14 Dec 06
A lot of the lower priced lines are actually manufactured by the high end cosmetic companies - http://www.cosmeticscop.com/shop/books.asp?CODE=DG6 Estee Lauder owns Stila, Aramis, Aveda, Clinique, Jane, Tommy Hilfiger Fragrances, Bobbi Brown, Prescriptives, M.A.C., Origins, Donna Karan Cosmetics, Jo Malone Perfumes, Bumble & Bumble, Kate Spade Beauty, and Creme de la Mer (Source: www.elcompanies.com). L'Oreal owns Maybelline, Lancome, Helena Rubinstein, Kiehl's, BioMedic, Vichy, Biotherm, Giorgio Armani Parfums, Ralph Lauren Parfums, Shu Uemura, Ombrelle, Redken, Matrix, Garnier, and La Roche Posay (Source: www.loreal.com). Procter & Gamble owns Cover Girl, Max Factor, Clairol, Olay, Noxzema, Pantene, and Vidal Sassoon (Source: www.pg.com). Johnson & Johnson, in the realm of cosmetics and skin care-oriented medical products owns Neutrogena, Aveeno, Clean & Clear, PersaGel, RoC, Retin-A, and Renova (source: www.jnj.com). Revlon owns Almay and Ultima II (Source: www.revlon.com). Shiseido owns Cle de Peau, Decleor, NARS, and Sea Breeze (Source: Shiseido Annual Report, March 31, 2002, www.shiseido.co.jp/e/annual/html/anu92000.htm). Beiersdorf owns La Prairie, Nivea, Basis, Eucerin, and Juvena of Switzerland (Source: www.beiersdorf.com)
14 Dec 06
I think if you're looking for foundation, Revlon Colorstay makeup is the way to go. That stuff will not come off unless you wash it off. I've never had a problem with it coming off on my clothes or wearing off throughout the day..it's the best I've found yet.
14 Dec 06
Just wanted to add, I find CoverGirl and Rimmel make exceptional make up. I used to use CG's Smoothers but now I use their new Radiance which includes some Olay with SPF in it. It's the best foundation I've ever used and I'm an Estée lauder girl from way back! Cover Girl's eyeliners are great too - as are Rimmel. Also love Rimmel's Full VOlume lipstick - not for staying power but for the effect. Anopther really good line is not available everywhere - it's called Mocah and at some Targets in Melbourne. The pigment in their eyeshadows is fabulous for a very low price, and their face powders and blushes are superb.
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14 Dec 06
I use different brands, for different items. I like Rimmel concealer, and for foundation I use Cover Girl smoothers. I like Rimmel pressed powder that I put on with a brush. Jane is also a pressed powder that I like. For blush, I like Revlon, and L'Oreal. For eyeliner, I buy Revlon Colerstay. I also like Revlon Colorstay eyeshadow. I like several mascaras. Revlon, Cover Girl, and Max Factor. I don't buy the more expensive brands. I have bought cologne, and bought the gift sets that had make up in them, and I liked the Estee Lauder, and Lancome lipsticks that came with them, but I don't normally buy them. Lancome mascara is really nice, but it's too expensive for me. I like most lipsticks, especially Revlon, Mary Kay, and L'Oreal. I have used Avon lipstick before, and I really liked it.