10 Things I Learned from Beauty Blogging
Charlotte over at Lipglossiping had an excellent post on five things she learned from beauty blogging. I absolutely loved it, and I tweeted out five of my own – and then I asked for people to share theirs… and it was amazing to read all the answers. Would love to hear yours, and I’ve included five more of mine!
- You learn to see shades of color you never knew before. 2 colors are identical, but you will see the nuance that makes them different. Your boyfriend will look at photos of five red lipsticks and say they’re all the same, but you will see that one is a little bluer, one isn’t as opaque, while two have a sheen.
- You learn that no matter how perfect your makeup looks, macro mode will always show you something different! Eyeliner might look on point in real life, but then you see it in high-res and it’ll tell a totally different story.
- You learn to forget about price tags. $14 used to be expensive, $20 used to be your “max,” and now $60 doesn’t seem outrageous. And it gets easier to justify an indulgence. “But it’s for the blog! For readers!” Even if it’s really because you just want that bad boy…
- You learn the art of micro-organization. How to store and store and store. And re-do it all. And get sick pleasure from it! The Container Store will become your best friend.
- You learn that products actually have “good sides” and “good angles” to photograph. And that some products are divas! You’ll love to photograph some products and loathe others. You’ll look at them and just know they’re going to be difficult on the set.
- You learn that there are some really weird products on the market. Like the Vajacial. And hair dye, post-Vajacial. You will even consider testing one of these really weird products all in the name of blogging.
- You learn that you can’t play ultimate frisbee because it will annihilate your swatching hand! NOT THE SWATCHING HAND! (No, seriously, I broke a bunch of nails on the hand that I use for nail swatches. Sucked!)
- You learn that there are fifty different ways to describe a finish, texture, color, etc. And you’ll still opt for generic words like beautiful, stunning, pretty, gorgeous.
- You learn how to do five things at once… and get them all done on time. Sometimes with the help of ample amounts of caffeine.
- You learn that until you can get your grubby little swatching paws on a product to swatch it for yourself, promo photos are pretty to look at but don’t tell the real story.