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Both of the Pat McGrath Divine Rose palettes for me and pretty much any of the larger Viseart palettes I have. I feel like I’ve had good luck when I’ve really splurged on purchases.

Dior New Look and Jungle 5-pan palettes and, of course, the LE and justifiably praise and treasured Chanel Empreinte du Desert quad.

I started buying PMG products as soon as she started offering them on line, and I’m not sorry. That’s what started my addiction with her products. I don’t have all of her eye palettes but the ones I do I cherish, and am amazed every time I use them.

Probably my PMG Bronze Seduction palette, because I used it in my wedding makeup. A beautiful splurge with a nice little story tied to it as well, what more could you want?

I’m also going to say Surratt’s eyeshadows are worth the splurge as well, although they’re singles. I don’t have to do any work for them, they blend themselves.

I have to constantly remind myself that eyebrows aren’t eyes. 😅

For me eye primers were always worth the splurge. I have oily lids and hooded eyes, eye primer is a must for me and I never found a good drugstore one.

I’m totally happy that a couple of years back I took the splurge to get the Anastasia Beverly Hills Eye Primer, because it’s a splurge I have never regretted. Nowadays it’s not that much of a splurge since I always get the mini, which lasts me ages.
It’s odd because at first it might have been considered a bad splurge; people have it bad reviews, the tube oozed like crazy products. But they seemed to have fox the tube issue and it works for me, so I don’t care if I’m the only one liking it.
And not to forget that I also use it on the bridge of the nose the prevent glasses marks.

I really love PMG Mothership I and it’s companion MTHRSHP. I’m basic and these palettes make me enjoy putting on my work/office makeup. I’ve bought way too much PMG and the quality is phenomenal, but really based on what I can use, I should have stuck to my first two and Divine Rose I.

My two Dior 5-couleurs have been totally worth it, and my Viseart Theory palette in Cashmere (which I purchased after careful reading of Christine’s reviews…)

All of my Natasha Denona palettes. If I had to choose a specific one it would be the Gold Palettes, which is the only one I’ve paid full price for.

I have more than 1. The first is the new Ole Henriksen Wrinkle Blur Bakuchol Eye Cream Gel. I picked it up in the Sephora spring sale and it truly does blur your under eye wrinkles. The last splurge items are the Pat McGrath mothership palettes, all are worth it. Just pick the color story that speaks to you, you cannot go wrong.

Natasha Denona’s The Glam – quite expensive here in Aus. – but absolutely worth every cent. I use it a lot either by itself or in combination with other palettes for that pop of colour.

Pat Mcgrath Decadence – everything I made with this palette looks so good, people thought I took hours to do them. But in reality it just took me a few minutes. I can also make a quick look with just my fingers if I am really in a hurry. I also have the Celestial Divinity Mega palette, but I love Decadence’s colors better.

And if brushes are included, Sonia G Worker 2 – all my eyeshadows (even the meh ones) looked better after I started using this brush.

My PMG Mothership palettes, 6 pan and quad palettes. I also don’t regret my Viseart 12 pan palettes. My Dior blush, thank you Mariella for the recommendation. I love it.

Definitely PMG Divine Rose and Melt Gemini. I love the pink to gold duochrome in DR so much, and the satins can all easily be used in place of mattes in the crease. And the mattes are divine!
Melt Gemini mattes are of the same quality as PMG and the green metallic looks so flattering and magical on the eyes. The black is perfect and the lightest green has a unique tone to it. I often use it as a one and done shadow!

Echoing what others are saying – Pat McGrath Mothership eyeshadow palettes, the Subliminal MTHRSHP palette, and her blitz quads. I love all of them, but these ones take my breath away. I’m excited to see which shade I pan first.

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