The Beauty Column: The Beauty Blogger Debate
As a beauty blogger myself, I don’t have enough limbs, fingers and toes combined to count the amount of times I’ve heard people make negative comments about so called beauty bloggers who ‘write about lipstick’. From my experience, the general perception of beauty bloggers is that we’re all a little bit dim and silly. Well, do you want to know something? We’re not. In fact, we’re actually quite the opposite.
The likes of Tanya Burr and Zoella have made names for themselves through blogging about beauty and I think people are quick to disregard it as a pointless hobby. Don’t get me wrong, it is a hobby for the majority of bloggers as not all of us are lucky enough to make a career out of it, but the content we post is still helpful to our readers, and that’s something a large proportion of people don’t appreciate.
If you like cars, you read about cars. If you like knitting, you read about knitting. The simple logic says that if you like beauty, you read about beauty, right? So what’s so different? Absolutely nothing. I trust reviews from beauty bloggers a hell of a lot more than I trust the advertising and marketing of a product. Beauty bloggers are honest and genuine and trial a product first so you can make an informed decision before you go out and buy it.
And what’s more? You get to read a wealth of content for free. You also get to learn about new product releases and launches and learn tips and tricks from girls who live and breathe beauty. I believe what I read on beauty blogs because I know companies aren’t drip feeding bloggers information to regurgitate. You get the odd blogger who thinks every product under the sun is amazing, but it’s easy to tell if someone has a real passion for what they’re writing about.
There are so many people out there who tap down their thoughts on their own little slice of the internet, so it can be hard to find the beauty blogs best suited for you. But I guarantee, whatever you’re into, whether it’s high street or high end makeup, theatrical makeup or makeup tutorials, there will be tons of blogs out there for you. The blogging community is generally a very friendly, inclusive and supportive network, and you certainly shouldn’t knock it until you’ve tried it. It might not be your cup of tea, but don’t judge it based on face value.
With a whole host of reasons why beauty bloggers rule, here are my top five picks if you’re just getting started.
LILY PEBBLES – www.lilypebbles.co.uk
VIVIANNA DOES MAKEUP – www.viviannadoesmakeup.com
I COVET THEE – www.icovetthee.com
DIZZYBRUNETTE3 – www.dizzybrunette3.co
COUTURE GIRL – www. x-couturegirl-x.blogspot.co.uk
We’re not JUST girls who write about lipstick, thank you very much.
You can find more from Nicole on her blog www.lifeofatrinaeejournalist.com