Friday, September 17, 2010

Owned by the same company?

So after going to several different beauty sales this past year, I have been thinking...

You all know about that MAC warehouse sale that I went to last week, at the sale, I noticed that they also sold Clinique, Bobbi Brown, Origins, Tom Ford products. Which reminds me about the L'Oreal sale I went where I saw brands such as Maybeline, Lancome, Biotherm, Vichy, and so on. And so I did some quick research online, and found out that other than MAC and Clinique, Estee lauder actually also owns other brands such as La Mer, Michael Kors, Jo Malone, Smashbox, and other ones that I'm not as familiar with. L'Oreal owns Giorgio Armani, Kiehl's, Maybeline, The Body Shop,Vichy, Lancome, Shu Uemura (At this point, a big WHAT is floating in my head now), Viktor Rolf, YSL, etc.

At this point, I almost feel scammed if that's the right word to put it. A lot of beauty companies that I thought were rivals actually belong to the same head company. I know a lot of you are going to say that different companies have different target clients so it's okay for them to be owned by the same head company, it's like having different lines targeting towards young girls, independent working women, and so on. But I can't help but feel what I feel right now.

Any of you have a similar feeling? Or am I just being foolish? :S

5 comments:

Rainy Days and Lattes said...

They are probably owned by the same mother company. Loreal is a mother company to Kiehls, Lancome and so on. Not sure about MAC though :p It is curious though.

Kristie said...

Yep unfortunately they all are owned by 1-3 of the biggest companies. It's a similar concept like Old Navy, GAP, and Banana Republic. They're from the same company but each target a different age/price group.

Dolce♥Bunny said...

OMG~~~~~~~~~~~~~~!!! I'm shocked.... @_@ I don't feel scammed but... just shocked...

Nadine Natalin said...

I'm shockedas well.

Mooshi.Chui said...

haha i know what you mean!!!
Hopefully the quality is still differnt for the price range?
i work went for L'Oral Training and then I found this out too!
But I didnt know about MAC and other brand names :O!