EF makeup/body wash VS store bought.

AmberM AmberM 11/26/2011

I was wondering which is better, the Eden fantasys body wash& makeup, or the store bought stuff.. or if they're about the same.

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AmberM AmberM
As the poll question says, which is better?
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- Kira - - Kira -
It depends on the store and which specific product you have in mind. I have some of the Cake stuff and it's on par with Philosophy for quality. That's a top brand that you can get in beauty stores. Much better than what you get at VS.

I have the bronzer. It's good quality, but not the same level as what I get in my Bare Escentuals products. I still really like it and would get it again. I've used it most every day since I got it. I like it more than anything I ever got at VS, but not as much as stuff I get from Sephora from higher quality brands.

The eyeshadows I don't have, but I have heard they are Wet N' Wild quality. That would be about the same as VS eyeshadows, if I remember the VS brand eyeshadows correctly, if not a little lower in terms of pigmentation.

It's been a while since I bought anything from VS beauty wise. They have overpriced super market stuff. The pigment quality is usually low and so is the blendability. I never liked the bath products they had either. The scents were overbearing and they didn't moisturize well. At least the cheap ones. The Body By Victoria lotion was nice, as was the perfume. I also liked some of the Angel line.


Aaandd...I'm a moron and just realized the capital VS was "versus." So ignore that nonsense I put in their about VS stuff. Substitute with "Wal-Mart purchased."
11/26/2011
AmberM AmberM
Thanks Stainedclear, That's very helpful ^_^ I'm trying to decide if i want to try some of the EF stuff or not >__>
11/26/2011
SiNn SiNn
Quote:
Originally posted by AmberM
As the poll question says, which is better?
its about the same in my opinion on some asspects
11/26/2011
- Kira - - Kira -
Quote:
Originally posted by AmberM
Thanks Stainedclear, That's very helpful ^_^ I'm trying to decide if i want to try some of the EF stuff or not >__>
You're welcome! The Cake stuff rocks. I would get that for sure.
11/26/2011
Pink Jewel Pink Jewel
I haven't tried Eden yet.
11/26/2011
null null
I haven't tried any from Eden yet, but it probably depends on the specific product, much like with toys.
11/27/2011
LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
Quote:
Originally posted by Pink Jewel
I haven't tried Eden yet.
Ditto.
11/27/2011
Elnoa Elnoa
I actually should have voted other: I only buy handmade cosmetics, soaps, shampoos and other toiletries, so I know exactly what they are made of.
11/27/2011
emilia emilia
totally eden
11/27/2011
Miss Morphine Miss Morphine
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Originally posted by - Kira -
It depends on the store and which specific product you have in mind. I have some of the Cake stuff and it's on par with Philosophy for quality. That's a top brand that you can get in beauty stores. Much better than what you get at ... More
I love the Cake stuff, but your post makes me wish Eden carried Philosophy as well. That would be super fabulous.
11/27/2011
- Kira - - Kira -
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Originally posted by Miss Morphine
I love the Cake stuff, but your post makes me wish Eden carried Philosophy as well. That would be super fabulous.
That would be the BEST! I'm a total convert to the Cake products after trying some of them, but I still love my Philosophy stuff. If Eden had both, I'd never have to deal with my bulk orders from Philosophy to save on shipping again.
11/27/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
I haven't tried the Eden ones and have no intentions of doing so. Because my skin is touchy with washes, I only use certain products from the store that I KNOW won't affect me.
11/27/2011
Beck Beck
I would like to try them, but I have not.
11/27/2011
The Curious Couple The Curious Couple
I'm not a huge makeup person, but I'm interested in trying some of the Eden makeup.
11/27/2011
Tessa Taboo Tessa Taboo
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Originally posted by - Kira -
That would be the BEST! I'm a total convert to the Cake products after trying some of them, but I still love my Philosophy stuff. If Eden had both, I'd never have to deal with my bulk orders from Philosophy to save on shipping again.
If I remember correctly, I thought I saw someone post that Sephora carries the Cake line of products, or something? I have my first thing on the way from EF right now, from this new body and makeup stuff. It's the highlighting lotion/shimmer stuff. We shall see!
11/27/2011
- Kira - - Kira -
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Originally posted by Tessa Taboo
If I remember correctly, I thought I saw someone post that Sephora carries the Cake line of products, or something? I have my first thing on the way from EF right now, from this new body and makeup stuff. It's the highlighting lotion/shimmer ... More
Yes, Sephora carries Cake and Philosophy. I use the green tea "Be Somebody" by Philosophy, which Sephora stopped carrying.

