Monday, September 2nd, 2013

Temptalia Asks You


If you had $500 to spend on beauty products, what would you buy right now? Share your dream haul!

Temptalia's AnswerEntire Givenchy Le Rouge range (9x $36, so $324!), Hourglass No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil ($42), Cle de Peau Luminizing Face Enhancer ($95), Cle de Peau Luminizing Lipstick Refill ($35) – $496 total.

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108 thoughts on “If you had $500 to spend on beauty products, what would you buy right now?

  1. is $500 worth of Nars products acceptable? Because I would be all over that!

  2. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Solangel Solangel

    100$ each at Sephora, Ulta, Sugarpill, and 200$ at MAC :D

  3. I REALLY need to try something from the Givenchy Le Rouge range!

  4. Leslie Renfro

    OMGOSH, Makeup Geek everything, extra Beauty Blenders, more KVD blushes and more Makeup Geek!!!!

  5. The Guerlain Meteroites in Teint Rose (56) and the Wulong pressed powder which I’ve been stalking on ebay (130), Some stuff from mac (50), the dial a smile kit (59), stuff from sephora (110).

  6. Candace

    I don’t have many specific things on my wishlist at the moment, but I’d get one of the new Hourglass powders, tons of indie eyeshadows, some fun blushes, eyelash curlers, and some fantastic brushes!

  7. As I closely secretly madlyyyyy follow u ..
    I would pick gloss no 2 from CDP

    Mostttt of the rouge gs … okay 2 for now :)
    Makes 150 …
    Then tom ford love lust n earthy blush …
    Makes 250 now …
    Add LMDB products worth 100 …

    Makes 350 now …
    What else .. what else … what elseeeee ?

    Mmmmmmmm may be 3 givencgy le rouge …
    Add 100

    N as we are talking about dollars ..
    450 plus tax …
    Am dOne n have most of my mentors fav :)
    M content n will sit quite for her next post

    Xoxo …
    Did I said i love temptaliaaaaa ?

    • Thank you, Rashmi! :) You are always so kind! I hope you and your family are well :)

      • Thank u soooo much dear for reply n yeahhhhh they r fine ..
        Son is 5 and half yr now n wants siblings hahhah
        Nnnnnn as m on heavier side he already declared m pregnant …
        Now even if I dont want I have to go for second kid … :)
        Kiddddddsssss I tell you :)

        N heyyy m not sweet … I seriously do try to pick things which r in my budget .. like I have
        Dragon … dragon girl … garconne … gigolo .. echo ..
        Yeahhhh hahha n shared the wish list above na :)

  8. While I like Ulta, I would rather spend $350 at Sephora and $150 at MAC

  9. Nastassia Leslie

    I’d probably buy all the makeup brushes possible, then brush cleaners! Organisers as well. Then I’d spend the rest on high end makeup. ;)

  10. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Maria Paola Maria tovar

    A beauty blender + cleanser, makeup forever HD foundation, nars smudgeproof backups, al lot of butter London nail polishes, guerlain meteorites in beige, so many things in my wishlist :(

  11. Dimsixx

    I’m all about skincare right now!! I’d get $500 worth of Obaji skin care products.

  12. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Naomi Naomi

    I’d buy the $319 worth of brushes from Hakuhodo that are sitting in my cart as well as Tom Ford’s Cream Foundation brush and Blush Brush (the two total to $150) and with the remaining $31, I’d get a NARS blush (possibly Liberte or Seduction).

  13. LC

    Hmm trick question? I’d be all over Bobbi Brown, and NARS.

  14. Laura

    Mostly skincare! Some Peter Thomas Roth, Ole Henrickson truth serum, then Urban Decay Naked Basics and Naked palettes, Stila In the Lights palette, Anastasia brow wiz, Mac lipstick in Plumful plus some others I’m sure, Mac 239 brush. I just ordered Nars Doucer ($29 for 1 blush, ouch!) but otherwise it would have been on this list.

