Higher End Products Worth the Hype

Here are some of the products that I own that are on the pricier side that I believe are worth the hype/money. 

  1. Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow HERE: It took me a while to purchase this because I was trying really hard to justify the price until finally I gave in. Sure its expensive but you’re getting two decently sized, top of the line products both of which have beautiful color payoff, after using it for a little over a month now I can honestly say it is worth the hype. 
  2. Kevin Aucoin Sculpting power HERE : Contouring has never really been my thing but recently I was playing around with some of my bronzers and found that instead of applying one color all over or the same color to contour/bronze I get more dimension and more of a natural look when two different colors are used. So I decided to try this powder out and it works beautifully. Since this power (shade medium) is cooler in tone it gives the effect of a shadow while warmer bronzers are better for other parts of the face. 
  3. Cover FX custom cover drops HERE: I absolutely hate having to buy different shades of foundation to match my skin throughout the year so I am so glad these drops exist. Aside from working wonderfully to either darken or lighten your foundations these drops will make just about anything ( moisturizer, primer, illuminator etc… ) into a tinted moisturizer/foundation. WORTH IT.
  4. Becca shimmering skin perfector pressed ( Jaclyn Hill’s Champagne Pop pictured) HERE: If you had to pick one high-end highlighter to use for the rest of your life pick any of the Becca highlighters & I promise you, you will not be disappointed. I also own the shade Opal and both of these are beautiful. The pigment is incredible, it’s truly worth every penny. 
  5. It Cosmetics Your Skin but better CC Cream HERE: Lets preach shall we… stop what you’re doing right now, go to your nearest ULTA and pick this up! If you’re in the market for something to use for daytime I highly recommend this stuff. It has a high SPF, moisturizes and color corrects all in one. It’s light weight but full coverage and won’t make you look like a cake. 
  6. Laura Mercier Silk Creme foundation HERE: This is the old formula, I have yet to try the new one but I’m sure it will not disappoint. This is one of the first foundations I ever bought and till this day nothing really beats it. I only really use foundations at night for outtings, so I like for the foundations to photograph nicely, not look cakey or settle into any lines and stay on really well and this one does the job like no other. 
  7. Makeup forever Step 1 Skin Equalizer HERE: I own the smoothing, mattifying and the moisturizing equalizers from MUFE and they are all amazing. Best primers I’ve used, they actually do their job. 
  8. Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment Illuminizer HERE: I love this for either mixing in with my moisturizer for an all over glow or highlighting certain areas of the face, it is my favorite multi-purpose liquid highlight.  
  9. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow gel HERE: This stuff is cement for your eyebrows, yes cement, not hair-spray because I’ve actually tried hair spray on my eyebrows and this does a much better job. I will never be without it. 
  10. Cover Fx Illuminating primer HERE: As you can probably tell I appreciate a little glow, mostly because my skin is kind of dry but also because it is very flattering and healthy-looking to have glowy skin. This primer is great for that effect and actually primes. 
  11. Nars Audatious lipstick HERE: This is one of the most expensive lipsticks that I own but I promise you it is the best lipstick that I have ever purchased (excluding liquid lipsticks). It doesn’t settle into your lips or leave a weird line inside your lips, it lasts a very long time and the formula is just top notch, I can’t say enough good things. (Shade Vanessa pictured)  
  12. Mac Mineralized skin finish Natural HERE : BEST POWDER IN THE HISTORY OF POWDERS, period. If you’re tired of hearing about them it’s for a very good reason, you can literally dip your brush and apply it to your face 57 times in one sitting and you will not look like a cake (don’t try it though, cause I’m just being dramatic… 57 times is a lot of times..) I use this almost every day ontop of my moisturizer, it’s my go to. 
  13. Soleil Tan De Chanel HERE: When applied properly (with a big fluffy synthetic bristled brush), nothing makes my face look as naturally bronzed as this stuff. Personally, I think it is worth the splurge. 
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2 Comments

  1. August 13, 2015 / 1:19 am

    I'm loving your blog!
    I personally love most of the things you mentioned. Josie Maran & Becca (champagne pop), are my favorite highlighter/illuminizers right now, & soleil tan de Chanel is life! I must try the cover fx drops!

    Great job, keep it up I love reading your posts!

    • August 13, 2015 / 4:19 am

      Yes! those drops are a must & thank you, I'm really glad you enjoy reading them 🙂

      xx

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