How to Know if Beauty Blogging is right for you

Well hello lovely humans.

I don’t know why but I find it so much fun but I really love doing these blogging tip related posts. I also absolutely love reading them as I find it gives me a massive boost of inspiration. Today I wanted to talk about the topic of starting a beauty blog, in particular, whether it’s right for you. I tell you guys quite often how much I love blogging. I’ve loved writing since I was a kid and always creatively write and when I got into makeup, began my Instagram blog and then started this blog – things just clicked! It felt right. So for those of you thinking about doing a beauty blog I wanted to share you with you some tips that will help you figure out if beauty blogging is right for you.

Do keep in mind that these are just my opinions and tips I have learnt along the way while blogging. At times until you try something you won’t know if it is right for you or not. Just bear that in mind.

So let’s get started!

Do you have an obsession with beauty products (makeup, skincare & haircare) that borders on the clinical?

Let’s face it if you aren’t really into buying makeup and you have a very reasonable and realistic collection of makeup or you rarely wear it – beauty blogging won’t be for you. Of course, for us beauty bloggers have a lot of makeup does help us create content – let’s just admit that. But our beauty spending habit preceded blogging. I’d be still just as obsessed with beauty products, especially makeup even if I didn’t have a beauty blog. So aside from having less content to produce you may find yourself buying makeup just for the sake of having to something to blog about and that is just wasting money.

Do you enjoy sharing your experiences with beauty products?

If you love sharing with people not only the products you have been loving but even the ones that didn’t work out for you, you’ll find that beauty blogging will be a great enjoyment for you. Let’s face it blogging, in general, is A LOT of work, so with a beauty blog if you don’t find it enjoyable to share your experiences with products (in any shape that may take) the workload will just overwhelm you and you won’t find blogging enjoyable.

Social media

If you aren’t a major fan of social media and don’t want to be sprawled across so many platforms blogging, in general, won’t be for you. Social media is definitely a critical part of blogging.

Do ideas for beauty blog content easily come to you?

Beauty blogging does entail some creativity. Not just by trying to make the blog your own and add your own personal touch to it. Of course, your blog could have a focus on strictly reviews bit it is nice to see well-rounded content and other beauty related posts. So if you do find that you just aren’t inspired when it comes to beauty related posts a straight up beauty blog may not be for you.

Are you hoping to become a world-famous beauty blogger, turn it into a full-blown career and score free stuff?

Of course we beauty bloggers to a certain extent do want to see our blogs grow and turn into something. Whether you want to turn it into a career and work from home or have it as something on the side. I know that while I wouldn’t want to be a full time blogger, I definitely would love to have this one day as a part time thing while my other job still holds a focus in the beauty industry. Some may have this as strictly a hobby. There are no guarantees with so many individuals jumping on the blogging bandwagon and even with receiving products and doing collaborations – there aren’t guarantees and you shouldn’t say yes to something just because it was given for free – nothing really is free. However, if your desires to turn blogging into something profitable or receive products is your number one priority – blogging (beauty blogging especially is not for you). Instantly the sheer amount of work that goes into beauty blogging will put you off long before you have the patience to turn it into something. On top of that if passion and general love for blogging lacks, it’s quite obvious in your post. I personally love blogging whether it turns into something or not.

Are you willing the endure the struggles that come with photographing for your blog? Including improving your photo quality?

One of the most frustrating and time consuming elements of blogging is taking photos. I find this to be because unless you use artificial light you are relying on natural lighting – particularly sunny weather to take decent photos. Often I retake and retake because even on a sunny day certain products just don’t want to cooperate it. I have definitely come a long way with my photo quality and I can see myself improving more because I love to take blog photos and learn new ways to make them look better. But if the photographing element is driving you nuts, blogging may not be for you.

 

And that wraps up this blog post. I hope you guys found this a fun and interesting read. Do you have anything to add to this list for those who are thinking about starting a beauty blog? Drop a comment and let’s get sharing and chatting. I hope you guys all have a wonderful day and I’ll see you in the next post.

