by BR Amelia
If there's one question the customer service team at Beauty Review is asked on a fairly regular basis, it's...
How do I get on a trial?
Fair enough! It's a question we fully understand, because who wouldn't want to get on a Beauty Review trial and receive a free full-sized beauty product to review?
From the outside, it seems like getting on a trial ought to be as simple as registering your interest... except it's not. You see, the first thing to know is that Beauty Review has literally tens of thousands of members, and a goodly amount at any given time are putting their hands up saying they'd like to take part in our latest trials.
To make the trial selection process more efficient, we have a computer system that does a bunch of the work for us, taking into account things like a member’s profile, survey answers, their Beauty Review participation and more!
Which brings us to the real question, which isn't 'why have I not had a trial?' but 'how can I improve my chances of being put on a trial?'. Read on...
First of all, it's important to have your Beauty Review profile filled out in full. If your preferences change – say you colour your hair from blonde to brown, or your skin type changes from oily to dry – then that needs to be updated as well. And if your email changes it's important this is updated - twenty percent of Beauty Review trial invitations are never responded to simply because the email is never seen by the member.
The system will also check the information entered into surveys for trials where we need a very specific skin or hair type, and it will notice if a person who has dry skin in their Beauty Review profile is now saying they have oily skin in the survey, and will dismiss that user as an option... again... keep your profile updated so this doesn't happen to you.
A simple way to improve your chances of being picked for a trial is to comment on the trial articles, as commenting shows the algorithm that we've an engaged Beauty Review member on our hands.
Further to that, how often a member reviews and the quality of their reviews is taken into consideration (review standards can be found here: https://www.beautyreview.co.nz/review-standards). It's not fair to send a product to someone who will write 'it was good, I liked it'. That doesn't help clients understand how consumers see their products, and it doesn't help a person scrolling through Beauty Review in a supermarket aisle looking for a new moisturiser make an informed decision.
As for how often should you review? One product ever week or two is optimal, and believe me when I say we notice who writes well-rounded, thoughtful reviews - and these people are flagged as Review Experts, which then further bumps you up the trial list.
Another way to snap up a trial spot is to follow us on Instagram, @beautyreviewnz. Each trial also now includes an Insta guest reviewer! Simply follow us and comment when you see those posts and we might pick you!
At the end of the day, like anything in life, what you put into Beauty Review is what you'll get out. And if a trial doesn't come around as often as you'd hope, there's still the option to shop in our Beauty Vault for free full-sized products (and you'd be amazed at how quickly reviewing products and commenting on articles adds up to spendable points!)
I think I’ll make a great reviewer! How can I be sure you’ve noticed my efforts?
And there you have it! The ins and outs and how to of Beauty Review trials! So go forth, my lovelies! Review, comment, earn points and have a beautiful Beauty Review experience!