25 February 2012

Am I Make Up Snob?!

As the title suggests am I a make up snob?

I recently went away to Scotland to visit the family. So I packed light (ish) My bag consisted of
Lancome Primer
MUFE Foundation 
YSL Touche Eclat
Chanel Loose Powder
Chanel Bronze Universel
MAC Paint Pot in Painterley
MAC Quad Palette (Patina, Woodwinked, Club and Cranberry) 
Louise Young Eyeshadow Palette
Chanel Illusion D'Ombre in Illusoire
Clinique High Impact Mascara
YSL Rouge Volupte in 2
Chanel Coco Rouge Shine in Bonheur 
Mix of Brushes RT, MAC, Lauren Luke and Eco Tools

So my cousin used my make up when there and she commented on it - ooh get you Chanel etc etc and after reading another blog about ELF I have established I must be a snob, the cheapest thing I own is possibly an MUA single eyeshadow and I cannot get on with it at all so it may as well be thrown away. 

I will admit I am fussy and I research everything I buy now, which I don't see as a problem but when you price up a weeks make up bag at over £300 that is rather ridiculous! 

Will I stop buying these high-end products, in a word no! I like what I like and will not change. It has made me think a bit though, are they completely justified, in a word no! Are there dupes for some of these products that work just as well, most probably yes- will I look for these?

Ah well, we all have guilty pleasures and this is mine. My husband enjoys running gear (trainers and gadgets) do I moan.... 

So are you a make up snob?


  1. I wouldn't say I'm a snob as I do own quite a bit of cheap-er make up but some of my everyday staples are not cheap!

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  3. I don't buy a lot of makeup, but what I do buy is mid-range I guess. I just like products with a good colour payoff like MAC and Illamasqua.
    You know what they say though... you buy cheap, you buy twice.
    At the end of the day, you put this stuff on your FACE so I think a little luxury is no bad thing. :) xxx

  4. I think the higher end brands work so much better! Nothing wrong with being a make up snob :o)

    Over on my blog I am having a MAC lipstick give away, I am giving away a Mac lipstick in the colour of your choice! I would love for you to enter


    I just followed ur lovely blog too :o)


  5. I have to admit I'm a bit of a make up snob at times, for some reason I think the more you pay for it, the better it is! I have only just found your lovely blog and am now a follower. :-) xx


  6. I'm probably a bit of a makeup snob. Like you the core of my collection is all high end. I'm definitely a foundation and lipstick snob and have never really found drug store offerings of these that work for me. That being said the MUA matte eyeshadows are very good and I probably prefer my Sleek Contour Kit to my Chanel Bronze Universal (but sssshh, don't tell Chanel!) I just totted up my going away makeup bag and it's in the same ££ ball park so dont worry! Lx