Every time I go to the Sephora website, it is there, lurking in unexpected places. Then it taunts me with fantastic reviews, people saying that they’ve never looked better! Their skin is flawless all day long! My God, why hadn’t they bought this thing sooner? They didn’t know that life could be so fulfilling until the Temptu came along!
I jest, of course. But really, I’m not adding all that much hyperbole. When it works properly, people can’t stop gushing.
Let’s begin with the fact that the Temptu system itself is a whopping $225.00. Wowza.
If you broke it down, do I spend at least that much on lipstick every year? Probably something close. But my mother would be thrilled to know that there is a frugal pennypincher deep down in my psyche that digs in her heels at paying that much money for one thing that only applies the makeup. And me? I’m not all that great with machinery. I’d be afraid I’d break it.
The makeup itself comes in things called pods, which unfortunately for their marketing department, brings an image of a green vegetable, not space-aged sleekness. These pods cost anywhere from $55.00 for concealer to $30.00 for the blush.
Now these pods may take months to use up, but when I add up the cost at over $300.00, my mind reels and starts thinking instead about how much I love crisp snow peas.
I suppose that if I was back in my old job where I was in front of a lot of people on a daily basis, then I would probably consider this system a bit more seriously. But you, dearest reader, cannot see me (which you should definitely be thankful for at this moment) and so I just cannot justify the cost. My skin is not in horrible shape, at least not yet, and I think for my lifestyle, my Bare Escentuals gets me through just fine. Although I suppose if I did some quick mental math on my BE and all of my makeup brushes, it might come somewhere close to three hundred bucks. Still, you won’t see Glinda standing in line for the Temptu any time soon.
Am I alone in this train of thought? Or would you be willing to spend almost any amount in your quest for perfect looking skin?