Day 29:Drugstore vs. High-End
by MUA's Cavewoman
And yet some lipstick fans do. They might be brand-loyal (MAC, Chanel) or formula-loyal (Dior Addict? Revlon Soft & Smooth?) -- there are many who won't buy anywhere else but the drugstore, waiting for those wonderful Buy-One-Get-One-Free sales -- and there are those who won't even consider drugstore lipsticks at all.
There are great lipsticks to be had at any price, high, low, and in between, but there are also really terrible lipsticks to be had at all price points as well. In terms of high-end, those YSL lipsticks and the Dior Addicts are just the kind I love, creamy, full-color, with a bit of sheen.
And yet you could not give me a Chanel Allure, which I find to drag and dry out my lips and make them peel. At the drugstore, the Revlons and L'Oreals are favorites, with just the kind of texture and smoothness I like, a huge range of colors and formulas, and a bargain at the price. But Ms. Blogdorf already told us how awful those Cover Girl lipsticks were, and the NYX was even worse, with a sheer, almost non-existent color payoff.
Are you also an equal-opportunity lipstick buyer? Or do you avoid the high-priced brands and head for the drugstore? Or does drugstore makeup seem cheap to you just because it is cheap? Tell us in the comments!