Latina makeup blogger Nani Rivera says she’s had more requests for makeup than she can count in her time as a blogger, but she doesn’t know how to choose between the two.
“It’s hard to say which is the better, because it’s all about the style, and they’re all beautiful,” Rivera told ABC News.
“I think it’s just about the price, I think it is, but I also think it depends on the style.”
While Rivera says her posts have gotten more requests, she said it’s not about the money.
“If you want something, and it’s something that is really good for you, and you don’t have to pay, it’s still really worth it,” she said.
“But if it’s a cheap and ugly look that doesn’t make you look good, you’re not going to buy it.”
Rivera said the prices are not that different than what she charges for makeup, though she doesn´t think that would change much.
“The prices that I charge are what I think they should be,” she told ABC.
“As long as it is going to be a good quality product that’s worth paying for, it makes sense.”
Rivera is a former makeup artist and now works in retail.
She said the beauty blog industry is still very much in its infancy and the makeup industry is not yet as well known as it should be.
“So it is very difficult to make money on that, and I don’t think it will ever be,” Rivera said.
Some of the makeup bloggers Rivera has worked with are also women, but not all of them have a clear goal of creating quality makeup.
“There’s a lot of bloggers out there that are looking for the money and for the attention, and that’s just not the case,” Rivera explained.
“And I think that there are a lot more women than men, and a lot less people that want to make it for themselves, and to be able to do it for their customers, and have a lot fewer of those bloggers that just want to be famous.”
For a time, Rivera was a makeup artist, but her job has since changed to a fashion blogger.
She’s also worked with some famous beauty bloggers.
“A lot of these women are really successful and they have their own little style and they want to do that for their fans,” Rivera noted.
“They want to stand out.”
As for her future plans, Rivera said she’d like to work with some other brands, but that it’s up to the designers.
“You can’t just be on the side of the train and hope somebody will pay you,” Rivera advised.
“Some people really want to work for a brand, and if that happens, then that’s great.”