Happy Friday everyone!
I find in the beauty community there is some naivety when it comes to the use of preowned makeup, so I thought I’d share with you some eye opening points that might change a few opinions regarding the growing site Glambot.
Glambot is an American site which buys and sells pre-used makeup, from and to makeup lovers who are on a budget or for those who want a sold out product. Sounds great right?
From the off, I was inundated with money saving offers, a card trick discount game and then two more varying discount offers as I searched through the site. Saving clearly is what they want you to believe as you look through their site.
Screenshots from Glambot & Colourpop (Top- Bottom)
But wait… from just looking briefly through the site I found that some of the products are more expensive than the brand new versions from the original site. For instance, Glambot is selling a Colourpop Lippie Stix Primer for $7.20 with 20% of the product already used by the previous owner. Off of Colourpop’s site it is $5 and yes, 100% of the product is there. Why would you pay more for less? Probably because you’re under the illusion that it’s second hand so you’ll be getting it cheaper.
The more I looked the less impressed I was by the prices, they actually aren’t that great. I just don’t see the point of paying around 10% less or even in some cases more than the original, for less product and the reality that some stranger who could have some serious hygiene issues use it before it reaches my face.
My biggest issue with the site is that the makeup is used. So many diseases and illnesses are spread through makeup. The site doesn’t allow products which use a wand, like liquid lipsticks, mascaras etc. and it’s meant to be hygienically sterilised, but come on who are you kidding germs could still be on this makeup. You could get illnesses far worse than the common flu… like herpes and glandular fever. Makeup goes on the face, eyes and lips; the most precious and some of the most sensitive areas of your body.
Look at like this, would you pick up a half full water bottle you found in the road and drink it? Yeah, I thought not.
The site also looks unpolished, the pictures of products are blurred and taken from the original brand’s sites so you don’t actually get see what the product’s condition looks like until it’s at your doorstep. And that’s because used makeup rarely looks good!
I’ve never used Glambot and the only time I’ve used, used makeup is only for colour swatching on my hand, to see the consistency and shade. Using preloved cosmetics can be so dangerous to your health and let’s be honest that’s more important than looking good!
Yay or Nay to Glambot? What’s your views?- Be sure to comment to let me know!!