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What type of beauty products do you spend the most on?

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Highlighters. Always highlighters!

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Katherine T. Avatar

Skincare! I don’t skimp on that -sunscreens, retinols, acid peels, exfoliators, face creams, etc. Good skin is the best foundation for your makeup.

Nancy T Avatar

Definitely skincare/ anti-aging products, followed by eyeshadow palettes. The former being a need, but the later is more like my OCD going into hyper-drive! It’s kinda like Pokemon: gotta get them all. I don’t. Have them *all*, but I need to go on a palette diet!

Sarah Avatar

Skincare, if that counts! Lately rehauled my whole skincare routine and I’m now addicted to finding the best products! Especially serums/treatments for lightening all my post-acne marks! Strictly speaking about makeup though…. Lip colour! It’s the brightest, most varied part of my routine, so I need choices!

CJ Avatar

For an individual item probably perfume – those get pretty spendy. But if we’re talking sheer volume of purchases it’s eyeshadow, hands-down. Favorite thing to buy and play with, especially palettes.

Chellie Avatar

May I ask Christine, why highlighters? Well, you know, except for it’s given price point (they are almost always the most expensive in any collection!) LoL I always thought your answer will be Foundation. πŸ™‚ Mine is Foundation. I have lowest to highest end for setting and finishing powders, but the foundation I always use are all High-end. πŸ™‚

Maddie Avatar

I put more money into my skincare than makeup. But if I had to choose one makeup product, I’d say finishing/setting powder. Cheaper ones just don’t seem to work as well on me as my Nars one.

Kylee Avatar

Eyes. Always eyes. There’s pretty much no reason for me to ever buy another shadow or palette ever again because I probably have everything three times over, but I always manage to justify something. See UD eyeliner for 50% off at Sephora while just trying to buy toner that I’m out of? I never use anything but black, but obviously now is the time to try something different. Realizing the Armani eye tints are on the site while doing this? I need another. Eye products are a horrible slippery slope.

Heliyas Avatar

I spend the most on skincare mostly, but the other thing I always splurge on is foundation that matches by extremely pale skin and mascara that does what I want (in my case it’s Diorshow Iconic Overcurl). I wish I could find both of those things in a less expensive form, but they’re just not out there!

Olivia B. Avatar

Lipsticks! I won’t be satisfied until I am swimming in a pool of lipsticks! But I buy a lot of drugstore lipsticks so it’s not THAT bad…

Olivia Avatar

Lipsticks! That is what ultimately I spend the most on because I buy so many of them. But, a lot of my lipsticks are drugstore lipsticks. I pay more for skincare products. Don’t buy them often, but if I do, it tends to be a little more expensive than the other beauty products I buy.

Celia Avatar

Lipstick, highlighters, liners, skincare, fragrance. Lipstick because it is my most common purchase and having a near-complete Rouge G collection, massive NARS collection, etc is pricey! They’re my first love and the only makeup item I truly collect. Highlighters because the most interesting ones to me are the limited, high-end ones and they come in such a lovely variety. Liners because I like having as many pops of color as possible and enjoy having a wide variety of color matches to complement various shadows. Skincare because I have a routine I very much enjoy that mixes pricier items (like Algenist, Dr. Dennis Gross, PTR, etc) with reasonable options (Paula’s Choice, Cerave, Cetaphil, Skin Biology) and it’s important to maintain it. Fragrance because my nose and body chemistry prefer the notes in niche and luxury more πŸ™ Thank goodness for things like BPAL and coconut body oils! πŸ˜›

Winnie Avatar

The thing is, when it comes to face makeup, once you’ve gone through the whole routine of primer + liquid foundation + pressed powder + finishing powder, anything less looks and/or feels inadequate. So whenever I’m considering foundation, I’ll have to at the very least, double the price tag for a matching primer/base/moisturizer.

