Thursday, December 26th, 2013

The Hit List

What’s the Most Splurge-Worthy Beauty Product that you’ve tried?

Share your pick!  And don’t forget to share why :)

My top picks… Guerlain Rouge G, Givenchy Le Rouge, Tom Ford Blushes, Guerlain Foundation/Pressed Meteorites, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders, La Prairie Foaming Cleanser, Hakuhodo brushes.

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43 thoughts on “Hit List: Most Splurge-Worthy Beauty Product

  1. Avatar of Bee Bee

    YSL lipsticks and Lancome Bifacil!

    I’d love to know if there exist high-end eyeshadow that’s really honestly worth the splurge? (I’ve tried Le Metier de Beaute’s eye kaleidoscopes and while they are not bad, I don’t feel the difference in quality is as great as that between mid-end foundation or lipsticks and high-end counterparts).
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  2. MAC 217 (with the price always rising, it’s getting closer and closer to a splurge purchase, plus I know there are lots of people that don’t like to pay so much for a brush, so…) – best blending brush I’ve ever used.
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  3. My Wayne Goss brushes! The eye brushes have been a game changer for me. I love them to bits.
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  4. Hourglass Ambient Lighting powder (I only own Dim light but would love to try more)
    Guerlain pressed Meteorites & Voilettes
    MUFE cream blushes
    Dermalogica PreCleanse oil
    Laura Mercier lip glaces & pony tail brush (& Artist palette)
    Burberry blushes

  5. smfrances

    Rae Morris brushes, Tom Ford eye shadow palettes, Obagi Nu Derm skin care.

  6. Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair serum, without a doubt!

    • Apparently it was reformulated this year and is even better than before :-) I saw results within a few days on a sample and will purchase the full size on my next beauty budget!

      • I still got the older version: I bought six estee lauder travel packs to store it! But I’m happy to know that the newest is better and it’s not only a marketing operation ;)
        Thanks for the news!

  7. Chanel Rouge Coco Shine!

  8. Tabitha

    Tarte’s maracuja creaseless concealer. The stuff is super full coverage, goes a long way with a little amount, and is the only concealer that I’ve found that really stays put over the 12-14 hour days that I have to put in. Plus concealer is one of two makeup items (the other being lip balm; dry lips are a serious pet peeve of mine) that I absolutely won’t leave my home without!

  9. I’d say Hourglass Primer (the original) and their eye shadow duos. Also, Guerlain eye shadow quads. And I have to agree with Rikki about the MAC 217 (and also the 224 – I was going to buy an extra and the I heard the current price). Guerlain Lingerie de Peau and the new Shiseido Sheer and Perfect foundations are also on the pricey side but so very worth it.

  10. Sasha

    Givenchy le rouge, burberry eyeshadow, hakuhodo brushes, ysl glossystains, giorgio armani foundations (maestro and lasting silk), chanel rouge coco shines and inimitable mascara.

  11. The items I have in my collection that were worth the splurge for me are the Burberry sheer eyeshadows (I have Pale Barley and Rosewood) and the Chanel creme blushes (I have Revelation and Presage).

  12. Becca Mineral Blush; Chanel Blending Foundation Brush #7, Le Blush Creme, Joues Contraste, and Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour; Guerlain Lingerie de Peau, Meteorites Pressed Powder in Wulong, Meteorites Voyage Powder in Mythic, Parure de Lumiere, and Rouge G; La Mer Cleansing Foam, Eye Concentrate, Moisturizing Gel Cream, Radiant Serum, and Refining Facial; Lancome Visionnaire Correcting Polishing Cream; Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil; Tom Ford Cheek Color and Cream Foundation Brush

  13. patsyann

    Hakuhodo and Suqqu brushes….because they are so incredibly soft on my skin and pick up the perfect amount of product and lay it down beautifully. And Chanel cream blushes…because they look and feel divine and apply and wear well.

  14. Pink Provocateur

    Tom Ford brushes. I’m saving to buy more.

  15. Hakuhodo, Chikuhodo and Suqqu brushes, Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Powder highlighter, Tom Ford blushes, Burberry eyeshadows, Chanel Inimitable mascara.

  16. For me: Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Foundation, Burberry Sheer Eye Shadow in Pale Barley, Chanel Perfection Lumiere Foundation, Chanel Crayon Sourcils Sculpting Brow Pencil, Dior Iconic Overcurl Mascara, MAC 239 eye shadow brush, fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream, Trish McEvoy Intense Gel Eyeliner pencils

  17. stella

    Givenchy Le Rouge $36–pigmented, comfy, beautiful wearable shade ranges
    YSL glossy stains $34–actually stains your lips and STAYS glossy

  18. stacey

    Creme de La Mer- the original version.
    Sisley- eye cream, the $205 one…Sisley has the $325.00 one but I like the 205.00 better. It keeps my skin around my eye not dry and emoilient (sp).
    As for Creme de La Mer, my skin does not look dry.
    I look younger than my age.
    And everyone says Suquu brushes etc…I agree with all of those brushes. You should try the Sheisado (sp) brush $50.00 and it is soft too. Great for that price.

