Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Temptalia Asks You

What was the last product you bought because of the hype? Was it worth it?
Temptalia's AnswerI want to say it was the Laura Mercier Artist’s palette… I bought that due to so many reader requests! It was a nice palette, so yes!

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122 thoughts on “What was the last product you bought because of the hype?

  1. I don’t usually fall for hype, but I did fall for the hype of Nars Orgasm, because I absolutely love it!

  2. Brandi

    Naked 3, I kept hearing all the hype about it in general from beauty bloggers but also in general about the naked palettes, but I think naked 3 was def worth the hype in my opinion!

  3. xamyx

    Naked 3; while it’s a great palette, and every shade is gorgeous, it’s really not one I feel I’ll be turning to very often… it’s starting to grow on me, but there are a few shadea in there that I feel break from the overall cohesion.

  4. julied

    MAC Stereo Rose MSF. I don’t know if it was the last hyped up product I bought (it was a few years ago) but it’s one that sticks out in my mind….so not my pink, and sparkly…regret buying that.

  5. For me, it was the Urban Decay Revolution lipsticks.
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  6. Staci

    The Maybelline BabySkin. Everyone was waiting for it to come to the states and it was ok but I prefer my Porefessional

  7. Urban Decay “Vice” palette and “Anarchy” face case. I love them both!

  8. The Maybelline Colorshow Eyepencils. Most of the shades lack in pigmentation though :(
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  9. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder. MISTAKE
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  10. Glam Glow (super mud) have used it once and it was great and the Ambient lighting powders by Hourglass, which i am really loving! I have also just ordered a Clarisonic, just waiting for it to arrive…

    • You’re going to LOVE the Clarisonic. I actually get excited to wash my face now. I literally rush home just to use it.

      • ahhh ur killing me!! now that is prob one of my next because the hype purchases

        • The only thing that makes me like… 99% satisfied vs 100% with my Mia 2 is that you only have the one wash timer… If my Mia 2 dies and I have to buy a new one, I’d think about getting the plus or aria so I could choose a longer wash cycle for those days I need a good scrub.

  11. Maggie

    L’oreal Butterfly Mascara and It Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye Concealer. The concealer is amazing–I can see why it’s so popular! Not sure about the mascara–will be trying it out over the weekend.

  12. The Chanel cream blush in Affinite. It was definitely worth it – I love that blush! Iwish I could get more of them, actually, but my wallet doesn’t quite stretch to ‘collecting’ Chanel 😉

  13. Viva glam Nicki 2. Ewe ewe ewe on my nw20 skin.

  14. Milani Dolce Pink: I feel rather meh about this blush. It works and is a nice product but it’s just nothing special. It also can make me look sunburned very easily.

    UD Naked 3: I love some of the shades, but Dust is absolutely unusable except for collecting, well…dust…
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  15. ShannonE


    Naked 3.

  16. Astrild

    A YSL Rouge Velupté lisptick. Love the formula and it’s a gorgeous shade so, for me, it was definately worth the hype.

  17. Sarah

    Purity Face wash… and its good!

  18. Gabby

    Anastasia Dipbrow pomade…..not at fan at all. It smudges on me and doesn’t last long. Def. bought it because of all the hype it was receiving and I regret it…

  19. The Urban Decay primer potion. It does make my eyeshadows last up to 7 hours (I have quite oily eyelids), but I really don’t like the texture of it. I find that it can make some of my eyeshadows look really patchy. I really want to try the NARS primer.

    • Before you shell out a ton of money, try the NYX HD primer. It’s in a little black tube, not the one in a pot. I find it very comparable to Lorac’s primer and NARS’ primer for weartime and it’s just a fraction of the cost.
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    • Veronica

      I have oily, hooded lids, and I’m throwing my vote in for the NARS. It’s an expensive primer, but it’s the only one I’ve used that makes my eyeshadow wear like iron. It earns the price tag, IMHO.

      • xamyx

        Kat von D has a great primer. My lids aren’t oily, but I find it to be a bit drying. If you can, pick up a sample at Sephora, as well as LORAC Behind The Scenes primer (both come in tubes, so making samples should be no problem).

  20. GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment. It’s nice but WAY too over priced.

  21. Jennifer

    Urban decay vice 2. I almost missed vice 1 so I bought vice 2 the day it came out. I like it, but there are a lot of dark colors.

  22. fabiola

    Urban decay naked 3, and MAC heroin lipstick.

  23. Inglot shadow palette and YSL Volupte shine lipstick. Love both!!!! And inglot lipstick, its nice, but not my HG or anything.

