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Viseart eyeshadows! I’ll chime in about Hourglass and Pat McGrath. I love the Pat McGrath lipsticks so much.
Sublime lipsticks! 10 years ago it was all about Tom Ford, but PMG kicks TF butt.
Tom Ford lipsticks is really not all that special for that price.
I don’t like that they break so easily. I won’t buy them anymore. I did just splurge on the lip lacquer extreme and that formula seems worth it. Nobody does lipstick better than PMG though.
PMG: head and shoulders above anything else I own.
Ten years ago, TF was a great lipstick. Technology has rendered the formula and price obsolete. I think at the time it was leading edge in terms of muted nudes: Nude Vanille, Pink Dusk, Spanish Pink, Indian Rose.
Without getting into specific shades…
Guerlain Rouge G Lipstick, Chanel Rouge Allure and Rouge Coco Lipsticks, NARS Audacious Lipstick, Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lipstick, Laura Mercier Translucent Powder, Estee Lauder Golden Alligator Powder Compact, Chanel Stylo Yeux Eyeliner, and Chanel Joeus Contraste Blush.
Guerlain Meteorites. That vintage packaging, the smell of it, everything fell so elegant and luxurious!!!!
Guerlain Lingerie de Peau foundation; Viseart eyeshadows; Marc Jacobs highliners; Chanel lipsticks; Cle de Peau concealer.
AB, I cannot believe that I forgot to add my Viseart Theory Palettes in Amethyst, Minx and even Chroma?!? They blend together so seamlessly and effortlessly, plus they pack some serious pigment and a super silky formula!
My Viseart Grande Pro palette. The mattes work great for me and the packaging is so, so nice. It’s one of those palettes that I just can’t get rid of the outer sleeve because it’s so pretty and sleek.
Also my Pat McGrath Mothership Subversive palette. Oh my, that packaging is the most luxe thing I have in my collection.
For sure the Viseart Cashmere little palette and all my Chanel quads. Dior Rosy Glow blush and Glowing Pink Illuminating powder, Guerlain Cruel Gardenia (the most luxurious thing!), Tatcha Luminous Skin Mist, Becca Backlight Priming Filter, Hourglass powder (the newer loose one) and their very old e/s duo in Dune (people always comment on the case and the shadows themselves though they’ve been discontinued for lord knows how many years) and finally Givenchy Fuchsia lipstick.
I feel decadent using anything by Pat McGrath. I tend not to purchase much at the luxury end anymore, but Pat McGrath lipsticks and a couple of eyeshadow palettes (sephora sale) are an example of my much coveted luxury products.
For me, anything in that Hourglass metallic packaging, especially the eyebrow pencil.
My Burberry foundation – the bottles are to die for.
Anastasia Amrezy Highlight, that pan tho…
Nars Orgasm lip balm
You reminded me of one I left off my list: Dior Addict Lip Glow Color Reviver Balm (Berry). Definitely a luxury!
NARS has a lot of products that come to mind. Chanel shadows, TF lippies, and Hourglass powders.
Erin, thanks for mentioning TF lipsticks, because I forgot about my beloved TF Seadragon Lipstick!
Gonna be a list! In the past few years, I have acquired some very lux feeling and looking makeup favorites, ie;
Chanel Empriente du Desert quad, Natasha Denona Lila palette, ABH Modern Renaissance palette, Pat McGrath La Vie En Rose palette and Luxetrance Lipsticks in Strange and She’s Heaven, Nars Fetishised blush, *always* Laura Mercier Matte Radiance 01 highlighter, DoC Mírame highlighter, my old UD Revolution Lipsticks in Liar, Catfight and Sheer Slowburn.
Plus, that mixture I make out of Lancome Teint Idole Foundation and Marc Jacobs Dew You Dew Drops feels, looks and SMELLS Lux as can be.
Cannot leave out my new MAC x Aaliyah lip products! Especially those amazing Lipglasses!
Kevyn Aucoin, Rae Morris and Wayne Goss brush sets to first apply everything. Tatcha The Silk Canvas Primer, it really does feel like silk on your skin. PMG lipsticks, too many to list. Marc Jacobs eyeliners. Georgio Armani Mascara. Guerlain Meteorites powder. PMG eyeshadow palettes. And I’m making notes of everything everyone else posted too!
Concur on the Wayne Goss brushes (have wanted to try Rae Morris’ and Kevyn’s for a long time, but always leary from mixed reviews). I also like Sonja G’s (as her handles are soooo beautiful, just art!), however you have to use hers as you want, meaning the shapes are unique and for the first set, the heads are large, so you need to purchase as a knowledgeable user looking for the shape and bristle type you want to do the job you want. I guess you can say that for all of them, but I find Wayne’s are useful for specific purposes and each of hers tend to be multiuse (if that makes sense).
Oops, spelled her name wrong, Sonia G. 😉
Not that I own any of these – but the Pat McGrath eyeshadow palettes and lipsticks would be extremely luxe for me, we just can’t get it here at all.
