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*Your skin tone/coloring: medium/ brown hair/ brown eyes
*Most worth it beauty splurge? I went for the “Parisian Eyes” deal through Muse Beauty over the holidays and picked up Viseart Neutral Matte and Sultry Muse for $128 with a few free brushes thrown in and a $20 credit back. That was definitely a worthy splurge! I already owned Paris Nudes so I think my personal Viseart collection is complete now.
*Least worth it beauty splurge? Guerlain Meteorites brush- it’s pretty, but it IS as scratchy as the bad reviews claim and I don’t think it does a better job applying vs softer and less expensive brushes.
*Next item you might splurge on? I would looove to get the Tom Ford Nude Dip quad! It’s had to spend so much for so few colors, though, especially when I already own approximately 264738254 neutral shades 😄

Your skin tone/coloring: NARS Siberia.
Most worth it beauty splurge? Dior Creme de Rose lip balm. It’s a lot of money for a dang balm, but NOTHING makes my lips this soft. Also, the Sunday Riley Flora oil. 100% worth the hefty price tag.
Least worth it beauty splurge? MUFE Stick foundation. It made my dry skin that NEVER breaks out get terrible pimples.
Next item you might splurge on? some NARS blushes. xD

Oh, and on the beauty TOOL side, the worst splurge was my sigma brush set. ugh, compared to my Sedonna Lace sets, (which on black friday were cheaper) they are just so thin and don’t get the job done as well.

Your skin tone/coloring: Light Medium NW-25ish
Most worth it beauty splurge? Tom Ford blush & highlighters
Least worth it beauty splurge? Charlotte Tilbury eye quad
Next item you might splurge on? Natasha Denona large palette, waiting for the reviews. So far not looking promising.

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Your skin tone/coloring: fair/light with pink undertones
Most worth it beauty splurge? Radical Skincare Instant Revitalizing Mask- only get 1oz but you use so little, it lasts forever and it is a quick and easy mask. I already have a backup
Least worth it beauty splurge? A Chanel eyeshadow quad-not that they aren’t nice shadows I just never wear it so I would say it wasn’t worth it
Next item you might splurge on? Natasha Denona eyeshadow or Charlotte Tilbury eye cream

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Skin tone/coloring: Fair/Light with pink undertones
Most worth it splurge: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette – most natural looking highlight without emphasizing my flaws and pores.
Least worth it splurge: High end mascara (insert brand here) – I have found formulas I enjoy, but nothing that’s made the extra cost worth it.
Next item to splurge on: I haven’t decided yet, those new Bite beauty lipsticks look nice…
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*Most worthy – MAC Guo Pei shadow quads in Morning Light and Night Sky – painfully expensive at $70 each, but gorgeous packaging, great quality shadows, and the colors look stunning on my eyes
*Least worthy – La Mer cream – it’s ok, but not sure what the big deal is
*Next splurge -eyeing MAC’s Poesia collection

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Your skin tone/coloring: Fair-Light w/ Neutral Undertones
Most worth it beauty splurge? YSL Tint-in-Oil. They are very nice glosses and I love that they leave a stain behind. They are more comfortable than other oils out there too. And Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Silk Eyeshadows. They are the only thing that stays on my non-primed and non-paint potted (yes I use both in order to have any shadow last more than an hour on my greasy lids).
Least worth it beauty splurge? Chanel Le Volume de Chanel Mascara. This I didnt like at first, it got better as the mascara got older which was weird. But overall it didnt do enough to be worth the price tag.
Next item you might splurge on? Another YSL Tint-in-Oil (I already have 2) or the Givenchy Poudre Premiere Mat & Translucent-Finish Loose Powder. I have heard its a great powder for oily girls.

Totally agree with you on the Ysl tint in oils. I have (had) 3, but seemed to have lost one. I’m planning to repurchase if I can’t find soon. I just love them!

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair, cool leaning towards neutral. Dark auburn hair, green-grey eyes.

