Last week I was watching a TV show called 'This Morning' occasionally a beauty segment comes on. Last week Bryony Blake (celebrity makeup artist) tested whether people could actually tell the difference between high street and high end makeup. She created two very similar looks on two models. After watching this I decided I wanted to do something similar. I decided to do one half of my face high street makeup and the other high end.
Can you tell which side is high street (drugstore) and can you tell which side of my face is high end? I haven't edited any of the images so you get a true representation of what the products actually look like on the skin. The hardest part about doing this look was picking products that looked very similar.
The left side is high end, on this side I have used some of my favourite products.
Estee Lauder Illuminating primer
Tarte Shape Tape: Light Beige
Estee Lauder double wear: 1N2 Ecru
Mac Pro long wear pressed powder: Light
Urban Decay beached bronzer: Bronzed
Urban Decay Gwen Stefani blush palette: O.C
ABH Brow Pomade: Taupe
Estee Lauder Brow now: 01 Blonde
Too Faced shadow insurance
Charlotte Tilbury: The Dolce Vita
The Balm Nude Tude: Sassy
Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme: Black
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on eye pencil: Stag
Urban Decay lipstick: Anarchy
Total price of high end makeup used:
For High Street I have used some of my favourite products.
Max Factor smooth miracle primer
Collection lasting perfections concealer: 1 Light
Essence all about the matt: 06 Matt vanilla
Essence soft & natural: 02 Sand beige
(I mixed the 2 shades together to get the right colour match for me)
Collection pressed powder: Translucent
Sleek contour kit: Light
Laval salon deluxe bronzer: Medium matt
Maybellne colour show blush em: Apricot
Rimmel Brow this way, sculpting kit: 002 Medium brown
Essence make me brow: 01 Blondy brows
Essence I love stage: Afae
Rimmel Glam eyes quad: 028 Burgundy palace
Rimmel single eyeshadow: 100 Glam ice
Rimmel Scandaleyes: Black
Rimmel smoke n shine eye liner: 002 Copper bling
Rimmel Kate Moss:
Total price of high street makeup used
My overall opinion
You could achieve near enough the same look and save £279.90 if you wanted.
Doing this was a really good experiment for me as it made me look through my makeup collection and find products that are similar. I am happy with the way each side has turned out.
I am a fan of both high street and high end products. I use a mix of both daily.
Did you guess right about which side was which? Let me know if you did
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