I can understand that beauty addicts will go to great lengths to get the makeup they want at the cheapest price possible, but buying used makeup?
And with any fandom, you can bet that the more rabid fans will show up to see their idol in person.
Granted, Ricky Reyes spent years honing his skill set as a hairstylist - I don't know how long most YouTube beauty vloggers have been doing makeup, so comparing the two would seem unfair, right?
But if you don't have time to invest in and take care of yourself, why would you believe that someone else claims to have that time for you?
Nowadays, there is a general consensus that we simply "don't have time" to do things: we don't have time for or do XYZ so we look for something that offers convenience for us. Yet somehow, it's normal to say that we're willing to binge-watch our favorite TV show on Netflix or Hulu or Instagram what we're doing.
While it may seem unfair to compare skincare and makeup brushes (they're practically apples and oranges), they do serve the same function: they are tools we use to create our personal aesthetic.
For the heck of it, I typed "makeup brushes" to see what Amazon will deliver for me. Oh, they delivered alright - they just didn't warn me that I'd end up with a raised eyebrow in the process.
My eyes nearly popped out of their sockets when I checked out Kim's go-to products.
Welcome to Blossom Beautiful Aesthetics!