Most worth it beauty splurge? Tools – most definitely the Wayne Goss eye brush set. It’s a dream to apply eyeshadow with this. Beauty product: Both the NARS Despair palette and the UD x Gwen Stefani cheek palette.

Least worth it beauty splurge? Dior Pied de Poulet eye palette, there’s only one good shade in there and the others just muddify out.

Next item you might splurge on? MUFE Florals vol. 3 palette or if I don’t manage to get it, the MAC Flamingo Park eye palette. Or perhaps both!

Coloring – Nw45ish
Next splurge: Zoeva brush sets , zoeva palettes (it’s a splurge because I have never bought a brush set before, at least not one with more than 5 brushes) , and Tom Ford Honeymoon.
Non-makeup – a new camera, macbook pro, and an ipad mini ( or samsung s2 tablet)

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♥ Your skin tone/coloring:
• Dark to Medium-Deep
• Warm undertone, with a touch of Neutral
• NC44.5 to NC45

♥ Most worth it beauty splurge?
• Chanel Camélia de Plumes Highlighting Powder
❝ It was absolutely worth the pricey plunge. It is the most unique, but natural, highlighter in my collection. ❞
• Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder
❝ It was one of my first luxury purchases (I was not used to spending more than $20 on makeup), and I can’t remember why I’d decided to try the Guerlain bronzer for the first time. I’d bought shade #03. When I’d finally worn it, I immediately fell completely, head-over-heels in love with the powder! It was bronzing perfection! I needed to have more…and I did. I then quickly bought two more shades. 💸💸 My bank account was crying, but I was as happy as can be; and I still am. I now have 4 of the 5 warm tone shades of the terracotta bronzer collection. I still need to get #07. If one of the GTBPs hasn’t touched your makeup life, then you are missing out. ❞

♥ Least worth it beauty splurge?
• Sigma brushes
❝ So due to its popularity and constant praise, I had finally caved and bought a couple of these premium Sigma brushes to see if the hype was worth it. In my opinion, they were not as special as I’d hoped. I’ve bought better brushes from eBay and Crown Brushes. Sorry, Sigma. ❞

♥ Next item you might splurge on?
• Givenchy Beauty Sugar Skull Highlighter (upcoming release)
• [1] Givenchy Beauty Healthy Glow Powder (Summer 2016)
• MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in NATURALLY ENHANCED (Summer 2016)
❝ Oohh, my Makeup List is ready!! I know what I want to buy, and I’m already saving for the splurge. ❞

YES! The Sigma brushes get such praise and they’re crap compared to EcoTools or Sedonna Lace. I totally fell for the hype!

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Your skin tone/coloring: Very fair with neutral undertones; magenta hair; hazel/green eyes.

Most worth it beauty splurge? Eslor Collegen Firming Cream. It’s spendy, but it lasts me 3-4 months when used daily. I found after using it daily for a few months, my skin tightened up enough that now I only use it a couple times a week.

Least worth it beauty splurge? For me, mascara. I’m allergic to most mascaras anyway, and lots of times the drug store ones I use out-performs the high end I’ve tried.

Next item you might splurge on? They aren’t huge splurges, but I’m planning on getting the upcoming palettes from Too Faced: Peanut Butter & Jelly ($36, on 2/28) and Just Peachy (I’m assuming $49 like the Chocolate bar palettes).

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I’m also thinking about getting those two Too Faced palettes, as well. I’m on the fence about the Peanut Butter and Jelly palette, because I love the packaging, but I’m so-so about the shades. The Just Peachy palette had me at hello. LOL. I’m just hoping the swatches don’t disappoint. Fingers crossed!

Your skin tone/coloring: Pale with cool undertones

Most worth it beauty splurge? Becca’s mattifying primer.

Least worth it beauty splurge? MUFE’s HD powder. After I finished it, I switched to the NYX version ($23 cheaper) as soon as it hit the market. The NYX version is actually better. MUFE’s powder is so finely milled that it rolls off itself and doesn’t stick.

