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COVERGIRL vs. High-End Cosmetics

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Sometimes we save, sometimes we splurge. With our favorite makeup products though, sometimes we wonder - is it worth it? Whether you shop at the drug store or the department store, you have to agree that finding a great beauty product is something you immediately want to tell your friends about.

At Influenster, we're all about helping you discover those great beauty products, so we decided to compare some of our favorite beauty brands of varying price points to see if high quality is always assigned to a higher price tag. In this round of Battle of the Brands: Save vs Splurge, we pit one of our favorite drugstore brands, COVERGIRL, against some higher priced brands like Bobbi Brown and Chanel.

This is the third of several rounds of Battle of the Brands: Save vs Splurge. Stay tuned to see more rounds! Click here to see them all.



Our Content Editor Nicole achieved her two looks on completely different budgets. In fact, one is almost 5x the price of the other! Can you guess which one was created for just $33 and which was created for $150? Scroll down to take a closer look at the products used to create each look.



Here's a closer peek at the products used to create each of the makeup looks above. Can you tell which were used in which look? Are any part of your daily routine? Are there some you CAN'T live without? Be sure to give them a review if you've tried them. Either way, scroll down to see the results!

High-End Products:

Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow Pallette

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Eye Pencil

Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara

Chanel Lipstick Rogue Allure in Pimpane



Eyeshadow Quad

Bombshell POW-der Brow + Liner by LashBlast in Black

Full Lash Bloom by LashBlast Mascara

Colorlicious Lipstick in Kiss of Peach




Nicole's Thoughts

On Buying Habits: I'm a drugstore girl all the way, though I usually make decisions about products based on what colors are available rather than specific brands. I love creamy, neutral eye shadows and mascaras that make my otherwise pale features stand out.

I think of expensive beauty products as better quality -- if I'm paying more for them, then they better make me more beautiful! (And last longer.) I've found through doing this story that this isn't always the case!

On the Products: The high-end brands seemed more intense. The eye liner was thicker, the mascara as well, but when all was said and done, I didn't see a huge difference in how I looked. And for me, that's really the most important thing.

Recommendations: The COVERGIRL Full LashBloom by LashBlast mascara is amazing. I loved how it made my lashes look and thanks to the new formula, my lashes weren't ever dry. Plus, bonus: it wiped off really easily at the end of the day.



Eyeshadow Quad: The COVERGIRL Eyeshadow Quads come in six playful palettes. From pinks and purples to browns and nudes, they have all the things you need to get any look you want. Enriched with skin conditioners, they have a smooth, easy application - not to mention super helpful number guides on the packaging. With COVERGIRL quads, getting a killer look is easy as 1, 2, 3...4!

Bombshell POW-der Brow + Liner by LashBlast: This is the ultimate multi-tasker. From softly lining the eyes in black to filling my brows for a natural look, I loved it all. The powder does just as well staying on lashes as skin, so don't worry about your brows or eyeliner fading. This little liner is all you need to take your beauty looks from blah to BAM.

Full Lash Bloom by LashBlast Mascara: This mascara is truly one of a kind. With Full Lash Bloom you can get beautifully full, soft, and natural-looking lashes. The new soft-set formula features natural beeswax to provide buildable volume that doesn't give a hard or clumpy look. Definitely a must-buy for any makeup maven!

Colorlicious Lipstick in Kiss of Peach: The Colorlicious Lipstick gives you all the moisture you need without sacrificing color. From nudes and pinks to red and plums, the Colorlicious lipstick collection's 36 trendy shades have you covered. For just $7 they are perfect for combining, collecting, and blending colors so pick up as many as you can!


We'll be revealing more from the Battle of the Brands series later this week, so stay tuned by following Influenster on Facebook and Twitter!

**Prices have been determined based on cost across Amazon.com, Ulta.com, Sephora.com, and other similar brand sites.

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