Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Temptalia Asks You

What beauty product was totally worth the splurge? Share!

Temptalia's AnswerThe one I can think of most recently was Chantecaille’s Rose Petal highlighter!

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79 thoughts on “What beauty product was totally worth the splurge?

  1. Megan

    The $50 Naked 2 palette! May not be a huge splurge to some, but it was for me. It’s really not that much product considering how small the shadows are. But worth it.

    • Miss J

      The eye shadows in the Naked Palettes are all full sized. Each single shadow retails for $18. 12 single shadows would cost $216. You’re actually getting a lot of product for a great value.

  2. @Claudia272

    Sisley Express Flower Gel Mask & SK II Rejuvinating Elixir Cream & LXP Ultimate Revival Serum.

  3. Anne

    Last one was Chanel Poudre Signée (the highlighter from the spring collection): it really is gorgeous.

  4. AudreyS

    Lorac’s POREfection powder. I use it as foundation. It is definitely worth every penny. I highly recommend it!

  5. Precious

    Guerlain Mythic Meteorites Voyage Powder, Wulong Meteorites Pressed Powder, and Rouge G in Gigolo. 😀

    • helen

      Agreed! My Guerlain pressed Meteorite powder is the best! And any one of my Guerlain lipsticks are divine!
      Cash poor but cosmetically rich!!

  6. xamyx

    Although not a recent purchase, I’d have to say MUFE Flash Palette. I’ve used for everything from a cream eyeshadow base to a lip pigment. I’ve also used it to create cream contour shades. $100 seems like alot up front, but it lasts a very long time, and is extremely versitile.

    Another product I splurge on are NARS eyeshadows. Considering how much product you get, the price isn’t too bad. Also, if you break down the cost of the duos, they’re only $17 each, which is actually less than one UD or MUFE single, and barely more than MAC.

  7. Hmmm, so many! Love Clinique’s Superbalanced Mineral Powder—at $42, it’s the best powder I’ve tried. So sad they’ve discontinued it. At the advice of a MAC MUA, I also recently spent an impulse $50 on two different colours of concealer for under my eyes—one to correct and one to conceal. Worth it! :)

  8. beck

    Both UD Oz palettes… love them except for the glitter in a couple of the shades included in each, these were both amazing products.

  9. Dominique

    All my M.A.C lipsticks and my Chanel JC blushes and so many more.
    THE beauty product you mean ? This year maybe Chanel la Poudre Signée ?

  10. I think the YSL Rouge Volupte lipsticks are worth the splurge! just the packaging is worth the amount that I paid for. I just love looking at it.

  11. The Cle de Peau face enhancer in pastel. I love this stuff so much it has replaced my guerlain meteorites! So worth the splurge. It is the best finishing powder I have ever used.

  12. stacey

    Creme de La Mer…but the price is getting ridiculous…obviously…owned by Estee Lauder.

    • Do you buy that massive, giant one? I think there’s a 10 or 12 oz one that comes out on special? I mean, it’s massively expensive in one go but way better value than the regular size.

      My mom loves the stuff but refuses to buy it.

      • stacey

        I have bought the original creme since 1997 and now only buy the 2 oz size. I am afraid that the larger size will spoil. I have other brands sitting on the counter but this one is the one I have repeatedly bought. I buy the original because it is tacky and I can make it last one year. I like the texture of soft cream but I dont think I can make it last as long. I have tried the eye products, the lifting serums, foundation but I never repurchased them as I have with this creme. If you have a cut that doesnt heal, put a dab and it does the trick. I think it has kept wrinkles away but it does not firm the skin. And I am looking for something that can firm my skin. I truly like this product, but it is getting very expensive. The one oz size now cost just as must as what I used to pay for the two oz size. Estee Lauder is a money grabby greedy corporate company.

        • I was concerned the larger pot would spoil over time, depending on how often/quickly you used it. Happy to hear from someone who’s been using La Mer for a long time and feels that it works well!

  13. isabella

    Angel Bath Body Products
    Chanel Foundation

  14. KK

    I bought the Guerlain Meteorites that came out with the Pucci collection–they were my first Meteorites and a splurge for me. I love them. Not only are they a fantastic product, but the packaging is so pretty, I really feel special using and wearing them.

  15. Tuva

    The Naked and Naked 2 palettes. :) I use them nearly every day, and I am in love with most of the shadows.

  16. grlnxdor

    Chanel’s Jous Contraste Blush in Malice. Beautiful color and it goes on so smooth and lasts all day. So worth the money. Now I think I need to try out Rose Initiale.

  17. t_zwiggy

    I definitely agree with you on Chantecaille’s Rose Petal highlighter, LOVE IT!