  15. 1) Tom Ford quad Lavender Lust & Sahara Haze – $156
    2) Chanel Les Beiges kabuki brush – $70
    3) Chanel cream blush Inspiration & Revelation – $76
    4) Suqqu brushes – the other $198

  16. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Lauren Lauren Schroer

    I would get all of the lipsticks on my neverending MAC lipstick wishlist (I sadly only own 2, my collection desperately needs to grow) and the Lorac Pro palette is which is currently at the top of my Sephora wishlist! Also the UD Revolution lipsticks. And I’d love to try Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation!

  17. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Miriam Miriam

    I would get :
    Sigma brushes
    Chanel loose powder
    Chanel blushes
    Chanel eye shadow palette
    Some sephora
    Some Mac :)

  18. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Amy xamyx

    Oddly enough, my current “must-haves” total this amount, LOL!

    NARS eyeshadow duos:

    Charade
    Tokyo
    Paris
    Habanera
    Silk Road
    Mad, Mad World
    Rated R
    Fashion Rebel

    NARS eyeshadow singles:

    Fuji
    Mangrove
    Bombshell
    Lola Lola
    Fez
    Outremer
    Namibia
    Euphrate
    Baby Girl
    Bavaria

    This totals $512, but I have 10% off at Sephora, where most of this is available. I’d also try to sneak in Copacabana Multiple!

    • Habanera is gorgeous. I had wanted it for ages and would always pick it up and then put it back down. I finally caved and it’s so much more wearable than you’d think.

  19. Judy

    Geurlain Gigolo, Givenchy Rose Dressing, Burberry Peony Rose, Giorgio Armani The Red, a nice highlighter, 2 blushes (perhaps NARS), and the rest on a basic set of makeup brushes.

  20. I would buy some must have brushes from Mac then spend the rest at Sephora. Something like Lorac Pro palette, Blush & bronzer duo from Dior and some Chanel lipsticks. I may spend too much of 500$ budget.

  21. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Katie Katie

    I would buy guerlain lingerie de peau, Giorgio Armani luminous silk foundation, a couple of Giorgio Armani fluid sheers, chantecaille just skin, burberry peony rose, chanel les beiges, and Tom ford Spanish pink, just to name a few hahaha

  22. Oh man… so many things! I could easily spend $500 just on makeup brushes from Tanseido, Chikuhodo, Wayne Goss (when they release), Houkodou, and Hakuhodo.

    As for makeup: About 5 Addiction Eyeshadow Singles ($150), Rouge Bunny Rouge Eyeshadow Singles in “Angelic Cockatiels” & “Fire-tailed Sunbird” ($60), Burberry Eyeshadow SIngles in “Porcelain” & “Midnight Brown” ($60), Chanel Les Beiges in #40 ($60), LMDB Shadow Single in “Corinthian”, Tom Ford lipstick in “Spanish Pink” ($50), Charlotte Tilbury’s Eyeshadow Quad in “Dolce Vita” ($60)… and I’d have just enough to send you a Le Rouge lipstick, lol!

  23. Oh wow that would be amazing! I would most likely get a few more YSL Volupté Sheer Candy lipsticks, one or maybe two of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders, the Guerlain Maxi Lash mascara, a Chanel blush, and that’s just off the top of my head. I would spend that $500 in no time at all!

  24. Barry B Brush collection = $174, 4 Hourglass Refills of Muse, Raven, Icon, and something neutral = $96, $100 on foundation that actually works on my face (still trying to find my HG foundation that actually matches my face), Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer = $50, and $80 on indie brand products like Lumikki Cosmetics (bad service but great eyeshadows), Fryinnae (gotta have that primer), and etc

    or 250 bucks at Sephora (Hourglass, MUFE, Chanel, and Dior), 100 bucks at Ulta (with using discounts), and 50 bucks at MAC (just lippies because their foundation breaks me out and their eyeshadows are overpriced)

    or just in general spend 500 USD on gluten free cosmetics.

  25. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Nicole Isabella Nicoco Chanel

    $500 = £322 (rounded up)

    1. By Terry Cover Expert (£44.00)
    2. By Terry Ombre Blackstar (£27.50)
    3. Diorskin Nude BB Cream (£30.00)
    4. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder (£38.00)
    5. Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo (£22.00)
    6. Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick (£23.00)
    7. Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer (£52.00)
    8. MAC Creamsheen Glass in Fever Isle (£17.50)
    9. MAC Creamsheen Glass in Floating Lotus (£17.50)
    10. MAC Blush in Tenderling (£18.00)
    11. Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturiser (£33.00)

    Total: £322.50 … close enough!

