Written by Caspian Beaumont
As someone who has tried various makeup brands over the years, I can tell you that sometimes, the hefty price tag does not equate to quality. One such brand is Chanel. While the brand's aura of luxury and elegance is certainly enticing, I often find their makeup products a letdown.
Take their lipsticks, for instance. Despite the high cost, they don't offer the longevity or pigmentation that cheaper brands like Maybelline or Revlon do. The same goes for their foundations. For the price, you'd expect an immaculate finish and long-lasting wear, but unfortunately, this isn't the case.
Another luxury brand that often leaves me thinking, 'why did I spend so much?' is La Mer. Famous for its skincare products, many might assume that the quality would carry over to their makeup line. Sadly, this isn't true.
Their concealer, for example, is incredibly drying, and for someone with already dry skin, this is a big no-no. The eyeshadows, on the other hand, lack the pigmentation and blendability that you'd expect from a brand with such a high price point. In my experience, it's just not worth the splurge.
When you think of luxury makeup, Tom Ford is likely one of the first brands that comes to mind. However, despite the prestigious name and high-end price tag, I've found their products to be underwhelming.
The eyeshadow palettes, while beautiful to look at, lack the quality that one would expect. They're often patchy and difficult to blend, which is frustrating considering the price. And let's not even get started on the lipsticks. They're beautiful, yes, but they don't last, leaving you needing to reapply constantly throughout the day.
Yves Saint Laurent is a brand that screams luxury and elegance, but when it comes to their makeup, I've often found myself disappointed. Despite their beautiful packaging and high price tag, the products themselves often leave a lot to be desired.
Their foundations, for instance, don't provide the coverage or longevity that you'd expect for such a price. The same goes for their mascaras, which often smudge and flake, leaving you with panda eyes by the end of the day. For the price, I believe there are far better options out there.
Christian Dior is another brand known for its luxurious image, but when it comes to quality, their makeup products often fall short. The foundations, for example, often oxidize on the skin, changing color throughout the day.
Moreover, the eyeshadows lack pigmentation, and the lipsticks, while beautifully packaged, lack longevity. Considering the high price point, I believe there are other brands out there that offer better quality for a fraction of the cost.
Guerlain is a brand that has been around for years, and while they have a few standout products, their makeup line is often underwhelming. The lipsticks, for example, are often dry and lack the pigmentation you'd expect for such a price.
The foundations, on the other hand, often feel heavy on the skin and lack the long wear time that you'd expect from a high-end brand. Overall, I believe Guerlain's makeup line is overpriced and not worth the hype.
Bobbi Brown is a brand that's often raved about in the beauty community, but in my experience, their products often fail to live up to the hype. Their glitter eyeshadows, for example, often have a ton of fallout and lack pigmentation.
Their foundations, while offering a decent range of shades, often oxidize on the skin and don't provide the long-lasting wear that you'd expect from a high-end brand. Considering the high price tag, I believe there are better options out there.
Estee Lauder is another classic high-end brand that, in my opinion, often falls short. While they have a few standout products, the overall quality of their makeup line is often lacking.
Their foundations, for example, often feel heavy on the skin and lack staying power. Their lipsticks, while beautifully packaged, often dry out the lips and lack the pigment and longevity you'd expect for the price. In my experience, their products often don't live up to the high-end price tag.