We get asked a lot about how to get in on reviewing, especially for beauty products, and mostly because the people want the free stuff. They want to know how to get products like konjac sponges sent to them, what should be included in the review and how honest should they be. We have tried our best to make a comprehensive guide to getting in on beauty product reviews.
Getting the Products
You can buy beauty products yourself with your own money or have them sent to you by the company. Each method has its own merits.
When you make the purchase yourself, you do lose your own money, but with beauty products it is on something you would have bought anyway. Not having taken a free sample from the company makes your review sound more credible. Plus, if you are appealing to an audience in your own financial bracket, they will appreciate the reviews of products they can definitely afford.
Once you begin doing reviews on a regular basis you will likely start being solicited by companies to do their products with them sending you a free sample and sometimes other promotional material and free items. This is how we first came across that konjac sponge. A natural beauty company sent one with their product to review. The free konjac sponge ended up being better than the wash. This is actually an all natural product that deep cleanses your face with out irritating the skin.
What Should be Included in the Review
Start by stating where you found the product and its price. If you are reviewing in the US and got the product for free from the company you have to state this by law.
Make sure that you state the full name of the product. Take some pictures of it is well, in its packaging and as it is being used if possible.
Your own honest opinion about everything from the packaging to the value for the money. Don’t leave anything out that helped to shape your opinion.
Keeping Your Credibility
If you want people to keep returning to your site you have to be honest in your reviews. If you have something negative to say, you can also try and tone it down with something else positive if possible, but don’t lie to make a manufacturer happy. If you get the impression that they expect you to, then it is better to politely decline.
Reviews of beauty products can be fun, and a great way to make connections with people. These are items that everyone is using, and everyone is going to have an opinion about them.