Musings of a Muse

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Aug 26, 2009

Musings of the Day: Who Influences Your Beauty Purchases?

You read beauty blogs, you read consumer reviews on forums and beauty sites, you read magazines, and you watch TV adverts.

Question is of all those things who is it that influences your beauty purchases the most?


Is it something that you see on your fav beauty blog? Or maybe a friend told you how you have to try out this new shampoo she loves. How about TV advertisements or magazines?

Who Influences Your Beauty Purchases?

Jump ahead to hear my influences!

For the most part I'm influenced by some of my fav beauty bloggers and also websites and the like. Say I wander onto Sephora and see something that captures my interests, that will likely cause an immediate need to purchase an item. I'm one that loves pretty pictures and the likes. If I see something advertised on a model such as items from many Bobbi Brown launches, I instantly want it as the model is always so picture perfect and flawless.

I'm also a huge follower and reader of beauty blogs so those also influence my need for product.

Forums and online communities also feed my need for beauty.

How about you?

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18 Comments:

Anonymous janet said...

Definitely reading your blog, or reviews on mua. Also beauty sections in magazines like Lucky and InStyle. But I usually cross reference those with mua reviews before I'll buy.

August 26, 2009 at 4:04 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi janet! I'm also one for MUA reviews :-D

I do cross reference too :D

and thank you that's flattering!

August 26, 2009 at 4:26 PM  
Blogger giselle said...

I'm actually really influenced by any blogger or youtube guru that has similar issues as me. Like if someone with a lot of redness has found a great product, i'll most likely run to the store and grab the item. lol

August 26, 2009 at 9:10 PM  
Blogger Tohnia said...

I read reviews on MUA, Sephora, and beauty blogs. Your review of Benefit's "Hello Flawless" has me putting it on my list for my next haul, and you really helped with a BB cream recommendation, my mom hauled me 4 different kinds from Korea! Including alot of facial masks.

August 26, 2009 at 9:11 PM  
Blogger Phyrra said...

I'm definitely influenced by my favorite beauty bloggers. I'll think I want an item, then I'll go read all the reviews I can find out about that item. Then I'll make a decision to purchase it or not.

You've influenced me both ways on a ton of things :)

August 26, 2009 at 10:10 PM  
Blogger Crissy K said...

Muse you are my beauty idol! I also follow temptalia and karlasugar. I follow MAC a lot. Other than that I just go to Bloomies and Sephora a lot.

August 26, 2009 at 10:36 PM  
OpenID wonderfulwortelworld said...

fellow bloggers, like YOU :P or fuzkittie, lotuspalace.
my local indonesian beauty forum: fashionesedaily.
and MUA :D

August 26, 2009 at 11:53 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey gis me too. particularly youtube...leesha (xsparkage) causes so many lemmings for me it's not even funny!

August 27, 2009 at 9:31 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

tohnia that's fantastic :-D I'm glad you got some great bb's to try and hope you'll keep me posted how they work out.

It's always flattering when someone says they are influenced by my blog :-D thank you!

I'm def a reader of MUA and forums and the likes...those are the worst lemmings sometimes!

August 27, 2009 at 9:32 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

aw thanks dd.

Yup ditto for me. I tend to read around on a few reviews before indulging :D

August 27, 2009 at 9:32 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

awww crissy thank you so much!!!!! I def read Karla as well and Christine :-D Christine inspires me with her incredible eye looks!

August 27, 2009 at 9:33 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

www I read Kathy too :-D She has great hauls! And fuz! Fuz's latest autumn eye look thrilled me to bits :-D

August 27, 2009 at 9:33 AM  
Blogger Vanity said...

Muse!! Plus MUA, some other beauty blogs, nail blogs, sometimes Allure, Lucky or some other magazines. I'm European and make most of my beauty purchases on the internet, cos there's just sooo much more!

August 27, 2009 at 10:04 AM  
Blogger Bonnie said...

Muse, you more than anyone have made me spend a lot more on makeup in recent years! :) All good stuff, though. I also will buy recommendations from the various fashion mags and I'm willing to try anything skincare-related, especially if it is formulated for oily and/or blemish-prone skin. All it takes is seeing one ad in a magazine and consider it in my cart!

August 27, 2009 at 1:33 PM  
Blogger Michelle (Lipstick Rules) said...

I am influenced by beauty bloggers like you and Youtube gurus like lollipop26! The online beauty community has fueled my obsession with all things beauty!

Speaking of blogs, come by and visit mine sometime.

Lipstickrules.com

Ciao!
Michelle

August 27, 2009 at 1:49 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi vanity awwwwww thanks *hugs*

Online shopping is the devil's work hehe. I swear I am so out of control when shopping online particularly b/c of MUA and blogs!

August 27, 2009 at 4:34 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

aww bonnie thank you SO much! *hugs*

I'm the same I'm so visual so seeing pictures and such in mags totally get me :D

August 27, 2009 at 4:48 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

michelle me too! I love lollipop!

I'll def stop by :-D

August 27, 2009 at 4:49 PM  

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