Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Choose or Lose


Do you feel you get what you pay for with beauty?

  • Sometimes yes, sometimes no (even) (49%, 175 Votes)
  • Mostly agree (36%, 129 Votes)
  • Completely agree (8%, 30 Votes)
  • Mostly disagree (4%, 15 Votes)
  • Completely disagree (3%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 355

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4 thoughts on “Choose or Lose: Do you feel you get what you pay for with beauty?

  1. kat

    I mostly agree. Some products which are expensive do disappoint me (Anna Sui mascara! You clump! Why?!) and some drugstore stuff is pretty good for the price! It’s definately not like paying more will automatically get you a better product. And sometimes even if it’s better, you’re wondering if its THAT much better to justify the price difference?

    But you know I think that it’s not just how the product looks and works but also how it makes you FEEL. I pamper myself with my expensive cosmetics. It’s like my spa replacement or something. It just feels nice to make yourslf up in the morning with really decadent makeup and face products…. :) So you have to factor that in, too!

  2. Lea

    For the most part, I disagree. I think there are way too many products out there that does not do what they promise. It’s not worth paying the high prices of products for the name brand if you’re not going to take care of yourself i.e. getting exercise, eating healthy, or anything as simple as cleaning your face.

  3. Theresa

    I mostly agree. I have really sparse, thin, and short eyelashes and so far, the only thing that works is Dior’s DiorShow mascara. Can I ever find something that comes close to the results I get from it at a drugstore? For now, no. But there are some make-up that’s more on the expensive side that SUCKS. Bourjois is one brand I hate but it’s ok, I believe that Sephora isn’t going to carry that line anymore because all of their Bourjois items are in the 50-75% section. [:

  4. Asta

    I mostly agree. There are definitely some drugstore brands that work just fine, and I’d never pay for more high end products than I could get at Sephora. If you look at the price of most drugstore brands these days it’s really not much more expensive to go to the next level anyway.

    To Theresa: I’ve been hearing good things about Bourjois Clubbing mascara and their waterproof liner (as good as UD 24/7 pencils?!). Can you tell me about your experience with the line, so I don’t waste my money?