Sephora also doesn't have all the same Cake products as Eden has! Only the Plane Friendly kit is available at Sephora. The rest of the kits Eden carries or you can get at the Cake site. So Eden now officially has a better Cake selection than Sephora. Sephora also doesn't have the perfume.

I can't wait to hear how the shimmer stuff smells and works. I tend not to buy shimmer lotions because all the shimmer just ends up on my hands. X.x I gave up on those in lieu of body glitter highlight sticks. If the Cake one works, I may be tempted back into the lotion version.
11/27/2011
Ash1141 Ash1141
Haven't tried the EF ones
11/27/2011
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
I've seen the make up products, but because I'm a die hard Chanel/ MAC girl I probably won't try them, at least, until I see product reviews with someone who shares the same taste.

I'm interested in the washes though! They look like they would smell fabulous, but we shall see.
11/28/2011
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
I think it really depends. EF is carrying a couple new brands and even the same brands seem t vary by product. For instance, the Bella Il Fiore cream I got for review was just fantastic. Way better than your drugstore type.. but those eyeshadow pallets that have popped up? Look like cheap crap.
11/28/2011
Miss Morphine Miss Morphine
Quote:
Originally posted by - Kira -
That would be the BEST! I'm a total convert to the Cake products after trying some of them, but I still love my Philosophy stuff. If Eden had both, I'd never have to deal with my bulk orders from Philosophy to save on shipping again.
I'd still have to go to the Philosophy counter or website because I use the skincare too, but I just got the Gingerbread Man shower 3 in 1(to add to my shelf of others that I rotate through), and my go to scent is the Pure Grace. I it.
11/28/2011
teachmetouchme teachmetouchme
I agree that it depends on the item and the brand. There is a great book, available in just about all bookstores and libraries, called something like, "Don't go to the beauty counter with me" or "Don't go to the beauty counter without this book". If you ask an employee they will know it right away (at least they do at Border's Books). The writer compares many brands and home made stuff against each other in a variety of price ranges. You'd be surprised how many less expensive items top the expensive stuff.
11/28/2011
Eva Schwaltz Eva Schwaltz
I get most of my stuff from Sephora.
11/28/2011
sexydelphia sexydelphia
it really depends on the quality of the product as well as your skin
11/28/2011
GenderSexplorations GenderSexplorations
Definitely depends on the person and the quality of the brand. Different products work differently for different people.
11/29/2011
HannahPanda HannahPanda
Depends.
12/09/2011
hyperballad hyperballad
Quote:
Originally posted by Eva Schwaltz
I get most of my stuff from Sephora.
same
12/09/2011
SparklyGlitter SparklyGlitter
only sephora for me
02/14/2012
SJ88 SJ88
Haven't tried any from here yet.
02/15/2012
curious kitten curious kitten
not yet, but I want too.
03/08/2012
kendra30752 kendra30752
Quote:
Originally posted by AmberM
As the poll question says, which is better?
Depends on what store brand you're using, but it's more than likely better for the prices. It's terribly overpriced here and for little reason as many of them do just as much or LESS than plain store bought. If you're like me and use natural products or those with active ingredients that you can't find in-store, you're going to be sorely disappointed in the brands here.
03/09/2012
Curiouscat Curiouscat
I don't know, I've really liked what Eden carrys. If I can't find it in store Eden usually has it One's I probably wouldn't have found otherwise.
03/09/2012
plaidvulva plaidvulva
I have not tried any EF make-up yet, but I do plan to.
03/09/2012
MamaDivine MamaDivine
Quote:
Originally posted by AmberM
As the poll question says, which is better?
going to be trying some eden ones soon Can't wait to get the dona line products
03/09/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
Quote:
Originally posted by AmberM
As the poll question says, which is better?
Not sure about the face makeup but I like their bath/body stuff here like the Dona brand or kama sutra and shunga
03/09/2012
Hibangel Hibangel
I much prefer things I get on eden to store bought.
03/09/2012
*Camoprincess* *Camoprincess*
I like Bath and Body I have used some of the lotion from EF that didn't compare to B&BW so I am not sure about the bodywash that I have here from EF cause I have yet to use it
05/20/2012
ViVix ViVix
Quote:
Originally posted by AmberM
As the poll question says, which is better?
I like the variety of Eden body wash.
05/20/2012
richsam richsam
Quote:
Originally posted by AmberM
As the poll question says, which is better?
the same
05/24/2012
KrissyNovacaine KrissyNovacaine
I am a makeup junkie, so I have been leery of the EF makeup. I prefer the really nice makeup from sephora.

