Let’s chat about buying beauty products online and the warnings that should come from actually purchasing something from someone you haven’t even seen before.
Before the internet was prominent, buying mail order items was actually extremely popular. Mail order is a term which describes the buying of goods or services by mail delivery. According to Wikipedia, Benjamin Franklin is believed to be the first mail order cataloguer in the United States when he started a mail order catalog that sold scientific and academic books. Mail order retailers became very prominent in the 1940’s and 1950’s with mail order retailers selling a cast variety of products that included beauty products. The primary focus of beauty products are to make one look and feel better whether a woman or a man. Nowadays, men have really come into their own taking a good hard look at paying attention to their looks and over-all appeal just like the female population. With out a doubt, beauty products and beauty retailers differ so much that paying attention to the small details might be what you should pay close attention to. Amazon.com offers great product and retailer reviews. I frequently read these review prior to making an online purchase. Nowadays, with the popularity of online technology, these products have also become ever so popular existent over the world wide web. Yes, by just heading over the your home computer, any family member can now buy these beauty products with just one click of the mouse. However, kindly do not be fooled or taken, buying online beauty products isn’t always credible, accurate and successful. There are plenty of online retailers that have had a bad track record and have been known to be irresponsible. Sometimes, it’s not even true, but ends up taking the company down and completely offline. There was one certain mineral makeup manufacturer(which will remain unnamed due to legal reason), that allegedly falsely reported it’s bright pigment mineral ingredients. One of it’s users found and accused this mineral manufacturer of not having used “FDA approved” ingredients for these bright pigments. The user caused such a ruckus by actually making a website with a community to cause havoc to this small mineral makeup manufacturer. The mineral makeup manufacturer owner didn’t have the resources to fight the alleged claims and just decided that they would end the company’s web presence. Hence, this situation should make you think twice next time you read sometime. Be skeptical whenever making online purchases.
There are a ton of online scammers and shysters trying to take your money. Many credit card scammers out there also.
Since the birth of the electronic age and the internet(world wide web), mail order retailers have turned to online sales and this includes beauty products. These beauty retailers include product from:
- makeup manufacturers
- mineral makeup manufacturers
- skin care manufacturers
- hair care product manufacturers
- perfume manufacturers
- nail polish manufacturers
Buying certain beauty products online isn’t too bad of an idea since you can view what you are getting from images, pictures, videos, etc. One issue that comes up over and over is purchasing fragrances online. How can you buy a fragrance online without actually smelling it? You can simply buy it from the looks of it’s bottle or container or from reading some some online reviews.
So the question is, have you purchased a beauty product recently? There are a few questions that come up if you have given your hard earned cash to a retailer when you bought online. Ask yourself:
- how was the buying experience?
- how was the retailer experience?
- did you read product reviews before you purchased online?
- did you read retailer reviews before you purchased online?
- do you know someone who have purchased from them prior
The power of the internet has given many people a true voice when it comes to the online purchasing prowess. Sites like www.MakeupTalk.com have a member driven community where they can “sound off” and give their opinions about certain beauty and makeup retailers and manufacturers. They also have a fully seeded product review center where members can write product review along with reading product reviews.
Certainly, beauty products differ a lot from each other that are why it is crucial to know what you really want to purchase from the very beginning. Moreover, you might want to try alternative products that can be used instead of the usual chemical-based.
Here is a list of discussions going on about buying beauty products online:
- Buying fragrances online
- Urban Decay Online Buys??
- Buying Makeup Online
- Buying products off websites
- Best place to buy make-up online
- Where do you shop your beauty products?
- What’s the cheapest place to buy online make-up?
- The Right Way to Shop Online
Let’s not give up on the old age thing called power of research.
Doing research about online retailers should be done. Look and listen at the voices of consumers. Make sure that you extend and carry out an extensive research on all your buying options. Make sure you check retailer reputation. Check to see if any of the retailers that you are interested in even have loyal customer following. If you find positive commentary and less negative ones, then you are in luck. On the other hand, if you read more disappointing reviews than positive ones, it is time to check out other companies.
The positives of buying online are not having to spend any hard end cash on gasoline to drive yourself all over town to buy some eye shadow that you’re not even sure that would like.
Even with all of the disadvantages of buying online, shopping online can still be fun and positive experience. It also has many positives. Just make sure to do your research just like you would in the real world in a store. Read reviews and research your purchase before you go and buy it blindly. Doing research prior to buying online will save you many headaches in the future and you will be much happier with great beauty products that you have purchased online.