Well hello there you gorgeous people!
Don’t you hate it when you purchase a beauty product and it doesn’t end up working out? (Sorry that sounded like an infomercial). With everyone having different experiences with a beauty product, today I’m going to be sharing with you some tips on how to research a beauty product before you buy it. Essentially maximizing your chances of the product working out for you. Now these tips aren’t full proof, there will always be a level of trial and error with beauty products – especially if you have just recently gotten into makeup/skincare.
So enough chit chat let’s get on with the post.
I figured I’d start with the most obvious one! Of course when researching a product you want to hear what people who have purchased it – think about it. That already begins to clue you on whether you should get it. BUT finding out whether it’s well liked among the people is only one piece of the puzzle. A product can be crazy hyped up but doesn’t guarantee you’ll love it too. Like say the Estée Lauder double wear foundation – it’s raved about but when you read into it you see lots of people with oily love it – hence my dry skin would not! That’s why when reading the review you want to know what the product is aimed at achieving. It could be a terrific product that does work. E.g a skincare product targeted at reducing redness for example. But if that isn’t a skincare issue you have than regardless of it being a great product – it’s not really for you. Same goes with makeup – with what the item is like and what it does. Is its function what you are actually looking for? E.g if it’s a dewy primer and you are looking for a matte on.
Know your skin type
Skin type is a must! I will be going into detail in another post regarding all the beauty products that our influenced by our skin type. In a nutshell skincare and makeup are majorly affected by our skin type. Skincare is the obvious one but lots of makeup items are influenced by our skin type. By influenced I of course been the difference between the product being able to work for you and being a total dud! For you guys just getting into skincare and makeup, it takes time to learn about our skin. It seems like it would be easy to figure out but I learn new things about my skin type every day. Two people could have dry skin but that doesn’t mean the product would work the same for both of them. I will also be doing a ‘How to figure out your skin type’ type of post. So stay tuned for that!
What is your makeup style/preference
This is another one of those things that take time to develop. You don’t just immediately know your makeup style and what you like the minute you start getting into makeup. Let me give you a for instance. Say you like very natural light coverage foundations – well buying a full coverage foundation may cause it to end up in the dislike/barely use category. Or even buying a palette filled with eyeshadow shades you wouldn’t use often. Now I am not saying don’t go out of your comfort zone. But when purchasing makeup and wanting to increase your chances of your liking it – stick to what you know you actually like. Remember this one takes time to develop. Being a rookie in the makeup world means you’ll have more instances of buying stuff you don’t like in the beginning.
Sample size or free samples
This one isn’t any easy one as you can’t always guarantee you’ll have access to samples or a smaller sized product. But when the opportunity arises go for it. I know with mecca you can get access to samples (at least 7 pumps of foundation in a tub for example). This is perfect to find out if you like/love the product. Then if you do you can buy the product knowing you won’t be wasting your money on something you won’t like. The other option is purchasing a smaller size of the product. Sometimes with mecca and Sephora they offer products in a smaller size – for some makeup and skincare. You still are spending money but you are saving money in the sense you aren’t paying the extra $$ on the larger size until you know you like the product than decide to repurchase.
There’s always going to be a bit of trial and error going on especially with skincare. There are no guarantees and everyone’s experience with a product. The idea is to maximize your chances or liking the product and having it work for you. Skincare is a whole headache of its own because it’s about the product having a positive effect on your skin and improving it. Makeup is definitely easier in regards to implementing these research tips.
Anyway that wraps up the blog post. What tricks do you have up your sleeve in regards to maximizing your chances or loving a product? Drop a comment and let’s have a chat. I hope you all have a great day and I’ll see you in the next post.