Is high end makeup worth it?

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Apr 09, 2013

Carina F.

What do you girls think? xo :)

Apr 09, 2013

Sophie M.

Yes!! most of it at least.

Apr 09, 2013

Beth F.

Depends on the product... I love high end foundation and mascara... Some things are worth splurging on :)

Apr 09, 2013

Kathy C.

Yes, like she said^:)

Apr 09, 2013

Pria C.

Some! but some are overpriced for no reason and some have tons of dupes. so maybe 75% of it is worth the price.

Apr 09, 2013

Jailene C.

Definitely depends on what it is.. Most high end brands also take more time out to develop certain colors and formulas that really do make a difference..

Apr 09, 2013

Jessie B.

Depends on the product, sometimes the small brands are REALLY good (:

Apr 09, 2013

Cheyenne M.

Yes especially foundation and concealer you can find good mascara and other eye products at drug store but not foundation.

Apr 10, 2013

Megan M.

I can only buy foundation and concealer high end because drug stores do not carry pale enough colors for me. I also normally find that drugstore eyeshadow doesn't work as well as high end. I find eyeliner, mascara, lip stuff and bronzers can go either way most of the time though.

Apr 10, 2013

Erin M.

Some, yes. I like my high end foundation but I loooovvvveeee my Coastal Scents 252 palette which costs me less then 2 MAC eyeshadows.

Apr 10, 2013

Megen D.

I have the cs 253 palette too and its literally the best eyeshadow I have ever tried and I have tried a ton of high end eyeshadows! mine was $24 and soo worth it. I agree with the foundation but I haven't found the right one yet but with the concealer I have the coastal scents eclipse palette which was $14 for 16 shades is the best I've found and again I've tried a lot. I do think the mac pigments are worth it though. last forever and are really great.

Apr 10, 2013

Caitlin M.

I love pretty much all of my high end stuff so I would say yes. I do think it works better than a lot of drugstore stuff does. But obviously a bad product is a bad product regardless of where it comes from. The great thing about buying high end is that you can go to a store and test things, see them and touch the product and really see what its like before buying. And then of course you can ask for samples and try things that way. The return policies are usually very good too. So the way I see it is if you can make an informed decision on the product AND still be able to bring it back if you aren't happy, you really win either way. I think it's very hard to not be satisfied with high end purchases (at least for me) when you're given the option to test products and return things. In my eyes it really is a win/win situation. I find myself being more disappointed I wasted $3 on a bad drugstore product because while $3 isn't a lot, it's still money wasted but it's also usually not worth the hassle to return. Overall I just have a better experience with high end cosmetics.

Apr 10, 2013

Brittany O.

I like to buy high end foundation and mascara, but for any other products I like trying new things both drugstore and high end, you can find great products at either price range, although high end is the way to go for super sensitive skin as there is usually less harsh chemicals

Apr 10, 2013

Andi S.

I think a lot of it has to do with you and what you are looking for out of your make up and if your really active or not (higher end tends to last longer). But I absolutely agree with everything Caitlin M said!!

Apr 10, 2013

Chelsey O.

Some stuff is. Like the Naked Pallettes, Smash Box Primer, Mac Lipsticks, and those Benefit highlighters are soo worth the money. :)

They're worth it for face/skin products like primers, foundations, and blushes because of wider shade offerings and typically less irritating and more innovative formulas. Everything else I get at drug stores. But I do love higher end eyeshadows like from Urban Decay, bareMinerals, stila, Clinique, and MAC. The only drugstore e/s that I feel can compare are the Maybelline Eye Studio Color Plush quads.

Apr 10, 2013

Glenda G.

Yes 90% of high end makeup is worth it. I love it how at my local sephora I can get samples of stuff I want to try and later decide if I should buy it or not. :)

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Carina F.

Ontario, Canada