Sunday, July 14th, 2013

Temptalia Asks You


How many beauty brands do you regularly buy from? Which brands?

Temptalia's AnswerAt least a dozen if not two or three dozen, LOL! MAC, Chanel, Guerlain, Dior, Giorgio Armani, Tom Ford, Inglot, Maybelline, Revlon, NARS, Urban Decay, Bobbi Brown, Hourglass, Make Up For Ever, Illamasqua…

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73 thoughts on “How many beauty brands do you regularly buy from?

  1. Hmm…regularly is an interestingly vague sort of word.

    Urban Decay and Zoya are, like, my never fail, they always have at least one new thing a season I love brands. I love Milani and buy a lot of things from them. Maybelline and Physicians Formula make what I consider daily staples, so they have to be on the list. And then I have quite a bit of Nyx, China Glaze, and Revlon.

    If I were made of money, I guess I could add in Guerlain and Butter London. Though I guess being up to like ten BL polishes would be considered “regular” polish purchases to anyone that didn’t own as much polish as I do. But I’d buy more from those two if I had more disposable income.

  2. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Amy xamyx

    I pretty much stick to a handful of brands on a regular basis. In the HE range, I stick to NARS, tarte, UD, Kat von D, & LORAC. I also pick up the occasional MAC or MUFE product.

    As for DS, I pretty much stick to L’Oreal, Revlon, Milani, Rimmel, & WnW, with Sinful Colors rounding out the list.

  3. A fair handful:
    Benefit, NARS, MAC, Inglot, Tarte, Revlon, L’oreal, REN, Urban Decay, Sleek, MUA…

  4. Dominique

    I buy from Chanel, Dior, UD, M.A.C, Kiko, Nars in no particular order.

  5. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of divinem1 (Melissa) divinem1 (Melissa)

    Guerlain, Make Up For Ever, MAC, Dior, Estee Lauder (Vérite), Chanel, Givenchy, Illamasqua, Hourglass, Too Faced, Urban Decay, NARS, SUPER by Perricone, Philosophy, LUSH, Vanicream, Pond’s, Olay, Clinique, Hakuhodo, Rescue Beauty Lounge, Zoya

    • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of divinem1 (Melissa) divinem1 (Melissa)

      Oh yeah, Laura Mercier, Kevyn Aucoin and a bit of dabbling into Bobbi Brown. I think that’s it!

  6. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Karen Karen

    Sounds like me! Make Up For Ever, Urban Decay, Revlon, NYX, Milani, Stila, Tarte, Smashbox, Dior, Chanel, Sleek, Cover Girl, L’Oreal, Estee Lauder, Cargo, Nars, Inglot, Tom Ford, Illamasqua, MAC, etc. I buy what I like and/or what works for me which in my case doesn’t cause break outs or allergic reaction.

    • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of divinem1 (Melissa) divinem1 (Melissa)

      Same here. My brand diversification has more to do with my ultra sensitive skin than anything.

  7. I have products from a lot of different brands in my stash, but I don’t buy from all brands regularly. Let’s see. MAC, NARS, Urban Decay, Chanel, Guerlain, Burberry, Cle de Peau, YSL, Dior, Le Metier de Beaute, bareMinerals are the ones I buy the most. I used to get Bobbi Brown and Laura Mercier very regularly in the past, and have no idea why I stopped.

  8. Can I just say “a buttload” and leave it at that?

  9. Revlon, MAC, Urban Decay, Sleek MakeUP, Maybelline…

  10. Mietta

    Drugstore: Maybelline, Rimmel..that’s it really!
    HE: MAC, Illamasqua, Chanel, NARS, Estee Lauder, Tom Ford, Hourglass, Guerlain…

    For some reason I barely touch Dior, Burberry, Benefit, Bobbi Brown, Armani, Elizabeth Arden, Shiseido etc. I’ve always wondered why…the other day I figured it might be because most of the stuff I buy is reviewed well by NikkiTutorials, Pixiwoo, Wayne Goss, Tanya Burr and you Christine! Especially Ms Burr. She is LETHAL to my wallet. Love her so much <3

  11. Linda

    My regularly used:
    Hourglass (primer)
    Shiseido (foundation)
    Armanai (concealer, mascara)
    Chanel (cream blush, lipsticks)
    Burberry (bluse)
    D+G (blush)
    Laura Mercier (translucent setting powder, secret brightening powder, blush)
    LORAC (eyelid primer, eyeshadows)
    MAC (eyeshadows)
    Nars (eyeshadows)
    Lancome (liquid eyeliner, top)
    Tarina Tarantino (eye pencil, bottom)
    Guerlain (bronzer, lipsticks)

    Ooh, that’s a lot for current rotation, and I’ve probably forgotten something. But I’m not a “brand” loyalty type:).

