Has Overhype Ever Ruined a Makeup, Beauty, or Skincare Purchase for You? Have you ever read a ton of reviews about some new and upcoming makeup collection or skincare product that raved it on and on and you proceeded to buy it and be utterly crushed and disappointed that it didn’t work for you?
If I had a dime for every time I was led to believe some new product was amazing and ended up buying and hating it I’d be a very rich girl. I think in my earlier years one of the worst offenders of overhype was magazines. Obviously with age you gain a little more wisdom but when you’re 16 some odd years old and reading through some magazine that’s telling you some lipstick is going to change your bloody life you take for granted that said magazine would NEVER ever overhype the product in anyway, shape, or form.
One of the most disappointing aspects of overhyped beauty comes in the form of makeup forums and boards on the Internet. I read many different forums and I’ll see real women just like me raving about the latest eye cream or blush and having incredible results and success with said product. I’ll buy it and totally have a WTF kinda moment. How come it works for them and not me!?
Overhype can potentially be dangerous in the blog world and v-log world where you’ll watch 50 different videos and read 50 different blogs telling you all about thee most incredible beauty tool, fragrance, or skincare evers and trying it yourself and finding out it’s utterly not what you expected.
The thing that bothers me about overhype is the fact that it kinda ruins a beauty purchase for me. I’ll buy it expecting so much, loving visually what I see of it in promotional images, and proceed to try it and be completely crushed about the outcome. I’ve definitely had moments where I buy something and it turned out good but the overhype ruined it for me because I expected mind blowingly excellent!
I always say different strokes for different folks when it comes to trying a product and having different views, opinions, and thoughts on it. However, I have had my share times of being a victim of overhype.
What products have you tried that have been CRAZILY blown out of the water as the cure all to life, the universe, and everything and turned out to be utter rubbish?
Do share ’em!