What’s the most expensive beauty product in your go-to routine right now?


What’s the most expensive beauty product in your go-to routine right now? Share!

Probably the brushes I use, since I regularly use my SUQQU/Chikuhodo Z brushes. I use Guerlain foundation most days, which is around $60.

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Probably NARS Luminous Weightless Foundation – priciest foundation I’ve used, but enjoying it! Also NARS Orgasm blush…. Most I’ve spent on a blush as well.

Probably my Cle de Peau concealer, about $ 70 (gulp). Next are my Dior 5 Color Shadow Kits, in Earth Reflections and Bleu De Paris, about $ 60 each.

Can’t believe I forgot my Viseart Shadow Palette in Bridal Satin ( $80). So pricey but the finish is so incredible, a beautiful radiant satin. It’s like Hourglass turned their powders/blushes into shadows, and I’m not talking about the modernist ones that came out.

Hmm…my Topix Replenix CF Serum? That’s about 60-70 USD per bottle but totally worth it when trying to coax my sensitive skin in accepting potentially irritating products like AHAs, BHAs, Vitamin C, retinol, etc.

It’s usually my eyeshadow palette (I change the one I use every day, but pretty much all of them are over $40). Other than that, it’s my Jane Iredale Handi Brush ($45) and then my Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation ($38). I typically try not to spend over $30 on any individual products unless it’s a palette or a liquid foundation.

Chanel Le Volume mascara. I have quite a minimal routine at the moment and this is a staple for me.

Now were this question to include skin care items…well let’s not even go there ^^’

Probably Guerlain powders (Meteorites and Cruel Gardenia) or Guerlain foundation. No – it’s got to be the Nars Dual Intensity eyeshadow palette. That sucker was 90 bucks (but it does contain 8 shadows, so in that sense it’s a good value, right???)

I’d say the most expensive products used DAILY would be my brushes, too. I have a few MAC brushes that I use in every eye look I make. As for most expensive makeup product that shows up most of the time, probably my Ambient Light powder in luminous light. I love that stuff so much!!

The most expensive thing I use most days is my Suqqu cheek brush. I love how soft it is! However if you exclude tools then it’s either my Tom Ford lipsticks and blushes or, and I do use this every day, my Rouge Bunny Rouge Mattifying Primer. After that it’s my Nars foundation that has finally stopped me from jumping from one foundation to another. It’s the All Day Luminous Weightless foundation. I love the coverage and how it stays so well considering my oily skin. 🙂

Expensive as in the total price, probably my KVD shadow palettes. I don’t buy a lot of super-high-end or luxury products. If we’re including skincare, then my Clarisonic Mia would be my most expensive item.

My Hourglass foundation ($72AUD) or Guerlain Meteorites ($78AUD). I’m starting to favour a much cheaper Inglot powder at the moment though.

Soleil de la Mer tanner ($90). “It’s cheaper than skin cancer,” I tell myself.

Second up is Guerlain Les Voilettes ($57) and let me say, I am not pleased at all with how fast I run through that.

haha you’re so right! I can’t invest $90 regularly, but with that logic, I could probably spend like $40 on self-tanner. Now if only I could find a giant tub of high-SPF sunscreen for the whole body that I could replace affordably!

My most expensive product that I use all the time is probably my D&G foundation. It looks like my skin but better every time I wear it. And it doesn’t need a single thing to set it. It sets by itself and it gives the most beautiful glow which is awesome. Worth every dime but I wish they made the powder in the same exact shade for lazy days when I don’t have time for the liquid version. Makeup forever makes a really nice powder foundation but the undertones are off for woc. If you do get the right shade it becomes too yellow or too orange as the day progresses. So annoying.

I’m not sure. I like Givenchy’s Prism Libre ($53) and I have some Chanel products, hilighters and eyeshadow quads. Those run around $65 a pop. Then I have a number of palettes and kits which can cost anywhere from $30-$100). But I dont use every product everyday. Even my skincare, I use a mix and my least expensive item probably costs me $42, and the most $110.

I had been using my Kevin Aucyon primer daily ($55!) But Nikkie tutorials turned me on to using Nivea men’s aftershave sensitive balm. Works way better and is $4.99. Currently use a Cle de peu brien shadow daily for a quick look. It cost me like $35 for a single shadow. Beautiful product, blends effortlessly.

My Peter Thomas Roth UnWrinkle Night cream, Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, my Guerlain meteorites and my Tom Ford Coco Ravish lipstick.

A Givenchy lipstick in Mandarine Bolero–the most lovely shade of coral! It cost $36 but I saw a review here and had to add it to my coral collection. (Hoarder!)

Eslor Firming Collagen Day Cream, $85 USD. It works and I only need a little bit, and the jar is fairly large, so it’s not so bad. A jar lasts me 3-4 months.

