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Makeup: Where should you be spending $$$?

Hello ladies (and some lads) let’s talk about makeup. When it comes to the things  we put on our faces we have a slight financial decision. Do you spend mad money buying Chanel makeup? Estee Lauder? Revlon? Covergirl? MAC? Maybelline? WHO KNOWS?! How do you decide if or what to spend money on? Well let me decode some of this for you.

There are several main components when it comes to purchasing makeup for the face: foundation, brushes, eye shadow, blush, mascara, eyeliner, etc. It depends on how fancy you are. I’m gonna let you in on a little secret, many of the makeup brands are owned by the same people. Do you know what this means? Many of the products that are created for more “luxury” brands are being created in the same lab that’s making that stuff sold at Target. Or many of the inexpensive brands are the exact same! So why not buy whatever is cheaper.  Wait, what? You don’t believe me?

Let me break it down for you:

Covergirl and Max Factor are sister companies, meaning that they are both owned by the same big company. In this case, it’s Proctor & Gamble. Covergirl was acquired in 1989 and Max Factor joined up in 1991.

Also, all Noxzema skin care products are also owned by………duh duh duh, you guessed it, Proctor & Gamble!

Almay is a makeup line who is owned by someone it shares shelf space with. Who, you say? Revlon owns them. Revlon, according to my knowledge (and wikipedia) owns Almay and used to own Max Factor, before it was sold to the big man upstairs.

Estee Lauder owns one of my favorite makeup lines, MAC. and I’m not talking about the computers.

Finally to the big kahuna. This makeup line notes Julia Roberts, Kate Winslet, Clive Owen, Uma Thurman, Anne Hathaway, Penelope Cruz, among others that promote their fragrance and makeup line. What if I told you that Lancome, one of the premier luxury brands, was owned by a company that sits on shelves at your local Target or Walmart? Lancome is owned by L’Oreal, who also owns Maybelline. Wait, are you confused, because I am. It goes a little like this L’Oreal=Maybelline+Lancome+some other stuff. So basically, why spend mad money on items created by Lancome, when you could find similar products at your local drugstore for a lot less money?

Now go on with your bad self.


Still not convinced? If you click on the brand, it will bring you to their wiki page. The truth is all there. NOW SAVE SOME MONEY


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