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7 Luxury Makeup Products That Are Worth the Price Tag

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You don’t have to be rich to deserve nice things. We’ve all had that one moment where our finger was two seconds away from hitting “buy” on that super expensive foundation or contour kit, only to skip out on it and instantly regret it. With the amount of high end makeup products on the market that promise to turn you into the next Kylie Jenner, weeding out the winners from the bad ones is hard.

But believe it or not, there are luxury makeup products that are worth the splurge! I know that having a hefty price tag doesn’t automatically make a product great, so I narrowed the list down to the products that live up to their name and reviews. Trust me, these luxe makeup products will have you counting down until pay day.

1. La Mer Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation SPF20

La Mer is the holy grail of foundation. Their long lasting formula is packed with antioxidants, SPF and is super hydrating. It also blends easily, glides on smoothly and caresses your skin like silk. This miracle foundation will cost you $110.

2. Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils

Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils

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Tell me if this sounds like you. When you’re in a hurry, all you need to touch up are your brows, lips, lashes and you’re GOOD. If you take your lashes seriously, you won’t regret trying YSL’s popular mascara. It’s smudge proof, doesn’t clump easily and lasts for a long time. Need I say more? With its many perks, $32 is practically a steal.

3. Serge Lutens Lipstick in Garde Rose

If you’re going to pay $75 for lipstick, it better be visible from space. Serge Lutens’ luxury lipstick line covers every color of the rainbow. But it’s their berry pink lip color that’s calling our name. The garde rose lipstick is bright, defines your lips and looks great on almost all complexions.

4. Surratt Beauty Surreal Real Skin Foundation Wand

Surratt Beauty Surreal Real Skin Foundation Wand

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Now here’s a wand that’s fit for a beauty queen.  Surratt Beauty’s foundation wand has a built in brush that makes applying your makeup much easier, and helps your skin absorb the foundation faster. It’s also oil free and doesn’t contain the big three (parabens, sulfates and phthalates). Here’s the best part: Not only is the packaging super convenient, it’s also travel-friendly and won’t leak in your purse! It costs $65 but is totally worth the splurge.

5. Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Noir Intense

Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Noir Intense

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As far as beauty products go, this is the best eyeliner on the market. Eyeliner has always been my kryptonite; I love seeing other ladies rock it but could never do it on my own without risk of losing an eye. The retractable tip on this waterproof liner makes the application process simpler! Chanel’s waterproof liner will cost you $33.

6. La Prairie Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation Sunscreen SPF 15

La Prairie Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation Sunscreen SPF 15

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This product is a concealer, foundation and sunscreen all in one. which explains it’s expensive price tag of $225. It’s infused with caviar extract (so you know it’s real extra) and fully covers any problem areas without feeling heavy. A little goes a long way with this product.

7. Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette in Uptown Girl

You’re a goddess and deserve the best. This smokey eyeshadow palette is great quality, blends easily and lasts all day. The shimmery colors are stunning and are perfect for a night out. If you’re a fan of the subtle smokey eye look, this palette won’t disappoint. Get it for $53.

Cassandra is a beauty and women's health writer. She spends most of her time treating herself to dinner and movie dates, pretending her life is a Marvel comic and figuring out how to keep her makeup on her face. Not necessarily in that order. She blogs about affordable outfits from her favorite movies and TV shows at Onscreencloset.com.