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Lots and lots of variety!  I have found that–after being a long-time MAC user–variety is important.  It helps you learn what you should expect in products, what really works, what doesn’t, and what’s worth it.  I don’t have something from nearly every brand, but there is definitely diversity in the products I have.

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I like to try new brands all the time. I agree with you completely; it gives you a better reference pool to judge what you like.

I like variety. I have favourites, of course but I am not in the least brand loyal. I use what I like and what works. Skincare, hair care, makeup, nail polish… I mix and match to suit my own needs. 🙂

I used to stick to one brand until I happened along YOU! 😉 Now I have 5-6 favs . . .

MAC
MUFE
Dior
Estee Lauder
Zoya
Givenchy
Stila

I use and love them all. 🙂

Variety! It drives the market to create more interesting and high performing products ( the new Armani dream-like powder comes
to mind) Plus I love trying unique products, particularly when they have an interesting concept/color story, like
Illamasqua’s Toxic Nature. Three cheers for a varied and diverse cosmetic gene
pool!

I’m really brand loyal. Once I find something that works, I stick with it pretty much exclusively. Until it disappoints me, that is. So far I have been collecting MAC for over 6 years and have yet to be disappointed in any product I’ve gotten from them!

Variety is the spice of life! I prefer trying products from different brands because I have yet to find one brand that has perfect products.

I wish I could stick to one brand so I didn’t want so many things. But as it is I like a bunch of brands and go for the quality items no matter what brand.

I fall in love with quality. MAC is great but I’ve fallen for other brands’ quality. I definitely like to branch out but not too many at a time!

I prefer to focus on a few choice brands at a time. I’m currently in love with NARS. =)

Variety, for sure. High end and low end and lots of variety both in skin care (I don’t buy that old line about how the products work better if you use everything from one line) to makeup. When it comes to colour cosmetics, variety really is the spice of life!

With my makeup, I use Avon exclusively because I’m a rep. With other products I try different things all the time. Like with nail polish I use several of the nail lacquers which are better than Avon polishes.

Definitely variety. I’m the type of person who will go through what she’s wearing that day and the brands. Kind of weird, but it’s just have a habit I have. I don’t like to wear much of the same brand. Besides, no one brand has the best products! Each company has their strengths / weaknesses.
But if I find something that works, I’ll stick to it. I might stray once in a while, but in the end, I’ll always go back!

One thing about brands I’m a bit confused about is when makeup brands make skincare. I don’t know, maybe it’s just me, but I’m wary of trying skincare from brands like Nars and Bobbi Brown, but I’m not afraid of trying makeup from brands like Clinique! Weird thinking…

I do generally stick to MAC for many things, but am totally willing to branch out. Some of my favorite, best-working products are from NARS, Dior, Chanel, Guerlain, MUFE, UD, and Too Faced. I really like experimenting with new brands since you never know where a favorite new hidden gem is lurking!

i am always trying new new brands and products, but i know what i like from each brand and enjoy those favorites as well.

I try lots of different brands. In skin care, I can be a bit more brand clinging only when I find a line that 2 or 3 products really work best together – otherwise it’s a free for all there too.

Forgot to add, I am pretty loyal to my hair products. Once I find things that work there, I rarely switch until the brand changes something.

I used to be a one brand kind of girl, but I have been trying to expand my horizons. Its hard at times, but I like it.

I tend to use a variety of brands. If I could afford it, I would sure love to be brand loyal to Chanel or another high end brand. I can still find products I like at all brands and price points, thankfully.

I tend to keep my collection limited to less than 10 brands…As I am pretty much OCD about how my products look (both when worn and when stored!), I like to keep things pretty uniform. My favorites include:

Chanel (eyeshadow palettes/lip color/glosses)
Urban Decay (eyeshadow palettes)
MAC (eyeshadows and MSFs)
Benefit (blushes and brows)
Bobbi Brown (concealer and gel liner)
Laura Mercier (mineral foundation and tinted moisturizer)

Other than that, I do have a couple of random lower-priced brands:

Ulta (automatic eyeliners)
Milani (baked eyeshadows)
Express (lipglosses–surprisingly great)

Finally, I don’t keep anything as a “loner” (only having one product from a brand)…I have to have at least 2! And yes, I know I’m obsessed 😛

Hmm, some variety, but not that much, I guess. It can get overwhelming.

Currently using some national brands and: Chanel, Dior, Lancôme, MAC, Guerlain, Clinique.

For skincare, I use mostly La Roche Posay.

I’m very loyal to Urban Decay, I have hundreds of dollars invested in them.
The only other high-end company I’ve ever bought from is Benefit, and I was satisfied.
But I’ll buy UD products online, sight unseen & completely confident.
Anything from another brand, I have to test instore before I buy.
I am open to trying new brands, they just really have to impress me in person.

well, I like to say taht I like diverstity (I do, I swear!)
but I actually tend to stick to MAC because they’re a cheeper high end brand and cuz of all the collections. I’m new to makeup (just stareted in September) so MAC is an easy place to start. Plus, I feel comfortable when I go to the store, I do a TON of research on m products and everything, so I always know what I’m looking for, whereas with Sephora or other department stores (not that Sephora is a department store, but you get the idea!) there are so many brands and collections and new releases that it’s easy to get overwhelmed.

I can’t imagine I would ever stick mainly/only to one brand. Every brand has its pros and cons, so that would seem mighty dreadful.

I have OCD, and it’s really important to me that I stick with one brand so all of the packaging matches. I go with Mac because they have great variety and it’s all I can afford as a teen. But I use different airbrush foundation so that is my only exception.

I am a variety kind of girl because I noticed that each brand knows how to do a product right, for example NARS is one of the best blushes that I have tried but I am willing to branch out. I wished I picked up some Rock and Republic blushes when I had the chance but I was oblivious to the line until it is too late. Their eyeshadows are pretty good so it wasn’t a total wash.

Brand isn’t something I consider (Unless the customer service is bad or the company practices animal testing/has a bad rep), just how effective the product is.

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