Sunday, September 11, 2011

Are you a brand snob?

If you asked me this question last year, I would say yes I am.  I was a devote follower of Chanel, Dior, etc. etc.  I wanted the most expensive, the best of the best, without thinking whether price equated with quality.  A year later, I look back at my makeup stash (including the items I've sold) and have noticed that I was indeed a makeup snob.  Now this post is not to knock anyone who enjoys higher end products only, but just a mere observation of why I am no longer a "snob" towards the lower end/high street/drugstore brands.

Besides the obvious of not having a full time job and actually having a budget now for beauty products, I've been noticing that makeup artist in general do not go for brand name but results.  This is actually quite interesting to me.  As long as the product works, and works well, why do I have to care if it's Chanel or RImmel?  Recently, I've really enjoyed watching Lisa Eldridge's youtube videos. I appreciate how she uses products from various price ranges on her clients (including celebrities).  So if it's good enough for her to use and her clients to wear, why did I think that it wasn't good enough for me?  Where did I assume that higher end meant better? I have no idea.  I guess we get brainwashed by commercialism that the more expensive it is, surely it's because it means it's better.  But as we all know with the state of mass production of products, that is not always the case now.  All I know is that I no longer think that way.
 As you guys can tell by my blog, I review both high end and high street brands, and I continue to do that.  And I encourage those who feel that high street brands don't give the same results, well watch this video by Lisa Eldridge, because you don't want to miss out on products that actually do deliver great (high end) results.  

1 comment:

  1. Great post! I agree sometimes you gotta ditch the name and go with what works.