  26. The Wayne Goss Brush Collection!
    Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light and Diffused Light.
    Illamasqua Neutral palette.
    And the rest at NARS!

  27. The new Urban Decay revolution lipsticks (I need quite a few of them), Urban Decay brow kit and powder foundation; Kat Von D Lock It powder, $50 for some shopping on Feelunique, and lastly I would use around $150 to get some beauty boxes from around the world.

  28. Georgiana, Constanta

    I will buy:
    – Too Faced Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer (20$);
    – Too Fced Chocolate Soleil Medium/Deep Matte Bronzer (30$);
    – Too faced The Bronzed & The Beautiful Bronzing Collection – French Riviera Edition (38$)
    – MAC brushes (300 $);
    – Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation (37$)
    -clothes (75$)

  29. valentina

    One part I would spend on the new Chanel Superstition collection. Especially on the creme blusher and the rouge coco lipstick. Another brand on which I would like to spend some more money is Benefit. On the wishlist I have as well the butter lipsticks from Revlon. And on MAC, this for sure… ;)

  30. I would spend a solid 200$ on different hakuhodo brushes. Then another 100$ on two Dior eye shadow palettes. I would then try to find and buy the urban decay theodora palette, buy tarte blush in exposed and probably find and OCC lip tar in a purple shade. My last 100$ would be in guerlain meteorite and some urban decay flashy eyeliners for the bottom lash line.

  31. As many different Hourglass product as I possibly could! With an emphasis on their Ambient Lighting powders which I’ve been lemming since they came out…

  32. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Rachel Rachel

    $500…Wow. Ok, here is my list:
    Chanel Magic nailpolish (new fall collection)
    Chanel Taboo nailpolish
    MAC retro matte in ALL fired up
    La Mer – moisturizing soft cream
    Benefit Rockateur
    TRIA

    Ah…to dream…..

  33. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Alison Alison

    Armani Eyes to Kill Eyeliner
    Armani Eyes to Kill #24
    Armani Eyes to Kill Mascara
    Chanel Prelude eyeshadow palette
    Le Metier de Beaute In the Know Bordeaux
    Le Metier de Beaute Crease brush
    Le Metier de Beaute Peau Vierge Correcteur
    Le Metier de Beaute Echo
    Tom Ford eyeshadow brush
    NARS Pro-prime eyeshadow base
    NARS Club Mix gloss lip pencil
    Korres Lip Butter in Plum

  34. Valerie

    Tom Ford’s Orchid Haze Quad $78
    Tom Ford’s Seductive Rose Quad $78
    SK-II Facial Essence $195
    SK-II Facial Cleanser $70
    Chanel Sheer Illuminating Base $45
    Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Excess $30

  35. Suqqu brushes
    or
    Tom Ford eyeshadows and lippies

  36. Sandy V

    1. Nars ♥ LA palette
    2. Nars Killing me softly palette
    3. Diorskin in amber diamond
    4. Lorac pro palette
    5. MAC prolongwear concealer
    6. Urban Decay Revolution lipsticks and liners
    7. Tarte setting powder
    8. Multiple MAC eyeshadows
    9. Multiple MUG eyeshadows
    10. Few MAC lipsticks
    11. Estee Lauder double wear foundation
    12. Stila liquid eyeliner
    13. UD eyeliner in perversion
    14. Hourglass primer
    15. Anastasia brow wiz and brow gel
    ^ I already have my list…unfortunately it’ll take me about 2 years to check off all these items lol

  37. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Kulpreet KK

    I would buy:
    – 4 Givenchy Le Rouge which are still on my wish list – Fuschia Irresistible, Carmin escarpin, Brun Createur, Magnolia, Hibiscus exclusive….thats more than 4 already!! Hmmmmmmm….. Amend header to 5 Givenchy Le rouge lip pies
    – 2 Guerlain Rouge Gs – Genna, Gigolo
    – Tom Ford True Coral Lippy and Lovelust blush (its your favourite….has to be tried!!),
    – Some high end brushes which I cant dream of buying otherwise!!

