Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Beauty Conspiracy Theories

Hi everyone, today I am going to be doing a post bringing together two of my favourite thins. Beauty and Conspiracy theories. Conspiracy theories are something I love reading about or watching on Youtube so I decided to do a post based on them today.

The first theory I am going to be sharing with you involves lip balm. Apparently, lip balms contain glass fibres and irritants to their products to make our lips more dry and chapped so that we use more of their products to try and get rid of the chapped lips. Do I believe this one? I can see where they are coming from but I don't think it is true.

This one is interesting, the theory surrounding travel size and testers for product is that they are better quality than the actual product you buy in store. You get a foundation sample and fall in love with how it looks, you buy the full sized product but it's not as good as you remember. This happens to a lot of us I'm sure. So is this done on purpose to make us get the full sized products? We will never know.

How many products can you use for so many different things? Using concealer for highlighting for instance. A few years ago none of these things existed but now you see them everywhere. When I first got into makeup, concealer was used just to cover blemishes, now it is used for covering blemishes, putting under your eyes, highlight. There is so many uses. The theory behind this is that if companies are showing you new ways to use their products for multiple things, people are going to use more of the products faster than they would of a few years ago. Meaning that you will run out faster and re-purchase the product. 

I love liquid lipsticks so of course I was going to mention a theory about them. Liquid lipsticks expire a lot faster than normal lipsticks, so companies are promoting liquid lipsticks as they expire faster so you are having to replace them more often. Personally I don't believe that one but I still wanted to add it.

Hope you enjoyed this different type of post today!
Thanks for reading


  1. Oh my gosh this is such a cool post! To be honest I always switch up my make up and skincare, I like to mix it up!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

  2. These are so interesting! I’d never heard of any of these before! xo
    Sian |

    1. Thank you! I love reading and watching thems so I knew I had to include them on my blog x

  3. I love a conspiracy theory! I’ve spent literally hours watching Shane Dawson’s! I remember him mentioning the lip balm thing before and I don’t think I believe it. The travel sized products is an interesting one and totally makes sense!


    1. Me too! Shane Dawson's videos are the reason I am obsessed with conspiracy theories haha! x

  4. This is such a GOOD post! I love a good myth busting session! The chapped lips one I defo beleive from certain brands haha

  5. These are some really interesting theories! I've not heard any of them before but I can understand the one about travel products if I'm honest x

    1. Thank you! Yeah it makes sense doesn't it? x

  6. What an awesome post! These are definitely some interesting theories. I've heard the lip balm one before, but the others are definitely new conspiracies for me!

  7. I love conspiracy theories too, in fact I picked up a magazine all about them! These are really interesting and I can see where they're coming from with most of them actually, some industries are deceiving. I'm not saying any of them are true at all, but all is not what it seems... 🤔

    Amy |