{BlushPretty Photoshoot} Low-end or High-end?

When it comes to anything in general, people tend to get caught up in name brand items.
But what most of us sometimes disregard is, with name brand items, comes extra cost. Whether it’s a vehicle, purse, shoes, groceries, or make-up does expensive necessarily mean better?

In my opinion, when it comes to make-up, high-end (departmental) make-up doesn’t necessarily mean it trumps low-end, affordable, drug store brands. With low-end brands, the quality of the actual make-up could be just as good or even better. The only difference might be when we buy high-end make-up we are paying for better packaging, the ability to try before we buy,  and of course, the “name”.

Some of the BlushPretty (www.blushpretty.com)  make-up artists were put to the challenge of creating a high/low look. We had a theme (mine was Bronzy Beach Babe) and had to do one look with high-end products and one with low-end products.

High-end look: I used products such as MAC, NARS, Shiseido, Urban Decay, etc.
Low-end look: Elaine (www.fromelainenextdoor.com), sales rep for Avon/mark, provided us with affordable products that anyone can use! !

Here are the two beautiful models. Have a look and let me know which one you think is the high-end look and which is the low-end look. Feel free to comment below or tweet it (@makeupbytess) . . .

Can you tell the difference?

Photo #1

Model: Stephanie
Creative Director: Stephanie Daga
Production Coordinator: Elaine Atkins
(www.fromelainenextdoor.com)
Photographer: Dimitris L.
(www.phosography.com)
Makeup: Tess Lopez
(www.makeupbytess@blogspot.com // www.tessmakeup.com)
Hair: Stephanie Daga
(www.blushpretty.com)
Jewellery: Maria Wing for Stella and Dot

Photo #2

Model: Melissa
Creative Director: Stephanie Daga
(www.blushpretty.com)
Production Coordinator: Elaine Atkins
(www.fromelainenextdoor.com)
Photographer: Rhommel Bernardino (www.torontophotographer.net)
Makeup: Tess Lopez
Hair: Monica Dan Le
Jewellery: Maria Wing for Stella and Dot

I’ll post the products I used in another post! 🙂