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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 bet she looked like a hot mess with double concealer. Yikes!

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Not telling what color they are reviewing drives me nuts too...  Put it in the subject line or something!  "It's nice and not to glittery..."  Well, that could be any one of the 50+ blushes that they sell!  I really hate that...

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I hate that too, I always sort the reviews by helpfulness high to low, or with makeup i search by pictures, cause they are usually more detailed with the review.

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@poemelyric- That drives me insane too or not putting their skin type either on skincare.

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At least the lady with the LOccitane Almond Set described the taste of the soap you gotta give her props on that one.

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ewww seriously? (in reponse to the lady tasting her almond soap!)

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@triciaann12-Oh please don't I really think that could turn out bad.... I don't think you'll ever make it past the smell of most of them.

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Exactly, triciaann12!  I know that I should really write more reviews but I find it difficult to describe things in a relateable fashion. I always read reviews and am grateful to those who write the great ones.

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