High end makeup is something we all love and have on our wish lists. Its also something we take great care with purchasing when or if we are able to. I have quite a collection of high end makeup do to my profession and addiction to makeup! I wanted to go through each category of makeup and pick my most favorite high end item I have in my collection and share with you! It may help someone with purchasing high end items! We cant always afford high end and when we finally get to buy one, we want to make sure its going to be worth it! Click the Read More tab for the full article!
Eyeshadow palette: Too Faced Chocolate Bar PAlette
To a lot of people, this is a pretty boring palette. Some may even be like, "Too Faced, really?". Yes really. I myself do not find anything great about Too Faced as of late, but this palette is my everything. It has the perfect eye shadow primer setting shade, it has a beautiful highlight shade, all the transition shades I need and a few pops of color. This is an exact example of an everyday palette, and its worth it! Its also the only palette I own that I have hit pan on! The shadows blend seamlessly and it smells like chocolate! Whats not to like? The palette is a little uninspiring to look at, but don't let that fool you! You can do a ton of different looks using this palette. Fro neutral, to very beautiful color looks. Its a palette that will always be in my collection.
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette($49)- go.magik.ly/ml/15hp/
Face Primer: Becca Cosmetics Backlight Priming Filter
This is a product that honestly shocked me. I have oily skin so, I did not think this would work for me. Illuminating products tend to make us look horrible by the end of the day or just more oily in general. This does NOT do that. Its an amazing primer that works amazingly with any foundation. You can even wear this alone and it gives you the most beautiful glow without having glitter chunks in it. Under foundation, you have this lit from within glow. Kind of like that pregnancy glow that everyone wants. It doesn't break up my foundation and it really is just a beautiful primer. Other primers I use work...I think, but this is the only primer I visibly see do something.
Becca Backlight Priming Filter($38)- go.magik.ly/ml/7yag/
Eyeshadow Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion
They have a bunch of different primers in this range for a lot of different wants and needs. I personally have only tried and use the Original. The awesome thing about this is it comes in travel sizes as well that are much cheaper. If you use a lot of eye shadow primer, the bigger size is most likely better to buy, but it lasts FOREVER. I have never had a problem using this primer. My eye shadow lasts all day without any problems. There isnt much more to say on this product other than it works exactly as you need it to!
Urban Decay Primer Potion ($22)- go.magik.ly/ml/369y/
Face Powder(setting powder): Becca Soft light blurring powder
This is a newer product to me that I just cant get enough of! Its marketed as a real life filter that adds vibrancy to your complexion. It blurs imperfections, eliminates excess shine, and gives a soft luminosity and brightens. I've used this in a couple ways and absolutely love it for each way! I use a damp beauty blender and set my under eyes with it and it is seriously brightening. I also use a powder brush and just set my face and it gives such a beautiful glow especially with their primer used underneath it. Its not drying at all and lasts all day! I didn't know if a pink powder would work, but it doesn't set pink and works perfectly! It has to be one of the softest powders I have used so, this is definitely one I would spend my money on!
Becca Soft Light Blurring Powder ($38)- go.magik.ly/ml/8bbt/
Mascara: marc Jacobs noir mascara
This is by far my favorite mascara I have ever used. Hands down. I know mascaras are VERY subjective as is most things, but I have not heard one person say something bad about this. I always said I would never spend over $10 on a mascara and this one makes me a liar! The wand is nothing special, but the formula is magic. It makes your eyelashes so dark and gives you so much volume. That's coming from someone who has very short, hard to work with, sparce lashes! If you ever want to make that splurge, try this one! You wont be disappointed!
Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara ($26)- go.magik.ly/ml/811j/
Brows: Tarte Tartiest Brow Gel
Honestly, my most favorite brow gel is from the drugstore. The Pixi brow tamer is amazing, but when it comes to high end, this is my favorite! The wand is small and short and really gets into my brow hairs perfectly. It takes a little bit to dry down, but once it does, it sets great without being crunchy or hard. That is a big deal to me. I used the ABH Clear Brow Gel for a long time before I noticed it wasn't that great because it made my eyebrow hairs hard as hell. This one doesn't, but also keeps your brows locked in place.
