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Mar 16, 2009

Musings of the Day: Sooooooooooo Overrated!

My Musings of the Day was brought on suddenly after watching a video from FloridaSweety on youTube.

Please tell me you subscribe to her videos? No? Check it below and you'll totally understand my obsession.


Is she hysterical or what? I absolutely adore how she starts out on one topic and starts flying off the handle from topic to topic. Absolutely adored when she stops mid sentence because her cell phone starts to ring and she goes off on a tangent about how she won't pick it up.

Lord...youTube is the best.

Anyway.

The moral of the story is FloridaSweety was saying how overrated MAC is and I was wondering what brand or brands do you think are terribly overrated?

Click below for my answer!


Ok, I probably have a few answers for this. Let's see. I think NYX is big time overrated. They have alot of great stuff but the raves about how comparable they are to MAC...ummm overrated! One such example would be everyone comparing NYX shadows to MAC ummm again no I don't think. Very nice shadows but not as good as MAC in my humblest.

It's Monday so my brain is slow today and I'm only coming up with the one brand...so throw some my way!

Which brand or brands are completely overrated?

Tell the Muse!

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30 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

CHANEL!!! SOOOOOOO OVERRATED!!!

March 16, 2009 at 10:19 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

really anonymous!?

which products? Share :-D

March 16, 2009 at 10:21 AM  
Blogger jkim said...

that gal is SO hilarious! i especially loved the sequel, "pig of a waiter," with a special cameo of her cat.

i have to say, though, mac foundation is not my favorite. most of the formulations make me break out. in terms of overrated, i would have to choose clinique skin care. people always sing its praises, but i feel like it's no better than drugstore skin care products. especially the "dramatically different" lotion - i might as well slather some crisco on my face.

March 16, 2009 at 10:30 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

jean is so funny or what? I feel like I'm sitting across from her having a conversation and a cuppa tea only she won't let me get a word in edge wise!

LMAO!

the pig of a waiter was TOO FUNNY!

I really am not a big mac foundation user at all...but did like the sculpt! But clinique I never tried for base products before.

March 16, 2009 at 10:35 AM  
Anonymous Anastasia said...

I think that MAC is overrated in certain areas (foundation particularly - there are brands that do just as good, if not better, of a job and they don't break people out like crazy). I also think that Maybelline mascara is ridiculously overrated. It always makes the cult faves list and I've never been able to understand why.

As to NYX, I happen to be a NYX fan, but again, only for certain products. I think they're a pretty high quality drugstore type choice for eyeshadow colors that I may only use a few times and don't want to drop a lot of money on. And they have some colors that I think are absolutely beautiful that I haven't been able to find anything similar to in other lines (most notably Africa and Salmon).

You were also asking about the CS palettes. I think they're pretty good quality for the amount you're paying (and I like that I usually get some colors that I may not have purchased individually, but along those same lines there's always a few colors I'm way disappointed in). However, shipping is sloooow and customer service isn't great. I think that if there's one you have your eye on, you probably won't be disappointed but it's also not going to become your new favorite thing.

March 16, 2009 at 11:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OH my god, I'm dying... she's hysterical. I think your husband is telling you you look good all the time to shut you up! LOL

March 16, 2009 at 11:46 AM  
Anonymous Fabiola said...

LOL, I love the video! I particularly like the bit where she says she goes running around the house to see how her face looks with different lighting. It's great that in this foundation review of hers, I've found out she has an attentive husband, is 50 years old, and had a bad experience with a waiter, hahaha.

I can't really think of any brands that I find overrated, though. I don't wear make up that often, so I'm quite easily pleased.

March 16, 2009 at 11:49 AM  
Blogger Emma said...

Hahha she is mad!! Umm not sure about her makeup though.

March 16, 2009 at 12:07 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi Anastasia!

Agreed. I'm not a mac foundation user but I hear so many raves and I'm positive it's prob all hype :)

Agreed on the hype of Maybelline...that one puzzles me :)

I couldn't agree more about NYX they have great quality items but I personally wouldn't compare them to mac :)
I always see those CS palettes all over ebay and I wonder how safe it is for my eyes...as it's made go knows where and with god knows what..but I can't help but lem them :-D

March 16, 2009 at 12:12 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi Anonymous!

