Hit List: Most Splurge-Worthy Beauty Product

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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Bee Avatar

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).

Rossella Avatar

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!

Tabitha Avatar

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!

Mariella Avatar

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.

Sasha Avatar

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

Precious Avatar

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

patsyann Avatar

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.

Dawn Avatar

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

stacey Avatar

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.

Jan Avatar

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.

Amara Avatar

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!

Plurabelle Avatar

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!

Sarah Avatar

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.

Melody Avatar

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

Rachel Avatar

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.

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