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Hey makeup mavens - which beauty brands are you loyal to? Do you prefer high-end cosmetics or drugstore makeup?

At Influenster we love all kinds of makeup. From the drugstore to the department store, we're in it for the hunt. Discovering the best-quality makeup at the best price is one of our favorite pastimes. Lucky for you, this also means trying out a ton of different brands and products and then telling all of you about it!

In this round of Battle of the Brands: Save vs Splurge, we had Nicole, our Content Director of Reviews, try some of our favorite Rimmel products, then compare those to higher-priced products from brands like Clinique and Too Faced.

This is the last of several rounds of Battle of the Brands. Click here to see them all.

THE LOOKS

Rimmel

There's a more than $80 difference between each look. Can you guess which one was the look for less? Want to know which products we used to create these looks? Scroll down!

 

THE PRODUCTS

Rimmel

High-End Products:

CLINIQUE All About Shadow Quad in Morning Java

Too Faced Perfect Eyes Waterproof & Tearproof Eyeliner Pencil

Clinique High Impact Mascara

Bobbi Brown Pot Rogue for Lips and & Cheeks

 

Rimmel Products:

Eyeshadow Quad Palette

Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner

Scandaleyes Rockin' Curves Mascara

Stay Blushed! Cheek Tint

 

THE REVEAL

Rimmel

Nicole's Thoughts

On Buying Habits: I buy a mix of drugstore and more expensive brands. I like to splurge on favorites like mascara, but I don't mind an inexpensive liner, for instance, since I run through them so quickly. Since I've worked in product testing for a long time, I know that budget products often perform just as well. You just have to find what works for you and stick with it!

On the Products: I definitely didn't notice a big difference between the products right away. The looks were pretty similar. If anything, I found the Rimmel cheek tint a little easier to apply from the tube.

Recommendations: That Rimmel eyeliner wasn't going anywhere! I'd definitely suggest that to a friend who was having trouble finding a look that lasts all day (and night).

 

UP CLOSE WITH RIMMEL

Rimmel Makeup

Stay Blushed! Cheek Tint: This cheek tint is perfect for any girl who wants a natural look for day or night. The liquid formula is lightweight and long-lasting. A must in any beauty queen's makeup bag.

Eyeshadow Quad Palette: With the Rimmel eyeshadow quads you can get epic sophistication with easy application. The silky smooth formula is created for long wear, effortless blends, and crease-resistant color. Will you go smokey or bright? You can choose either with this amazing palette.

Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner: An Influenster favorite from the Frosty VoxBox, this eyeliner goes on smooth and stays there all night long. This waterproof eyeliner is perfect for any season - from a winter snow storm to an ocean breeze, Scandaleyes can face it all. 

Scandaleyes Rockin' Curves Mascara: Another Influenster favorite from the Moda VoxBox, it's Rimmel's first mascara with a broken heart-shaped wand. The cleverly shaped applicator twists and curves to hug the lash line, while grabbing hard-to-reach inner lashes and amplifying base lashes. The perfect shape for voluminous lashes! It's the shape of a broken heart, but really, what's not to love?

 

Did you guess right? Which products do you want to try? Which do you prefer? Comment below!

 

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

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