  12. Emily

    Mac, Rimmel, Revlon and Benefit!

  13. Kristina

    Too many! L’Oreal, Lancome, Dior, Chanel, Too Faced, NARS, Givenchy…and then there are the nail polish brands, and that is a whole other ball game! I think I need to go on a beauty budget!! :)

  14. Kristy

    Mostly NARS, Urban Decay, Dior, and Too Faced, but I also like Estee Lauder when they get really edgy (i.e., last fall’s Violet Underground, which I loved). Recently I picked up some Kardashian Beauty products (okay, don’t laugh) because their mascaras are amazing!

  15. Alarmingly, I came up with 25 (27 if you include Ole Henriksen and Erno Laszlo – I only buy particular individual products from them). I was a bit shocked when I started to list my “regulars” (and this doesn’t include hair or nail items or Real Techniques, which only sells brushes).

    • Okay, since folks are listing their regulars, I will also. I purchase a mix of makeup and skin care from: MAC, Clarins, Nars, Urban Decay, Guerlain, Stila, Tarte, Too Faced, TheBalm, Sephora (they’re really improving), Hourglass, NYX, Bare Minerals, Revlon (love their lip butters), Marcelle, GOSH, Pur Minerals and IT Cosmetics (I can’t go on – it’s just too embarrassing!). Tarina Tarantino would be on this list (I have Christine to thank for that addition!) but her products are no longer available in Canada!

  16. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Shea Shea

    NYX and Wet n’Wild when I am short on cash, Tarte, UD and Essie when I am not.

  17. I buy skincare and foundation from Lancome…alot of eyeshadow, blush, and lipsticks from Chanel and Dior. Those are my three favorite brands.

  18. A lot. MAC, NARS, Julep, LUSH, Maybelline, Revlon, Benefit, Urban Decay… I’m sure there are more but I can’t think of them off the top of my head haha.

  19. Anu

    Chanel,make up for ever,nars

  20. DrMom

    Urban Decay, NARS, Tarte

  21. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Lauren Lauren

    A lot, LOL! Mostly MAC, Clinique, Nars, Urban Decay, NYX, Make Up For Ever, Too Faced, Lorac, Revlon, Maybelline, Sally Hansen, Essie, Wet n’ Wild, Giorgio Armani (perfume only), and Sephora (Brand).

  22. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Joanna Joanna

    Just two – Guerlain and MAC!

  23. Bobbi Brown, MAC, Urban Decay, NARS, Guerlain, and Dior. Mostly Bobbi and MAC. They are the two brands that have complexion products I can use. Urban Decay and MAC are where I get most of my color products from (ie eyeshadow, lipstick, and blush). The others are where I get different bits and bobs like primers, bronzer, lipstick, etc.

  24. I will buy more regularly from the drugstore than I will from high-end stores like Sephora. Maybelline, Revlon and L’Oreal have brought out some fantastic products recently so they’re always my go-to brans when I visit the drugstore. For high-end brands, I love NARS for their blushes, MAC eyeshadows, Urban Decay for their new NAKED launches… the list goes on!

  25. I’ve never counted but here goes: Anna Sui, Artdeco, Bobbi Brown, Burberry, Chanel, Clarins, Clinique, Dior, Estee Lauder, Giorgio Armani, Givenchy, Guerlain, La Mer, La Prairie, Lancome, Laura Mercier, MAC, Make Up For Ever, NARS, Shiseido, Shu Uemura, Smashbox, Tom Ford, Urban Decay, Yves Saint Laurent. :)

  26. I try to spread the love around…

    Most frequently: Nars, Chanel, Guerlain

    Less frequently but still regularly: Armani (would be included with the most frequent, except that the one counter here is less conveniently located), Urban Decay, YSL, Hourglass, Bobbi Brown, Dior, Inglot, Mac, Rouge Bunny Rouge, Le Metier de Beaute (those last two would be more frequent if I could shop for them in person)

  27. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Lily Kelley Lily

    Mac, Nars, Chanel, Smashbox, Clinique, Dior

  28. Chelsea

    Chanel, Burberry and YSL

  29. Tuna lala

    I have two for the longest time: Burberry and MAC. But now Im adding RMS Beauty and Ilia.

