Recently a friend of mine introduced me to the world of Influenster – an app that (surprisingly enough) legitimately sends out full-sized products for consumers to test and then review for them.
As with most things that sound too good to be true, I seriously doubted the whole thing. However, being that I’m ever the optimist I decided to go ahead and give it a shot.
I created an account on Influenster, downloaded the app and answered several questions about products from categories that I chose. Things ranging from household cleaning products to lotions and body washes that my family uses.
Within a few days I got an email stating I’d been selected to receive one of their boxes. Specifically, I’d be receiving the Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink VoxBox. I gave the address information they requested and to my surprise a couple days later I got a little box in the mail.
Not just any box – a Maybelline box with two full-sized matte lipsticks in different shades inside it. It actually came! My inner skeptic lost the bet she made with my inner optimist (she’s still doing her chores).
After giving the lipstick a shot I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. While it does take a little longer to dry than I’d like, the color can survive just about anything. Meals, swimming, sweating, volcanoes, sinkholes,.. I really put it to the test. I mean, they deserve an honest review after sending me such great products in good faith.