Drugstore makeup has been making leaps and bounds lately–both in quality and price. These days, you can hit the drugstores and find makeup and skincare gems for under $20. Which is great and all but I’ll never be able to let go of my high end goodies. They truly are a luxury!
It’s just a different feeling when you’re applying a Maybelline foundation versus a NARS one. Or a Milani lipstick versus a Yves Saint Laurent lipstick. From the packaging to the quality of the formula itself, sometimes high end makeup can really be worth the splurge. Here’s 5 luxury products I don’t mind splurging on:
Prada Candy Perfume When it comes to perfume, it’s always better to splurge so I have no problems shelling out some big bucks to keep Prada Candy on hand. It’s my all time favorite fragrance and it smells absolutely divine with its sweet, musky notes of caramel and vanilla. Prada Candy costs a pretty penny (ranging from $25-$114) but I don’t regret a thing! I have the largest size on my vanity (that’s about half full) and the rollerball to keep in my purse. It’s well worth it to smell like a yummy piece of candy all day!
NARS Amande Radiant Creamy Concealer has been a staple in my routine for years and probably always will be because it’s like the best concealer ever lol. I’m finally scraping the bottom of my first tube and I’ve already shelled out the 30 bucks for another because there’s no way I’m gonna be left assed out. This stuff is a little thick but creamy and super easy to blend. It’s the best formula I’ve tried yet with my pesky deep undereye wrinkles.
Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Shine 19 Fuchsia in Rage You know I love purple lipstick so when I came across this juicy violet beauty I wore it everyday for like 2 weeks straight. I didn’t care how many lipsticks I had to review at the time. I was gonna get my $36 worth, baby! Since then, I’ve calmed down and only wear it only once in a while but it’s already back in my makeup bag so who knows how long it’ll be before I crack again. It’s addicting!
Chanel Les Beiges No. 70 This was one of the first setting powders I really fell in love with. When I first tried it, I only used Banana Powder to set my concealer so I had no idea how truly amazing setting your foundation with a powder could be. Until I tried this baby. My skin looked so smooth, buttery and luminous that I put Les Beiges in heavy rotation for a while. I actually dug back it up not too long ago after reminiscing on just how great it is. It’s expensive at $58 but it’s quite the investment!
NARS Polynesia Pure Radiance Tinted Moisturizer has been my go to foundation for years now. I don’t need much coverage so I appreciate the lightweight formula and I absolutely love how it looks on me. For starters, Polynesia is a perfect match for my complexion. And the finish? Incredibly natural. It doesn’t look like I’m wearing anything at all. I also like that it has a dewy finish so my skin looks nice and radiant.
What luxury products can’t you live without?