Jul 18, 2012
To me, brand names don't matter. I use whatever works on me, looks good on me and won't irritate my skin. I'm not that picky that i have to buy a certain brand all the time, i like trying different brands.
It depends on where the product is going: foundation, primer & concealer I use brand names. Everything else I use drug store brands
Brand names matter quite a lot to me. Not that I want to 'show off' what brands I have but I want to be safe. Honestly, I save quite a while to own some of my high-end makeup products but I think it's worth it. I don't buy no name makeup products but I do buy drugstore makeup products A LOT because they work well or at least get the job done! For things that we use on regular basis such as foundation, I will try to get drugstore's but I recently got a high-end foundation that I really love and think it's the best I've used so far so it depends how good the product works. Because I believe nobody would want to buy a lousy pigmented eyeshadow just for the famous brand name right?!
Jul 20, 2012
If it's good quality, and doesn't test on animals, I'm all for it! Most brands like that are hit or miss, though. I usually try to find a good dupe for anything high end before I buy. So, brand doesn't really matter, unless it's a really good and unique product.
No try essencess it's cheap and it works
To me, no. Quality does, though. Certain brands have a rep for quality, of course.
Cruelty free is most important to me, quality doesn't depend on price but I have had more luck with higher end stuff plus they tend to not animal test as much as the drugstore companies. I basically stick with brands that a) don't break me out and b) i've had great previous experience with.
i don't think it matters if its branded as long as it works for you then that's all that really matters
Some MAC products are terrible, yet some elf products are raved about - just goes to show it's not about the name or price at all :)
I don't think the name matters but have found that what you pay for is what you get I stick to high end cos I know I'm getting top quality but of course I don't love all the products that are expensive as some just don't work for me. I have some drugstore products which I wouldn't change for anything e.g. I tried to love NARS Laguna but I just felt like I smeared mud on my face just didn't work for me where as Bourjois bronzer I absolutely adore and it's like half a price of the Laguna. I think what matters is what works for you not the name.
I personally think that brand names don't matter, theres a lot of makeup brands out there and sometimes you get a better color pay off or better quality makeup then a high end brand. It just depends on what works best for you:)
Jul 21, 2012
Personally, i dont think so. I've used brands like lancome, channel, urban decay, etc. and ive also used tons of drug store products which i think work just as well as other more high end products. However, if you're looking for something like an eyelash enhancing product or something to fix a severe acne problem, i would definetly go with a more high end product
I have received compliments on my make up while working from both older and younger woman, and I rarely use "high end" make up, I do like to buy it but I am not a MUA and I don't consider my self to be good with make up really, but from receiving compliments on my make up and it being from drugstore, I don't think that it matters, it matters how you apply it.
I just try to find anything affordable with a good quality. sometimes it's so harmful when I find a really good product but then I introduce it in here and no one knows it :/ (for example Bianka eyeshadow palettes)
Jul 22, 2012
You just need to do a little bit of research and that's it. Gems in drugstores are not that hard to come by like Revlon lip products, brushes and gel liners. But I still think high end makeup still has superior quality and it is way more neat. However if you already have smooth skin to start with it probably doesn't hurt you to use cheaper substitutes.
Jul 23, 2012
It really depends. I won't buy anything from a company thAt is even accused of testing on animals. Ingredients also matter a bit. If I can find a great drugstore product, I'll choose that.
I definitely always go high end for liquid foundation - only because I've never found a cheap one that's good, apart from Natio which is sort of mid-price range. Wouldn't buy liquid or waterline eyeliner thats toooo cheap purely for the fact that it goes on the most sensitive part of your face and you don't want the cheapest ingredients there. But for everything else, there's not too much difference I think.
And high end products can be more specialized and better for specific skin types like dryness, anti ageing etc
generally brand name products are better for your "face" makeup ( foundation,blush,concealer,etc.) but some drugstore makeup works just as well and sometimes even better than the more expensive brand name
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