What kind of beauty content do you engage with most?

I’m mostly a lurker and the content I come across tends to be through Instagram, which is mostly new product releases and looks, but I don’t read/watch a lot of review content on purpose (unless I’ve already reviewed myself), so then if I watch a video, it’ll usually be a get-ready-with-me video.

— Christine


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Pearl Avatar

I used to watch videos for-get-ready-with-me and new product trys but I haven’t in many months. I stopped following all Instagram beauty content as well. I come here for what I want to see, whether it’s product comparisons or the newest on the market or look ideas, the site is familiar and easily navigable. I’ve always been a fan of one stop shopping and too much choice (sea of youtube and Instagram content) tends to overwhelm and burn me out.

Lianne Avatar

Well this site, obviously, for reviews/swatches. Also following on Insta for headlines.

Also on Insta, following Pat McGrath, NYX & Mac cosmetics for their product release news and especially their great makeup application videos. McGrath’s are my fave, they’re so glitzed out!

I only follow one YouTuber, Michele Wang, because I love her taste and her voice! It’s got kind of an AMSR quality to it that I find calming. ๐Ÿ˜€

Lesley Avatar

I come here, of course. I have a few You Tube subscriptions but I no longer watch any of them regularly. I like the monthly faves and fails but only watch reviews of products that I am actively considering. If I have a need, I will watch a tutorial, which inevitably is from past content. I am part of a Makeup Use It Up Facebook group. I also enjoy makeup and skincare subReddits because there is a possibility of a dialogue with others and there are a lot of knowledgeable people there. Some of them are pretty funny too. And I still read magazine and newspaper columns, although itโ€™s almost entirely on line. During the shutdown, I diverted myself with biographies of cosmetic company tycoons. Very soothing.

DVa Avatar

This is a good question and one I really had to consider.
The one consistent I have followed/engaged with over the last couple years in Temptalia.
Secondary is Insta, because I’m on there the most, but I don’t stop to watch too much of it.
I’ve mostly given up watching YouTube content with the exception of the odd Mel Thompson video.
I spend more time following dog trainers on all platforms
*priorities ๐Ÿ™‚

Ana Maria Avatar

It depends on the platform.

Although I watch a lot of YouTube content, I never comment or like, I just don’t see the reason and don’t want to use my Google account for that.
I also don’t engage on Facebook, because I use that platform for family and friends interaction, not with brands or influencers.
On Instagram I usually engage with new launches and products presentations, expressing my opinion. I almost never interact with makeup looks.

But I absolutely love interacting on temptalia. I find most topics engaging. ๐Ÿ˜ From surveys to daily questions, to new launches and old favorites. I also feel more engaged because I get the feeling of actual interaction, either from Christine or the other members of the community.

Mary Avatar

I visit this site daily ..
However in generaI I donโ€™t really watch a lot of beauty content .
If I am really interested in a product and want as many swatches as possible to try and see it on various skin tones then Iโ€™ll do a search just for that product.

There is one Beauty vlogger I visit now and then A makeup artist Ali Andreea
She lives in Paris and I watched some of her videos on apartment hunting and life in Paris as well as some of her try onโ€™s…I love all things Parisian.

Jan Witsoe Avatar

Fairly often I am tempted by a video promising old lady tips. OMG! Most are way too lengthy. Get to the point! I can only absorb so much info at one time.

brendacr1 Avatar

I’m on here most days. instagram a wee bit and I only follow one YouTube biogger Adaleta Avdic she’s mostly into skincare and I just like the way she does her reviews. Otherwise there’s not enough time in the day to fit everything in.

Rachel R. Avatar

I read and interact here, The Makeup & Beauty Blog, Phyrra, and sometimes Musings of a Muse. I usually spend a lot of time in the Phyrra “Hex Squad” Facebook group.

On YouTube, I watch mostly reviews and demonstrations using products, mainly. I like a good list or tag video, as well. I’ve gotten good tips from Robert Welsh, Lisa Eldridge, and Wayne Goss. I’m mostly a lurker, but their are a few smaller creators I interact with.

z Avatar

Usually beauty youtube. I like seeing things in practice – but the colors in videos are WILDLY different in reality – because I can get a good feel for what will work with my skin tone just by seeing the texture, application, and (potentially – for some reason check-ins aren’t more popular) wear. They’re not as popular as they used to be, but I also really like the “what’s in my bag” videos – though “what I’ve used up” is a good second. I want REAL reviews on products. I want to know what ACTUALLY gets used by people who are sent free stuff all the time. Of course I’m a sucker for first impressions…I’m just more likely to subscribe if they come back later with a real review. Angelica Nyqvist is good about a monthly update.

Anyway…yeah, youtube. Though to be fair I check in to your blog every single day too.

Stephanie Avatar

First and foremost, it’s this blog I visit daily. I scroll through Instagram and might stop and peek at something that really piques my interest. The only You Tuber I watch regularly is Angela Van Rose, as she reviews high end beauty and her makeup style is similar to mine, although her skin type and colouring are not.

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