FAN MAIL FRIDAYS: Hyped Products That Are Worth The Hype

Wassup everybody? Time for another FMF question. :)

Hi Martha!

I just started getting interested in beauty products, and because of that I
stumbled upon your fabulous blog. To be honest it's the only beauty blog I
read cause you pretty much got everything covered and I can't really ask
for more. One of the main things I've been interested about are those "cult
favorites/hyped products" I want to know what cult favorites you think are
worthy and that you actually use a lot and is part of your go-to beauty
Thank you very much!

Hi Therese!

Wonderful question! This also made me wonder if the common Holy Grail product/s that people are claiming are indeed for real. I’ve tried some of these HG products and I could attest that they’re really worth the title.

FYI, this brand converted me from being a powder foundation user to a liquid foundation user. Bobbi truly knows how to enhance skin naturally and this is why for liquid foundations, I would recommend Bobbi Brown any day.


A hydrating treatment that’s really effective, although takes a while to produce its real effects. Laneige’s best- selling skin care product is something to turn to if you want instant hydrated- looking skin, and genuine softer and younger- looking skin in the long run.


I’ve already mused for a couple of times that this oil is the shizz. It doesn’t only clean skin, but treats it!


Same thoughts with Shu Uemura’s cleansing oil. I feel like a broken record now, but I can only say one thing about it: This is the best powder foundation brand I’ve used!


From pros to non-pros, everybody will agree that MAC is one of the best lipstick brands on the planet. (If not the only) I love MAC’s lipsticks because the selection is so wide, pigmentation is to die for, and I’ve found almost all of my favorite lipstick colors in this brand.

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MAC 217

This is perhaps MAC’S widely- recognized makeup tool. Whether you’re an expert on eyeshadows or not, this intelligent blending tool will still give you that decently blended look-it’s inevitable!


One of the best Japanese mascaras there is. :) It's waterproof prowess is to beat, and it does everything it promises: lengthen, volumize, and curl!


This water- based exfoliator that everybody (even Hollywood and Asian celebrities) have been raving about is primarily made up of water, hence it’s mild, non- drying, and non- irritating. I have yet to find a facial scrub that’s gentler than this. 


Nobody does it better like the original! Regardless if it’s the classic, dewy Chubby Stick or Chubby Stick Intense, these colorful barrels of moisture truly keep its promise and that’s super smooth, hydrated, and juicy lips all day long. (Even if it comes off!)


If Bobbi made me a liquid foundation user, Kerastase turned me into a hair leave- in user! This thing has somewhat resurrected my deeply damaged hair that’s why it’s such a keeper.

There you go! Let me know your HG products!

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10 Lovely Thoughts

  1. Great list Ms. Martha.. THough i'll be honest that I can't afford most of it :)

    Maybe if you have some local favorites that would be really awesome, and a huge help for budget-savers like me..

    Keep up the good work on your blogs. Love them always,

    I might not comment always but I always enjoy reading them.

  2. Been hearing a lot of that "Cure Natural Aqua Gel". Hope to try it someday :)

  3. I agree with Cure as super effective. It's really good and super gentle. I got a sample of this from Sample Room and planning to buy a full sized product.
    Though I also found a product similar to Cure which is the White Result Exfoliating Gel, maybe you could do a review on that Ms. Martha? :)

  4. I love your MAC lipstick. Thanks for sharing these with us :)

  5. A lot of these I've always wanted to try, but couldn't afford.. My HG products are all from drugstore brands. Most products I use in my day/night routine are from Celeteque, from their Acne Solutions line. Super effective! I also LOVE Human Heart Nature Sunflower Oil! I guess that will do for now while I still can't afford the Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil :P


  6. Of all the products that were listed here, I only got to try Shu cleansing oils, Cure, and MM's mascara.

    I agree that all of them are incredibly expensive even for those who aren't really scrimping on their beauty budget, but I was totally sold by how effective they are.

    I love these 3 products becuase:
    1. They're dual purpose
    2. They deliver the results that they promise
    3. They last for a loooong time. :)

  7. Belle: Hi Belle! Glad you enjoyed this post. Great suggestion. I'll come up with that soon. :)

    BrownOso: Woo! The three things you've tried are my faves! :) Thanks for sharing! :)

    Angel: For a time, I used HHN's Sunflower Oil too as my makeup remover and it does the job. :)

    Louise: Hi and welcome to my blog! Thank you! :)

    Anne_22: Hi and welcome to my blog! I don't have that, but I'll try getting one soon. :)

    Betsbygolly: It's really good! :) it's available in Beauty Bar. :)

  8. Oh my, your cult favorites are like my wishlist! I have been hearing good reviews about them but I cannot afford it. :( Yes Ms. M, please post a list of affordable products, will watch out for it. :D

  9. Maicafrances: Thanks! The affordable list is up now. :)

  10. the only product i have tried from this post is MAC lippies im happy with my 3 gorg MAC lippies, though they can cause my lips to dry.. i want to try Cure, but i had tried the Innisfree Red Wine Peeling Skin =) it smells like red wine for real!


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