Why I don’t read beauty magazines…

Posted by Lipglossiping On January - 13 - 2010

That is all.


27 Responses to “Why I don’t read beauty magazines…”

  1. Gemma says:

    I remember when I was younger, and had read so much about Great Lash that was complimentary, I asked one of my Canadian cousins to bring me one when they came to visit. So disappointed, worst mascara EVER.

    So glad to have lots of fabulous blogs to give real and accurate reviews that magazine recommendations are no longer needed!

  2. Caz says:

    haha love it – we all know how great roll on foundation is – i wouldnt call it flawless though!

  3. Rhamnousia says:

    I didn’t know that retro had been redefined to mean cheap.

    Btw, hahahahaha@the second one. You poor stripy faced girl.
    x

  4. Sarah x says:

    You mean you don’t like crap mascara and foundation that makes you feel like a mini painter and decorator haha! How shocking!

  5. VexInTheCity says:

    Hahaha! THAT is all.

  6. Sylvie says:

    The first time i saw the roll on foundation, I decided it was aridiculou idea. I mean, who wants to feel like a wall? I spend enough of my time walking into them!
    That said, I have a slightly shameful addiction to reading magazines
    xx

  7. Helen says:

    Hahaha ain’t that the truth. Great Lash is the worst mascara I have ever used. And as for the foundation – noooooo.

  8. Great Lash has been the ‘Best mascara’ since I was a teenager. At least 10 years! Maybelline must be paying a lot of money to get this sort of hype written about such a rubbish product. At the end of the day consumers vote with their wallets and I know I have bought this once. Never again! I much prefer the feedback from real people!

  9. ima tell you product placement pays wonders 😉

    i study magazine publishing. i said nothing, shh!

  10. unetasse says:

    I fell for the Great Lash hype when I was a young and naive 17 year old. It truly is the worst mascara ever.

  11. Catanya says:

    Haha! So fun! L’oreal’s new foundation is not that good…

  12. Jasmine says:

    I caved in and bought the Great Lash Waterproof over there in UK and boy, am I disappointed! It is smudging like there’s no tomorrow on me right now and it is in the name of TRAGEDY that I keep in on!

    OK, removing it now. It looks terrible.

  13. Deb says:

    Paaaaa. When do you think they’ll realise thate everyone is cottoning on?

  14. I totally agree! i don’t have an issue with mass market cosmetics, just crappy ones however much they cost!!

    P.S. What day are you going to IMATS? I’m going the 31st.

  15. ykhang says:

    Absolutely agree! I laughed when I saw that roller foundation paint thing in my magazine.

    Great Lash IS the WORSE mascara ever, I wonder why all these years, it’s still being featured. UGH

  16. Ondine says:

    ha ha – glad I’m not the only one who a)bought great lash and found it to be utter crap and b)thought that foundation looked like something i wouldn’t touch with a barge pole!

  17. desiiGirl87 says:

    lol..good topic to bring up!
    i so know what you mean..!!

  18. Nicole says:

    Am I one of the only people that doesn’t mind GreatLash? o.o
    That foundation however… I don’t even understand it.

  19. Justine says:

    I read Lou Lou which is more of a Canadian shopping magazine… they feature a lot of high end brands, drug store brands, AND Canadian brands which I really appreciate and seem really fair in the reviews I’ve read in the magazine (i.e. their best mascara winner was actually Diorshow or Lancome Oscillation I think…)

    But I do NOT understand how Great Lash continues to win awards. Unless it’s like – people refuse to try other, more expensive mascaras? Because it is pretty much the cheapest one out there.

  20. Anna says:

    Haha, that picture really says it all. The beauty sections in fashion- or womens magazines are the biggest joke ever.

  21. Nia says:

    Haha, completely agree.
    I wonder how many more times we’ll hear ‘you only need a bit of tinted moisturiser, Great Lash and Vaseline to look as beautiful as this model every day’

  22. Redtiger21 says:

    Ermmmm…. i actually like the great lash mascara (hides face in shame)…Seriously, i’ve never had a problem with it, and if i’m too skint to buy Diorshow or 2000 cal then that’s what i’d go for. That foundationg does seem ridiculous though.

  23. Beautywoome says:

    All about advertorial. It’s hard to take editorial outlets seriously when they feature the same things year in and out, regardless of what their readers are telling them. Ad dollars clearly pay more than subscription fees, don’t they?!

  24. Julia Arenas says:

    Hmm I really like L’oreal Telescopic and for some reason Great Lash BIG (that’s the one i tried) works really ok on me. Maybe it’s coz I’m asian and have black lashes to begin with? Or maybe my Lashes aren’t that full to begin with so I don’t get clumpy or anything.

    But shu uemura’s curler helps my lashes “keep up” :) regardless of what Mascara I use. Because of these comments here I want to compare Great Lash to Cover GIrl’s Lash Blast Waterproof and Maybelline’s Colossal (yellow) Waterproof…

  25. Miss says:

    Redtiger21 I totally agree with you Great Lash is good. I mean you can’t expect it to be perfect for the cheap price. But i have to admit the foundation makes me squirm.

  26. Rowena says:

    What are you talking about? Roll on foundation is the best!

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