  38. laurie

    Obagi system!!!!

  39. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jamie Jamie

    First, I would go for some higher end products than I normally purchase. I’m really wanting to try the Guerlain meteorites light perfecting primer and compact powder, I’d pick up the Dior Skin foundation, I loved the sample I got. I also want to try the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder. I’d pick up a couple Chanel lipsticks for sure and with what what was left I’d buy a couple more Smashbox Be Legendary lipsticks for fall, some brushes.

  40. Jessica

    I’d buy Wayne Goss’ brushes ($210, I believe); an Hourglass Ambient Powder ($45?); and some organizers.

  41. Stephanie tp

    Honestly? A bunch of weird lipstick colors, and then the rest would go towards backup eyebrow pencil, lingering from Mac. I go through pencil like water!

  42. Astrild

    Oh, no!!! I’m in my no-makeup-buy month!!!. Ok, it will be October. I would try:

    -Chanel and Shiseido Foundations
    -New Chanel cream blushes
    -More YSL Rouge Velupté Shine lipsticks
    -Giorgio Armani lip products and Eyes to Kill mascara
    – of course, one or two of the Givenchy Le Rouge (Temptalia recomendation)
    ¿any money left? Hakohodo brushes

  43. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Evie PoetrysTruth

    I would probably finish setting up my make up space in my bedroom…has a nice new desk…but not much else! I would get a FUNKY girly chair, lighted mirror, muji boxes and other cute storage. Those are beauty products right? LOL OR…

    I might splurge on 6 or 7 Tom Ford items (hee hee hee hee)

  44. sunny

    A couple of those Hourglass ambient lighting powders, Hourglass veil foundation, Lorac Pro Palette. And, maybe the rest on skincare. I’ve been wanting to try the glam glow and Kate Somerville Exfolikate. Those are on my must have list for now..

  45. Tam

    Since I’m all about skincare, I would buy a Clarisonic or Clarisonic Mia for deep cleansing and exfoliation. I would also buy a NuFace Trinity At-Home Microcurrent Facial Toning Device ($295) to keep wrinkles and aging at bay. As a past acne sufferer, I ‘ve learned that clear skin is of the utmost importance for my confidence, and makes makeup application easy and fun. With clear skin, you’re more than halfway there in completing your look.

  46. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Cristina Cristina Arbona

    Tom ford lipsticks, blushes, brushes and foundation

  47. Lisa

    Easy, I would blow it entirely on perfumes

    Atelier Vanille Insensee – 100mL
    Frederic Malle Iris Poudre – 50mL
    Chanel Coromandel – 100mL

    I think I am over already -_-

  48. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Veronica Veronica

    I’d probably wipe out a significant amount of my wish list, which rounds out to an embarrassing ~$600. First thing I’d probably go after is Guerlain’s Gigolo, which I’ve been eying for awhile but have been saving as a birthday guest. :)

    • I’m impressed by the conservative wishlist you have. My wishlist is something like $1500.

      • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Veronica Veronica

        Haha, it’s not as conservative as it sounds. :D My wish list only contains higher end, permanent items that I can afford to wait on. It doesn’t count LE or impulse buys that may pop up in the meanwhile. Once that’s included, I’m sure it’s closer to $1,000. :P

  49. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Tracey Tracey

    $300 Hakuhodo brushes and $200 Nars.
    Dream come true lol

  50. Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Bang ($22)
    Hourglass No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil ($42)
    Hourglass Ambient Powder in Ethereal ($45)
    Tom Ford Eye Color Quads in Cocoa Mirage, Orchid Haze, and Seductive Rose ($78×3 = $234)
    Tom Ford Lip Color in Black Orchid, Spanish Pink, Flamingo ($49×3 = $147)

    Total = $490

  51. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Catriona Aubri

    Hourglass ambient powder, the purple Marc Jacobs eyeshadow palette, NARS Gaeity blush, Bobbi Brown blush brush, some Buxom lipstick, and Smashbox’s fade out palette. Like I need more shades of purple!

  52. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Kelli kellilee

    Hakuhodo brushes and Beautylish would have all of that $500.

