everything here is interactive: we set the defaults, you can change them. think a product has a different oil free status than the one shown? change it! want to track where you keep things ( location) or thoughts about how this treatment fits within your beauty routine? write yourself a personal collection note, or tell the world in a review.
we’ve placed have / want / had icons everywhere you see a product, either on a picture, in a list (like on the brand or category pages), as well as at the top of individual product pages like this one for Forever Youth Liberator Water-In-Oil by Yves Saint Laurent. add products to your makeup collection wherever you see these icons. once there, you can sort by category, have/want/have, or even build your own custom kits for further organizing.
|Effectiveness - how effective was this product?|
|Formula Thickness - how thick is the formula for this product?|
|Moisturizing - how moisturizing is this product?|
|Gentleness - how gentle is this product?|
|Greasiness - how greasy is this product?|
|Lightweight - how lightweight does this product feel?|
|Anti Aging - how effective is this product for anti aging (fine lines and wrinkles)?|
|Brightening - how effective is this product for brightening (uneven or dull skintone)?|
|Clarifying - how effective is this product for clarifying (pore refinement and improve skin texture)?|
|Firming - how effective is this product for firming (loss of elasticity)?|
|Oil Control - how effective is this product for oil control?|
|Value - how would you rate the value of this product overall?|
at blushgarden, we think differently about reading and writing beauty product reviews. we believe product reviews should provide you with detailed information, let the writer quickly and easily share their thoughts, and be a fun experience for all. to achieve this, we provide a ratings scale for distinct criteria, alongside traditional written comments. this format gives reviewers a way to provide an in-depth review of the same specific aspects of a product, allowing you zero in on the criteria that are most important to you.
without the need for long-form written text, everyone saves time. don’t let us discourage you from waxing poetic if you are so inclined, some people are gifted writers and should share if they want to. we just want to encourage and provide great reviews without that particular barrier to entry.
as an example, one rating criteria for face serum or treatment is anti aging. anti aging ranges from ineffective to noticably fights aging. While a high anti aging rating might be the desired criteria for you, clarifying or oil control might be desired for someone else. there isn’t a right answer, only your opinion.
an added benefit to the scales is quickly seeing how a product might perform. you can identify that a product is rated highly for anti aging without reading a lot of text. easily compare and evaluate similar products based on identical criteria. apples to apples, if you will.
we would honestly love to hear your feedback, if you have an idea for a new rating criteria, let us know! post in the feedback forum, or send us an email to .