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26-12-2004
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As only 2% of profits from cosmetics is, on average, used for R&D there's no reason why high price should go with high quality.

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27-12-2004
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I suggest you check out a really neat makeup review website:
www.makeupalley.com
Whats the deal with Makeupalley I think it's a great site with lots of very useful reviews..but unless you are a member it will limit your search possiblities..SoI've tried to become a member..giving them my e-mail etc several times..and nadda..they haven't send me a pw...Kimkhuu are you a "member"..and if so have you had any problems getting your pw ?

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27-12-2004
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Well, you need to become a member to get a password in order to read the reviews. I suggest you should re-try, it worked for me the first time. If it doesn't work, I suggest you e-mail the admin of that great website.

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28-12-2004
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I am not a member, but I am reading all the reviews. That's weird!
Anyway, thanks for reccomending the site, it's really great....althout it is making my head spin a little. I read a few posts on some items I allready have, one being MAC lipglass in Prr....so many people were saying it was porn starish (what???) and other stuff, and so I started putting it on a zillion times in front of the mirror and pouting and looking at myself from all angles....so when I went shopping today I bought another one, and now I don't like that! It's MAC Lust and it is way to dark for me!

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28-12-2004
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I read an article about the difference between cheap and expensive brands and it said that drugstore brands put most of their money into R&D, so they're constantly coming up with newer, better products. Higher-end brands put this money into using higher-quality products while making their products and don't come out with as much new stuff. So really, it depends on the products and your preferences, not on the price.

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29-12-2004
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Well, you need to become a member to get a password in order to read the reviews. I suggest you should re-try, it worked for me the first time. If it doesn't work, I suggest you e-mail the admin of that great website.
Will do, thank you Kimkhuu

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i don't think you are wasting your money, but as it's said before -different people, different results.

i swear by lancome foundation and avoid clinique because it makes my skin get oily (both about 30). and i love rimmel's eyeliner and maybelline lipgloss (both less than 10). so it's not a matter of money, in my opinion.

use what works for YOU and forget what everybody else is wearing...

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Hmmm, does this mean I should try every product ever invented?
That actually sounds like a really brilliant idea!

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Hmmm, does this mean I should try every product ever invented?
That actually sounds like a really brilliant idea!
well... how about you go to a department store and ask them to do your make-up? or ask for some samples? that way you CAN try every product on earth

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30-12-2004
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I don't know. But I like to convince myself that Chanel really is just perfectly matched to my skin tone

Well, yes, that and the foundation is still amazing.

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I see a difference. Better quality ingredients, better staying power, more pigmentation (with shadows, blushes, etc).

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Higher-end cosmetics usually have a wider range of color selection, including those in foundation... making it easier to find a skin-tone match...

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30-12-2004
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I find that higher end products last longer especially eye shadow which can tend to crease. I would say experiment a little and see what looks best on you. I love MAC studiofix as opposed to your normal foundation since my skin tends to be oily. Be careful of testing products at makeup counter though. I just read an article, allure I think, which says you can get sick from using moist products like lipstick since bacteria and viruses can be absorbed by them easily.

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13-01-2005
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Other than Maybelline's Great Lash, I've always used high end cosmetics. Funny thing is though, I used Lancome's definicils for a couple of years and decided to try Great Lash on a whim, and actually think it works better for me. It seems like it doesn't dry out as quick, and is less clumpy. Of course, i have really long eyelashes to start with and use the Shu eyelash curler. I just can't justify buying Definicils anymore, it not like it works better for me.


Now, I've seen the make-up jobs done by a prfessional artist, using cheap and expensive brands in magazines before and there is a difference in eyeshadow/eyeliner, blush and lip products. Like someone else mentioned above, the pigments are much bolder/stronger, and last longer. I know one time I was in like nearly 100 degree heat indexes outside for a fair amount of time and someone came up to me and asked me what makeup I was wearing because it hadn't disappeared( i was wearing Bobbi Brown blush/lip products and powder and MAC eyeliner, and I believe Lancome concealer). I would definitely say that the expensive brands last longer, in my experience.

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most make up is like paint or art supplies. lets take crayons.
crayons are frustrating mediums because no matter how hard you push you're always going to get the same value. this is because they are mostly wax and very little pigment, whereas a high quality dry pastel or something of the sort is more it is because it is more pigment and less filler.

make up is the same way. usually the more expensive and the better the quality, the more pigment you are bound to get, and therefore the less of the actual product you need to use.

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