Sunday, November 25th, 2012

Temptalia Asks You

What is the most expensive beauty product you’ve purchased? Was it worth it?

Temptalia's AnswerI purchased a Le Metier de Beaute Kaleidoscope palette ($95), and given the size and quality of the eyeshadows, yes, definitely worth it.

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50 thoughts on “What is the most expensive beauty product you’ve purchased?

  1. Same here. Le Metier de Beaute’s Kaleidoscope Eye Kits costs $95 each but they are so worth it.

  2. xamyx

    MUFE Flash Palette, and I believe it was $95 at the time. I’ve used it for just about everything (although I originally bought it to use as eyeshadow bases), so it is *definitely* worth the price. It’s also extremely pigmented, so the tiniest amount is needed, therefore, despite the “small” wells, you really do get a lot of product.

  3. Anne

    I think it was my beloved Chanel Eclosion quad. I don’t regret the tiniest bit of it, since I reach for it several times a week.

  4. Stacey

    Face Product: Sisley- eye cream, Creme de Mer and Santa Maria Novella face creams. They are all about the same price.
    Face Color: Guerlain- Pucci Blusher/Bronzer and Tom Ford eyeshadows- same price, although 20 years ago, I bought YSL loose face powder and it also was 75.00. The container is so beautiful and I still have it.

  5. Malia

    as long as it doesnt include perfume, brushes, tools, etc, I cant recall the exact prices but either the Dior holiday or even the Mitzah palettes (I have way too many sitting in a drawer but they are pretty!) or the Nars bento box, so as collectibles they are worth it, but as actual products to be used, um.. no. Brush- yah some of my Hakuhodos were over $100. One brush that wasnt worth it= Nars Botan ($75 and too cumbersome and scratchy).

  6. Jackeline

    Naked $50 lol

    $50 is my limite for beauty cosmetics. =$

  7. VickyM

    I think my most expensive product, would be Chanel Joues Contraste blush, great quality absolutely worth it. My second most expensive product would be Ysl Rouge Volupte lipstick, just plain amazing, I adore it, and such gorgeous packaging. 😀

  8. Veronica

    Currently, it’s my Guerlain Meteorites ($56). I haven’t quite gotten my value out of them yet since I’ve been incredibly busy with work and schooling, but once things even out next year, I’ll be more apt to include them in my regular routine rather than just special occasions. :)

  9. Rachel

    Illamasqua Skin Base for $41AUD. I just can’t afford to buy expensive things. Totally happy to keep buying it, despite my previous efforts to find cheap alternatives for major make up items.

  10. Dior 5-shadow-palette I think… very good quality though.

  11. I purchased Fysiko eyelash serum, it grows eyelashes and eyebrows, it is $139.00 per tube, but worth it, as I have huge eyelashes now, saved lots of money on extensions…

  12. A Guerlain powder foundation back in the day. I can’t remember how much it was but it was a LOT.

  13. Stephanie Carvalho

    Chanel Illusion D’ombre (Mirifique) and Guerlain’s Parure Extreme Foundation ^^

  14. Arcona Night Breeze $52. I’m sure I got a discount bc that’s just me, but I do remember having anxiety about such a high-cost single item. I’m not sure yet if I’d repurchase, but there’s still a ton left and it does smell like the most magical thing I’ve ever put on my face, lol.

  15. Gigolo by Guerlain, which cost me like 80-90$ here in Norway.

    • Stacey

      Oh my! I have that color too. And it is 48.00 in the U.S. I wonder how much Cle de Peau would cost in Norway.

  16. L

    I’m thinking it was a Sephora pantone collection pallette, and it was $58.00. If perfume counted than it would be Lady Gaga’s at $59.00. But, yeah, I think that’s as pricey as I ever bought.

  17. Faiza Qaiser

    A makeup kit which cost me 40$. I know its not much for some, but for me it was expensive

  18. Yazmin

    Smashbox Halo powder (£45), considering it was exactly the same as a Mac MSF natural and i could have bought two MSF’s naturals for the same price and have some change, it wasnt worth it.

  19. Lana

    My YSL 5 colour eyeshadow palettes, Guerlain Meteorites, Guerlain Rogue G lipsticks to name a few. Yes the prices of these items fall on the other end of the spectrum compared to other more affordable brands but the quantity (especially the Meteorites) and quality is to the roof. Don’t get me wrong, I do have drug store brands but usually when I buy high end makeup I do an extensive research and testing in the store before I buy it. Therefore, its worth it for me since they definitely have a huge pay off.

  20. Dominique

    I think it was Chanel Sublimage ( at that time 260 € or so ) but I am not sure. Anyway it was quite disappointing ! Now there are at last 2 different textures and the excellent Sublimage l’Essence which is highly expensive though ( I had a sample, very very good product indeed )

  21. Aida

    Well, I guess the most expensive are the Burberry quads I just purchased, $59 each for 4 eye shadows. Yeah, worth it! I love them!

  22. t_zwiggy

    I paid $108 for my Guerlain Terra Inca Sublime Radiant Powder (crazy Norwegian prices).

    I know I have purchased more expensive skincare products, but don’t remember product/price.

  23. Melissa

    The refillable Météorites Voyage compact from Guerlain. I had a coupon but still it was so much. I know some people either love it or hate it, but I’m definitely one that loves it.