  53. Urban Decay Vice $15
    Urban Decay Addiction $15
    Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder $45
    Smashbox Heatwave Palette $48
    Bobbi Brown Navy & Nude $60
    Kate Somerville Goat Milk Cream $55
    Urban Decay Bang $22
    Laura Mercier Caviar Stick $26
    Lorac Pro Palette $42
    Hourglass Riviera $28
    Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream $20
    Stila Smudge Stick Teal $20
    Benefit It’s Potent! $34
    Ulta Mineral Foundation $14
    Real Techniques Core Collection $18
    Real Techniques Starter Kit $18
    Real Techniques Powder Brush $10
    Real Techniques Setting Brush $8

    Total $498 and only a few nail polishes :)

  54. Sugarpill’s Cold Chemistry palette and I would buy my face, basically. I want a good foundation, concealer, and setting powder that gives me a nice looking base. I’m not sure what I would do with the rest.

  55. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Karen Karen

    I walk around with a wishlist in my head or my phone – a couple of MAC lipsticks ($30), a Tom Ford quad I’ve had my eye on, some of the new Goss brushes ($17- $210), and the rest at Sephora on various goodies.

  56. I’m embarrassed to admit that I could easily spend WAY MORE than $500 from the wish list that I have going now. (Although the mark up in Canada is way higher than it should be, so $500 would represent quite as much here as in the US.)

    I would probably divide up the dollars by brand- About $100 each to Rouge Bunny Rouge, Chantecaille, Burberry, Armani and Guerlain. (Although I might swap one of those with Marc Jacobs, since I want to get more of their shadow palettes.) Even then, I feel like I’m leaving out some favourites…

  57. I’ll spend it on Chanel, Guerlain and Tom Ford. :)

  58. I would buy…
    Tom Ford Love Lust Blush $56, CHANEL JOUES CONTRASTE POWDER BLUSH in Rose Initiale $43, Burberry Beauty Natural Blush in Coral Pink $42, Le Métier de Beauté Eyeshadow Brush $40, Le Métier de Beauté Blush Brush $55, Chanel Loose Powder $52, Marc Jacobs Beauty Style Eye-Con No.3 in Ingenue 102 $42, Bobbi Brown Bronzer Brush $52, 11 MAC Eyeshadow Refill Pans ($10 each) $110. Total : $492

  59. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Juanita Juanita

    Alpha H liquid gold and moisturizer; Emma Hardie cleanser balm; the new smashbox eyeshadow palette; Nars bronzer; and god created the woman, ; benefit they’re real mascara stay primer; and a few mufe brushes….oh man, $500 is just not enough! :)

  60. Michelle

    So much perfume!! Well, based on the ones I love (CK Euphoria $85, Dior Addict $105, Burberry Brit $94, Marc Jacobs Honey $92, D&G Light Blue $89…) like 5 bottles. :)

  61. Elle

    Giorgio Armani Beauty – Master Corrector: $37.00
    Giorgio Armani Beauty – Maestro Foundation: $62.00
    Le Metier de Beaute – Peau Vierge Correcteur Concealer: $95.00
    Benefit – Rockateur: $28.00
    Benefit – Hoola: $28.00
    Benefit – Hervana: $28.00
    Sisley Paris – Phyto Lip Gloss: $55.00
    Oribe – Royal Blowout Heat Styling Spray: $49.00
    Tom Ford Beauty – Cheek Color: $56.00
    Tom Ford Beauty – Ombré Eye Color Trio: $60.00

    Grand Total: $498.00 I *might* throw a drugstore product just to make it an even $500.00. ;)

  62. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Lauren Lauren

    I have so much makeup, honestly, I have no idea. I have a $100 giftcard to Sephora and I’m debating how to spend it. Maybe on a new concealer + a replacement clairsonic brush + a holiday set when those come out. I couldn’t even imagine how I would spend $500.

  63. -skincare products [cleanser, toner, serum, sunscreen, moisturizer]
    -lipsticks
    -MAC foundation
    -neutral eyeshadow palette

  64. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Quinctia Quinctia

    Probably like…half on Guerlain, half on trolling ebay for discontinued goodies!