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20 Comments

  1. Sabiha

    July 13, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    Great post and insight. I relate this so much and agree that I would probably still be buying makeup etc even if I wasn’t blogging which is where it starts. Like most I would love for my blog to turn into something however, i also think it’s a difficult industry to be in and better not to have all your eggs in one basket x

    http://www.franklyflawless.com

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 13, 2018 at 9:30 pm

      I agree! Truthfully I haven’t had any other passion like blogging. It’s quite strange because when I find work I know that will be for paying the bills and getting a steady income but blogging is where my passion lies. I’ve always just been crazy addicted to talking about makeup other than that I love writing posts about blog-related tips. Lifestyle stuff so far hasn’t appealed to me. Maybe one day in the future it will

  2. Shireen L. Platt

    July 13, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    I think beauty blogging has changed a lot since I first started. Bogs started because people were sick of magazines idea of perfection. Blogs supposed to be realistic and honest but these days we’re back at square one or so to speak. Some blogs these days have prettier and more perfect pictures than a magazine and to find an honest and authentic voice in the blogging world is getting rarer. 🙁

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 13, 2018 at 9:29 pm

      I agree and I’ve noticed some bloggers get looked “down upon” if their images don’t match up to the ones deemed as perfect. I’m all for pretty photos, I use my phone to snap my photos and it’s quite exciting when I snap a good one and look back at how far I’ve come but I try not to get to OCD over them.

  3. Geniussr

    July 14, 2018 at 5:23 am

    Great post..loved reading it..being a blogger I can totally relate to it..blogging absolutely need time and effort but first of all honesty..❤️

    http://www.geniusenough.com

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 14, 2018 at 10:20 pm

      Thank you, glad you enjoyed it. Yes definitely it’s one massively time consuming commitment but when you love it and are authentic it’s 100% worth it.

  4. Danielle Alexa

    July 14, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    I love been a beauty blogger, the only thing that I hate is social media, it just isn’t for me!

    Danielle xx
    https://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 15, 2018 at 7:11 am

      The social media side can be difficult, especially to balance it.

  5. Coco

    July 14, 2018 at 5:49 pm

    I enjoyed reading this! You had good questions, the answer to them brought me to the (almost) exact place I want my blog to be. I’m not at the point of taking consistent photography and though it would be nice to have my blog grow, I’m aware that that is not my priority. But I do really enjoy writing, sharing, creating. And I think that’s a good assessment between me and my blog. Thanks for sharing!
    Coco| pjsandstuff.wordpress.com

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 15, 2018 at 7:16 am

      I’m glad you enjoyed the post. When it comes to blogging, excepting that progress happens little by little is a massive part of it.

  6. Yiota

    July 15, 2018 at 6:59 am

    I started blogging a couple of years ago and I can’t imagine my life without it. I love it so much. It’s an almost full time job, needs coundless hours of trying products, reviewing, writing, editing, taking photos, sharing in social media etc but it’s worth it!

    Yiota
    https://pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com/

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 15, 2018 at 7:08 am

      It is such an amazing hobby and definitely a full time job in itself! I always loved writing (creative writing) but I also had this love for non-fiction writing. I wanted to start a blog for so long but never really had a topic that propelled me into blogging. It wasn’t till a year and a half into my makeup loving where it finally hit me, to and the rest is history. Even all the tedious little tasks are worth it. I never knew I’d end up loving the photography part of blogging as much as the writing the posts themselves.

  7. Lisa Autumn

    July 15, 2018 at 9:02 am

    Such a lovely post babe!

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 15, 2018 at 10:06 am

      Thank you. x

  8. Meredith Christine

    July 15, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    I love this guide you’ve created! I always consider doing more beauty blogging, but still don’t know if I should =)

    xx,
    Meredith
    LATEST POST | INSTAGRAM

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 16, 2018 at 4:11 am

      Thank you! The good thing about it is you can always dabble in it, make some beauty content and mix it in with your regular content rather than jumping straight in

  9. Siobhán

    July 16, 2018 at 6:32 am

    Great post! I love blogging simply because I like to chat about beauty and really want to share my opinion on what is worth spending your money on and what products I don’t think are worth the hype. I love making new discoveries & find other with similar skin/hair etc so that I can trust their opinion! xx

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 16, 2018 at 9:22 pm

      Exactly! On the surface it’s fun to talk about makeup and skincare but I love telling people about products I love and discovering awesome products myself.

  10. Lupe

    July 22, 2018 at 8:14 pm

    This was a great read! Thank you for sharing. I would probably still be buying endless amounts of makeup even if I didn’t have a blog. I do enjoy photographing different products and sharing what I liked or didn’t like.

    http://ahintofbeauty.blogspot.com/

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 23, 2018 at 12:06 am

      I feel you girl, I too would be hoarding it. I’ve always had hoarding tendancies with things I love. I’ve been blogging for so long now I can’t imagine buying makeup and not sharing my thoughts about it with people haha. I also find myself at time wanting to purchase particular makeup items because of how pretty they look and how they’ll look in photos.

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