DON'T BUY FAKE MAKEUP

Friday, June 27, 2014

Hello there, it's been a while now, but I'm back. Today I wanted to talk to you about something that it seems to be kind of popular in the blogosphere. I've seen bloggers recommend others to get fake makeup, and that's for sure not a good advice...

I did my research about the pros and cons to get fake makeup, and I mean I'm not saying that getting some stuff like eyelashes or maybe a brush it's a bad thing (but even that). Don't do it, don't buy fake makeup!, It's ten times better save a bit of money for something you really want instead of wasting your money in something that first of you know it's fake, second you don't know the chemicals in that product, the people who make these stuff don't care about your face or what's going to happen once you applied the makeup on.

I was reading something the other day in a website (here) and basically they did an entire research on fake makeup, and let me tell you it blew my mind...If you buy or get fake makeup there's a slight probability that the product contains some arsenic, or a worrying amount of bacteria since of course they don't use the same health system as other big companies.

Another thing is that you're buying something that you don't know where it came from, you don't know anything about the company who made that product, you're paying for something cheap, something that of course it's not going to last you the time you want which means you're throwing your money away, so why buy it in the first place?
Sometimes we buy things and don't know where they came from, actually we can buy something that amazon sells and it looks like an original but it isn't, so here are some tips on how we can tell something its fake:

- Scan the packaging and the product, you can download an app, Lector QR it's free.
- Fake products are slightly bigger or smaller, so you can compare it with the original product in a store. Also you can feel sometimes that the fake product weighs less or more than the original one.
-Take a look at the fonts used on the product, they tend to be different from the original.
- Look carefully if there's any difference in the color of the packaging
- And last but not least, compare the prices, if there's a big difference between the two products, probably the one that cost the most is the original one and the one that cost a lot lot less than the other one it's fake.

Don't feel like you need to get the fake products just because everyone have the original and you can afford it, trust me it's a lot better to get maybe a cheaper version of the product from a drugstore, they usually have some really nice products and they look alike, also they're a lot cheaper and the quality is the best,and actually tested before going into the market.

Tell me in the comments what do you think about getting fake makeup, and if you have ever bought fake makeup, what's your experience?

Thank you so much for passing and don't forget to leave the link of your blog if you have one in the comments, I wish you all the best xo,


7 comments

  1. this is a very useful post!! i am with you girl! love your blog

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  2. I totally agree with you. I've never bought fake makeup, but I have bought trashy one just because it was cheaper, and all I did was waste my money on something I never ended up using. But those products I had to do some saving for... feel like the best purchases I ever made. I don't regret spending all that money on them.

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  3. omg. i don`t know there are fake make up o.o thank you for the tip!


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  4. These are such great tips! I don't think I would ever chose to buy fake makeup.
    - C
    Claudine Converses

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  5. We had no idea fake makeup was a thing. Thanks for this post. Totally crazy. You're so right. There are so many amazing drugstore options before you stoop to counterfeit makeup.

    xx 365hangers

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  6. It ruins your skin and gives you all sorts of diseases. I know a lot of people who does buy fake make-up in discreet and it's such a shame because they are compromising with their own well-being.
    -Ru.
    LOVESICKLILAC

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  7. I didn't even know that cake make-up was a problem - I wouldn't even consider it, there could be anything in it and it goes on your skin!

    Gems x
    Fashion, Well Done

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