  65. Catherine

    $500 = £312 :)

    Le Weekend de Chanel £72
    Le creme blush de Chanel Presage £27
    Le creme blush de Chanel Destiny £27
    Le volume de Chanel £24
    Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Convoitise £24
    Tom Ford blush Love Lust £45
    Armani Eyes to Kill shadow £26
    Diorshow Fusion Mono Meteore £24
    3 x Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliners £36

    Total = £305, with £7 to spend drowning my overspending sorrows in Starbucks.

  66. Dominique

    Well fragrances ! 500 € :) let’s go ! I would purchase Guerlain Vol de Nuit, Serge Lutens Iris Silver Mist, YSL Paris, Editions Frédéric Malle Une Rose. ( 90 €, 140 €, 90€, 140 € ).
    No makeup ;) ? I have spent already ( but not 500 € ! )

  67. I really have to try Hakuhodo brushes!!! And if I have some money left, I will buy some Urban Decay lipsticks!

  68. NARS satin lip pencil x2 (lodhi & yu) $60, NARS blush in orgasm $30, NARS lipgloss in orgasm $30, Bobbi Brown lipgloss in canary $30, I would finish my mac blush palettes which would be about $200, Urban Decay 24/7 liners in psychedelic sister, freak, electric, yeyo, cuff and chaos which would be another $120, and I’d finish off with sigma’s new liners in the neutral kit and one individual in drift. All together I come out at something like $505. And my prices are in canadian.

  69. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of ANTIGONE ANTIGONE

    These are some new items coming out this fall which i really really want !!!!
    1) Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Lipsticks
    2) Chanel Cream Bluh
    3) Clarins Face and Blush Powder
    4) Clarins Forrest Eyeshadow Quad
    5) Clarins Taupe Kohl Eyeliner
    6) Clinique Jenna’s Essentials Eyeshadow Quad
    7) Giorgio Armani Foundation
    8) Tom Ford blush
    and the rest on skincare

  70. They would have to rush the other customers out of Sephora so I could have the place to myself. LOL! I would buy a lot of Makeup Forever and NARS. ;)

  71. Today? Right now? I would buy:

    Tom Ford blush in Savage, deep mink lipstick as well as his blush and eye blender brushes (#13). Nars eyeshadow in Mangrove. The rest would go to Chikuhodo and Hakuhodo brushes, easily.

  72. I’d buy 5 or the Charlotte Tilbury eyeshadow palettes and 6 of her cream eyeshadow pencils. They look so lovely. I can’t wait till they start shipping to the US!

  73. Gosh where do I start!?!? LOL!
    Guerlain metrorites & 2 of the Rouge G lip compacts thats about $150
    Tom Ford Blush in Lust $60 (perfect name cuz Im literally lusting after it!!!!!)
    Sigma Mr. Bunny set $120
    With $170 left – Im pretty sure I could burn the rest just by checking off my Sephora wish list- Lorac Pro Palette $42, 2 Nars blushes $60, AT LEAST 3 New UD lippies

    Sigh…..thanks for that live, wishing, hoping, day dreaming moment :)

  74. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Dorottya doroffee

    Naked2 palette, Lorac Pro palette, a MAC mineralize blush, a Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush, an Hourglass whateverlight powder and loads of American drugstore products not available in my country (Revlon lip butters, Maybelline color whispers and the mandarin shade from the Vivids line, a bunch of drugstore jumbo lip pencils, Milano Luminoso blush, NYX blushes).

  75. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of AngieButterfly AngieButterfly

    I’d finally invest in the Lorac Pro and UD Naked 2 Palettes.
    Get a few more new UD lipsticks and add the matching lip pencils.
    Estée Lauder Double Wear foundation because I really need coverage.
    Some Chanel blushes – both cream and powder.
    Some MAC blushes and a couple lipsticks.
    Try out a ridiculous priced item from Cle De Peau because why the heck not?

    I really want that $500 for skin care. Lol.

