Tuesday, July 7, 2009

What Products Do You Find Overrated?

it's not a surprise that i use a lot of beauty products. i do it in order to bring you what i think is worth spending your hard-earned money on. but these are just my opinions, and you may even find yourself disagreeing with me from time to time. not everyone agrees on what products are amazing. in fact, there are a plethora of products that are surrounded in hype and have just as many people loving them as those who don't share the same sentiment.

i asked my fellow beauty-lovers via Twitter to answer this question for me: what product(s) do you find to be over-rated? see if you can spot the pattern...

@sugarshock: Creme de la Mer!

@ReneeRouleau I second Creme de la Mer! It's loaded with Mineral Oil...the cheapest quality oil on the market.

@fourniercomm I have to agree Creme de la mer

@BeautyBlogger Maybelline GreatLash Mascara. Have no idea why so many gals love it.

@WLCO Eve Lom Cleanser, Creme de la Mer, Strivectin

@BeautyITBag Did anyone already mention Hylexin?

@BeautyChick101 Definitely Creme de la Mer. I've never seen the amazingness behind it!

did you see it? yep, an overwhelming 5 out of 7 of these beauty-loving gals said Creme de la Mer! i admit, i actually like it, although i did prefer the gel over the original.

here are some other products i found while surfing the 'net that have been deemed "over-rated" by people who used them:

Bare Minerals
Philosophy Hope In a Jar
Benefit BadGal Mascara
Smashbox Lipgloss
Proactiv Skincare

out of the above products, i definitely think Proactiv is over-rated. it dried out my skin so much i literally started to get wrinkles around my eyes and forehead, and it did nothing to clear up my skin-- not good! in any case, tell me...

what product(s) do you find to be over-rated? tell me in the comments!

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The Style Page said...

Definitely Maybelline Great Lash Mascara is overrated. It smears.

Unknown said...

Very interesting! I will thought about my overrated products!

1955nurse said...

#1)The Kronos Hair care line
#2) Bare Minerals line
#3)I'd say Creme de la Mer, but I have never had the disposable income required to try it :(
#4) Principal Secret line
#5) Murad products in general
#6) MOST lip plumpers!
#7) Philosophy's Oxygen facial/mask
#8) MAC - are they 'for real' with those colors?!?! They might be fine for the runway - but for everyday???? Even a mua would laugh someone off the street if they showed up with that brilliant YELLOW eye shadow and black mascara (for instance) looking like a bumble bee.....
On the other hand, I DO love Philosophy, Hope in the jar w/Spf and almost everything they make!

Stephanie said...

That is too funny, I think Creme de la Mer is a little overratted as well! It is too thick for my skin so I use it as an eye cream - not going to let it go to waste! ;)