For starters, let me just say I realize I am far from a model or makeup artist. But, I do know what I like in products and my priorities are as follows:
- Clean ingredients that have a minimal impact on my health
- They work well/last a while
Beautycounter fits into my priorities perfectly. I absolutely love all of the products but even more so, I love the mission.
What is Beautycounter?
Beautycounter is a direct retail company which supplies much needed safe and effective skincare, makeup and personal care items. Their mission is to get safer products into the hands of everyone and they are working towards this goal through sharing amazing and safe products, employing an amazing force of people to share the valuable information as well as start a conversation that matters.
Why should I care what is in my everyday products?
Well, unfortunately, due to cost & a lack of regulation in the industry, many companies use products that are cheaper but still effective but have never been proven to be safe for humans. If you think about it, our skin is our largest organ and what we put on it ultimately is absorbed in – it only takes a matter of seconds. So, while using something with a small amount of a few questionable ingredients once in a while may not be a huge deal, many women (people) don’t just use one product a day – we are using 12-15 or more! Many of the products offered on the market today have thousands of chemicals in them and while I agree not all chemicals are bad necessarily… there are many that are allowed in personal care items because of the lack of regulation that have been proven to be toxic to humans. Our bodies have a limit so if we can make smarter choices even if it is just a few simple swaps, why wouldn’t we!? Whether you use Beautycounter or another brand it is important to be aware of what you are using on a day to day basis.
Is Beautycounter an MLM?
NO! Beautycounter is Direct Retail! What does that mean? Well, it means that there are a variety of channels in which you can purchase your products through! You can even order directly from http://www.beautycounter.com and not have to shop with anyone! It’s just like online shopping anywhere else. Some of the other places you can purchase Beautycounter:
- Select partnerships that have included Target!
- J. Crew
- Pop-up shops!
- Through a consultant like me! www.beautycounter.com/en-ca/shannongalley
Why is it beneficial to shop with a Consultant?
Like I mentioned above you absolutely do not have to shop with a consultant! There are perks to doing so though because many consultants run giveaways or exclusives for their valued clients. They also provide an opportunity for you to try out the products and will bring them right to you!! How awesome is that!? It is a personalized shopping experience. They can also help you on a more personal level when it comes to deciding on which products are right for you!
Do you have to purchase a ton of product when you enroll as a consultant?
Nope! You can and at an amazing discounted rate but you have lots of options! I never have an oversupply of stock that I am trying to offload and I purchase what I personally use and then anything I want for giveaways, gifts or samples. It’s all up to me. There is no required spend as a consultant.
Do I make any money?
Yes! network marketing and direct sales are becoming BIG BIG business. People like to knock it but I firmly believe it is the way the world is going! I don’t harass anyone to purchase products but I do inform clients and others through various channels about any sales or exclusives or new product launches. I follow up to find out if people need anything or if they are enjoying their newly purchased products.
Did you know that 82% of women who make over 100k do so through direct sales? Also, the network marketing industry is only growing. I’ve seen stats that pin it at a 36 billion dollar industry! People are buying these products…
I do make money each month but I am not making 100k… but you really get out what you put in and I can see how you would be able to generate a sustainable and residual income in this business. I especially love the Beautycounter Direct Retail model where consumers have options. People are loving these products and I really feel like Beautycounter helps to fill a gap in the industry! It also gives people a voice to make change which is something that is really important.
My favourite Beautyounter products are ALL OF THEM. But seriously, daily, I use:
- Nourishing cleanser
- Tint skin foundation
- Brightening Vit C oil
- Cleansing Balm
- Lengthening Mascara
- Dove Eyeshadow from the Desert Sunrise Palette (discontinued)
- Eye Brow Pencil
- Twig Lip Sheer
- Illuminating Trio – Highlighter Set