Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Temptalia Asks You


Does a product’s hype pull you in? Are you usually able to resist? Do you always end up caving?

Temptalia's Answer.

I usually end up trying it out, but it’s kind of like it goes with the territory, too. I think I’m OK at resisting some of the buzz, but I’m not immune!

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30 thoughts on “Does a product’s hype pull you in?

  1. The hype definitely makes me take a second look at the product but I usually end up getting it, I’m a sucker! Unless it totally sucks haha

  2. Sandra

    Absolutely! If its super hyped up I feel like I NEED to have it, just to say its mine. Too bad I’m super broke, and MACs To The Beach is out soon :(

  3. Jessica

    The hype definately pulls me in! But I’m never one to break the bank just to say I own the WHOLE collection. If I know I will never wear something, I won’t buy it. But because of the hype, I might splurge on everything in my comfort zone that I wouldn’t normally get. =]

  4. After I got NARS Orgasm Blush (don’t get me wrong I love it but don’t know why its sooooo amazing) – I’m very cautious. So no I don’t tend to get sucked in!

    I like to try things beforehand and question if I’ll actually use it!

  5. I resist unless it’s an absolute need and if I have nothing similar :)

  6. Lens

    It tells me what to look at, but I usually wait for swatches. If it’s far enough from anything else I have or a perfect version of something I have been looking for, I’ll buy it for sure! I don’t just buy things sight unseen, though…

  7. I’ll check it out… But with make-up I always de-pot, de-tube and de-stick so much of it that packaging isn’t a concern at all (I back-to-mac all of my LE/Special packaging – the MAC I’m near will take it).

    Hype gets my attention, but it has to be hype about how amazing a product is, not how cute it looks. I’d much rather have a line-up of new Reflects Glitters (how about black or emerald green or an actual true blue?) than a Seahorse in a compact…

    Poor imprissoned seahorse :( lol

  8. Sarah

    It makes me wanna see what the hypes about but they usually end up disappointing, once in a while though I can agree with some stuff :)

  9. nicci

    Depends on the brand for me. It is it brand I dislike or don’t really care for, it won’t phase me. But if it is a brand I like such as Chanel then I’ll have to check it out! :)

  10. Ally_D

    I’m pretty good at resisting that kind of thing. I’m very strict with my makeup budget so I can’t afford to buy things that don’t work 100% for me. Although hype might make me look long and hard at a product (e.g. Nars Sheer Glow) I’ll only buy it if I’m convinced its a must have for me (which Sheer Glow isn’t).

    Marine Life has already sold out online here in the UK and my local store only has a couple left – they only arrived in store yesterday so that means they sold out in 1 day.

    Me, I just don’t get it. I have several coral blushes already and the packaging and overspray just don’t appeal to me. Each to their own though.

  11. Anna

    i do get sucked in but i do a bit of research on the ingredients, whether it is tested on animals etc. my bug bear is when sales assistants try and sell me stuff that i know isnt as good as they say and they don’t want to hear no for an answer

  12. JoElla

    *raises hand* oh heck yes!

  13. Sass

    Sometimes, but I always listen because I don’t want to miss out on the good stuff.

  14. Michelle

    The hype will absolutely get me in the store, but if I don’t like it, I won’t buy it, simple as that.

  15. Tish

    It used too….Really bad…But after constantly buying products, spending tons of money on things that the world claims to love and I always hated or simply thought was just okay if that…I got over it quickly…..Hype can make you go broke and make you buy things that you probably already have something similar if not almost exact in your collection. I say look for yourself, try on for yourself and don’t get caught up in the “Must Haves” Because after all it is just makeup…are there really any “Must Haves” or are they just “Nice to Haves” I still get tempted over the hype….But I don’t rush out and buy anymore ….I think over my purchases more carefully these days.

  16. Lynniekae

    50/50. Some MAC ad campaigns really grab me and I end up buying A LOT of items in the collection, but others, I’m just meh…

    Other collections that usually grab me are Shiseido and MUFE.

    I’m getting better though at resisting!

  17. jenn

    I get totally sucked into hype. I buy colors & products I know I will never use but must have cause everyone else says they’re amazing. lol, its pretty sad

  18. Katie

    I know what I will and will not use. If a product (or line of products) is worth all the buzz, I’ll surely check it out. Look at how popular MAC’s Hello Kitty collection STILL is. People resell products from the line for $30-$50. A LE Mineralize Skinfinish will easily sell for $40, if it’s new. I’ll admit, MAC is my crack. I shop from All Cosmetics Wholesale all the time for LE MAC stuff. As for NARS Orgasm, I think it’s great and all, but not enough people know how much better Deep Throat is! I hate saying that… makes me feel like I’m saying something very wrong… lol

  19. Michelle

    Yes — especially the Urban Decay Alice in Wonderland palette. I am so sad I spent so much money on it. The colors have waaaay to much fallout and I rarely use it. I am trying not to get caught up in the hype of new releases and limited edition.

  20. Guilty as charged, lol! Although I have to add I haven’t bought anything (because of the hype) that I didn’t like myself, Ripe Peach, Marine Life, Stereo Rose, etc. I just tend to try and buy them as soon as possible, so I don’t miss out because of the hype. ;)

  21. Diana B

    I’m a sucker but I have gotten better.

  22. it totally does.. i remember not wanting a thing from style black and spring forecast… then all the raves made me go crazy looking for the sold-out young punk and ripe peach :P

  23. Nicole

    Normally I can resist a hype, but not when it comes to the YSL Rouge Volupte. I never thought I will love these lipsticks so much. I’m really looking foreward to buy my thrid one very soon.

  24. Amy

    I try not to, but I make exceptions if it’s a LE product XD

  25. Jess

    Sadly Yes and usually im disappointed,so now im super careful lol

  26. Mia

    yes definitely! im a sucker for infomercials (i mean i think they work well but i never buy them cuz then i see review and turns to be crap lol) and im pretty gullible on a daily basis so yes i do get sucked into da hype. like right now everybody is raving about NARS Sheer Glow foundation so i am definitely checking dat out soon haha. also i think da biggest problem with me and hypes is dat if everybody wants it, and its limited edition *cough* MAC COLLECTIONS *cough* then i NEED to have it. its a terrible disorder i have :(

  27. It gets me intrested, but I have to try it out for myself, for sure! I’m usually pretty skeptical.

  28. Hypes really do get me, what is weird though is I don’t buy the product right away. I just sit, wait, and think and wonder why is everybody going crazy about this?! Hype items that got me pulled in are…

    -Covergirl Lashblast
    -Lush (The whole store got me hooked!)
    - MUFE HD Powder

    I love all the items that I got pulled into the hype. Now I am trying to get my hands on NARS Orgasm blush.

  29. susan

    hype doesn’t get me unless i’m already in the market and looking for a product of similar nature. even then, the product must perform and meet my own standards…if it doesn’t, no amount of hype matters. in my earlier years, hype would reel me in fast!…i think i’ve learned better now ;)

  30. Im that weird kind of a person who dislikes hypes. So my first reaction is pretty much ‘no thanx’. Later on, i might look into it, and if i like it, i might buy it. But i NEVER buy anything just because its a hype. For instance, i still dont understand the Chanel-jade hype. I love green polishes, but i dont see anything special when i see that one. SOmetimes I even think its a pity that something i like is being hyped.