For my own stash, it would be the Clarins foundation in linen, the Lorac Pro Metals palette, Huda Smokey Obsessions palette and Dior’s Jardin palette feel very luxe to me.
Lipsticks would be the Clarins Joli Rouge range.
Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter, Pat McGrath La Vie en Rose palette, Dior Lip Glow balm, Marc Jacobs Tan-Tastic bronzer. I love them all so much!
Anything from Cle de Peau, Hourglass, & Sonia G.
To me luxurious is more about packaging, presentation and #overthetop price and I do not own anything extraordinary like that. That said, I worked dilligently on my collection, so it feels great when I use pretty much anything now, it is just the gradation 🙂 I will mention two, but it does not mean that I feel like a celebrity or royalty using them.
– Becca shimmering skin perfector pressed in Moonstone comes to mind, caused I shelled out almost US $70 for it.
– You will be laughing, but… Despite that I own quite a lot of nice makeup items, it is MAC Fix+ 🙂 I mean it is quite expensive for what it is/does, smells exquisite and leaves your makeup fresh and flawless.
I really love the Le Mer foundation. I just got it and it feels amazing and its the perfect coverage for me. I also love the feel of all of Pat McGrath products. My new TF Lip lacquer feels really nice too.
Viseart’s line especially Ribbon Boheme palette, Pat McGraft line, Hourglass and Guerlain line. And even though it’s not expensive I have a peach coral eye shadow set and matching lip stick from Colour Pop that gets me so many compliments!! I can’t help but feel luxurious wearing it.
Guerlain Météorites, Voyage pressed powder, Rouge G, Shiseido lipsticks, Tom Ford cream and powder duos, some lipsticks and quads, brushes and the 04 lip gloss, Giorgio Armani fluid sheers eye tints and lip maestros, Burberry, CHANEL, NARS, Suqqu cheek brush, Laura Mercier highlighting powders and some of the old eye brushes, Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color, brushes, Revlon Photoready Skinlights, Ellis Faas creamy eyes (packaging needs improvement).
I will really answer this based on how I feel when using the product vs. the cost or the true benefit because for some of these it’s more mental than a physical effect.
Fenty Mattemoiselle lipstick (leaves lipstick on whatever you press your lips on, but it just looks and feels so pouty good on the lips!)
Guerlain Rouge G (the tube and the smoothness, but again transfers a little and doesn’t last that long)
I’m planning one day to try Pat McGrath’s line because Christine’s ratings have convinced me they’ll be my favorite lipstick of all time. 😉
YSL Touch Eclat Radiance (feels dewy and womanly, if there’s such a word. 😉 though it is not my favorite foundation. It’s in the top five though along with Estée Lauder Double Wear Nude Waterfresh, Dior Backstage, … 😉 )
Guerlain Meteorites (and now my Kiko dupes because of the original glass bowl they’re in, at least I think it was the first container they made for them.
MUFE Ultra HD Microfinishing pressed powder (just acquired as a Sephora Gold gift and it feels like air on your face! I had to add a Peggy Sage small, thin sponge puff, and voilà, perfect compact!)
Natasha Denona’s Star Palette (I think simply because I can work it so well on me and it was my first high end palette of pigmented shadows)
Clinique Moisture Surge (day)
Yves Rocher Sérum Végétal Plumping Night Care Wrinkles & Firmness (I don’t really know whether it works, though people will tell me I don’t look my age, but I really like the consistency, heavier than most creams but melts into the face slowly. My face isn’t greasy when I wake up, but who knows, may be I roll around and wipe if off while I’m sleeping. LOL!)
Any fizz type bath product!
Any scrub, especially salt or sugar ones for the body!
I totally agree that any mask or bath fizz is super luxurious! Lush lowkey does luxury prices on their bath bombs, given that it costs like $9 or so with tax for a single use product with no real use other than making one bath’s worth of water beautiful. And it is COMPLETELY LUXURIOUS AND FUN. I still buy them for special occasions like my birthday or anniversary.
I’ve got some Dolce and Gabbana lipsticks that feel and smell luxurious. There’s one that I love so much, I wear it a lot and it’s almost always in my pocket lately. I also always felt luxurious wearing Georgio Armani Luminous Silk foundation, but I used it all up 🙁
Holy Snails Showbang facial mist. It’s indie and I think the owner deliberately sets reasonable prices, but I feel so luxurious using it. Even from a brand with mostly midrange priced products, Snowbang doesn’t come cheap and it’s one of those things that feels amazing to use and makes subtle differences to my skin’s plumpness and resilience that I love but are absolutely imperceptible to literally everyone else. Like my coworkers and partner are really observant if I spend extra time on makeup, but they would never have a clue if I stopped using Snowbang. It’s that “It does everything and nothing” that makes a product luxurious IMO.
Also my LIT glitters. I have 19 of them. Considering what an innately frivolous product glitter is (and at 30 you’re definitely only wearing it to please yourself rather than others, considering the aversion so many people have to adults wearing it) having like 20 to choose from is ridiculous and completely opulent. 😛