Recently, we have been trying out cult favorite beauty products that we have heard both great and terrible things about in order to see if they’re worth the money. It came about after we asked readers to tell us the biggest makeup, hair, and skincare disappointments they have encountered as well as the best beauty splurges, and noticed that some of the comments conflicted with one another, leading us to wonder which products were the real deal.

I wound up trying out and photographing the new Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Unknown Pleasures Collection of Lip Tars, which I personally loved but could see it is not for everyone given its very opaque appearance and slick texture. Then, I tried out Yves Saint Laurent‘s Touche Éclat Radiant Touch in the hopes that it would help brighten up my face, which has been looking dull and droopy due to moving blues. Sadly, I found it generally ineffective and not worth the $41 price tag.

So here’s the question: Where do we go from here? While I love trying out all sorts of beauty products and could swatch, rate, and review all day long (seriously, there are few things I love more than experimenting with beauty products), we would love to try specific products that you folks are concerned about. After all, we want to save you time, energy, and above all, money. Products can get seriously expensive, so it really sucks when you drop a bunch of cash on something that you wind up hating.

Here are a few examples of ones we are thinking of doing:

  • La Mer Creme de la Mer
  • Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer
  • Lush Gorgeous Moisturizer
  • NARS Orgasm Blush
  • Dior Diorshow Mascara
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette

Got any other desired reviews? We would love to hear them, so tell us your suggestions in the comments!