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Influenster, please go away!

Can Sephora please block all Influenster-related reviews? They are taking over certain products and it's so hard to get to a real review to determine if a product is worth buying. These ladies are only posting a review b/c they got the product for free, and they are making the review positive b/c they want more free stuff. I'm sure some, or even most, are honest, but it's so hard to weed through them. I was looking through the reviews on Becca's Anti-Fatigue Under Eye Primer and every review was from an Influenster. It's irritating!

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@AnneS316  How do you tell if it’s a spam review? 

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It’s not technically spam; I just call it “spam” because it’s all over the place and useless to me. People who received products “for review” are supposed to identify their reviews as such. Usually they do... and usually these reviews are over-the-top positive. I don’t doubt that some of these reviews are authentic, but for the most part I don’t take them seriously. And there is no way to hide them.

Influenster, please go away!

The Influenster spam seems to be getting even worse lately! A brand new product will have 500 rave reviews before anyone could have bought it. 😞

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It's really unfortunate because I can't trust those reviews...of course it'll be a great/decent review to make sure they keep getting more free products... if i'm looking at reviews on sephora, i quickly scan the longer paragraphs for "free, complimentary, etc.." before committing to reading the full review 

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Yes, I would really like a "verified purchase" tag!

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I Heart this idea 😉

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Another vote for a "verified purchase" tag! Yes please! 🗳️🗳️🗳️🗳️🗳️

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I generally dismiss any product that has all these Influenster reviews. If you need to bribe people with a freebie in exchange for gushing and totally exaggerated praise then the product in question cant be all that great. Anyone with any sense pays no heed to these reviews and yes indeed, it would be nice to see them gone or at the very least, filtered out.

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Or at least create a filter so that we can filter out the ones that were “part of promotion”, “got free product”

A filter would be lovely.

A filter would be lovely.

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It would be great if Sephora could follow Amazon's lead and have "Verified Purchase" next to reviews!

That's a great idea!

That's a great idea!

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Haha, yeah it’s a bit annoying. I gave a couple bad reviews and refused to try one thing they sent me because I knew it would not work for me aaaaaand I stopped getting things. Tons of surveys. But nothing in probably.... a year? 

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@alexasteph I had gotten a few, but ya know not many followers. It's been a few years. Recently I just got 4 different pre-survey's...all for hair stuff. I don't even really have hair lol.

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I noticed that same issue A LOT over the last year. You’re absolutely right too, of course they’re going to be super positive to continue getting free makeup that would cost them thousands of dollars otherwise. Darn, I wish I could get all my stuff free too. But anyway I do agree that it can be difficult to sift through the reviews to find out what people like us think about the products. It’s hard to really be sure if the other reviewers are actually being honest. I have never seen one bad review from a Beauty Influencer. I wish that Sephora could put those reviews in a separate review section for those who don’t want to go by what they say. Idk. Just thought I’d say my part and ty for bringing this up.
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