It’s a gray answer–sometimes. I think you can find really great products at both ends of the price spectrum. It might be easier for some types of products to find an average or better quality item at a higher price point — like a really pigmented eyeshadow at mid-end (or higher) than at the budget end. I still notice a smoother, more refined texture to a lot of powders, though the difference has lessened over the last five years.
-- Christine

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Community Faves | August 7th through August 13th

Here’s a look at our community’s favorites from the past week! 🙂 Any new favorites that you discovered this week?

Most Loved Products

A

01. Make Up For Ever M102

Make Up For Ever M102 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a rich, plum-berry with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. Read full review.

A+

02. Chanel Rouge Vie (58)

Chanel Rouge Vie (58) Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a mutedd, medium-dark reddened plum with warm undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

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03. MAC Babes and Balls

MAC Babes and Balls Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a "deep burgundy [with a Matte finish]." Read full review.

Most Wanted Products

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01. Make Up For Ever M102

Make Up For Ever M102 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a rich, plum-berry with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. Read full review.

A

02. Cover FX Celestial

Cover FX Celestial Custom Enhancer Drops ($42.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is a light, almost icy, pink with subtle, warmer undertones and a mix of cooler and warmer silver, pink, and gold pearl. Read full review.

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03. Make Up For Ever C211

Make Up For Ever C211 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a subdued, medium-dark rosy mauve with warm undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

Most Loved Looks

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Week in Review | August 6th through August 12th

Here’s a look at the top 10 products reviewed in the last week, plus a summary of how many products and brands were reviewed and a break out of ratings! 🙂

What’s been in your rotation the most this week? What caught your eye?

Smith Cosmetics 202 Microliner Brush ($16.00) is an ultra-fine pointed liner brush. It's made out of synthetic sable bristles, and it's firm brush that flexes enough to line along the curve of the upper lash line but it moves together as one so there is no streaking or visible brush strokes.

A+
Product
15
Fitness
15
Durability
5
Construction
5
Total
100%
A+

02. Smith Cosmetics 203 Micro Angled Liner Brush

Smith Cosmetics 203 Micro Angled Liner Brush ($23.00) is a very short, thin angled eyeliner brush. It is made out of synthetic sable hair and can be used with gels, creams, and powders. Read full review.

A+

03. Smith Cosmetics 205 Angled Liner Brush

Smith Cosmetics 205 Angled Liner Brush ($20.00) is a firm, medium-sized angled eyeliner brush. It is similar in the overall feel, application, and consistency as the #202 and #203; it is just larger than the #203--it is longer and thicker but the angle is the same for both. Read full review.

A+

04. Smith Cosmetics 212 Tightliner Brush

Smith Cosmetics 212 Tightliner Brush ($18.00) is a firm, rectangular brush with a flat edge that is designed for applying product to the inner rim of the eye. Read full review.

A+

05. Smith Cosmetics 214 Spoolie Brush

Smith Cosmetics 214 Spoolie Brush ($16.00) is a large, bent spoolie brush. It's longer (almost double the length) of most spoolie brushes, and the ferrule is bent at an angle. Read full review.

A+

06. Smith Cosmetics 302 Lip Brush

Smith Cosmetics 302 Lip Brush ($20.00) is a slim, angled lip brush that's firm with slight flex at the rounded edge. Read full review.

A+

07. Smith Cosmetics 304 Detailed Lip Brush

Smith Cosmetics 304 Detailed Lip Brush ($18.00) is a small, dome-shaped, flat lip brush. It is made out of synthetic sable hair and can be used with liquid, cream, and powder products. Read full review.

A+

08. Chanel Rouge Vie (58)

Chanel Rouge Vie (58) Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a mutedd, medium-dark reddened plum with warm undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

A

09. Make Up For Ever M102

Make Up For Ever M102 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a rich, plum-berry with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. Read full review.

A

10. Chanel Rouge Charnel (56)

Chanel Rouge Charnel (56) Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark pink-tinted red with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

Breakdown |
Aug 6, 2016 — Aug 12, 2016

90%

Average Score
A
43
B
30
C
5
D
1
F
0

Total Reviews (79) — Brands Reviewed (11)

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