Influenster Aggregated Reviews
Influenster. You get free magazines, hair products, shampoo, conditioner, dye, food
It’s so hit or miss. I’ve had Influenster for almost 6 years now. Sometimes it’s high end beauty like this (I’ve also gotten some Marc Jacobs lip products and Lancôme stuff) or sometimes it’s veggie straws and airheads candy. My friend got a Keurig with a ton of coffee pods once! I just figure, I’ll fill out a survey if I get one, but since it’s free, oh well. It’s hard not to get jealous when you see people get super good voxboxes though. I really don’t think filling out badges or whatever it’s called on the website helps that much though. I filled out a ton for a while to see if anything would happen, and I got nothing for months. Now I just leave it alone, and I get three or four a year.
I gave up on Influenster because my reviews can’t go through. I entered a review for a certain product, then it asked me to review that product again. I did so. Four times in a row. Then I skipped and it did the same with another product. I signed off in frustration. A few days later I answered a snap survey and as soon as it was done, every single product I reviewed came up as “hey, we’d like your review on this!” because not a single one actually went through or posted.
I contacted customer support and either they’re dumb and completely missed the mark, or I was talking with a bot, because they didn’t come close to addressing the issue or answering my questions.
No joke, I have 32k instagram followers, fill out all my snaps/surveys, yet I havent gotten an Influenster box in easily 3+ years. Ridiculous.
You don’t really HAVE to do anything with Influenster. Just use it on your own time, how you see fit, if you even want to use it at all. I have definitely received products that I didn’t use because they weren’t my style or didn’t fit into my routine. I still get boxes probably every 2-3 months. Plus, they give you so much time to try it out if you choose to do so.
Influenster is an app where you connect all your social media accounts and based on your “impact” score and reviews you write for products you use they will send you boxes tailored to you. They try and predict products you would best be suited to review based on products you have already reviewed so write as many reviews as possible and you’ll increase your chances of receiving a VoxBox!
I’ve received two boxes from them- one was the Algenist Liquid Collagen/Sleeping Collagen and then a Hair Food shampoo/conditioner box. My impact score is around 3k and I’ve written 10 reviews. 0 followers on influenster. I live in a big city, white, some college, no kids, income 51-100k. I think demographic is more important than activity, but I do complete all my snaps which I think helps.
I’ve been on Influenster since 2012 and I have gotten 10+ boxes, probably more. My impact score is 4300 and I never write reviews or anything unless it’s in my snaps to complete. I’ve had a mix of the college student boxes and high end makeup boxes. I haven’t gotten any high end makeup boxes in at least a year though so I’m tweaking my profile and seeing what comes of it.
I just completed 12 months with Influenster. In those 12 months, I received 5 boxes: 2 hair care, 2 skin care, and 1 of those generic multi branded boxes (which was my first box, about 3 months after joining).
The last two boxes were really more targeted to me and were things I would actually buy more of, so I guess they learn more about us overtime 🙂
I’ve had Influenster since 2015. It wasn’t until I started playing with my account settings/profile in 2017 that I saw a change in the type of boxes I received and the increase in frequency.
I realized recently I hadn’t ever looked back at the voxboxes I had received from Influenster. I lost my phone with photos of the products so I am just posting the photos that were included in the emails from Influenster.
I’ve been in a lot of nice campaigns with Influenster. (2 laura mercier boxes, belif box, l’oreal, etc) My impact score was only around 1,000 for most of those. I don’t have as many reviews as you, but I do visit the website & app regularly and like/comment on their posts via Twitter.
I just looked up some things in their FAQs and it says: “The best ways to increase your chances to qualify for a VoxBox are by connecting your social networks to your impact score, completely filling our your user profile and interacting with us from your connected social networks on social media!”
Score around 3000, college aged female. When I first started with influenster (2-3 years ago) my boxes were the drugstore boxes with a bunch of random things from candy to cheap makeup. Gradually, my boxes started changing to where I’ve received Becca, Hourglass, Laura Mercier, and now Kaja! I’ve also had a few drugstore boxes sprinkled between here and there, with Rimmel and Maybelline. I don’t really have that many reviews (probably under 50) but I have a fair number of badges (~30).
My impact score is 3062 and I have 551 reviews. It will be 2 years in April that i’m on Influenster.
I received my first Voxbox within the first 2 weeks of joining (was a mix of products: popcorn, feminine products, shampoo, supplements, etc). Then i wasn’t active on the app and I received nothing for half a year. When I started being active again, I kept receiving Voxbox every 1-2 months depending on the campaign length (basically, I received a new one after the end of old campaign). My Voxboxes were drugstore brands and became more and more high end.