  19. My pride and joy, the Dior Cherie Bow spring collection palette. Eye wateringly expensive, but the ultimate indulgence for me.

  20. CatG

    Guerlain pressed Voilettes!!! Can’t wait ’til the day I own it!!

  21. Jan

    Fortunately, mine are mid-range in price. When MAC’s In Extra Dimension line is a hit, it is worth the splurge. Conversely, when it’s not a hit, it is more for those addicted to the finish. Usually can’t wear shimmer or glitter, but these shadows often add sheen without shimmer.

    Ditto with some of the In Extra Dimension skin finishes. And the blushes are matte.
    Also, NARS and Shisheido blushes.

  22. Suqqu face brush. I can’t quite justify buying one, but I have touched one of these glorious objects, and believe me, if I could splurge on one, I would!
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  23. MAC 190! I eyed this brush for a long time and all the times that I tought to buy another less expensive my toughts came to it :)

  24. Every so often I splurge on Dior mascara. Laura Mercier exfoliator, Hourglass powders, Lancome skincare.
    Recently I fell in love with Estee Lauder’s smoothing concealer. I probably have a lot more but I’m just blanking!

  25. Jaclyn

    Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders
    Hourglass Mineral Primer
    Wayne Goss Brushes
    Foreo Luna Mini

  26. I think what the online makeup community thinks of as “cheap” makeup is unaffordable for the majority of the world, which means that all spending on makeup is a splurge. I’m on a project to both reduce my makeup collection and limit my spending on makeup, so “high-end” products are out of the question for me.

    Out of the expensive things I have, though, the only one that I really like is NARS’s blush in Taj Mahal, since it’s a unique colour that is perfect for my NC40-42 skin tone. (Hate the name, though.) So I would say, if you have a similar skin tone to me and have the money to splurge on something, that would be my pick… at least until a brand like Sleek comes out with a perfect dupe!
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  27. In general, I think a good foundation is the most important thing to splurge on and then concealer, next. I love splurging on nicer lip products that I truly love the color/texture/formula of that I know I will get good use out of because many just sit unused in my collection.
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  28. Guerlain Meteorites wins hands down! And those really expensive Hakuhodo brushes too!

  29. Quinctia

    Guerlain Rouge Automatique, Tarte Amazonian Clay Blushes, Urban Decay Eyeshadow Palettes

  30. My Chanel eye shadow blender brush and #2 powder brush, Nars Yachiyo brush. Guerlain meteorites and Guerlain eye shadow palettes, Revitalash eye lash serum, Estee Lauder advanced night repair serum really with worth the splurge!

  31. C

    Hourglass’ primer. Wow.

  32. Armani Lasting and Luminous Silk foundations – they give me the complexion I always wish I had!
    Tom Ford lipstick – I’m a new convert to these gorgeous lipsticks. I only have one so far, but I would love a few more!
    Lancome Effacil makeup remover – I’ve tried to find a less expensive equivalent, but so far I haven’t found anything that works as well AND doesn’t burn my eyes.

  33. Guerlain – rouge g , foundation and meteorites
    YSL – rouge volupte and glossy stains
    Tom ford – lipstick
    Chanel – powder blush and foundation
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  34. Melody

    Urban Decay palettes! Addict.. Tarina Tarantino Parasol blush and Eyedream Hyperlight (lifesaver). Clinique CC Cream newfound HG! Pixi eyeliners.. Stuff of legends.

  35. Jen

    Guerlain meteorites and primer, shiseido perfect foundation brush, and chanel illusion d’ombres!

  36. Guerlain Pressed Meteorites, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders, Eve Pearl Primer/The Eye Palette – Ultimate Eyes/Salmon Concealer, Lancome L’EXTRÊME Mascara, and Hakuhodo brushes.
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  37. KK

    Guerlain Rouge G, Tom Ford blushes, Shu Uemura cleansing oils, Givenchy Le Rouge, MAC #130 brush, NARS Yachiyo, YSL gel eyeliners

  38. Rachel

    Koh Gen Do Moisture Foundation and Natural Lighting Powder! Super expensive but so worth it for me – I love the way it makes my skin look and it doesn’t make me break out.