Next item you might splurge on? RCMA’s No Color Powder. $10 + shipping feels like a splurge to me when I know I can’t return it if I don’t like it.

I’m actually considering Becca’s mattifying primer, but I worry that it might be a touch too mattifying. (I tried it on the back of my hand, and YOWZA it’s super-effective!)
Can you do a quick mini-review/overview for me?

I don’t find it to be too mattifying or drying. I have days where I only wear this primer, my brow pencil, and a lip color to get me through the workday and it keeps the shine at bay. If you normally wear a light moisturizer or sunscreen under your primer, that should keep it from feeling too tight on your skin. It’s the best primer for oily skin I’ve ever found.

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Your skin tone/coloring: light and warm
Most worth it beauty splurge? Guerlain Météorites pearls
Least worth it beauty splurge? Chanel Inimitable Intense mascara. I like the original Inimitable formula, but I really hated the Intense version!
Next item you might splurge on? The Petite Robe Noire lipstick and nail lacquer collection when it FINALLY comes out in the US!
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Skin tone: light medium warm Mac nc37

Worth it splurge: recently it was the Chanel coral ribbon blush

Not with it splurge: Armani Ecstacy Laquers (just awful, settled deeply into my lip lines, messy, the color broke apart over time instead of gradually fading)

Next splurge: I just ordered Tom Ford’s Cocoa Mirage Quad

Your skin tone/coloring: MAC NC50/55
Most worth it beauty splurge? Tazorac Acne Cream (skin care), $100 even with insurance
Least worth it beauty splurge? ABH Dip Brow Pomade (to heavy for day to day brow sculpting)
Next item you might splurge on? Marc Jacobs Decadence fragrance, Bite Beauty Lipstick,

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Your skin tone/coloring: between fair and light; cool undertones and warm features
Most worth it beauty splurge? Hourglass primers and Ambient Lighting Powders have become staple splurges; Tom Ford lipsticks are also worthy — besides having some great and unique colors (like Stavros and Egon), they apply so beautifully and wear so comfortably
Least worth it beauty splurge? for me, Oribe dry texturizing spray; it just doesn’t seem to do much for my hair — maybe my hair is just too long to support any volume
Next item you might splurge on? a Tom Ford patent lip polish

I have shoulder length hair and finally caved in to all they hype and got the Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray — I thought my $5 Tresemme Dry Shampoo Spray worked better. Plus it had so much fragrance, it was like spraying a bottle of perfume on my hair 🙁 I returned it ASAP

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Med with yellow undertone.
Least worth it splurge ,most recently , I have to go with the Tom Ford SS016 shade & illuminate . Just not good. Reall , not worth it at all. I don’t think it’s worth half the amount honestly. A rare TF miss IMO.
Most recent splurge , that has been worth it, I’m going with the Chanel Ribbon blush. I love it. I like that you can position your brush to get a different tone of pink,peach,tan, or swirl it together.
Hmm..next splurge. IDK. I’m thinking hard on Orchid Haze by Tom Ford or the original Shade & illuminate. IDK why but, I am on a TF roll.

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Your skin tone/coloring: Fairest neutral. Currently loving Too Faced Born This Way Foundation in Snow mixed with a bit of Barry M Crème Foundation in 1 (white). Great coverage and it lasts well on my oily skin!

Most worth it beauty splurge? A good foundation! One which matches well with your skin tone but, more importantly for me, one that lasts through a working day! I have neither the time nor the energy to touch up so staying power is essential. I think that if you have a great base the rest of your makeup looks a hundred times better.

Least worth it beauty splurge? Eyeliners, lipliners and mascara. I’ve tried expensive and cheap for all of these and I’ve found that you don’t need to spend a fortune to get great liners and mascara. Drugstore brands have some great ones! Blushes too. Just have a good browse and you’ll find all sorts of awesome makeup for a great price!

Next item you might splurge on? Definitely a Tom Ford Patent Lip Polish thingymajig (forgot the actual name)! Don’t know which colour yet but I will own one of these soon, I hope. 😄

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