My beauty routine desperately needs a shakeup.
So I recently went into a beauty store for one of those “makeover/lesson” sessions which is free if you buy a certain value of product afterwards. The whole time I suffered a hard sell and finished up with a list of 40+ products that I was told I absolutely needed - I went in there wanting to accentuate what I felt was my natural beauty and left feeling like Fiona from Shrek.
I have now spent hours trawling Youtube and have discovered the world of beauty influencers who have introduced me to hundreds of products but am growing increasingly skeptical of their pay-for-comment style with “oh my god, it’s just sooooo good” stated about EVERY SINGLE PRODUCT!
I have now started buying some of the “sample/gift packs” that are in the New Years sales hoping to test a variety of brands and products myself, but this is obviously not ideal - limited brands and products and I’ll no doubt end up with heaps of stuff I just don’t like. I’ve been trawling through Adorebeauty and cannot for the life of me work out how I would even start to choose the right products.
I’m keen to know how you found out about the products you use. Did you just buy and try? Did you get your hands on samples? Can you rely on friends advice? Are there certain brands that are fool-proof?
I’d love a nudge in the right direction ;-D