When you are staying at a cosmetic counter in the department store you wonder if you should shell out $25 for mascara when you usually buy one from a drug store. Or ,for example you are in drug store trying to find the best foundation which could suit your skin tone despite the yellowish glare from the fluorescent lights. Nowadays, the cosmetic products have evolved and have become almost inerchangeable. Some of the make up products are just as effective as those in the department stores. Fashion magazies state the benefits of both expensive and low end products and most women have both these types in their cosmetics collection.
These products have better consistency and pigmentation, they provide better coverage. The textures of the high end make up can be light and sheer which gives maximum coverage considering the preferences of the individual. The expensive cosmetic products which are really worth buying are foundation, concealer and compact powder in order to avoid choosing the wrong color and problems like ashiness or discoloration; powder and creme eye shadow and blush (stronger pigmentation) and crème lipsticks.
The major disadvantage of these products is their price, especially if they should be used frequently.
Inexpensive make up products can be replaced more often, for example mascara, or while experimenting with bold, trendy colors (greens, blues, etc.). You can buy such products as lip liner, eyeliner pencils, liquid eye shadow and lip-gloss. They are similar to the department store cosmetics but they won't make a huge dent on your wallet.
Remember the saying: You get what you pay for! Some of these products may turn thicker ot lose their color faster than the items from the department stores. Also, it’s a trial and error process to find the ideal products for you.