Monday, 13 May 2013

Blind Testing - a proposal.

One topic that I find particularly interesting in the beauty blogging world is the hype that surrounds particular brands, it would seem that some brands can do no wrong and suit every skin type there is. I am not bringing  any brand in particular into question, but I am questioning the beauty blogging 'band wagon'. 

Yes, there are brands that churn out fabulous and then more fabulous products, and, maybe I sound, and I am slightly bitter that I can't afford to try all these 'wonderful' products, but at the same time my cynical nature finds it hard to belief that said products work great for everyone.  

I feel there is also a lot of pressure these days to get on the beauty band wagon, and to glide, seemingly effortlessly, towards the high-end of the market. I am here to say that not everything that glitters is gold. Different products work for different people, and different skin types.  Not everyone likes the same finish, or wants to achieve the same result - therefore we do not all need to be on the same path. 

This is why I would like to propose a little bit of fun in the form of blind testing.  I don't know if this will work or if anyone will be interested but I thought I would give it a shout anyway's. 

blind or blinded experiment is a scientific experiment where some of the people involved are prevented from knowing certain information that might lead to conscious or subconscious bias on their part, thus invalidating the results.

Whether we do it knowingly or not we do form opinions on beauty products, based upon the brand, before we have even tried them, maybe not every time but we are guilty sometimes.

For instance, I am (apparently) not a fan of Collection 2000 and would form the opinion that 'it will dry out my skin'.  I haven't used Collection 2000 make-up since I was 13, and on that one occasion it did dry my skin out - it was loose powder, the chances of that outcome were obviously high.   

How will this experiment work?

  • I will create a list of all blogger's who are interested in participating the blind test challenge, and then pair each blogger up with another blogger.
  • We would then send each other unbranded samples - only providing  information on what the product is and any health & safety information. 
  • Then when the blogger has reviewed the products, the products will be revealed - and conclusions can be made.

This will either be a complete fail, or it could be something pretty interesting.  If you are interested in taking part e-mail me over at: or alternatively you can chat to me on twitter @glampire_x  

To keep things simple (since this is the first time) UK beauty blogger's only. Thanks.


  1. This sounds awesome - I'd love to take part! :)

    Lynne x

  2. Great idea! Will give you a message on Twitter :)