Let’s see if they work.
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When it comes to beauty, the internet can be a dangerous but amazing black hole. Between blogs, social media, and sites like Bustle and Coveteur, finding (and buying) new products has never been easier. If you’ve ever fallen asleep while scrolling through your Instagram Discover page and woken up with an Amazon Prime package full of Korean sheet masks on your doorstep, you know what I’m talking about.
While some online discoveries are utterly life-changing (looking at you, Huda Beauty) and others are best left to die in the depths of internet history (never again, “nostril hair extensions”), it’s hard not to be tempted by whatever of-the-moment product the internet is obsessing over. Because what if it really is as good as everyone says it is, but you’re late to the game and it’s sold out everywhere?
Here, 15 beauty lovers dish on the product that the internet convinced them to buy, and whether or not it was worth the hype. (Spoiler alert: Kylie Lip Kits FTW.)
“I have a product that I’m obsessed with because of bloggers: Clinique’s “Take the Day Off” Cleansing Balm. For years, I’ve used makeup-remover towelettes to get off the hordes of foundation I apply, and they did nothing for my skin. A friend suggested the Clinique product, but it wasn’t until I saw a favorite blogger use it that I took the plunge.
“It retails around $28, and mine has lasted me a year. It’s a balm that you rub on your dry, makeup-caked face. You then wash it off with warm water and a washcloth. Since I started using it, my skin has improved, and it’s dramatically cut down the cost of my beauty routine.”
See? Sometimes the internet can be a great thing.
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