Being beauty obsessed, I’m always looking for the next big beauty investment as well as the less spendy drugstore dupes. But it just so happens that beauty companies know exactly how to make their products look fantastic through advertising – so good that many of us get completely sucked in and are willing to part with our pennies, whatever the cost. There has been many a time where the product just doesn’t match the price I paid for it, and this doesn’t just happen with the cheaper beauty finds at the drugstore – luxury brands get it wrong as well which makes the fact that we spent so much that much more bitter. However, saying that, there are definitely lots of products which are worth every penny – that I’d repurchase again and again without feeling the pinch of the heftier price tag. They’re my holy grail beauty bits – and I’m going to share five of them with you today:
I’ve mentioned this total star the-best-foundation-ever product several times on my blog, most recently on my top foundations for blemished skin post. This is such a cult product for a reason – it’s amazing for dry or combination skin types (I wouldn’t recommend this for oilier skin), it’s buildable coverage with a super lightweight formula. It leaves such a gorgeous glow when blended into the skin which makes it my go-to base product for the summertime. Totally worth every penny.
It’s always handy to have a does-it-all eyeshadow palette on hand and my favourite has to be the Lorac Pro Palette. The shadows are buttery, blendable and smooth. They’re also some of the most pigmented shadows that I’ve ever come across. This palette is perfect for those of you that travel a lot because it’s also the slimmest palette I own. I’ve written in depth blog posts with swatches on both the original Pro Palette and the Pro 2 – take a look if you’re interested in those!
Shiseido Eyelash Curlers – £19
In terms of beauty tools, my makeup is never complete without curling my lashes. There are lots of great lash curlers out there but my long term favourite has to be a trusty pair from Shieseido. These gently curl the lashes – and they work really well with every mascara in holding the curl in place all day. Pricier than the average eyelash curler, but definitely worth it when it comes to making the most of your lashes.
Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Lashes Mascara – £25
I only purchased this two weeks ago but it has quickly become my absolute favourite mascara of all time. It adds volume, length, curl and definition, an absolute must have for anyone with trouble lashes. I’m lucky enough to have naturally long eyelashes but this mascara works wonders on me as well. I will have an in-depth review of this mascara with more pictures posted up soon so keep an eye out for that post if you’re interested.
When you ask people what their beauty staple is, many of them are probably going to have a red lipstick on the list somewhere. I totally agree – a red lipstick is a classic makeup must have and so investing in a good one is important. I’ve come across a few good ones over the years but my favourite has to be Chanel Pirate. It’s a classic blue-toned red with amazing lasting power and a super lightweight feel on the lips. I wrote a full post on it here if you’re looking for a swatch!
What are your favourite luxury beauty items which are worth the splurge?