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.
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!
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
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.