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Real Women’s Underdog Beauty Picks: Products That Deserve More Hype

There are beauty products out there that are amazing, yet quietly sit on shelves without the beauty awards or magazine features.  They are beloved by many, yet never catch the eye of a beauty editor. I think of them as the wallflowers or unsung heroes of the beauty world — the beauty products that deserve more attention, yet don’t seem to get it.

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    These are the products that you may not have heard about. Whether the product has just been released, is hard to find on store shelves, or has been overshadowed by other products, they just didn't get much attention.  

     

    All of these products are beloved by beauty bloggers and worth trying out!

  • Skip The Wide Tooth Comb 2 of 28
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    "The Wet Brush! Hands down the best brush ever!" -Stephanie Louise, All Things Beautiful Blog


    Try:
    The Wet Brush $8.99

  • Everyday Sunscreen 3 of 28
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    "Neova DNA Damage Control Everyday SPF 44. It's a great everyday sunscreen for dry, sensitive skin types like mine!" -Harshleen, BeautyTidbits

    Try:
    Neova DNA Damage Control Everyday SPF 44 $39

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    "NYX matte lipsticks and Maybelline Color Vivid both offer bold and long-lasting highly pigmented lips and so affordable!" -Norah, Norah Loves Makeup

    Try:
    Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids $7.49
    NYX Matte Lipstick $6

  • Baby Soft Skin 5 of 28
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    "Lush Cosmetics Ro's Argan Body Conditioner is the bee's knees. It gets a fair amount of hype but still not enough in my opinion. The way it makes your skin feel is out of this world!" -Kimberly, The Plastic Diaries

    Try:
    Lush Cosmetics Ro's Argan Body Conditioner $32.95

  • Faster Blow Dry 6 of 28
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    "The entire line from My Amazing Blow Dry Secret. Since it is only available in salons or directly from their site, people aren't really exposed to it." -Jessika, polish insomniac

    Try:
    My Amazing Blow Dry Secret Shampoo and Conditioner $26.50 each

  • Natural UV Protection 7 of 28
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    "If you are looking for a great primer and natural mineral sunscreen, MDSolarSciences Mineral Tinted Creme SPF30 is a must-have. It is fragrance-free and it applies seamlessly." -Kath, TheFabZilla

    Try:
    MDSolarSciences Mineral Tinted Creme SPF30 $32

  • Remove It All 8 of 28
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    "Urban Decay Meltdown Makeup Remover. This stuff is amazing! I can swatch on my hand over and over and it won't get irritated. It does the same thing with my eyes. It removes the toughest waterproof mascara with ease and doesn't burn my eyes. I love it!" -Phyrra

    Try:
    Urban Decay Meltdown Makeup Remover $24

  • Buttery Shadows 9 of 28
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    "theBalm is totally underrated as a cosmetic company. Their shadows are amazing and they put together awesome palettes!" -Carleen, Beauty and Fashion Tech

    Try:
    theBalm Shady Lady Vol. 2 $39.50

  • Super Soft Lips 10 of 28
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    "I am obsessed with Nivea Lip Butters (the one that comes in a tin). The vanilla & macadamia scent smells good enough to eat while the texture leaves my lips feeling soft, smooth, and hydrated all day." -Casey, Beauty 101

    Try:
    Nivea Lip Butter $3.99

  • Unbelievable Shimmer 11 of 28
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    "Morgana Cryptoria Semi-loose eyeshadows, specifically the Don't Blink Collection inspired by Dr. Who and Witchy Wonderland. These are semi-loose eyeshadows and they've got great duochrome action (here's a tutorial on how to use loose eye shadows. More people need to know how awesome these eyeshadows are. These are a beauty steal because of their low price and high quality." -Phyrra

    Try:
    Morgana Cryptoria Eye Shadows $7 each

     

    Image: Phyrra

  • The Best Hair Treatment 12 of 28
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    "Darshana Hair Oil is an amazing blend of oil and extracts that I'm telling everyone about! You apply Darshana to your hair and leave it in anywhere from 30 minutes to overnight. When you wash it out, your hair is so healthy and shiny, not at all weighed down! It is my new favorite hair product." -Christine, 15 Minute Beauty

    Try:
    Darshana Indian Hair Oil $38

  • Bargain Face Primer 13 of 28
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    "Flower Beauty In Your Prime perfecting primer. It gives the high end primers a serious run for their money - it's a lot cheaper and is also cruelty free." -Tashina, Logical Harmony

    Try:
    Flower Beauty In Your Prime Perfecting Primer $12.98

  • Amazing Mascara 14 of 28
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    "I adore the NYX Doll Eye Mascara. It is in my top 5 for mascaras. I love it." -Kendra, citizens of beauty

    Try:
    NYX Doll Eye Mascara $9

  • Flawless Foundation 15 of 28
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    "The Touch Face is my favorite find for applying makeup. I've got some wonderful tools but this is unique. It's a device that rotates to apply foundation with an airbrush look. It's from England but shipping to other countries is fast and not expensive. One of the reasons I like it is that it works better with some foundations that I'd given up on." -Marcia, Beauty Info Zone

