Yesterday, Sephora had an app exclusive release of the new Taste Beauty Glamspin which caused all sorts of outrage in the review section. You might recall I jokingly dissed the last Taste Beauty release which was the Felicia the Flamingo Lip Balm. Some of you like me felt like these types of kitsch lip balms don't exactly fit in at Sephora where as others thought the lip balm was adorable and even purchased it. Honestly, I grew up on lip balms like this. They might have even been a gateway drug of sorts into the world of makeup. I had dozens of different lip balms as a child and to this day I still love cutesy lip balms. But Taste Beauty, well, it's a little too immature for me. The recent release of the new Glamspin is $10 bucks and it features three scented lipglosses in strawberry, peach, and grape. It's shaped like the popular spinners that we are seeing on the market at the moment. Now, all is well and good with the release but yesterday a lot of users started taking to the review field to express their dislike of this release. Comments about ridiculous the release was started popping up but what really started to outrage Sephora users was the fact that Sephora allegedly started to deleted these so-called negative reviews.
It's hard to say if Sephora was right or wrong in this situation but I'm leaning towards taking their side. Why? Ok, so I am in agreement this is kind of dumb release but the review field is there for a reason and it's not to rant about a product you haven't yet tried. It's one of my biggest pet peeves when someone puts a five star rating on something that literally just popped up on Sephora with a comment like, I LOVE THIS! Can't wait to get it! That's not only not helpful but also an abuse of the review form. The point of the review space is to leave a comment in it after you've tried the product not to just express how you can't wait to try something.
Now, many times I've heard Sephora users express how they leave a poor review only to have it disappear later. Allegedly, Sephora has deleted poor reviews from their site according to some people. I personally never left a review on Sephora's site so, I can't say if this is true or not. But yesterday, people were expressing complete outrage that some of their negative comments, note I call them comments not reviews, from the Taste Beauty Glamspin listing. I'm looking at the listing in the app this morning and a lot of the comments are still there. So, if Sephora really did delete comments, I'm not seeing it because the review score at the moment is pretty darn low. How do you feel about this situation? How do you feel about the Taste Beauty Glamspin? Do share