    Some other ones for me are Guerlain Terra Inca Sublime Radiant Powder (not very recent, but still great), Cle de Peau Extra Silky lipsticks and Tom Ford Lovelust blush.

  18. Christine Lombardo

    Tom Ford Lovelust blush!!

  19. Alison

    The clarisonic!

  20. Deb

    Dior Amber Glow!

  21. Nancy Dav

    The Tom Ford Titanium Smoke Palette!

  22. Kristina

    LMdB’s latest eyeshadow palette…’s love!

    Also the Chanel SoHo Collection blush/highlighter, it is still one of my favourite products. It is perfectly executed in design and application. Every time I wear it I receive many compliments by both men and women and the women are always disenchanted to hear it is a LE product.

  23. I recently bought GUERLAIN Rouge g Jewel lipstick and I think they are totally worth the splurge 😀 I have 4 and planning to get more :)
    and again thanks to my mentor 😀

  24. Celine

    My Dior lip addict lipstick. I could have them all, I love the formula!

  25. monica

    Burberry’s Sheer Foundation!

    I don’t know what it is about it, but it just looks so natural sitting on my skin. I usually stick to Bobbi Brown and Dior nude, but I got the Burberry one on a whim and I love it! I’ve tried a bunch of high end foundations and this one is just what I’m looking for.

    It’s gives my skin a “inner glow” and it doesn’t look cakey or even like makeup. Several times people have asked me if I’m wearing any makeup at all. One thing, it only looks good when my skin is already good so, there is that.

  26. Catherine

    I honestly can’t think of anything I’ve spent a huge amount of money on and thought it was worth it; but I do like having those things anyway.

  27. kp

    Armani Maestro Foundation. Worth every penny. The stuff is genius!!!!

  28. Sabriel

    The NARS eyeshadow primer. I’m getting to the end of my tube now, and I will definitely re-buy.

  29. Catherine G.

    Considering I’m not one for purchasing high-end makeup, my recent purchases of the Tarte 12-hour foundation and the Urban Decay Naked foundation were totally worth the extra money I spent on them, considering I’ve yet to find a drugstore foundation I’m totally happy with. Also, I don’t regret a single dollar I spent on both my Naked and Naked 2 pallets; they’re mostly all I use for eyeshadow!

  30. Kimberly

    Fresh Advanced Lip Therapy. LOVE it. Crazy price for a lip balm but it’s the bestest working balm I’ve ever come across!

  31. Grace

    Armani Maestro foundation and concealer

  32. joyce

    Guerlain Shine Automatiques! The price makes me wince when each time I’ve bought one, but they feel so luscious and moisturizing. Absolutely worth the price.

  33. blueraccoon

    Lately? Diorskin Nude BB cream. This stuff makes my skin look like velvet–not fake at all, just gorgeous, matte but glowing perfect skin. Love it to pieces.

    • Joni

      I’m thinking about getting this! I got a sample and I love how it makes my skin look, but I’m just a little cautious about it possibly being too drying.
      But I just bought the Diorskin Nude concealer and that’s making me want the BB cream to go with it.

  34. Kristen

    My Clarisonic. It is the most I’ve ever spent on a beauty product and I still use it every day over a year later. Love, love, LOVE!

  35. Val

    Tarte Amazonian Clay foundation

    • Sabriel

      I’ve been thinking about that one. A friend recommended it, and I tested it out in the store. The texture felt amazing going on, and it was as good a match as I’ve found.

      The $$ gives me pause, but foundation is a good place to splurge since you wear it every day.

  36. Angie

    For me it’s the: UD OZ Palettes, Chanel Poudre Signee, Chantechaille Rose Petal highlighter, and I am super late on this, but I finally got the Clarisonic Mia 2 for Christmas and it’s definitely great.

  37. Stephanie L

    Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer. I don’t normally spend $$ on moisturizer but it feels and looks great on my skin.

  38. chris

    Chanel Rouge Lipstick considering I am a MAC Pro PPID customer.

  39. Ana

    My UD Vice Palette :) LOOOVE IT!

  40. ra

    Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua foundation. I love the texture and the color B20 matches me perfectly. Only I wish it lasted more than 6 hours.
    I also think Mac Fluidline Blacktrack, Msf Natural powders, mineralize blushers and Dior’s blushers do pay off.

  41. Geneva

    Chanel Perfection Lumière is my totally worth it splurge. One of two foundations that match my complexion perfectly.

  42. Lily

    Dior Rouge Dior Nude 319 Trench lipstick, Dior Addict lipgloss 432 Panama Brown.

  43. Chritina

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Bobbi Brown’s creamy concealer kit in honey. It’s the only concealer that matches me perfectly. Though it’s a little pricey, I swear by it

  44. Whenever I buy anything from Dior, I always think, “That was totally worth it!”. And also when I bought two Chanel Notorious.