I’ve never heard of this product before. Can you tell me about it? The feel, absorption, and benefits?

Here’s the webpage with the product description, ingredients, etc.: http://shop.eslor.com/products/firming-collagen-day-cream#

It feels nice and creamy without being greasy. It absorbs quickly. It works great for tightening up fine lines and saggy skin, and it brightens the complexion. I’m 45, and getting a bit jowly, and this stuff tightens it right up. I was seeing improvement in less than a week. I’ve been using it about 6 months or so, and my skin looks so much better. I use it on my face and neck.

The ingredients are simple enough and nothing super-high-tech, but I’ve tried cheaper creams, and some other spendy ones, and this is the only one that gives me results.

Thanks so much for responding! It sounded like something I’d really love… until I saw that third ingredient. =( It contains aloe. So many products that others rave about aren’t a possibility for me and it leaves me feeling frustrated. Sigh…

Before you discovered this, was there anything else you tried that came close?

Oh, I forgot you have the bad aloe allergy. Sorry.

No, before Eslor, I hadn’t found a firming cream that worked. Overall, I like Nu Skin’s skincare a lot; however, their firming capsules are $187.50 for 60 capsules, so too expensive for me. The line corrector works great on the fine lines around my eyes and crow’s feet, but I haven’t tried it on the rest of my face.

If I were so inclined to spend $187.50 for a firming product, I think I’d just save up and get a face lift! LOL Wow, that’s really expensive.

Thanks for suggesting the line corrector. I will definitely be looking into picking that up… as soon as I can refrain from picking up more eyeshadows! Fortunately, I’m not the least bit tempted by the new UD palette… so there’s that tid-bit of happy news! 😉

Currently, Monteil Synic Perfect Firming eye cream, which I apply every night. I own Guerlain Meteorites but I only use it about once a week, or on more special occasions. I’m also planning on buying NARS Sheer Glow foundation in the next week or two.

My Lingerie de Peau Guerlain foundation, my two Suqqu brushes and my mini assortment of Hakuhodo brushes. For what it is, I have to say that my Cle de Peau concealer stick is mighty pricey as well.

SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic Serum.
It’s $162 per oz.
I love this product but do not have that type of money, so I just buy the samples on Ebay, for about $20.

My most expensive daily use tool would be my Clarisonic Mia. I paid like $80 for it because it was on sale, but it’s definitely paid for itself several times over.

Definitely my La Mer moisturizer. But its soooo worth. I have oily skin, so i use the gel formula. Ive found foundations look best when placed over a well moisturized face!

Chanel Vitalumière Aqua foundation! It’s so light on my skin & I’m loving the coverage. My skin is kind of dry & sensitive lately (I’m typically oily/ sensitive… So adding dry to that combo is annoying!). It’s one of my older foundations and should use it up too.

Wish you hadn’t made me think about this… *sigh*

Shiseido Eudermine
Kinerase cream
Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Lift and Firm Day cream SPF 30

I’m not even listing the prices… it makes me feel ill. O.o
However, I offset these with various e.l.f. and NYX items… right?

Price per pound? Then for me, I know it’s my skincare products! Simply because if my skin is my canvas. Whatever condition it’s in affects the final outcome. After skincare, then it would have to be my UD Vice palettes or Naked 2 palette.

I totally agree about the skin/face being the canvas, but skincare doesn’t have to be expensive to work. In fact, since cutting out all the chemical-laden skincare products (and I was using HE/”luxury” brands for several years), my skin has never looked better! I probably spend less than $100 USD/year on skincare, and people I’ve known since my 20’s still can’t believe how much better my skin has gotten, strangers can’t believe I’m nearly 42, and I still get carded, even when I’m with others my age.

Less than $100. per year? Wow! What are you using? My stuff runs the gamut price wise from $7. for Aveeno Ultra Calming cleanser to $48 for Ole Henriksen Truth Serum.

My IT cosmetics brushes, Colorescience Sunforgettable Powder, and my IT cosmetics 5 in 1 brow perfector gel pencil. Also Becca Flawless Mineral powder foundation. I’m not as likely to add color till my skin looks clear and smooth. On days when my skin is looking less than its best, I’ll skip blush and colorful eye and lip products, and go for things that are more monochromatic.

Guerlain’s Lingerie de Peau ($63), Les Voilettes ($56), and Meteorites ($62) I use every day. The rest of my items are mid-high level (MAC, UD, etc.) and I love them, but I will not go without those three Guerlain items. The difference they make in how my skin looks is incredible. I have crater size pores no matter how I exfoliate, cleanse and moisturize, but those three products make them nearly invisible! And I always thank Christine for it because her reviews introduced me to Guerlain makeup (though I’ve worn Guerlain perfumes since I was a teenager.) So thanks for the millionth time Christine; you have no idea what a difference it’s made for me.

