The past few months I have been really enjoying getting back into having fun with makeup again and reading beauty blogs, reviews and such.
There are some fantastic products out there but I just have to have a rant about something in relation to this industry.
How can you possibly justify charging what you do? Are your shadow palettes lined in gold?
I absolutely refuse to pay over $20 for a rosewater face mist. Really, it’s just obnoxious. It’s rose water. Not just is pricing getting off the charts unreal but I’m trying to figure out how so many 20-30 year old beauty bloggers can afford these items to do reviews on? I understand some of them are sent trials by the brand but it seems like many are buying them.
Are these young ladies going into debt to stay on top of the beauty blog game? I certainly hope not but as a 40+ year old in a fairly stable financial situation, I can’t justify it. Maybe they are being paid to review products, I really hope so and not the alternative of digging a deep hole. They will look fabulous in the debt hole though.
Do you plop down the big bucks for makeup, moisturizers and mists? Do you factor in makeup to your budget? If you had to guess how much do you think they inflate prices over manufacturing costs of these products?
Oh and yes I realize with this post I may be sabotaging any chance I might have at being a successful beauty blogger if I ever want to get into that area. haha