  24. IZ

    I think it would be my Urban Decay 15th Anniversary palette, which was $55.
    I don’t use it so I probably could have gone without, but I still am glad I bought it.

  25. Isabell

    Clarins Beauty Flash Balm, I think. I’m not a big high-end brand consumer.

  26. Mariella

    Hmmm – probably Guerlain’s Cruel Gardenia highlighter. I was obsessed with owning it and now, I rarely use it. I should haul it out and use it more often.

    • BooBooNinja

      Guerlain Cruel Gardenia illuminator. It was $76. At first I couldn’t bear to use it and eventually sold it after realising I have a highlighter I already love.


    SISLEY BLUSHES around 60 Euros each.
    SISLEY is the QUEEN of BLUSHES for me and are so totally worth it as i find them much better texture, finish and longevity than Chanel, Burberry and other high end brands.

  28. Bana

    Guerlain’s Terracotta Sun in the City Highlighter, $70
    TOTALLY WORTH IT, since I think I might die before hiting the pan, LOL. I use it a lot.

  29. Ana

    UD Naked Palette!

  30. Patricia Souza

    I think I have to say the Naked 2 palette, because here in Brazil the Naked palettes retail for 250 Reais (that is about 125 Dollars) =O

  31. Erin

    Aside from perfume, skin care and tools, the most expensive single makeup item was probably my Naked 2 palette. I love it and am considering picking up the original too. It’s so versatile.

  32. My Cle de Peau cream foundation was $120 and the cle de peau concealer was $75 – both are HG products to me, so I have no problem (well, almost) paying it :)

  33. Saira

    I dont know if it counts as a tool or product but my temptu which was $280 plus tax… And also my dior air spray foundation for $62…both of them totally worth every penny though :-)

  34. Soo

    Guerlain Parure de Nuit! so worth it for me, love it, and use it every time I put on makeup ^^

  35. Iliana

    155Euro (that should be $200ish?), for La Prairie Caviar foundation, totally worth it, repurchased 2x :)

  36. Winni

    If we are talking strictly makeup; then my Chanticaille Tiger in the Wild Palette at $78. Beautiful, creamy eyeshadows and very flattering blush. But, if I had to do it over, I wouldn’t have purchased it.
    Otherwise it would be my Clarisonic. Totally worth it.

  37. Ruca

    Beauty product??? I blew $250 on a small tub of Estee Lauder’s Re Nutriv Ultimate Anti-Aging Creme last year. $100 for the coordinating eye creme (which actually rocks pretty hard), and I don’t even want to get into how much I spent on the rest of the Re Nutriv line. I have to say, the Re Nutriv loose powder is one of the best powders I’ve ever used.

    If by “beauty product” you mean “color cosmetics” then perhaps it was that Guerlain Cruel Gardenia highlighter, which I believe was about $70. It’s actually very nice, although I confess, I use my MAC MSFs far more often when highlighting.

    If we are including beauty treatments, I’ve spent over $2k on eMatrix facials, and I can’t even say if it was worth it or not.

  38. Lark

    Smashbox primer – great but can live without it. Smashbox Luminizer, about $45 ? And now a must have, makes foundation wearable in Southern summers.

    Forty something USD on a Guerlain lipstick last week. Great lipstick! Everything else is mass or MAC, but I may be in Guerlain trouble.

  39. Lark

    Does $250 USD for a bottle of Joy perfume count? It’s about $500 today, and utterly amazing stuff.

  40. Melissa C

    For makeup – probably my Naked palette for a one time price – although when it comes to price per ounce my YSL Glossy Stain in #10 is much more expensive!
    For overall beauty my Clarisonice Mia – but it is totally worth it!

  41. Bruna Louise

    a givenchy foundation.

  42. janet

    I just bought my chanel perfection lumiere foundation and then the Dior Amber highlighter, so worth it though!

  43. Nikki

    As far as make up, my most expensive product is my MUFE HD Foundation which cost me $40 at the time. However, the most expensive beauty product I own is my GHD flat iron. Luckily, I received it as a Christmas gift! So glad I received it because it does it’s job like no other iron I’ve ever used. LOVE IT!

  44. Lisa M.

    Nars sheer matte foundation. Loved it, highly suggest buying the pump for it.

  45. Nicole

    Estee Lauder ARN Serum about 80 €.

  46. JGR

    I’m a student so…not a lot of discretionary money.

    The most expensive thing I’ve bought is Urban Decay Primer Potion in Sin. Of course I’m very happy I got it, and somewhat regretful that I didn’t buy it sooner. (But oh well. At least I got it in the squeeze tube packaging, right?) So versatile, and better than anything I’ve tried for my very oily lids. I mix it with lotion to make my own liquid face highlighter, thus saving money after all. :)

    The most expensive thing I own is a 5-eyeshadow palette from Lancome which I got for my birthday last year. I normally would not even buy a palette because I’m very picky and I hate the idea of buying a set of anything where I’m not in love with ALL the colors. But my mom/sister gave it to me, and fortunately I like every color in the set (Coral Crush). A year later and I still have more than half of the original amount of product left, so it was well worth it.

    Of course, when I consider that I could have asked them to get me the Naked Palette for the same price, I start to feel sad…

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