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