Disclaimer: I’m a Younique Presenter.
Can you believe that? You heard me right. I’m a Younique Presenter.
I’m still a bit in shock that I pulled the trigger, to be honest, because the last few weeks have been a whirlwind in which I went from strongly disliking the brand to ordering my kit less than 24 hours after hosting a party at my house.
Let’s back up. I want to tell you the story, because I didn’t realize the person selling the product could matter SO MUCH.
Wearing Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lash Mascara and Lucrative Lip Gloss in Loveable.
My cousins Megan and Brittany hosted a Younique party. At first I felt uncomfortable, because I wanted to support them in earning free makeup but I was scarred from aggressive presenters, and stories I heard of aggressive presenters from other bloggers. I also thought the mascara looked like spider legs and I just wasn’t interested.
As part of my cousins’ Facebook group for their party, I met their presenter, Allison. Allison was sweet, knowledgable, passionate about the products and about makeup in general. The videos she posted in the Facebook group were short and got me intrigued about many of the products. I went from discomfort to being disappointed I couldn’t make the party (the baby was sick), so I booked my own.
At my get together, which was Friday night, Allison did her makeup using Younique products. I was impressed with almost everything I touched and tried. And Allison made it clear to everyone – she’s not a makeup artist, she’s just a girl that really loves makeup.
That struck a chord with me.
I’ve had to explain, many times, that I am not a makeup artist, I am a beauty blogger who is just really in love with cosmetics and nail polish! I do not want to misrepresent myself to anyone.
If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you also know that I have rosacea. And cosmetics help me feel more confident as they even my skin tone and allow me to wear pops of color on my lids and lips.
So why did I decide to sell Younique? Because I want to try a lot of the products. The kit was an economical way to go. And I thought, why not? I love makeup, this is a natural fit. Maybe I also have the opportunity to change someone else’s mind by being nonaggressive, and just passionate about makeup. That mascara is now my Holy Grail – sure, you could have spider leg lashes if you wanted, but I was able to just as easily just get volume and length without the thickness and clumps.
I’m not going to promise I won’t review the occasional Younique product on my blog, but I would have done that anyway, having purchased the mascara, lip gloss and a lip stain at the first party. But I will not be regularly blogging in an effort to promote sales. This will NOT become an outlet for my effort with Younique.
But this once, I’m going to leave my launch party link right here.
I’d actually like to know from you – what product would you be interested in hearing a review on? Because I haven’t had much time to blog since earlier this year, and when I do, I want it to be something you’ll find useful. Here’s what I’ve tried so far (and while I loved it all I do have some hard feedback on a couple things!):
- Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lash Mascara
- Lucrative Lip Gloss in Loveable, Lavish and Ladylike
- Stiff Upper Lip Stain in Sappy
Thanks for keeping an open mind on my new venture. Like I said, I don’t want to be aggressive – I’m not committed to this as my income or business but rather as something I thought I’d enjoy on the side. If I don’t enjoy it, I’ll stop doing it. Who has time for things that aren’t enjoyable?!