There is no doubt about it, our members are beautyheaven’s heart and soul.
Our forums are never short of beauty-related pearls of wisdom, whether it’s reminiscing on cringe-worthy makeup blunders or game-changing hacks. The same way that our members look to beautyheaven for industry news and tips, we look to our members for guidance on what they want to know, what they’re loving and what’s just not worth the hype.
And although we’re all thrilled about our relaunch (and hope you’re loving the new site too!), we want to take a moment to celebrate the one element of our site that’s remained unchanged: OUR MEMBERS. All 145,000 of you.
So we spoke to some of the best beauty minds on the block (you) about all the things they’ve learned since becoming members at bh. And wow, there’s a lot…
“Definitely the discovery of Bakuchiol! I can’t use retinol due to my very sensitive skin. This natural dupe ingredient has changed my life (well my skin clarity at least). [Currently] crushing on the Glow Lab’s Age Renew Retinol Booster Oil that I got in the Natural Beauty Month Trial Box. I would have been unlikely to try it otherwise because I see the word retinol and think no way! So thanks for that bh.” – Frenchy1
$33.99 at Chemist Warehouse
Brown is the new black
“Tips that I learnt from articles on BH is how to do liquid eyeliner. Also age-appropriate eyeliner colours. I went from a stark black to a brown eyeliner pencil, especially after watching Drew Barrymore putting on her brown eyeliner pencil from her Flower Range of beauty products.” – Margi 59
$7.99 at Chemist Warehouse
Eye swear by this
“I received a full-sized freebie of Olay’s Deep Hydrating Eye Gel with a previous RR order. It’s the first eye product that doesn’t make me break out!” – misfortunate8
$29.39 at Chemist Warehouse
Skin care secrets
The science of skin care
“Acids!! I started learning about glycolic acid, retinol etc. Had never heard of them before now I am addicted.” – Amazeballs16
“Being oily and blemish-prone, I’d always avoided oils in skin care. Using rosehip oil has dramatically improved my complexion! My pores look finer, my skin looks brighter and clearer in general; I get fewer blemishes, and the red spots that used to linger from healed zits have disappeared, too. I’m not fussed about the brand, so long as it’s 100% rosehip oil: all the serums I’ve tried with rosehip oil plus whizz-bang extras don’t work as well as plain old rho. I would never have even tried it if it weren’t for the recommendations of so many bh forumites.” – misfortune8
Taking care of your skin is a hobby
“I have learnt so much more invaluable information from the BH forums and the information we have all shared together. There is a very involved retinol thread that went on a few years ago that really opened my eyes to retinol and I have never been the same since. Started to really take skin care seriously like a hobby that I spend a lot of time researching.” – Ethelinde
Melasma no more!
“The beautyheaven community has changed my skin. Literally. From reviews, recommendations, trials, articles and beauty events. Results are hugely visible. Six years later: melasma can not be seen anymore! And skin change is incredible overall: lines I had are gone, no blackheads anymore, smoother pores, even skin tone and texture just perfect. Also, my hair has improved a lot. The community is amazing! Love beautyheaven” – Yohanna
“Gosh, so many of the videos that bh put out really helped me in every way when it came to makeup. I had never even heard of highlighters, primer or foundation brushes until I read an article here and I have now been using them for years and would be totally lost if I didn’t have them in my beauty routine now.” – Jatz
Prime of your life
“Learning about primers, particularly matching the right kind to a type of foundation. Game-changer for me. Once you prime the canvas (i.e. face), everything looks much better!” – Ethelinde
“In my 20s and 30s, I used to apply eyeshadow with sponge-tipped applicators! When I joined bh, I learned that everyone else uses brushes – so much better! I still buy sponge-tipped applicators for travel, but for day-to-day, I’m a brush convert.” – misfortunate8
“Using an eye shadow primer to stop my eyeshadow from creasing. I cannot believe I got to the ripe not old age of 40 without ever knowing this.” – Okatko
From interest to obsession
“When I stumbled upon beautyheaven, I had an interest in makeup but knew very little. I have learnt so much from being a member. My makeup interest became an obsession and I discovered just how important skin care is, especially sunscreen which I wish I had have started using much earlier. Almost everything beauty-related I’ve been able to soak up from articles and knowledgeable forum members. I am very grateful to have found BH” – IndieAna
How much time have you got?
“I find it difficult to pinpoint just one thing I’ve learnt since becoming a member. Probably the most important things are how to really, really care for my skin and how to apply makeup correctly, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg!” – Gilliey
What have your favourite bh moments been?