Do you think there is any difference

@jugsjugs (13038)
October 16, 2009 10:36am CST
with makeup.Do you think an expensive brand is any better than a cheap or cheaper brand?I have tried all sorts of make up and i think as long as it do what i want it todo it do not make any difference who makes it.Do you agree?
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15 responses
@swezjb (7)
• India
16 Oct 09
Everybody wants to good looking so now days makeup product is most important thing for man/woman/boy/girls......it is no mention about product is cheap or coastly but use it to good looking. makeup is different need in human nature.
@climber7565 (2579)
• United States
5 Nov 09
Well I could not say as guy, but I suppose there is difference. I used to work for a fragrance company and while in it, found there is much happening with the products, research wise and much is considered for all kinds of skin type people. So yes there is a difference.
@magic9 (981)
• China
24 Oct 09
I think there is big difference. The quality can be ensured because the manufacturing scale is totally different. What matters most for cosmetics is water purity. Big factories can afford to purchase expensive machines to purify the water.
@much2say (45565)
• United States
17 Oct 09
I will say that I do notice a difference in how long the product lasts on your face. It seems the more expensive brands last longer on the face (like eyeliner or eyeshadow or lipsticks) as it doesn't fade or disappear as quickly. The expensive brands seem to apply better too. Foundations and powders stay put longer without it getting as oily looking as quickly. That being said, I don't buy the expensive brands like I used to because we're on the budget . . . and I'm totally fine with the cheaper brands. Like you said, it does what I need it to do! I do find that my cheaper skin regiment works better than anything pricey that I've ever bought . . . dry milk powder or yogurt (sometimes fresh fruit), some water . . . aloe vera gel and any moisturizer - that's it!
@savypat (20244)
• United States
17 Oct 09
I have tried both and have the best luck with a medium priced product. The very expensive brands don't do better then the one I use. I inexpensive ones don't seem to have the lasting power of the better ones.
@quita88 (3716)
• United States
17 Oct 09
I think it all comes from the same batch and they just put their own labels on the bottle.
• India
17 Oct 09
absolutly therwe ismore different between branded products and local products, if we go for cheap product then we must compramise in quality, this is my view only
• Philippines
17 Oct 09
WIth make up I go for expensive one. Although it is expensive I can re assure myself that it will not irritate my skin. My skin much more on my face is very sensitive and I only trust one or two branded products. I never go for cheaper ones. Sometimes I try cheaper ones on my arms first. I brush a certain amount on it and it will tell the reaction if it is will be sensitive. When it is not, I applied it on my cheek, when I feel I have to scratch my face with itchiness I never go for that brand.
• United States
17 Oct 09
I love ELF, and it's the least expensive brand I know of. The quality is excellent!
@rosepedal64 (4191)
• United States
16 Oct 09
Hi jugs I pretty much buy what is on sell. I have never been into the expensive brands of stuff on anything. I buy what I like or like you said what works the best. I have been given some of the expensive stuff but I couldn't tell no difference in it. Have a great day and keep smiling.
@dorannmwin (36651)
• United States
16 Oct 09
I don't use a lot of makeup, so I am far from being an expert when it comes to makeup. However, for the most part I don't think there is a huge difference between the cheaper brands and the more pricey brands. They all seem to do what they are supposed to do. The only major difference that I've ever really seen is when there is really cheap makeup when compared to a more moderately priced makeup. The really cheap stuff tends to make me feel more oily than the others will do.
@sid556 (30987)
• United States
16 Oct 09
I kind of go for the middle price and it is good enough. I have bought some very cheap makeup and it does not blend as well as the stuff that is a bit pricier. As for the higher end products, I would not know because I would never spend that sort of money on something like makeup.
@ladym33 (10990)
• United States
16 Oct 09
There are some fantastic expensive products that work great, but I have also paid good money for some that did not impress me at all and then I was just upset that I spent good money. I have used really cheap products that have worked really nicely. My favorite mascaras are those from Loreal which are not cheap but reasonable about $7.99 per tube, I love Ulta cosmetics eye liner they are so nice and smooth and sell for $7.99 or less as they are often on sale. Also they have great freebies sometimes if you buy three Ulta Products you get a free cosmetic bag full of samples I love that. I also use a mid priced foundation I pay about $8.00. That is about all I wear on a regular basis. If I buy lips stick or eye shadow I don't spend a lot because I don't wear them very often.
@SallyAnna (143)
• United States
16 Oct 09
Hi Jugsjugs, I think the key for makeup is to find what works for you doesn't matter the cost or brand. I've found over the years after trying many different brands with a wide range in cost that certain bands are better for my skin type such as MAC. I love the foundation and powder. The foundation gives my skin a nice smooth clean finish it's worth the extra bucks. Also, I've learned about eyeshadows the cheaper eyeshadow just do not have the staying power (for my skin type) they fade rather quickly and I need to reaply more often. However, I can and do use the cheaper lipsticks and liners the only difference I've noticed is the color range. Cheaper doesn't have as many color choices as the upper end brands.
@doormouse (4619)
16 Oct 09
i find expensive eye shadow better than the cheap stuff,the same goes for nail varnish,but everything else i think there isn't really much difference