Anyone for a Gleekover?

Posted by Lipglossiping On October - 6 - 2010

Strictly Come Dancing on Stars with Ice Factors in the Jungle makeup I can handle.  Especially when I got the opportunity to play and wasn’t completely horrified by the actual quality.  Plus they’d made the most of all the sequins, glitterballs, cutely packaged bits and bobs… it has that tack-tastic quality that you want from a Strictly Come Dancing makeup line.

This?

I’m not so sure.

[stextbox id="custom" caption="They Say" ccolor="ffffff" bcolor="b0c4de" bgcolor="e6e6fa" cbgcolor="b0c4de"]Become the ultimate diva with this new show-stopping collection of Glee inspired cosmetics. The dazzling selection of nail colours, eye shadows, lip glosses and lip balms offers Glee fans the chance to create their own personal ‘Gleekover’.[/stextbox]

I’ll be honest… I’ve never watched Glee, but surely if you were going to capitalise on the whole Glee phenomena with a little sideline in makeup… you could put a bit more effort into it?

Picture the scene (and bear in mind I have no actual idea how this works.)   So… we’re in the Superdrug/Glee/Wholesale Cosmetics people’s boardroom.  Eating doughnuts… probably.

“Hey guyyyyyys!  How about some Glee Makeup for Christmas?!”

*audible gasp*

“Ah-mazing!”

“But how can we make it Glee makeup as opposed to any old generic cheap crap makeup?  We don’t want our customers to think that we’re taking advantage of an opportunity without putting any real thought into it.”

“Let’s stick some Glee stickers on it!”

*audible gasp*

“Genius! – If it’s good enough for MACs latest collection… it’s good enough for us.”

At least MAC’s stickers were printed in more than one colour.  Cheapskates.  How in the hell is this Glee-inspired makeup?  Once your Gleeky consumer has torn away the cardboard packaging… don’t you think they may be just a teeny bit disappointed with what’s left in the way of Glee-spiration? (ok, I’m stopping with the quips now).

You can go buy your *cough* Glee-inspired makeup which includes *cough* BeautyUK-esque eyeshadow palettes instore at Superdrug now.  With prices starting at £3, I’m not saying they won’t make excellent stocking fillers… but if I find one in mine?  Mr. L won’t have much to be “Gleeful” about.


19 Responses to “Anyone for a Gleekover?”

  1. karleigh says:

    Not impressed, that eyeshadow palette looks like a pound shop pait by numbers set =0/

    My lil cousins is Glee mad but I think she would turn her nose up at these and she’s only 11 lol

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  2. Julia says:

    OH MY WOW…I WAAAAAANNNNT!!!!!! Whee happiness in a photo!

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  3. Julia says:

    Meaning, I want because of that bright color selection, i mean…glee is just on the packaging really…

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  4. Jennifer says:

    Ahh I think this is more for kids really isn’t it? I could imagine my little 6 year old cousin playing with it.

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  5. Pandora says:

    Yes, it looks like makeup for kids… like those Hannah Montana or Barbie makeup kits.
    I’m going to wait until someone swatches them and comments on the quality.

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  6. I agree that it’s probably for kids… but shouldn’t that mean they need to work HARDER on making it appealing in a GLEE kinda way?

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  7. Haha, those look ridiculous. I mean, yeah, probably great to get some cash, but nothing that I’d be interested in getting, though let’s face it, it’s quite hard for me to get anything that’s sold in Superdrug!

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  8. Meeta says:

    This makes me laugh. I love Glee but agree hardly any thought has gone into this. It would have been good to focus on individuals makeup style in the show and create a set for each character like Quinn which for instance could have a good neutral eye palette, some outer corner lash extensions, and a natural glossy lip product.

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    • Mercee says:

      I think the initial ideas meeting at Superdrug would have gone a better route if you were there with your ideas, Meeta…

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  9. redtiger21 says:

    I agree, the packaging is poor. I’d be interested to know what the quality’s like, but I don’t have high hopes. I do like the look of the plummy- brown eyeshadow on the far left of the top row though!

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  10. Mercee says:

    Seriously?!? It looks like one of those powder paint pallettes you get for free with the colouring books for kids.

    Cheap much??

    I don’t think of make-up when I think of Glee. They were better off doing something like a karaoke machine with those stickers on it and selling it in Argos…

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  11. I agree, this is just all about the (poor) packaging. I watch Glee but I wouldn’t associate it with great make-up, or make-up at all really.

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  12. Louise says:

    This make-up looks shite-tastic.. white plastic? Classy touch ;)
    The packaging has nothing to do with Glee except the word ‘Glee’!
    Primark make-up is so much better, in fact, Primark’s make-up packaging is actually great!

    This lot looks like a pile of poop.

    x

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  13. megdalena says:

    This is pretty funny. Because the brand Urban Decay has been spotted more than once being used by various characters on the show. If anyone wants Glee inspired makeup, than they should buy Urban Decay.

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  14. Sarah says:

    my dad loves Glee, in-fact he loves it so much – he would probably buy these for himself.

    (and my dad is straight and happily married) lol xxxx

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  15. Ann says:

    All I can think is that “Gleek” is the word for when a thin squirt of saliva totally randomly shoots out of your mouth, like when you’re yawning.
    Here: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=gleek
    Except they keep implying that it’s intentional, and I’ve never known anyone who can do it on purpose, but it happens to almost everyone once in a while totally at random.

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  16. This is just goddamn embarrassing :|

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  17. gleeekforlife! says:

    Omg, people.. who cares! It’s called merchandise.. if you dont like glee then see that red button that has an x through it, USE IT. seriously go get a life and stop downing on it..

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