Splurging | Products Worth Paying For

If you read my post on beauty on a budget, you will already know that I’m not one for spending a fortune on makeup products. However, here are a few higher-end products that I just couldn’t resist getting my mits on, and would buy again.

Chanel Rouge Allure Lipstick
When I first saw this lipstick in shade La Merveilleuse (347) at the Chanel counter I absolutely had to have it. It is the most gorgeous pink and you will probably know by now that I’m a real sucker for a matte lipstick. This is literally my perfect lipstick – it really is such a beautiful colour, it’s long-lasting, it smells good, and it’s matte. What more could you want?!

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick
I currently have two shades from this range: Bitch Perfect and Amazing Grace. I decided that the best way to see what a brand’s lipsticks were like was to get a nude and a red. Amazing Grace is a really lovely pinkish-red that works much better with my skin tone than the traditional pillar box red, whilst Bitch Perfect is actually very similar to shade 03 of Rimmel’s Kate Lasting Finish range. For this reason I’d definitely buy Amazing Grace again, but probably not Bitch Perfect as I find the Rimmel version to be just as good!

Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Mascara
This is my absolute favourite mascara. I’m not a lover of eyelash curlers – if I’m honest they freak me out slightly – so this is a great product for both shaping and lengthening the lashes. It gives a really natural curl to the lashes as well as length. I always make sure I buy more of this before it runs out!

Stila Cosmetics Stay All Day Matte Liquid Lipstick
If you’ve read my blog before you will know how I feel about these lipsticks – they’re in every single lipstick/favourite makeup post I’ve done! I have a review here but in a nutshell: gorgeous shades, gorgeous smell, matte, super long-lasting. Well worth a try.

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer
I wanted to try Nars as I’d seen so many people using it and talking about it online, and I needed a new concealer so here we are. I have to say I’ve only used this couple of times because it’s my most recent purchase but I’m really liking it so far. Thanks to the help of the lady in Space NK the colour is a perfect match, and the coverage isn’t too heavy. I find that just popping a few dots of this under my eyes makes me look a bit more awake.

Jo Malone Perfume: Pomegranate Noir
I absolutely adore this fragrance and I never let it run out. I feel like it’s a really classy and feminine perfume and I always feel a bit sassy when I wear it! A little bit goes a long way – this is a scent that really lingers and you don’t need to top it up all day.

What are your favourite products? Do you use any of these?





  1. Alicia Johnson
    June 9, 2016 / 4:09 pm

    I absolutely love the Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks, and like you I also own Amazing Grace. I have wanted to try the NARS radiant concealer for while or the Urban Decay one, as both of them seem to just have so much hype around them.
    Alicia x

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