There has been a lot of talk lately on the reliabilty on beauty reviews written by bloggers such as myself. Many people, including myself feel that there are too many reviews that are being written on the internet that seem to make an item too good to be true. The reason I’m bringing this up, is that people are starting to wonder why there is an influx of reviews on a certain product at the same time.
The truth is that we, beauty bloggers are sent free products to test and review. Some big time bloggers even get paid to write postitive reviews on certain products from brands. I know that this happens, however I don’t know which ones do get paid and from which companies. I can honestly tell you guys that I DO NOT GET PAID for my reviews. There are on occasion times where I get free products, sometimes samples, other times full sized products, to test and review. Any review I write is completely honest, and I don’t say one product is absolutely wonderful when I find it to be absolute crap. Many of the free products that I have reviewed have gotten a less than positive review. In fact, most of my negitive reviews that I’ve written are on the free products that I get. When I review a product that I have purchased, I usually tend to love the product, because I tend to research and purchase on what is going to work on me. Anything that I really dislike or even hate, I tend to return it to the store and get my money back.
As you guys know, I review both higher end and lower end products. I find quality in all price ranges. I am not WOWED by a big price tag and a fancy name. Many of my all time favorite products are found in the lower price ranges and would usually be passed on by beauty junkies who equate price with quality. However, there are some high end products that I highly recommend that really don’t have any lower priced equals. The point is, is that I ALWAYS tell you guys my true thoughts on a product – no matter how I get them, and how much I pay for them.
BUT for now on, I will always inform you guys on how I get the product, either by purchasing it or getting it free. I hope that more beauty bloggers start doing this as well. I think we are all over due for complete honestly in this area, because it’s our money at stake and there are many times where we can’t return something.