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Registered: ‎03-09-2010

Still a BE girl but love to try other brands too. Are you like me?

KissHi, I was strictly BE for years but after they "changed" a few years ago, I started branching out and trying other brands, some high end and some drugstore, I just recently for instance got the Lorac Pro Palette and the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette. and I love them... I still use my BE shadows, but i like to mix it up.. I also love drugstore makeup like the Wet n Wild icon palettes... they are really good... I like the Walking on Eggshells one..and they are so pigmented.. I have experimented with many lippies too.. found all kinds of lippies out there... so i still love BE but like to mix my BE with other things, anyone else? Just curious...

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Re: Still a BE girl but love to try other brands too. Are you like me?

I pretty much stay with BE because I have so much of it and I like it. I do use Avon. I am sure I could get blasted for what I will say next....

No make up made in China will EVER go on my face.. NEVER! I will read the labels and if it is something I may want (like Avon) I ask customer service where the product is made.

I don't have a problem with brushes that are made in China because I don't think any are made here in the USA. This is my personal choice but certainly wouldn't tell anyone not to wear XYZ make up because it is made in China.

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Re: Still a BE girl but love to try other brands too. Are you like me?

I'm like you Lilibee I like to mix it up too. Part of it is because of all the Ready stuff and part of it is to just save some money where I can. For many years I've bought drugstore mascara since you end up throwing it out after a few months anyway. But I still love BE shadows and lippies, so those I'll continue to buy. I like other high end brands, but I'm also exploring more drugstore again. For awhile I didn't use much from the drugstore, but now I figured I'll splurge on some things and save on others. Besides, I have a lot of BE, so I've slowed down on buying a lot except staple items I use all the time.

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Re: Still a BE girl but love to try other brands too. Are you like me?

I mix up my shadows constantly. I have found my Maybelline eyestudio shadows pallets again. 2 colors, easy to apply, color last forever on eye. I use LG, Revlon, BE, Laura Mercier, .

Blushes are the same. I mix them up. The brand I like the best for blush is Laura Geller. I find the color in LG blush lasts the longest for me.

what I like to try but never had good luck at is finding a foundation. I can only wear BE. Everything else breaks me out seriously bad. I have tried very expensive to drug store cheap, it all comes back to I can't wear anything but BE.

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Re: Still a BE girl but love to try other brands too. Are you like me?

I was under the impression that the companies I've been buying from are cruelty free if that is what you mean by made in China.. i got a list.. Wet n Wild is cruelty free. So is Urban Decay and Revlon, also Lorac i believe...i try to stay away from brands that test on animals...

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Re: Still a BE girl but love to try other brands too. Are you like me?

I am glad that there are companies that are cruelty free and the products are made in China. It is my personal preference to buy made in America cosmetics. I buy American made products whenever I can.

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Re: Still a BE girl but love to try other brands too. Are you like me?

I do have several brands I buy from. BE, Tarte, and a few online only independent mineral brands. UD and I used to be friends, but I got a bad taste in my mouth from the whole "We're selling in china no we aren't oh by the way now we are owned by L'oreal" thing. If I see a palette I absolutely love and can't live without like Vice 2 I'll buy it but I passed on Naked 3 in favor of a dupe set from one of my favorite independent mineral companies instead. And it came with a lippie too.

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Re: Still a BE girl but love to try other brands too. Are you like me?

Lilibee, you are not alone. I am about 90/BE. There is just nothing like the beautiful twinkle of loose minerals. I have some Ready products but they are just not as dear to me. I also enjoy Urban Decay shadows. Fun names for the shadows and really cool packaging. ...as far as lips-I have mostly BE. All of the auto delivery kits along with a few lip kit purchases have kept me very happy.... The new Urban Decay #3 palette does look so tempting. I am just so fair and a red head that I need to play before purchasing since is is rose tones. It sure is pretty though. I hope you enjoy it..
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Re: Still a BE girl but love to try other brands too. Are you like me?

I love trying new brands, I use mainly BE, but am open to try new brands, or new products in familiar brands. I have a few that I go to that work for me.

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Re: Still a BE girl but love to try other brands too. Are you like me?

Hi Lillibee!

I like to look to at other brands, but I'm pretty much a BE Beautie (makeup and skincare). I do have a Dior lippie though. I just can't give up my loose foundation and eyeshadows.

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