The Beauty Insider’s Shopping Guide

Do the beauty products in your makeup bag work as well as you think they do? Not exactly, say beauty insiders. Some cosmetics companies are selling customers short when it comes to delivering on cosmetic claims. Read this guide from cosmetic chemist Perry Romanowski and beauty guru Andrea Robinson to find out which of your products you need to think twice about before using.

Department Store Products vs. Drug Store Products

Major corporations can own both high-end and low-end cosmetics brands. Sometimes their laboratories develop an ingredient and make similar products with it at different price points. What you’re really paying for is the fancy packaging that holds the beauty product. One way to figure out if you’re paying too much for makeup is to google a product and compare the expensive and more affordable versions for similar ingredients.

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