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Cosmetics Brands You Rely On
I know that I can't trust any product to dry fast enough or work effectively enough from N.Y.C.

I know I can always trust Rimmel London for great eyeliner pencils and fast-drying nail polish in fantastic colors.

Which companies do you rely because each section of cosmetics the company produces consistently succeeds in working well?

Diorshow is the mascara I always use. It's $29 yet works well.
Rimmel London has a great gold eyeliner.
Petites makes the best colors but unfortunately, the worst polish to wait to air dry.
Goodie makes the best brand of ouch-less hair ties.

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Join Date: Mar 2009
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Evian Mineral Water Spray. Very reliable in every way I must say.

And pure generic rose water. Not a brand, but a miracle from nature.

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Join Date: Jun 2005
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Helena Rubinstein for mascaras and concealers.
MAC for blushes and highlighters.
Chanel for eyeshadows and powders.
Guerlain for eyeshadows and bronzing products.

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I trust MAC for lip stuff, eyeshadow, some eyeliners, and blush/baked products. I trust Avon for mascara and a good cheapy lipstick, I trust Dior for mascara as well, OPI and Essie for nail polish, Sephora Brand for good cheap eyeliners, and Urban Decay for some eye stuff.

Most brands sold at a drugstore I will not even touch with gloves.

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Armani make up do the best for mascara and eye concealer. The foundation also has very good result. Eye shadows from Guerlain, and try new Armani make palette..

I love blue eyeliner from YSL, nice blue tone colour.

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All my blushes are by MAC. They have fantastic nailpolishes, too.
For concealer I use Touche Eclat and nothing but Touche Eclat by YSL, plus I love their lipglosses and lipsticks.
My one and only mascara is Phenomen'eyes by Givenchy.
Nearly all my nailpolishes are by Chanel. They do not last very long, but the colours are always gorgeous.

If in doubt, I buy YSL. I have never been let down by any of their products. I have ceased to buy anything from Dior except for my make-up. I think sometimes the quality is more than lackluster.

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Join Date: Jun 2002
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Lancome foundation & lipstick
Bourjois blusher, eyeshadow & eyeliner
Rimmel nail varnish & lipstick
Avon primer & concealer

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Dior - Mascara
Mac - foundation, blush and eyeshadow
Guerlain - Primer
Laura Mercier - Concealer

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Join Date: Apr 2003
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Napoleon for eyeshadow pots & brushes
Chanel for blush
Givenchy & Lancome for mascara

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lancome foundation
cover girl concealer
i like various mascaras

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yvsl for make up for sure.
also lancome has amazing foundation
cheaper brands i think rimmel for nail polish, lipsticks, lip glosses also max factor, loreal and gosh are okay

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Join Date: Apr 2005
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- Chanel for nail polish, eyeliner and brushes.
- NARS for lipstick and lip lacquer.
- Laura Mercier for eyeshadow.
- Cle de Peau for concealer.
- Dior for mascara.

Other brands I check out regularly are MAC, Shu Uemura and YSL.


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NARS, for just about everything. I worship their products.
Once in a while MAC, but not so much anymore.

I prefer Dior for nailpolish- I have about 6 of their colors. Their topcoats and basecoats work fabulously!

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MAC for just about everything but foundation
Prescriptives for a custom match to my skin
Cle de Peau for concealer
Aveda for haircare, etc.
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Nuxe & La Roche Posay: Face skincare
L'Occitane & The Body Shop: Body skincare
NARS & Sleek: Blushes
YSL & Chanel: Mascaras
OPI: Nail polishes
MAC: Blushes and lipsticks
L'Oreal: mascaras
Lily Lolo: Foundation

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