  24. Raquel

    The naked3, although it wasnt an impulsive buy. I had seen reviews and swatches of it before its arrive to the store and found it more beautiful than the others. Since it was my first naked, i dont consider i bought it because of the hype itself but was a hype product for sure!

  25. So many things but mostly it is based on your reviews so I am not complaing :)

    But honestly I wasn’t planning for naked 3 but I picked it up :) due to hype

  26. I always try to sample a hyped product– most are not purchased. Do love & have used for 7 yrs. Donna Karan’s Cashmere Mist deodorant. Also, love UD P. Potion.

  27. Woodwinked by mac, definitely did not live up to all the recommendations and had been left untouched at the back of my drawer for a month!

    • This surprises me! I personally love Woodwinked. I find it’s easy to pop on & blend – looks like you’ve put a lot more effort into your shadow than you actually did! Do you find it’s the color or consistency you don’t like about it?

  28. KaseyCannuck

    Jack Black lip balm. Totally worth it!

  29. grlnxdor

    MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Fairly Precious. These highlighters usually sell out before I can make up my mind. Not this time! I’m so glad I was able to pick this one up. I finally get what all the hype is about that surrounds these products. Amazing!

  30. Emi

    The Hourglass Ambient Lighting in Diffused Light. Still not sure if it was worth it…

  31. Angie B

    Definitely MAC riri holiday collection. I ended up buying some stuff from the collection just because I felt like I was missing something with everybody talking about of it. My pleasure bomb lipstick still untouched though. Lol!

  32. UD Naked3. Can’t say I love it, but I prefer it over the original Naked which is way too warm toned for me. Great value, though, and the quality is okay.

  33. Nikki

    MAC Soft and Gentle. It’s gorgeous, don’t get me wrong, but it’s too sparkly for me for everyday use.

  34. Kat Von D Spellbinding palette testing it out in store sold me one it but I honestly may have missed it if it wasn’t for the hype and comparing it to the Naked 3 and the Too Faced A Few of My Favorite Things Palette.
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  35. alyssa897

    Naked 3 comes to mind. I also picked up a few Revlon Matte and Lacquer balms. Both were totally worth the hype, although I haven’t had a chance to use the Naked 3 much since I’ve been pretty sick. I also picked up that lip gloss you recommended, the Revlon Colorstay Adorned I think it was called? I found it in a little clearance glass bowl at Ulta and I thought “THIS IS FATE!” lol That lipgloss is amazing! I’ve worn it a few times out and bought and had about 6 or 7 people stop me and compliment my lips. I’m gonna pick up a spare tube because I have a feeling that is going to be my new signature color! 😀

    I can also let you know some things I plan on picking up soon that have been really hyped about. The NYX Butter Lipsticks! I really want to get Hunk. :)

  36. julie

    Naked 3. No, not worth it about to return mine. UD shadows are great for the first hour and that’s it. Fades too fast – even with primer + base.

  37. The Naked 3 Palette. I think it was a good investment!

  38. Danielle

    YSL Volupte Sheer Candy Glossy Balm in Cool Guava. Pretty color, but it has an almost a gritty feeling on my lips. In my opinion, if I’m paying that much $ for a lip balm, the texture should be spot on. So needless to say, I don’t reach for it that much. Too bad though, becuase it is a pretty color and I love the smell.

  39. New OCC Liners, Too Faced Chocolate Bar, and sugarpill smitten

  40. kurohana

    i bought WEN and it was so worth it completely changed my hair for the better

    what i really want to buy is the Dior lip balm and Dior Healthy glow blush as well as the nail glow polish

    • Ellen

      The Dior lip glow? I have the original (not the coral) and I LOVE it. It turns a brighter pink on me, but it’s still fairly natural-looking and feels amazing!

  41. Faith

    The Naked 2 palette! But I use it everyday, so I definitely don’t regret the purchase.

  42. Sassa

    Hourglass Ambient Light palette.
    On me, the differences are so minute that it’s not worth the room that it takes up in my makeup drawer.

  43. Me too! – Laura Mercier Artist – and it was worth it. Great palette!

    • Me too! – Laura Mercier Artist – and it was worth it. Great palette! Oh wait, By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Bronze Moon was more recent. Also worth the hype.

  44. Kate

    Hourglass Ambient lighting, got Luminous, love it.

  45. Urban Decay Naked 3. The colors are pretty, but when I apply it, it just looks like a big wash of pink on my eyes! :(

  46. Reehana

    Hourglass ambient palette. Worth every penny! You definitely have to try it to understand the hype.

