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High Street vs High End makeup: Can you tell the difference?


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.


Left
High End
The left side is high end, on this side I have used some of my favourite products.

Face
Primer
Estee Lauder Illuminating primer
£25
Concealer
Tarte Shape Tape: Light Beige
£15
Foundation
Estee Lauder double wear: 1N2 Ecru
£31
Powder
Mac Pro long wear pressed powder: Light
£22.50
Contour
Benefit Hoola
£23.50
Bronzer
Urban Decay beached bronzer: Bronzed
£22
Blush
Urban Decay Gwen Stefani blush palette: O.C
£38

Eye Brows
ABH Brow Pomade: Taupe
£15
Estee Lauder Brow now: 01 Blonde
£17.50

Eyes
Primer
Too Faced shadow insurance
£17
Eyeshadows
Charlotte Tilbury: The Dolce Vita
£39
The Balm Nude Tude: Sassy
£32
Mascara
Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme: Black
£25
Eye liner
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on eye pencil: Stag
£15.50

Lips
Urban Decay lipstick: Anarchy
£15.50

Total price of high end makeup used:
£353.50

Right
High Street
For High Street I have used some of my favourite products.

Face
Primer
Max Factor smooth miracle primer
£10.99
Concealer
Collection lasting perfections concealer: 1 Light
£4.99
Foundation
Essence all about the matt: 06 Matt vanilla
£3.80
Essence soft & natural: 02 Sand beige
£3.80
(I mixed the 2 shades together to get the right colour match for me)
Powder
Collection pressed powder: Translucent
£1.99
Contour
Sleek contour kit: Light
£6.99
Bronzer
Laval salon deluxe bronzer: Medium matt
£2.30
Blush
Maybellne colour show blush em: Apricot
£3.60

Eye Brows
Rimmel Brow this way, sculpting kit: 002 Medium brown
£3.99
Essence make me brow: 01 Blondy brows
£2.50

Eyes
Primer
Essence I love stage: Afae
£2.50
Eyeshadow
Rimmel Glam eyes quad: 028 Burgundy palace
£6.99
Rimmel single eyeshadow: 100 Glam ice
£4.49
Mascara
Rimmel Scandaleyes: Black
£6.99
Eye liner
Rimmel smoke n shine eye liner: 002 Copper bling
£3.19

Lips
Rimmel Kate Moss:
20
£5.49

Total price of high street makeup used
£74.60

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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Comments

  1. Really interesting post chick and thank you so much for sharing this with us! X

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  2. Omg clo I loved it! deffo preferred the high street end as well, it's crazy how much money we waste on buying into a brand 🤦🏽‍♀️

    xvousetesbellex.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you. It really is and how you can get a similar look for a lot less. High End makeup is a nice treat x

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  3. They both look so similar, I wouldn't have been able to pick out which side was better. You definitely don't always get what you pay for imo, there's some amazing high street stuff, and rubbish high end.

    Maxine, xo
    http://maxinewhitneyy.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. With some products you can save money on. This post was interesting to do to see how similar high end and high street products can look compared to each other.

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  4. Great post Chloe! Loads of good products too! I want to try Tarte makeup!xx

    louiselovesbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! I wanted to include some of my holy grail products that I love. I want to try more Tarte products as I'm really impressed with the concealer xx

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  5. I couldn't tell! Such a great post!

    Meg
    Www.meowameg.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! I asked my Mam to see if she could tell the difference. It took her a while to figure it out. As both sides do look really similar

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  6. I actually got it right! The highlight is usually softer with high end, and the under eye concealer is brighter. They're very very similar though, like I think to a person who wasn't a junkie you'd never guess the difference! It's a lovely look though!

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