So, as you probably know I do make-up on mainly brides, work for national newspapers and work with photographers. A lot of people ask me, what is your make-up kit like and do you only use M.A.C Cosmetics?
M.A.C Cosmetics are amazing and of course I use a lot of their products. But, I also use anything from Estee Lauder right down to highstreet brands like Rimmel.
There are 100's if not 1000's of make-up companies that are trying to compete with each other or trying to come up with the best beauty product of all time. Beauty and make-up is worth billions and billions. They say that the average woman spends upto a least £133,000 in their lifetime! That includes hair, body and face.
I dread to think what I spend?!!!
There is a slight stigma to highstreet brand make-up. Because it's cheaper in price, therefore must be cheaper in product quality?
I think this rumour is very untrue and that highstreet make-up brands can be just as good, if not better, than some of the more expensive brands. What you are mainly paying for with the expensive brands is the name and the fancy packaging that come with it.
Personally, I pick and choose from each make-up company and I decide what has good coverage, what has better pigments and what lengthens my lashes. Just because a company spends 1000's of pounds on a advert, doesn't mean that it's going to work for you. Look at most mascara adverts closely. Most of them say: Lash Inserts Used.......say no more!!!
I bet some of you didn't know that Bourjois actually own Chanel?!! Yep it's true! So, some of their products have the same concept.......example:
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua is practically the same as Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation. The only difference is? PRICETAG!
To finish off this blog post, I going to leave a list of who owns who. But before I go, before thinking about buying the latest mascara that's advertised on the T.V, do your research. Look at reviews, read beauty blogs, watch youtube video's and above all, try some of the cheaper brands. You will be pleasantly surprised!
Estee Lauder: Estee Lauder, Aramis, American Beauty, Aveda, Clinique, Bobbi Brown, Bumble & Bumble, Darphin, Prescriptives, M.A.C. Cosmetics, Jo Malone, Origins, Ojon, Flirt, GoodSkin Labs, Creme de la Mer, Tom Ford, Smashbox
L’Oreal: L’Oreal Paris, L’Oreal Professional, Maybelline New York, Lancome, Helena Rubinstein, Vichy, Biotherm, La Roche Posay, Redken, Skinceuticals, Garnier, Keratase, Matrix, Pureology, Mizani, Essie, Kiehl’s, Shu Uemura, Giorgio Armani, Roger & Gallet, Ralph Lauren, Cacharel, Diesel, Viktor & Rolf, YSL Beaute, Maison Martin Margiela, Stella McCartney, YUE SAI, Sanoflore, The Body Shop
Proctor & Gamble: Cover Girl, Max Factor, Olay, Clairol, Nice ‘n Easy, Ivory, Noxzema, Pantene, SK-II, Dolce & Gabbana Cosmetics and Fragrances, Hugo Boss Fragrances, Sebastian Professional, Fekkai, Wella, Vidal Sassoon, Gillette, Head & Shoulders, Old Spice
Johnson & Johnson: Neutrogena, Aveeno, Clean & Clear, RoC and Lubriderm.
Coty, Inc: Rimmel London, Cutex, Sally Hansen, OPI, Adidas, Playboy, Guess Parfums, Roberto Cavalli, Bottega Veneta, Vera Wang, Balenciaga, Marc Jacobs, Vivienne Westwood, Chloe, Joop!, Davidoff, Chopard, Calvin Klein, ck one color cosmetics, Cerruti, philosophy skin care, most celebrity fragrances (Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, Kate Moss, Halle Berry, Heidi Klum, Lady Gaga, David & Victoria Beckham, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kylie Minogue)
LVMH: Fresh, Dior, Guerlain, Givenchy, Kenzo, Benefit Cosmetics, Make Up For Ever, Acqua di Parma, Nude
Revlon: Revlon, Almay, Natural Wonder, Charlie fragrances, Mitchum, Ultima II, Gatineau
Unilever: Dove, Impulse, Pears, Lux, Lynx, Pears, Rexona, SunSilk, Vaseline