QOTW: Are You An Impulse Beauty Buyer?

Are you an impulse beauty buyer?

Beautiful with brains says: sometimes. I like to do my research and read blog reviews before making a purchase but sometimes I see a new release from one of my favourite brands or a product with a particularly cute packaging and I’ll buy it on impulse. But it only happens with products from brands I trust and the price has to be cheap!

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    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Jamilla, there are so many great offers at beauty free, it’s impossible to resist and not buy something! :)

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Vonvon, that’s great. I’m like you. I used to buy on impulse a lot but these days I’d rather read reviews first. But sometimes the temptation is just too strong…

  1. says

    Nope. I rarely buy anything if I’ve just seen it for the first time, I like to do my research first. I think it’s mostly because when I was first getting into makeup, I would see a product in a magazine and they would hype it up. And 80% of the time, the product would turn out to be quite bad, so now I like to look at swatches and reviews online before getting anything.
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    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Makeup Morsels, back then when there weren’t any blogs, I would often get sucked in by products advertized by mags and I agree, they were often very disappointing. Thank goodness for blogs, the reviews and swatches are so helpful!

  2. says

    Sometimes, but like you I prefer to research and plan out my purchases.
    But if it’s a pretty nail polish or something inexpensive, I’ll buy on impulse at times. I picked up some lip glosses for 500 yen each as I happened to run across a sale, and the glosses turned out to be well worth the money!
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    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Kuri, isn’t it great when that happens? I think only inexpensive products are worth buying on impulse. If they turn out to be good, you got a great bargain, otherwise, you won’t have wasted a lot of money.

        • beautifulwithbrains says

          Kuri, I’m sorry to hear that. I think high-end products can be tricky as you expect them to be really good and worth the money, but sometimes they can really disappoint too.

      • says

        May I interrupt…..

        Yes, i also have been doing some impulse buy on inexpensive items, usually less than £2 from shops like TJ Hughes and TK Maxx. Got some Rimmel Colour Mousse eyeshadows at £1.99, when the same in Boots cost £4.99!
        Or clearance shelf of drugstores like Boots.

        Shall be writing about them in coming weeks! :)
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        • beautifulwithbrains says

          Vonvon, those are great bargains! I love clearance shelves/bins, you can find some awesome deals in there. Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on those products and see swatches. :)

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Marina, impulse purchases are always risk and they seem to be either very good or extremely bad. lol. Doing some research and making a list is a good way to make sure you won’t be disappointed by your purchases. :)

  3. says

    Sometimes, especially with sales and cheap items. But only in “real life” shops, when I buy on-line I am more coscentious thanks to pre-payed card, lol!

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      La Bisbetica, I’m like that too. I never buy on impulse online but in real shops the temptation can be too hard to resist sometimes..

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Plue, I agree. We need to be careful how we spend our hard-earned money. But every now and then it’s ok to buy on impulse too. :)

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