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In the beginning, I definitely stayed in one brand, and a lot of that does come down to accessibility and affordability (it was MAC!). MAC is totally a gateway drug 🙂 But in the long run, no, and I think it’s better to buy the best products from all brands instead of settling for products from just one brand. Every brand will have hit or miss products as well as hit or miss shades.

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Of course not! There are things that each brand does well and places where they need improvement. I wouldn’t force myself to settle for a below average product just because of brand loyalty, when I know I can get a fantastic version elsewhere. I think we all have our favorite brands, but no one does everything the best.

i only own Urban Decay. i’ve never seen anything for another brand that tempts me enough. tho if i found my perfect green eyeshadow i’d go for it.

I used to be obsessed with MAC too, it’s the brand that got me interested in cosmetics. But now I use products from so many different companies!

I don’t stick to one brand,
I always like to try different products from different brands ( Mostly the ones which are categorized as cult favorites and “iconic” products)
But I do have some favorite brands that I like to buy certain types of products from, like YSL’s lipsticks and mascaras or illamasqua’s blushes etc ..

I stick to only MAC. MAC has enough of a collection and continuous new collections that I can barely even keep up. Im anal when it come to packaging. It all must look uniform to one another.. I dont mind Urban decay for a sephora store brand. Drugstore I’ll dabble into NYX and that’s it.

I find it easier to stick to one brand. I agree that you should always pick the best products, even if that means crossing brand borders. Though, especially with eyeshadows, it’s easier to keep away from dupes when you’re only buying from one brand 🙂

Absolutely not. The market is too extensive, not to mention diverse, for me to stick to a single brand. (Hey, it seems like everyone and their grandmothers own a mineral make-up company nowadays)

I’m the exact same as you, Christine! I started out buying a whole ton of MAC because they were the only brand that filled that niche for colourful, high-end, yet not too expensive makeup in my small city. After I moved to Australia I was exposed to all sorts of brands like NARS and Illamasqua so I’m definitley not loyal to any brand; I’ll buy drugstore makeup too if it’s good quality. My only stipulation is that it not be tested on animals.

I don’t stick to one brand but I do have a lot of MAC. But I also have A LOT of NYX, Wet ‘n Wild, Milani, Sleek, Barry M, Catrice, Urban Decay, Maybelline etc. 🙂

Due to availability I stay true to MAC for the most part. Very little things in my make-up stash are by brands different than MAC.

Now, when it comes to nail polish, I’m not so loyal. Anything goes here.

I tried to stick to Avon when i was 16, then to Fresh and later to Jane Iredale (after trying Pure Pressed Base), but found out that not products are equally good even from such respectable brands as J.I. and Fresh

I love your answer, Christine! That summed up my life as a makeup addict in a nutshell, down to MAC being my introduction into things 🙂

Not at all. In fact, I have yet to find one brand that I love EVERY product from (even Sugarpill, because I don’t like Paperdoll.) I do have certain favorites from certain brands that I tend to stick to…however, I tend to avoid MAC unless there’s free shipping online. Going to the store just takes too long and they’re always trying to upsell and act like I don’t know about makeup.

No! If I did, I’m not even sure what it would be. Maybe one of the pro brands, maybe Chanel or Guerlain…but then I’d miss all of the NARS lipsticks and my favorite Tarte waterproof mascara. Nope, I don’t stick to one brand and I couldn’t even decide which one I’d stick to if I had to choose. Has anyone tried Inglot’s full range of products? Would they be a good choice?

When I first started, I’d buy whatever I could afford at the drug store and didn’t pay attention to brand. Then I discovered Mac and became quite fiercely loyal and, as you mention, it turned into a gateway drug. Now I spread my love between a number of brands and am always looking to discover more.

For years I was faithful to clinique only. I ventured out only for drugstore products when I couldn’t afford clinique and my aunt worked for mary kay so she sometimes gave me stuff. I would walk into sephora and head straight to clinique but occasionally I swatched an UD es on the way(usually woodstock). Than on my 21st birthday I went to Mac to get my makeup done. Soon there after I discovered Nars, tarte, mufe, ud, benefit, too faced, and nyx as well as YT. That’s what did it now I get stuff everywhere.

no, definitely not. I got into makeup a little over a year ago, and for the first few months, I was mostly into MAC (even though I didn’t buy that much as I’m only 14 now) but I love going into Sephora and other beauty retailer’s and exploring the brands there 😀

I’m a Bare Escentuals girl and have been for 12yrs. I’m obsessed with their foundation, faux tan, mineral veil, blush and now their solid ready shadows.,I do venture out for mascara (too faced size queen) i also use their skincare except for moisturizer I go to Shiseido the skincare.

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