  45. Mariella

    Hourglass primer – that stuff is pricey but it is so worth it to me because of the results it gives. Same goes for Guerlain Lingerie de Peau foundation. I can get good results using cheaper versions of most cosmetic products but not with foundation (even many of the high end ones). With L de P, I feel confident that my foundation looks good and not like “makeup”.

    • Ellen

      Just got a sample of that foundation at Sephora based on a recommendation on this site. It does seem to have a lot of fragrance, although not an unpleasant one, so I don’t know if I’ll be able to tolerate it. Gorgoeus texture though, they gave me color #12, I’m about NW 20, what do you think?

  46. annamaria

    Guerlain’s Mon Precieux Nectar Parfum in Guerlain’s bee bottle.

  47. Olivia

    Too Faced Natural at Night palette. Not that expensive, but I have sooo many eyeshadows already…. but I love this palette more than any of my other eyeshadows : D

  48. Maggie

    Topix Replenix CF Cream. Use it as a night moisturizer and it’s helped with redness, dry flakes, and overall irritation. Also, I don’t know if it’s a coincidence but I have been less prone to breakouts since I’ve used this–probably bc many ingredients are anti-inflammatory. It’s not cheap though–I’m not looking forward to spending $60 every 2 months on just night moisturizer but if one product is able to address all the problems when everything else failed then I’m game.

  49. Aida

    Burberry makeup in general, I have a lot of it and haven’t been disappointed by anything yet, but specifically their complete eye palettes. I bought 4 of them (Smokey Grey, Mocha, Dark Spice and Plum Pink) and I absolutely love them. I’m overly excited for the nail polish launch!

  50. KaseyCannuck

    My first splurge was Urban Decays Ocho Loco eyeliner set. Until then I don’t think I spent more then $5.00 on an eyeliner (think Bonne Belle) and I use them every day.

    My second splurge was a Nars lipstick in Afghan Red. I’ve used it quite a bit and barely made a dent in the top of the bullet.

    These splurges are a couple of my first steps out of “drug store-land” and are totally worth it. I love the quality and will definitely get my money’s worth out of these products, and the eye liners may very well last me into retirement age!!

  51. Alesia

    Black Orchid perfume by Tom Ford worth every penny!!

  52. Mietta

    Guerlain Meteorites (ball version). After reading about it in Christine’s review I splurged and gave it a go. I’m a beauty addict but these ‘finishing powders’ were a new concept to me so I decided to try it. Absolutely amazing. Helps my makeup stay on all day. Another one (which I use under Meteorites) is the Chanel translucent powder. Definitely invest in a high end finely milled powder. Undetectable and combined with Meteorites, lasting power. <3

  53. UD glide on 24*7 pencils and Naked palette 2…

  54. VickyM

    The Chanel blushes I own, like In Love and Rose Initiale, my helena rubinstein eyelash queen feline mascara, totally worth it, it gives you the lashes that it promises it will 😀 .

  55. L

    probably urban decay naked 2. I don’t own the first one, so figuring out which to get was difficult. To be honest, if the naked basics was out at the time I would have just gotten that.

  56. Jen

    Ill tell you which one wasnt…Nars Copacabana illuminator.


    Recent splurges
    – Shiseido Camelia Compact LE
    Great as a blush, it is divided into a white highlighter, pink blush and red blush and can also be used as eyeshadows.

    – Dior Rose Charmeuse 5 color eyeshadow palette
    I love the two light pink pastel colours and the darker pink works great as a blush so again this is a multipurpose product for me.

  58. Cayla29s

    For me the limited edition Guerlain Sun in the city highlighting powder. I loved the fact that you get so much product. I find it very difficult to find a nice highlighter for my dark skin tone that didn’t have huge sparkles on it. It was definitely worth every penny

  59. Adriana

    Armani Foundation worth every penny!!!

  60. Kate

    Chanel Malice polish and Chanel Notorious sculpting veil both amazing products

  61. dianaD

    Givency Airy Light fluid fdnt tient matisse. worth every of the $56.

  62. Maria Josep R.F.

    Definitely my 2 urban decay palettes – Naked 2 and Glinda (so darn beautiful) – and the eyeshadow primer potion, so worth it!

  63. Vink

    Guerlain Perles Du Dragon and Chanel Poudre Shimmer Amber Diamond

  64. Kiki

    The new Hourglasse’s Ambient Lighting powder. I’ve never spent this much on a single item but it’s been worth every darn cent! I’d watched them ever since they got announced. Poured over reviews, even tried half n halfs with Nars version. The minute I did a half n half with Hourglasse’s it was an immediate WOW. Instantly it’s become a HG for me. Couldn’t imagine a day without it now.