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Rant: Reviews

Sorry, I had to get this out...


But it bothers me when people write reviews for products based on what they thought or believed the product would do, not necassarily based on what the product actually does. For example when people write about a foundation, BB cream etc, with very little coverage and give it a bad rating although the company claims it is lightweight and sheer. Or on the other hand complaining about the heaviness or such of a full coverage foundation.


Or when people have unrealisitic expectations for a product. For example the tradeoff between between non-sticky or long-lasting lip gloss. Generally a longer lasting gloss will be a little thicker for the shine to last longer.


Or people who give a bad review for something just because the shade doesn't look as great on them. Just because the color isn't flattering doesn't necessarily mean the product itself is bad and deserves a very low rating.


I always take reviews and such with a grain of salt, since how a product works can depend on skin type, application, etc, and place more value on reviews that give an explanation for their review. But it still drives me a teeny bit bonkers when people do that.


Sorry for my little rant. Anyone else agree? Or not?

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I think ratings for skincare can be very inaccurate as so many people don't really understand how many products are meant to work or will work


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I agree on the SPF thing---people docking stars because a product doesn't contain SPF. Chemical sunscreen breaks me out, which is why I wear natural/physical block sunscreen, but I don't want SPF in my products, especially things like foundation and moisturizer. I use a full on sunblock everyday and don't care if my makeup/skincare has it, and prefer that it didn't. Also, I don't get why people dock stars for no spf in a NIGHT cream. *scratches head*

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haha - good point on the night cream.

they're probably trying to get a tan when they stargaze

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@kenny -- totally agree!  even with a good understanding of the ingredients, the changes can be so gradual that they're hard to detect.  For skincare reviews I typically only pay attention to comment on texture, fragrance, application.  As to whether the product is effective or not, I just read the ingredients label.

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And even if someone else has sensitive, dry/combo skin like me, doesn't mean my face will react the same way someone else's does.  Inaccuracies in abundance.

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The worst thing ever is when I'm reading this really great review and the person is RAVING about the color/shade of something and they'll say they have the same features/coloring as me and I'm like I NEED THIS COLOR NOW and then they DON'T SAY WHAT COLOR IT WAS.


Drives me CRAZYYYYY!

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that happens wayyyy to often.

i think people should specify what the review is on

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Totally agree!

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I find that its best to go to the store and see for myself.

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So we all know that some reviews are just not that good but this one was just to "good" to pass up. This one REALLY takes it all home. This review was for the L'Occitane Almond Set you have got to READ this:

Heaven in a bottle


Quick Take: good value, smells amazing

I am a long-time fan of the almond shower oil and body oil- LOVE the scent, and makes skin so soft! I had to take off 1 star, though, b/c I did not find the "delicious" soap to taste very good...


Can you believe she actually tasted the soap???Smiley Tongue

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