As much as it can be good to stick to your guns, sometimes you just get an itch to try something new. Maybe you’ve just run out of a product, or maybe you’ve just got some extra spending money around and you’re in the mood to buy yourself something fun – either way, it’s important to be smart about it.
Of course, there are plenty of reviews out there of almost every product, no matter how new or old. But, I’m here to let you in on a few of my personal favourite underrated products.
Tarte Shape Tape Cloud Foundation
As a long-term fan of the Tarte Shape Tape Concealer, I admit I was intrigued when I first saw this foundation on the Sephora app. At the time, I remember it having next to no reviews. But, the description pulled me over the line – and I’m so glad it did.
Despite the medium to full coverage it provides, Tarte Shape Tape Cloud Foundation feels light as air, and has a natural matte finish which wears flawlessly throughout the day. Best for normal to oily skin, this is perfect for both long days, and long nights.
Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Tinted Eyelash Primer
The number of times I have repurchased the Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Tinted Eyelash Primer is borderline embarrassing; however, its versatility is truly unmatched.
This product is the perfect primer to add under your normal mascara to boost performance, but can also be worn alone to add a tint, length and definition. I like to wear the They’re Real! Tinted Eyelash Primer on my lower lashes every day, to provide a less harsh look than black mascara.
Esmi Skin Minerals Handy Microfibre Headband
One of the worst parts of doing your nighttime skincare routine is cleansing your face – subsequently getting water down your neck and arms, and in your hair. That’s where this product comes in.
The Esmi Skin Minerals Handy Microfibre Headband is the perfect solution to keeping your hair back and dry.
One/Size BrowKiki Clear Nourishing Brow Gel
If you want your brows to feel like they’re glued to your face, you can’t go past the One/Size BrowKiki Clear Nourishing Brow Gel.
Of course, this depends on the look you’re going for, but whilst fluffy, brushed up brows are trending, this is the gel to keep your hairs up all day.
Tarte Sea Quench Lip Rescue: Nude
Another product that I will continue to repurchase time and time again is the Tarte Sea Quench Lip Rescue in the shade Nude.
As someone who doesn’t love wearing and retouching lipstick throughout the day, this product is perfect to add both colour and moisture.
Cassidy Pearce is a news and entertainment journalist with The Western Weekender. A graduate of the University of Technology Sydney, she has previously worked with Good Morning Macarthur and joined the Weekender in 2022.