What was the last hyped up product that didn’t work out for you?

I don’t know if it’s appropriate to say it’s “hyped up” so much as maybe… highly anticipated? buzzed about? but I don’t know that the consensus was that the quality itself was amazing… but Naked Petite Heat comes to mind. I thought it would be better than it actually was (even though it wasn’t bad).

— Christine
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Whatever the most recent ABH palette is (and the previous one as well – the renamed “Substandard” one!). I missed out on Self-Made a few years ago, Modern Renaissance is 100% NOT for me but I really love the Mario palette and I’d love for another one to come along that both appeals to me personally and is good quality.

Can’t remember the last time I bought something that was “hyped.” I guess I’d say ColourPop Super Shock Shadows. Not that they aren’t good products, they just didn’t end up something I used often. Their highlighters I have really liked and take with me on trips all the time.

Estee Lauder Double Wear, UD Primer Potion, Original Beauty Blender, Viseart shadows. I expected better given all the raving but I just feel meh about them and prefer other stuff. None are bad per se but not extraordinary either.

CORSX Blackhead Power Cream.

Makes my skin outrageously soft but that’s about it. Had no effect on pigmentation or sebaceous filaments or redness.

Well, the blue purple Denona palette always stands out. Too few purples, a whole lot of brown, and the blues need to be worn with other palettes to be used. Also a lot of the product fades or falls out really fast. Looking at the Blue in the Tropic Palette is probably reminding of the Blurple– and I just can’t buy it as a result.

Alison I returned Natasha Denona’s 28 pan blue/purple palette because it faded on me no manner what primer I used. I’m also skipping the Blue Tropic palette. Her 5 pan blue shadow palettes are great.

Anticipation:
* MAC Selena collection – to be fair, there wasn’t a promise of anything groundbreaking or revolutionary, but at the end of the day it was just color. The attachment and nostalgia were HUGE.

Hype:
* ColourPop SS eyeshadows – they either wore like iron (not in the good way) or creased on me. Great colors and finishes.
* UD Primer Potion – worked well until about the 4 hour mark; made my lids oily and my eyeshadow always creased when I used this.
* Beauty blender – I feel like it makes everything too sheer and it minimized coverage. I don’t need the coverage, but to me it seems like a lot of product gets absorbed so you have to use more than you normally would if you just used your fingers. And I felt like I had to wash it after each use.

I would have to say the ABH Subculture palette. I didn’t end up purchasing it but after seeing so many videos and reviews that were terrible and after the brand response I was very disappointed. I did check it out several times in store and played with it at Ulta but in the end decided I wasn’t talented enough to make it work for me. In my memory it was the first major miss for ABH and unfortunately it has colored my impression of them. In the past I would pretty much buy whatever they produced that I thought I would like and I would purchase without review or personally checking it out. Now, I wait to read reviews for this brand and have passed on anything that doesn’t review well. Overall, I think they are still more reliable than most but my perception of them has changed.

I rarely use my ABH Modern Renaissance palette because I find the texture of the eyeshadows to be too difficult to work with. I was also disappointed by both KVD Lock-It and MAC Pro Longwear Waterproof foundations.

Two things pop in to my recent memory for hyped or much recommended products that let me down personally:

1.) Nyx Angel Veil Primer. So many claimed it to be a dead-on dupe for Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer. NOPE. Not even close. With the exception that both are mineral based and that both have a white, silky feeling look and feel, nothing else. Angel Veil does NOT blur my pores or smooth out the texture of my skin, whereas Hourglass MV truly does!

2.) KVD ELL’s. I don’t *hate* them, but I wouldn’t say that they’re the most comfortable long lasting lipstick I ever wore, either. The 90’s Revlon Colorstay Lipsticks felt better, and wore down more evenly. I hope they get brought back with everything else floating around out here that’s 90’s inspired!

