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What the $9 Lipstick Has In Common With the $30 One

What does a drugstore have in common with Dolce & Gabbana? Usually, the answer would be a big "not much," but when it comes to beauty, things are different. The fabulous and famous makeup artist Pat McGrath worked with D&G on its newish Dolce & Gabbana makeup collection, creating a wide range of colors for the luxe launch.

What you might not know is that McGrath is also the cosmetics guru for Procter & Gamble, the company behind CoverGirl and Max Factor (which is soon to be discontinued in the U.S.). And just like she consulted on the high-end D&G beauty brand, she creates the color stories for these drugstore brands, too. It's almost the makeup equivalent of a designer doing a line for H&M: same talent, different product. And although I haven't tried the Dolce & Gabbana makeup yet, I've found Max Factor's Vivid Impact lipstick ($8.97) to be creamy and highly pigmented. So whether you splurge on D&G or opt for a more affordable choice, you'll have a bit of McGrath mastery either way.

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SalescoopSarah SalescoopSarah 7 years
I always knew that in most high end products, an equivalent could be found in the drugstore. And voila, D&G and Max Factor, who would have guessed. From the Max Factor Mascaras that I have tried and loved, I can definitely tell the quality behind the brand. It really is too bad that it's being discontinued in the states. I guess what they say is right. You never know what you've had until it's gone...
Talldiva45 Talldiva45 7 years
Interesting things go on gbehind the scenes of these companies - who knew?!
Beauty Beauty 7 years
Thanks for the comment, aarohi — but just to clarify, Max Factor wasn't involved in this post at all. I just thought readers might like to know that they can check out Pat McGrath's concepts with both lines, especially because MF won't be in the States past this year.
pharm_chick pharm_chick 7 years
ive never seen MF in any drug store other then rite aid, and now its leaving the states too. boo!
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