  47. Guerlain’s Meteorites Pearls primer Les Ors from summer 2013. I’m not sure it’s quite worth the hype ;).

  48. Kat Von D Spellbinding Palette. NEVER REGRETTING IT.
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  49. Sarah M

    Urban Decay Naked 3 eye shadow palette. Great product. :)

  50. Veronica

    The new matte shades from the Kate Moss for Rimmel London line. I was a little leery of using them after seeing your review, but they are actually quite comfortable on. One of the less drying matte lines I’ve tried from the drug store.

  51. Anastasia Beverly Hill’s Catwalk Palette! It didn’t turn out so great as Instagram made it seem.
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  52. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette, Laura Mercier Artist’s Palette, and Urban Decay Naked 3. They’re great products, so no regrets. :)

  53. I’m glad I’m not the only one who succumbed to the NAKED3 hysteria. I tried working with it for a couple of weeks, and ended up returning it. I have eye allergies, and the lighter colors were not flattering on me at all. I liked the darker colors in the palette, but I have several near-dupes, so it just didn’t make sense to keep it.

  54. UD Naked 3! And it was so worth it!

  55. Revlon Matte Balms. Almost every guru on YouTube talks about them so I needed to try it. And I must say that they´re incredible. The pigmentation is awesome! Gorgeous colors, opaque, but doesn´t dry on the lips…very confortable wear. I´m in love!

  56. JJ

    Mac volcanic ash exfoliater and hourglass ambient lighting powder. I like them. Also konjac cleansing sponge but ended up returning because bf made fun of me paying $18 for a piece of styrofoam looking thing. Plus I already own a cleansing device.

  57. Tracy

    Naked 3, Hourglass Ambient palette, GlamGlow mud mask come to mind. All love ! But the last one I bought is YSL Volupte Sheer Candy balm in Papaya. Let’s see how this one goes…

  58. Josie Maran 100% pure argan oil… I went for the smaller bottle of the light formula because the original made me greasy in store and I didn’t wanna spend 60 bucks on something that I don’t know will work for me. I only just started using it, but so far, I’m sold. I use a daily salicylic acid wash with my clarisonic so I get REALLY dry… and 4 drops of this oil 2x daily almost immediately relieved the cracked dry skin around my nose and the scaly patches on my jawline. Once I run out (in like a year) I will definitely be buying the big bottle… unless something drastic happens between now and then.

  59. Lauren

    I bought 3 items in December due to hype basically at the same time: (1) Naked 3, (2) Lorac Pro, and (3) Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder. I like all 3, especially the Hourglass powder.

  60. UD Naked 3. Like many people, haven’t been loving it/using it as much, but hoping I’ll fall in love.

  61. N

    Indeed Labs Hydraluron and yes, oh my gosh yes!

    • I’m on my second tube of Hydraluron and I’m just not sure how I feel about it yet. For some people it seems to make such a huge difference. But I feel like it’s never made that big of a difference for me, even though I use it twice a day. Regardless, I’m still using it :)

  62. Urban Decay Naked 3… and yes, it was worth it.

  63. NARS Taj Mahal…..Don’t get me wrong its gorgeous but for it to work for me, I have to add a matte blush because it highlights my pores so much. I got swept away with the “brown girl staple” and “every woc needs to have it. It’s one of my least used blushes.

    • I’m fairly light-medium for a woc & Taj Mahal has been on my wish list a while! I’m obsessed with blush anyway :) Good tip just in case I get it & it highlights my pores too!

  64. I would say the majority of purchases I make are because of *the hype*. I’m constantly on Temptalia, other beauty blogs & watching YouTube videos so I add a lot of things to wish lists all the time for make-up, skin care and hair products.
    The most recent purchase was the Ciate Mini Mani Month advent calendar (first Ciate polishes for me), I’ve just heard so much about them mostly from British beauty v/bloggers. The advent calendar was on sale on so I figured this was my chance to check out a lot of products from the brand at once :) Haven’t had a chance to play around with them yet so I’m not sure if it was worth the hype!

  65. Pamela

    Meteorites perles

  66. Nicole

    Hourglass ambient palette – wasn’t sure at first but once I learnt how to use it, I can’t live without it!

    NARS one night stand cheek palette – I haven’t even used it, I think I bought it because I liked the packaging of the palette!

  67. julieta

    Mac blush in Well Dressed (girls on youtube use it a lot)
    and chanel vitalumiere aqua
    luckily for me i loved both, so it was good hype (:

  68. I’m really trying to think on this… it was probably the REN Glycol Lactic Mask, which I actually wound up liking.

  69. Guerlain’s Wulong and I’m absolutely in love :D!

  70. Naked 3, which I have barely used, but look forward to using… soon…

    Tarte’s Off the Cuff Blush Palette – this thing is fabulous. One of my best purchases.

