Sunday, February 24th, 2013

Temptalia Asks You


How do you feel about limited edition packaging? Share what the experience was like!

Temptalia's AnswerI tend to prefer regular packaging over limited edition packaging. I like when everything stacks well, aligns, etc. so a lot of the limited edition packaging can be a pain to store.

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32 thoughts on “How do you feel about limited edition packaging?

  1. I actually hate LE packaging. I am very particular about how I store my stash, especially lipsticks, and I prefer everything be uniform. LE packaging makes that a chore.

  2. blueraccoon

    I’m compulsive enough that i want everything to match, so I’m not a huge fan of limited edition packaging unless it’s done *really* well (Guerlain’s Perles du Dragon, for example, and I’m still kicking myself I missed those). Also I don’t like having to pay more for a product just because of its packaging.

  3. Not a fan. It’s usually the same colors renamed.

  4. Melissa F

    I hate limited edition packaging because it makes it hard to toss away. If the product is good and the packaging is okay, it’s a waste to pay more money just because the packaging is orange instead black.

  5. Miss J

    I’m not one to really care about LE/SE packaging. I like everything to match, and in general, I just prefer plain, classic packaging. I can definitely appreciate pretty/more flashy packaging, but it’s not something I seek out. I also hate paying more just for some showy packaging.

  6. Daniella

    I like LE if it’s relevant to me somehow….I don’t care about the shape and stuff; I’ll figure that out. For example, I really liked the idea of Archie’s Girls – they have been around forever and the packaging is adorable. However, I HATE most celebrity-specific LE, like this new MAC Rihanna. I could care less about Rihanna and most celebs in general…I hate it when they do that. Especially when the Rihanna stuff looks so gosh darn cute!

  7. Elizabeth K.

    More often than not, the packaging is only slightly better but they jack up the price to a ridiculous degree.

  8. xamyx

    I’m not a fan, overall. The only brand I’ve ever bought anything in LE packaging is MAC, but those were depotted, anyway, along with those in “regular” packaging, but at least the actual product is uniform. I actually find it more annoying when brands “update” their packaging, as it doesn’t store well. I think the worst are LORAC & Urban Decay, but since I love the product, I’m willing to overlook it; however, there are brands I’ve simply stopped buying due to the everchanging packaging (Smashbox, Lancôme, & Estee Lauder are a few that come to mind).

  9. FKS

    Unless the limited edition packaging is really, really exceptional, I dislike it. The price point goes up, while the product remains basically the same.

  10. stacey

    I buy the item because of the packaging….not so much for the boxes it come in, but the design of the container and not because of how the design motiff on the product. I dont buy it because it is a limited edition, but often the item’s design is unique…for example Guerlain Pucci….For example, It is stupid to have the Archie box and we are paying more for a box that is not beneficial to the product itself.

  11. Oh I adoooore them! If one really find themselves collecting make-up then special editions really brings thatlittle something something!

  12. It might be only me but I absolutely skip anything that has couture / golden and pale pink kind of package. I would feel so old buying things like that lol

    But I adore MAC when they do package like to the beach, archie’s girls, style warriors, give me liberty of london, etc..they give a fresh look to my stash and don’t interfere when it comes to stacking!

  13. If the limited edition packaging is the same size like the regular packaging, I don’t mind the different colours or prints.

  14. Mariella

    I don’t collect packaging. I buy makeup for the contents so I’m more interested in practical packaging that makes the product(s) easy to store and to use. It’s one of the reasons I wish MAC’s single shadows, blushes, etc. had flat tops rather than the slight dome they do have. That just makes them hard to stack. As for paying a premium for LE packaging – screw that!

  15. I really like it… well, within reason. I like the fact that I can easily pick out a particular product in my stash and I’m always reorganising my make up, so it rarely impedes my organisational system because I’ll probably change it by the weekend anyway.

    The only time it really bugs me is when brands charge extra for packaging. Unless that packaging is damn special and VERY well made, charging extra is just a rip-off (I’m looking at you, MAC Making Pretty collection).