Isn't she? I'm obsessed with watching her vids!

LOL her husband sounds like a doll though :-D

March 16, 2009 at 12:13 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi Fabiola!

LOL but isn't she so right?! Damn good advice to run around and look in several mirrors lol I know I'm known for looking fab in the bathroom vanity mirror and go into my bedroom and my makeup looks ghastly lol!

Watch more of her vids you'll find out HEAPS more about her life LMAO!

she's like my best friend and we never even met LOL

March 16, 2009 at 12:14 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey emma!

lol she's fun :-D I think she looks pretty lovely for 50 year's old and her makeup is quite nice! hell I hope I look as lovely at her age and with as much good energy !

March 16, 2009 at 12:14 PM  
Blogger Robyn @ Purely Cosmetics said...

I just want to know what the waiter did! OMG, she's sooo funny! I'm not going to comment on what I think is over-rated; I'm obviously biased. Though I still think MAC should've made the Hello Kitty edition for the Suri set :)

March 16, 2009 at 12:17 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey robyn!

Isn't she brilliant? watch the video labeled "waiter is a pig" she'll give the whole story LMAO!

LOL it's a coming I'm sure! Suri for MAC! LMAO

March 16, 2009 at 12:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do like MAC lipstick quite a bit. Eyeshadows don't last though, although I bought the My Date's My Brother blue eyeshadow a few years ago when I was single just for the name--because my brother always was my date then, LOL! I would say Lancome is a bit overrated and overpriced. Also I was VERY disappointed with Patricia Wexler's skin care line--very pricey and it DID NOT work on my skin at all, in fact it made things worse.

March 16, 2009 at 2:56 PM  
Blogger LostinBubbles said...

okay...that was hard to watch honestly. She's a complete spaznoid...bouncing from cell phone to lighting to that damn waiter who was a PIG! (I guess she doesn't know what hotel cleaning ladies do to your toothbrush when your gone, lol.)

Clinique makes me look ashy and old, but I'm not going to say it's overrated because there are so many that love it. It's just not for my skin. Seems to me it's all about endorsements.

Kind of like Clarisonic Brush...started out under $100 several years ago when it first came out...Oprah mentions it as a favorite and WHOOSH! Prices skyrocket, not because it's a fantastic product, but because of the endorsement. Some love it and swear by it, others think it's slowly ripping the flesh off their face.

Then there's products like La Mer - $230 for 2oz of moisturizer. Who in their right mind pays for crap like that!!!! - probably those that believe it will make their skin look like a child's again. And hell, it may actually do that.

Different products work differently for different people. That's that~

March 16, 2009 at 3:09 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi anonymous!

aww that's a cute story about your brother :)

oh yes can't agree more on PW skin care ew ew ew! Horrible stuff!

Lancome makeup wise I like skincare not so much!

I hear you on PW...absolutely crap!

March 16, 2009 at 4:18 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi LostinBubbles!

Aw I think she's quite cute :-D

Clinique I've never indulged in a whole lot so I can't say too much :-D

phew clarisonic is WAY overrated for me..piece of crap imho!

LOL if I had the cash I'd so splurge on La Mer...the eye balm is to die for...seriously awesome stuff!

True different products def work for different people :-D This was just a fun little Musings of the Day nothing too dramatic hehe!

March 16, 2009 at 4:20 PM  
Blogger Never too much said...

honestly...i know everyone is going to hate me for this but I think mac is OVERRATED! honestly it's like everywhere you turn people are talking about it..mac is not the only cosmetics line out there you know..lol

March 16, 2009 at 7:32 PM  
Blogger P-ham said...

wow. i subscribed immediately! she is wonderful!!

