The Makeup Girl is a personal blog written and edited by beauty expert Lianne Farbes.  Here at TheMakeupGirl, we regularly receive products directly from beauty brands, beauty manufacturers, public relations companies, fashion and brand marketing firms.  In addition the editors and contributors to this site are regularly invited into salons, spas, dermatologist offices, makeup boutiques and other beauty destinations to meet experts and try out new services. These products/services are graciously submitted/offered for editorial consideration on The Makeup Girl.  Complimentary services, gratis products, and press samples never compromise coverage on the site.  If we don’t like the experience or product result, the product or service will not receive coverage on the pages of The Makeup Girl. In addition, sending product does NOT guarantee favorable reviews (or reviews at all for that matter).

As the Creator and Editor of this site,  it is my task to sift through hundreds of new  hair, makeup, skincare, fragrance and nail product submissions and evaluate them for coverage on the site. Recently, we have added style coverage to the mix as well.  Many times, my process involves the rigorous critiquing of texture, effectiveness, wearability, color payoff, scent, value, packaging, etc. While many of the products and services mentioned in reviews have been submitted for editorial consideration,  many of them are from my personal collection and are items/services that I have purchased and use on a  regular basis.

As The Makeup Girl is a personal blog, I prefer to write about things I love, which is why the majority of reviews are positive. However, If there is a product that does not work for me, I will definitely tell you the pros and cons as one persons beauty trash is another persons beauty treasure.  What doesn’t work for me may very well work for you, which is why I talk so much about texture, color etc.  The opinions and reviews on The Makeup Girl are honest assessments of products and services. The content on this site is never pre-approved by PR representatives or brands, and any brands that ask for that kind of coverage will never be considered for this site.

The Makeup Girl does not guarantee positive reviews or reviews at all on gratis products/services. I am not paid to write reviews. TMG runs ads from BlogHer.com  In addition, anything that is a sponsored post or sponsored event is labeled as such for full transparency. I have been in the beauty business for over 20 years on both sides of the counter and consider myself a professional in that respect.


This site is informational only and is not a substitute for medical and/or dermatological advice.  If you are in doubt, please seek advice from your physician.  The advice on this site is the opinion of Lianne Farbes (TheMakeupGirl™), and any/all contributing editors of this site.  We are in no way responsible for the effects of said advice.

If you have any questions about this policy, please contact me at lianne@themakeupgirl.net