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Literally all of these, except friends are rare (usually I’m the one giving the reviews 🙂 ) But otherwise everything.

Though I get reviews from all of the above (except Instagram), Temptalia is by far my number one place to read reviews of beauty products. Christina’s reviews are the best and most informative I’ve seen. Even if I read or watch reviews elsewhere or get info from friends and retailers, I still go to Temptalia to check the reviews and comments of any product I am considering.

I only wish there were more reviews of mascara, eyeliner, brow products, and foundation on Temptalia.

Amen! I always favour any beauty reviews from Temptalia because Christine tells it like it is. I hate reading blog reviews and just knowing that they are either just giving in to hype (unicorns, anyone? *yawn*) or sponsored posts.

I primarily use this site, Musings of a Muse, and YT as my sources for reviews. But I’ve been using the Temptalia Discord chat a lot lately to get feedback/advice on my purchases!

Youtube used to be a biggie for me but over the years, I’ve realized I can’t really set too much store by most youtubers – quite a few of them are looking to make a hookup with a big cosmetics company (fine for them but it sure blurs the honesty of their reviews). Mostly for me, it is THIS particular blog and also Makeup Alley – it’s a user-drive site and I like reading what folks have to say about products I might be thinking of purchasing.

Definitely a mix of blogs and YT videos! I’m extremely picky about both sources, seeking my info from the most honest, reliable reviewers on both. Obviously, Temptalia is numero uno, first stop for myself and many others who are looking for accurate swatches, honest reviews and a great beauty community of fellow makeup junkies! Also love Karen @ M&BB’s site very much, too!

Seeing as I am informing most retail MUA’s and none of my friends are interested in makeup, I turn to your blog Christine, as well as Phyrra and Muse to provide me with beauty updates.
I have lost count of how many times young MUA’s will ask me where I get my beauty news from and I tell them all about you Christine – the most objective blog on the internet about how the products rate and perform.
Thanks to you Christine and your wonderful team we have the best beauty news and a real online community.

I rely heavily on Temptalia. It has the most objective reviews and by far and away the most thorough. I find the reviews on Sephora to be far more positive than Temptalia and I find Ulta reviews hard to sort out . Many reviewers I’ve seen seem to love everything as if they are getting the product for free and/or paid to hype it . I only go to YouTube occasionally to see another perspective on the swatches.

I have a couple YT vloggers that I think are somewhat honest, but mostly I rely on your grading system and you, Christine and I’m very thankful for you too. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been talking to a SA or other customers in Sephora and Ulta and I’ve pulled out my phone, pulled up your site and said, but Temptalia says… I always make sure they know how to find you and I’ve actually met others who already knew about you too.

Makeup Alley is my first stop then I often check your comments on something. I do a search thru YouTube people I trust. I’ve watched a few that call out junk that I’ve been burnt by in the past and they do careful testing before giving an opinion.

You. Muse for humor, drugstore, and KB, color. Snow White and the Asian Pear for KB, skincare. Also 50 shades of snail. I rarely YT, or other social, but rarely watch Wayne, Emily Noel, and a couple of others. So often, the videos are annoying, rather than informative. For IG, I check Michelle‘s swatches or Trendmood. Reddit and unfamiliar sites, if they come up on a googled swatch you did not post. For ingredient check, Cosdna and EWG, because you cannot trust what retailers list. And you need a safety/acne rating. Also Paula’s ingredients dictionary, and the now allied beautypedia, for skincare reviews and ingredients.

All except Snapchat. I follow these youtubers mostly for swatches but don’t trust them blind much as many are putting money in their pockets and going on vacations and giving away luxurious gifts by selling us stuff. Some I do like are: Emily Noel, Makeup Maven, Risa Does Makeup she does a real good eye application techniques especially on older women with hooded eyes. Kathleen Lights, Jessica Brain, Tati, Livlovesmakeup she talks at the speed of light (she has ADDD and Lupus) but she is young and cute and no bs. Swears sometimes but not all the time. Lol! Just discovered Samantha Jane so sweet too!
I read in skin care on Reddit, Makeup Alley, Musings of a Muse, Fat Mascara podcast, and of course ❤️ Temptalia.
I think if two or three persons or pages agrees on a product being great or bad then I guess is safe to believe it? But with different types if skins and do many product and reactions is so hard to judge it decide. I’m getting old and better at the game thanks to all of these.

You. Hands down. I ALWAYS check here before I buy something. If you give it a bad grade, my interest in the product stops there. I’ve been following you for so many years now I know we mostly agree on formulas.
For foundation reviews and seeing how shades look on fair skin I always check to see if Phyrra has any information.

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