Most of the time, the clothing and beauty products I share are of the affordable variety. I do believe that you don’t have to break the bank when it comes to style and beauty.
HOWEVER, there are some times when I think a girl has to splurge. When I splurge on a beauty product, I don’t take it lightly. Over the past six months, I have started using a few new makeup products that I now fully believe are 100% worth each and every penny. Sometimes, the splurge is totally worth it. Let me tell you what they are and why I love them (and why you need to get your hands on these products ASAP):
Dior ‘Rosy Glow – Petal’ Awakening Blush: $44 at Nordstrom. I realize that price tag seems pretty high for blush. It is. I cringed a little when I handed over my credit card. However, this blush is the best I’ve ever used. The shade is supposed to be universally flattering for all faces because of the technology involved. You see, the shade of the blush adjusts according to your skin’s moisture! It is the PERFECT rosy glow for your face. What is great is that this blush glides effortlessly onto my blush brush – I don’t need to drag it around many times to pick up the product. This blush is really going to last a long time, so in my opinion, it is SO worth the splurge.
Urban Decay Pore Perfecting Primer: $31 at Sephora. I received a small sample bottle of this when I made a purchase at Sephora, and once I used it a few times I was hooked and splurged on the full size tube. This primer reduces the appearance of pores and fine lines. Another feature that I love is that the primer applies to a matte finish on your face. It is not greasy whatsoever. If you have oily or combination skin, this could be the perfect primer for you (although if you have dry skin I am sure it would be fabulous as well). Urban Decay also offers a Brightening and Tightening Complexion Primer if that is more up your alley. I’ve been using my full size tube of primer since September, and at this point I am MAYBE halfway through. Worth the splurge, 100%.
Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray: $29 at Sephora. This stuff is SO COOL! It is a hypoallergenic makeup setting spray in a mist bottle. I’m sure some of you out there can relate: after a few hours of wearing makeup, sometimes you can feel it getting less than fresh…a little melted…a little streaky…all that horrible stuff. Not with a few sprays of this makeup setting spray! I mist 2-3 pumps across my face after my makeup is applied in the morning, and it seriously lasts ALL DAY. I even tested this at the beach over the summer: I sat out at the beach in almost 100 degree heat for over an hour and my mom even commented on how fresh my face looked at the end of it (note: I don’t normally wear a face full of makeup to the beach: I just wanted to test out the product in an extreme condition). This is great for everyday wear, and especially great for special occasions when you want to make sure your makeup is long lasting. AND – it is vegan and cruelty-free! You have to love that.
So tell me: what beauty buys do you make that are totally worth the splurge?