By: Olivia A. and Sophia D.
We compared drugstore makeup under $5.00 to “designer” makeup products over $10.00 to see if there was a big difference in quality. For our drugstore makeup we used: Wet n’ Wild Coloricon blush in “Pearlescent Pink” ($3), “Wet n’ Wild Coloricon” eyeshadow in “Don’t Steal My Thunder” ($4), Wet n’ Wild mascara “Mega Length” ($1), and Wet n’ Wild liquid eyeliner “Graphic Track” ($4). For our “designer” makeup products we used: Physicians Formula Powder Palette blush in “Blushing Rose” ($14), Too Faced eyeshadow palette in “Natural Matte” (34$), L’oreal Paris Voluminous Curved Brush mascara “P500 Black Brown” ($22), and Rodial eyeliner “Black” ($16).
The drugstore blush was not very pigmented (not much color), but was easy to apply. The designer blush by Physicians Formula had a consistent, bright color. The drugstore eye shadow was creamy and had a little fallout. The designer eye shadow was loose at some points but had a matte finish at the end. Before we applied both the drugstore and designer mascara, first we curled the lashes and then applied two coats. When we put the drugstore mascara on it added a lot of volume to the lashes. With the designer mascara it left the lashes luscious. Overall, there are positives and negatives to both the designer and drugstore brands...it all depends on your budget!