Decay and it was their Naked Basics Palette (£23). Still to this day I love it. I have moved on to falling in love with their Perversion Mascara (£17.50) too. One thing I love about Urban Decay is that they have so much choice in shades and colours of things. I hate nothing more than there not being any variety when I'm browsing.

Physicians Formula

Quite difficult to get your hands on in the UK and when I went to New York I knew that I needed to get my hands on something after being told how gorgeous their packaging is. Oh, how that is true! I really didn't need a new concealer but the packaging! I fell in love, it's everything a blogger will swoon over. Rose gold with a cute little bow, how could you say no to that?

Tarte

I've only known about Tarte since this year. I'm a total newbie to their brand and after I heard so much about their products I decided it was time I bagged myself a product. I love the whole Amazonian Clay formula that Tarte uses!

Illamasqua

I love Illamasqua's minimal packaging with their sleek black look to them. I fell in love with the brand after being recommended their Cream Pigment (£22) in the shade Hollow. I needed a new contour product and I really wanted to try a cream one, I'm so glad that I did!

Anastasia Beverly Hills

I jumped on the hype of Anastasia Beverly Hills when everyone was going nuts for the Pro Series Contour Cream Kit (£39). I took the plunge and bought that along with the Dip Brow Pomade (£15). I absolutely love those products and I already have more added onto my wishlist!

MAC

I'd heard of Mac before I started blogging but as nobody in my house had it, or my friends, I had the impression MAC was just for professionals! Since getting my first lipstick, Myth (£15.50), I've been addicted ever since. I have a collection of their face and lip products and I love each and every one!

Origins

I over-looked skin care in my teens and really wasn't all that interested in it. However when I started my blog I noticed the amount of blogs Origins products would appear on and decided that I just had to get my hands on some. I have the Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask (100ml, £23) and I love it!

ZOEVA

Brushes were non-existent to me in my teens I'd use those super cheap sponges or I would just use my fingers. When I learnt about brushes I started out with Real Techniques but upped my game a tad when I decided to purchase the ZOEVA Rose Gold Brush Set (£55 - £100) and I have never looked back.

LORAC

I'm so glad I picked up the Lorac Pro Palette it's probably my favourite product of all time. I had no idea about Lorac before I had my blog! It's a pain to get hold of in the UK, I got mine from New York, it was the only thing I had on my wishlist when I went!

Hourglass

Hourglass are famous for their Ambient Lighting Blushes (£28) and Ambient Lighting Powder (£38), with their beautiful marbled design and the chic mirrored compact packaging, it's the perfect product to make your make up stash look a whole lot prettier. 

These are all brands that I have found through blogging. What brands are you familiar with because of blogging?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR | Caitlin can be found writing over at Through the Mirror, a UK beauty blog filled with a variety of high-street and high-end beauty reviews. You can also find Caitlin over on Instagram and Twitter @TT_Mirror.

Caitlin is one of the wonderful bloggers helping me out with posts whilst I settle into life as a new mum. I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I did - blogging has introduced me to so many brands I never would have heard of if it wasn't for reading other beauty blogs! I may even have to share some of the brands that blogging has introduced me to in the future.... keep those eyes peeled!


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  1. Yeah, I guess if I wasn't a beauty blogger, I wouldn't understand what ABH is LOL

    FYI, that Lorac palette is my #1 wishlist item XD

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    1. The lorac pro palette is 100% worth the price! It's brilliant!

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    2. It's been on my wishlist forever too! I NEED it in my life xo

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  2. I feel like before I started reading blogs or watching YouTube the only brands I knew were those on the shelves of the drugstore!

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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    1. I was the same I only knew what was on the shelves in boots. I didn't even know some brands existed and there are so many more I probably don't even know of!

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    2. I am exactly the same, before blogging I literally only knew of the brands I came across in Boots or Superdrug! xo

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  3. these are all amazing brands! I have yet to try Lorac and more of ABH!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. I really want to try more products from ABH!

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    2. I need to try LORAC and ABH! There's so much from both brands I want to try xo

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  4. My friend recommend ABH to me so I tried their Dipbrow Pomade and I haven't looked back. Blogging has introduced me to some brands I had never tried before such as Makeup Revolution, I Heart Makeup and Hourglass x

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    1. My first intro to ABH was the dipbrow and I also haven't looked back!

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    2. Makeup Revolution and I Heart Makeup, as well as Freedom, are actually all owned by the same company and made exactly the same, just with different prices! I really want to try the Dipbrow Pomade myself one day xo

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  5. You surprise with a lot of brands! I would have never thought that blogging introduce you yo them! I'd love to try tarte and urban decay :)

    www.blossomikebana.com

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    1. I adore both Urban Decay and Tarte, two of my most used brands for eyes and cheeks! xo

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  6. There are so so many brands that blogging has introduced me to! Real Techniques is definitely significant for me, I didn't really use brushes much at all and now I couldn't be without them xx

    Ramblings of a Beauty Bird | Beauty Blog

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    1. I didn't use brushes either and now I have more brushes than I do socks!

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    2. Real Techniques was probably one of the first brands I tried when I started blogging! I love their brushes, so good for the price xo

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  7. Blogging is brilliant for introducing you to new brands! I don't think I'd have heard of most of these without blogs, either. I really want to try Zoeva brushes <3

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

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    1. IT certainly is. I would say that 70% of the brands I use now, I would never have come across if it wasn't for blogs and YouTube! xo

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