However, I think it slowed down last summer/fall and while I get Voxboxes, they are more drugstore type and they don’t come right after the end of previous campaign.
I’ve been on influenster for about 4 months or so. I’ve filled out for all makeup/products I’ve used. Did the main campaign, commented on things, started posts, ect. I got an email a week ago about being on a short list… then got an email today I was in!… for a virtual voxbox where I am welcomed to go to my local cvs and purchase something with my own money and review it 😂😭
I was so excited to see that email then so so sad 🙁 oh well, maybe next time!
You don’t have to complete the badge. I’ve gotten like 5 boxes and ONLY do the reviews on the Influenster/Sephora/the brand site. I never post to my personal social media and it hasn’t seemed to matter
I was with them for THREE YEARS, got nothing. Posted almost a hundred product reviews, answered a bunch of questions, got all of the random “Event badges”, still nothing.
Then within the last year I’ve gotten two product review opportunities from them. First one was a Juicy Couture perfume (it only came with 3 of the sample sizes that you can get for free at Sephora)
second one was a shower gel (also just came with a foil packet sample).
Pretty dissappointed with them. Join BzzAgent or ChickAdvisor instead, they send full products out!
Be prepared for crackers and perfume samples if you don’t have a big social media following.
Agreed. I’ve been an influenster for over 5 years and I never get a make up box. I constantly review make and skin care and get nothing. Instead I get a box of tarter sauce. WTF?
I’ve been on Influenster for probably four or five years. I get a few boxes a year, usually makeup or skincare. One time I got dog food lol. I haven’t done a single badge, only the opt in survey and the final product survey and they keep sending me stuff. I wonder if actually doing the badges would increase my boxes. I just don’t want them on my personal accounts.
I’ve been an Influenster for almost two years and never once gotten a VoxBox.
I pretty much gave up Influenster. Written over a hundred reviews over a year long period and participate in discussions, etc. and have never gotten a VoxBox. I do use BzzAgent which hardly sends makeup but at least I’ve gotten hand soap, toothpaste, razors, granola bars etc. Basically what Influenster would send in a low end box but I’ve managed to get consistent campaign invites through them.
I’m coming up on a year with influenster. I got two voxboxes in the first two months and that was it. I still review things on occasion, but I pretty much gave up hope on getting a voxbox.
I’m sorry about this rant, but something is really bothering me about Influenster. Don’t get me wrong, the platform is great. And most people who use the platform are awesome too. But…
For most beauty VoxBoxes people have to post “reviews” to their Instagram. And when you’re in a campaign you can actually see what people are submitting as “reviews”. People would literally post random pictures of empty water bottles, their kids (not against kids in any way but they have nothing to do with Laura Mercier powder), the only description would be the hashtags needed to submit their activity.
It infuriates me that there are people here who would be thrilled to get a box of free makeup, they review a lot, earn badges and what not but never get chosen. And then these free riders don’t even care to do the only thing they have to – post a damn picture of the product.
I think Influenster should ban these people, because:
– They take a spot of someone who is really passionate about makeup and want to actually REVIEW and not just “get free stuff”
– They ruin the platform for everybody as the brand can potentially see that the product was wasted and didn’t bring them exposure that they were looking for.
As a note: I’ve been on Influenster for almost 2 years and I am lucky to get boxes regularly so I’ve seen a lot (like, really A LOT) of these fake “reviews” submitted just to earn the badge and get more “free stuff” in the future.
I don’t like influenster because all of the reviews are always so positive. 4.4 stars 4.2 stars for products that are average at best. If you go to makeupalley the same product will have a 2.8 or something. I would rather read honest reviews
Influenster does require that all posts related to the campaign contain specific tags, including one that indicates the product was complimentary. You should be able to tell if a post is for Influenster. The reviews and posts will be fairly transparent.
I haven’t watched the video yet but I’ve been doing Influenster for a few years. In my experience your participation in the campaigns doesn’t really matter much. All you have to do is do the mandatory survey at the end, and you’ll keep getting stuff as long as you qualify based on your social media stats and your answers in surveys. The other thing that helps is referring friends to the platform. Otherwise, you really don’t have to do the posts/mentions.
Maybe Influenster just isn’t “for” an influencer on the level of Lauren. I think it’s better for microinfluencers who are just starting out, and people who aren’t really influencers at all, but have an average social media following.
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