The Colourpop Yes Please! palette. I think it’s a great price and a good product but honestly I’m get way more use out of Karruche’s Fem Rosa She palette and the Kathleen Lights collab with Colourpop palettes. Maybe it’s because I already had purchased the Natasha Denona Sunset Palette first and really loved it.I don’t hate it I just mean in the sense that it was over hyped and lots of people were making videos on YouTube saying they liked It better than the Sunset Palette and that wasn’t my personal experience. I really dislike the Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Concealer as an under eye concealer. It made my under eyes look so dry when I baked with it. I was about to return it when I saw Nikkietutorials using it as an eyeshadow base so I’ve been experimenting with it as an eyeshadow primer and using it to carve it my brows since I got it for such a steal during the Ulta 20% off sale.

I want to answer this, but I’m not sure I can. I don’t watch youtube gurus, have never been on Twitter or Tumblr, don’t read magazines, and the only beauty blog I follow is this one, so I’m not entirely sure what I have that was hyped and what wasn’t. I know there’s sometimes a lot of buzz here about certain things, but I don’t know how localized that is.

Were the Anastasia matte bullet lipsticks hyped? I have some of those and I’m underwhelmed by the texture. I still wear them, but they’re not the first thing I reach for on a whim.

I tend to not go in for things that get super hyped, less frustration and disappointment that way. I think GlamGlow is overhyped for the result and the price. I tried it a few times, but there are better clay masks out there that aren’t nearly so drying. I also didn’t find ABH worth the hype in the end; I don’t dislike the shadows, but I didn’t think they were amazing by any means and very powdery. Anything by Benefit would also fall into this category. I’m sure there are others I’ve tried but they’re not memorable enough to have left an impression.

The only thing that comes to my mind that has been hyped is sheet masks. I don’t like them at all, they don’t fit properly, slide off my face, are cold and I would rather put any other kind of mask on my face and peel or wash them off and get a much better result from them. I don’t understand the attraction or if I am somehow missing something but I am happy without them. and I have never had any miraculous results from any of the ones I have tried.

Catrice’s Glamoflage concealer-much hyped by YouTubers- split, creased, and disappeared on my dry skin within 2 hrs

SKII skincare- I still can’t believe Lisa Eldridge uses this stuff, did nothing except dry my skin a little

Maybelline Baby Lips- no 8 hr hydration as promised, just a glossy look for about 15 minutes

Not the most recent, but the most hyped was the Urban Decay Smoky palette. I find it chalky, hard to blend, and just a complete flop for me. I make better smokey looks with Naked 1 and 2!

Tarte Shape Tape. It makes my under-eye area look like the Sahara Desert. It settles into wrinkles and lines I didn’t even know I had.

I found this to be true of Shape Tape when I used it as the YouTubers do, with the huge triangles. I have also never used a concealer that didn’t age me. But…Shape Tape in very small amounts, like 2-3 dots under each eye from the tip of the wand, is the only thing I’ve ever put under my eyes that does not make them look worse than no concealer at all. Have you tried modifying the way you use it? If you’re not super-young, a little goes a looooong way.

Laneige lip mask has been getting lots of buzz and testimonials, but on me it actually made cracking and peeling much worse. So I guess it comes down to individual chemistry.

Too Faced White Chocolate Palette. I was looking forward to it, but the crappy reviews prompted me to swatch it in-store. It was abysmal, and it’s the first full-sized chocolate palette I didn’t buy.

I was completely let down by Urban Decay’s Backtalk palette. It looked a lot like my beloved Naked 3 rosy pink and mauve eye shadows . I loved the idea of matching blushes in the palette and was counting down the days to buy it. The pigmentation was terrible and I couldn’t keep the colors on my face longer than 2 hours at most. Sadly returned.

Both Naked Heat (the big one) and Tartelette Toasted. Naked Heat was merely underwhelming, but Toasted was actually disappointing. Toasted looks so pretty in the palette, but the quality is sh*t. They don’t last at all on the eyes, and I used both a primer and setting spray. Glad I have 12 great shades that DON”T actually show up on my eyes.

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