Walgreen’s to Sephora: Is it Just a Brand Name?
September 29, 2016
*Disclaimer: These reviews are just my opinion and how they reacted with MY skin only. I am not saying these products should not be purchased.*
Makeup is a vital part of everyday life for people all over the world. It has become an increasingly hot topic in today’s society and is sometimes looked at as a form of art. Thousands of makeup brands are rapidly producing new products virtually everyday. So naturally, we all wonder which products are really the best.
From Dollar Tree to Sephora, makeup is one of the easier things to find. Obviously, the price varies depending on where you buy it. However, you may ask: are the big names really worth the big bucks or are the smaller names being stunted? Myself, owning a fair share from both sides, decided to to wear a full face all day of both.
Applying the drugstore makeup was a somewhat easy task. Almost every product I used went on without a hitch. The products I wore were CoverGirl and Olay’s Simply Ageless Serum Primer, CoverGirl’s Clean Liquid Foundation, Almay’s smokey eye palette, Elf Liquid Eyeliner, Maybelline’s Voluminous Lashes, Maybelline’s Brow Drama, Maybelliene’s Super Stay 24 Color, and lastly, Elf Finishing Matte Powder.
These products lasted a day full of gym, school, and a six hour shift with little to no problem. The foundation became a little cakey at the end of the day, the mascara and eyeliner needed reapplied, but for 16 and a half hours for a full face, that’s not half bad. I would totally recommend giving the drugstore names a go.
Applying the high end was an extremely spiritually experience. Because of the quality? Somewhat. Because of the brand name? Embarrassingly, yes. The products I wore were Smashbox’s primer, CC foundation by IT Cosmetics, Smashbox Chill Zone liquid matte lip, Urban Decay Gwen Stefani eyeshadow palette, a mascara by Too Faced, an eyeshadow from the palette for my brows, and Urban Decay setting spray.
These products almost lasted a full 16 hour day. The foundation worked surprisingly well and moisturized my skin all day; the eyeshadows were extremely pigmented and durable, and the mascara seemed to keep my lashes lifted all day. The only “problem” was the lipstick. For a whole day, I had to retouch my lips twice. Overall, the experience for both types of makeup was a solid 9 out of 10. From wearing it, I couldn’t really tell much of a difference. Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide what your money’s worth.