Are you a beauty blogger or beauty addict wanting to evaluate your beauty consumer tendencies? Need some motivation to make some changes? Check out the Beauty Consumer Tag created by Beauty YouTuber, 90’s Love Child.
As a beauty blogger, I have a passion for the beauty industry. I spend a lot of time learning about the beauty industry, trying out new products, and reviewing products on my blog. But am I a practical beauty consumer? Keep reading for my answers to the Beauty Consumer Tag.
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Beauty Consumer Tag Questions
1 | How much do you spend on makeup a month? A year?
2 | Do you ever feel guilty about how much you spend on makeup?
Hell yes. If you want to keep up with my excessive purchases and my constant guilt, check out my 2019 Low Buy Series. Obviously, my Low Buy was a fail in 2019.
3 | Do you get ‘FOMO’ related to makeup releases?
I experience FOMO when I am unable to purchase certain limited-edition releases. When the Gemini Palette was sold out, I experienced major FOMO and even tried to dupe the palette. In 2019, when the Kylie Cosmetics holiday palette sold out within a few hours of releasing I felt regret that I didn’t ‘jump’ to buy it.
4 | DO you purchase or keep items simply because they are limited edition?
I do not purchase items or keep them simply because they are limited edition. A collection has to appeal to me in order for me to purchase it. However, I do have mixed feelings on Limited Edition Beauty releases and false scarcity tactics used to con buyers into purchasing something they would have otherwise passed over.
Limited Edition releases fuel my impulse purchases and cause me to buy items with speed. I am unable to think as rationally about these types of releases.
5 | Would you be willing to pay more money for a sold-out product online?
It infuriates me when resellers buy products for the SOLE purpose of hiking up the price and selling the products at extortion-level prices. Not only do true fans miss out on the initial launch, but then they are punished if they pay high fees charged by the resellers.
6 | Do you wish you could spend more? Or less?
In theory, I wished I spent less because my purchases do fill me with guilt. However, a part of me wishes I made enough money to spend without guilt.
7 | Do you feel compelled to buy something when you see it in someone else’s collection?
I buy more for others and for myself during the holidays. In regards to my friends and family, I feel joy giving them gifts that I know they’ll love. In regards to myself, the sales get under my skin and always lead me to spend more.
9 | Have you ever hidden a makeup purchase from family or friends?
I have hidden makeup purchases from family. During some of the major sales that were happening in 2019, I shipped packages to my boyfriend’s house.
10 | Do you have more than ten products in your collection that you have not used in over a month?
I have way more than 10 products that I haven’t used in over a month. Despite owning and loving so much in my collection, I only have one face.
11 | Have you ever been pressured to purchase something you could not afford or did not need?
I have never been pressured by a friend or family member to purchase something I could not afford or that was unnecessary. However, as previously stated, I do feel pressure from social media and from brands who launch limited edition products.
12 | Do you purchase makeup for collector reasons?
I do not purchase makeup to ‘collect’ it. If I do not like it, I won’t buy it.
13 | In your makeup journey have you become less or more consumeristic?
On my makeup journey, I have become more consumeristic. However, I have become more self-aware. I am more enlightened about what I like and dislike in beauty products. Also, I can actually think critically about more purchases and analyze my behaviors.
Final Thoughts on the Beauty Consumer Tag
The Beauty Consumer Tag was an interesting YouTube tag that I discovered in 2019 from my fave, Smokey Glow. As soon as I saw the questions in the Beauty Consumer Tag, I knew I had to take part in it. On this blog, I love to chronicle and analyze my spending habits.
In answering the Beauty Consumer Tag questions, I was actually most affected by the first question. Although I keep a meticulous beauty inventory spreadsheet, I was shocked by my monthly spend breakdown for the last year. I never want to have another year like 2019 where all of my discretionary income goes towards beauty products.