Oh and I just realized I only thought of makeup. I also use Kate Somerville skincare. Her line is one of the only anti-aging lines that makes many anti-aging, oil-free products, which is great bc any type of oil (even non comedegenic, good for your skin oils) make me break out like crazy. Her oil-free CytoCell P299 Serum is a miracle worker. Luckily it lasts a while bc it’s $99!

Definitely powder. If I want a sheer finish over my liquid base, I’ll use either Hourglass Ambient Light or Guerlain Météorites; if I want additional coverage, Chanel Vitalumiere powder foundation (and possibly the sheer one over top!).

Nars Tinted Moisturizer. The only tinted moisturizer I’ve found so far that’s a really close match for me. Ugh, why $43?!

Probably my brushes. I use my Chikuhodo MK 1 on the daily as well as other Chikuhodo brushes. Also TF, Hakuhodo, and Wayne Goss brushes. I love brishes! As for products I rotate between TF traceless foundation and Gurlain Baby Glow and I also use CT Magic Cream everyday. I also use Gurlain meteorites every day either the pressed or the pearls because they rock.

chanel sublimage. $310. ive been using it everyday since i was about 16. now im almost 34 and my dermatologist says my skin is that of a 21 year old. i do not tan, ever, i take very good care of my skin. so it’s worth the price tag though i dont give it sole credit for keeping me looking younger than i am.

aside from that…. probably the brushes i have. they range from cheap (drugstore) to high end (over $120). i tend to care for my things so they last, the nicest ones dont travel with me unless absolutely necessary (vacation or something) . i bring a cheaper dupe with me during the day.

makeup product? armani foundation, my makeup forever products, my UD palettes, im not sure, the rest is all high end/mid high end stuff. my passion is makeup and i’d rather pay more for something i really like and will use everyday or often than buy a bunch of cheap stuff that sits in my makeup area and doesnt get used. 🙂

My range of eye shadow palettes – Guerlain’s Les Gris – $64, Vice 2 – $90 etc. All of my eye shadow palettes come from International sellers or Ebay which incur hefty shipping costs. But it doesn’t matter because I love them.

Hourglass Immaculate Mattifying Foundation, $55. Love the finish. I have more expensive things (eyeshadow palettes come to mind) but I never use the same ones consistently.

I posted my answer earlier but just remembered my mac soft and gentle (in my country is $40). I use it everyday so i guess it’s worth the pain haha!

My Dior Nude Air foundation. It’s a little over $50 but it’s literally the best foundation I’ve tried so far. I don’t even like wearing foundation on a regular basis but this stuff is so lightweight and the finish looks so natural. Like I’m not wearing anything at all. Well worth the money!

Well, except for MAC, I never buy any makeup without it being on sale. That way I can afford better products 🙂 At the moment the most expensive items I have (if you consider full price) are NARS products: Sheer Glow foundation and Light Reflecting Pressed Setting Powder.

No doubt it’s my cleansers. I use Clinique’s Take the Day off but finish cleansing with Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm. The Elemis cleanser is about twice the price as the Clinique, but it’s been working wonders for my skin. Skincare is an investment, a long term investment.

Aside from mascara, which I have only one going at any given time, everything changes daily. Although I normally use whatever mascara I get free or on sale/clearance, but I literally just cracked open a full-size Lancome mascara this weekend that’s just been sitting in my mascara bin, but it was a GWP.

There are days I do full DS, some HE, and others a mix, but I never think of costs, rather what plays well together.

Armani Crema Nera Eye Serum. I use less than a drop around my eyes twice a day. I’m HOOKED! I also wear Jo Malone fragrances (mostly from the larger bottles) 3-4 times a week.

As far as everyday goes, probably ABH brow products. I can handle drug store everything, but I don’t kid with my brows! my go-to products for full face however, probably YSL Le Touche Eclat foundation or Chanel Primer. Love me some high end!

Apart from brushes, it would be my Armani sheer bronzer.

It is so subtle, you can hardly say I used a bronzer, but it changes my face and every time I use it, I get complimented about my skin! I love the formula and its finish: it does not look like there is something on the top of my skin, instead, it melts into the skin in a beautiful way.
I hardly ever buy anything high-end without reading reviews first and thinking about it for a few weeks… and funny enough, this was probably my first and only high-end impulsive buy that a MUA talked me into some months ago. No regrets 🙂

Primer cause I’m crazy and wear 3 at the same time! Napoleon auto pilot primer (44), smashbox primer water (32?) and make up forever hydrating primer (36?). Also I would say foundation as I mix coverfx (44) and Kat von d (32).

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