There are 4 beauty blogs for every person on the planet. This is a fact. Actually I just made that up, but I think you get my point.
There are a crap ton of beauty blogs out there.
Why, when there are so many out there, did I decide to add another offering to the blogisphere? First of all, if it hasn’t been made clear by my effusiveness in previous posts, then let me say it—I LOVE COSMETICS! I do. LOVE. Read my ‘about’ page. It’s a true story.
The second reason, and the subject of this post, is that I became frustrated with the bad information being thrown around by some blogs and vlogs. There a lot of fantastic blogger / vloggers, but there are probably an equal number who have no training or knowledge in how skin actually functions. This would be fine except that they present themselves as experts and people believe them! So friggin’ frustrating!
“Can you give us an example of what you mean,” you say? I thought you’d never ask.
1 – Certain products will open / close your pores.
Your pores are not Venetian blinds, you can’t open and close them at will. If you were born with big pores like mine, then I hate to break it to you but they are yours for life. You can minimize the appearance of pores but you don’t close them like shutters. Sorry!
2 – If you use a product in a different way than it is recommended, then you can’t say it’s ineffective!
I am trying not to point fingers but that was just way too cryptic to make any sense. A beauty vlogger declared an eye cream terrible because it made her break out when she used it on her FOREHEAD! Are you freakin’ kidding me? There is so much wrong with this that I don’t even know where to start.
First of all, a product formulated for eyes is meant for an area that does not produce oil. They may contain oils to compensate that are not appropriate to the rest of your face.
Also, the skin around the eye is much thinner. Unlike this vlogger who suggested that eye creams have MORE active ingredients, the reverse is often true. Many active ingredients can be irritating and are thus limited when included in an eye cream.
All of this to say that it takes more to being a good blogger / vlogger than a high limit credit card with which to buy products.
3 – You don’t know if something is ‘moisturizing’ seconds after applying.
I can’t tell you how it makes me twitch when a vlogger applies a product and immediately says, “Wow! It’s so moisturizing!” TWITCH! TWITCH! TWITCH! All you know when you first put that product on is that it is slippery. It will take a few days of use to know if it actually affects moisture. This is not rocket science, it’s logic.
And don’t get me started on how none of them have heard of dehydration. TWIIIIITCH!!!
If you want a great vlogger to follow, check out Morgan at The Beauty Breakdown. I sing in glee at her knowledge! And she’s kind of a dork, which I also love.
I just legit got myself wound up writing this. Breathe … I think I need to go do some yoga or something.
Until next time, MEOW!