Shush....it's really a scam
I'm not saying that beauty products don't work at all or that there isn't a variance in quality, but this is ridiculous. I know resisting the advertisers is damn near impossible, when they make you feel like, "Okay, buy the cheaper product or don't bother to have elaborate highlights that you have to have touched up weekly, but you'll never get a job or a boyfriend again and it will be all your own fault," but most beauty products are pretty much a scam. Particularly make-up. The best mascara on the market costs like $6, for instance.
But maybe there's something I don't know. I don't think I've ever lost a date due to my stubborn unwillingness to wear Clinque's products, but I may just be daft.
Not that I'm superior or anything. I have my own vanity. I am obnoxiously proud of the fact that I am "low-maintenance" and that I often take less time getting ready to go out than my boyfriend. But if you're going to be proud about something, being proud about how you "don't need" a ton of makeup and hairspray to look good is cheaper at least.