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Fake reviews.

I get the feeling that 70% of the reviews on Sephora.com are fake-- posted by the product distrubutor. I always click on the user and see if they've reviewed other items or not.. I mean, almost every product has at least 4 stars total. That seems a little unlikely. It bothers me.... Luckily they have a great return policy so you can try things out yourself. Thoughts?

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i have to agree with you, Smiley Sad thats why i always ask reviews for expensive products on here, or i cross check it with ulta, i've seen so many things at sephora have 4 or 5 stars and then at ulta have one or two, its the same product so i don't know. 

 

its always good to look up reviews on youtube as well, cause you can see them apply it and they review it right on the spot and they'll swatch it for you and everything. 

 

i also agree with the makeupalley site, as well as makeup talk is the one i like. 

 

but i also agree with RxVanBuren, i usually buy most of my products because of the rave reviews anyway i guess i need to be more careful Smiley Tongue

 

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Re: Fake reviews.

I actually do take the time to write reviews about products I buy on the website, because I know from doing it myself, that people read reviews before purchasing.

 

So no, they are not all fake.

 

Also, quenbee, the lip tars are lovely. Think of it like a liquid lipstick. However, I will say that if used incorrectly, they won't last. You need a teeeeeenny tiny drop and that is all. You can layer on a bit more once it dries, but don't cake it on. They're great for mixing and even work as cheek tints.

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I always write reviews... Sephora deletes them when they're negative a couple of weeks later. It's actually so disappointing. I have no more trust in the reviews.

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I always review products here on Sephora, they're mainly all positive... well because I make sure to do research reviews on other places before reading on Sephora. A great place to look at reviews negative or positive is makeupalley. It has helped me tons in the past!

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I do find it strange that some products on here are rated very high while they are rated quite low on other sites.

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I always find it a little sketchy when there's only one review and it's the highest praise ever, but I think that's a psychology thing. Maybe it really is someone's favorite product ever, and they just couldn't wait to review. Maybe a product wasn't very popular, but was a good product. It's just weird that I've seen it more than a few times that the first review is glowing and amazing, and then after that the negative reviews filter in. Of course nothing works for everyone, and it really could be a coincidence.

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I know the feeling, and every time I leave a bad review I get down-voted ? 

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Never trust the reviews on a product site. If you want honesty & objectivity you have to go to an impartial site with no sponsors or brand affiliations of any kind. Even then it's not 100% foolproof.

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I don't think it's unlikely at all. A lot of times, people review items that they either really really loved, or really really hated. You're not going to find that many people giving products three stars, because those people don't really care enough about the product to even give it a review. Maybe if someone is giving products 4 or 5 stars and lots of praise, it's just because they only review items they really liked. 

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I don't think it's fake review, it's just that ppl only review when they really like or hate a product, and cuz Sephora nags them. I HATE the Sephora review reminder email that comes after EVERY purchase. Sometimes I haven't tried the products yet, but I imagine somebody will probably write a review when they receive that email even if they didn't try enough to get a good idea of the products yet. I think this is where the "I haven't tried it but it looks so pretty!" or "I just opened it now and it's awesome!" type of review comes from.