The look: from high-end to low-end beauty

 Wearing a few good cheapies

Wearing a few good cheapies

Yesterday I laid out a price comparison and today I'm wearing three of the five cheaper items I purchased.

 CG's Country Woods in lieu of UD's Naked

CG's Country Woods in lieu of UD's Naked

Covergirl's Country Woods is just ok in my book. While I do like the neutral quad, I didn't enjoy how powdery three of the four shades were; the vanilla hue out-performed the rest.

 Essence's Superfine Eyeliner Pen didn't beat NARS' Eyeliner Stylo

Essence's Superfine Eyeliner Pen didn't beat NARS' Eyeliner Stylo

Essence's Superfine Eyeliner only has two things going for it -- price and colour. My fears were realised -- the length of the tip was daunting, unwieldy and started to dry out amidst application. The pen began playing up on my left eye; this eye also happens to be the one I have difficulty applying liner on anyways -- it was a double-whammy scenario. After three attempts, I finally got a semi-desired result.

 Saving the best for last: Covergirl’s Clump Crusher by Lashblast beat its competition, YSL's Mascara Volume Effect Faux Cils

Saving the best for last: Covergirl’s Clump Crusher by Lashblast beat its competition, YSL's Mascara Volume Effect Faux Cils

Easy to use, loads of volume, no clumping and stays put. Covergirl's Clump Crusher by Lashblast crushed YSL's Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils. Enough said.

 A final look

A final look

Other items used to complete the look above:

Too Faced La Creme Color Drenched Lip Cream in I Want Candy.

NARS Lip Gloss in Greek Holiday worn atop I Want Candy.

Essence's Long Lasting Eye Pencil in Bling Bling applied along the lower lash line.

Illamasqua's Naked Rose on the apples of my cheeks.

Chanel's Vitalumiere Eclat Foundation in B30 Beige-Sable applied all over. It's a powder, but I smooth the finish by lightly misting water on my face.

What do you think? Does paying more money for makeup guarantee quality?