7 Things You Should Stop Believing In

1. Expensive beauty products are better than inexpensive ones 2. 100% natural branded beauty products exist 3. and they are better than ...



1. Expensive beauty products are better than inexpensive ones
2. 100% natural branded beauty products exist
3. and they are better than synthetic products by default
4. Miracle products can cure wrinkles, cellulite, and dark circles
5. Sales people know everything
6. What you see in the magazines
7. The hype is real

{ things to remember }

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  1. I use to work in beauty retail and I completely agree with No:5!! Although I do remember serving a lady...to cut a long story short..I showed her an eye cream..but she informed me that at *only* 60 she was too young for them...hmmm but yes training is very limited because at the end of the day..it's how much money you can put through the tills...
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  2. This is completely true. Far too often I get swept along with the hype of a new wonder product. These are seven things everyone should think about! X

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  3. Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt7/24/2014

    Completely agree with you, I have been so disappointed in a few Dior products lately, and wish I had spent that money on something more affordable :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

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  4. How I wish there was a miracle cure for dark circles... But no, these things are so true and important to bear in mind!

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

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  5. Totally agree on all the points, especially the first three!


    Jimmy | http://amsterdaily.wordpress.com

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  6. 4. that. so brave of you. as i worked in PR for a dermatological department i know for a fact (and from countles studies) nothing prevents wrinkles but suncreen and non-smoking and good genes, and nothing can lessen them but one RX-product and procedures like fillers or botox. But it is not the most popular thing to say in the open, as there is a gigantic cosmetic industry behind the empty promises. thank you so much for saying these things!
    xx

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  7. daisy walters7/24/2014

    Agree with every single point, I think sometimes people get too wrapped up about things about forget the obvious!

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  8. Totally agree with all points, especially number 3! So sick of people switching to "natural brands" because they think that it's loads better for them, when in fact they're sometimes worse (e.g. silicone free shampoos). So nice for someone to finally state all these facts :).

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  9. For sure, and Tom Ford and Burberry makeup are prime examples of The Emperor's New Clothes (confirming point number 1). It's de riguer to shower them with superlatives, when actually you could get the same or better looks with far less expensive products. And I own too much of both brands LOL.Marketing victim! The "natural" think gets me too!!

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  10. I agree with you on all of these. People are far too trusting when it comes to packaging and believe what they are being sold. It's best to keep an educated head on your shoulders and stick with what you KNOW works.

    www.sophschoices.co.uk

    Sophie

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  11. Mads | Its a Mads Mads World7/24/2014

    Definitely agree, we often forget these things

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

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  12. I learned the hard way that sales people know nothing! Or very little.

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  13. I completely agree that inexpensive products are as good as expensive ones! xx

    BerrieBlogs {beauty and lifestyle blog}

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  14. Phoebe Tee7/24/2014

    Oh that last one! I think I have finally come to terms with that one, research is definitely something I have been doing a lot more of after some very hit and miss products. Great post, these are all things to bear in mind more when you have your eye on something,
    Phoebe xx (www.phoebetea.co.uk)

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  16. I take every blogger review with a pinch of salt and look for reviews on websites like 'makeupalley', where you get a more rounded opinion of products.

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  17. I think there are a whole heap of excellent products at all different price ranges; I am not for or against high-end vs drugstore but I am really anti- this idea that high end > drugstore by default. I think a lot of people are pressured into buying products they can't afford.

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  18. Sales assistants are only people, they can't know everything, AND they are there to sell things. Personally I find it hard to talk to beauty sales assistants because I feel they are always trying hard to convince me to buy a product.. even if it's not right for me. I think the important thing is remembering what does and doesn't work for us as individuals and not feeling bulldozed into making a purchase.

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  19. I buy a lot of high end products but I am under no illusion that I could buy something cheaper that works just as well. But I figure, I have the money and I want products to look nice, so I pay more for packaging. If you have the money I don't see the problem with that but I see a lot of people feeling pressured into "needing" stuff they can't afford.

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  20. I love my Tom Ford palette BUT I know I could probably buy something way cheaper that works just as well.. but I only buy a palette once every 8 to 12 months so, why not buy something that looks amazing? I have a well paid job and I can afford to spend the money, so I do. But I despise the idea that people are convinced (by marketing) that these products are worth (in product efficiency) the price tag.

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  21. I have nothing against "natural" brands (I use a lot of natural products - coconut oil, aloe vera extract - and products with natural ingredients in them) BUT I loathe this notion that natural > synthetic, because it's completely false.

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  22. It sure is an unpopular opinion but I know it's true, even if it's hard to take. I have SUPER dark circles under my eyes and NOTHING will change that, it's hereditary so I just cover them up and move on :))

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  23. I think it all depends what you want out of that product. If you just want it to work effectively, then buying cheaper brands will give you the same results. But if you want something that works well AND Looks nice, then high-end brands are what you buy into :))

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  24. Glad you liked the post, Louise!

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  25. We're only human, people can only know so much about different products. We make mistakes and, when it's our job to sell, we try to sell things. It's a shame but it's life.

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  26. They do not make a significant dent in my budget, either, don't worry ;).

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  27. "Expensive beauty products are better than inexpensive ones" you're right, this isn't Always true!
    I know MANY people that just because a product is from Dior, Chanel, Clinique or other high-end brands it CERTAINLY is amazing.
    If they just took a look to online reviews they'd realize that this isn't Always true AT ALL.
    It's about the product, not the brand or the price.

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