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I think primers are worth it because they really make your makeup look 10x better and last longer, but tons of people don’t because they think if you can’t really see it on your skin it’s not worth it. Hope that made sense haha.

I def agree with lip balms. The EOS and Maybelline ones are terrible for me and my go-to is Fresh’s Lip Treatment. But I believe very much in higher end highlighters. They are finer milled and tend to look more natural.

Nail polish and lipstick. No one understands that I must have every color. Then again I may just have an issue. I’m the only one into makeup in my family.

I love my Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment despite the exorbitant price tag and will repurchase again and again, but I know a lot of people would never spend over 20 bucks on a lip balm. Can’t say I ever thought I would either, but there’s just something about the texture that I love and haven’t seen duplicated.

I think UD or Tarte cosmetics palettes and eyeliners can be replaced by other Vegan cosmetic Brands. Like Yves Rocher. YR got a really good range of eyeliners and palettes, duos. The best part is UD or Tarte is never good at Nal polish and lipstick but Yves Rocher’s lipsticks and Nail Polishes are amazing and cost is half of Tarte or UD. Also YR’s fragrance range is famous in France, UK and Canada. I think this brand worth money

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Finishing powders such as Guerlain’s meteorites or the Nars Light Reflecting setting powders. I think those make all the difference! And of course concealer, especially for blemishes in my case. I believe investing in a waterproof, full coverage, long lasting, non comedogenic concealer is a must, and that normally comes at a price, haha.

I don’t know or care what others think, to be honest, about what I spend on beauty products. I don’t think my friends know what I spend – I certainly don’t tell them – nor do I think they would have an opinion or judge me one way or another. I guess what I spend on primer (Hourglass) and foundation (Guerlain) might seem steep to my friends if they knew but it’s not something we ever talk about.

Umm not really but the most expensive products in my collection are blushes and my boyfriend doesn’T understand why haha

Oooh, lots of things. Expensive brushes (the ones that give you a heavenly-feeling, streak free, airbrushed application), the Clarisonic. Oh, wait… that’s two.

Not as many as I thought!

La Mer lip balm was borderline worth it when it was $40 (it was just divine), but when the price went up $10 to $50, I just couldn’t justify it…

A good liquid liner (I love Guerlain’s) is also worth it to me because it doesn’t dry up quickly and dries down easily but with a shiny finish. I have yet to find any less expensive product that works as well. And it makes a look with just a swipe!

Finishing powders like Guerlain Meteorites and the Hourglass ones. They are without question high end but the effect is so subtle that its easy to understand why some people think they’re a waste of money. I had the opportunity to swatch Meteorites as well as one of the Lingerie du Peau foundations and I was floored by how they both looked! Someday, maybe, they’ll be a splurge for me, but for now, my one and only Nars lipstick is as high end as I can go.

I also agree with the expensive lip balms. I can’t be without a Fresh lip balm! Another one for me would be eyelash curlers. I have had many inexpensive lash curlers that do nothing for me.

Anything that goes directly on my face like primer, foundation, and concealer. Most of my friends think I’m ridiculous for spending so much money on it, but I just haven’t found anything that works as well for me at lower prices.

I spend more on mascara. I get the Clinique High Impact mascara (16$) and I love it. Most people prefer to buy drugstore mascaras because they don’t have a long shelf life. Although, I always wear mascara, it is the most important part of my makeup IMO.

I agree with GlamGlitters, primers are important also.

I definitely agree with mascara. I am so snobby with mine as I only wear Lancôme or Dior and those start at $27

+1 to lip balm, my personal fave is the Nuxe reve de miel, 18CAD, but worth it, Jack Black is good too, not as good as reve de miel but half the price.
I love good high end deodorants, that go with the perfume, so they won’t contradict with the perfume I’m wearing, if there’s one in the line I always buy one, here my personal faves are the Chanel ones(no 5 and no 19), yeap pricy and hard to find(kind of here in canada) but totally worth it, excellent quality too)

Good lip balm matters SO much. I have seriously dry, post-Accutane skin, and need to apply lip balm non-stop, but the cheap waxy stuff blocks my pores and causes black heads around my lip line. A girlfriend got me Nuxe’s Reve de Miel which is a $15 balm, something I would never have gotten myself, but am now hooked on. I have one in my purse, on my desk at home, in my desk at work, and one on my bedside table. As long as they keep making this stuff, I’ll never go back to another brand.

Some all-in-one kits like the Lauren Hutton Passport to Brazil. The quality is different than high-end; it’s designed for a specific segment so most of my friends were amazed when I unfolded it one morning. But once they saw it actually works well on my face and allows me to carry everything from foundation to lip gloss in one compact that fit in my purse, they wondered whether other companies also had such kits (very hard to find all-in-ones of a good, consistent quality across products). And believe it or not, Lauren Hutton’s brushes are pretty good. I’m all about convenience when it comes to travel so when there’s a decent all-in-one, I’ll grab it.

Finishing powders like hourglass ambient or guerlain meteorites! More people are starting to use them now but a lot of people dont see the point for such a subtle change in appearance. I know up until a year ago i only used a setting powder for foundation rather then anything that was complexion enhancing, and now i see a HUGE difference.

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