March 16, 2009 at 10:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love her accent and she IS funny, she could totally be a character on a sitcom, totally, as in a "king of queens" or "rescue me".

as for overrated... i have to agree on the clinique 3-step programme. it's not that good.

i don't wear foundation, except for concealer under my eyes. so i can't really give my opinion on the mac one.

she looks good for a 50 year old, seriously!
i thought she was 40 max!

thanks for sharing your youtube-discovery ^^

hiromix xx

March 16, 2009 at 10:20 PM  
Anonymous Paopao said...

Hi Muse!
Clinique 3 steps treatment is sooooo overrated!!!
And Lancome color collections mean nothing to me too!

The videos are so funny! May subscribe too hehe!

Muse, my parents are going to NYC next week (I'm so jealous, they don't speak English, I should go with them to translate!) They're looking for a good outlet store, can you help? Thank you!

March 17, 2009 at 9:04 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi never too much!

LOL naa we don't hate you and I bet even lovers like me agree. Sometimes we go on and on about how great MAC is when in fact it's not THAT great :-D

and you're right MANY MANY MANY blogs and sites and forums discuss mac, mac, mac :-D

March 17, 2009 at 9:37 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi pham!

lol isn't she?!

March 17, 2009 at 9:37 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi hiromix!

LOL I adore it too :-D LOL yes or maybe give her, her own show lol!

god you're lucky with no concealer :-D I can prob get away with it too but I feel naked without!


she looks fab doesn't she!?

My pleasure hun!

March 17, 2009 at 9:38 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi pao pao!

Good picks hun ;-D

LOL isn't she a hoot?!

Oh yes you should go and be translator...hehehe!

Sure what sort of outlet shopping do they want? They can go to Woodbury by charter bus...it drops you off and picks you up...it's all outlet shopping...nike, gap, chanel, dior, dkny, cco, etc....

here's a link http://www.premiumoutlets.com/outlets/outlet.asp?id=7

it's about mmmm an hour from Manhattan or so not even!

tour
http://www.premiumoutlets.com/english/reservation_form.asp

March 17, 2009 at 9:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, Musey, Vivian here. (just to tell you since I don't have a url)

I like NYX items, but i think it really depends on what you need that makes an item wantable or not. I think um, a lot high-end glosses are overrated (except MAC ones since they're on the cheap side) I mean, come on! $24 plus for a long lasting duo lip, what about drugstore ones like MAX factor and CG. (for eye shadows, I am not lookign for long lasting. My lids are oily and Any eyeshadow crease on me. even dior)

Another thing, High-end eye shadows are overrated. (not to mention lots drugstore ones like L'oreal, etc; their eyeshadows don't have color payoff. :( sigh) I think if you're lookign for color payoff, go for NYX, Milani, UD, MAC, etc. I don't like lancome, or chanel ones, or YSL and Dior has some nice ones, but the price tag is OOH and they can be a hit or miss. Better invest in some other holiday palettes like MAC... IMO

Every brand has its hits and misses, so it's up to us on which ones to choose smartly. Finding the one that works well is enough. Although I have to agree that a lot SAs at MAC counters have those pasty cakey looks on their face where you can see the lines, just um... PEACE!

March 17, 2009 at 1:40 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi vivian

apologies for the delay.

You're right really depends on what works for us individually :-D

Personally for me most all drugstore brands are extremely overrated...none of it works on me :( but occasionally I'll find something great though in the sea of bad :-D

but yea everything is either a hit or miss it just depends :-D

Thanks for sharing!

March 23, 2009 at 12:39 PM  
Blogger melanie said...

Bare Escentuals is totally overrated to me. It makes me look kind of crap and I'm just not all that impressed by any of their products I own besides one gloss.

I think mineral makeup in general is overrated but that's probably because I MAKE the stuff and I'm just over it. :/

I am loving the Laura Mercier mineral set I got with the four powders and three brushes though - love LM!

March 30, 2009 at 10:40 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey mel!

ditto for me :P hates it. Aside from the shadows...I do like those but base products STINK!

Omg I want the LM set :-D looks great no likey the price though!

I didn't know you did minerals do you sell on etsy or some placE?

March 30, 2009 at 12:03 PM  

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