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October 18, 2012

Ask a Make Up Artist: Tips to Save Money on Brand Name Cosmetics Part 2


Note: This article is a follow up article, checkout part 1 here.

Tip #5 = Just because it’s more expensive, does NOT mean the quality is better!
The Cosmetics Industry as a whole, profits LUCRATIVELY from this concept (which, by the way, is entirely FALSE). We all know that “good things are never cheap and cheap things are never good,” but realize that the hefty retail price tag of the make up counters has mostly to do with the advertising, overhead (paying employees, incentive trips, travel expenses for Execs, training, renting space in the mall, etc), packaging, and marketing, rather than quality ingredients. Obviously the “good stuff” is never cheap (quality ingredients, DO cost money). But don’t “buy in” to the idea that everything Chanel, Bobbie Brown, MAC, Lancome, Estee Lauder, Nars, etc is WORTH the price tag.Continue reading