Friday, September 5, 2008

Beauty Questions: Do You Buy Products Just for the Packaging?

Now, some products we buy for their fabulous properties. I think we'd all agree that Urban Decay Primer Potion is one such example ... it could come in a brown jar marked "hazardous waste" and we'd still all shell out the money. But my Beauty Question today asks you this: Do you buy products just for the packaging?

Maybe there's an eyeshadow in an amazing printed container. Maybe the blush you want comes in a gorgeous floral design. Or maybe, like this beauty chick, you buy fragrance bottles simply for how they'll look on your vanity. So I leave this question to you. Let me know in the comments!

6 comments:

  1. Sometimes the packaging is just so pretty it's hard to resist -- I think it's the "apple" phenomenon. Who doesn't want an iPod just because it's sexy? I am actually turned off my products that have a pretty design in them (for instance, eye shadow pressed in a pretty way, or pretty, swirly bronzers), because I never want to use them and ruin the way they look!

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  2. I don't really buy my makeup based on the packaging, but I definately buy my perfume based on it..lol..I own some Vera Wang's, Baby Phat, and a few things by Gwen Stefani (the last bottle is a mini me version of her that is TOO cute!!).

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  3. cute packaging always caught my attention, but at the end, I make sure the quality is good! It's the perfect scenario if good packaging comes with good product :)

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  4. I am a sucker for a cute package! And I have been known to buy on that basis alone. But if the product inside doesn't live up to the pretty outside, I will not repurchase. That said, I am always looking with products with bad packaging as well. Sometimes the best products are the least photogenic. (Like Terax hair products--awful packaging, good shampoo!)

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  5. YES. !!! ever since high school, most of my makeup purchases were based on design (mind you i very rarely wear makeup). if it was pretty or interesting to look at, i would most likely buy it. sigh.

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  6. I am a sucker for packaging! I used to buy products just because I liked the packaging. But now I just do some research and make sure the product is good before purchasing it.

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