Tarte Tartiest Brow Gel ($19)- go.magik.ly/ml/8bcv/
Liquid Eyeliner: Jouer Kitten eyeliner
Now, I'm probably the first person to say never buy something from Jouer Cosmetics. I think they are over priced for 99% of their items and they do not perform well. Other than this liner! I don't know what it is about this liner, but it is definitely one of my favorites. I had it in my collection for a long time never using it because felt tips were not easy for me to use. I recently started using them and getting much better at it and decided to try this out and now I can't stop using it! Its so dark and precise and easy to use. It dries down quickly and doesn't feather. It was shockingly good and I would definitely buy it when it runs out!
Jouer Kitten Liner ($18)- go.magik.ly/ml/8be1/
Foundation: Lancome Teint Idole Foundation Stick
I have a ton of high end foundations for all different ways I like to wear them. Light coverage, medium coverage, full coverage. All different ones. This by far, is my most favorite and is a little shocking. It is not my most full coverage which is usually something I like the most. I tried this out and fell in love. Its medium coverage that can be built up, but the way it leaves your skin is flawless. It gives you the most soft and smooth complexion. It doesn't fully cover up everything, but it does stop redness and discoloration which is great! Its not heavy on the skin and lasts all day! This will always be in my collection and is definitely worth spending your money on.
Lancome Teint Idole Foundation Stick ($42)- go.magik.ly/ml/8a6d/
Concealer: Julep 5-1 Cushion complexion
I have so many high end favorites when it comes to concealers. It is something I first started buying high end of because its my most vital makeup item. I have horrible under eyes so, I am always on the search for something better. I found it in the Julep 5-1 Cushion Complexion. This is a super expensive concealer, but it works the best! It has turmeric in it which is a color corrector, but it also brightens and does so much more too! It doesn't crease on me at all throughout the day and covers up my dark circles like a champ! The cushion on the tip allows precision with application and it blends amazingly! This is definitely one to have, but may be something you have to save up for!
Julep 5-1 Cushion Complexion ($30)- go.magik.ly/ml/8bfc/
Blush: Tarte blush bazaar palette
This has got to be the hardest category to choose just one. So, ill choose a palette! Blushes are my favorite makeup item, while concealers are my most needed. Blush is a guilty pleasure. I buy way too many and couldn't possibly use them all in my life time and do not care. I wont say too much on this as I have a full review down farther on this blog, but its amazing and YOU NEED IT! No one has bought this and been mad about it!
Tarte Blush Bazaar Palette ($44)- go.magik.ly/ml/8bfl/
Highlighter: Ofra Cosmetics Highlighters (Blissful & Rodeo drive)
As pretty as the swathes above are (by @makeupbyjesi), they still do not do these highlighters the justice they deserve. They have to be the most reflective highlighters I have ever used. The price is INSANE, but if you use a code or wait for a sale, they are more than worth it! You can always use code: OFRA30 for 30% their website. Rodeo Drive is a gold tones highlight and Blissful is a pink toned one. They melt into the skin and just give you a luminosity like I have never seen! Nikki Tutorials even collaborated with them and came out with beautiful ones as well! They are definitely worth saving up for and buying!
Ofra Cosmetics: www.ofracosmetics.com/
Bronzer: Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess
This is also a newer products in my collection and out beat the rest of my bronzers in an instant. Besides the fact that the packaging is so gorgeous, the brush that comes with it is probably the first one that is good enough quality to actually use. The bristles are so soft and the side of the brush makes it actually manageable to use for bronzing your face. The bronzer itself comes in different shades so, depending on your skin tone, you can choose how light or dark you want it. It blends to nicely on the skin and gives you literally a bronze goddess look. When you have this, you really don't need anything else!
Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess ($40)- go.magik.ly/ml/83fu/
Lipstick: Mac Cosmetics
MAC Cosmetics is legendary and for me, will always be my favorite high end lipsticks! They have so many different colors and finishes and types of them. You will always be able to find exactly what you're looking for at MAC. They are comfortable to wear and have a very classic tube. Also, if you like the funky kind, they have those too along with limited edition collaboration lipsticks with amazing tubes. I have a thing for collecting MAC lipsticks. Its a slow process as they are not cheap, but they are worth it!
MAC Cosmetics: go.magik.ly/ml/8bfn/
So, that is my most favorite high end products in my collection. I have a ton that come after these, but if i had to choose my number one, these would be it. My collection is always growing and my favorites change, but these will always be in my collection. They are worth the splurge and are great quality products. If you do not see a certain category here like eyeliners, lashes etc, its because I do not yet have a high end favorite! What are you high end favorites? Let me know in the comment section!
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