POLL: What brands do you want to see on Cosmetic Candy?

So lets talk make up brands.

I do try to vary things up as much as I can on the blog. I have a real love for Asian cosmetics of course, which is one of the reasons I started blogging in the first place, but I do love popping onto my local make up counters for a quick fix.

I do also have a habit of seeking random and rare things out (thanks to eBay) – do you like this? Or is it annoying because its hard for you to buy (if the item is a success?)

A lot of blogs focus on one brand, especially MAC (a brand that for me, lacks imagination) and review the same products.

Nothing wrong with that at all – it gives us a chance to get lots of opinions on the same product, but I personally, love technology and how that changes our make up (formula and packaging) and I love finding really unusual pieces to share.

Anyway – I want to know what brands you like to hear about. I don’t have access to everything but I always try…its amazing how Mr Mastercard makes it easier to get my paws on all kinds of make up (cover your ears, Mr Candy).

I will look over your comments and poll results in the same manner as this cat:

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You have TWO votes each…I know it can be hard to choose!
Tell Me:

What brands do you want to see on Cosmetic Candy?

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* I just wanted to add a little note. Someone asked why non US bloggers used the term ‘drugstore’ when its an American-ism.

The reason why I personally use it is because most beauty girls know exactly what I mean when I say ‘drugstore’** brand.

My readership is international so for me, its a quick and universal way of letting people know what I mean. Its easier than going ‘drugstore/chemist/fa-kee-see store’***

Also, in England, our equivalent to the ‘drugstore’ is the Chemists. These days our Chemists – Boots and Superdrug****for example, have morphed into giant stores you can buy nearly anything beauty related and more (coffee machines, prams, knickers etc.)

So its almost a little confusing to call them ‘Chemists’, when the proper ‘Chemists’, where we get ripped off collect our prescriptions from are pokey little things that are always full of old people, smell of Dettol and have great Chupa Chup selections by the till.

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Besides, I have never heard anyone call Collection 2000 a ‘Chemist Brand’. What else can we call it? A Bargain Brand? Its not a bargain to some people… A High Street Brand? This could work, but its more relevant, I think, to fashion than beauty products.

Hence, I use the term Drugstore brand.

** (Drugstore Brand: Affordable make up, the stuff thats sold in stands – feel free to add to this definition.)

*** If you know what I am talking about when I say fa-kee-see store, I will be amazed and I will send you a big box of goodies, srsly.

****(When I was a kid, I agonised over the name ‘Superdrug’. I thought they sold Super Drugs.)

And THAT is what you call a digression.

Later, my lovelies!

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Comments

  1. tigerslovepepper says

    I recently found out mineral makeup. Tons of incredible and outrageous eyeshadows… It doesn’t matter the brand.

  2. Medina says

    Nars, Nars, Nars, Nars, Nars, Nars, Nars and again Nars! Searching for Nars was how I found your blog in the first place so I would love to see more. I still find myself standing dumbfound at the Nars counter every time, there’s simply too much gorgeousness there to be able to focus. I sometimes find that not all my Nars purchases work as well as I expected and perhaps I overlook the real under-the-radar gems because I’m too distracted by something like Caravaggio or Rated R. MAC is so over exposed, almost every shadow, lipliner and brush have been covered by every blogger out there three times over, yet no one does Nars in a serious in-depth way. It would be awesome to have a trusty point of reference.

  3. Samantha says

    I’d love to talk about brands like Benefit and Urban Decay more. American brands, but great brands, nonetheless.

  4. Wendy says

    I really love MUFE but can never seem to find reviews or swatches on the net and you seem like a beacon of hope with just enough MAC I really appreciate it seeing as how the last time I used this brand my skin broke out so bad that I had to go to the dermatologist and the exact same thing happened with Nars although I really love there lip products. Much thanks :).

  5. Caroline says

    I have a love for asian cosmetics, and I would love to know more about taiwanese, japanese and korean ones :D. high and low end!
    But I also love some of the ‘old school’ brands and more Illamasqua! Me and my friend love’s the counter at selfridges ^^;

  6. MandyP says

    A CHUPA-CHUP STAND?!? I don’t know whether to wholeheartedly attack it or to fall on my knees and pray to it! Chupa-chups used to be HUGE when I was in middle-school! You could buy them everywhere! Now, it’s like they didn’t even exist; they’re nowhere to be found!

    I’ve changed my mind: I don’t want you to blog about more high-end Japanese brands; I want you to blog about Chupa-chups!