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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

  1. maybelline great lash
    1. Yes, it’s the Holy Grail of mascaras.
    2. 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

  1. Is it worth it?
    1. Yes, my skin looks like it should be in a Michelangelo painting when I use this foundation.
    2. 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

  1. is nars blush worth it?
    1. Yes, it’s the only blush that really works for me.
    2. 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

  1. could you live without urban decay primer potion?
    1. The thought of one day without my Primer Potion is too painful.
    2. 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

  1. mane n tail?
    1. Yes, I’ll never use another shampoo again.
    2. 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

  1. biotin?
    1. 100% yes. My hair grew faster (everywhere) and now I swear by biotin.
    2. 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

  1. proactiv worth it?
    1. Yes, Proactiv saved my skin from acne and I’ll never go back.
    2. 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

  1. st. ives scrub worth it?
    1. Yes. There’s a reason it’s called SAINT Ives.
    2. 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

  1. benetint?
    1. Yes! I can’t even remember what I did before Benetint.
    2. 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

  1. biore?
    1. Are you kidding? These strips are the only way I can deal with blackheads.
    2. 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

  1. seche vite
    1. Absolutely. My nail polish lasts at least a week without chips.
    2. 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

  1. josie maran?
    1. Without this oil, my skin is a complete dry, scaly disaster.
    2. 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

  1. foreo?
    1. Absolutely. My face glows like an angel’s with this thing.
    2. Nope. There’s basically no difference between this and my hands.

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

Glamglow / Via sephora.com

Price: $69

  1. glamglow?
    1. Absolutely. I’d never waste my money on products that don’t work.
    2. 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

  1. naked3?
    1. Absolutely. It’s everything I need in a single place.
    2. Not really. It’s not much different than the original Naked palette.

16. The Beauty Blender: Worth it?

Beauty Blender / Via sephora.com

Price: $19.95

  1. beauty blender?
    1. YAAAAAAAAS! The Beauty Blender gives me life!
    2. Meh, it’s not much better than any ol’ makeup sponge.

17. Is the Clarisonic worth converting?

Clarisonic / Via sephora.com

Price: $99

  1. clarisonic?
    1. 100% yes. The Clarisonic completely changed my skin for the better.
    2. 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

  1. Queen Helene?
    1. You bet! It clears my pores and tightens my skin (plus it smells amazing).
    2. 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

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

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

La Mer / Via cremedelamer.com

It costs $295 and up.

  1. La mer?
    1. Yes, this cream changed my life.
    2. 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?

Price: $41

  1. ysl?
    1. Yeah, I basically turned into a magical, luminescent fairy when I swiped this on my face.
    2. Not quite, this is basically just the same as every highlighter I’ve tried.

22. Is the CHI flat iron worth every cent?

CHI / Via jcpenney.com

Price: $89

  1. chi?
    1. You bet your bottom dollar! This thing flat irons my hair better than any other straightener I’ve tried.
    2. Nope, I was completely let down.

23. Do you feel strongly that Maybelline Baby Lips is the single greatest thing to ever happen to lip balm?

Maybelline / Via drugstore.com

Price: $3

  1. baby lips?
    1. Baby Lips represents all that is holy in this world.
    2. I couldn’t even tell the difference between this and regular Chapstick. Actually, it dries out my lips.

24. Have you been using Pond’s Cold Cream Cleanser ever since your grandma suggested it?

Pond’s / Via drugstore.com

Price: $7

  1. pond's?
    1. You bet! Pond’s takes everything off and my skin feels smoother than a baby’s bottom.
    2. Nah, it never worked for me.

25. How about BareMinerals foundation?

bareMinerals / Via sephora.com

Price: $19

  1. bareminerals?
    1. I feel naked without BareMinerals. My face looks amazing with this foundation.
    2. My face feels too cakey with this and I never really understood the appeal.

26. OK, but what are your thoughts on Tweezerman tweezers?

Tweezerman / Via tweezerman.com

Price: $19

  1. tweezers?
    1. I’ve never felt as strongly about a product as I do about these Tweezers. They can get any hair, anytime.
    2. If we’re being real, I don’t get what all the fuss is about.

27. And, of course, does CoverGirl’s Lip Perfection lipstick make your lips, in fact, perfect?

CoverGirl / Via drugstore.com

Price: $7

  1. covergirl?
    1. Hell yes! Using any other lipstick would feel like betrayal.
    2. Not even close. It never stays on my lips. :(

Do you have a different Holy Grail beauty product worth every penny? Tell us in the comments!

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