    Try:
    Touch Face Auto Makeup Device $36-54

    Image: Beauty Info Zone

  • Remove Nail Stains 16 of 28
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    "Dark nail polishes are a fall staple but they can stain or yellow the nail plate. One of my fave finds to combat staining or yellowing is Orly Cutique. It's designed to remove cuticles but does wonders for removing stains on nails or skin. Let it sit for a minute, wipe off with nail polish remover and voila!" -Michelle, All Lacquered Up

    Try:
    Orly Cutique Cuticle Remover $10.39

  • Matte That Lasts 17 of 28
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    "The Ben Nye Final Seal Matte Sealer is not only the best makeup finishing spray, it's also the least expensive when you compare it to Urban Decay spray. This spray keeps my face from sliding off in the hot humidity and even during stressful events like public speaking. My face looked as fresh as when I applied it." -Pink Sith

    Try:
    Ben Nye Final Seal Matte Sealer $5.50

  • Must Have Rose Golds 18 of 28
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    "Urban Decay Naked 3 palette. While I didn't get Naked 1 or 2 because I thought they wouldn't be flattering on me, I'm in love with Naked 3. It's stunning with my blue-green eyes and really enhances their color. I'm not a neutrals girl, preferring brights, but I love this palette!" -Phyrra

    Try:
    Urban Decay Naked3 Palette $52

    Image: Phyrra

  • The Ultimate Hair Protector 19 of 28
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    "I've recently discovered the Alterna Hair Care line and am obsessed with the Bamboo Smooth Anti-Breakage Thermal Protectant Spray! It protects hair from heat tools up to 428 degrees and creates a moisture barrier around the hair's outer limit. This helps improve dryness and brittleness while naturally increasing the hair's strength and elasticity." -Nancy, Beauty 411

    Try:
    Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti-Breakage Thermal Protectant Spray $25

  • The Incredible Eye Cream Splurge 20 of 28
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    "Chanel Sublimage Eye Cream costs an arm and a leg and a leg, but it actually WORKS. The vanilla planifolia and a few other key ingredients set this eye cream apart from all others. It performs better at firming, lifting, and smoothing the delicate skin around the eye, than any other eye cream I have ever used." -Pink Sith

    Try:
    Chanel Sublimage Ultimate Regeneration Eye Cream $225

  • Glitter Shadow Must-Have 21 of 28
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    "My best beauty steal is Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy! It's the best product for making eyeshadows stand out without making a mess." -Phyrra

    Try:
    Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy $6

     

    Image: Phyrra

  • Winter Skin Savior 22 of 28
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    "Moisture Infusing face masks like the one from Fresh with real rose petals suspended in a moisturizing gel, this masks just makes my skin feel soft and supple. Perfect for those cold winter days when my skin is angry from the cold air and wind. Of course, the hefty price tag may put some people off, but sometimes you just have to indulge, right?" -Pink Sith

    Try:
    Fresh Rose Face Mask $55

  • Favorite Top Coat 23 of 28
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    "Everyone talks about Seche Vite as if it's the world's greatest topcoat, but for me CND Air Dry holds that title. I can apply it a minute or two after my last coat of color and it's dry to the touch within 5 minutes. The results are a gorgeous, shiny manicure with no shrinkage!" -Jessika, polish insomniac

    Try:
    CND Air Dry Top Coat $8.50

  • The Mirror You’ll Love to Use 24 of 28
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    "Anything from Mont Bleu is an amazing find. They make so many gorgeous yet useful objects. My absolute favorite is my compact mirror. It's breathtaking and gets admirable glances when I take it out. The Pink Flowers pocket mirror I have looks like it would weigh too much to carry around but it's actually quite lightweight." -Marcia, Beauty Info Zone

    Try:
    Mont Bleu Mirror $12-20

  • Hand Lotion Staple 25 of 28
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    "One of my favorite bargain finds that doesn't seem to get enough buzz is EOS Everyday Hand Lotion. It does an excellent job of moisturizing without leaving your hands greasy, it comes in three fresh scents and it only costs $2. You can't beat it. Another bonus, the slim 1.5 oz bottle is not only TSA friendly, it slides easily in a pants pocket with no noticeable bulk." -Michelle, All Lacquered Up

    Try:
    EOS Everyday Hand Lotion $1.99

  • Fool Proof Peel 26 of 28
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    "I am obsessed with The Brazilian Peel and I use it weekly. It keeps my skin in check and basically glowing. It is the first ever professional strength self-neutralizing at-home glycolic peel. Everyone needs to try it!" -Teri, Beautiful Makeup Search

    Try:
    The Brazilian Peel $78

  • Non-Irritating Retinoid 27 of 28
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    "Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Ferulic Acid + Retinol Brightening Solution is a favorite serum of mine. Formulated with proven anti-aging ingredients, it delivers results without irritating skin!" -Nancy, Beauty 411

    Try:
    Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Ferulic Acid + Retinol Brightening Solution $85

  • Mess Free Lip Scrub 28 of 28
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    "As much as I like how my lips feel after using a scrub, I've always found them to be a bit messy and too much of a hassle. This is a lip scrub in stick form, and it is definitely one of the best products from ELF! You we your lips, apply the exfoliator just like a lipstick, and rub with your finger. It doesn't create a mess and has a sweet taste. It rinses easily and my lips are super soft afterwards!" -Christine, 15 Minute Beauty

    Try:
    e.l.f. Studio Lip Exfoliator$3

Read more from Christine on Babble and her blog, 15 Minute Beauty. You can also follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

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