Body products... I am slowly trying out stuff.. I love the Dona shave gel more than anything else I have tried.
05/25/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I think it depends on each individual product and what you're comparing it to. Somethings I've found are better than the store bought stuff and others I've found are not. Also this regards bath & body, I'm not a makeup person.
05/25/2012
indiechick indiechick
Quote:
Originally posted by AmberM
As the poll question says, which is better?
1 you cannot smell a product online and it may not always be what it says it is
2 I cannot read the ingredient lists/ they are full of chemicals for the most part
3 I can usually get higher quality for cheaper at Right Aid and CVS
05/25/2012
xOhxSoxScandalousx xOhxSoxScandalousx
I haven't tried the EF ones yet.
05/25/2012
sexxxkitten sexxxkitten
Haven't tried Eden for that stuff.
05/25/2012
sunkissedJess sunkissedJess
The ones I have a tried are pretty comparable to things I have bought in the store but it really depends on what store you go to and what products they carry.
05/25/2012
Kitka Kitka
I haven't tried the Eden ones yet.
05/25/2012
powerandintent powerandintent
I haven't tried any of the makeup, but I've tried a couple of the body washes from cake and dona, and I like them just as much as the stuff I buy from bath and bodyworks.
06/03/2012
Gone (LD29) Gone (LD29)
I have sensitivities to some perfumes, and I need to know what a product smells like before I buy. You just can't do that over the internet!
07/10/2012
Anne Anne
I think I would be open to try some of EF products.
07/10/2012
kitty1949 kitty1949
I haven't tried any, yet. There are a few Cake products I'd like to try, specifically the hair/body powder.
07/11/2012
Roz W Roz W
I'm not really interested in getting bath/body stuff here, but if there's a good discount...
07/11/2012
Feisty Feisty
I haven't tried any of the Eden body washes yet, but I have my eye on a few.
10/27/2012
LoooveMonkey LoooveMonkey
I bought some Victoria's Secret eyeshadow and lipstick and I don't particularly like either one. I'm going to try some here sometime.
10/27/2012
closed account closed account
the prices on these products on ef are out of my price range, so unless i'm using points, i don't often get the chance to try them
10/27/2012
amazon amazon
I'm pretty particular when it comes to ingredients, so definitely not EF
10/27/2012
mama2007 mama2007
Quote:
Originally posted by AmberM
As the poll question says, which is better?
I LOVE the Cake beauty body washes on Eden, but as for the others I've tried on here no I would prefer store bought on those. Shave cream - Eden is better in my opinion. Makeup - I don't use make up but when i do, i like the pallete i got here
10/27/2012
Wonderstruck Wonderstruck
I haven't tried any yet but I am planning on making a order soon with the Cake products.
10/28/2012
puglove puglove
I am still new to Eden and have not tried any yet But I do plan on buying some
10/28/2012
SaraW0512 SaraW0512
Ive heard good things about the Cake line
10/28/2012
Gluesnffr Gluesnffr
I haven't tried the eden ones
10/28/2012
Rod Ronald Rod Ronald
I haven't tried them so I have no idea.
10/29/2012
Aftertherain13 Aftertherain13
Haven't tried them.
10/29/2012
Nykatron Nykatron
Have not tried enough from Eden to make a distinction
10/29/2012
mmmmm mmmmm
I haven't tried it
10/30/2012
GirlOnGirl GirlOnGirl
I haven't tried any of the EF items yet so I can't say
01/02/2013
Kirill1171 Kirill1171
I haven't tried the eden ones
01/02/2013
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