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

bisc-vol19-grp2-ftDo you find yourself spending more money on beauty products since you’ve become a beauty blogger?

BISC Vol.19 Authors

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.

What about you? If you’re a blogger, do you spend more money on makeup because you’re blogging?  And to my non-blogger readers- does reading beauty blogs make you spend more money on beauty products?

Have a great week.

Agata,
the founder and editor of Her and Makeup.

13 comments

    • Agata says:

      That’s very true, as you know I don’t get any PR samples and I would have to have 2 or 3 jobs to support buying all makeup that comes out! And I agree, I already have more makeup than I possibly need, even with being somewhat reasonable with my purchases. Does Mr Loca ever give you a hard time about spending money on makeup?

    • Agata says:

      Yup, and I thought it was impossible. I don’t get any PR samples so sometimes it is challenging to find things to write about on my blog but most of the time my creativity wins! That doesn’t mean I don’t have a huge and never ending makeup wishlist!

  1. Lisa @ Midwest Glam says:

    I kind of started off like you. I had a bunch of pretty makeup that I wanted to photograph and share with the world. But I don’t buy new things just so that I can blog about something. I just like pretty and shiny things lol. I also limit myself to a certain amount of purchases per month. It keeps me grounded. When I stick with it lol.

  2. Keen On Beauty says:

    I definitely do not spend more money on makeup just because I am blogging. However, blogging still influences my purchases, as whenever I make shopping I always ask myself if the item is worth being reviewed and if the brand is world-wide available. And if I have at least one “no”, there is a high chance I won’t purchase it.

  3. carolinapage says:

    I think I actually spend less than I used to, mainly because I’ve been on a tighter budget since I started blogging. I have occasionally bought products to review on the blog that I probably wouldn’t have purchased otherwise, but they still were things I knew I was going to get use out of.
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