We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
  • Giorgio Armani Beauty15% off all orders, plus free shipping on $75+ orders and free Lip Balm on $150+ orders with code SPRING, ends 3/28.

Do you have a question idea? Submit yours here.

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!


Discussion and debate are highly encouraged, and we expect community members to participate respectfully. When asking a question, please check the post above for information regarding pricing, availability, dupes, and availability, and keep discussion on-topic. If you have general feedback, an off-topic question, or need technical support, please contact us.

Comments that include advertisements, self-promotion, insults, etc. may be in violation of our comment policy and subject to deletion. Please see our comment policy for more information.

Comments on this post are closed.

All of my cosmetic products are MAC Cosmetics, but I’m not a makeup snob. I like trying out new products that come out, even if it’s drug store products.

I don’t like drugstore cosmetics because I think they are useless on me, hence why they’re cheap. I know that probably sounds REALLY snobish, but I like high quality products which I know have a higher chance of looking great than low quality drugstore things.
So yeah…I think I am a make-up snob!

Oh no…I am all about trying different things out. I love Milani eyeshadows and use Rimmel and Physicians Formula foundations. Most of my eyeshadows are MAC though…and I am ADDICTED to MAC lipglass and dazzleglass. I usually try drugstore makeup in colors I wouldn’t normally use, then if I like it, by the MAC version! Sort of testing before I leap!

Majority of my makeup is MAC/Urban Decay.. but I do love drug store brand makeup too!! I like how easily accessible drug store makeups are, I can walk into a grocery store (I live in Vegas) at 3 am to buy a mascara whenever I please. Beauty has no boundaries!!

well almost everything i own is mac except one eyeshadowpal. from make up studio (nl pro brand), a ysl mascara and a versace eyeshadow i dont like drugstore make up at all (foundations and eyeshadows are just bad quality in my opinion) but some of my friends are very happy with drugstore stuff and they look great i just dont like to use it on myself

My only requirement for me is that the product works. It doesn’t matter to me if it is from the sale isle at the dollar store or encrusted in gold. If it is the best product for the purpose, then it is for me.

Not really. The majority of my makeup is high end, but if I like a certain color or product in the drugstore I buy it. I go through loyalty phases, where I am smitten with only one brand and totally uninterested in anything else, but that fades in and out.

I used to.. But I have branched out to other brands lately. The majority of my makeup collection is MAC but I do have drugstore brands such as ardell falsies & NYX eyeshadow and pencils. But for lip products, MAC only. 🙂

Yeah, and more now than I used to be. Virtually all of my makeup, and ALL of my everyday makeup (foundation, concealer, etc) is high-end, and the only drugstore products I’ve bought in the recent past are nail varnishes (Sally Hansen) and a lip balm (Burt’s Bees). Other than that, I’m fairly devoted to MAC, Bobbi Brown, and Urban Decay, with occasional other brands. Although I do occasionally buy cheap versions of crazy colors for Halloween or playing “dress-up” with my friends, just because I won’t wear it more than once or twice, and it has a higher chance of getting lost/damaged.

no no no…. im an equal opportunity makeup buyer! lol. i use what works for me. i usually get mac shadows if i cant find the color with a less expensive brand, and i really love the pigments (my fave is blue brown). but i also have alot of milani and nyx shadows, and the only foundation i wear is maybelline pure makeup because the color matches my skin perfectly, and it doesnt irritate me.

Well, I guess by your definition I am. I only use MAC, and have been for 13 years. Althogh I don’t really consider myself a snob. I know what I like, it’s good quality, inexpensive, and have great MAs!

Naw because I know some high-end products are not that good Some drugstore makeup is better than most high-end.But at the end of the day I think it’s up to the individual.

I only use MAC. I would say I’m a make up snob… I haven’t checked out any other brands in the last couple of years. I actually went and had a look at some Revlon stuff the other day to see if they had anything decent… nope. I will stick with MAC!

If I had the money to spend on all high-end, I’d definitely be a makeup snob!!

However, being that I am not rich, I can’t AFFORD to be a makeup snob!! Drugstore products are all okay and even if I could afford all high-end stuff, I’d probably still supplement with drugstore products.

I honestly do think that for most products, the high-end is better. “You get what you pay for” certainly seems to be getting truer and truer as I get older, for many consumer goods.

I usually stick with brands like Laura Mercier and Origins and MAC (we all know they’re pretty much made by the same people at that level). I also love Maybelline Great Lash for everyday lashes, and keep my Plushlash for special occasions, things like that. I just rarely find eyeshadows that are pigmented enough for me because my eyelids seem to suck color up like sponges- with or without a primer. So for shadows, I am kind of a snob.

I definitely am. I used to buy tons of drugstore stuff, but never ended up liking anything. Now I just buy Mac, Urban Decay, Benefit, & Dior mostly and I have to buy less b/c its quality stuff.

Not really, I use what works for me, it doesn’t matter to me whether it’s high end or drugstore make up.

For eye products, its MAC only pretty much. I’ve tried drugstore products and I always just feel I’m wasting my money since in the end I end up not liking it/it stops working/never really worked/ it wasn’t quite what I wanted, and then I end up buying the MAC version anyways.

For lip products, its a toss up. I own some MAC and then a lot of drug store brands too. I find when I’m just going to class or work, there is no sense in wasting expensive lipglosses and I save those for evening wear.

I have lots of other products in my beauty stash as well, but I find I’m at the point where I am just trying to use them up so I can buy the MAC replacement.

MAC works well with me – no reactions or anything. They also have everything I need, pretty much, so I tend to stick with them.m

I have a few other high-end products, but not many.

I COMPLETELY bypass Covergirl, Maybelline, etc etc etc. I figure what goes on my skin goes into it, and I don’t trust cheaper brands.

As long as it works I don’t care who makes it. The vast majority of my makeup is MAC (mostly), Urban Decay and Nars but that’s because they work well for me. My boyfriend probably wishes I would stay out of the makeup aisles haha.

I actually got annoyed with my brother’s girlfriend (now ex) when I was helping my mom pick out a present for her. For Christmas she only wanted makeup if it was from MAC, even though I know she loves bright colors and UD would have had some great colors for her. If you’re a snob about brands, you’re just limiting yourself.

On Instagram