  30. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Veronica Veronica

    I’m by no means brand loyal, but the bulk of my collection is Revlon, MAC, NARS, and Urban Decay. I’ve got a decent amount of Chanel, Estee Lauder, and Bobbi Brown mixed in, as well, and one or two items from scattered brands here and there. Most of my setting/finishing powders are Guerlain, and I’m sure if I had more extraneous income, that number would be higher. ;)

  31. Katie

    Chanel, MUFE, MAC, Essie.

  32. Kristin

    NARS, MAC, and Bare Minerals.

  33. samkulansky

    There are many brands I love, I get different things from them, I pick and choose—
    Armani, Laura Mercier, Chanel, Burberry, MAC, Laura Geller and Deborah Lippmann are my recent loves. For skin care it’s Kate Somerville and Dermalogica, good old fashioned Cetaphil too! If I were to take inventory I’d probably get scared LOL!!!

  34. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of T Violet Lee

    Actually not that many: MAC, MUFE, Benefit, Urban Decay, Nars are probably 95% of my stash and MAC accounts for maybe 60% of that.

  35. VickyM

    I guess regularly for me would mean from what brands I buy when I buy beauty products and I would have to say it would be Chanel, that I have quite a few products from, Mac and Ysl. I also have a few products from Guerlain, Lancôme, Givenchy and Dior. That is pretty much all I buy from.

  36. Jessi

    I’m a very brand loyal type, for whatever reason. MAC for makeup almost exclusively, best price to fashion/innovation ratio for me. I used Clarins for skincare exclusively for more than 15 years, then I switched a few products over to Rodial. For nail polish, Orly and China Glaze are my favorites.

    I’m glad I don’t have the bug for more brands – I buy enough makeup as it is!

  37. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Asia Asia C.

    I have 6 go to brands. Tom Ford (the best), YSL, Giorgio Armani, Le Metier de Beaute, Nars and Guerlain. I find the quality is pretty consistent with these brands and i enjoy alot of their perm products. I use to love Dior and Chanel, but too many disappointing products within the last couple of years, I decided not to take the risk and stick with what I now will work.

  38. Gina

    tarte, MAC, benefit, LUSH, urban decay, lancome, laura mercier, josie maran, too faced, make up for ever, NARS, ulta, sephora brand, lorac, becca, stila, dior, chanel, butter london, essie, apothia (lotion and perfume)

  39. Makeup and face routines: Bare Minerals, Maybelline, Tarte, Stila, Neutrogena, Almay, Too Faced.

    Nail polish: Zoya, Essie, KBShimmer, OPI, China Glaze.

    Bath and Body: Pacifica

  40. TheBalm, Bourjois and O.P.I. for makeup/polish and Lancome for skin care.

  41. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of chris chris

    3 – 4, MAC, Revlon and NYX

  42. Kate

    Chanel by a landslide, and Bobbi in second place. I’m not regular with other brands.

  43. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Anne Laure Anne-Laure

    I always go back to the same brands… but never counted them!
    Make Up For Ever and Guerlain are my absolute all time favourites, Clinique and Chanel for some products, and I recently added Benefit and Urban Decay. Oh, and of course OPI for nail polish!

  44. hmm let me think…. Hourglass, Urban Decay, Kat Von D, Makeup Forever, China Glaze, Guerlain, Illamasqua, Tarte and Nars are my usual brands that i take the most interest in

  45. Adele

    I own a few pieces from a lot of brands, but only consider a few brands with anything close to regularity – Dior, Armani, Rouge Bunny Rouge. And Hakuhodo, I guess, if brush brands count!

  46. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Amanda Amanda

    I usually stick with Urban Decay because they never disappoint me. But I regularly buy lipstick from Mac, and I also love Tarte. So I’d say those are my favorite brands, UD surpassing the other two by leaps and bounds haha

  47. Stephanie

    I always buy Lancome, NARS, Dior, Chanel, Burberry, Koh Gen Do (Japanese Brand) Bliss Cosmetics (Australia Brand), Etude House, Too Faced, Urban Decay, Milani, Revlon, and Covergirl.

  48. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Sally Sally

    Mine are MAC, Dior, Chanel, Urban Decay, Maybelline, Revlon and Benefit.

  49. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Maja Maja

    The brands I buy the most from are NARS, Chanel, and MAC. I also purchase a lot from Urban Decay, Hourglass, YSL, and lately, Giorgio Armani.

