Lasciate ogne speranza voi ch’intrate or abandon all hope, ye who enter here as inscribed on the gate of hell that Dante passes through. “Abandon all hope” quite reminds me of drugstore makeup really…
But sometimes I really want to throw my hands in the air and just say “screw this!” because I’m not always pleased with my drugstore makeup purchases. And when I think about it, the amount I spent on those products I could have just saved up for a mid or high range product that I wouldn’t have such woe with.
Ok, drugstore mascara big, big massive NO! I’ve spent close to $12 on some drugstore mascaras and each and every time I’m disappointed. So really, for about $8 bucks more and I can grab a tube of my beloved Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes, and NOT be disappointed.
Concealer? Another drugstore fail in many cases. This isn’t to say I haven’t run across some good concealers at the drugstore. I’m talking to you L’Oreal Visible Lift Blur Concealer and my beloved long gone Maybelline Dream Mousse Concealer! Concealers prices have gone up dramatically in recent years. Don’t get me wrong Visible Lift Blur Concealer is awesome BUT when it isn’t on sale it’ll set you back $13.
I’m not saying that higher end brands are always going to make me a happy girl but I find that if I’m spending a little more in most cases I’m happier with the application, formula, and overall performance of a product. Where as the drugstore in many cases is a hit or miss situation!
But the question is am I willing to abandon all hope that drugstore brands will up their game or should I keep trying?
What about you?
Totally given up on drugstore makeup?
Personally, I keep trying because drugstore makeup has upped their game in recent years. I’ve watched the evolution of drugstore makeup in the past several years that I’ve blogged beauty and I’ve been very impressed with the fact that the formulas are starting to improve dramatically. Unfortunately, this also means drugstore makeup prices are going up in price but hey, if there’s quality is there I don’t mind!
I’m willing to stick with them and hope for the best.