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Drugstore vs. Name Brands??


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#Post 1 of 79 OFFLINE   BeautifullyMADE

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 12:15 PM

Hey, I was just wondering whether or not drugstore brands were better of more sufficient than name brand cosmetics. I am really starting to become a drugstore cosmo addict! I can't get enough of it! They're half the price as name brands and it's much morer convient for me to get a hold of.

I prefer both really because where drugstore brands lack, name brands make up for and vice versa. What's your thoughts about it?


#Post 2 of 79 OFFLINE   emily_3383

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 12:22 PM

the only thing i hate about drugstores is that i have to buy in order to see if the product was good or not. If you do a search im sure this topic has been posted already.

#Post 3 of 79 OFFLINE   Chrystia

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 01:50 PM

Drugstore brands are ok. I do stick to counter brands (MAC, Smashbox, Urban Decay, etc) because I can try them before buying. I hate opening a package of lipstick and finding the color is all wrong. I've never returned a name brands cosmetic because the color wasn't what I thought it was. But some name brands are good, I did end up buying a lot of Revlon's limited edition collection recently and am loving it. But as far as quality, it depends on the brand I think.

THe biggest place I notice the difference is in staying power and pigmentation. I just can't get colors to stay with drugstore brand (except milani and revlon). But sometimes drugstore brands are nice.

#Post 4 of 79 OFFLINE   kaylin_marie

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 01:59 PM

I buy and love both. I definately lean more towards higher end brands for the same reason's everyone else has mentioned. Better pigmentation, you get to test them out first, etc. But I have a lot of drugstore makeup that I adore. Wet n wild eyeliner, revlon illuminance eyeshadow, MF 2000 calorie mascara, milani eyeshadows, etc. It's just a lot more hit or miss with drugstore brands.

I am guilty of testing stuff out in walmart before I buy it....bad me.

#Post 5 of 79 OFFLINE   Colorlicious

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 02:28 PM

depending what i'm looking for, i like both, but i tend to stay with high end brands
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#Post 6 of 79 OFFLINE   chocobon

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 03:38 PM

I stick to high end brands but I buy drugstore whenever I hear about it here on MUT !!
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#Post 7 of 79 OFFLINE   natalierb

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 04:24 PM

I buy both a combination of drugstore and high end. I think NYX is one of the best drugstore brands out there, their eyeshadow is the best!

#Post 8 of 79 OFFLINE   greeneyedangel

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 04:38 PM

I buy high end foundation, other than that majority of my makeup is drugstore.

#Post 9 of 79 OFFLINE   ivette

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 04:40 PM

i use a combination of both

#Post 10 of 79 OFFLINE   yuuki888

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 04:54 PM

drugstore brands can seem really good and convenient... but the things that work the best and treat your skin the best.. i've tried lots of drugstore brands and honestly.. i've only become happy with the results now that i've started using biotherm... drugstore brands cannot hold a candle to the coverage, close to skintone match and lack of acne or blackheads that biotherm leaves me with.
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#Post 11 of 79 OFFLINE   SimplyElegant

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 10:06 PM

It really depends. I like some drugstore stuff, it's just a bit harder to find the one or two awesome products in the line sometimes since I can't test the majority of the stuff. I do have some HG drugstore items though.

#Post 12 of 79 OFFLINE   kellianne76

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 10:16 PM

Since I've been working for Clarins, I've used the products from that line. I have also had success with drugstore brands. It comes down to works best for you.

#Post 13 of 79 OFFLINE   StrangerNMist

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 10:29 PM

Originally Posted by [URL="http://www.makeuptal...tia-34038.html"
Chrystia[/URL]]Drugstore brands are ok. I do stick to counter brands (MAC, Smashbox, Urban Decay, etc) because I can try them before buying. I hate opening a package of lipstick and finding the color is all wrong. I've never returned a name brands cosmetic because the color wasn't what I thought it was. But some name brands are good, I did end up buying a lot of Revlon's limited edition collection recently and am loving it. But as far as quality, it depends on the brand I think.

THe biggest place I notice the difference is in staying power and pigmentation. I just can't get colors to stay with drugstore brand (except milani and revlon). But sometimes drugstore brands are nice.
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emily_3383[/B]]the only thing i hate about drugstores is that i have to buy in order to see if the product was good or not. If you do a search im sure this topic has been posted already.
I'm the same way. I like to try out the product before I buy it, and I like the fact that the product that I get hasn't been used by anybody else. I don't like it when people break open the containers and contaminate the product by sticking their fingers in it. I caught a woman at Wal-Greens doing that with just about every single product that she came across, and I got ill just watching her...
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#Post 14 of 79 OFFLINE   Shelley

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 11:15 PM

I like both drugstore and dept store brands. The only dept store brand I am using right now is MAC eyeshadows. Otherwise the rest of my makeup is a mixture of cheaper and higher end drugstore brands.

#Post 15 of 79 OFFLINE   SierraWren

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 04:16 PM

What I prefer about dept. stores,too, is that you(mostly) get to test the items out, so you don't need to return things so often(or be stuck with a color that is wrong on you.)

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 04:27 PM

Originally Posted by Colorlicious View Post
depending what i'm looking for, i like both, but i tend to stay with high end brands
I'm the same way.

#Post 17 of 79 OFFLINE   rizzie_x3

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 05:50 PM

i like both. i use mostly drugstore brands for skincare products. but most of my makeups are from department store. i sometimes feel as some drugstore brands have many good quality products as the high ends stuff. i've tried numerous of high ends products and left with huge disappointment. so department store brands don't always guaranteed good quality. come to think of it, if you take away the money they spent on advertising, the packaging, the tax, the SA's, and the free samples, most high-end brands will worth nothing more than the regular drugstores goodies.

#Post 18 of 79 OFFLINE   Bexy

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 05:57 PM

I like both, I have found some really great drug store stuff.

#Post 19 of 79 OFFLINE   Retro-Violet

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Posted 21 June 2007 - 02:56 AM

i use both.
some name brand are better quality but some drugstore ones are too.

#Post 20 of 79 OFFLINE   macface

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Posted 21 June 2007 - 03:34 AM

I mostly buy counter makeup but I like trying drugstore products.