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Weekend Splurge: #treatyoself With These Beauty Picks

If you’re anything but a beauty addict, surely you get asked this question a lot: “Do you really need to spend that much money on makeup?”  A lot of people say that there are countless dupes you can purchase at the drugstore or supermarket that are equal to or sometimes even better than higher end makeup brands, and some are even more on point with the trends and have gotten better in terms of performance. While we cannot deny that some cheaper products do pretty well in terms of quality, and we do have to admit—we love our cheap thrills, but let's also not deny, that nothing compares to the feeling of adding a shiny new tube of Tom Ford's lipstick or a gilded YSL eye palette to your kit.  Their price tags don’t always mean that you won't be guilty for shelling out a lot more extra than the regular tube of lipstick, but—investing in these pricey pieces do have their high points.

While we are well aware that money or shiny new things can’t necessarily buy happiness, we also know that it can buy (a lot) of beauty products, and that makes us happy. Looking beautiful, presentable, and confident in your new red lipstick is sure worth it! Read on to see which luxe beauty items are worth buying, as we list our top picks:

Foundation: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

Foundation, or the base of your makeup is one where you surely need to spend a bit more. And if you’re already sick of your foundation melting off your face faster than you can say "touch up time", Giorgio Armani’s Luminous Silk Foundation will provide you that full coverage and long wearing effect. 

 

Blush: Nars Blush in Orgasm

There’s nothing quite like a flattering pop of blush on your cheeks that give a lit-from-within, healthy-looking glow. NARS' blush in the cult favorite shade "Orgasm" offers a flattering wash of peachy-pink colour, with a golden shimmer finish is just the right product for you to look equal parts natural and glamorous.

 

Mascara: Dior Diorshow Mascara

Ready for your close-up? Dior Diorshow Mascara achieved its cult classic status because of its XXL applicator that simultaneously lengthens, adds volume and lift, giving us the most luscious lashes ever. The result: A customized volume to mirror the effect of professional lash extensions. Now who doesn't want that?

 

Bronzer: Esté?e Lauder Bronze Goddess Powder

With the perfect balance of red and brown tones, Esté?e Lauder’s Bronze Goddess Powder enhances a natural tan and creates definition with a little clever contouring on your face. Apply to your cheekbones, across the forehead and down the center of the nose for a sunkissed effect.  

 

Concealer: YSL Touche Eclat Concealer in Luminous Radiance

If you’re on the search for the perfect under-eye concealer that’s lightweight, seamless on your skin, and buildable enough to cover your relentless dark circles, every beauty junkie would surely suggest Yves Saint Laurent's Touche Eclat. It offers some coverage for spots, and can be used to neaten messy lip lines and accent cheekbones. 

 

Lead photos via Estee Lauder