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Makeup Reviews …The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Makeup reviews : The Good,The Bad and the Ugly

A few months ago, I fell off my chair when I read Stashy’s (Stash Matters) anticipated review of Becca’s Ombre Rouge eyeshadow palette. Truth be told, I kept telling poor Stashy over and over again that she would 100% love this palette, that the shades were unique, the packaging was sleek, etc… In summary, she just needed it, “period”!!! My passion for this palette made me shout my love from rooftops, telling the world repeatedly about this perfect product and then, there it was, her critique! Maybe I rather should say « Judgement Day », because in her own word, this perfect palette is a mere 4/10 !!! Say what???

Note: You can read my review on the Ombre Rouge palette HERE


This post is not about Becca’s Ombre Rouge but more on different points of views in the makeup world and how to interpret reviews on a specific product. I was telling Stashy that someone who is interested in buying this specific palette would be really confused after only reading our two evaluations, and with good reasons… To make matters worse, I think that we are both very credible and honest in our criticism since we are NOT sponsored (something, I wish I would though after my last post!) and we did buy this particular item with our own money … so we speak the truth, with no hidden agenda. Furthermore, Stash and I have about the same substantial collection and we like to think that we know our stuff (in the beauty department, anyway!).

So, this discrepancy got me thinking: what should I add to my reviews so girls (or boys) all over the world would better interpret my assessments. Maybe by adding other palettes that I love to compare would be a good start! For example, if you hate KVD Shade + Light palette while I praised this palette, you would know that we may have different tastes! In each review, I always try to define my skin type or add other informations that could be really important to give my readers every possible reasons to love/hate the featured product; maybe I should add more… I could add what am I looking for in a specific product? When do I use it?


Another point that got me thinking was, should I write about products that didn’t work for me? When I first started blogging, I was really harsh towards some products, and I remembered someone telling me that the product I crushed was her Holy Grail concealer. I felt really bad about my critique and tried to find some positive about it. The reality is that I don’t like everything!  Even though it’s always heartbreaking to write bad reviews, maybe I should write about these too! Sometimes you learn more from bad experiences… For example, last year I bought Too Faced Born This Way foundation, raved by everyone and their mothers, and for me, it’s by far the worst foundation I ever used. It would have been a 1/10, 1 being for the shade alone!!!

So again, what about the reviews that we read? How much are they crucial in our decision to buy a product or not? I would like to say that I’m not influenced by them, but I’m guilty of wanting a lot of products that my fav Blogger/YouTuber are reviewing and loving! To be honest, when I really want a product, I tend to read only good reviews!!! So, it’s the chicken or the egg dilemma….

I want to hear your thoughts on this one

Note: Stashy and I, are really good friends… This was not towards her in anyway!!!

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DISCLAIMER: This is not sponsored. Although some items may have been sent as pr, I am under no obligation to review them. Most items I discuss are purchased by me. All opinions expressed are my own and not edited by any companies mentioned.

15 thoughts on “Makeup Reviews …The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

  1. I usually only purchase something when I have at least 5-10 blogs and/or YouTubers that I follow and love giving it a thumbs up. My impulse purchases are only ever stuff from the drugstore or the dollar store! 😛 😛 😛 #cheapskate 😛

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  2. I like to hear about products bloggers like and products they don’t. I don’t let someone’s opinion completely influence my decision, I like to research and see what people have to say but I make up my own mind. Whatever you choose to talk about, as long as you know you’re being honest that’s all you can do. You’re not trying to appeal to people because everyone else is. Just do you!

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  3. Great post. And i agree, people have different opinions on products and their own experiences. But there’s wrong with viewing your honest opinion on a product whether its good or bad. Criticism is good.

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  4. Great post! While we differ on the Becca Ombre Rouge palette, we’re very much aligned on the Becca Under Eye Corrector! And I’m planning on getting the KVD palette too… not simply because of your review, but due to so many other raves on it.
    I think it’s only fair to provide both sides of the coin – no matter if the review if good or bad, justify it, and back up why you didn’t like it. I know that I have specific things I look for in a particular product that might not be at all a factor for other people (like, do people even care where their products are made? But I take note). And I think the more we do voice some negative reviews, maybe that will balance out all the raves out there – I tend to think bloggers might not want to piss off some brands for fear. That’s why I really like Temptalia – she speaks her mind and yet she is still sent products.

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    1. You have totally influenced me because now I always look where a product is made, and I avoid China like the plague !!!
      When Temptalia first started she was almost alone to do makeup reviews, so she got most of the views … If she would start in 2016, first she wouldn’t be as popular (the beauty industry is saturated) and she would have to kiss a LOT of butts! Her notoriety makes her speaks her mind and kudos to her!
      Honestly if MAC 🙏🏼😘💗would send me a ton of products, I wouldn’t like to piss then off either… at first! 😉😜


  5. I think that it is great that we don’t all love the same products. By explaining / defining why you like or dislike a product it helps others decide if they are willing to take a chance on a product or skip it entirely. For example – the Becca Under Eye Corrector that both you and Stashy reviewed – I wouldn’t have even considered trying it if I hadn’t read both of your reviews, and I’m so glad that I tried it!

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