  76. Real Techniques
    Core Collection, Starter Kit, Powder Brush, Setting Brush, Expert Face Brush, Blush Brush, Stippling Brush. $82

    Nars
    Blushes: Dolce Vita, Taos, Mata Hari. $87
    ITA brush $39
    Loose Light Reflecting Setting Powder $34

    MAC
    Eyshadows: Sketch, Patina. $32
    Blushes: Azalea, Cantaloupe. $32
    Paintpot: Cave Duvee, Frozen Violet. $40

    Tom Ford
    Shewolf Trio $60

    Lorac
    Pro Palette $42

    Smashbox
    Masterclass Palette II $59

    Sephora
    Storylook Vol. 3 Palette $55

    Total: $504 O_O

  77. zainab

    I’d buy a bottle of Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir ($160), NARS blushes in Taos, Luster and Oasis ($135), NARS Persia Eyeshadow ($39), and I’d order a few Urban Decay lipsticks and lip pencils with the rest.

  78. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of KaseyCannuck KaseyCannuck

    I would treat myself to some Guerlain Meteorites and Lingerie de Peau foundation, and an Hourglass Dim Light. That gets me to about $200 CAD so the balance would probably go to some great brushes.

    • I love the Lingerie de Peau foundation. I love it so much that I don’t even balk now at the price (okay, I shudder a bit but I’ve got used to it). When I think of how much I wasted on drug store foundations, the price of one that actually works turns out to be more economical than you’d think.

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    1. Wayne Goss’ complete brush line ($210)
    2. Marc Jacobs The Lolita palette ($59)
    3. CdP concealer ($70)
    4. Hourglass Ambient Lighting powders in Mood Light and Luminous Light ($45 x 2 = 90)
    5. Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Tremble ($26)
    6. Bite Beauty lipstick in Granache ($24)
    7. Anastasia Brow Wiz in Ash Blonde ($21)

  80. Wow so many things lol! I’d get Le Mertier de Beaute eyeshadow single in Fig, Hourglass lip gloss in Siren, One of the Hourglass nude lipstick pencils, Bite Beauty Cashmere lip product in Port, Make-up Geek shadows, Inglot shadows. Also a bunch of Jordana, milani and Nyx stuff I’ve been holding off on. I’d also get the other Beaute liqui-gel stains and the whale palette from Chantecaille.

  81. The only things I’m really wanting/planning to buy just now are the new Tarte powder foundation and brush, the Stila In the Light palette (maybe) and some things from Clarins – a pressed powder, lipstick and their new mascara. So I’d buy those and then get a few things I’d like but don’t need from Urban Decay, Nars and Hourglass (just another shadow duo – Gypsy). I’d get Dior Rose and Amber Diamond. I’d probably get the new Guerlain LdeP BB cream. I’d probably still have $150 to 200 left but I’m sure I could find some other little goodies to spend it on! I’m sure there are things I want from Lorac and Laura Mercier….I just can’t remember what now! Oh and I’d like to try MAC Accentuate powder but the Mac near me doesn’t have it and I don’t want to order it sight unseen but with $500 of “mad money”, I might not care! What a nice problem to have!

    • Okay, scratch the Gypsy duo and more shadows from Nars and UD. I would order 3 to 5 Rouge Bunny Rouge eye shadows (and maybe a holder for them). Abyssinian Catbird, Bohemian Waxwing, Delicate Hummingbird, Olive Violetear, maybe Solstice Halcyon. Yeah, that is what I really would do. The other stuff can wait!

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    Hmmmm…

    $15 on Ruby Woo
    $100 on Guerlain le Rouge in Greta and Garcone
    $50 on a Tom Ford lipstick
    $60 on a Giorgio Armani foundation
    A little less than 200 on Perfume

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    Oh God…here we go:
    13 MAC Lipsticks – $195
    15 MAC Pan Refills – $150
    4 NARS Blushes – $120
    And the extra $35 on Skindinavia

    Well….that went quickly lol

  84. Caroline

    I’d split the dosh between Tom Ford, Le Metier de Beaute, Chanel, Dior, Rouge Bunny Rouge & Sephora.