  50. Urban Decay, Kat Von D, and China Glaze. Everything else is kinda all over the place. =P

  51. Skincare: Soap and Glory

    Makeup: Besame Cosmetics

    Nails: Orly

  52. - Foundation – MUFE 130
    – Concealer – Nars in Honey
    – Blush – Nars and Chanel
    – Eyeliner – UD 24/7
    – Eye shadow – Nars and UD
    – Mascara – Lancome Doll Lashes or Armani Eyes to Kill
    – Lip colour- Armani, Guerlain and Nars
    – Lip balm – Jack Black and Korres
    – Powder – MUFE or Hourglass

    I’m very faithful to products in general, as you can see. Even when dealing with nail polishes, where I tend to be less conservative, I have my favorites ChinaGlaze, TheBalm, Nails Inc and SpaRitual.

  53. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Kristen Kristen

    I’d say I’m pretty loyal to a handful of brands:

    Urban Decay (most items), Tarte, Dermalogica, Revlon, Maybelline, OPI….

    I buy a few random items here and there from other brands, but these brands never really let me down.

  54. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Carole Carole Eisemann

    only one brand – Bare Escentuals/Bare Minerals.

    Everything, skin care, cleansers, exfoliants, foundation, moisturizer, mascara, the whole enchilada is all BE!

  55. zainab

    Most of my makeup is MAC, Inglot, Urban Decay and Rimmel. I also own a few Illamasqua products, and a sprinkle of other brands. If I had more money I’d buy more NARS and Guerlain too (when I wasn’t worshipping at the altar of MAC…).
    What’s surprising to me is all the Inglot stuff I own, because every palette represents a trip interstate…

    It’s odd though, because some brands never tempt me, even when they’re easily available and (kind of) affordable.

  56. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Brittney brittney

    I really only regularly buy from MAC or Urban Decay. I do have a few products from Tarte and Lancôme that I love. If I’m buying nail polish I do pretty much stick with Chanel (I work at a department store and get a pretty great discount so it makes the splurge a little less painful to my wallet lol.) If I get any makeup from a drug store its usually just Cover Girl mascara because they have some pretty good ones that aren’t overly expensive.

  57. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Rachael Rachael

    Revlon, Rimmel, Quo, Maybelline, Annabelle, L’oreal, Clinique, Estee Lauder, MAC, Elizabeth Arden, Dior, Guerlain, theBalm, Nars … I guess that’s about 14-(ish).

  58. I like variety, and I have zero loyalty to any specific brands. However, i do seem to buy a lot of nars, dior, urban decay, mac, too faced and laura mercier. I seem to have much more of those brands in my stash than any others.

  59. Nikki

    3 – MUFE, MAC, NYX

  60. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Dorottya doroffee

    What do we mean by regularly? But, if I count the brands I have bought things from for three times or more, they are: Essence, Catrice, Rimmel, Guerlain, L’oreal, Avon, Aden, Lora (but from that brand, I’ve stopped buying stuff), Miss Rose, Miss Sporty, Maybelline, OPI, Rose Nail, Manhattan…

  61. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Laura Laura

    I’d say MAC, Urban Decay, Clinique, Clarins, Illamasqua, China Glaze, OPI, and Barry M are the ones I most regularly buy from. After those it’s Estee Lauder, NARS, Butter London, Essie, Revlon and No.7, although I have bits and pieces from lots of other brands. For example, I love Kat Von D but we can’t get her makeup in the UK so I only have a few palettes.

  62. For the longest time I was a Lise Watier junkie (might just be a Canada thing?) but now I’m into MAC, Revlon, Clinique, Urban Decay, and Guerlain. And I cant live without my clump crusher mascara…

  63. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Geneva Geneva

    MAC, OPI, China Glaze, NARS, essie, and Bobbi Brown. These are the brands I repurchase the majority of the time.

  64. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of laurica Laurica

    There are 4: MAC, Maybelline, Tarte and Urban Decay.

  65. Not that many, actually. Lately it’s been mostly Burberry, Dior, Guerlain, Chanel, Mineral Fusion (can’t get enough of their nail polishes) That’s pretty much it…

  66. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Mallory Mallory

    I have my specific products that I buy from different brands that are my holy grail products
    Rimmel, WetnWild, NYX, NYC, MAC, Benefit, Chanel, Shiseido, Hourglass, and Dior – you can fit my entire make up collection into these brands, some of the high end brands I only have one or two products that I buy from regularly, except MAC…I buy everything from there…it’s a problem.

  67. MAC, Urban Decay, NARS, and MUFE…MAC and UD are my two top favorites/most frequently shopped though!

  68. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Natalia natakur

    I just list them in no particular order. Lush, Bodyshop, MAC, Loreal, Mary Kay