Aug 18, 2012
@Nichole H, I love Estee Lauder! They make amazing products.
I'm gonna be honest, I'm an Avon rep and I think Avon is completely underrated. They have so many different things for a fraction of the price of every other brand. People hate on them due to the idea it's for older people but that's so so not true! They have beautiful lip colors, blushes, foundations, nail polishes ect.
Ben Nye, OCC & Mehron
Inglot, Concrete Minerals, Hard Candy, Physicians Formula
Cargo, Lorac, and Essence. Cargo has some of the BEST blushes. Lorac has amazing eyeshadows. Essence has some of my favorite drugstore lip products!
Ben Nye, Cargo and Sheseido (especially their lipsticks). Annabelle is an amazing Canadian drugstore brand but I don't think it's underrated here in Canada.
I also agree with the Hourglass e/s duos, sooo lovely!
Aug 19, 2012
Being the daughter of a Mary Kay rep might make me biased but I get the fullest of coverage with their foundations and powders... Love them!!! Their shadows and lipsticks are quite beautiful as well :)
theBalm cosmetics is under rated.
Yes Mary, theBalm! Also Tarte and Sephora Collection.
Aug 20, 2012
Josie Maran, Lime Crime, Rimmel are very underrated
Yes to Mary Kay and Avon!! I have a few items from both and I've been quite impressed. Especially with Mary Kay's lipsticks and Avon's lip liner pencils and eye palettes and Avon nail polish has a great selection of colors that are trends.
Collection 2000! It's cheap but high quality. I've been using their liquid eyeliner for 8 years now and it's never let me down. They now also do an awesome gel liner that I've fallen in love with. Their concealer is the best I've found when it comes to concealing dark circles.
I also think Barry M doesn't get a lot of credit. They have some AMAZING eyeshadow colours that last for years.
Saucebox Cosmetics is underrated. It's very similar to Sugarpill only less expensive (as if Sugarpill is "expensive") and more colors.
Where I live I don't know anyone else my age who frequents Sephora as much as I do or own as much. Not even the girls who are licensed makeup artists! So here, I'd have to say Benefit and Too Faced (particularly TF, you can't even get it at Shoppers.)
Aug 22, 2012
Avon has always have a perfumy smell that I'm not a fan of. I'm trying to go cruelty free in my health and beauty products and it can be really difficult to determine animal testing policies. Too Faced and Bare Minerals are two cruelty free brands that I love. I've just tried Lime Crime and am loving their liquid liner, although I wish it were waterproof. Glamour Doll Eyes and Sugarpill are two of the best Indy makeup companies I've found.
Aug 24, 2012
I dont know if Concrete minerals counts as I think it is more of an indie company but I just tried their eyeshadow and it is the only purple color I have found that actually shows up on me! All these years I could never wear purple and ugh it killed me lol. But I tried their purple and BAM it worked. Their red matte color is very pigmented and pretty for super bold looks as well. They are one of my must haves for sure.
I'm a Mary Kay consultant I saw it was mentioned I never used it because it can get pricey but since I've become a consultant I won't use anything else my skin has cleared up and my stuff lasts forever !!! I hear about Mary Kay but it's always the price I've looked into other cosmetics and the price now days is not much different and it lasts. If u wanna check it out go to http://www.marykay.com/kcraft05 I also never heard of some of the brands listed but I love makeup !!!
Aug 25, 2012
Elf is amazing
I second Saucebox.
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