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Which Of These 27 Best-Selling Beauty Products Do You Actually Need?

These 27 products are best-sellers at major makeup retailers, plus the most reviewed products on MakeupAlley. But do you think they're worth your time and money? Tell us.

1. Is Maybelline Great Lash as ~*life-changing!*~ as everyone says?

Maybelline / Via maybelline.com

Cost: $4

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    Yes, it's the Holy Grail of mascaras.
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    Nah, it never seemed like anything out of the ordinary.

2. Do you actually need Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation?

Giorgio Armani / Via www1.bloomingdales.com

Price: $62

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    Yes, my skin looks like it should be in a Michelangelo painting when I use this foundation.
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    Nope, the price tag doesn't justify the product.

3. Is NARS Orgasm blush a staple in your makeup bag?

NARS Cosmetics / Via narscosmetics.com

Price: $30

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    Yes, it's the only blush that really works for me.
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    Nope. It's not really worth the hype.

4. Could you live without Urban Decay's Eyeshadow Primer Potion?

Urban Decay Cosmetics / Via urbandecay.com

Price: $20

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    The thought of one day without my Primer Potion is too painful.
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    I see no difference when I use this primer.

5. Does Mane 'n Tail shampoo actually make your hair grow faster, longer, and stronger?

Mane 'n Tail / Via walgreens.com

Price: $7

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    Yes, I'll never use another shampoo again.
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    Not really. It seems just like every other shampoo I've ever used.

6. What about biotin? Did your hair and nails actually grow faster?

GNC / Via gnc.com

Price: $15

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    100% yes. My hair grew faster (everywhere) and now I swear by biotin.
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    Nope, I barely even noticed a difference besides my hair just growing at its natural pace.

7. Are you loyal to the Proactiv 3-Step System?

Proactiv / Via proactiv.com

Price: $29.95 per month

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    Yes, Proactiv saved my skin from acne and I'll never go back.
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    No way. It didn't work and the auto-renewal system is a nightmare for my bank account.

8. Do you swear by St. Ives Apricot Scrub?

St. Ives / Via stives.com

Price: $5

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    Yes. There's a reason it's called SAINT Ives.
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    No way. I'd rather put a paper bag over my head every day than use this scrub on my skin.

9. Must you have Benetint from Benefit?

Benefit Cosmetics / Via benefitcosmetics.com

Price: $30

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    Yes! I can't even remember what I did before Benetint.
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    Nope, I don't miss it when I don't have it around.

10. Would your pores be forever clogged if you stopped using Bioré pore strips?

Biore / Via biore.com

Price: $6

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    Are you kidding? These strips are the only way I can deal with blackheads.
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    Nope. I'm always underwhelmed by how little actually comes out when I peel the strip off of my skin.

11. Is the Seche Vite top coat really as good as everyone says?

Seche Vite / Via amazon.com

Price: $11

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    Absolutely. My nail polish lasts at least a week without chips.
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    No way. I don't even understand why this has a cult following.

12. How necessary is Josie Maran's Pure Argan Oil for your skin?

Josie Maran / Via sephora.com

Price: $48

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    Without this oil, my skin is a complete dry, scaly disaster.
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    I tried this oil and my face looked like an oil spill had happened.

13. Would you give up Starbucks if it meant having a lifetime supply of the Foreo Luna Mini?

Foreo / Via sephora.com

Price: $139

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    Absolutely. My face glows like an angel's with this thing.
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    Nope. There's basically no difference between this and my hands.

14. Is Glamglow's Supermud Clearing Treatment worth every penny?

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Price: $69

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    Absolutely. I'd never waste my money on products that don't work.
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    Nope, I really don't see a difference from drugstore face masks, TBH.

15. Did the Naked3 palette complete your life?

Urban Decay / Via sephora.com

Price: $54

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    Absolutely. It's everything I need in a single place.
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    Not really. It's not much different than the original Naked palette.

16. The Beauty Blender: Worth it?

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Price: $19.95

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    YAAAAAAAAS! The Beauty Blender gives me life!
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    Meh, it's not much better than any ol' makeup sponge.

17. Is the Clarisonic worth converting?

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Price: $99

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    100% yes. The Clarisonic completely changed my skin for the better.
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    Honestly, no. The Clarisonic actually ruined my skin.

18. Is Queen Helene's Mint Julep Masque part of your regular routine?

Queen Helene / Via walgreens.com

Price: $4

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    You bet! It clears my pores and tightens my skin (plus it smells amazing).
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    Not even close. My skin got so tight and dry when I used this mask.

19. Does the Shu Uemura eyelash curler open your eyes like no other eyelash curler?

Shu Uemura / Via shuuemura-usa.com

Price: $20

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    Are you kitten me right meow? This thing works wonders on my eyes.
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    Honestly, I see no difference. Not worth it.

20. Is Crème de la Mer moisturizing cream worth the price tag?

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It costs $295 and up.

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    Yes, this cream changed my life.
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    No, I was shocked by how basic this cream was for the price tag.

21. Does your face look instantly radiant with Yves Saint Laurent's Touch Éclat highlighter?

YSL / Via shop.nordstrom.com

Price: $41

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