Sunday, October 30th, 2011

Temptalia Asks You

How long does it take for the excitement of a new beauty purchase to wear off? Does it depend on the price of the product?

Temptalia's AnswerProbably as long as it takes until the next one! I don’t find that price plays a role, though.

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31 thoughts on “How long does it take for the excitement of a new beauty purchase to wear off?

  1. Kristine

    Depends on what it is but usually until something new comes out that I want.

  2. I think it depends how badly I wanted the product in the first place. I literally had dreams about the Naked Palette while it was out of stock, and I’m still excited about it like 6 months after I finally got it. Price plays a indirect role for me, just because the pricier things I buy are the ones that I decide are special enough to splurge on, so I get more excited about them.

  3. Mariella

    It depends on the product itself more than on the price! I got a few eye shadows in recent weeks/months that I really love and which are unique, special colours and I am still excited to use them. Got a great new lip conditioning balm last week and get excited every time I remember that I’ve got it to keep my lips soft and really well cared for! I got a crazy Zoya nail polish a year ago and same thing – I still get excited just knowing that I have it and can paint my toes any ol’ time.

  4. jenni

    i think the longer i had to save up for something, the better it seems as the more excited i was when i got it. thugh sometimes its the prettiest things that make me excited for the longest. it depends if the next item is better i guess!

  5. It depends on the product. I use Estee Lauder Lucidity foundation for over 20 years….Creme de la Mer for over 10 years….eyeshadows could be days or months and then I may go back to that color….skincare is dependent on the newest product that promotes younger looking skin and never dependent on the price. But there always is a new product that will appear exciting just around the corner.

  6. Hailee

    It depends on the product. Usually if it’s something that I know will be highly sought after I get SUPER EXCITED! Like when I found the UD 15th Anniversary palette and yesterday when I found Wet n Wild’s I <3 Matte palette. I also get super excited when I buy high end sale items (I feel like I'm ripping the company off!).

  7. Kathryn

    Not long if I don’t like the product! If I do like it, the excitement fades after a few uses unless it’s some miracle product… it could keep me from wanting to make a new purchase for a weeks though.

  8. Christina

    As bad as this sounds, I think the excitement ends after I actually go out and buy the product. After I play with it a little bit, I start looking for my next buy.. :X

  9. Until the guilt of how much money was spent sets in.

    Inexpensive things keep me excited for a longer amount of time because I have a lower chance of regretting the amount of money spent.

  10. Carrie Ann

    Probably after I’ve used it a few times. If it’s really pretty, I’ll still have a twinge of excitement every time I use it. It’s always fun to put on pretty makeup. :)

  11. dsixx

    After first use.

  12. Sunny

    That depends on the price AND whether I turned out to love the product as much as I thought I would. For higher-end products I usually observe forever before paying for them, and I guess the waiting intensifies the excitement. Also, I need to make special trips to for example a MAC store, whereas going to the drugstore could be an everyday thing, and that makes an “event” out of it.

  13. artemis

    if it’s a bad one, very lil….
    if it’s rlly good and flattering, i’ll use it all the time :)))

  14. I’d say it varies depending on how well the product works ( nothing Iike disappointing performance to take the thrill out of a new find) and how many other products I buy with it.

  15. Joan

    If the item is something that I coveted and waited a long time to purchase my excitement is sustained, particularly if the product lives up to the hype and my expectations. Nothing replaces the excitement of the instant gratification that I get with something as small as a new lipstick or eye shadow. It’s just unadulterated bliss–even though short-lived.

    While recently reorganizing and labeling my lipsticks that I store by color family, I came across one that was new and never used. It was as if I had just purchased it. Sadly I was all too thrilled. Might a 12-step program be in order?

  16. Yumi

    i have no idea! i never really thought about it XD

  17. Liz

    It depends on the product! If it’s something that I’ve been wanting for a while, and it turns out to be really nice, then the excitement stays for quite a while, :). Price is indirectly related, I suppose – the more expensive the product, the longer I’ve been hesitating on whether or not to splurge – so when I do end up buying it, the wait makes a difference.

  18. Gina

    It lasts until I look at my bank account! Hah!

  19. It usually depends upon the products and collections. I know that
    now all the holiday collections are coming out and I am like a kid
    in the candy store. With all these limited editions like Mac, D & G,
    Armani, etc I usually end up buying two of each and then in a few weeks
    I sorry that I spent the money and one goes back to the store. I always
    get excited about new shadows and blushes.

  20. grace

    not very long. i wish i could be satisfied for longer. but it does depends on what it is. usually if a good bargin then i will actually be more excited than if it were costing more(e.g high end)

  21. jackie

    A few days or so…It depends on the product and how much or how long I wanted it before I finally bought it or received it. If it’s something I’ve really been wanting for a while, it takes a little longer for the excitement to wear off.

  22. Cat

    Like some other comments have said, I would say it depends on how long I’ve waited to have it and how many times I’ve almost bought it and how amazing it ends up being in the end! I tend to stay happy about new purchases for a long time though 😛

  23. Veronica

    Generally, if it’s something I really wanted, the excitement doesn’t so much fade as slowly transition into a contentment with the overall product. The exciteable “new” feeling, however, tends to wear off the first time I use it. This goes double for the major palette I own, especially the ones with expensive packaging. Some of them are quite pretty, so I like admiring them for a few days before giving them some wear and tear. (The Naked palette was a big one for me. So chic and sleek!)

  24. amanda

    like, half an hour.. lol. im BAD

  25. Alexandra

    After first use. Sometimes, I forget I have it and when I discover it in my collection, I get excited all over again….until I put it on

  26. Stephanie

    Usually after the first time I use it i’m already over it.

  27. Alison

    I think it depends how effective and wearable it is!

  28. For me, it depends on its availability. I know that I was just beaming after I bought the Lightscapade MSF because it hadn’t been out in years. But if it’s a permanent product that I got and was excited to try, it doesn’t last as long.

  29. Meg

    depends on product (I’m still excited for my naked palette… and everytime I see my collection I get more excited about all the products I own)

  30. Nina Van Jacob

    I takes about a month for a lipstick. Otherwise about two weeks.