    Revlon’s Just Bitten Balm Stains – these are amazing, and coincidentally I have a shade to match each Baby Lips Color balm I own – orange, bright pink, nude pink and cherry red.

  71. Mary

    I recently bought the MAC Matte Candy Yum-Yum lipstick even though it’s been around awhile. I usually am a more neutral color kind of gal. However, the pigmentation on this is great. It is a pretty shade, but really bold neon pink. I love it enough that I will find a way to make it work. Sometimes you just gotta say screw convention, you know? Performance was good too, only needing the slightest of touch up after meals (which is typical for me for anything other than stains). I didn’t find it drying to my lips, though it didn’t offer any moisture. Overall I am quite pleased with this pretty, bold lipstick.

  72. Karen

    Too Face Pretty Rebel and Hourglass Ambient palette were surprisingly worth the hype.

  73. Lori P

    I’m a bit of a palette hoarder so I caved in and got the Naked 3, Too Faced Chocolate Bar and today just received Tarte’s Matte-ficent palette. So far so good on them. I also LOVE the Revlon Matte and Lacquer balms…that hype is definitely worth every penny I spent on them.

  74. Nars Radiant Cream Concealer. Not sure how to feel about it yet.

    • Nicole

      I bought thr Nars Radiant Cream Concealer, too, but I got colormatched to the wrong color. Honey is too orange and dark for me. I am Deauville and Ceylon in Sheer Glow Foundation.

      • LunaNoix

        MUA matched me and I got Custard. I was eyeing Vanilla and she said that it is too pink for me. I told her that I wear Gobi and Deauville and TM in Finland. Custard is too dark! Yes, it is yellow, and I can make it work even with Gobi, but just ordered Vanilla. Okay if you have time to work with it and it will be better for summer. Will see how Vanilla works, or even mix Custard and Vanilla?
        And went for the hype and ordered Narsissist palette, even that it has gotten mixed reviews and I really don’t like pallettes. But there are too many colours like Mekong, Fez etc.that I had to get it.

        • I got Vanilla it is light. I went based on swatches that I saw online. I don’t have the foundations you are mentioning but as reference I am 118 in Mufe, 4-4.5 in Armani, 4N in Lancome Teint Miracle, 52 in Burjuois Healthy Mix Serum. My issue with it is that while it does cover I think I was expecting a more radiant finish as the name suggests. I find it a bit flat. Mind you I have very dark circles so for someone with dark circles not as bad as mine it will work better. Also even though it’s creamy I have dry skin and I need to make sure I really moisturize the area or it will not blend well. I have tried so far applying with fingers and brush. Will try Beauty Blender see how it works.

        • Oh forgot to mention. I really don’t find Vanilla all that pink. I was looking at Custard but knew it was going to be too dark. Vanilla is workable I think on yellower skin tones.

  75. Celine

    Tarte glamazon pure performance 12-hour lipstick in, “Foxy” Was very much worth it, I now want more shades in the collection. Really does stay put, the shade I got has a “wow” factor when you wear it and its not drying.

  76. Limecrime Velvetines the pink velvet.. :) its so pink and yet it looks so classy. Definitely worth the money and wait.

  77. Jan

    Probably the LORAC Pro palette quite awhile back. And I love it.
    Since then, I really think and rethink my purchases.

  78. Amelia

    A Revlon lip butter it was ok… Meh

  79. StrangeOne

    Ben nye banana powder. It wasn’t the miracle worker for skin that looks dull with makeup (I think it’s better for darker skin) but great for under eye application. Most foundations and concealers end up looking ashy and grey over my uncle fester dark circles but this powder looks way better.

    If I’m not wearing makeup I can still lightly pat the powder around my eyes and it gently makes me look less dead.

  80. Naked 3. I don’t know if it was worth it because I haven’t used it yet! 😮

  81. Le Touche Eclat by Yves Saint Laurent. It’s expensive, everyone raves about it, but its way too thick and heavy for my delicate skin :(

  82. MissMagic

    Nars Orgasm and Naked1

  83. Naked 3! I’m happy that I got it on a bit of a sale and I like the shades. I use this palette pretty often. Just being the frugal person I am, I wanted to save more on it.

    And the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette. This was a bigger splurge for me. It’s lovely, but I haven’t been using it enough. Need to learn to use it better & wish my skin was in better condition. T.T