October 26, 2018

Beauty Influencer – Affordable Lifestyle?

It’s official Fall Season and I was excited when the notification bell went off and I was informed Jackie Aina released a Fall Sweater Weather Glam Makeup Tutorial. I quickly jumped on YouTube and began to watch the video. As she started ranking off the makeup she was using, I soon began to question:

Can I afford every product she featured in her video? More importantly, could I afford becoming a Beauty Influencer?


For those of you that do not know, I just started blogging and have been considering starting a YouTube Channel. But I’ve continued to second guess myself: one because of nerves but more importantly the initial investment that comes with starting a channel. I want my channel to focus on Beauty, Fashion, and my Photography, of course! But from lighting, backdrops, edits, and products to get for the channel I realized quickly it is not a cheap dream.

Now don’t get me wrong, everything we do is an investment and if we want to grow we have to invest in ourselves but I realized why Influencers are so happy to receive PR. If they had to pay for everything they feature on their channel they probably couldn’t afford it. Just in this one video by Jackie Aina, the total price tag comes up to $469.00 + not including the cost of taxes and shipping!

Yes, I just said $469.00 for 16 items just for a Fall Glam Makeup Look!

Of course, you can use the products over period of time, but the initial price tag is dishearten for an up & coming artist. Will it stop me from my goals? NO! But this explains why I feature so much affordable makeup on my Blog and Social Media Platforms because I know my followers are everyday women who may not want to spend $469.00 on one makeup look! But if you are balling – I’ve included the products mentioned and would love to see your recreation of this look!

P R O D U C T S M E N T I O N E D:

Lancome Prep & Matte Primer http://bit.ly/2OGIXVU

Lancome Teint Idole Foundation 520 Suede W http://bit.ly/2O3bAHA

MAC Hyper Real Foundation http://bit.ly/2O3fxMy

Farsali Skintune Blur http://bit.ly/2NZ4LqA

Born This Way Sculpting Concealer (chestnut) http://bit.ly/2OJxGnN

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Powder http://bit.ly/2OKIpyn

ABH Brow Wiz (Granite/dark brown) http://bit.ly/2OKipmQ

NARS Guayaquil Eyeshadow http://bit.ly/2OFYBAO

Milani Pure Passions Palette https://bit.ly/2OOYmn2

NARS Rio De La Plata http://bit.ly/2O0IwR2

MUFE Diamond Powder #4 http://bit.ly/2OJflY0

NARS Climax Mascara http://bit.ly/2OJ6aql

Baddie B Baddie http://bit.ly/2NwxXoU

MAC Coconut Fix + http://bit.ly/2NZ9I2D

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk blush http://bit.ly/2OLrKus

MAC Powder Kiss Lipstick http://bit.ly/2OKIUIL


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