6 Underrated Makeup Gems You Need in Your Life

Today, we forget about the makeup bits we hear about ALL the time – and spill the beans on 6 SUPREMELY underrated makeup products. You’ll 100% love these, I promise!

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No doubt, the beauty community has skincare and makeup products that receive A LOT of hype.

But, have you ever fallen in love with a makeup product you’ve never heard of?

I most definitely have and today I wanted to introduce you to those underrated makeup gems hanging out in my vanity. These are the beauty treasures you need to know about and to say I’m OBSESSED with each of them would be an understatement. Truly, I use each of these just about every day of my life. They’re the peanut butter to my jelly and I show no signs of ever giving them up. #TogetherForever

In fact, these makeup products are so good that I find myself questions why I would ever use anything else. (Which is just about a cardinal sin for a ‘beauty blogger,’ right?)

Make sure to grab a pen or click on to add these to your shopping cart or wish list, because you’re going to want to remember these beauties. Now, allow me to introduce you to 6 very underrated makeup products that are well worth your time – and dollars. I promise!

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Underrated Makeup Products I Dolce and Gabbana Perfect Matte Foundation

6 Underrated Makeup Products

Dolce and Gabbana Perfect Matte Foundation (Shop Here)

Okay, I get it. This foundation isn’t cheap. But trust me, it’s worth every cent of its $68 price tag. Without fail, every time I wear the Dolce and Gabbana Perfect Matte Foundation I get compliment after compliment on how gorgeous my makeup looks and asked “Just WHAT are you doing with your skin??”

My hidden secret? This DG foundation that is seriously amazing. While it’s matte, it also has quite a radiant look that leaves your complexion not just looking healthy – but like you’re seriously the happiest person on the planet. It has such a beautiful, radiant finish that this is now my go-to foundation for any event I’m attending or when I just want to look flawless. To boot, it’s also extremely long-wearing and requires no touch ups. I know, a radiant MATTE foundation that’s flawless, radiant and last for ages? Seems a bit too good to be true. But trust, me it does exist. Thank you, Dolce and Gabbana!!

Underrated Makeup Products I Lorac Pro Eyeliner and Tarte Tartiest Lash Paint Mascara

Lorac Pro Liquid Eyeliner (Shop Here)

While everyone raves on and on about the Lorac Pro eyeshadow palette, their fabulous liquid eyeliner seems to have fallen under the radar. Well, I’m here to correct that and tell you how much I ADORE this liquid eyeliner. I swear, it’s about 10 times more long-wearing than the Stila Stay-All-Day eyeliner and has stunning jet black pigmentation. It’s also quite easy to maneuver around your eyelashes to create either a winged eyeliner look, or – like I prefer – a very precise thin, line. I’m not joking when I tell you I wear this absolutely every day of my life and feel totally naked without it. Hands down, my favorite eyeliner. Yes!

Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks (Shop Here)

Are you a fan of MAC lipsticks? Well, I wager you’re going to be OBSESSED with the Urban Decay Vice lipstick collection, then. I have absolutely no idea why, but since these launched it’s been radio silence on how frickin’ incredible these lipsticks are. They’re full-coverage with a wide, vivid color-selection. Oh, and they also last forever.

Yes, even if you’re like me and can’t stop yourself from drinking water all day every day…your lipstick will stay very nicely in place. Urban Decay also offers the Vice lipsticks in a variety of finishes. Be it matte, shimmer, satin or metallic – whatever look you’re on the hunt for, Vice lipsticks hold the answer. These beauties are also only $17 a pop, which compared to pricier counterparts from Dior/YSL/etc…is a complete a steal and well worth every dime.

Underrated Makeup Products I NYX HD Photo Concealer

NYX HD Photo Concealer (Shop Here)

Yes, we’ve all heard how great Tarte’s Shape Tape, NARS Radiant Creamy and Urban Decay’s Naked Skin concealers are. We’ve also heard at LENGTH about Maybelline’s strong drugstore concealer game, with both the Fit Me and Age Rewind concealers on heavy rotation. A concealer you maybe haven’t heard about that’s EVERY bit worth your attention? Meet the NYX Cosmetics HD Concealer. A while back – I created a blog post where I dubbed this concealer a DUPE for Nars’ famous Radiant Creamy concealer. That post still gets a lot of traffic today and I still very much stand by that statement. (You can checkout that 2015 blog post, here.)

Underrated Makeup Products I Hourglass Strobe Lighting Powder

Hourglass Strobe Lighting Powder (Shop Here)

While their Ambient Lighting powders and blushes get A LOT of buzz, I don’t often see anyone talking about how brilliant the Hourglass Strobe Lighting powders are. Unlike the Ambient Lighting powders, these are more traditional highlighters and should not be applied all over your face. Instead, this is the perfect highlighting powder for drawing attention to your cheek bones, the center of your forehead, down your nose…and basically anywhere you want to draw attention to.

The finish is soft, yet vivid, and is absolutely striking. I’ve gotten in the habit of using the Euphoric Light powder virtually every morning of my life. You know a makeup product is great when you literally can’t go a day without it, right? Cannot recommend the Strobe Lighting powders enough!

Tarte Tartiest Lash Paint Mascara (Shop Here)

Tarte in general catches a lot of buzz (rightly so), but in the mascara department – it’s most commonly their Lights, Camera Action mascara that gets the hype. I’m here to take a stand that the Tarte Tartiest Lash Paint Mascara is the best Tarte mascara of all time. Period. Honestly, this stuff is legit incredible. It builds and builds, without any funky clumping, to bring a dramatic look to your lashes that has some serious POP. The formula is more on the wet side and seriously lasts forever.

Truly. I’d call this a dupe for the legendary YSL Baby Doll mascara, but better. The Baby Doll mascara is fabulous – but has a tendency to dry out pretty quickly. At a fraction of the price with all the same benefits, the Tarte Tartiest Lash Paint mascara will last you ages. It’s a miracle. Love, LOVE!

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And, that’s my list…for now!

In the beauty world, there are definitely brands and products we hear about again and again…to the point of exhaustion. Isn’t nice to take a moment to shed light on A+makeup products that you might not know about? I think so. My collection is definitely home to more underrated makeup gems than those I listed here. If you want to meet more hidden treasures, let me know and I’ll be happy to put together a part two for you!

And if YOU have any underrated makeup treasures hanging out in your vanity – be sure to let us know what they are! Sharing is caring, after all.

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Dolce and Gabbana Perfect Matte Foundation ($68)

Lorac Pro Liquid Eyeliner ($23)

Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks ($17)

NYX Cosmetics HD Photo Concealer ($4.99)

Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder ($38)

Tarte Tartiest Lash Paint Mascara ($23)

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