Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Buying Beauty Products: Who To Trust?

Almost Pretty has a good post about how the beauty industry works. I’m sure being a beauty editor can be quite nerve-wracking. All these companies try to woo you into plugging their product, but what if their product sucks? Do you promote it? Do you not promote it? I personally don’t buy things that beauty editors recommend but rely more on what my peers say. Sometimes I do listen to my friends when they recommend a product, but have found that what may work for them doesn’t work for me.
Elf Cosmetics As for determining whether or not a product is going to be good for us, the only way to actually know is to try it ourselves. Many of the cosmetic counters in major department stores do have samples of products - all you have to do is ask. However, what about the stuff we find in Target or Walmart? We can’t try everything, unless you have money like George Lindemann Sr. and can buy whatever you want!

I’m curious to know what makes you want to buy a product. Do you trust what beauty editors say, do you listen to your friends, or do you read beauty blogs? I've created a poll which is located in the sidebar below my profile, so cast your vote now!
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1 comment:

  1. I trust myself! Stores like Walgreens and Wal-Mart allow returns on cosmetics if they color doesn't fit, or you're unhappy with it. That leaves me unafraid to try a new foundation or a lip color without the worry.

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