Bionic Asks: Why do you read beauty websites?

by Bionic Beauty on 13.May.2009 · 11 comments

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This week’s Bionic Asks

As a site owner and also a frequent reader of beauty websites myself, I was curious as to other people’s reasons for reading and visiting beauty sites. Do you like seeing the product reviews, makeup looks for inspiration, checking out new or lesser known brands? Or is it just a nice way to relax, or lose a bit of time?


1 Melissa Street May 13, 2009 at 9:26 am

I read many beauty blogs because as a professional makeup artist, I find they are extremely helpful and full of great product knowledge. If I am interested in purchasing a cosmetic for my kit the very first thing I do is log on to my trusty list of “bookmarked” beauty blogs and check out the reviews. If I find that the reviews meet my level of approval then I will most likely purchase the product. I love that most beauty bloggers are coming from the heart and are honest in their reviews. Can’t get that from a magazine – beauty blogs are instant gratification and information.

2 The Cheap Chick May 13, 2009 at 5:06 pm

I like the product recommendations, the reviews, the new product info, and (in particular to your site) the frugal tips and tricks.

Basically, I like it all – I love make-up, and I love to read about it, too!

3 Robyn @ PurelyCosmetics May 13, 2009 at 7:38 pm

I like to see up and coming trends, and what people like/dislike. I can’t go by the runway shows or glamour magazines; I wanna see “real world” trends.

I also like to get myself out of the tunnel vision I have and see what other cool stuff there is around!

4 Jen Hill May 14, 2009 at 7:11 am

Just a skincare junkie that is always looking for the best of the best out there!

5 gahome2mom May 14, 2009 at 8:39 am

I am a woman and I care especially the older I get about my skin. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

6 Josi May 14, 2009 at 9:10 am

Same as above. If I am going to spend the cash, I know that I can get honest opinions from fellow bloggers…..Plus, (I admit) sometimes mindless surfing (and daydreaming) about beauty products can be a great escape….Also, after following certain writers (wink,wink) for awhile you start to feel like they are your pals…Is that sad? 🙂

7 Jen May 14, 2009 at 4:43 pm

Not sad at all! Needing all the beauty lovin’ friendship we can get.

8 joycey couture May 14, 2009 at 8:15 pm

I’m a product junkie like yourself so seeing these reviews cuts down on my unnecessary expenses! Thanks BB! You rock… for your reviews and your help on my wallet! 😉

9 Mo May 17, 2009 at 7:56 pm

There is No Way I can buy or even FIND everything there is out there. I personally have discovered that there’s a lot of good stuff out there but I’m always looking for the “great” items!
And I have made several awesome friends, for which I am so thankful!

10 Sherry May 20, 2009 at 4:53 pm

I have an addiction to reading beauty blogs! Some I just like for the writing. I like to learn new stuff about ingredients. I also read for the reviews. My favorite is when I find a new product that another 50 bloggers didn’t just write about!

11 pam muneo June 13, 2009 at 9:26 pm

Beauty blogs are a great way to keep current w/what’s out there – & there are sales/bargains & even freebies & giveaways to be had!!

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