BISC Vol.19: ​​Do you find yourself spending more money on beauty products since you’ve become a beauty blogger?

I guess most of us started a beauty blog because we’ve been spending on beauty products anyway, but does blogging make us buy more?


BISC Vol.19


Do 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.


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  • dowantmakeup

    Blogging is a funny situation because I am accumulating products very quickly due to PR, and yet I want to accumulate more because of all the many blogs I read! Luckily I have pretty good self-control and I move past any “I WANT IT NOW” feelings fairly easily.

    • Lily

      I feel you, Angela. I’ve been pretty good at dismissing my wants myself. I mean, how much can I use? I’d rather use the money on something else now 🙂

  • Hopefully you can keep it up, Lily!

    • Lily

      I hope so too!

  • Liz

    I definitely felt like I had to “keep up” and once press samples started, it’s hard to resist wanting to fill in missing gaps (like if they send you 2 out of 3 lipsticks, you want the third anyway). All that nonsense was part of why I stopped. But even without blogging, I think I would have spent a lot on makeup anyway, because interest was peaking at a time when Sephora arrived in Canada, YT & blogging started taking off, etc.

    • Lily

      I guess a lot of us started blogging because we have so much, and we wanted to share 🙂 Initially, it was because of YT, but I stopped watching it… then, the blogs I read and the many beautiful pictures… Definitely getting much easier to control now that I’m not so easily excited anymore!