Who Do You Trust for Beauty Advice?
We first asked this question in 2012. A LOT has happened since then in green beauty. Time to pick up this thread again… let’s hear your thoughts.
Since you’re here, I’m going to go ahead and assume that you probably like talking beauty—whether you’re fully clean or not.
From a very young age I was always obsessed with products and beauty rituals, and consumed women’s magazines with questionable gusto—from Sassy and Seventeen, to Allure, Harper’s Bazaar and Elle. I relished reading the beauty advice from the editors, as well as from the supermodels—I’m talking Linda, Naomi, and Christy days here—and celebrities they interviewed.
But the magazines have changed, haven’t they? And so have the celebs. It just feels harder and harder to buy that they’re ever offering up an unbiased review, and not just helping sell something. That one time Gisele called sunscreen poison she had to put on her best PR face and eat her words.
Lucky for us, beauty blogs have definitely helped fill the vacuum that good magazines have left. And not every magazine article—I still read Elle and Bazaar with the same excitement—is written to appease some advertiser. But it’s not always easy to tell the difference.
So I’m wondering who women rely on most heavily now for their beauty advice. Is it the customer reviews you read on sites; is it what your friends or sister or mom say that sways you; is it Morning Routines; is it Gwyneth Paltrow? Do you still turn to mags?