  16. L

    I don’t care if anything matches or if I have a harder time to store it. I don’t buy everything just for the sake of packaging either. I buy the products because I like the product and the packaging. I like limited edition packaging because it makes things special, it starts conversations and it’s fun.

  17. Within reason, I really like it. I like being able to pick out products quickly and different packaging does that. I don’t find they intervene with organisation too much, but I don’t really organise my make up by brand or anything.

    The only thing that really annoys me is when brands put the prices up because of it. The only time I could justify that would be if the packaging is really special and high quality.

  18. Kelsey

    I hate LE packaging, since it tends to be tacky (like M.A.C’s LE packaging…) I like my products to look sleek and expensive, not tacky and cheap.

    • Patricia

      I totally agree! However, I do think some LE products have really nice packaging.

      Since storage isn’t really a problem for me (my collection fits in a drawer) I don’t really mind bulky packaging, though.

  19. Mirian

    I don’t really mind it. The only time it becomes an issues is when it’s bulkier than the original and it takes up too much space.

  20. I’m not a fan… I usually end up depotting everything anyway!

  21. abigailod

    They draw me in! I blame MAC’s 1st Marcel Wanders collection lipsticks for sparking that!

  22. Chritina

    Limited Edition packaging has to EXTRAORDINARY!!! Otherwise it will not stand out from the permanent line. MAC probably achieves this best. The brilliant color packaging always stand out among the black packaging of the permanents

  23. Geneva Dell

    I love some of them, the UD Alice in Wonderland was really cute. I agree with many of the other opinions, if it’s hard to store, I don’t like it, if the price is raised significantly because it’s LE, I don’t like it.

  24. I love LE products and packaging, because they’re unique and special. Beauty is very important to me and I love to look at and touch gorgeous containers of LE makeup. Feels wonderful! I get a lot of LE stuff, because it’s less ordinary – and who needs more ordinary things to play with? Not me. LE feels special, fancy, fun :)

  25. KaseyCannuck

    I agree with most of the posts here, that LE packaging is an excuse to raise the price of the products. I buy stuff to wear, not to look at.

  26. I love LE packaging! I’m a sucker for scarcity so when I see LE packaging thats really bold and different from the normal packaging, I HAVE to have it. In fact, most LE collections I buy are for the packaging lol

  27. Ella

    I absolutely love LE packaging! Working in Marketing I really should know better but some of MAC’s holiday collections, for example, are stunning. I adore the Snowglobes and Tartan Tale packaging, and don’t mind if some of the shades aren’t quite as fantastic in quality. As it won’t be as mass-produced as permanant lines it will cost more to make so something’s got to give. I suppose that’s why they jack the price up so much.

    What I DO object to in terms of LE palettes is when they repeat colours every other season. Yes, Carbon, I’m talking about you. I must have 2 or 3 MAC palettes with it in!

  28. Nikki

    When it comes to limited edition packaging, I can really take it or leave it as long as the product inside works according to my expectations. However, I really don’t own many limited edition products as I hate to buy and fall in love with products that aren’t readily available for me to purchase leisurely. However, for the few I do own, my biggest gripe with LE packaging is that it tends to cost more, and I hate paying more for the same amount of product just because the company considers the packaging to be “fancy” so I really have to like a product to invest in LE packaging.

  29. Michelle Teixeira

    I don’t look for packaging that is cute or appealing when I am making a purchase. If I find the packaging beautiful, limited edition or not, that is just a bonus. I do look forward to Spring, Summer and Fall collections and certain brands do make awe inspiring packaging, but, it isn’t the deciding factor for me.

  30. VickyM

    I don´t really care about limited edition packaging if the color belongs to the permanent line for a lower price with the regular packaging, to me that is pointless and a waste of money. However if the packaging is gorgeous and the product is extremely beautiful and unique, while also being limited edition aswell I may consider buying it, but only if the product is limited edition like the packaging.

  31. Angie

    I am a complete sucker for LE packaging, unfortunately. :P