Overpriced Make-Up: Mascara

When I'm looking for a mascara I always head over to Rimmel because I know I'm going to get a good quality one that suits what I'm looking for. But I've always thought that mascara's are too overpriced compared to other beauty products.

When comparing the price of foundation and mascara there is literally pence in the difference, it boggles me how brands can charge so much for mascara when they only go on a fraction of your face. You can get a foundation from Rimmel for £6.99 and you can get a mascara also from Rimmel for £6.99. Foundation goes all over your face whereas you can buy a mascara that only goes on your eyes for the same price which makes no sense, really.

From Boots the cheapest drugstore mascara is £1.99 and the most expensive drugstore mascara is £12.95. I would never pay over £10 for a mascara because I think they're way too overpriced for what it actually is. Supposedly the more you pay the better quality it is but with some drugstore mascara's this isn't true.

I'll always be loyal to my Rimmel mascara's as they're great and sometimes can be found on offer with £5, a reasonable price for a drugstore mascara.

I'd love to know what you guys think! Do you agree with me? Or do you think mascara's are reasonably priced?

Daniella x

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  2. I totally agree! They are called drugstore store products for a reason! Great post! LOVE your blog!

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  3. I totally agree! I would never spend over £10 for a mascara anymore... especially after I once got a YSL faux lash effect mascara that lasted me less than a month because it just dried out too quick!! I love the new miss manga mascara... review over on my blog xx

  4. You should try Collection mascara. I'm currently using the "No Clumps" one, and I've previously tried the "Supersize" one. They're both great and really affordable!

  5. If we compare the prices here to what you can pay in the States we pay way too much for makeup. Form instance ELF stuff that sells there for $1 is £1.75 here that is like double!