I’m just thankful the Asian trend (where I’m from) has always emphasized clear, glowy skin instead of color, because at this point, that impulse purchase of high-end lipstick is negligible compared to the price tag of my whole face and skincare collection.

xamyx Avatar

My “beauty budget” is primarily reserved for eyeshadow/palettes, and palettes have a pricey base, but are generally a great value. However, when it comes to a “single” product, I’ve probably paid the most for a highlighter.

Hima Avatar

Definitely skincare and my face makeup like foundation/powders/highlighters/concealers since my skin is extra sensitive and I need to make sure my makeup products are made of non-irritating ingredients.

Vanessa V Avatar

I’d probably have to say eye shadows whether that be singles, quads/quints or palettes. Highlighters and bronzers coming in a close second.


I definitely spend more on skin care and foundation. Chanel recently discontinued my winter shade after I spent so much tme finding the perfect match. I found two at Saks last month and bought them both, so now I have two back ups. Fortunately my summer shade is still in production, for now at least.

Veronica Avatar

I had to think about that one for a moment, and then I realized, yep, it’s highlighters for me, too. I’ve got a few pricey eyeshadow palettes lying around, but by far the most expensive single item in my collection is the Chanel cheek products I own.

Toni Avatar

Probably skin care items and lipsticks. Skin care items because I purchase them regularly to maintain my regimen. Lipstick because I buy more of this type of makeup item than anything else…not because I spend lots of money on them.

Nat Avatar

Perfume. I see it also as a good investment (most makeup won’t last longer than two years at most, and even during that time slot I never finish beauty products). Scented candles and home fragrance, too.

Deborah Avatar

Lipsticks! Just today I received an order from MAC for 5 – I don’t need them at all. Next, blushes! I have finally showed down on those! Finally, anything pretty from Chanel, etc. : ) I am a sucker for pretty : )

txabela Avatar

I should spend it on good serums but I found a very inexpensive one that does the trick.. for now.
I like oils so I spend quite a lot on good ones like the blue orchid clarins, also good essential oils but in the past two months I found myself spending a lot on a face self tanner, the Sisley one. Quite insane actually but love it so much.
Also I am getting tempted by a very expensive foundation, the Ellis Faas one after spending 2013 and 2014 totally hooked on drugstore bases the bourjois and maybellineones.
These samples! They really kill you don’t they? You test them and afterwards you realize you cannot “live” without them.!

WildDove Avatar

Foundations and highlighting products. Occasionally some very special other item that gives a very special look I haven’t been able to get otherwise.

Cami Avatar

I definitely spend most of my money on foundations… I’m always looking for an even better foundation. Also spend a lot of my money on eyeshadow palettes. I hardly ever buy single eye shadows anymore… just can’t get enough of palettes! Unless they’re single eye shadows from Make Up Geek, Make Up Forever, or Colour Pop πŸ˜‰

Jamie Johnson Avatar

I spend the most money on concealers, foundation, and powder to match. I found the PERFECT foundation and powder combo the other day and it was over $70! Now i wish i had flawless skin, but i am not going to go broke to get it. So, i found a cheaper version that works great! for the first time EVER, that line that usually shows where your makeup stops, and your neck begins, is NONEXISTENT! Wow who knew concealer can sometimes work better than foundation. And as if my life was complicated enough, i have SEVERELY sensitive skin, that’s also acne prone, and I have the lovely scars to prove it. I am thinking of getting micro needling done, but each session is a mere $165! So between the makeup, the cleansers, and let’s not forget the prescription topical face medicine that runs a cool $120 a bottle, it’s no wonder i have 2 jobs!

Jennifer Avatar

Lipstick. Most of my collection is Indies: so $1-2 samples of blush and eyeshadow, or a full size for $3-6. Skincare is also Indie or stunningly basic, the most expensive would be my Paula’s Choice BHA Toner.

Lipstick, though. I have MAC and Lipstick Queen and Bite. Lipstick easily wins.

Pami Avatar

Skincare. To me that’s more important than any other beauty product. After that, I’d say palettes are my kryptonite πŸ˜‰ though I did spend $150 on 6 Nars Dual-Intensity eyeshadow singles when they had the 20% off sale the end of November.

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