So I watched a REALLY interesting programme last night on BB1 all about makeup and beauty products and the way people look.It was called ‘The Truth About… Looking Good” and if you have a spare hour I totally recommend watching it but I just wanted to talk about one or two points that really stood out to me from it. It was basically all about claim that different company’s make about makeup products, moisturizers, cellulite and DREADED wrinkles and it was so intriguing to find out about their results. I was honestly GOBSMACKED at some of the outcomes!! I will be mention spoilers so if you want to watch it do that FIRST… then come back here!!
Just want to disclaim that these are OBVS not my findings I just wanted a chit-chat/discussion about it… so let me know in the comments what you think!!
Firstly the University of Sheffield did this experiment based on moisturizers where they gathered a load of people testing a drug store brand, a medium priced brand and then a high-end brand. They were looking at hydration and answering that MYTH we all want to know…. “Will moisturizing make us look longer as we grow old”. Not only did the results come back saying the drug store and medium one were better than the high-end one (and were also pretty similar) and it does NOTHING to affect the way your skin will look. The DON’T contain any anti-ageing products at all!!! Makes me feel slightly better that I don’t moisturize on a daily basis….
As I am all about that makeup, I was really curious about what they said about different brands and their branding. Sali Hughes got four people to try out two foundations, two mascaras, two lip glosses and two eyeshadows, one of which was a drug store product and one of which was a high-end product. I think there was mixed results… the best foundation was the cheaper one, the best lip gloss was the cheaper one, but the best mascara and eyeshadow was the more expensive one.
However they also conducted a survey about packaging, which showed that people were way more likely to by a product based on a good packaging. This meant that people who buy high-end makeup are more likely to struggle with their self-esteem than those who buy cheaper products.
To me, this totally makes sense because I often am a SUCKER for buying expensive makeup because its packaging is pretty and because I think it will be better than something that is cheaper. However in reality if you research and look for good dupes you can buy cheaper products and spend a hell of a lot less money on makeup.
High end makeup can make you feel UGHHHH I WANT IT SO BAD BECAUSE JUST LOOK AT IT. We have all been there right?? But if you felt confident about yourself you wouldn’t think that you needed it. Do you get me???
This programme was SO worth the watch and it just sparked me to do a blog post about it as the results were cRaZyYyY!!
What do you think about high-end makeup and your self-esteem?