March 25, 2010

Over Rated/Over Hyped Product -- A Tag!!

There is a little difference between 'products I regret buying' and 'Over-hyped product'. I mean products I bought which already had mixed reviews and they didn't work for me go into the products I regret buying category, but the products that I bought just because it was hyped on beauty forums and you-tube falls in to this category of over-hyped products...

So below are my picks...:)

1. MAC MSFs:
Now let me begin by saying 'they all look same to me'///ok..ok, a brown MSF looks different than a pink MSF. Initially I went crazy collecting them and later realised that most of them actually can be used as highlighter, so I don't think its worth paying crazy prices on e-bay or anywhere, if you have missed on any color or collection. To top this pick is the NEW VEGAS MSF, which I was crazy to get, because I had heard that it gave this best glow on cheek...Man!! What a glittery, chunky mess it was!!!! Needless to say, I got rid of it from collection ASAP...

2. MAC Feline kohl:
I knew since day one, that it would budge, because it was a Kohl. I have had Smolder and Stila Kajal. All of these are kohls. So Feline running or making me look like racoon was not an issue. I bought it because it was hyped as Blackest Black....Its ok, I don't think a drop of extra pigment is worth creating soo much of a hype!!

3. Dior Show Mascara:
I didn't buy it. But when I got the chance to try it, I did feel it was over hyped and not worth paying $$sssss...There are tons of drug store mascaras doing amazing could find one there for your lashes...

4. MAC Fix Plus:
People say it gives 'dewy' look. If Dewy= Sticky, I say yes..It does gives that sticky, gross look. Its just a glorified water mixed with something in every way...IMO...

5. Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment:
Over priced and Over hyped. Want some lovely, smooth lips...try a mixture of sugar and lip balm or olive oil at home!!!

6. Mineral Veil by Bare Minerals:
I remember when I first started seeing YT videos, everyone was raving about this it gave them that flawless look....etc, etc...
For me, it flew everywhere...there was not invisible veil. I looked same before and after application....It just didn't live up to the hype!!

There are few other products too, mainly colors, that I bought because of all the hype. I know lipstick, blush colors are all subjective. Colors that work for you may not work for me. But few colors that I have don't look good on me and I have not seen many people in person looking good with that either.
1. Lollipop loving
2. Lavender whip
3. Blooming lovely

These colors are so difficult to work with.

Orgasm Blush by NARS is another color, I don't know why is loved my many. I mean whenever I see in pictures, it looks good...but in person, I didn't find it unique or amazing...
NARS Turkish Delight and Striptease are a few other colors that I have tried on, but I just feel they are a bit over-hyped...

These are few of the thing, that I feel is over-hyped and I have purchased most of them because everyone else raved. I guess, past experiences have made me a bit wise and now I don't fall for the hype often, but still there are times when I want to believe in all things good about a product.....

This is a fun tag. Many products may be your HOLY GRAIL product...Just enjoy the whole thing...Take a chill pill!!
Let me know what your favorites are...and yes, no one tagged me to do this, but the person 'vanewpc' who started this tag on youtube replied me to one of her comments, that I can do the tag...hehe, so technically, I am tagged!!!


  1. Great post! I agree with u about Nars's nice but not definitely over-hyped. Mac MSFs too...I only bought the natural version. The blushes just look too shimmery to me. N yeah kohls are kohls..they're all the same.


  2. Honestly for me, I think all makeup products are hyped up. I think different products work for different people, and i go through phases where I like something a lot, and then i put it on the back burner for a while

  3. shame you didn't go for DiorShow, I find it fab.

  4. @Cynthia: Most MSFs end up looking same on my cheek...I love Warmed MSF though...

    @Obsessed.Makeup.Addict: yeah, I hear you...few days I keep using one product, then later when I get sumthng new to play...the earlier one just sits back...but I still love those old ones...

    @Elise: I knw, I wanted to love it...It didn't do anythng for me..Thankfully mine was a sample. So no money lost...:)

  5. Thanks for the sweet comment Rashem! I completely agree with you on MSF, Bare Minerals, and MAC Fix+. Don't get what the hype is..and have definitely bought into it.

  6. I feel the same way about NARS orgasm-nothing special at all. I guess maybe it's not the magic color for our skintone. And Fix +?!? It's expensive water basically!

  7. I actually agree with everything...I just bought 3 msfs (first ones) and I think they make me look greasy...

  8. I agree on BE, I have tried it countless times and I look like a hot mess, it feels like I need perfect skin to get perfect skin from BE, hahaha

    I actually like my natural MSF (the highlight ones not so much) and also like the MSF called Comfort, it's an amazing bronzer and contouring product (use it everyday).

    DiorShow was just okay

    Orgasm I love on my skin!! :)

    I hope none of us ever fall into the "hype" again!

  9. totally agree with Fix + i mean it just squirts at me! i dont get it...

  10. great post resham! only one question though...i have heard rave reviews about the stila kajal in onyx being the blackest black...and i dont mind the smudging so much...the thing is i live in the UK and we dont get Stila whats the blackest black liner i can use? i hope ul answer my question...thanks alot :)

  11. @Sum: If smudging is not an issue, I ges Smolder by MAC should be just fine. if you set it wth MAC Carbon or any black e/s..that shud do the blackest black trick and avoid smudging.. I have a little swatch of few eyeliners on my blog...That might help. Let me link you to that...

    Hope this helps and thank you for stopping by...

  12. great post :) totally agree on Feline. i even bought backups for it.. what's wrong with me ?? hehe..

  13. I just stumbled on your blog - I cannot agree anymore with you on the whole Diorshow hype. I find that my MAC mascaras that are less than $15 work a lot better. I keep hearing that GA "Eyes to Kill" mascara lives up to it's hype. But for $30 for a tube call me SKEPTICAL. I feel the same about NARS Orgasm. I LOVE NARS - I own many duos and a palette but because this has been an ALLURE beauty award winner for the past 55million years I still feel like it doesn't do anything for my dark skintone. Thanks for this list and making me chuckle here at the office!!

  14. Agree about BE and NARS Orgasm.
    Used to I had lots of NARS blush than I decided to sell them all to get MAC blush which I think it's more worthy.

  15. Great post, thanks.

    I totally agree with everything.
    I have only one MSF and that is Porcelain Pink and I love it. But I do not think I need any other in my collection. 1st: ton of product, 2nd: I use it only as a cheekbones highlither.
    I also went with the hype and bought Lollipop Lovin lipstick. I can honestly say that I never ever had anything worse colour and structure wise on my lips. It looked like huge glitter mess and saying that it was not flattering at all is just too kind.

  16. Fix plus = total crap!!
    I agree with MSF and NARS lipglosses.

  17. Lol this was great! I agree with everything! :D

  18. Totally agree with you! fix plus is a crap!

  19. I've just installed iStripper, and now I can watch the hottest virtual strippers on my taskbar.



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