Beauty Influencer’s Sunday Column Vol.19: ​​Do you find yourself spending more money on beauty products since you’ve become a beauty blogger?

Question of the week

Do you find yourself spending more money on beauty products since you’ve become a beauty blogger?

LILY | Malaysia | Chloe Ash

There was a time when I’d buy anything new, with the excuse – it’s for the blog. This was on top of getting PR samples. So yes, I spent quite a bit. It got out of hand at one point, but since last year, I’ve been reducing. For a few months now, I hardly bought any makeup and I think that’s a feat. I want to continue with this low/no buy trend, and use what I have. It’s tough reminding myself not to chase shiny new things, and reading so many blogs doesn’t help!

RAE | Canada | the Notice: a beauty blog

Funnily enough, not really! I’m lucky enough to get a lot of press samples that help me keep theNotice up and running, but as for personal purchases, I spend about the same amount (maybe a little more) each year. That said, I make purchases a lot more sparingly nowadays, so it’s definitely become a quality over quantity type of thing!

AGATA | USA | Her and Makeup

I actually started blogging because I was buying so much makeup that I decided it would be nice to share my collection and thoughts with other makeup loving people. In the first few months of blogging I was definitely buying more beauty products and I felt the need to buy a ton of new makeup that came out to keep my blog current. And I felt like being a blogger justified my excessive purchases. However, soon I discovered that I don’t need to do that and with a little creativity I can still make my blog interesting, even if I don’t review every new item that comes out.

MATROMAO | Philippines | FoodWorldMe

Come to think of it, yes! But it’s not so much intentionally spending more as it is being more conscious with what I get. I’ve become much more critical of beauty products and services since I started blogging, so I’ve become more willing to try out different things and expand my price range.

JAA | Thailand | Hello Jaa

A little bit probably but I was already spending a lot of money way before I started my blog. Now that I’m a beauty blogger, I try to branch out and try new things that I probably wouldn’t if I weren’t a beauty blogger so that there are varieties on the blog. I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy every new makeup that comes out, though. I still only buy things that I know I will get a lot of use out of.

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  1. says: Erin

    I feel that I spend more but I’m buying less randomly, so it probably works out. I guess I need to figure out how to get PR samples. I don’t think my blog will qualify for much since it’s a very small readership comparatively to some.

    1. says: Jaa

      I think it’s becoming harder these days to get PR samples considering there are so many beauty blogs out there (especially in the States). Unless you have a large number of followers or know someone. :-/

  2. says: Kelly

    I started my blog because I was buying so much makeup and it gave me a reason to use it more creatively. In the beginning I would buy new products to review but now I only buy things that I think I will absolutely love and use. I don’t think you need to continuously buy things to review as there are ways to make older stuff interesting.

    1. says: Jaa

      I started my blog for the very same reason! I also went through a phase of trying to buy so many new products but lately I’ve become much less enthused about a lot of things unless they are from a brand I trust or have good reviews. My preference these days is buying more “classic” or staple items rather than limited edition, new items. :)

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