I was randomly browsing an international beauty forum last night, and I landed on this thread about used makeup. The gals were exchanging their sentiments on buying used makeup not only from friends, but also from strangers online. A majority were okay with the thought, some are fans of the deed, and others just think it's-for the lack of a better term-disgusting for it's tantamount to selling your used toothbrush to somebody else. (You get the idea)
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I like buying and selling used makeup, most especially when I was starting out with this Beauty Blog. It was a way for me to publish new reviews, especially on pricey makeup without having to shell out for the original price. It was also the easiest way for me to unload the products that I rarely used and bought on impulse, but realized I can't use anyway. Moreover, buying used makeup for me was sort of a fun way to interact with fellow makeup lovers. However, it's not without its risk:
There was this seller who peddled her 30ml Davidoff Coolwater for only P500.00 in a local beauty forum. Descriptions said it was still complete (comes with the box and all) and there was 90% left of the product. I bought it right away because I thought P500.00 was such a steal for Coolwater, not to mention I didn't have the budget then for a new perfume, but I really wanted to buy a new one. When I got it, the perfume reeked of a strong, putrid alcohol-oil odor--there was still a hint of Coolwater's fragrance to it, but it was completely overpowered by that rotten smell. Suffice to say, the perfume I got was expired already. I complained to the seller about it, but she insisted it was new. I figured that there was no use complaining to a duper so I just let it go. And there are those who sell fakes and scammers, but they're another story.
I still proceeded with used makeup shopping 'cuz overall, I had a fairly good experience. It's just important to be wise and critical before purchasing. (always)
So how about you my dear readers? Are you okay with the thought of buying used makeup? Why or why not?
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