Five Tips For Being A Smart Consumer

Soooo, I’ve been blogging for what, nine years? In that time, I’ve talked about and purchased from and reviewed hundreds of brands. In that same sense, I’ve also heard hundreds of complaints from pissed off people when they didn’t have the experience that they wanted with a brand. Most are warranted, but some I would think could have been prevented (and I am including myself in this) or it could have been approached differently. I want to be clear though – this is NO SHADE to any consumer or person, I myself am a consumer and have learned from my own missteps over the years, but I figured some tips would be helpful (I also added an “educated consumer” note to my BoB listing and my holy grail list).

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Yes, Mother Is Worth It.

  1. This may turn into a stan/gush fest.
  2. Please understand that I am not judging anyone or trying to shame you into buying anything. I’m only commenting on people who bring up race when complaining about prices.

When Pat McGrath first began releasing her limited edition pigments and glitter lip kits, I admired them, but never bought any because a) they sold out so fast and I didn’t want to stress over it, and b) they weren’t exactly cheap. If I recall, a kit with one lipstick and glitter was around $60, and I knew that I wouldn’t use it that much because I don’t have many opportunities to walk around with glitter on my lips. Such is life.

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