Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Why So Serious(ly Expensive)?

As a beauty blogger, I try to test out products from all different price levels. One week I'll review a $24 lipstick and the next I'll sing the praises of a $4 mascara. I am not a beauty snob...well...not really any way!

For whatever reason, there are a few products I refuse to try, simply because I think that cost too much. Here's my off limits list:
  • Anything from Fusion Beauty. Their lip products are supposed to plump your lips and make them look good. They supposedly blend together the latest, greatest technologies and breakthroughs to make amazing products. But lip gloss for $49 a tube? No thanks! I actually tried a sample of LipFusion and was not overly impressed. I think Maybelline Volume XL Lip Seduction gave me better results, more color options, and left far more money in my wallet.
  • GoSMILE Products. I got a sample of GoSMILE's whitening ampules earlier this year and was very impressed with the results I experienced. However, I haven't bought anything from GoSMILE because I just can't find it in my to cough up the $90 for their teeth whitening system. Maybe I'm just being cheap. Who knows!
  • StriVectin. Apparently StriVectin products can turn back the hands of time, reducing wrinkles and building up collagen. I will never know what StriVectin can do because I refuse to pay $135 to find out. I think I'll just stick with my Olay products!
Those items are my three "too expensive to review" products. However, my opinion can be changed. If you have tried any of these products, leave me a comment and let me know what your thoughts are. What products are you too cheap to try? I'd love to hear your thoughts on this!


Smirking Cat said...

Perfume is the only beauty item I'm really willing to splurge on, if it's long-lasting and smells divine (like Coco Chanel Mademoiselle). No lipstick or lipgloss is worth more than $20, and even that is pushing it. I have tried higher-priced items, and the results were not that impressive to justify the price tag. I think a lot of women like the prestige, same as designer clothes or handbags. "I spent a lot of money on this because I can".

Brooke said...

Although I am guilty of impulse buying at times when it comes to makeup, I generally do not go over $20 on any beauty product other than my MAC foundation (unless I have a gift certificate :) ).
I received a sample of the Fusion lip plumping gloss at Sephora. The only results I noticed was a bit of tingling and it turn my lips a bit darker shade of pink - which I'm not sure if that was a good thing or a bad thing since the gloss was clear. In its defense, my lips are naturally a bit plump, but overall, definately not worth the $$$.

Lori said...

I have to agree. I'm not going to pay extra for a product just because it promises some temporary benefit. I want to try La Mer facial creme so badly, but lord, I'm not paying $130 an ounce for it! I'll slog on paying $35 for my Benefit Dear John cream or better yet, I'll pay $12 for Aveeno.

Kyl said...

Couldn't agree more! I tried a teeny, tiny tube of the lemonade GoSmile toothpaste once ($5!) to cheer myself up. I loved it, but I can't bring myself to get any more. Fusion Beauty is ridiculous.