Products I Thought Were Overrated But Aren’t

We’ve all seen something that seemed too expensive to be worth the money. It seems overrated one way or another. Yet somehow, the product ends up being worthwhile!

Here are the products I thought would end up being overrated but ended up being amazing!

Huda Beauty Liquid Lipstick

I was given one of these as a birthday gift one year, but I was super worried it wouldn’t be worth the money! These lipsticks are around $20 each, but they’re worth every penny. They go on easily, super liquidy and creamy, but dry down completely matte. And once they dry, they don’t move.

You can drink and eat and the product stays perfectly still, even with greasy foods. At most, you may loose some of the product on the inner portions of your lips. It’s perfect for a dinner out, a wedding, or even every day if you don’t like refreshing your lipstick!

As a bonus, they smell like vanilla in the best way possible.

The Ordinary Caffeine Solution

When I got this I was thinking that there was no way it would be able to make much of a difference for my extremely dark circles. It was only $6 or so, but it still seemed completely overrated.

However, within a couple of days, my dark circles had faded a bit. I do still have dark circles, but they’re significantly easier to cover with concealer or something similar. I pair this with a simple moisturizing eye cream and it does wonders, even on tired days.

Pat McGrath Liquilust Liquid Lipstick

I’ve been of the opinion that most Pat McGrath products are overrated. They’re extremely expensive and I never really thought they’d be worth their high price tag. Much like with the Huda lipstick, I was mistaken. These run $30 apiece, and if I couldn’t find a shade in the Huda one that I wanted I’d go for this next.

The formulas of these two are almost identical, though the Pat McGrath takes a bit less time to dry and is significantly lighter on the lips.

Seche Vite Dry Fast Nail Coat

When I heard about this product, it seemed gimmicky. A top coat that not only dried your nails quickly, but helps prevent denting? It seemed too good to be true.

However, it does everything it claims to do. And for about $6, it’s beyond worth the price. If you like doing your own nails but you’re struggling with your nails not drying fast enough, try this. I bumped my hand against a table after 5 minutes and there was absolutely no chipping with this topcoat!

The Wet Brush

As far as I knew, a hair brush was a hair brush. If it removed tangles from your hair, you were fine. However, the $10 wet brush got such rave reviews, I just had to try it. Even if just so I could debunk the claims.

This brush is my new favorite, to the point where I’ve bought them for at least two different people with thick, tangly hair. It glides through even the thickest hair, and makes it easy to brush wet hair without yanking half of it out. I swear by these brushes now.

Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer

Physician’s Formula always struck me as one of those brands you only got if you had sensitive skin. It was more expensive and didn’t seem to have any particular reason for being that way. I’d heard excellent things about the Butter Bronzer, but thought it was like the rest of their products: over hyped and over priced.

Instead, I grabbed it and found a gorgeous bronzer that gives a natural glow to the skin. It’s easy to blend and hard to overdo. It now even comes in multiple shades so anyone can use the beautiful formula. This product also smells amazing, very tropical. I’ve hit pan on mine!

Have you ever been mistaken about something being overrated? Let me know in the comments!