  85. Clé de Peau #2 Lip Gloss would be the first on my list (I’d get 2 of them!. NARS Tolede Lipstick, NARS Rikugien Satin Lip Pencil, I’d get some Bliss body butter and shower gel in the biggest size, the whole Sephora + Pantone collection (execpt eyeliner and false lashes) and the Disney/Ariel Whatcha-Nail-Callit 6 Piece Nail Set. I think I must be at $500

  86. Olivia

    UD Naked Skin foundation: $34
    MAC 6 blush palette: (6*17)+10= $112
    MAC Studio Fix Powder Foundation (mine is running low)= $30
    Inglot 10 pan eyeshadow palette= $50
    New moisturizer of some kind=$30 (wouldn’t go over that)
    Nars Rotonde and Lovejoy blushes=$70
    theBalm Instain in Swiss Dot= $22
    UD 24/7 liquid eyeliner in Perversion=$19 (Had one, can never get myself to repurchase b/c of price)

    That’s like $370ish I think… the rest I would spend on LUSH

    Seanik Shampoo bar & tin $13
    Imperialis moisturizer $25
    Ocean Salt $22
    Karma Perfume $30
    Angels on Bare Skin $14

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    A bunch of Nars and Tarte blushes, YSL and Laura Mercier foundations, Hourglass Ambient Lighting powders, several Mac lipsticks and various other highlighters and lip products. Too scared to do the math on all of that!

  88. Eileen

    That is literally my dream! I wish I had $500 to spend on makeup :o

    I would buy…

    – MAC blot powder in medium ($30)
    – MAC lipstick in chili ($18)
    – MAC blush in Frankly Scarlet ($24)
    – MAC quad with nylon, digit, wedge, shroom ($64)
    – MAC Turquatic Perfume – 50 mL ($55)
    – Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray ($35)
    – Urban Decay Naked Basic Palette ($32)
    – Tarte Cheek Stain in Awakening ($36)
    – Nars smudgeproof eyeshadow primer ($28)
    – Nars Adult Content Blush Palette ($58)
    – Beauty Blender ($26)
    – Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick – 69 ($26)
    – Benefit Dandelion Boxed Powder ($36)
    – Nars Creamy Concealer – Vanilla ($30)

    = $498 CAD

    Wow I really wish I could buy all this right now… Maybe I have a mysterious guardian angel?

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    100 comments – wow.
    And kudos to the one’s who knew the brand, the line, the product, the color and the price.

    I had to think on that one because my natural tendency is to save for a rainy day (boring huh)?

    I do like the Chanel Crème Blush de Chanel line. I have one and there is one other that I want (color escapes me).

    I also want to try the Chanel loose powder.

    Beyond that, I need to find something that moisturizes the body without clogging pores. My face isn’t a big problem, it just “glows.” But body lotions clog my skin pores and make me look like I have hives all over – actually, I suppose I really do have hives all over. I’m going to exhaust $400 of the $500 in search of a solution. It itches and hurts so it’s more than just the way the skin looks..

  90. Nikki

    MUFE HD Primer in 0 – $34
    MUFE F&B Foundation (2 shades) – $80
    MUFE Pro Finish Powder Foundation – $36
    Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette – $50
    Urban Decay 24/7 Double-Ended Eyeliner – $12
    MAC Driven by Love Lipglass – $20
    MAC Rebel Lipglass – $15
    Sephora Collection Classic Mineral Powder Brush #45 – $24
    Soap & Glory The Daily Smooth Body Butter – $20

    I’d spend the rest restocking on my holy grail staples over time as needed.

  91. VickyM

    If I had 500 I would spend them on a trip, but If it had to be makeup I would buy Guerlain Madame Batifole, a new Chanel Rouge Allure the fuchsia one, a Chanel nail polish, Guerlain Madame Rougit and a pencil eyeliner.

  92. Courtney K

    I don’t know exactly what I’d get, but it would probably be some mega skincare products, some Chanel eye pallets & nail polish, and a few Hourglass liquid lippies.

  93. Hmmm, let’s see:

    $200 at Tom Ford
    $150 at Burberry
    $75 at Hourglass
    $75 at Guerlain

    If I had any change left, I’d pick up another Jack Black Lip Balm! :-)

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    Hakuhodo brushes

  95. First, every single Marc Jacobs brush in the new line. Then as many Marc Jacobs products as I can with what’s remaining.

  96. Deborah Lippman polishes, NARS Dragon Girl, a couple permanent MAC lipsticks, the Sephora + Pantone Color of the Year 2013 set, LORAC Pro, Tarte blushes galore… Gah, too many things!